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.

France`s last hostage freed in Mali after three years

France`s last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped by Islamist militants in Mali in 2011, has been freed, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games
IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games

Top International Olympic Committee (IOC) members are increasingly confident that Paris will bid for the 2024 Olympics ahead of a deadline of September next year to enter the race, officials said Sunday.

Putin, Hollande attempt to defuse Ukraine tensions

 French President Francois Hollande on Saturday became the first European leader to travel to Russia in an attempt to defuse the standoff with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, as Kiev announced a fresh round of peace talks next week.

German conservatives to fete Merkel at party congress

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will rally the conservative faithful this week at their party congress, which is all but certain to jubilantly re-elect her as their unchallenged party chief.

Putin, Hollande in surprise Ukraine talks amid warship controversy

French President Francois Hollande will make an unscheduled stop in Moscow on Saturday to discuss the Ukraine crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid a bitter dispute over France`s refusal to deliver a warship.

Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin in Moscow: Paris

French President Francois Hollande will make an unscheduled stop in Moscow later on Saturday to discuss the Ukraine crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, his office said.

Possible Russia may never get warships: France

France's defence minister suggested on Friday that two warships ordered by Russia may never be delivered because of its actions in Ukraine.

France's Hollande urges Vladimir Putin to look ahead, not back, over Ukraine
France's Hollande urges Vladimir Putin to look ahead, not back, over Ukraine

 

Astana: French President Francois Hollande urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday to look to the future rather than the past to help ease tension over the Ukraine crisis.

`Major` anti-IS raid taking place in Iraq: France

France said on Friday its fighter jets were conducting a "major" raid in Iraq as part of the US-led coalition offensive against the Islamic State group, days after members said the strikes were having effect.

France`s Hollande slams `anti-Semitic` attack on couple

 French President Francois Hollande on Thursday slammed an "unbearable" attack on a couple by assailants who apparently targeted them because the man is Jewish, storming into their flat, raping the woman and stealing jewelry and bank cards.

France`s Hollande sparks row on African democracy

France does not want to preach democracy to its former colonies, President Francois Hollande said Sunday after taking flak for accusing African leaders of seeking to cling to power.

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.

Francois Hollande embarks on trip to Ebola-hit Guinea

French President Francois Hollande on Friday begins a visit to Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

Sarkozy hopes to crush party rivals in French come-back test

 Nicolas Sarkozy`s hopes of running for a new French presidential term in 2017 face a crucial first test on Saturday as members of his crisis-ridden conservative UMP party vote for a new leader.

France delays warship delivery to Russia `until further notice`
France delays warship delivery to Russia `until further notice`

France on Tuesday pushed back "until further notice" the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis, sparking a measured initial response from Moscow.

Hollande says postponing warship delivery to Russia `until further notice`

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday delayed the controversial delivery of a high-tech warship to Russia "until further notice" over the Ukraine crisis.

French minister resigns over favouritism probe in fresh blow to Hollande

 A junior French minister resigned on Friday as a scandal implicating him in the awarding of lucrative public contracts to members of his family hit President Francois Hollande`s Socialist government with another bruising.

Pics of Hollande and actress raise security fears at palace

 Their relationship has been the subject of endless rumours in Parisian society but photos published Friday of French President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet have triggered a new mystery of how they were taken.