Francois Hollande

French unemployment dropping too slowly for Macron government

French unemployment dipped by 0.1 percent in the second quarter, provisional figures showed Tuesday -- frustratingly slow progress for President …

France

International Solar Alliance likely to extend its membership, sees huge demand

More countries keen to become members, says official

International Solar Alliance

A surprising postscript to The Independent's Brexit referendum petition

This is the rather unfortunate option I was offered after signing <i>The Independent</i>‘s petition backing up its call for a referendum on the terms of the …

Great Britain

Lebanon's Druze leader attacks Syrian government over massacre

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main leader of the Druze sect in Lebanon on Friday attacked the Syrian government for failing to stop an Islamic State massacre of Druze in Syria, saying it should have noticed the militants gathering to attack.<p>Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt leaves the Elysee Palace in …

Middle East

Man Decapitated In Eastern France Attack Was Suspect's Boss

The blind threat and horror of terrorists spares no nation. My thoughts to the victim in Isère and the victims in Tunisia.<p>One man has been killed and …

Extremism

Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar on Thursday joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA), becoming the 68th member of the grouping …

International Solar Alliance

French actor Gerard Depardieu gets Brussels city award

French actor Gerard Depardieu was awarded a medal by the city of Brussels on Monday (June 25).<p>The actor was angered by the presence of reporters at the official award ceremony, saying he didn't like journalists and requested for them to leave.<p>Depardieu told reporters at the film festival that he …

Film Festivals

Airbus threatens to close factory and leave Romania

Airbus Helicopters considers closing its production activities in Romania in the absence of a consistent order from the government, French newspaper …

Romania

Under Macron, France Is Working to Repair Strained Ties With Rwanda

<i>Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.</i><p>In many …

World News

French anger mounts after Trump says Paris needs more guns

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Francois Hollande has two words for U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that gun-toting Parisians could have …

Donald Trump

White House State Dinner - The Colbert Report (Video Clip)

Comedy Central

European Union door now shut to Britain for good: Francois Hollande

Although Hollande's hardline view on Brexit echoes that expressed privately by French diplomats, Macron has been careful to keep the door open to …

Reversing Brexit would pose threat to Europe, warns Francois Hollande

Any attempt to reverse Brexit poses a threat to the future of Europe, the former French president Francois Hollande has warned, urging the European Union to push through a decision he says Britain will “live to regret”.<p>The 63-year-old former president who led France until last year told the Daily …

Europe

Don't forget the French beheaded their king, Hollande warns Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French president Francois Hollande has warned his pomp-loving successor Emmanuel Macron: don’t forget French royals lost their heads at the guillotine.<p>FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron (L) escorts former President Francois Hollande who leaves after the handover …

France

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in police custody over allegations he received funds from late Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi.<p>The …

North Africa

French Ex-President Sarkozy in Custody Over Gaddafi Donation Claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody Tuesday morning, facing questions surrounding allegations that he benefited from Libyan …

News (U.S.)

India Contributes $27M For International Solar Alliance Campus

Original Post<p><i>By Sohrab Darabshaw</i><p>India is trying to do an OPEC in solar energy, screamed some headlines in Indian newspapers after the founding …

Business

For PM Narendra Modi And Emmanuel Macron, A Boat Ride In Varanasi Today: 10 Points

PM Modi arrived at the Varanasi airport this morning and received Emmanuel Macron, who arrived a little later from Delhi by a special plane.<p>On Monday …

India

French foreign minister quits ‘ailing Socialists’

PARIS: France’s ailing Socialist Party lost another heavyweight on Thursday after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced he was quitting the …

Socialism

French rail unions vow all out war against government over reforms

French rail unions say they are ready to lead a month-long strike in protest against plans by the French government to reform the country's ageing …

France

French prosecutors urge jail for tax-dodging ex-minister Cahuzac

French prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to uphold the three-year, tax-fraud sentence of a former Socialist budget minister who stashed hundreds …

Corruption

Social Democracy

Former French President Francois Hollande had a difficult time in office<i><br>(photo: thierryleclercq on Flickr)</i><p>Together with our partners from the …

Europe

France Vows to Eliminate All Coal Power by 2021

All coal plants in the country will likely be replaced by renewable sources or nuclear reactors.<p>Coal power is going irrevocably extinct, and for good reason. Coal is simply too expensive to build and maintain, to the point where it’s actually cheaper to tear down an existing coal plant and build …

François Hollande

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World<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift …

Bruno Le Maire

Kate Middleton's Most Memorable Outfits

See the Duchess of Cambridge's best fashion moments through the years.

Michael Kors

From Obama to Mugabe to the CEO of Uber — 9 figures who left the world stage in 2017

2017 has been a year of change and turmoil.<p>Donald Trump became US president this January, bringing with him an administration rocked by more than a dozen high-profile exits. Robert Mugabe resigned after a military coup, ending a 37-year reign over Zimbabwe.<p>Outside politics, Britain's Prince Philip …

U.S. Politics

Catholics unite in prayer as Paris terror siege continues

Paris, France, Nov 13, 2015 / 04:34 pm (CNA).- Amid devastating attacks at locations throughout Paris, Church leaders are calling for prayer.<p>Prayers …

France

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists swap prisoners, reports say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have begun a prisoner exchange in eastern Ukraine, according to reports Wednesday from multiple Russian news outlets.<p>The negotiated swap is the first in 14 months and is seen as a key part of implementing the Minsk agreements, a framework for peace …

Russia

Brexit Bulletin: Please Michel, can I have some more?

Good afternoon.<p>Theresa May is trying to shrug off last night’s embarrassment at the hands of pro-EU Tory rebels by getting on with the job in Brussels over the next two days. The Prime Minister insisted that she was "still on course to deliver Brexit" following her Government's first defeat over a …

Brexit

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

By AFP<p>BRUSSELS: Israel's leader faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East's moribund peace process following widespread …

Israel