French President Francois Hollande leaves his annual news conference, Tuesday, Jan.14, 2014 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Hollande to clarify first lady's statusUnder pressure over a magazine report that he is having a secret affair with an actress, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday he was going through "painful moments" but otherwise sidestepped specifics on his personal life.Hollande's partner, journalist Valerie Trierweiler, has been hospitalized since Friday, when Closer published photos it said proved Hollande's liaison with Julie Gayet. The report has heaped new pressure on the already unpopular Hollande.His protection should not suffer from any amateurism," Jacob said in the National Assembly.Asked whether his security was compromised, Hollande said:
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