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.

France: Terror funding, attack weapons came from abroad

2015-01-14 08:35

France’s PM has demanded tougher anti-terrorism measures after deadly attacks that may already be leading to a crackdown on liberties in exchange for greater security.

Paris attacks: France seeks security answers

2015-01-12 09:21

France is turning its attention to plugging security holes blamed for failing to prevent the deadliest terrorist attack on the country in half a century, after millions united in historic rallies.

Stunned France mourns after Paris massacre

2015-01-08 12:11

A stunned and outraged France has begun a national day of mourning, as security forces desperately hunt for two brothers suspected of gunning 12 people in an Islamic assault on a satirical weekly.

Chilling video emerges as 12 killed in Paris shooting

2015-01-07 15:06

WATCH: A witness was able to capture masked gunmen shooting a Paris policeman after they stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper, in France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

Germany, France weigh in on 'Grexit' talk

2015-01-07 11:05

Greece's possible exit from the eurozone has caused Germany and France to take coordinated and calculated risk.

Mali: 4 prisoners exchanged for French hostage

2014-12-15 09:36

The Malian government says it exchanged four prisoners to secure the release of a French hostage held for three years by al-Qaeda's North African branch.

General: CAR security better

2014-12-04 17:55

The commander of France's military operation in CAR says security has improved considerably in the country, with French authorities studying plans for a troop drawdown.

Hollande warns African leaders who cling to power

2014-11-30 08:13

French President Francois Hollande is taking to task African leaders who seek ways around term limits to extend their reigns.

Australia stands firm against G20 pack on climate change

2014-11-19 08:45

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned that next year's landmark climate change summit in Paris will fail if world leaders decide to put cutting carbon emissions ahead of economic growth.

France facilitated evacuation of Burkina's Compaore

2014-11-05 08:15

France has facilitated the evacuation of Burkina Faso’s president in the heat of the west African country’s political crisis to neighbouring Ivory Coast, French President Francois Hollande says.

Man to marry ex-stepmother after legal battle

2014-10-04 18:00

A former stepson and stepmother are finally due to tie the knot after fighting for months with French authorities for the right to marry.

ISIS-linked jihadists behead Frenchman

2014-09-25 06:12

Jihadists linked to ISIS have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online, but President Francois Hollande vowed France would not give in to blackmail.

Hollande heads for showdown over job deregulation

2014-09-17 14:00

President Francois Hollande has angered everyone from medics to taxi drivers enough to drive them onto the streets in recent months.

Two thirds of French want Hollande to quit- poll

2014-09-11 17:42

Nearly two thirds of French voters would like to see their deeply unpopular socialist president, Francois Hollande, resign before the end of his term in 2017, a poll shows.

French Muslim minister faces racist attacks

2014-09-09 13:00

The appointment of a young Morocco-born woman as France's education minister has sparked a wave of attacks that has renewed concerns about racism in the country.

Hollande's ex comes out in support of him

2014-09-08 09:12

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, as Francois Hollande has learned since a memoir published by his spurned girlfriend left France both aghast and greedy for details about the president's private life.

Hollande tried to win me back, says ex

2014-09-03 14:37

French President Francois Hollande's former companion writes in a tell-all book that months after their public breakup he was trying to win her back with dinner and barrages of text messages.

Hollande: Russian troops in Ukraine unacceptable

2014-08-28 16:09

President Francois Hollande has described the possible presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine as 'intolerable and unacceptable' and called on Moscow to 'respect the sovereignty of Ukraine'.

Hollande to install govt with 'centre-left' agenda

2014-08-26 14:50

France is set to get a new centre-left government, a day after President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls dissolved their 5-month-old Socialist administration following an internal clash.

France awaits new govt after shock resignation

2014-08-26 09:13

France’s PM is set to appoint a new cabinet after tendering his government’s resignation amid a row over economic policy, plunging the country into a fresh political crisis.

French president dissolves government

2014-08-25 11:07

French president Francois Hollande is dissolving the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country’s economy.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

2014-07-22 22:08

The UN secretary general has said it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel.


