French lower house votes to enshrine state of emergency in constitution

2016-02-09 09:37

The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favour of enshrining in the constitution the process of declaring a state of national emergency, one of a series of controversial amendments the government proposed after November's Paris attacks.

French president pardons woman jailed for killing violent husband

2016-02-01 08:24

French President Francois Hollande has pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband after he abused her for decades, the president's office has announced.

France pledges aid to Tunisia

2016-01-22 22:33

France will provide one billion euros to Tunisia over the next five years as part of an economic support package.

Hollande: Threat continues year after Hebdo attacks

2016-01-07 15:11

French President Francois Hollande says a "terrorist threat" will continue to weigh on the country a year after attacks at Charlie Hebdo.

France begins one-year commemorations of Charlie Hebdo attack

2016-01-05 14:38

French President Francois Hollande unveils a plaque at the former offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo as commemorations began to mark the attack there and two more days of horror.

France 'not finished with terrorism' - Hollande

2016-01-01 12:40

President Francois Hollande has told the French public that the country "has not finished with terrorism yet".

Ramadi liberation 'most important victory yet' against ISIS - Hollande

2015-12-29 07:32

French President Francois Hollande has congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on his army's liberation of Ramadi from Islamic State forces, saying it was "a major step" in the conflict.

317 detained after banned Paris climate protest

2015-11-30 13:03

Paris police say 317 people have been detained after an unauthorised protest seeking to call attention to climate change, which ended with police firing tear gas at protesters throwing bottles and candles.

Hollande, Obama vow unity against ISIS, appeal to Russia

2015-11-25 11:50

France and the US have pledged to step up the fight against the ISIS group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict.

Hollande and Iran's Rouhani discuss Syria

2015-11-17 13:18

French President Francois Hollande and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have discussed the war in Syria by telephone, in the wake of a devastating attack on Paris by ISIS jihadists.


French government wants to extend the state of emergency

2016-02-03 15:35

France's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that has been declared after November 13 deadly attacks in Paris.

Hollande says France won't allow threats to weaken it

2016-01-25 14:20

France's president says the country will not allow threats to weaken its resolve against terrorism.

Castro to meet Hollande in Paris

2016-01-18 19:08

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to meet his counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris, the French presidency says.

Man shot dead near Paris police station

2016-01-07 14:15

A man wielding a knife has been shot dead by the French police as he tried to attack a police station.

Accidental hero: the Muslim who saved Jews in Paris attack

2016-01-05 09:10

Lassana Bathily was an undocumented migrant from Mali until he became an unlikely hero by saving shoppers' lives during the jihadist attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris a year ago.

Hollande under fire over citizenship debacle

2015-12-30 11:01

President Francois Hollande's call for convicted terrorists to lose their French citizenship if they have a second nationality has triggered uproar.

France's far-right set to make history in first poll since attacks

2015-12-06 14:02

France's far-right National Front is widely predicted to take a step towards gaining control of at least one region for the first time, as polls opened three weeks after jihadist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

France commemorates victims of terrorist attacks in Paris

2015-11-27 14:32

The French tricolour hung solemnly from the balconies and windows along misty Parisian streets as some 2 000 people gathered at the city's military museum to pay homage to the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks.

Hollande to press Obama on Russia co-operation in ISIS fight

2015-11-24 10:05

President Barack Obama will stand in solidarity with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, 11 days after the ISIS group launched a series of deadly attacks in Paris.

Hollande calls for grand coalition to defeat ISIS

2015-11-17 11:42

French President Francois Hollande has called for a global coalition to eradicate ISIS following the deadly attacks in Paris.

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