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Hollande Becomes The First French President To Visit Cuba

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

By Elizabeth Pineau HAVANA, May 11 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged an end to the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba and envi...

Hollande, Valls, Macron and Article 49-3: France Tries Harder to Reform

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

France needs a decisive president with a sense of urgency and a capacity for statesmanship. Both require a willingness to be "more confrontational" at home, as Macron says, and more forceful abroad.

Nurse Putin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Perhaps as American and European leaders warn that an AL-Qaeda or ISIS seeks the destruction of "our way of life," we should come to see the Putin danger similarly, but unchallenged he actually has the capacity to deliver on the threat.

European Leaders Push New Peace Plan For Ukraine

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with U...

At Davos, French President Sets Climate Change At Center Stage

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning ...

France's President Hollande Gets Popularity Boost After Paris Attacks

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

By Mark John PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande saw a spectacular revival in his dismal popularity ratings on Monda...

Obama N'est Pas Charlie

Justin Frank | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

It is important for presidents to enjoy some time off from what must be the most strenuous job in the world. But as a psychoanalyst, I think it is useful to push beyond those normal excuses for a president of the United States.

U.S. Leaders Ditch 'Charlie Hebdo' Rally

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Amanda Botfeld

Following a week of deadly shootings, nearly 4 million people took a stand and marched against terrorism on Sunday, the largest public gathering in France's history. Over 40 of the world's top leaders marched together in solidarity. We should've been there.

Charlie Hebdo: A Trap for France

Barry Lando | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Barry Lando

What would truly be a disaster now would be for France (and Europe) to react to the Charlie Hebdo attack in the same blind, mindless fashion that America's leaders reacted to 9/11. Nothing would more benefit al-Qaeda and its modern spin-offs.

France Vows To Strike At Terrorists Leaving Southern Libya

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France said Monday its troops south of Libya are ready to strike extremists crossing the border, but the speaker of Libya's internation...

Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy

Alexander Golts | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Alexander Golts

With oil prices falling, corrupt officials see defense spending as their last opportunity to pocket government funds -- and they have no intention of sharing that windfall with foreign defense industry competitors. Putin's recently announced policy of substituting Russian goods for previously imported products will enable those senior officials to siphon off a significant portion of budgetary funds.

E.U. Austerity, You Must Be Kidding

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

The leading political lights in Europe -- Messrs. Hollande, Valls and Macron in France and Mr. Renzi in Italy -- are raising a big stink about fiscal austerity. They don't like it. And now Greece has jumped on the anti-austerity bandwagon.

France Won't Stop Fight Against ISIS Despite Kidnapping

AP | AOMAR OUALI and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a...

France Rules Out Assad As A Partner In Fight Against ISIS

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic ...

France's Socialist Government Dissolves In Internal Feud

AP | LORI HINNANT and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about ho...

France To Send Weapons To Kurds In Iraq

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — Calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan "catastrophic," France said Wednesday it would start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces figh...

France To Redeploy Thousands Of Troops Across Northwest Africa

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and BABA AHMED | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists. And instead o...

Hollande Will Avoid An Awkward Dinner Between Putin And Obama By Eating Twice

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

In an effort to smooth potential tension and just make things less awkward for everyone in general, French President Francois Hollande will be eating ...

France Is Redrawing Its Map To Save Money

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's administrative regions — Normandy, Alsace, Burgundy, etc. — have long been part of the identity of citizens of this divers...

French President Refuses To Say Whether Partner Is Still First Lady

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he is going through "painful moments" in his personal life after a tabloid report that he is ha...

French First Lady Hospitalized Following Affair Rumors

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital following reports of an affair between President Francoi...

France's President disappoints Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

France has always been a country that cares first and foremost about itself, which is normal, but sometimes it is so calculating that it comes across ...

French Boo President At WWI Ceremony

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — France's unpopular president ignored jeers by protesters as he laid flowers at the tomb of the unknown soldier during a ceremo...

Hollande Turns To Robots To Spur Job Growth In France

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

By Nicholas Vinocur PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Francois Hollande laid out a 10-year roadmap on Thursday to revive French industry by ...