French President Francois Hollande Calls ISIL Attacks Against Paris 'An Act of War'

Early today the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Paris that left at least 127 dead and many injured. ISIL called the attacks a “blessed battle” of revenge. “A group of believers from the soldiers of the Caliphate set out targeting the capital of prostitution and vice, the lead carrier of the… »11/14/15 11:10am11/14/15 11:10am


François Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler Are Breaking Up

The presidential sex saga between French President François Hollande, First Lady Valérie Trierweiler, and actress Julie Gayet has reached a conclusion...for the time being. Hollande himself called Agence France-Presse this weekend to give everyone a heads up that he's initiated a break up with Trierweiler in the wake… »1/26/14 12:00pm1/26/14 12:00pm

France’s First Lady Wins Suit Against French Celebrity Magazine for Publishing Bikini Photos

France's brand-new first lady and well-known journalist Valérie Trierweiler recently won damages of 2,000 euros from the French celebrity weekly VSD for breaching her privacy and image rights by publishing a cover photo of her sunbathing, building sandcastle scale models of the Châtaeu d'If, bodyboarding, and whatever… »9/05/12 10:25pm9/05/12 10:25pm

Muslim Voters Are Pretty Frustrated with France's New Minister for Women’s Rights

Since newly-elected French President François Hollande appointed her to his cabinet as the minister for women's rights (and made her the official government spokesperson to boot), Najat Vallaud-Belkacem's most high-profile order of business was her pledge to "see prostitution disappear" in Paris. This came as a pretty… »7/16/12 11:55pm7/16/12 11:55pm

Rape Accusation Victim Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sues Woman He Allegedly Assaulted

Angry he'll never have the chance to tweak the nipples of France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Nafissatou Diallo, claiming the hotel maid deliberately sabotaged his chance at the French Presidency when she accused the former IMF head of attempting to rape her in a Manhattan hotel room… »5/15/12 2:10pm5/15/12 2:10pm