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France, Germany discuss situation in Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:53

French President Francois Hollande held phone talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy over the situation in Ukraine, the president`s office said.

French forces free five kidnapped Malian aid workers

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:03

French forces have freed five Malian aid workers who were taken hostage in a February kidnapping claimed by one of the country`s top jihadist groups, the Presidents of France and Mali said Thursday.

Obama calls French President Hollande on Ukraine

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 06:12

US President Barack Obama has called his French counterpart Francois Hollande to discuss about the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.

Hollande, Obama share `concern` over Ukraine violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:01

Presidents Francois Hollande of France and Barack Obama of the US share the same "concern" over the violence witnessed in east Ukraine over the past few days, the French presidency said in a statement today.

Hollande, Cameron `very firmly condemn` violence in Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:41

French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron today condemned the violence in Ukraine and called for restraint, the French presidency said.

New French PM forms government as mammoth challenges await

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 03:23

France`s new Prime Minister Manuel Valls set about forming a new government on Tuesday tasked with the mammoth challenge of reviving a battered economy, as the EU warned Paris not to renege on its reform pledges.

Francois Hollande appoints new French PM after election debacle

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 11:04

Valls, 51, replaces the dismissed Jean-Marc Ayrault at the helm of the new government which will not include the two Green ministers who were part of the outgoing administration.

France fails budget target, Hollande faces reform dilemma

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 03:24

France is way behind budget targets, new data shows, deepening a dilemma for President Francois Hollande over spending cuts which could split his allies, or doing a U-turn in dangerous defiance of the EU.

Hollande names new PM, pledges tax cuts after poll rout

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 03:12

Francois Hollande named centrist Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister on Monday, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault who quit after ruling Socialists were trounced in local French elections.

Hollande axes PM after election debacle

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 23:05

French President Francois Hollande has reacted to a humiliating setback at the polls by appointing popular Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister, sources said.

French public deficit even worse than predicted: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 03:45

France`s public deficit for 2013 stood at 4.3 percent, higher than the 4.1 percent forecast by the government, the newspaper Les Echos said on its website on Sunday.

Socialists hammered in French vote as far-right makes breakthrough

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 01:28

France`s ruling Socialist Party suffered heavy losses in nationwide local elections Sunday which were marked by a breakthrough success for the far-right National Front.