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Bernard Cazeneuve named France's new PM after Manuel Valls quits to run for president

Bernard Cazeneuve named France's new PM after Manuel Valls quits to run for president

Bernard Cazeneuve will essentially be a caretaker prime minister ahead of the election in May.

France, UAE launch fund to safegaurd monuments from Islamic extremists in Iraq

France, UAE launch fund to safegaurd monuments from Islamic extremists in Iraq

Museums in Iraq, Roman-era temples in Syria and ancient stucco buildings in medieval Yemeni ports have been spoiled by wars.

French President Francois Hollande bows out of 2017 re-election

French President Francois Hollande bows out of 2017 re-election

Bowing to a historic low, the French President said, "I have decided that I will not be a candidate," the 62-year old Hollande said in a solemn televised address from the Elysee Palace in Paris.

France foiled suspected IS plot directed from abroad

Two of the suspects were later released but the other five -- four Frenchmen and a Moroccan -- were charged and remanded in custody by anti-terrorism judges yesterday, the prosecutor's office said.

French in centre-right primary to pick presidential candidate to face Le Pen

"Political Islam is doing battle against our values. There`s no room for compromise," Fillon said.

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

France President Francois Hollande warned Donald Trump today that US commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible".

Francois Hollande proposes to extend French state of emergency till May

President Francois Hollande on Tuesday proposed extending France's year-old state of emergency to May, to cover the next presidential election.

After Trump shock, Barack Obama heads to Athens to talk democracy

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Athens on Tuesday, the first stop on a final foreign trip that will aim to reassure worried Europeans following Donald Trump`s surprise presidential election victory.

Hollande says will `clarify positions` with Donald Trump in call Friday

Hollande says will `clarify positions` with Donald Trump in call Friday

French President Francois Hollande said Friday he would "clarify positions" with US president-elect Donald Trump during "frank" telephone discussions later in the day.

Historic paris climate pact enters into force

Historic paris climate pact enters into force

Dubbed the Paris Agreement, it is the first-ever deal binding all the world's nations, rich and poor, to a commitment to cap global warming caused mainly from the burning of coal, oil and gas.

After Calais, France clears Paris migrant camp

Hundreds of French police cleared a huge migrant camp in northeast Paris on Friday in a fresh sign of the government`s determination to take refugees off the streets and into shelters.

France extends aircraft carrier mission to back Mosul offensive

France said Wednesday it had extended the mission of its aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, in the eastern Mediterranean until mid-December to help the offensive against the Islamic State group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

France records biggest monthly drop in unemployment since 1996

France recorded its sharpest drop in unemployment for 20 years in September, with 66,300 fewer people looking for work, the labour ministry said Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin ready to extend Aleppo truce as France, Germany up pressure

Vladimir Putin ready to extend Aleppo truce as France, Germany up pressure

A pause in Russian and Syrian strikes on Aleppo held for a second day Wednesday, ahead of the brief unilateral ceasefire on Thursday.

Hollande, Merkel slam Russia over Aleppo, leave door open to sanctions

Hollande, Merkel slam Russia over Aleppo, leave door open to sanctions

Aleppo has come under heavy bombardment since the Russian-backed military announced an offensive in late September to regain control of the east.

Russia, brushing off diplomatic snub, inaugurates Paris cathedral

 Russia inaugurated its most visible landmark in France on Wednesday, brushing off a diplomatic snub by Francois Hollande`s government as bilateral tensions simmered over the war in Syria.

BRICS Summit: PM Narendra Modi meets Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

BRICS Summit: PM Narendra Modi meets Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ahead of the BRICS-Bimstec Outreach Summit here.

Francois Hollande pays tribute to Nice truck attack victims

Francois Hollande pays tribute to Nice truck attack victims

French President Francois Hollande presided over a national ceremony paying homage to the 86 victims in the July 14 truck attack in Nice, calling for unity to combat terrorism.

Hollande says Brexit should not jeopardise free movement in Europe

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that Britain`s decision to leave the European Union should not jeopardise the bloc`s principle of free movement.

Nicolas Sarkozy, Juppe set for French presidential primary showdown

France`s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime minister Alain Juppe will face off Thursday in a televised debate ahead of a primary widely seen as the main battle for the presidency.