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Stories with person: Nicolas Sarkozy
  • France's growing labor standoff: What could happen next? story has photos
    Updated: May-26-16 8:08 am

    PARIS - France's Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages.

  • French President prepares for potential re-election bid 
    Updated: May-07-16 6:44 am

    PARIS - The most unpopular president in France's modern history, Francois Hollande, is preparing the ground for a potential re-election bid. His leftist base is in open revolt, protesting youth are clashing with police nearly every night, and France is in a six-month state of emergency - yet he is on a new mission to convince the French that "things are getting better."