Cazeneuve named French prime minister

Dec 6, 2016

Cazeneuve named French prime minister

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was named the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in next year’s presidential election. Cazeneuve, who has overseen the security forces’ reaction to a string of jihadi attacks that have ...

Dec 4, 2016

Sake brewery to open shop in Paris with Robuchon

Asahi Shuzo Co., maker of popular Japanese sake brand Dassai, will open a shop in Paris as early as next spring in collaboration with renowned French chef Joel Robuchon. The Paris outlet will sell Dassai and operate a bar, with Robuchon to oversee a ...

Valls: man on a mission to save the French left

Dec 4, 2016

Valls: man on a mission to save the French left

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has a reputation for never ducking a fight. But France’s former top cop may be about to embark on his biggest battle yet. All eyes are on the Spanish-born premier after President Francois Hollande on Thursday took the country by ...

French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

Dec 2, 2016

French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

French President Francois Hollande’s dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the left-wing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable. Hollande announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next April, bowing to historic low approval ratings. “I ...

Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Nov 28, 2016

Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, clinched the right-wing nomination for next year’s presidential election on Sunday with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppe. Ex-prime minister Fillon, 62, will now become a favorite to be France’s next ...