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French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) --French President Francois Hollande announced a new cabinet Tuesday, a day after dissolving the government following ministerial criticism of his leadership.
JC Finley
France dissolves government

France dissolves government

PARIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The French government was dissolved Monday at the request of French President Francois Hollande in response to senior ministers' criticism of his leadership.
JC Finley
When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) --When Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to call a world leader, he can reliably expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pick up the phone.
Ed Adamczyk
World leaders gather to note start of World War I

World leaders gather to note start of World War I

LIEGE , Belgium, Aug. 4 (UPI) --The start of World War I was commemorated Monday in Liege, Belgium, site of a 1914 battle in which 70,000 soldiers were killed in a single day.
Ed Adamczyk
Wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 found in Mali

Wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 found in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, July 25 (UPI) --The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 that crashed Thursday in Mali has now been found. There were no survivors.
JC Finley
France still building aircraft carriers for Russia

France still building aircraft carriers for Russia

PARIS, July 23 (UPI) --Despite increasing economic sanctions on Russia, France is continuing to build two aircraft carriers for Russia.
Ed Adamczyk
Pro-Palestinian protests turn violent in Paris

Pro-Palestinian protests turn violent in Paris

PARIS, July 21 (UPI) --Pro-Palestinian protests turned violent in Paris Sunday after masked youths targeted a synagogue, a kosher grocery and attacked police.
Aileen Graef
Ukrainian President Poroshenko vows 'We will attack and we will liberate our land'

Ukrainian President Poroshenko vows 'We will attack and we will liberate our land'

KIEV, Ukraine, June 30 (UPI) --Hours after Ukraine's "unilateral ceasefire" expired Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a military response to the unrest in the east.
JC Finley
Extended cease-fire for eastern Ukraine set to expire late Monday

Extended cease-fire for eastern Ukraine set to expire late Monday

KIEV, Ukraine, June 30 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko extended a cease-fire for the restive eastern region beyond its June 27 deadline until 11 p.m. local time on Monday.
JC Finley
Kerry to Russia: Disarm Ukrainian separatists 'in the next hours'

Kerry to Russia: Disarm Ukrainian separatists 'in the next hours'

PARIS , June 26 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia must demonstrate "in the next hours" it is working to disarm pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
French president condemns attack on Roma teen

French president condemns attack on Roma teen

PARIS, June 19 (UPI) --French President Francois Hollande condemned an attack on a 16-year-old Roma boy as "unspeakable and unjustifiable."
JC Finley
GE sweetens Alstom deal, will maintain France's presence in energy business

GE sweetens Alstom deal, will maintain France's presence in energy business

PARIS, June 19 (UPI) --GE said it will sweeten its deal to acquire Alstom by agreeing to two joint ventures, one in the power grid business and another in renewable energy.
Ananth Baliga
Ukrainian military plane shot down, killing 49

Ukrainian military plane shot down, killing 49

LUHANSK, Ukraine, June 14 (UPI) --Separatists shoot down Ukrainian military plane Saturday, killing all 49 on board.
Danielle Haynes
Lost opportunities

Lost opportunities

Harlan Ullman: Barack Obama has missed many important opportunities. The latest was a chance to exercise diplomacy with Vladimir Putin at Normandy.
Harlan Ullman
The hammer and the nail: Obama's diplomacy in full effect

The hammer and the nail: Obama's diplomacy in full effect

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --President Barack Obama is fulfilling diplomatic promises: meeting President Valdimir Putin, negotiating with Iran, and arranging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.
ZP Heller
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French socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal addresses journalists in Paris, January 4, 2006. Royal would beat conservative frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round of presidential elections later this year, according to a poll published yesterday. At right is her husband, the head of the Socialist Party, Francois Hollande. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Francois Hollande."
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