Hollande vows war on ISIS 'by every means' after church attack

2016-07-26 21:22

President Francois Hollande has vowed to wage war against Islamic State "by every means" within the law after two men linked to the jihadist group killed a priest in a French church.

Around 50 in critical condition after Nice attack: Hollande

2016-07-15 15:50

French President Francois Hollande says around 50 people are in a critical condition "between life and death" after a lorry ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

France to end military operations in Central African Republic

2016-07-14 07:04

President Francois Hollande says France will end its military mission in the Central African Republic in October.

France hands Mandela trial recordings to SA

2016-07-11 16:42

French President Francois Hollande has handed his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma the digitised recordings of the Rivonia Trial in which Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in jail.

Strike shuts Eiffel Tower to tourists again

2016-06-28 15:11

Paris' most recognisable monument will remain closed to visitors as Eiffel Tower staff joined strike action against controversial labour reforms.

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.


Many foreigners, children among Nice dead and injured: Hollande

2016-07-15 16:15

French President Francois Hollande says "many foreigners" are among those killed or injured in a truck attack on a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

WATCH: Sombre Hollande denounces third 'terrorist' act in 18 months

2016-07-15 08:57

French President Francois Hollande says that an attack which saw a truck plough into a crowd in Nice, killing 80 people, was clearly a "terrorist" act.

Hollande's hairdresser paid €10 000 a month

2016-07-13 16:52

Short on the sides and thinning on top, French President Francois Hollande's hair is kept perfectly groomed at a cost of about €10 000 a month, the Canard Enchaine weekly reports.

Britain, France mark 100 years since Battle of the Somme

2016-07-01 18:54

Britain and France have recalled the horrors of the Battle of the Somme, 100 years after their troops fought and died together in one of the defining offensives of WWI.

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.

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