French TV channel gets hacked by ISIS

2015-04-09 08:23

French television network TV5Monde says it has been hacked by individuals claiming to belong to ISIS, bringing television broadcasts to a halt and taking over its websites and Facebook page.

Hollande: Identification of crash victims possible by week's end

2015-03-31 20:17

French President Francois Hollande has said that it would be possible to identify all the victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps by the end of the week.

France's right-wing parties lead local elections

2015-03-23 05:53

France's right-wing parties, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, appear to have edged out the far-right National Front to take first place in local elections.

Hollande urges web firms to fight hate speech

2015-02-24 11:01

French President Francois Hollande has urged internet companies like Google and Facebook to fight hate speech online.

Hollande calls racism victim

2015-02-21 14:43

President Francois Hollande has spoken with the man abused by Chelsea supporters at a French metro station.

France, Egypt call for UN Security Council meeting on Libya

2015-02-16 14:32

French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart have called for the UN Security Council to meet over the security situation in Libya and take new measures after Egypt’s air force bombed ISIS targets there.

Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal

2015-02-12 17:07

Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back and Ukraine would trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border, under a new peace deal hammered out between Russia and Ukraine.

France's first vote since Paris attacks raises tensions

2015-02-08 10:00

France’s resurgent far right is vying for a shining moment this weekend, when the National Front is facing the Socialists in an election for a vacant seat in parliament.

Hollande: Invest in green economy

2015-01-23 22:30

Hollande has called for investments in the green economy and a pact for addressing poverty.

Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo as magazine sells out

2015-01-15 09:48

French President Francois Hollande has declared that Charlie Hebdo “is alive and will live on” after its new edition sold out in record time, as al-Qaeda claimed the deadly attack on the satirical magazine.


Rwanda: French genocide papers could answer 'dark' questions

2015-04-08 19:04

Rwanda says France’s declaration of documents relating to the 1994 genocide will shed light on unanswered questions over the mass killings, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

Hollande, Merkel arrive in Alps for homage

2015-03-25 17:02

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have arrived in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane crashes, to pay homage to the 150 victims.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

Jewish community will be protected - France

2015-02-24 07:41

French president Francois Hollande says that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France.

Hollande: Anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim acts threaten France

2015-02-17 17:16

French President Francois Hollande says the rise of acts against Jews and Muslims threatens the country's very foundations.

Egypt 1st foreign buyer of French Rafale fighters

2015-02-13 08:47

Egypt will become the first foreign buyer of Rafale fighter jets, French officials say, purchasing 24 of the multi-role French-made aircraft as part of a $5.93bn defence deal that will strengthen Cairo’s military.

Leaders to discuss 'last chance' Ukraine peace bid

2015-02-08 14:05

French, German and Ukrainian leaders are to discuss a last-ditch peace bid for east Ukraine with Vladimir Putin on Sunday, after the US called for "deeds" from the Russian leader accused of masterminding the conflict.

Give more help to Africans - Hollande

2015-02-06 05:00

President Francois Hollande has called on the international community "to act" in the fight against extremism in Africa rather than "give lessons", saying France can't go it alone.

Hollande: Anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic acts must be punished

2015-01-15 14:51

French President Francois Hollande insists that any anti-Muslim or anti-Semitic acts must be ‘severely punished’, as he sought to calm rising religious tensions after his country's bloodiest terrorist attacks in decades.

France to pull troops from CAR

2015-01-14 22:00

France is to withdraw 1 200 troops from Central African Republic by the autumn.

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