Francois Hollande

PM Narendra Modi calls up French President-elect to congratulate him

PM Narendra Modi calls up French President-elect to congratulate him

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called up French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his poll victory and said he looked forward to work with him to further deepen the bilateral cooperation.

May 09, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

French hostage freed in Sudan: Paris

A French mineworker who was kidnapped in Chad and taken to neighbouring Sudan has been freed after more than six weeks in captivity.

May 07, 2017, 17:49 PM IST
France's Hollande promises 'response' to Macron election hack

France's Hollande promises 'response' to Macron election hack

"We knew that there were these risks during the presidential campaign because it happened elsewhere. Nothing will go without a response," he told AFP.

May 07, 2017, 00:32 AM IST

Marine Le Pen heckled as brutal French campaign enters final hours

Emmanuel Macron sought to cement his status as favourite for the French presidency Friday on the last day of campaigning before this weekend`s run-off election while his far-right rival Marine Le Pen was targeted by protesters on a visit to a cathedral city.

May 05, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

Marine le Pen always wanted France to abandon EU: François Hollande

Marine Le Pen announced on Saturday that she would appoint defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her Prime Minister if she is elected President.

Apr 30, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

France`s Francois Hollande says Britain must pay price for Brexit

French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that Britain must pay the price for Brexit as EU leaders met to adopt guidelines for negotiations.

Apr 29, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities

Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities

The attacker, who killed a police officer in Paris`s Champs-Elysees area, was known for radical Islamist activities by the French security services.

Apr 21, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

France began picking itself up on Friday from another shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande calling together the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Apr 21, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
French president to support Egypt's fight against terrorism

French president to support Egypt's fight against terrorism

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday vowed to mobilise his country`s forces to support Egypt`s combat against terrorism following bombings of Coptic churches that killed 43 and injured 100 people.

Apr 10, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Ashar al-Assad bears 'sole responsibility' for US strike: Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad bears "sole responsibility" for the US strike on a regime airbase.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
No trade deal with UK before Brexit: French President Francois Hollande

No trade deal with UK before Brexit: French President Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said today that Britain must agree on the conditions of its exit from the EU before the bloc's members discuss other issues such as a trade deal.

Mar 30, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
French ex-PM Manuel Valls says will vote for Macron in election

French ex-PM Manuel Valls says will vote for Macron in election

French former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in the coming presidential election.

Mar 29, 2017, 13:30 PM IST

France's Emmanuel Macron seen winning first round of presidentials, Fillon slips: BVA pollsters

Emmanuel Macron is set to win the first round of the French general election in four weeks time, BVA pollsters said, becoming the latest survey team to put the independent centrist ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time.

Mar 25, 2017, 10:30 AM IST

France's scandal-tainted Francois Fillon accuses Francois Hollande of media leaks

French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday accused President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, of orchestrating media leaks that have dented his image as a scandal free leader a month ahead of the key vote.

Mar 24, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Fillon camp defies President Francois Hollande over planned Paris demonstration

A planned demonstration in support of Francois Fillon will be an "important moment" in France`s presidential race,

Mar 03, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Terror attacks: Paris Mayor hits back at Donald Trump's remarks

Terror attacks: Paris Mayor hits back at Donald Trump's remarks

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has hit back at US President Donald Trump's remarks about the French capital's loss of appeal due to terror attacks, a media report said on Sunday.

Feb 26, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

Francois Hollande strikes back at Donald Trump over Paris remarks

In response to unfavourable comments over Paris, French President Francois Hollande warned his American counterpart Donald Trump over showing "defiance towards an allied country", media reports said.

Feb 26, 2017, 09:10 AM IST

Protests against police brutality heats up in Paris suburbs, dozens taken into custody

French police arrested a dozen people in a fourth straight night of confrontation with youths in suburbs north of Paris, with tension sparked by accusations of police violence spreading to new areas, a police representative said.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

French President Hollande condemns 'odious' Quebec attack

Canadian police have arrested two suspects following the attack that police are also treating as an act of terrorism.

Jan 30, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Hollande says Trump rule poses 'challenges' for Europe

Hollande says Trump rule poses 'challenges' for Europe

"Let's speak very frankly, there are challenges, there are the challenges the US administration poses to our trade rules," Hollande said in Berlin.

Jan 27, 2017, 18:21 PM IST