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French President Macron stresses on combating Jihadi threat

France has suffered multiple attacks by Islamist militants in the past two years losing 230 civilians.

Polls suggest parliamentary majority within reach for French President Emmanuel Macron

A parliamentary majority looks to be within reach for centrist French President Emmanuel Macron in next month`s parliamentary elections.

Emmanuel Macron to name PM on first day as French President

Emmanuel Macron to name PM on first day as French President

Emmanuel Macron is beginning on Monday his first day as French President, with picking a Prime Minister and later travelling to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel, the media reported.

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron elected French president: Estimates

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron elected French president: Estimates

The victory caps an extraordinary rise for the 39-year- old former investment banker, who will become the country's youngest-ever leader.

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

The run-off vote pits the pro-Europe, pro-business Macron against the anti-immigration, anti-EU Le Pen, two radically different visions that underline a split in Western democracies.

Marine Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

Marine Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France

It was unclear whether the Thursday night attack would tip the balance of the vote in favour of Marine Le Pen, who has vowed to take a tough line on "Islamic terrorism".

French President Francois Hollande says EU requires no 'outside advice'

French President Francois Hollande has that the European Union (EU) "does not need external advice" to tell it what it has to do, a media report said on Tuesday.

French President Francois Hollande bows out of 2017 re-election

French President Francois Hollande bows out of 2017 re-election

Bowing to a historic low, the French President said, "I have decided that I will not be a candidate," the 62-year old Hollande said in a solemn televised address from the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Hollande says will `clarify positions` with Donald Trump in call Friday

Hollande says will `clarify positions` with Donald Trump in call Friday

French President Francois Hollande said Friday he would "clarify positions" with US president-elect Donald Trump during "frank" telephone discussions later in the day.

Clinton distantly related to French president, claims book

Clinton distantly related to French president, claims book

Clinton also shares genes with entertainers Madonna and Celine Dion and actress Angelina Jolie, Beaucarnot writes.

Hollande says Brexit should not jeopardise free movement in Europe

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that Britain`s decision to leave the European Union should not jeopardise the bloc`s principle of free movement.

French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

Last month a plot to blow up a car packed with explosives near Notre Dame cathedral was foiled.

French growth goes negative in second quarter

French growth suffered a downward revision on Friday, just days before the government puts together its final budget ahead of presidential elections next year.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy terms burkini as 'provocation' that supports radical Islam

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy terms burkini as 'provocation' that supports radical Islam

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has labelled the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that supports radicalised Islam, amid a heated debate over a ban on the swimwear in France.

8 out of 10 French do not want Nicolas Sarkozy back

The figures were released only one day after Sarkozy announced his intention to run for president in the 2017 presidential elections.

Hollande says France to form a National Guard

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday confirmed that a National Guard would be formed from existing reserve forces to better protect citizens facing terror attacks.

French President Francois Hollande rejects opposition calls to harden terror laws

French President Francois Hollande rejects opposition calls to harden terror laws

French President Francois Hollande today rejected opposition calls to further harden anti-terrorism legislation after the country's second jihadist attack in two weeks.

Sarkozy sets up French presidential bid by quitting party role

Sarkozy sets up French presidential bid by quitting party role

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announces plans to quit his role as head of France`s Les Republicains party.

Defiant Francois Hollande to decide on 2017 bid at end of year

Beleaguered French President Francois Hollande vowed that his highly contested job reforms would produce results

Ex-French president Jacques Chirac`s daughter dies aged 58

The former president himself, now 83, has suffered from ill health in recent years.