Hollande's ex-partner named to new French Cabinet

Apr 3, 2014

Hollande's ex-partner named to new French Cabinet

Faced with a voter backlash at the polls, French President Francois Hollande is looking to revive his sputtering presidency with help from a surprising quarter: Segolene Royal, the mother of his four children. Royal, a high-profile Socialist in her own right, was tapped Wednesday ...

Hollande names popular Valls as French prime minister

Apr 1, 2014

Hollande names popular Valls as French prime minister

President Francois Hollande named former Interior Minister Manuel Valls as France’s new prime minister Monday, just 24 hours after his Socialists suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal elections. Valls is the most popular Socialist politician in the country, or at least he is with ...

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 ...