Hollande vows at police funeral France 'will never yield'

Jan 13, 2015

Hollande vows at police funeral France 'will never yield'

President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday that France will “never yield” to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in an Islamist killing spree, as four Jews gunned down in the attack were buried in Israel. The national anthem La Marseillaise ...

Dec 24, 2014

France waves discreet goodbye to 75% super-tax

When President Francois Hollande unveiled a “super-tax” on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into “Cuba without sun.” Two years on, with ...

France's Sarkozy says EU powers must be halved

Nov 23, 2014

France's Sarkozy says EU powers must be halved

The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to be elected head of France’s conservative party this week. Just a few weeks after he ...

Nigerians hopeful truce will lead to release of missing girls

Oct 21, 2014

Nigerians hopeful truce will lead to release of missing girls

There was cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country’s Islamic rebels, Boko Haram. However, Nigeria’s federal government has not yet provided ...

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 ...