French president visits hospitalized first lady – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande has visited France’s first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was…

President Hollande visits partner Trierweiler in hospital – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Hollande has visited First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke last week. Ms Trierweiler was admitted to hospital,…

Hollande and Julie Gayet ‘affair going for two years’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe French gossip magazine Closer has published claims President Francois Hollande has been having a secret romance with actress Julie Gayet for two years. The magazine also printed more…

Hollande Describes Private Life as ‘Painful’ – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalFrench President François Hollande gives a news conference to present his 2014 policy plans at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, Tuesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. PARIS—French President François…

French president’s complex personal life on view – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — The French president’s complex personal life — and what it means to be the first lady in modern society — may get a full airing on Tuesday…

Sex scandal threatens already unpopular Hollande – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith a 75 percent disapproval rating, tabloid reports that French President Francois Hollande had an affair will likely raise new questions about his ability to lead. The French first…

France’s ‘First Girlfriend’ Valérie Trierweiler hospitalised after learning of … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFrance’s first lady Valérie Trierweiler has been hospitalised suffering from stress after she learned of President François Hollande’s alleged affair with an actress, it was reported on Sunday. The 48-year-old…

Francois Hollande faces personal and political crisis as claims of affair with … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPresident François Hollande was facing a private and political crisis after a celebrity magazine published photos it says proves he is having a “secret love affair” with a film actress…

France approves 75 per cent tax on high income earners – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA controversial French tax to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.55 million) a year has been approved. France’s constitutional council gave…