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Hollande Faces The Press: French President Refuses to Comment on Alleged Affair

French President François Hollande was at his scheduled New Year's press conference when asked, amid speculation over an affair, if his partner Valérie Trierweiler is still the first lady. Hollande did promise to clear the air before a February 11th state visit to Washington, at a press conference where it almost went unnoticed that the Socialist leader - whose popularity has hit rock bottom - has signalled what some say could mean a major change of policy.

Out are the "tax the rich" campaign promises, in are plans to slash spending and cut payroll taxes in a bid to get bosses to hire. Will the message get lost in the feeding frenzy over Hollande's personal life?
 

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2017-01-12 Europe

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 1)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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2017-01-12 Cyprus

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 2)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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2017-01-11 Donald Trump

Trump Faces The Press: The President-Elect And Putin (part 1)

Eight days before his inauguration, Donald Trump has staged his first press conference since July. The president-elect was grilled by on his potential conflicts of interests...

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2017-01-11 Donald Trump

Trump Faces The Press: The President-Elect And Putin (part 2)

Eight days before his inauguration, Donald Trump has staged his first press conference since July. The president-elect was grilled by on his potential conflicts of interests...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama, over and out: What legacy for first African-American president? (part 1)

Eight years after his famous speech in Grant Park, the 44th president of the United States returns to his home city for his final major speech in office. The list of new policies...

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