We must prepare for new attacks - Francois Hollande

2015-08-25 12:56

French President Francois Hollande says his country should be prepared for more attacks such as the thwarted assault on a high-speed train last week.

Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'

2015-08-04 12:16

Egypt is set to inaugurate a “new Suez Canal” waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing.

France's Hollande gambles on jobs growth

2015-07-28 13:30

French President Francois Hollande, who has long pledged only run for a second term in office if unemployment was falling, has upped the stakes.

France's Hollande says Benin a 'benchmark' in democracy

2015-07-02 22:12

French President Francois Hollande has hailed Benin as a "benchmark" in democracy, as he kicked off a whistlestop African tour that will also take him to Angola and Cameroon.

Cameron expresses sympathies to France over factory incident

2015-06-26 12:55

Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to President Francois Hollande to convey his sympathies over what a British government source said appeared to be an appalling incident at a gas factory in France.

Hollande condemns violent French protests against Uber

2015-06-26 08:58

French President Francois Hollande has condemned violent protests against ride-booking app Uber after taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked highways but he says the service should be taken off the road.

Francois Hollande: US spying is unacceptable

2015-06-24 11:57

French President Francois Hollande has branded as 'unacceptable' reported spying by the United States on French senior officials and warned Paris would not tolerate actions that threaten its security.

WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on French presidents

2015-06-24 06:44

WikiLeaks has published documents it says shows the US’s National Security Agency eavesdropping on the last three French presidents.

West Africa Lake Chad force ready soon

2015-06-02 19:37

A multinational force being set up to combat Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region will be operational in the coming weeks.

Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

2015-05-22 09:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the EU’s eastern partners not to expect too much of the block and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wants to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.


5 heroes of foiled European train attack

2015-08-23 08:51

Three American friends on a European vacation have been hailed as heroes after subduing a gunman on a train heading to Paris, with assists from a British businessman and a French passenger.

Hollande hails US climate plan ahead of Paris conference

2015-08-04 12:02

French President Francois Hollande has welcomed a US plan to cut carbon emissions as a 'major contribution' to an upcoming global climate conference in Paris.

France foils 'terror' attack on military

2015-07-16 13:11

France has foiled a "terrorist" plot to capture and decapitate a member of its armed forces at a military base, officials say.

French police quiz delivery man suspected in beheading

2015-06-27 11:00

French authorities are questioning a 35-year-old delivery man of North African origin suspected of a macabre Islamist attack involving the beheading of his boss and an attempt to blow up a US-owned chemicals plant in south-eastern France.

Hollande returning to France from EU summit after terror attack

2015-06-26 12:40

French President Francois Hollande will return home early from an EU summit after a suspected Islamist attack on a factory in eastern France, officials say.

US not spying on France's Hollande - Kerry

2015-06-25 09:34

The United States is not spying on French President Francois Hollande or any other French government officials, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

US denies spying on France's president

2015-06-24 10:05

The White House insists it is not targeting French President Francois Hollande's communications and will not do so, after documents released by WikiLeaks showed the United States wiretapped three French leaders, including him.

Mali, Libya crises to top agenda as Hollande visits Algeria

2015-06-14 20:12

French President Francois Hollande heads to Algeria as the two nations, once bitter foes, work ever closer to resolve the political turmoil and jihadist threat in Mali and Libya.

France and Morocco strengthen counterterrorism cooperation

2015-05-29 23:00

France and Morocco have vowed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, four months after they resumed judicial cooperation following a year-long diplomatic rift.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

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