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French Businesses Losing Confidence in Hollande

More than 18 months after French President François Hollande unveiled tax incentives to help the country's struggling businesses, many companies are still waiting to reap the benefits.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

French Firms Await Tax Incentive Benefits

More than 18 months after French President François Hollande unveiled tax incentives to help the country's struggling businesses, companies are still waiting to reap the benefits.

wsj.com (16 days ago)

Israel Mourns, Pakistani Nomads And A Feast In Rome: Week In Photos, Jun. 29 - Jul. 6

Israel Mourns, Pakistani Nomads And A Feast In Rome: Week In Photos, Jun. 29 - Jul. 6

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.1. Rome holds a fireworks display over the Tiber river and the Castel Sant'Angelo during the Girandola feast of...

huffingtonpost.com (17 days ago)

Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Class: Police

Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Class: Police

PARIS (AP) - Police say the mother of a pupil at a French pre-school stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class Friday, the last day of the school year. French President Francois Hollande expressed outrage at "this abominable drama" and sent the education minister to the school in Albi in southern France. A...

huffingtonpost.com (18 days ago)

Get French visas in 48 hours from next year

Come 2015 and France will start issuing tourist visas to Indians in 48 hours, French ambassador to India François Richier told TOI, making Paris the most easily accessible European capital for Indian tourists.

indiatimes.com (19 days ago)

Hollande, Merkel urge Putin to broker Ukraine ceasefire

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday to encourage separatists in eastern Ukraine to reach an agreement with the Ukrainian authorities, the French president's office said.

reuters.com (19 days ago)

François Hollande won't be happy until he has Nicolas Sarkozy in a fillette

François Hollande won't be happy until he has Nicolas Sarkozy in a fillette

Every time President Hollande's ratings plummet, a new accusation is levied against his predecessor, says Anne-Elisabeth Moutet

telegraph.co.uk (19 days ago)

ISIS: The Spoils of the "Great Loot" in the Middle East

"So far as Syria is concerned, it is France and not Turkey that is the enemy." - T. E. Lawrence, February 1915. It was a curious comment by the oddball but unarguably brilliant British agent and scholar, Thomas Edward Lawrence. The time was World War I, and England and France were locked in a death match with the...

huffingtonpost.com (20 days ago)

Bouygues Telecom Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place, For Now

Bouygues Telecom has failed to acquire French rival SFR, has been spurned by market-leader Orange and cannot agree on a buy-out price with challenger Free. Do not count it out yet. Bouygues may hold the weakest cards at the moment, but it can still play a trump. It also owns the biggest commercial television station...

forbes.com (20 days ago)

Putin Slams US $9 Billion Fine Against French BNP As "Blackmail" For Russian Warship Deal

Recall that about a month ago we reported that shortly after France was stunned to see its largest bank slammed by its bestest buddy, the US, with a record $9 billion fine, "France responded to the fine by announcing it will train hundreds of Russian seamen to operate the French-Made Warship", the Mistral. In other...

zerohedge.com (21 days ago)

Nicolas Sarkozy, Former French President, Detained For Questioning In Corruption Probe

Nicolas Sarkozy, Former French President, Detained For Questioning In Corruption Probe

PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held on Tuesday for questioning into suspicions that a network of informers kept him abreast of a separate inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a legal source said. Local media said it was the first time a former head...

huffingtonpost.com (21 days ago)

DealBook: After Loud Complaints From French, Silence as BNP Penalty Is Announced

President François Hollande had appealed to President Obama for leniency for BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank. But the penalties announced on Monday ended up more lenient than proposed. The deal, a French official said, “seems workable.”

nytimes.com (22 days ago)

Ukraine Ceasefire Ends, Ukrainian President Vows To 'Liberate Our Land'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko released a statement Monday declaring his ceasefire with eastern separatists over. Poroshenko accused eastern separatists of violating the unilateral ceasefire, which he put in place on June 20. In a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela...

ibtimes.com (22 days ago)

Ukraine's Cease-Fire Expires

Ukraine's Cease-Fire Expires

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Separatist rebels have not handed back border posts, laid down their weapons or fulfilled other conditions, Ukraine's president said Monday in a phone call with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The call between President Petro Poroshenko, Russia's Vladimir Putin, Germany's Chancellor...

huffingtonpost.com (22 days ago)

Ukrainian Cease-Fire Expires, No Extension Yet

Ukrainian Cease-Fire Expires, No Extension Yet

KIEV, Ukraine - Separatist rebels have not handed back border posts, laid down their weapons or fulfilled other conditions, Ukraine’s president said Monday in a phone call with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. The call between President Petro Poroshenko, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Germany’s Chancellor Angela...

time.com (22 days ago)

