Get to know Hollande, the new French president

He likes to call himself “Mr. Normal,” which is a decided change from the many other epithets, like “Marshmallow man,” that have been tossed his way over the years. But Socialist leader Francois Hollande, who is set to become the next president of France

French elections: Economy may sink Sarkozy

French voters headed to the polls on Sunday in round one of a presidential ballot, with economic despair on course to make Nicolas Sarkozy the first president to lose a fight for re-election in more than 30 years. In a contest driven as much by a dislike of Sarkozy’s showy style and his failure to […]

Netanyahu gaffe highlights mistrust

A candid moment between French and US presidents has laid bare the testy relationship between Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s allies, and underscored the lingering discord between the White House and the Israeli Prime Minister. In an exchange that took place at last week’s G20 meeting in Cannes, Nicolas Sarkozy allegedly branded Mr Netanyahu a ”liar”