French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he will raise concerns about a possible $10 billion-plus U.S. fine on BNP Paribas that he considers “disproportionate” with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama. France’s biggest listed bank is under investigation by U.S. authorities over whether it evaded U.S. sanctions, mainly on Sudan, Iran and Syria, between 2002 and 2009, and Hollande said he would tackle Obama on the potential fine when they meet on Thursday. “I don’t know if he wants to talk about it, but I will talk to him about it,” Hollande told reporters during a trip to Warsaw. [Reuters]

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  1. Posted by Guest | June 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Since Obama is already following the French in the quasi-socialist / old Europe economic model he might as well let Frenchy boss him around on BNP's fines.

  2. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    The internet is a great place to find examples of people who have no idea what the word "socialism" means.

  3. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Fox News is the other way.

  4. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    you go girl!

  5. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    unrelated, but I love the idea of people calling Hollande "Frank."

  6. Posted by Guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    L'Obama, bama, banana

  7. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    can you find another blog to leave your useless, utterly unfunny comments? Thanks in advance.

  8. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    glad you took the time to type that out and hit "submit." really, huge contribution to the conversation.

  9. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    you are not funny.

  10. Posted by guest | June 4, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    ah, yes, another example of how the internet is a great place to find people who have no idea what the term "socialism" means.

  11. Posted by Turnip Truck | June 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Whatever. Hollande's going to try to corner Obama, Obama's going to excuse himself to go to the restroom, and Hollande, faced with the insuperable obstacle of the door with the little dude sign on it, is going to give up. For a Frenchman, that's a supreme effort!

  12. Posted by lacave | June 4, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    bnp pays 5b……obama gets trip to st tropes………..gets to dj at lacave for diddys white party………all is forgiven and much champagne is consumed………….hope im invited………

  13. Posted by Xenomorph | June 4, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Get fucked.

    - Guy with functioning brain.

  14. Posted by Xenomorph | June 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    DB, home of the Hannity fanboi club

  15. Posted by Joe Momma | June 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Negative points for not being funny, you sir, are a dunce

  16. Posted by Squeaky the Mouse | June 4, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    …….and what the fuck are you?????!!!!!

    - LEH confused third party quant

  17. Posted by UFOinsider | June 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Mind you, between the typing and the hitting of 'submit', there was a brief moment where a thought flicked "this is a good idea, yes, yes I will submit". THAT'S what kills me.

    Other than than, no concerns.

  18. Posted by UFOinsider | June 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Bet you tree fiddy they pay the whole 8

  19. Posted by Short, But Long | June 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Hollande said he would tackle Obama… go on…