Banff (Canada) (AFP) - President Francois Hollande began the first visit to Canada by a French leader in a quarter of a century on Sunday, flying in to the country's oil-rich west to drum up transatlantic trade.
Havana (AFP) - Francois Hollande arrived in Havana late Sunday, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century, cementing Paris's lead in the EU rapprochement with the communist island.
There was one world leader who was out of step with the rest of political elite during yesterday's theatrical procession of world leaders for French unity and for press freedom (even as the bulk of them engage in prosecution of freedom of speech across their own nations): Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
While we are sure it is just a coincidence that hours after his nation reports record and soaring unemployment rates, French President Hollande announces a doubling of troops in Central African Republic (CAR) deciding to "intervene immediately" after the UN authorization, adding "this intervention will be quick. It has no vocation to last and I'm sure it will be a success,"
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Francois Hollande says six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria.The French leader spoke briefly to reporters Sunday at the United Nations after the strikes were first announced in Paris.He said the camp was a threat to French security and was destroyed without causing civilian casualties.The strikes make good on a promise to go after the group that the president has said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.