Francois Hollande

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 Hollande not to stand for re-election

Francois Hollande has announced he will not seek a second term as president of France.  Hollande, in a TV address on Thursday said, "I have decided not to be a candidate for the presidential election, to the …

Paris attacks: one year later

One year ago the Paris attacks of November 13 shocked the world. Gunmen and suicide bombers brought carnage to the heart of the French capital in a series of coordinated attacks targeting revelers at a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and …

EU defines new sanctions policy on Russia

European Union leaders faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow. The debate over threatening additional sanctions came during dinner at the EU’s autumn summit, a day after French President …

'Normandy Quartet' reloads Minsk II

All the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet' confirmed their commitment to the Minsk Agreements at the summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said after international talks in Berlin. In addition, Putin …

Sarkozy criticized Hollande's attitude towards Russia

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has joined a chorus of French politicians sharply criticizing the incumbent Francois Hollande for escalating tensions with Russia, following Vladimir Putin’s decision to cancel a …

 Putin cancels Paris visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled his upcoming trip to Paris. The move comes after French President Francois Hollande accused the Kremlin of committing war crimes in …

Armenia celebrates its Independence Day

Armenian citizens are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the country's independence. An independence referendum was held in the Republic of Armenia on September 21, 1991, and was to determine if voters were in favor of independence from …

9/11 attacks: the lessons not taken

15 years have passed since the unprecedented attacks in the United States in the world history, known as the September 11 attacks. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others. Today the entire world community …