French President Hollande to separate from partner: report
PARIS (REUTERS) - French President Francois Hollande is expected to announce his separation from partner Valerie Trierweiler on Saturday following a media storm over allegations he is having an affair with an actress, according to the Journal du Dimanche.
First lady Ms Trierweiler, 48, Mr Hollande's partner since 2006, plans to travel to India on Sunday for a charity trip and the president wants to settle the issue of their future before her departure, the newspaper said.
"The press release from the Elysee Palace should be released sometime today," the respected national weekly said on its website, without citing its sources.
A spokesman for the president declined to comment on the report, and Ms Trierweiler's spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.