- Ban Ki-Moon: There must be a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine; French President Francois Hollande also echoed his call - Iraq now faces another problem amid its crisis with militants: water shortages - Former NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and William Binney explain to The Real News how the NSA collects data on ordinary Americans
Weekend Headlines Bloomberg: Merkel, Hollande Step up Pressure in Ukraine Dispute. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, in a telephone call lasting more than two hours, stepped up pressure on Russia and Ukraine to resolve their territorial dispute. Show More Summary
“France has shown it can negotiate cleverly and openly with multinationals.” ||| Paris - There was dual cause for back-slapping in President Francois Hollande's Elysee Palace late on Friday night. France had thrashed Switzerland in the soccer World Cup, so largely assuring its place in the next round. Show More Summary
France’s President Francois Hollande and his Socialist Party ran on a platform that included scaling back France’s dependence on nuclear energy. It was not a very popular part of his campaign pitch, but Sarkozy was such a flawed candidate that Hollande won anyway. Show More Summary
CEOs sought to persuade French President Francois Hollande that their offer was superior to General Electric's
``A potential $10 billion fine against BNP Paribas SA (BNP), France's biggest bank, for violating U.S. trade sanctions could have repercussions affecting the stability of Europe's financial sector, French President Francois Hollande warned ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama.''
French President Francois Hollande engaged in some deft dinnertime diplomacy Thursday night — hosting separate meals so President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn’t have to break bread together.
Complete with the fake static. President Barack Obama said he won’t intervene in negotiations between the US Department of Justice and France’s biggest bank over a potential $10 billion fine to settle US money-laundering allegations…Obama was responding to a growing French outcry about the fine and other stiff sanctions facing BNP Paribas. Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he will raise concerns about a possible $10 billion-plus U.S. fine on BNP Paribas that he considers “disproportionate” with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama. France’s biggest listed bank is under investigation by U.S. Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande plans to raise concerns about a possible $10 billion-plus US fine on BNP Paribas. ||| Warsaw/Paris - French President Francois Hollande plans to raise concerns about a possible $10 billion-plus US fine...Show More Summary
In the aftermath of the Russian sanctions, which French president Francois Hollande vehemently approved after constantly slamming Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict, and even went so far to threaten the cancellation of a delivery...Show More Summary
There is an interesting report from Reuters this evening. According to unnamed sources, during a private meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked French President Francois Hollande whether he would be willing to back IMF Chief Christine Lagarde as the new Commission President. Show More Summary
International tensions are resulting in a very full stomach for French President Francois Hollande. During a commemoration of D-Day, he'll have two separate dinners Thursday night: one with President Obama, and one with Vladimir Putin, the AP reports. The two leaders are among at least 18 visiting in honor of...
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande certainly won't go hungry this Thursday night. He's dining twice — first with U.S. President Barack Obama, then with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
``French President Francois Hollande has raised income tax, VAT and corporation tax since he was elected two years ago. The Court of Auditors said receipts from all three taxes amounted to an extra 16bn euros in 2013. That was a little more than half the government's forecast of 30bn euros of extra tax income.''
Peter Brookes in The Times caught the public mood well I thought in the aftermath of the Euro elections with this portrayal of French President, Francois Hollande, about to have a bucket of shit dumped on his head by Marine Le Pen, leader of the racist Front National. Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande hiked income taxes, VAT and corporation tax following his election two years ago. Hollande estimated those tax hikes would raise €30 Billion in revenue.The BBC reports France Faces €14 Billion Budget Hole. Show More Summary
Since elected, French President Francois Hollande has raised the income tax, corporate tax and VAT. The government forecasted that these tax increases would lead to an increase in revenue of 30 billion euros. As reported by the BBC,Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate General Electric has improved its offer for French train and turbine maker Alstom, notably concerning the impact on jobs, an official at French President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday. Show More Summary
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting with top government ministers after the far right National Front emerged as France's most popular party in voting for the European Parliament.