Hollande vows to protect overstretched French police

2016-06-17 20:37

French President Francois Hollande has vowed to improve the protection of a police force reeling from a terror attack and under pressure from violent protesters and football hooligans.

Rain pummels France, Seine overflows

2016-06-01 15:27

The Seine River has overflowed embankments in Paris as floods hit or threaten cities and towns around France.

Hollande says rights important in 'terror' fight

2016-04-18 05:38

French President Francois Hollande said respecting human rights was not a hindrance in the fight against 'terrorism' but an aid, after meeting Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Hollande abandons plan to strengthen state of emergency

2016-03-30 18:10

French President Francois Hollande has decided to abandon a bill that would have revoked citizenship for convicted terrorists and strengthened the country's state of emergency

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".


France can strip terrorists of nationality - court

2016-06-08 20:58

France's highest administrative court has rejected an appeal by five men stripped of their nationality after being convicted for terrorism.

Tear gas, blocked roads in French labour unrest

2016-05-17 18:59

Tear gas briefly choked a Left Bank neighbourhood and truckers blocked highways in Provence and Normandy in new tensions over a French labour bill.

Hollande, el-Sisi set to sign new arms deal

2016-04-17 18:01

The French president will be meeting with Egypt's president to boost military ties between the two countries.

Paris suspect Abdeslam, two others arrested

2016-03-18 22:39

Police have arrested three people including key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam in a raid in Brussels.

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.

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