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#762119 05/11/12 08:29 AM
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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




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France and other European nations are in trouble, politically, financially, and culturally.

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I think there are global problems Angie, not only European.

The financial chaos began with the collapse of the U.S. housing bubble, the sub prime lending situation, which, because money had also been borrowed from outside the US, damaged financial institutions globally.

As for the rest it seems to be a time of intensive change, both in thinking and action, from the Arab Spring to a revaluation of the status quo in Europe, and even the US is not immune.

It is certainly making life more than a little complicated at the moment, and one can only hope that we have all learned enough from past experience to ensure the changes are positive.



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