Tag: Francois Hollande

Macron, Le Pen Advance To 2nd Round In French Election

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent. The…

French ISIS Attackers Kill Priest in Normandy Church [VIDEO]

Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy at 9am. The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel (right), is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage is fighting for life in hospital. The two attackers…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

‘Veep’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus dines with Veep Joe Biden

Julia Louis-Dreyfus HBO’s “Veep,” was seated next to Vice President Joe Biden at a White House dinner honored French President Francois Hollande held Feb. 11. “That was an unforgettable evening. Thank u @JoeBiden @BarackObama @MichelleObama,” Louis-Dreyfus tweets along with a picture showing herself with Biden. According to ABC News, Louis-Dreyfus said sitting next to Biden…

Oui Oui!! France Backs US On Military Action in Syria

Oui Oui! French President Francois Hollande says a vote by UK MPs vote blocking involvement in military action against Syria has not changed France’s resolve. Francois Hollande said all options were being considered, and that a strike within days was not ruled out. His comments came after US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington would…

Depardieu, In Tax Fight, Gets Russian Citizenship

Bad news if you want to be adopted by an American couple, Gerard. Russian president Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that actor Gerard Depardieu had been given Russian citizenship. The actor moved to Belgium in December to avoid paying France’s high tax rates, which almost went up to 75 percent for the country’s richest citizens. ITV