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Comrade Depardieu? Putin Grants Actor Russian Citizenship

Following his highly publicized exit from his native France, Academy Award-nominated French actor Gérard Depardieu can now send love from Russia as the country’s newest citizen. On January 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin—a close friend of Depardieu’s—signed a decree granting citizenship to the Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) star. Depardieu’s expatriation follows a proposed French tax hike on the super rich (recently ruled unconstitutional) wherein anything earned over €1 million a year would be taxed at[Read More…]

Hollande Delivers New Year’s Speech, Reflects on Current French Issues

PARIS– At 8:00 pm on Monday, December 31, François Hollande wished the French a Happy New Year. Every year, this event is broadcasted by the main channels. Every year, journalists wonder how the President will do it, believing that the speech’s context sends a special message to the country. In his first such speech, Hollande chose to be standing, speaking before a window in the Elysée, with the French and European flags visible behind him. Former[Read More…]

VIDEO: The French Far-Left Unites Against Austerity in Paris. Exclusive Interview with Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Our reporters Nadeem Hakemi and Peter Ansell went to a Front de Gauche rally on Saturday, November 16. Please find the report down below:   For an extended version of the Mélenchon report, see the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwV8o3dO_A&feature=youtu.be

Greece on Brink of Default

Whether or not Greece will be able to remain in the Euro Zone has been discussed for some time, but for American companies that have business in the unstable country, things are looking very precarious. In an August 23 meeting between Angela Merkel, François Hollande, and Antonis Samaras, the Greek Prime Minister, Merkel made it very clear that she did not want Greece to be forced to leave the Euro Zone. “Since the beginning of the[Read More…]