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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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Francois Hollande

Feb 11, 2014 — Obama is currently hosting French President François Hollande for a state visit, the first to the White House in about two years.
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Jan 14, 2014 — Once upon a time, a French president having an affair was no big deal. The media, if it knew, could be counted on to ignore it. And public didn't seem to care. As President Francois Hollande has discovered, the rules have changed.
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Jul 26, 2013 — France's parliament has bowed to European Union pressure and removed a 130-year-old ban on "offending the head of state."
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Jun 7, 2013 — Hollande made the mistake standing right next to the Japanese prime minister. Elysée officials said: "He is tired."
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Feb 2, 2013 — Francois Hollande visits the northern city of Timbuktu six days after French and Malian troops liberate it; he says France is prepared to hand over command of the battle against Islamists in Mali to an African-led military force.
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May 15, 2012 — Francois Hollande takes oath of office as France's new president. He will travel to Germany today to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a European austerity package which he wants to amend.
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May 7, 2012 — The traditional phone call an American president makes to congratulate any new leader of a major American ally became cause for suspicion, as did the invitation Obama extended to France's new socialist leader, Francois Hollande, to visit the White House before the NATO meeting in Chicago and the G-8 Summit at Camp David.
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May 7, 2012 — The election of Socialist Francois Hollande in France and the rejection of austerity policies in Greece raise serious questions about the future of the euro and the fate of the continent's economic union.
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Apr 23, 2012 — Far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen could determine who wins the May 6 runoff. She finished a surprisingly strong third on Sunday. If Sarkozy can't appeal to enough of her supporters, he could lose to Socialist Francois Hollande.
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