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.

France pays homage to 3 killed policemen

2015-01-13 14:45

President Francois Hollande has vowed that France would 'never yield' to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in an Islamist killing spree.

Silence, bells, tears for France

2015-01-08 17:23

Office workers stood shoulder to shoulder, buses and metros halted, and only the toll of bells and sound of weeping broke the silence as France honoured the 12 massacre victims.

Unity is our best weapon - Hollande

2015-01-07 22:20

French President Francois Hollande has announced that Thursday would be a day of mourning in the wake of the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left at least 12 dead.

Hollande: Paris shooting a terrorist attack

2015-01-07 14:26

French President Francois Hollande has labelled the shooting at Paris newspaper Charlie Hebdo as a terrorist attack.

Modest recovery for France on the cards

2014-12-19 16:14

The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled and borrowing rates are at record lows and this may help France to kick-start its long-awaited recovery.

France's Hollande meets Putin

2014-12-06 20:10

French President Francois Hollande has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Ukraine crisis during a brief stopover at a Moscow airport.

France's Hollande sparks row on African democracy

2014-12-01 08:15

France does not want to preach democracy to its former colonies, President Francois Hollande says after taking flak for accusing African leaders of seeking to cling to power.

Hollande embarks on trip to Ebola-hit Guinea

2014-11-27 08:47

French President Francois Hollande is set to visit Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

France's unpopular Hollande vows no new taxes

2014-11-07 09:26

French President Francois Hollande says no new taxes will be imposed on anyone in France next year as he seeks to shake off record-low approval ratings.

France welcomes Burkina Faso leader's resignation

2014-10-31 22:31

France has welcomed the resignation of Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaore after days of street protests against his bid to seek a new mandate.

US strikes ISIS oil refineries in Syria

2014-09-25 11:33

The United States has bombed ISIS-controlled oil refineries in Syria as president Barack Obama recruited more allies to fight the jihadist "network of death".

Under-fire Hollande faces press grilling

2014-09-18 11:56

President Francois Hollande is set to hold a rare and hotly awaited news conference as the embattled and deeply unpopular leader seeks to turn the tide on a catastrophic in few weeks.

French government faces key confidence vote

2014-09-16 12:36

France's under-fire government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote as the country battles a political and economic crisis and President Hollande's popularity stagnates..

Fired French minister 'forgot' to pay rent for 3 years

2014-09-10 08:01

Former French trade minister Thomas Thevenoud, who lasted less than a fortnight in office before being sacked for tax irregularities, also failed to pay rent for three years.

IMF sees world growth at just over 3%

2014-09-08 14:00

The International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde has hinted the global lender could downgrade its forecast for world economic growth.

French president’s public, private life in trouble

2014-09-06 16:02

Things can't get much worse for French President Francois Hollande: The economy is lagging; his new government is already under fire; and his private life has just been exposed.

France's scorned first lady kisses and tells

2014-09-03 13:08

France's former first lady has broke her silence over the tempestuous end of her relationship with President Francois Hollande, detailing her horrified reaction to the news he was having an affair.

Hollande: Assad cannot be ally against Islamic State

2014-08-28 14:21

President Francois Hollande says that opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should have more Western support, but President Assad could not be an ally against jihadists.

French PM to unveil pro-reform cabinet

2014-08-26 11:37

France's prime minister will scramble to put together a new pro-reform government following the surprise eviction of rebel ministers who had opposed budgetary rigour.

French govt dissolved amid feud, stagnant economy

2014-08-25 14:43

French President Francois Hollande has dissolved the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.

Court rejects part of Hollande’s tax plan

2014-08-07 09:30

A top French court has rejected part of President Francois Hollande's economic reform package.

France to use military in Mali to find missing jet

2014-07-24 20:04

President Francois Hollande has vowed to deploy all of France's military means in Mali, where it has hundreds of troops, to track down a missing Algerian plane.

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Israel

2014-07-21 07:46

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

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