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.

France's state of emergency may last months

2015-11-17 05:38

French President Francois Hollande will present a bill to extend the state of emergency in France, as well as propose severe amendments to the constitution in light of the Paris attacks.

France to observe minute's silence for victims of attacks

2015-11-16 10:47

France is preparing to fall silent at noon to mourn victims of the Paris attacks after its warplanes pounded the Syrian stronghold of ISIS, the jihadist group that has claimed responsibility for the slaughter.

Hollande: Let's put more pressure on Eritrea

2015-11-12 11:24

French President Francois Hollande says “maximal” political and diplomatic pressure should be applied on the “unscrupulous leaders” of Eritrea, whose citizens have been fleeing in droves for years to Europe.

Hollande: Paris climate pact success 'not certain'

2015-11-03 11:36

President Francois Hollande of France, host of a crucial year-end conference to agree a global pact on climate change, says the meeting’s success is "possible, not certain".

Hollande: Chinese support on climate change 'essential'

2015-11-02 10:23

French President Francois Hollande says Chinese support is “essential” to reaching an effective deal at the forthcoming climate change conference in Paris, as he begins a visit to the Asian giant.

France's Hollande broadens election message

2015-10-20 18:41

French President Francois Hollande is broadening his charm offensive among voters to include groups not normally associated with his ruling Socialists.

Hollande, Sisi agree on sale of Mistral warships to Egypt

2015-09-23 16:03

French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have agreed on the purchase by Egypt of the two French Mistral helicopter carriers whose planned sale to Russia was cancelled.


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.

World leaders pressed for response to Paris attacks

2015-11-16 13:02

Pressed for a stronger answer to the ISIS group’s attacks in Paris, the world’s top nations are set to outline their co-ordinated response to what President Barack Obama has described as an “attack on the civilised world”.

France, US tense over Paris climate deal

2015-11-13 07:48

France's leadership is bristling at US resistance to making a global climate accord under negotiation in Paris next month legally binding.

French president seeks climate accord ally in Seoul

2015-11-04 13:31

French President Francois Hollande has visited South Korea, looking to bring Seoul fully on board as a “very useful” ally in securing a global climate change deal in Paris next month.

China, France agree climate pact should have automatic cuts

2015-11-02 14:09

French President Francois Hollande says he and his Chinese counterpart have agreed that a global climate change pact should require countries to increase their emission cuts every five years.

France's Hollande heads to China ahead of key climate summit

2015-11-01 14:24

French President Francois Hollande will head to China to try and persuade Beijing, a key country in the fight against global warming, to give a decisive push to negotiations ahead of a Paris conference.

France cautiously backs Putin call on Syria

2015-09-29 05:24

France has given cautious backing at the United Nations to a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin for a 'broad coalition' to fight ISIS in Syria.

France issues 'strong warning' not to block mediation in Burkina Faso

2015-09-21 07:41

French President Francois Hollande has issued a “strong warning” against any attempt to block efforts to solve a political crisis in Burkina Faso following a military coup.

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