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.

Queen Elizabeth sends 'sincere condolences' over Paris attack

Queen Elizabeth II sent her "sincere condolences" to the wounded and the families of those killed on Wednesday in the attack on a French satirical magazine.

Hollande urges Greece to stick to EU pledges as `Grexit` fears resurface

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged Greece to abide by its European commitments, as the spectre of a Greek exit from the eurozone rears its head again.

France`s 75% `supertax` quietly dies with few mourners

Once a flagship policy of French President Francois Hollande, the 75-percent "supertax" on top earners limps into its final weeks this month having sparked plenty of controversy but few economic results. 

French President Francois Hollande denounces attack on Pakistani school

French President Francois Hollande Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a Pakistani school which killed at least 126 people, most of them children.

Last French hostage arrives home after 3 years

France`s last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrived home Wednesday after three years at the hands of Islamist militants, to be greeted by his family and French President Francois Hollande.

Hollande seeks 'historic' climate pact at key 2015 summit

French President Francois Hollande today urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact he hopes to leave as his government's legacy.

Nicolas Sarkozy tipped to lead party in first step back to presidency

First the dramatic comeback, then the frenzied campaign, and now France`s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy is limbering up for his potential springboard back into office: the leadership of his right-wing UMP party.

Francois Hollande`s scandal-hit right-hand man wins backing

French President Francois Hollande`s under-fire chief of staff won government backing on Wednesday amid calls for him to step down over a scandal involving former leader Nicolas Sarkozy.

President Francois Hollande says wants France to host 2024 Olympic Games

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that he was in favour of France applying to host the Olympic Games in 2024, and that the country was a candidate to host the World Expo the following year.

French campaign funding scandal snares Sarkozy ally

 A judicial enquiry into Nicolas Sarkozy`s 2012 presidential campaign Thursday snared a close ally of the former French president, who announced a triumphant return to front-line politics only last month.

Sarkozy launches political comeback bid

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has re-launched his political career with a rally near the city of Lille, media reported Friday.

French President Francois Hollande goes on offensive with Iraq air strike decision

President Francois Hollande kicked off a rare news conference on Thursday with the dramatic announcement that France would conduct air strikes in Iraq, as he sought to wrest back the initiative after a catastrophic few weeks at home.