Former Sarkozy advisor charged with embezzling state funds

A one-time advisor to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with abusing his position to profit from state funds, as part of an inquiry into alleged fraud in awarding contracts to opinion polling companies.

France willing to strengthen Euro governance: President Francois Hollande

France favours a "stronger organisation" behind the euro led by "a vanguard of countries", French President Francois Hollande said in an interview published on Sunday.

French President Francois Hollande leads tributes to `great hope` Jules Bianchi
French President Francois Hollande leads tributes to `great hope` Jules Bianchi

French President Francois Hollande led the flood of tributes Saturday to Jules Bianchi, the Formula One driver who has died nine months after a horror crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

French Prez Francois Hollande condemns violent French protests against Uber

French President Francois Hollande on Friday condemned violent protests against ride-booking app Uber after taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked highways but he said the service should be taken off the road.

Hollande condemns violent French protests against Uber
Hollande condemns violent French protests against Uber

French President Francois Hollande on Friday condemned violent protests against ride-booking app Uber after taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked highways but he said the service should be taken off the road.

Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia
Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia

French President Francois Hollande said his country was doing "everything" it can to save a Frenchman accused of drug offences in Indonesia from the firing squad after he lost an appeal against his death sentence Monday. 

Hollande, Merkel, Tsipras in new Greek debt crisis talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone Saturday to discuss Greece`s debt crisis as time runs out to reach a deal, a French diplomatic source said.

Hollande promises to pay ''moral debt'' to former colony Haiti

French President Francois Hollande pledged to pay back a "moral debt" to Haiti during a visit on Tuesday to the impoverished Caribbean nation founded by former French slaves who declared independence in 1804.

Narendra Modi, Francois Hollande presented cricket jerseys
Narendra Modi, Francois Hollande presented cricket jerseys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande have been presented with cricket jerseys with their names emblazoned on it.

France`s Hollande steps back in time at giant cave replica

French President Francois Hollande on Friday stepped 36,000 years back in time into a darkened, cool cave to admire the earliest known figurative paintings of hands, bears, rhinos and panthers.

PM Modi, Prez Hollande talks to focus on defence issues, terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s discussion with French President Francois Hollande on Friday will focus on critical defence and nuclear issues as well as terrorism.

No Rafale sale announcement before Modi's visit to France: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said there will be no news on the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for a state visit to France.

France`s Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town

French President Francois Hollande on Friday visited a remote Philippine town devastated by one of the world`s strongest typhoons, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to talk Wednesday: France

French President Francois Hollande will speak on the phone with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Wednesday evening, a French government spokesman said.

Hollande says `same targets` hit in Paris, Copenhagen attacks

French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that the "same targets" were hit in the weekend attacks in Copenhagen as during the January assault in Paris that claimed 17 lives.

Hollande expresses `strong concern` over surge in Ukraine violence

French President Francois Hollande held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and European Council chief Donald Tusk on Sunday to express his "very strong concern" over the surge in violence in eastern Ukraine, the presidency said.

Hollande reassures Muslims, Islamists hack French websites

French President Francois Hollande reassured Muslims on Thursday that his country respected them and their religion but said France would not compromise on its commitment to freedom and democracy.

Charlie Hebdo will live on: French President Francois Hollande

On the day that Charlie Hebdo published its first edition after the terror attack on its Paris office, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that the satirical weekly was 'alive and will live on'.

Immigration `not linked to terrorism but complicates things`: Sarkozy

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday in the wake of Paris terror attacks that immigration, "if it is not linked to terrorism... complicates things".

Hollande confirms four dead in kosher deli hostage-taking

French President Francois Hollande confirmed reports on Friday that four hostages were killed at a siege of a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris.