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U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

Sep 14, 2014

U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake #facebook #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #French #Mexico
France's President Hollande in Iraq to support new government

Sep 12, 2014

France's President Hollande in Iraq to support new government

French President Hollande arrived in Iraq to support the new government by a head of state since jihadists overran large parts of the country 3 months ago. #NewsTracker #Israel #Iraq #militants #Hollande #French president #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #coalition against ISIS
France's Hollande should not seek second term as president - poll

Sep 07, 2014

France's Hollande should not seek second term as president - poll

PARIS (Reuters) - Most French people do not want Francois Hollande to seek a second term in the country's 2017 presidential election, a poll showed on Sunday, in the latest blow to the president whose popularity is already at record lows. The poll showed that 85 percent of those questioned did not want Hollande to run for president again, with 50 percent blaming him for not delivering on his promises. The poll by IFOP for French weekly Le Journal Du Dimanche was conducted between Sept #facebook #France #Arabic #Government #United Kingdom #French #Mexico #opinion
French man lands in jail for phoning, texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times

Sep 05, 2014

French man lands in jail for phoning, texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times

The defendant, made the calls to demand that the woman thank him for fixing up their flat. He was given a 10-month sentence and a $1,300 fine. #France #BeatThis #jailed #Stalking #French man #Woman harassed
French man arrested for phoning and texting his ex 21, 807 times

Sep 05, 2014

French man arrested for phoning and texting his ex 21, 807 times

A 33-year-old French man was sent to prison after phoning and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times, admitting that, with hindsight, "it was stupid". #Life #France #WeirdNews #mobile #Texting #phone #Harassment #Cellphone #Ex-girlfriend #French man #calling #ex-lovers

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Bonjour for Sania at Roland Garros

May 23, 2011

Bonjour for Sania at Roland Garros

The deciding factor for Sania, as always, was whether she could manage a positive winner-error ratio. #Somdev Devvarman #FrenchOpen #Sania Mirza #Kristina Barrois
The Prince and the Pretender

May 19, 2011

The Prince and the Pretender

Even now Nadal has much going for him; he merely needs to peak at the right time. Djokovic, however,isn't going anywhere either. #Rafael Nadal #Tennis #Novak Djokovic #FrenchOpen #NotJobsButPassion

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The Prince and the Pretender

Sep 16, 2014

Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm

The novel, set in a concentration camp, has touched off concerns about sensitivity in Europe, where Mr. Amis’s French and German publishers have rejected it... #Europe #Martin Amis
The Prince and the Pretender

Sep 16, 2014

Review: Tusk: The Human Walrus, the Crazy Carpenter and Hey, Isn’t That Johnny Depp?

Kevin Smith's horror-comedy turns a snide podcaster into a chubby sea mammal, and lets Depp strut a goofy French-Canadian accen... #Johnny Depp #Justin Long #Kevin Smith #Michael Parks
The Prince and the Pretender

Sep 12, 2014

Hermès Plans Expansion in China

Hermès is set to formally open a lavish four-story outlet in Shanghai despite a clampdown on official gift-giving in China. The French luxury goods company plans more stores in Beijing and the southwestern city of Chengdu... #China #Beijing #Shanghai