Singer Katy Perry can dance, but she lost a shuffle with a backing vocal track over the weekend. Perry, a vocal proponent of President Barack Obama, was performing at the NRJ awards show in France when a technical glitch interrupted her song Roar. Show More Summary
After more than 10 years of discussions, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has finally decided to purchase the Swedish Saab JAS 39 Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to meet the FX-2 programme.Minister...Show More Summary
``My guess is that there will be an incident at some point -- rather like the clash between French troops and dockers in Brest in 1935, when a worker was beaten to death with a rifle butt, setting in motion events that ultimately forced Laval out of power and France off the Gold Standard.''
Next year, the world's fanciest spandex and the statesmen who they may or may not have voted for will gather in Sochi, Russia to compete in and watch the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. But leaders of two historical Winter Olympian powerhouses won't be there — and they haven't specified why. Any chance it rhymes with "shmophobia?" Read more...
Thomas Roberts spoke with Human Rights First official Shawn Gaylord about recent news that no French officials (including the president) will attend the Sochi Winter Olympics over Russia's human rights abuses and requests from activists that out gays and lesbians...
A foreign minister announced that none of France's top officials will be in attendance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. read more
French President Francois Hollande will not be attending the Sochi Olympics, but so far the French government hasn't given a reason. Via Buzzfeed: “There are no plans to attend,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the station. “Top...Show More Summary
First it was Germany's President Joachim Gauck, then EU Commissioner Viviane Reding; now France's President François Hollande joins the growing list of major foreign officials that are boycotting the Sochi Olympics in protest of Putin's anti-gay laws. Foreign Minister Laurent...
Could Mary-Kate Olsen and her much-older boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy get hitched? Mary-Kate, 27, was spotted checking out engagement rings at a jewelry store in Los Angeles. Sarkozy, 44, is the half-brother of the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. [Page Six, Perez Hilton] Sorry, Miley Cyrus: Pope Francis has been named TIME magazine’s person of the [...]
French President François Hollande is in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui where is is meeting with French troops and paying his respects to the two soldiers killed on Monday; the first French casualties since troops were deployed to the country in a UN-backed operation on Friday.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States, accusing it of making threats in the dispute over an agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014. In an interview published Tuesday by the French daily Le Monde, Karzai says the U.S. is “absolutely” acting like a colonial power in its attempts [...]
French President, visiting violence-hit African country, says French involvement is needed "to avoid carnage".
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, underscoring the challenges of a new French military intervention in the nearly lawless former colony.
As sectarian fighting rages on in the Central African Republic, France has seen its first casualties since announcing it would deploy more soldiers to the country, says the office of French president Francois Hollande. Two soldiers were killed late yesterday in Bangui, the AP reports. The paratroopers were involved in...
Two French soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Tuesday. They are the first French deaths since the country deployed 1,600 troops there following a United Nations Security Council Resolution last week, BBC reports. Show More Summary
(PARIS) — President Francois Hollande’s office says two French soldiers have died in combat in Central African Republic’s capital. The announcement Tuesday of the killings in Bangui the previous evening marks the first French troop deaths...Show More Summary
Francois Hollande announces visit as French government confirms two soldiers were killed in capital Bangui.
One of the underreported stories from last week, noted here previously, was that quietly, on the day in which French unemployment soared to a new 16 year high, French president Hollande did what every true Keynesian in his position would...Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande announced "immediate" military action in the Central African Republic, AFP reports, as part of a speedy reaction to the U.N Security Council decision Thursday to authorize French and African troopsShow More Summary