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.

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.


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.

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.

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