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France Rules Out Assad As A Partner In Fight Against ISIS

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 ...

France Will Wait For UN Report Before Deciding On Syria Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande said on Friday France would await the conclusions of U.N. inspectors investigating la...

France: Syria Action Would 'Re-Balance' Situation

AP | LORI HINNANT and ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

PARIS -- France's government offers a preview Wednesday of what the Obama administration faces next week, as lawmakers debate the wisdom and necessity...

Hollande: France Will Not Strike Syria Without U.S.

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he's waiting for a decision from the U.S. Congress on possible military action in Syria ...

France 'Will Not Shirk Its Responsibilities' On Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 27 (Reuters) - France "will not shirk its responsibilities" in response to a suspected chemical attack in Damascus by forces loyal to Syr...

French Can Now Insult Their President

Posted 07.26.2013 | World

Not so pleased with François Hollande? You'll be happy to know that you if you're French, you can now insult the French president without incurring a...

French President Awarded Peace Prize For Mali War

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

PARIS — He has been praised as a war chief in Mali. Now, French President Francois Hollande has been awarded a U.N.-sponsored peace prize &ndash...

Thousands Protest Against French President

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

PARIS -- Tens of thousands of supporters of leftist parties marched through central Paris on Sunday to express disappointment with President Francois ...

Mali: Mission Accomplished -- Hollande's Bush Moment

Barry Lando | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Fifty years after it became independent, Mali has still to rely on its former colonial ruler to keep the country intact. But France no longer has the appetite nor the resources to play a colonial role. Hollande is having a hell of a time just attempting to rule his own restive nation.

France: From Gloire to Desespoir

Barry Lando | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Every French government in recent history has promised to do something about that bureaucracy. None have succeeded in tackling the entrenched labor unions and special interests.

Sarkozy May Run For President Again 'Out Of Duty'

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

By Alexandria Sage PARIS, March 6 (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given his strongest hint yet that he might m...

Will Hollande Dare To Tamper With France's Pension System?

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

By Catherine Bremer PARIS, March 5 (Reuters) - Anxious to avoid the fury that greeted his predecessor's pension reforms, President Fra...

French Troops Drive Back Islamists In Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and BABA AHMED | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — The battle to retake Mali's north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday, after hundreds of Fre...

Mr. Normal's Policy Gaffes And PR Disasters Endanger French Reforms

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

* Communications gaffes blights French government * Anti-business image overshadows pro-growth reforms * Hollande hires ...

Why The French Prez Can't Win

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

PARIS -- France's president just can't seem to win. Six months after sweeping to power on an anti-austerity wave, polls say Socialist President Franc...