Europe France's Hollande signals economic U-turn, but nation only has eyes for alleged affair (+video)

President François Hollande's partner was admitted to hospital over the weekend after a magazine reported that the president had an affair with an actress. 

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When allegations of an affair emerged on Friday between the French president and a famous movie actress, many feared that the rumors would overshadow the president's platform as he attempts to overcome record-low popularity ratings.