The French are nothing if not pragmatic.

The country's new president, Francois Hollande, has made his 'ex', Segolene Royal - thirty years together, mother of his four children and not his biggest fan in the last years - the country's most powerful woman, while he still has no intention to marry the future 'First Partner'......and she was the reason his former relationship broke down.

Only in France

Francine A. McKenna - German Culture Editor

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Avatar: HOHENZOLLERNBRÃœCKE Cologne with CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. The Bridge a symbol of how Germany was rebuilt after WWII, it was left in ruins, the Cathedral with roots in the 13th century represents the country's history, Museum of Modern Art the present day.