Merkel, Hollande urge `unified` response to EU refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called Monday for a "unified" response to the worst refugee crisis to hit the EU since World War II.

French President Francois Hollande arrives in Cuba

 French President Francois Hollande arrived in Cuba late Sunday for a historic one-day visit where he is expected to meet with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, according to a presidential aide. 

All Germanwings crash victims to be identified by end of week, says Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that all 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps would be identified by the end of the week.

Greece races to finalise reforms after tough bailout deal

Greece was under pressure Saturday to finalise reform proposals that would keep its loan lifeline open after an EU compromise deal clipped its anti-austerity ambitions.

France, Canada stand side by side in terror fight: Hollande

Ontario: Visiting French President Francois Hollande brought a message of solidarity in the global fight against terrorism to Canada`s parliament Monday, less than two weeks after a lone gunman stormed its halls.

Draghi `supports` France`s call to boost European demand

French President Francois Hollande and Mario Draghi the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) have agreed that European demand must be lifted to head off a risk of deflation, French officials said.

Paris shooter who `could still kill` must be arrested: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said a gunman who critically wounded a photographer at leftwing newspaper Liberation "could still kill" and must be arrested.

Netanyahu calls on Abbas to address Israeli parliament

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday invited Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to address the Israeli parliament and publicly recognise Jewish links to the land of Israel.

French minister resigns in face of tax-fraud probe

Hollande`s office says Jerome Cahuzac asked to be removed from his post, and the president accepted.

Cameron aims to `steal` IAF fighter deal from France: Report

British Prime Minister David Cameron will attempt to "steal" a six billion pound Indian defence contract from under the nose of French President Francois Hollande when he visits New Delhi this week, according to a media report.

‘French troops helping Malian Army in fight against Islamists’

French President Francois Hollande, who announced the surprise deployment, did not reveal how many French soldiers were on the ground or exactly what their mission is.

New Syrian ambassador to France named

French President Francois Hollande and the new Syrian opposition leader announced plans to install an ambassador to represent Syria in France.

France mulls banning homework for students

French President Francois Hollande has reportedly said he would ban schools from giving their pupils homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the country`s education system.

French Prez welcomes visitors to his `rented` home

French President Francois Hollande and his partner are welcoming visitors to their "rented" home: the sumptuous Elysee Palace.

French first lady wins damages over publication of bikini pics in mag

French President Francois Hollande’s girlfriend Valerie Trierweiler has won a lawsuit against a magazine which published photographs of her in a bikini.

Still time to avoid civil war in Syria: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande has said there is still time to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoid a civil war in the Middle East country.

French Prez Hollande oversees first Bastille Day

Military jets trailing red, white and blue exhaust opened President Francois Hollande`s first Bastille Day parade as the French leader.