French president François Hollande’s approval rating declined for the sixth month in a row in November, a poll has showed, as he wrestles with a sickly economy and rising unemployment.
The number of people satisfied with Hollande’s performance slipped by 1 percentage point to 41% in November, according to the Ifop poll, a new low since he became France’s first Socialist president in 17 years in May.
Hollande said public criticism would not divert him from his goal of reviving the economy and called on voters to judge him in five years.
The approval rating of prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault worsened at a faster rate, declining by 6 percentage points to 43% this month, according to the poll carried out for Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, seen as his nephew's political regent and one of the most powerful men in the country, has apparently been ousted and several associates executed, South Korea's spy agency said.
Nelson Mandela was the glowing beacon of hope, shining across South Africa and the world, whose 27 years in jail left him without a trace of bitterness or hatred against those who practised the evil of apartheid.
NELSON MANDELA was the glowing beacon of hope, shining across South Africa and the world, whose 27 years in jail left him without a trace of bitterness or hatred against those who practiced the evil of apartheid.
The grandmother of a toddler with Down's syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.