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,"
PARIS — French President Francois Hollande is demanding that the United States immediately stop its alleged eavesdropping of the European Union.
According to weekend reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have bugged EU offices in three cities.
Hollande said on Monday during a trip to western France that “We cannot accept this kind of behavior.”
He says, “We demand that this cease immediately.” He asked for an immediate explanation.
It was only two months ago that France's socialist president, Francois Hollande, in his quest to show just how great his allegiance was to the eat tax the rich "fairness doctrine" and socialist causes espoused by the glorious leader on the other side of the Atlantic, and to said glorious leader himself, that France was prepared to almost singlehandedly invade Syria (and surrender shortly thereafter) on the basis of several fabricated YouTube clips. So strong was the socialist bond.
French leader Francois Hollande has arrived in South Africa for a two-day state visit in which he is set to push for greater cooperation on African crises with the continental powerhouse.Economic ties will also dominate talks between Hollande and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma on Monday, with the two nations due to sign accords including one on developing South Africa's nuclear power. France will also grant energy-strapped South Africa's power giant Eskom a loan of 100 million euros ($130 million) for the construction of a solar power station and a wind farm.
BAMAKO, Mali — The first days of the battle against Islamic extremists holding Mali’s north have left at least 11 civilians dead, including three children who threw themselves into a river and drowned trying to avoid falling bombs, a presidential spokesman said Sunday as troops from Mali’s neighbors are expected to join hundreds of French soldiers in the fight.
French President Francois Hollande stepped up his crusade Thursday to convince eurozone nations to share debt between rich and poor despite resistance from Germany.Boarding a train rather than a plane to attend his maiden EU summit, the socialist leader marked a clean break from the "Merkozy" years when his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy was Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest ally.Fighting Germany's insistence on budgetary discipline as the prime remedy to the debt crisis, Hollande quietly but firmly pushed for policies to re-balance austerity.
French troops are reported to have arrived in Mali amid a rapid escalation of international efforts to intervene in the country, where Islamist groups are continuing to clash with the army for control of the desert north. The French president, François Hollande, and his foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, are expected to issue statements shortly on the situation in the country and France's role there.