François Hollande beat Nicolas Sarkozy to become the 2nd Socialist French president Sunday night. Mr. Hollande garnered nearly 52% of the vote compared to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48%. Mr. Hollande, who follows in the footsteps of the previous Socialist who led France for most of the 1980s, François Mitterrand, declared himself in a victorious speech “the president of the youth of France.” CBS reports Mr. Hollande’s platform targeted the austerity measures so hated by much of Europe. In a speech Mr. Hollande vowed to increase production, deficit reduction and preservation of equal access to public services.
President Barack Obama has reached out to Mr. Hollande after his win and has invited the president-elect to visit the White House.
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You can thank all that traffic in Midtown this week to the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which brought in not only the world’s most important leaders, but all their bodyguards and beefed up security as well. Don’t even try going east of 3rd Ave today, is all we’re saying.
It’ll be a petit bebe for French First Lady Carla Bruni. Amid months of speculation, Ms. Bruni unambiguously alluded to her pregnancy in an interview with French newspaper Nice Matin.
The interview was about Ms. Bruni’s recent meeting with the wives of French Marines stationed in Libya. Nice Matin asked Ms. Bruni whether or Read More
How would it feel to have a royal wedding just two months after the William and Kate’s fete of the century? Just ask Monaco’s Prince Albert and his new bride Charlene Wittstock.
The civil wedding took place this afternoon in the tiny principality. The religious ceremony will be held tomorrow before an intimate gathering of Read More
Not only do the French age better than us, but their socialites have achieved levels of national scandal that our forgotten New York ladies could only aspire to.
This summer, French newspapers have been busy following the Bettencourt Affair, which, according to the New York Times, involves:
An aging heiress. An Read More
Daily News: Did you know that Barack Obama, when he goes to Europe, is “The Fonz”? That thumbs-up pose he’s doing on the cover of the Daily News, and the faces of Silvio Berlusconi and Dmitry Medvedev smiling (with a little nudge from the display copy, the smiles certainly could look sycophantic, Ralph and Pottsie Read More
First lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrived in New York Monday morning with her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, for the opening session of the UN General Assembly.
Being a pair of regular old tourists in the big city, the two went for a morning jog in Midtown–"Bruni turned heads in a skintight Read More
The September issue of Vanity Fair features French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on the cover and yet again poses the question, Is she the new Jackie O.? In the piece, written by Maureen Orth, Ms. Bruni is painted as a modern sort of woman who values her independence, remains friends with Read More
French first lady Carla Bruni reportedly is of two minds about her marriage to the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and its effect on her pop music career.
"If people don’t listen because I married the president of the republic, I understand," she said of her new album, Comme Si De Rien N’Etait Read More
Carla Bruni says she was seduced by Nicolas Sarkozy’s "physique and intelligence" in a new book, Carla and Nicolas, The True Story. [P6]
Ethan Hawke can’t get out of jury duty. [P6]
Gabriel Byrne studied Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, and Dick Cavett to prepare for his role as a therapist Read More