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La bonne vie: France bans work email after 6 p.m.

La bonne vie: France bans work email after 6 p.m.

PARIS, April 10 (UPI) -- France has now required employers' federations and unions to sign a legally binding agreement that will force their staff to switch off their phones after 6.
Aileen Graef
French President Hollande announces new prime minister: Manuel Valls

French President Hollande announces new prime minister: Manuel Valls

March 31 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande announced on television Monday evening that he has named Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister.
JC Finley
Al-Qaida issues threat against French president

Al-Qaida issues threat against French president

PARIS, March 11 (UPI) -- Groups allied with al-Qaida issued a threat Tuesday against French President Francois Hollande for Mali and Central African Republic interventions.
Kerry: Russia must 'deescalate' in Crime

Kerry: Russia must 'deescalate' in Crime

BRUSSELS, March 6 (UPI) -- Ukraine's interim prime minister rejected a Crimean secession vote Thursday and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to 'de-escalate.'

France debates CAR intervention

PARIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- French leaders said Tuesday intervening in the Central African Republic was the right move to make, but expressed frustration with the pace of development.

Two female resistance fighters to be honored at Paris' Pantheon

PARIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Two women who fought with the Resistance during World War II will be honored with interment in the Pantheon, French President Francois Hollande says.
Truce agreement announced in Ukraine where 26 die in protests

Truce agreement announced in Ukraine where 26 die in protests

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- With deadly protests paralyzing Kiev, Ukraine's president sacked the head of his armed forces Wednesday and announced a truce deal with opposition leaders.

U.S. may join EU call for sanctions against Ukraine leaders

BRUSSELS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The United States will coordinate with the European Union on a response to violence in Ukraine that has left at least 26 people dead, the White House said.
Bradley Cooper admits to going commando for White House state dinner [VIDEO]

Bradley Cooper admits to going commando for White House state dinner [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The "American Hustle" star told Ellen DeGeneres that he wasn't wearing any underwear when he met President Barack Obama.
Kate Stanton

French 'red caps' clash with police in protest over eco-tax

BRECH, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A weekend protest by anti-tax "red caps" in France's Brittany region turned into a riot resulting in four injuries, French media reported.
Obama reportedly asked HBO chief for advance copies of 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective'

Obama reportedly asked HBO chief for advance copies of 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Barack Obama reportedly asked HBO chief for advance copies of "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective."
Kate Stanton

Is this a recovery yet?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Despite the temporary disruptions of an unusually harsh winter, the world's two biggest economic blocks are helping rather than hindering the global economy.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

France to send more troops to conflict-torn Central African Republic

PARIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- France will send more troops to help quell violence in the troubled Central African Republic, French defense officials said Friday.

EU mulls cost and spillover risks of turmoil in Africa

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Turmoil in Africa, dubbed in Brussels as the European Union's backyard, is posing a growing challenge to EU concerns over regional security and defense cost overruns.

U.N. has its eye on Syria, rights commissioner warns

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rupert Colville, a spokesman for U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay, said Friday he was alarmed by the military escalation in rebel-held parts of Syria.
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François Hollande (born 12 August 1954) is a French politician. From 1997 to 2008, he was the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party. He is also a deputy from the département of Corrèze and the mayor of Tulle.

He was born in in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, and is a graduate of HEC, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and ENA, and his former profession was as councillor in the Court of Accounts.

In 2004, he took the position of 'yes' on the French referendum on the European Constitution, thus opposing number two of the party, Laurent Fabius. Hollande organised an internal vote on the party's position on December 1, in which representatives voted with 59% margin for 'yes', but the constitution was eventually defeated by the French public in May 2005.

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