Who's likely to lead France's left in the presidential race

2017-01-23 09:03

A quick look at the two candidates advancing to the runoff of France's Socialist Party presidential primary, and how it works:

On Africa tour, French PM rules out slavery reparations

2016-10-31 08:27

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has issued an appeal to overcome the legacy of slavery, dismissing claims for financial compensation while acknowledging the "horror" of the slave trade.

French PM suggests recount of Gabon election results

2016-09-06 09:25

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says a recount should be held of the votes in Gabon’s disputed presidential election.

French PM warns there will be more deadly attacks

2016-07-20 08:30

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that the country must be prepared for more deadly attacks and will have to "learn to live with the threat".

Palestinian PM dismisses Netanyahu's direct talks proposal

2016-05-24 23:22

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah has dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative.

France to extend state of emergency to cover Euro 2016

2016-04-20 10:49

France's government will ask parliament to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks so that it covers the period of the Euro 2016 football tournament, PM Manuel Valls says.

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large

2016-01-19 20:56

A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run.

France's strikes in Syria probably killed French jihadists - official

2015-10-12 11:07

French air strikes in Syria have probably killed French jihadists, a source in the delegation of Prime Minister Manuel Valls says during a visit to neighbouring Jordan.

10 000 people could be waging jihad: French PM

2015-03-08 22:00

As many as 10 000 Europeans could be waging jihad in Iraq and Syria by the end of the, says French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

France increases Jewish protection

2015-01-12 16:19

France will post almost 5 000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week, in conjunction with the 10 000 soldiers deployed for general safety.


French PM warns of 'possible' far right win in elections

2016-11-17 20:07

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls ha warned that far-right leader Marine Le Pen had a chance of winning the next presidential election, boosted by the momentum of Donald Trump's shock victory in the US.

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.

French PM 'open' to interim ban on foreign funding of mosques

2016-07-29 09:28

France's prime minister said Friday he was "open" to a temporary ban on foreign financing for mosque building, after a spate of attacks in the country claimed by jihadists.

France train chaos as labour unrest spreads

2016-06-01 20:32

Transport chaos has hit France, just nine days before the Euro 2016 football tournament, as railway workers went on strike.

France to create regional 'de-radicalisation' centres: PM

2016-05-09 19:00

France will create regional centres to de-radicalise people and prevent them joining jihadist groups, the prime minister says as he laid out measures in response to last year's terror attacks that killed 147 people.

French premier pushes law to revoke terrorists' citizenship

2016-02-05 13:26

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is appealing to legislators to approve a divisive bill, prompted by last year's attacks on Paris, that would revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality.

French PM warns of risk of chemical, biological attack

2015-11-19 14:58

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of the danger of an attack in France using “chemical or biological weapons”, in a speech to lawmakers debating the extension of a state of emergency.

France PM tightens security measures on 'sensitive' sites after attack

2015-06-26 12:34

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has ordered heightened security measures at 'sensitive sites' near the gas factory that was attacked in eastern France.

French PM slams MPs for meeting 'butcher' Assad

2015-02-26 12:06

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls says that he is 'condemned with the greatest strength' a decision by three French lawmakers to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom he described as 'a butcher'.

1 400 have left France to join terrorists

2015-01-12 16:19

Approximately 1 400 people living in France have either joined the jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq or are planning to do so, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.

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