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 ...

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 ...