French presidency

Emmanuel Macron's sharp tongue throws French Twitter into a frenzy

During a visit to a struggling company in the south-west of France on Wednesday, Macron was caught on video discussing clashes outside between the police and workers protesting his economic policies.

Oct 05, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Barack Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron for French presidency

Former US president Barack Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron for the French presidency, praising the centrist frontrunner`s "liberal values" in a video posted Thursday on the candidate`s website.

May 04, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

Furore over Holocaust comments hits Marine Le Pen's election bid

Marine Le Pen`s bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. 

Apr 28, 2017, 22:08 PM IST

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide slams Macron

Global markets reacted with relief to Sunday`s outcome which broke a pattern of anti-establishment election shocks in which Britons voted to quit the European Union and Donald Trump was elected U.S. president.

Apr 25, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Sarkozy on defensive in first French presidential primary debate

Nicolas Sarkozy was forced onto the defensive Thursday over his legal woes in the first debate of right-wing rivals for the French presidency, widely expected to be won by the right.

Oct 14, 2016, 03:05 AM IST

French hostage Isabelle Prime freed in Yemen: French presidency

Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, who was kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, has been freed and will return home "in the coming hours", the French presidency said late Thursday.

 

Aug 07, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

French hostage Isabelle Prime freed in Yemen: French presidency

Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, who was kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, has been freed and will return home "in the coming hours", the French presidency said late Thursday.

 

Aug 07, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

French hostage Isabelle Prime freed in Yemen: French presidency

Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, who was kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, has been freed and will return home "in the coming hours", the French presidency said late Thursday.

 

Aug 07, 2015, 06:34 AM IST

Sarkozy tipped to lead party in new charge for French presidency

France`s former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday tipped to win the leadership of his right-wing UMP in party elections, a position seen as a potential springboard back into high office.

 

Nov 30, 2014, 00:34 AM IST

US rejects report of hacking at French presidency

US Embassy in Paris is "categorically refuting" claims in a French magazine report that the US govt was behind a hacking attack in the French presidency.

Nov 21, 2012, 22:09 PM IST

Villepin announces bid for 2012 French presidency

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has declared that he will stand for president in the 2012 election.

Dec 12, 2011, 13:26 PM IST