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From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande

Supporters of French President Francois Hollande have awoken each morning for the last four weeks thinking things surely could get no worse.

Francois Hollande's Former Lover Threatens to Release Texts Proving He Mocked Poor People

The former lover of French President Francois Hollande has threatened to publish text messages he sent her, proving that he made fun of the poor, the Daily Mail has reported. Valerie Trierweiler has published a book in which she alleges that Hollande called poor people “sans dents” (the toothless), a claim he denies. Show More Summary

World Plots Against ISIS in Paris

The world is discussing the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Paris today, with President Francois Hollande opening a conference attended by leaders and diplomats from 25-plus countries by saying "there is no time to lose. Iraq's combat against terrorism is also ours." Or so hopes Iraqi president Fuad Masum, who urged...

French President calls for united action in dealing with I.S.

French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition. The United States this week unveiled an outline plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

Palestinian leader heads to UN to rally support for ending Israeli occupation

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, ahead of a key address to the United Nations, his spokesperson said. Abbas will spend two days in Paris before heading to New York,...Show More Summary

The French Are Sick of Their Socialist President

A poll released Thursday showed that a strong majority of French citizens want their socialist President Francois Hollande to resign. The poll conducted by Le Figaro magazine found that 62 percent of respondents think it's time for Hollande to go. Show More Summary

French president Hollande in Iraq to support new government

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Iraq Friday to support the new government, in the first visit by a head of state since jihadists overran large parts of the country three months ago. Hollande’s plane was carrying 15 tonnes...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Ahead of Hollande in France Presidential Poll; Le Pen Blames EU for Crisis in Ukraine

French president Francois Hollande's term does not end until 2017, but for the first time ever Marine Le Pen's Front National party is on top in head-to-head polling.Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen once shocked France by taking Front National...Show More Summary

Socialist French President Who 'Despises the Poor' Beaten by Le Pen in Latest Poll

Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country's Socialist President Francois Hollande 'despises' the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings. Show More Summary

French president in trouble, in public and private. Can’t get much worse.

Things can’t get much worse for French President Francois Hollande: The economy is lagging; his new government is already under fire; and his private life has just been exposed in a ravaging book by the former first lady. Adding to his...Show More Summary

Sacre Bleu

The former First Lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler, has just published a kiss and tell book about her relationship with Francois Hollande, but this could not have come at a worse time for the French President with his popularity at a record low of 13% and still heading in a southerly direction. Show More Summary

Obama and NATO Allies Signal Support for Ukraine at Wales Summit

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Shutterstock In an expected show of solidarity, President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and other NATO delegates meeting in Wales on Thursday agreed to disagree with Moscow over the ongoing...Show More Summary

France Sets Terms for Warship Delivery to Russia

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that a ceasefire and a political settlement in Ukraine were conditions for France to deliver a warship it has built for Russia.

Obama, Cameron: We will ‘not be cowed’ by Islamic State militants

(From L-R) French President Francois Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hold a meeting...Show More Summary

The $1.6 Billion Warship Deal With Russia Is Now A Huge Headache For France

Suspending the sale of two Mistral warship to Russia would cost France as much as $1.3 billion, a French diplomat told BBC. On Wednesday French President Francois Hollande decided to suspend delivery of warships in a signal of Western cohesion amid Russia's continued escalation in Ukraine. Show More Summary

France Folds; Suspends Shipment Of Russian Warship - NATO Allies Pleased

France is suspending the delivery of the 1st of 2 hulking Mistral warships to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighboring Ukraine, AP reports President Francois Hollande's office said Wednesday. Hollande's change...Show More Summary

France stops delivery of warship to Russian military

PARIS — France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow’s actions in neighboring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande’s office said Wednesday.

France Suspends Delivery Of Warships To Russia

France has suspended its delivery of warships to Russia amid continued escalation in Ukraine, The Associated Press and others are reporting, citing a statement from the office of French President Francois Hollande. In the statement, Hollande's office said conditions were "not met" for the delivery to continue as planned. Show More Summary

Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend writes tell-all book

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned — a lesson French President Francois Hollande is learning the hard way.

$3bn Lebanon arms deal being finalized by France, Saudis

France and Saudi Arabia are close to signing a $3 billion arms deal for Lebanon, the Elysee Palace said Monday following talks between President Francois Hollande and the Saudi crown prince. “It will not be signed Monday but it is being finalised,” an aide to the president said. Show More Summary

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