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French President Hollande’s Top Aide Resigns

(PARIS) — The French president’s top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande. Aquilino Morelle —Hollande’s political adviser and head of his communication staff — had denied allegations by the news website Mediapart that he worked for the government pharmaceutical regulator…

Zidane offered to coach France after Euro 2012

French soccer great Zinedine Zidane was turned down two years ago after offering to coach the country’s national team. French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet says in a book that Zidane expressed interest in replacing Laurent Blanc after the 2012 European Championship.

Electricity Source With Lowest Carbon Intensity Is… (Chart)

Originally published on Shrink That Footprint. By Lindsay Wilson The new French Prime Minister Manuel Valls recently reiterated President Hollande’s plan to cut French dependence on atomic power to half of all output by 2025, down from almost 75% currently. Show More Summary

What is the Greenest Source of Electricity?

Earlier this week the new French Prime Minister Manuel Valls reiterated President Hollande’s plan to cut French dependence on atomic power to half of all output by 2025, down from almost 75% currently. The plan is to curtail nuclear and ramp up renewables. read more

French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba

France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years

French President François Hollande Bans Mobile Phones During Cabinet Meetings

But will it help the economy? This week, French labor unions issued a soft ban on after-hour work emails, which hopefully, in practice, would force some employees to put down their phones when they're off the clock. Read Full Story

Hollande’s Phone Ban Gets Good Reception

French President François Hollande has found a new way to make his ministers focus: take away their cellphones during cabinet meetings.

France's Valls Is No Clinton

President Francois Hollande has put in place a new French government led by Prime Minister Manual Valls. This maneuver has all the hallmarks of shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. Yes, one has the chilling feel that accidents are waiting to happen. President Hollande's new line up is loaded with contradictions. Show More Summary

Warner finally announces its Classics team

Alain Lanceron is confirmed as president and the label’s base as Paris. Erato will be the natural home for French artists, Warner Classics for the international market. You may notice some significant omissions from the artists’ list in the press release below. Their absence, we hear, is intended.     ALAIN LANCERON NAMED PRESIDENT, WARNER […]

French Socialists Revolt Against Prime Minister, Threaten Vote of No Confidence

Further compounding president Francois Hollande's problem with the European Commission Rejection of France's Proposal for Deficit Target Leniency, the socialists are in open revolt against new Prime Minister Manuel Valls.The socialists consider Valls as too pro-business. Show More Summary

Global Showbiz Briefs: Lambert Wilson Set As Master Of Ceremonies At Cannes Film Festival; Emily Dalton Upped At DSP

Lambert Wilson Set As Master Of Ceremonies At Cannes French actor Lambert Wilson has been tapped to launch the 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14. He also will welcome the president Jane Campion and her jury to the stage at the Palais des Festivals and host the prize ceremony on May 24. Show More Summary

Roger Fessaguet, a Wizard of Haute Cuisine, Dies at 82

Mr. Fessaguet, a chef whose influence extended beyond La Caravelle in Manhattan, was known for attracting A-list celebrities and presidents with his approach to classic French cuisine.

The State of the Dinner

By Teja Pristavec Sociology Graduate Student, Rutgers University This February, President Obama sat down for dinner with his visiting French colleague, President François Hollande. In the company of the First Lady, other government officials, and some celebrities, the men enjoyed...

Can a Fish Out of the Water Please Everyone at the Same Time?

After annoying the socialists with the appointment of right-winger Manuel Valls as his new prime minister, French president Francois Hollande went the other way by expanding the role of extreme left-winger and state interventionist Arnaud Montebourg.Please consider Hollande boosts left in cabinet reshuffle. Show More Summary

The new government

WHEN François Hollande, the French president, boldly appointed Manuel Valls, a reformist centre-left moderate, as his new prime minister on March 31 st, he promised a fresh, lean “combat government”. Yet the team unveiled today by Mr Valls is odd. Show More Summary

Hollande announces new French government

Cabinet includes the French president's ex-partner Segolene Royal as minister of environment and energy.

Hollande's Former Partner Is Now France's Minister Of Environment And Energy

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has approved a new Cabinet that includes his ex-companion Segolene Royal as minister of environment and energy. The new government was named Wednesday after discussions between new Prime...Show More Summary

Hollande's ex-partner named to new French cabinet

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PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has approved a new Cabinet that includes his ex-companion Segolene Royal as minister of environment and energy.

France Seeks Forbearance

By Marc Chandler: French President Hollande, fresh from a stunning defeat in local elections, is signaling that he will once seek the EC (and Germany's) forbearance to relax the fiscal rules yet again for the euro zone's second largest economy. Yesterday INSEE reported that France's 2013 budget deficit was 4.3% of GDP. Show More Summary

Hollande's Failures May Lead to an Emboldened, Eurosceptic Germany

In most cases, the humiliation of French socialist President Francois Hollande in Sunday’s final round of national local elections could mean nothing but joy for the eurosceptics among Britain's Conservatives. The euro-enthusiast Hollande has been battered by Marine LePen’s anti-EU National Front and defeated by Nicholas Sarkozy’s centre-right UMP. Show More Summary

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