Politics Francois Hollande

  • BRATISLAVA, Sept 16- Shaken by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the leaders of its other 27 countries meet on Friday to try to inject new momentum into their ailing communal project amid deep-seated divisions over migration and economic policy. "After the vote in the UK the only thing that makes sense is to have a sober and brutally honest...

  • BRATISLAVA, Sept 16- Shaken by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the leaders of its other 27 countries meet on Friday to try to inject new momentum into their ailing communal project amid deep-seated divisions over migration and economic policy. "After the vote in the UK the only thing that makes sense is to have a sober and brutally honest...

  • BRATISLAVA, Sept 16- Shaken by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the leaders of its other 27 countries meet on Friday to try to inject new momentum into their ailing communal project amid deep-seated divisions over migration and economic policy. "After the vote in the UK the only thing that makes sense is to have a sober and brutally honest...

  • *Breaking deficit pledge would clash with Brussels, Berlin. PARIS, Sept 15- The main conservative candidates for the French presidency are all on course to break the country's pledge to bring its budget deficit below the euro zone's 3 percent limit in 2017, setting up a clash with partners- especially Germany- that resent its serial offender record.

  • *Breaking deficit pledge would clash with Brussels, Berlin. PARIS, Sept 15- The main conservative candidates for the French presidency are all on course to break the country's pledge to bring its budget deficit below the euro zone's 3 percent limit in 2017, setting up a clash with partners- especially Germany- who resent its serial offender record.

  • *Breaking deficit pledge would clash with Brussels, Berlin. PARIS, Sept 15- The main conservative candidates for the French presidency are all on course to break the country's pledge to bring its budget deficit below the euro zone's 3 percent limit in 2017, setting up a clash with partners- especially Germany- who resent of its serial offender record.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Britain gave the go ahead on Thursday for a $24 billion nuclear power plant, ending weeks of uncertainty that strained ties with China and France and put a question mark over Prime Minister Theresa May's investment policy. In a statement, May's government said it had decided to proceed with the Hinkley Point C project in southwest England after a...

  • LONDON, Sept 14- Top City of London executives said banks will need more than two years to adapt to Britain's departure from the European Union if the market is to avoid disruption, while the EU's top official called for a prompt start to divorce talks. Once Britain begins formal negotiations for exiting the EU, known as Article 50, it will have two years until it...

  • PARIS, Sept 13- Alstom has begun crisis talks with the French government as President Francois Hollande tries to avert the engineering company's planned shutdown of manufacturing at its Belfort plant in eastern France. The company, which makes France's high-speed TGV trains and is 20 percent controlled by the state, stirred up a political storm last week by...

  • New jobs here will lead to the creation of new jobs in France and Germany, "Hollande said, speaking through a Romanian interpreter. Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation as Britain's exit from the European Union removes one of the biggest obstacles to stronger EU defence in tandem with NATO. Berlin and Paris are laying...

  • New jobs here will lead to the creation of new jobs in France and Germany, "Hollande said, speaking through a Romanian interpreter. Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation as Britain's exit from the European Union removes one of the biggest obstacles to stronger EU defense in tandem with NATO. Berlin and Paris are laying...

  • PARIS, Sept 13- Alstom will go ahead with plans to shut down manufacturing at its Belfort plant in eastern France, its CEO told staff on Tuesday, setting up a confrontation with the French government which vowed "everything will be done" to prevent that. The French engineering firm, which makes the country's TGV high-speed trains and is 20 percent controlled by the...

  • PARIS, Sept 13- Alstom will go ahead with plans to shut down manufacturing at its Belfort plant in eastern France, its CEO said on Tuesday in a memo seen by Reuters, setting up a confrontation with President Francois Hollande who vowed "everything will be done" to prevent that. But Alstom Chief Executive Henri Poupart-Lafarge showed no sign of backing down on...

  • *EU leaders meet without Britain in Bratislava on Friday. This being Europe, of course, the problem remains to agree to "take control" of what? Friday's summit in Bratislava will, in the words of the man who will chair it, European Council President Donald Tusk, not be about "Brexit per se" but about the lessons from it; it will aim to "bring back the political control of our...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Francois Hollande weighed in to a row over trainmaking jobs in eastern France on Monday, bringing the business affairs of engineering firm Alstom lurching back into the political arena just months before presidential elections. Alstom, maker of France's TGV high speed trains and 20 percent controlled by the state, said last week it...

  • LONDON, Sept 8- Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond warned other European Union countries they would be making a "huge mistake" if they tried to break up London's dominance as a global financial centre after the country leaves the bloc. In a sign of tense negotiations that lie ahead as Britain tries to negotiate its exit from the EU while keeping as much...

  • French President Francois Hollande speaks to journalists at the Prefectoral Palace the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016.

    "I won't let the image of France, the influence of France deteriorate over the coming months or coming years."

  • His warning on Sunday followed bilateral talks with Barack Obama that the U.S. president described as "extremely productive", but which failed to bring the two sides closer on thorny topics such as tensions in the South China Sea. With the summit tucked in between Britain's surprise vote in June to exit the European Union and the U.S. presidential election in...

  • His warning on Sunday followed bilateral talks with Barack Obama that the U.S. president described as "extremely productive," but which failed to bring the two sides closer on thorny topics such as tensions in the South China Sea. With the summit tucked in between Britain's surprise vote in June to exit the European Union and the U.S. presidential election in...

  • *G20 leaders converge on Hangzhou for Sept 4-5 summit. He urged Beijing to uphold its legal obligations in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, and stressed U.S. commitments to its regional allies. Xi said China would continue to safeguard its sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea.