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Europe: All change on Iraq

In just a few days in August everything changed. Or that is how it seems in Europe. The language of politics is different. French President Francois Hollande said: "I believe the international situation is the worst we've seen sinceShow More Summary

Hollande unveils measures to pep up stagnant French economy

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President Francois Hollande on Wednesday vowed to go "faster and further" with reforms as he seeks to bolster France's economy that has ground to a halt. In an interview with Le Monde daily, Hollande promised to stick with the key plank of his economic policy -- the Responsibility Pact -- in the face of criticism across the political spectrum. Show More Summary

France's Hollande says to accelerate reforms to boost growth

French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms to boost growth, highlighting steps to increase homebuilding and give tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back voter confidence. The most...Show More Summary

France's Hollande Says To Accelerate Reforms To Boost Growth

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms to boost growth, highlighting steps to increase homebuilding and give tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back voter confidence. Show More Summary

Hollande faces host of headaches on return from holiday

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

President Francois Hollande faces a mountain of problems when French political life restarts after the long summer holidays. The government on Wednesday will hold its first cabinet meeting of what is known as the political "rentree,"...Show More Summary

Hollande to lead 'southern D-Day' tributes, 70 years on

President Francois Hollande leads ceremonies on Friday to mark 70 years since the Allied invasion of southern France which, two months after D-Day, pushed the exhausted Nazi army back towards Germany and hastened the end of World War II in Europe. Show More Summary

France is Arming the Kurds, Too

French President Francois Hollande announced today that France is stepping up its humanitarian efforts in Iraq by arming Kurdish forces....

France To Arm Kurds In Fight Against Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande says France will supply arms to Iraqi Kurds "in the coming hours." USA Today reports that Hollande received "the blessing of authorities in Baghdad" to do so. A statement released from Hollande's office...Show More Summary

FRANCE TO ARM KURDS

France will join the U.S. in sending weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic militants in Iraq, President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday. “In order to respond to the urgent need expressed by the Kurdistan regional authorities, the president has decided, in agreement with Baghdad, to deliver arms in the coming hours,” Hollande’s office said in a statement. […]

France to deliver arms to Kurds in Iraq, Hollande says

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France will deliver weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic extremists in Iraq, President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday. "In order to respond to the urgent need expressed by the Kurdistan regional authorities, the president...Show More Summary

Va Va Voom

The Sunday Times carried a funny story the other day about the increasingly bitter dispute in French politics between former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his socialist successor, Francois Hollande. If the newspaper claims are to beShow More Summary

Belgium, France, Germany unite for war remembrance

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Heads of state and foreign dignitaries, including German President Joachim Gauck and his French counterpart Francois Hollande, are gathering at an Allied memorial to commemorate the start of World War I.

Hollande: No Survivors in Air Algerie Crash, Black Box Found

There were no survivors of the 110-passenger Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali this week, French president Francois Hollande said today. Nearly half of the plane's passengers were French nationals. Read more...

French troops find the crashed Air Algerie flight, its black box, and no survivors

On Friday, French President Francois Hollande reported that a French military unit had found the wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017, which crashed in Mali less than an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso early Thursday. None of the...Show More Summary

It’s a bit rich for France to castigate Britain for sheltering oligarchs

There’s a big to-do between France and Britain at the moment, with France accusing Britain of protecting oligarchs’ money in London. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party said that before lecturing… Continue reading The post It’s a bit rich for France to castigate Britain for sheltering oligarchs appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

France Defies U.S., Says It Will Deliver Warship To Russia

On July 22 French President Francois Hollande defied Britain and the U.S., saying his country will "deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia" in October. His announcement came on the eve of discussions of "sanctions on Moscow over theShow More Summary

Defying Allies, Ignoring Ukraine Shoot-Down, France Does What Everyone Expected Them To Do and Pledges to Go Forward With Delivery of Advanced Amphibious Warship to Russia

France has no eternal allies, only eternal self-concerns. President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing the...

Is Paris Burning?

If French President Francois Hollande is serious about standing for a laic France, in which men and women of all races and religions feel as comfortable as if they were of one united people, then he must take all necessary steps to ensure...Show More Summary

France Ready to Cancel Russia Ship Sale

French President Francois Hollande said he’s prepared to cancel the sale of a second Mistral helicopter carrier ship to Russia if the European Union decides to expand its sanctions against Russia. The post France Ready to Cancel Russia Ship Sale appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

France To Deliver First Warship To Russia Despite MH17 Downing And Angry Allies

French officials defended President Francois Hollande's decision to push ahead with delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia in defiance of calls by key allies Britain and the United States. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting toShow More Summary

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