Hollande condemns slow global reaction to Syria crisis

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday criticised the international community for the slow response to the conflict in Syria, in a speech to troops aboard the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier.

Aboard Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier: French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday criticised the international community for the slow response to the conflict in Syria, in a speech to troops aboard the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier.

"I continue to regret the fact that the international community did not act in the required time to stop massacres in Syria and prevent extremists from gaining even more ground," he said.