World leaders offered to work with Donald Trump when he takes over as U.S. president, but expressed anxiety over how he will handle problems from the Middle East to an assertive Russia and whether he will carry out a number of campaign threats.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to leave the bloc, addressed the EU’s weaknesses with a plan for reforms.
dpa PARIS — French actress Julie Gayet whose affair with President Francois Hollande caused a sensation earlier this year won a second court case Tuesday against the gossip magazine that revealed their liaison. A criminal court in Nanterre west of Paris ruled that a picture of published by Closer magazine of Gayet in her car […]
Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that America would take tough action against firms violating sanctions against Iran, after a French commercial mission raised hackles in Washington. France and the United States work closely together to maintain pressure on Iran to drop its alleged nuclear weapons program and, if anything, Paris has adopted […]
Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama praised France’s President Francois Hollande as a leader of “courage” and wined and dined his solo guest at a lavish state dinner. Hollande, caught in a scandal over his messy split with partner Valerie Trierweiler, has seen his approval ratings plummet to rock bottom at home over his failure to […]
Washington (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande, speaking alongside his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, said Tuesday that the two allies had resolved their differences over American digital eavesdropping. Leaders from many U.S. allies, including Germany’s Chancellor Angel Merkel, were angered by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden’s revelation that the United States monitors their telephone calls. But […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Russia had a “responsibility” to ensure that Syria complies with a deal to hand over its chemical weapons. Washington has said only limited shipments of chemicals have left the Syrian port of Latakia so far — far less than the 700 tonnes the country was […]
Washington (AFP) – The United States and France are working together to confront a variety of global challenges, President Barack Obama said Tuesday at the start of a White House visit by France’s Francois Hollande. “More nations must step up and meet the responsibilities of leadership, and that’s what the United States and France are […]
Washington (AFP) – President Francois Hollande arrived in Washington on Monday for a state visit and talks with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama at a time of intense collaboration between the long-standing allies. The build-up to the trip was marked by speculation over Hollande’s private life, as his relationship with his former first lady collapsed, […]
Washington (AFP) – The presidents of France and the United States issued a joint call Monday for other nations to join them in seeking an “ambitious” agreement to curb climate change. Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande, writing in an article in the Washington Post and Le Monde, called for support “in pursuit of an […]
Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande faced fresh scrutiny over his affair with an actress on Friday as the magazine that broke the story published claims he started seeing her before his 2012 election. In its latest revelations about a saga that has made headlines around the world, Closer magazine said Hollande had been […]
Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to deal with the fallout from his affair with an actress in private, defiantly batting away questions over the future of Valerie Treirweiler. Looking stiff and stressed at a packed press conference, the Socialist leader admitted the couple were going through “painful moments” and indicated that […]