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'Président Hollande' in times of crisis (part 2)

François Hollande, who ran as ‘Mr. Normal’, convinced French voters that he is way different from Nicolas Sarkozy. Now it is time for hard work - and difficulties. François Hollande will have to hit the ground running, and take charge in the middle of an unprecedented crisis in Europe.

  • Steven ERLANGER, New York Times Paris bureau chief
  • Patrick VIGNAL, Reuters news agency
  • Jim SHIELDS, Professor at Aston University and author of 'The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen'
  • Ulrike KOLTERMANN, Former Paris correspondent for German news agency D-P-A, author of Pariser Spaziergänge

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-05-04 Iran

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The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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