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French PM urged to prepare presidential bid if Hollande balks at running

PARIS: Socialist lawmakers are urging Prime Minister Manuel Valls to prepare a run for the French presidency in place of Francois Hollande, whose chances of being re-elected next May they see as increasingly remote. Hollande’s poll ratings have made dismal reading for months. An opinion poll early in October put the Socialist in 12th place… Read More »

France to deploy aircraft carrier against Islamic State – Hollande

PARIS: France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East in the autumn to participate in operations against Islamic State militants, President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. “The battle group, which includes the Charles de Gaulle, will again be deployed to operation Chammal… because we have to strike back at those… Read More »