EU considers airport screening for Ebola

Oct 14, 2014

EU considers airport screening for Ebola

France and other European countries are considering following the lead of the U.S. and Britain to start screening passengers arriving on flights from the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. The French presidency said in a statement Monday that Francois Hollande ...

Russia policy needs dialogue, Abe tells Hollande

Sep 25, 2014

Russia policy needs dialogue, Abe tells Hollande

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where the two leaders discussed efforts to combat the Islamic State and how best to deal with Russia’s activities in Ukraine. “It is important to put ...

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting Islamic State

Sep 15, 2014

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting Islamic State

The leaders of France and Iraq on Monday urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with President Francois Hollande warning there was “no time to lose” as he opened an international conference to shore up an anti-jihadist coalition. “The fight of the Iraqis against ...

Hollande's ex depicts him as a cruel liar

Sep 5, 2014

Hollande's ex depicts him as a cruel liar

Ah, beware the writings of a betrayed woman. Valerie Trierweiler, France’s first lady until earlier this year, paints a harsh portrait of her former partner, the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, in her new book. Being described as a mean liar who perpetuates a ...

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...

EU leaders seek way out of euroskeptic election quagmire

May 28, 2014

EU leaders seek way out of euroskeptic election quagmire

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recurring complaint that the European Union is “too big, too bossy, too interfering” gained traction at an EU summit on Tuesday, after election results that underscored voter apathy and hostility forced government leaders across the bloc to consider profound ...