President Francois Hollande’s popularity sank to a record low while ratings for his new prime minister surged, creating tension between France’s top two politicians.
France should curb a tax that helps fund measures to combat the spread of AIDS in Africa in order to relieve the burden of state levies on the country’s cash- strapped airlines, unions said today.
French President Francois Hollande is set to reshuffle his cabinet after his Socialist Party was trounced in local elections and his government missed its 2013 deficit target.
Paris elected a woman mayor yesterday, the first time the French capital has done that since it began naming chiefs in the 13th century.
French President Francois Hollande’s Socialists lost control of cities across the country yesterday, as voters punished the party for record joblessness.
It’s over time, over budget and, until Russia pounced on Crimea, it looked like NATO’s new headquarters would be underused.
On the night French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his re-election bid in May 2012, he told crestfallen supporters he was quitting politics. About two years on, he’s having trouble keeping his promise.
On Aug. 31, French Rafale warplanes were hours away from taking off to launch cruise missiles against Syria when U.S. President Barack Obama called off the joint strike.
Former French President Jacques Chirac was found guilty by a French criminal court of misusing Paris city funds during his years as mayor.
Jacques Chirac’s corruption trial began today with his lawyers asking Paris judges to allow the former French president to be absent for the proceedings, saying the 78-year-old is too ill to appear.
"The risk would have been finding myself very quickly confronted with a head of government ready to affirm his independence, to dispute my prerogatives without even trying to hide that he's gunning to be my successor."
- Jacques Chirac on Jun 08, 2011