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 ...

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 ...