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 […]

France Withdraws Combat Troops from Afghanistan

On Tuesday November 20, France withdrew 400 combat troops from the Nijrab base in the Kapisa region of Afghanistan. This shift of the troops from Nijrab to Kabul marked the end of French occupation of Kapisa, the region responsible for the most French casualties since they began sending troops to Afghanistan in 2001. The troops […]