French voters responded positively to the proposal, with recent polls showing a slight uptick in support for Hollande. The prospects of passing such tax-the-rich legislation will depend on parliamentary elections,.
Cuban Council of State Vice President Marino Murillo Jorge journeyed to Beijing in late February for a "working visit."
There is growing concern that Canada is rapidly becoming a petro-state. And in this shift, manufacturing jobs are disappearing.
France elects a new president on April 22, with a runoff possible on May 6. As this date approaches, it would appear that incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy is going to have trouble holding on to power.
"Socialism is the future" was the theme of a meeting here of communist and workers parties from 59 countries last month.
Picking one's way through the financial gobbledygook, two key words emerged: "Austerity" was one, "discipline" the other.
2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.
Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece stunned the world with his announcement of a national referendum on new austerity measures.
World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.
There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.