Mar 24, 2014

Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination

A jihadist group repeated its calls for French President Francois Hollande’s assassination in revenge for the European nation’s recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said Sunday. The al-Minbar Jihadi Media Network, a militant Islamist web site with ties to al-Qaida, says it ...

Obama, Hollande speak out on Iran sanctions

Feb 12, 2014

Obama, Hollande speak out on Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to come down like “a ton of bricks” on firms that violate sanctions against Iran, speaking at a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande, who defended a trip by French businesses executives to Tehran. The United States ...

French ex-first lady: 'I don't regret a thing'

Jan 31, 2014

French ex-first lady: 'I don't regret a thing'

“Je ne regrette rien” (“I don’t regret a thing”) — that is what former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has told the weekly Paris-Match after being dumped by President Francois Hollande for a younger actress. Trierweiler and Hollande seem to be keeping things civilized. ...

Trierweiler falters under limelight

Jan 26, 2014

Trierweiler falters under limelight

Valerie Trierweiler rose from modest origins to having her own office at the Elysee Palace, but the glamorous journalist never managed to win over the French during her short stint as first lady. That role came to a messy end on Saturday when her ...

Jan 26, 2014

Hollande's lover Gayet energetic, headstrong

Julie Gayet, the actress whose love affair with French President Francois Hollande sparked a scandal and set tongues wagging worldwide, is a prolific performer known for her versatility across 70 film roles. Slender, with light chestnut hair, a ready smile and delicate features, the ...

France's Hollande, first lady mulling relationship: lawyer

Jan 24, 2014

France's Hollande, first lady mulling relationship: lawyer

French President Francois Hollande and his first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, are together studying a “clarification” of their relationship, Trierweiler’s lawyer told the newspaper Le Figaro. Trierweiler remains holed up in a presidential residence in Versailles outside Paris after Saturday leaving a hospital where she ...