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.

French president vows to shut down Calais camp this year

2016-09-26 18:04

French President Francois Hollande has said the migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of 2016.

Hollande to try to save TGV train factory

2016-09-12 17:45

French President Francois Hollande will intervene to try to save the factory that made the country's first high-speed TGV train and is now under threat of closure.

Vowing to 'transform' France, Macron quits as economy minister

2016-08-30 21:47

France's Emmanuel Macron has vowed after stepping down as economy minister to "transform" an ailing country, but has stopped short of declaring a presidential run.

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.


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.

France remembers victims of terror attacks in Paris ceremony

2016-09-19 20:19

A ceremony in memory of all victims of terror attacks has been held in Paris as France is still under a state of emergency.

Hollande condemns post-election violence in Gabon

2016-09-01 18:30

French President Francois Hollande has condemned the post-election violence and looting in Gabon and called for calm on all sides.

France's Hollande to meet pope after priest killing

2016-08-15 20:01

French President Francois Hollande will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican this week, his office said, with the two expected to discuss the fallout from the jihadist murder of a French priest.

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.

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