Bloomberg: Merkel, Hollande Say Time Short for Greek Economic Plan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande pressed Greece’s government to come up with an economic plan that its creditors can approve, saying time is short. Show More Summary
BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande pledged on Tuesday to press ahead with his reform drive after his ruling Socialist Party suffered heavy losses in weekend local elections.
All victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash will be identified by the end of the week, President Hollande said citing the French Minister of the Interior.
France’s ruling Socialist Party loses out after massive gains by right-wing opposition UNP party led by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in local ballot.
The results of the departmental elections show that most of the French really despise what the Socialist government and the president has been doing for the last years, according to Ludovic de Danne, an adviser for the leader of the National Front party Marine Le Pen.
The former president's right-wing alliance takes over 28 local authorities from the ruling Socialist Party.
Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right alliance won a landslide victory in the French departmental elections, making yesterday a terrible election night for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party. Front National performed below recent expectations, but made gains that shouldn't be underestimated. Show More Summary
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the “lies, denial and impotence” of the governing Socialists.
Former President Sarkozy's UMP set to win about two thirds of the 98 council polls, according to projections.
PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose nearly half of its councils. Show More Summary
Exit polls showed that France's Conservative UMP Party, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, leads in the final round of French local elections on Sunday.
PARIS (Reuters) - A fourth French national has died of her wounds following the March 18 attack on Tunisia's national museum, the French president's office said in a statement on Saturday.
By Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Peugeot Citroen said on Friday it had chosen a French factory over a rival Spanish plant to expand engine production, prompting a visit by President Francois Hollande to highlight a bright spot in France's gloomy labor market. Show More Summary
The state system of Ukraine should undergo changes and take the form of a confederation, said the former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
Cameroonians skewered the French newspaper's coverage, which reported that President Biya's trip to Europe was health-related. Some said it was an invasion of privacy or an attempt to destabilize Cameroon.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will have to convince voters that he represents a viable alternative.
French President François Hollande makes an official statement about the Germanwings plane crash on Tuesday. The Guardian French President François Hollande announced on Tuesday that there were no survivors in the crash of Germanwings...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama spoke about the plane crash that occurred in the French Alps on Tuesday, saying the crash is "particularly heartbreaking" because many of the plane's 144 passengers were young. "Our thoughts and prayers are with...Show More Summary
Minutes after King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Paris, a German passenger plane crashed in southern France, prompting the Spanish royals to suspend their three-day state visit to the country. French President Francois...Show More Summary
``"For me, Vladimir Putin is first of all the president of Russia," Hollande stressed, commenting on his relations with the Russian leader. "When I talk to him, I talk to Russia, and this is the country that I respect, a great country, a friendly country," he said.''