French court to rule on privacy breach in Hollande affair actress snap

A French court was to decide Tuesday whether actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made waves worldwide, had her privacy breached by a photographer who snapped her in her car.

`Blair-like` PM divides French Socialists

Splits in France`s ruling Socialist Party, which sparked an emergency government reshuffle last week, continue to widen as members on the left flank snipe at a prime minister they see as attempting a "Tony Blair"-style lurch to the right.

`Blair-like` PM divides French socialists

Splits in France`s ruling Socialist Party, which sparked an emergency government reshuffle last week, continue to widen as members on the left flank snipe at a prime minister they see as attempting a "Tony Blair"-style lurch to the right.

Assad is no anti-terrorism partner but a jihadist ally: France

Syria's Bashar al-Assad is not the West's partner in the fight against terrorism but an ally of Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, French President Francois Hollande warned on Thursday.

France urges UN to provide `exceptional support` for Libya

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the United Nations to provide special support for authorities in Libya, which is sliding ever deeper into chaos as militias fuel an escalating war.

Assad is no anti-terrorism partner but a jihadist ally, France warns

Syria`s Bashar al-Assad is not the West`s partner in the fight against terrorism but an ally of Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday.

French President Francois Hollande names new cabinet

 French President Francois Hollande Tuesday named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manual Valls and dropped ministers who rebelled against austerity measures, BBC reported.

`What a spectacle!` French press revels in Hollande`s crisis

"What a spectacle!" screamed the front page of Le Parisien daily, encapsulating the sense of crisis engulfing the French government after Monday`s shock resignation of the government and impending reshuffle.

French government resigns after leftists call for U-turn

French President Francois Hollande asked his prime minister on Monday to form a new government, looking to impose his will on the cabinet after rebel leftist ministers had called for an economic policy U-turn.

French President Hollande outraged at execution of Foley

French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he was outraged at the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State jihadists, accusing them of barbarism.

`France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State`

French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference to discuss ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria. 

`Grave concerns` over `unilateral` Russian mission in Ukraine: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday told his Russian counterpart he had "grave concerns" about the possibility of a unilateral Russian mission in Ukraine.

UN Security Council urges world to help Iraqi government

The UN Security Council on Thursday urged governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on the run.

France condemns shelling of Gaza UN school, demands truce

France today condemned the shelling of a UN school in Gaza that killed 16 people, calling for an immediate ceasefire.

France condemns shelling of Gaza UN school, demands truce

France today condemned the shelling of a UN school in Gaza that killed 16 people, calling for an immediate ceasefire.

Experts to begin probe into Air Algerie crash

The second black box from the Air Algerie plane disaster was recovered Saturday at the remote crash site in northern Mali as investigators headed to the scene to determine the cause of the tragedy.

Hollande declares 3 days of mourning over Air Algerie crash

French President Francois Hollande ordered that flags on government buildings across France fly at half-mast for three days from Monday after the death of 118 people including 54 French nationals in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali.

Hopes shatter as no one survives Air Algerie plane crash

France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.

French President confirms no survivors in Air Algerie jet crash, black box found

A day after an Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announced that no one survived the crash.

Israel must show restraint: Hollande

Israel should protect itself from militant`s rockets but must show restraint to not further fuel "a highly sensitive situation in the Middle East", French President Francois Hollande said Monday.