Hollande seeks to boost ties with Asia in face of 'isolationism'

2017-03-27 10:40

French President Francois Hollande called for efforts to intensify the relationship between Europe and Asia in the face of resurgent "isolationism".

Hollande hit backs at Trump over Paris criticism

2017-02-25 22:00

French President Francois Hollande has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president criticised France in a veiled attack on its immigration policies.

Hollande calls for more cybersecurity for election

2017-02-15 19:04

French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country's presidential race, notably to protect against hacking.

EU leaders confront Libya migration and Trump

2017-02-03 16:31

EU leaders sought a plan to curb mass migration from Libya at a special summit in Malta that was overshadowed by the challenges of Brexit and Donald Trump.

Gambian crisis takes centre stage at Mali summit

2017-01-14 21:29

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was due to meet world leaders at a summit jointly hosted by France in Mali as the international community strives for an end to The Gambia's political crisis.

EXCLUSIVE: Mugabe, Hollande to hold talks over 'diplomatic tiff'

2017-01-13 19:20

President Robert Mugabe is expected to come face-to-face with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Mali to discuss the "diplomatic tiff" that emerged following anti-Mugabe protests held in some parts of Zimbabwe last year.

France opens new Lascaux prehistoric art cave replica

2016-12-11 18:11

A new replica of the stunning Lascaux cave paintings has been unveiled in the Dordogne region of southwest France, more than seven decades after the prehistoric art was first discovered.

Fillon wins France's conservative presidential primary

2016-11-28 09:27

Francois Fillon won France's first-ever conservative presidential primary after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism.

French soldier killed in Mali blast

2016-11-07 06:05

A French soldier deployed in an anti-Islamist force in Mali has died from injuries sustained in a mine blast, says the defence ministry.

France pays tribute to victims of Nice attacks

2016-10-16 15:09

French President Francois Hollande has presided at a ceremony in Nice paying homage to the 86 people killed when an extremist rammed his truck into a crowd.


No legal relief as French candidates face probes

2017-02-27 07:59

France's presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen can expect no let-up in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections, says the justice minister.

France insists on two-state Mideast peace deal: Hollande

2017-02-23 07:51

France is committed to a two-state solution for the Middle East conflict, President Francois Hollande says, a week after Donald Trump broke with international consensus by stepping back from the goal.

Hollande demands 'justice' in alleged French police rape

2017-02-15 12:43

French President Francois Hollande has called for "justice" over the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton.

France closing ageing nuclear plant

2017-01-24 18:58

France has taken a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Africa, France battling same threat, Hollande says in Mali

2017-01-14 11:30

French President Francois Hollande says that those battling jihad in Africa and the Middle East are like France part of "the same fight" against extremism.

France under 'high' terror threat - Hollande

2016-12-20 21:02

France is under a "high level of threat" from terror attack, but already has a large-scale security operation in place, President Francois Hollande has said following the carnage at a Berlin Christmas market.

France's unpopular Hollande rules out 2017 run

2016-12-02 05:33

French President Francois Hollande has announced that he will not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, saying he hoped to give his Socialist party a chance to win "against conservatism and extremism" by stepping aside.

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

2016-11-21 17:30

French president Francois Hollande has warned Donald Trump that US commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible".

France urges Britain to take in 1 500 'Jungle' minors

2016-10-29 20:43

French President Francois Hollande has urged Britain to take in 1 500 unaccompanied minors from the "Jungle" as officials stepped up efforts to finish demolishing the camp.

Hollande uncertain on Putin visit after Aleppo veto

2016-10-10 20:53

French President Francois Hollande is weighing up whether to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris after the Kremlin blocked a UN bid to end the bombing of Aleppo, the French government has said.

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