French Prez invites PM Modi to visit France

French President Francois Hollande has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit France, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said here on Monday.

india.com (22 days ago)

Ukraine President Confers With Putin and Other Leaders on Fighting in East

No concrete steps to end the violence in eastern Ukraine were announced after the call, which included Presidents Petro O. Poroshenko, Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and François Hollande of France, along with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

nytimes.com (23 days ago)

General Electric: A hard act to follow

Thanks darling, but I wanted a gas turbine THINGS at last seem to be going Jeffrey Immelt’s way. On June 23rd General Electric, the huge American multinational he runs, was declared the winner in a battle for the energy businesses of Alstom, a French engineering group. GE snatched Alstom from the jaws of Siemens,...

economist.com (26 days ago)

France and economic reforms: Valls’s difficult climb

IT MAY be fragile, but recovery seems at last to be under way in Europe, five years after the onset of its worst-ever post-war recession. In the first quarter of 2014, GDP in the euro zone expanded by 0.9% over a year earlier, and by 2.3% in Germany; it grew by 3.1% in Britain, which is outside the single-currency...

economist.com (26 days ago)

French lawmakers adopt 'anti-Amazon' bill

French lawmakers adopt 'anti-Amazon' bill

French lawmakers adopted a bill on Thursday that will prevent Amazon and other online giants from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country's small bookshops. The Senate gave its approval for the bill, which had already been unanimously backed in the lower house National Assembly,...

yahoo.com (26 days ago)

Dining in White, Dining in Silence

Dining in White, Dining in Silence

This is your time-honored image of a Parisian dinner party: Elegantly clad guests carrying on a sparkling conversation. This month, two big dinner parties are turning that picture inside out. On the evening of June 12, the annual Dîner en Blanc attracted 13,000 picnickers swarming over six city bridges. Beginning at...

huffingtonpost.com (27 days ago)

Strikes raise questions over Hollande

French farmers clash with riot police in Paris in a protest against the government's agriculture policy, while French air traffic control also strike. Ciara Sutton asks whether this most recent disruption could further challenge President Francois Hollande's authority.

reuters.com (28 days ago)

Search suspended for French adventurer in Alaska

The search for Francois Guenot has been called off after rangers in Katmai National Park found his kayak containing his identification, food, maps and personal journals. ‘We've picked up nothing more,’ a ranger said. ‘And the last journal entry he had amongst his goods was dated June 15.’

cbc.ca (28 days ago)

Central African Republic At Risk Of Genocide, Says Human Rights Group

Central African Republic At Risk Of Genocide, Says Human Rights Group

RABAT, Morocco (AP) - In the early hours of Monday morning, a Christian militia swept down on the village of Ardo-Djobi near Bambari in the Central African Republic killing 18 Muslims of the Fulani ethnicity. Just a few days earlier, Muslim gunmen had attacked Christians in the nearby village of Liwa and killed...

huffingtonpost.com (28 days ago)


French adventurer who trekked across Canada vanishes in Alaskan wilderness, leaving behind kayak, food and maps

French adventurer who trekked across Canada vanishes in Alaskan wilderness, leaving behind...

Francois Guenot, 32, dubbed 'the crazy Frenchman', went missing as he explored the wild land of the four-million-acre Katmai National Park in Alaska last month.

dailymail.co.uk (28 days ago)

More Socialist Failures From France

More Socialist Failures From France

France is back in recession, with rising costs and falling output prices as well. Thank the socialist policies of Francois Hollande for this result.

townhall.com (28 days ago)

The IMF, Lagarde and QE

Follow ZeroHedge in Real-Time on FinancialJuice The lady has spoken. Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund has told the European Central Bank that they need to consider Quantitative Easing if inflation continues to remain low, which it will. She stated: “If inflation was to remain stubbornly low, then...

zerohedge.com (29 days ago)

Why Iraq Is A Write-Off

In 1915 a couple of minor diplomats, the Englishman Sir Mark Sykes and the Frenchman François George-Picot, began negotiating to divide the Ottoman Empire, which had entered the Great War on the side of Germany. In 1916 the Sykes-Picot agreement was signed by France, Britain and Russia. By the end [...]

forbes.com (29 days ago)

DealBook: G.E.’s Bid for Alstom Is Blessed by France

DealBook: G.E.’s Bid for Alstom Is Blessed by France

The government of François Hollande backed General Electric’s offer to buy part of Alstom, the French industrial conglomerate, shutting out Siemens and Mitsubishi.

nytimes.com (29 days ago)

French traveler known for taking risks missing in Southwest Alaska

Last fall, an adventurous French man named Francois Guenot appeared in villages dotting the shores of Lake Iliamna. He'd apparently paddled across Cook Inlet in a makeshift kayak. Now, after…Click to Continue »

adn.com (29 days ago)

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