Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days in an escalation of the crisis over Crimea.
President Obama addresses the agreements him and French President Francois Hollande have made together, including on Syria's chemical weapons, and boosting exports and expanding trade.
Charles Kolb, president of the French-American Foundation, says he hopes that French president Francois Hollande and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama talk about the EU-U.S. trade deal.
Domestic politics could be at the center of discussions between Hollande and Obama, as tea party-like movements gain popularity in France.
Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.
French unemployment hit a record high of 3.3 million in December, in a further blow to the economic policies of President Francois Hollande.
French President Francois Hollande refused on Tuesday to discuss his personal life but said he would clarify the status of France's first lady.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy and Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, discuss France and whether President Francois Hollande will push through with reforms.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi looks at French president Francois Hollande's reputation following allegations he was having an affair.
French president, Francois Hollande is said to be considering legal action against Closer Magazine which published a seven-page spread on his alleged affair with an actress, reports CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi.
French president Francois Hollande has threatened legal action against Closer magazine after it published pictures and information about his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet.
Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says Italy and France are late in implementing structural reforms, but Spain is doing well after a stellar set of jobs numbers.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, discusses the 75 percent tax rate on high earners in France, after President Francois Hollande’s controversial reform got the green light.
Gilles Moec, co-head of European economic research at Deutsche Bank, says any push for further European integration against a back drop of anti-European sentiment would be a "political gamble" for French president Francois Hollande.
Europe is seeking to agree by year-end on how to close failing banks, part of an ambitious plan to create a single banking framework.
As corruption allegations against Nicolas Sarkozy dropped by French investigators, will he return to the political scene?
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy said the truth will come out regarding the Bettencourt affair, and she is in no doubt of her husband's innocence.
Just over a year since she left France's presidential residence, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told CNBC she doesn't miss being the country's first lady.
Do the French want to see former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who failed to win a second term in power, return to implement reforms?
Jean-Francois Cope, president of the opposition UMP party, tells CNBC that France needs to implement structural reforms like Germany did ten years ago under Gerhard Schroder.