President’s lover Gayet at French film awards – AFP

AFPParis — Julie Gayet, the woman outed as French President Francois Hollande’s lover, made her first high-profile appearance since news of the affair broke when she arrived Friday at France’s…

Hollande: France Seeks to Preserve CAR Unity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFrench President Francois Hollande visited the Central African Republic Friday, and pledged to help hold the war-torn country together amid a wave of sectarian violence. Mr. Hollande met…

Special Report: Francois Hollande puts on a new political face – Reuters

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – Francois Hollande’s advisers needed a drink. Their boss, the president of France, had been dogged for days by allegations he was cheating on his long-time girlfriend with…

Britain and France seal armed drone tie-up – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukBusiness affairs took centre stage in talks between David Cameron and Francois Hollande on Friday as Britain and France confirmed plans to co-operate on an armed combat drone and nuclear…

Francois Hollande refuses to answer questions on private life – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFrancois Hollande has refused to answer questions on his private life during a press conference with David Cameron after being asked by a British reporter whether rumours about an affair…

Jilted Trierweiler may write a book – Independent Online

Independent OnlineValerie Trierweiler, the former companion of French President Francois Hollande, hasn’t ruled out a book about their failed romance. File picture: Danish Siddiqui. Related Stories. Hollande feels the heat…

Valerie Trierweiler blames ‘low-blows and betrayals’ for Francois Hollande break … – Daily Mail

Daily MailValerie Trierweiler has blamed ‘low blows’, ‘betrayals’ and ‘back-stabbing’ for her break-up from Francois Hollande last weekend. Speaking in India, where she is currently touring children’s hospitals, Trierweiler claimed…

French president ends relationship with first lady – Irish Times

Irish TimesFrench president Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler. The president announced his separation from the first lady over the weekend. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Feferberg. Lara Marlowe. Topics: News

France’s former first lady en route to India after split – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A day after parting ways with President Francois Hollande, France’s former first lady discreetly left Paris for India on Sunday to support a nonprofit organization, CNN affiliate BFMTV…

French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in…

French President Francois Hollande meets with Pope Francis amid scandal – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — French President Francois Hollande met with Pope Francis privately Friday amid media speculation over his alleged affair with an actress. Hollande also plans to meet the Vatican…

Hollande partner Valerie Trierweiler leaves hospital – BBC News

BBC NewsFrance’s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler has left the Paris hospital where she was admitted a week ago after reports emerged of an affair between President Francois Hollande and an…

Francois Hollande ‘liberated’ after affair exposure – Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisFrancois Hollande is believed to be liberated after the recent global exposure of his affair with actress Julie Gayet. A friend of the President told Le Parisien…

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…

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…

“One pill too many” put France’s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital, it is … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukFrench First Lady Valerie Trierweiler took “one pill too many” because President Francois Hollande wanted to ditch her, it was claimed last night. She was admitted to hospital a week…

Valerie Trierweiler ‘took one pill too many after Hollande told her of affair’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFrancois Hollande wanted to break up with Valérie Trierweiler at the weekend but had to ditch the idea after she “took one pill too many” and was taken to hospital,…

Actress Julie Gayet suing over Hollande affair allegations, Closer magazine says – CNN

CNNParis (CNN) — French actress Julie Gayet is suing the magazine Closer over an article suggesting she is having an affair with French President Francois Hollande, the magazine said Thursday.…

French central bank urges speed on Hollande’s reform pact – Reuters

ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – France can revive its competitiveness and growth if it rapidly pushes through with a reform drive proposed by President Francois Hollande, its central bank governor said on…

French business calls on François Hollande to take bold action – Financial Times

Financial TimesFrench business has called on President François Hollande to match his promise of accelerated reforms with action, saying the economy is in urgent need of bold measures to boost…

French Respect Hollande Privacy Except When They Don’t (Correct) – Businessweek

BusinessweekFor all the French public’s assertions that President Francois Hollande has the right to a private life, it hasn’t given up its prurient curiosity. According to an Ifop poll, 77…

Hollande Seeks Franco-German Alliance as Energy Policies Shift – Businessweek

BusinessweekFrench President Francois Hollande called for the creation of a Franco-German company to help the two nations as they make major shifts in energy policy. It would be a “beautiful…

‘Affair’ story will continue to rumble – BBC News

BBC NewsThere was a sense of the inevitable about today’s news conference. No surprise that the alleged “affair” was the topic of the first question – and a carefully posed…

Hollande’s Popularity Goes Up After News of Affair – TIME

TIMEFrench President Francois Hollande dislikes his personal life being discussed in the media, but he might have cause to change his mind — according to one poll his approval rating…

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…

Valerie Trierweiler ‘ready to forgive’ Francois Hollande – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukValérie Trierweiler is “ready to forgive” François Hollande for having a secret affair with Julie Gayet, a 41-year old actress, but only if she receives “clarification” about his intentions, it…

Hollande’s Companion Is Hospitalized – New York Times

New York TimesPARIS — Valérie Trierweiler, the companion of President François Hollande and France’s de facto first lady, was admitted to a hospital on Friday after learning along with the…

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…

Hollande meets Crown Prince Salman at end of Saudi visit – Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaSaudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (R) walks alongside French President Francois Hollande (L) following a meeting with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh on Dec. 30, 2013. (AFP).…

French president says will supply arms to Lebanon army if asked – Reuters

ReutersRIYADH (Reuters) – France will supply weapons to the Lebanese army if it is asked to do so, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday during a visit to Saudi…

French President Sarkozy Loss To Francois Hollande Victory For Occupy Movement, Obama

Wow: French President Nicolas Sarkozy Conceded To Challenger Francois Hollande. This means France will be ran by a Socialist President, and his name is Francois Hollande. This election is a…