France launches first air strike against IS in Iraq: Francois Hollande
France launches first air strike against IS in Iraq: Francois Hollande

France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country.

French President Francois Hollande goes on offensive with Iraq air strike decision

President Francois Hollande kicked off a rare news conference on Thursday with the dramatic announcement that France would conduct air strikes in Iraq, as he sought to wrest back the initiative after a catastrophic few weeks at home.

France`s scandal-hit Sarkozy poised to announce comeback

It`s one of the worst kept secrets in French politics: Nicolas Sarkozy, who leapt to power in 2007 before suffering a humbling defeat five years later, is poised to make his comeback this week.

Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote

France`s crisis-hit government on Tuesday narrowly won a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence in its economic reform path, in a rare respite for the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande.

French government faces key confidence vote

The French Socialist government faces a key parliamentary confidence vote Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President Francois Hollande`s popularity at a record low.

Embattled French government faces crunch confidence vote

 France`s under-fire government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote Tuesday as the country battles a political and economic crisis and President Francois Hollande`s popularity stagnates at record lows.

Iraq wins pledge of military support against IS

The world`s top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by "any means necessary", including "appropriate military assistance", as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis.

Hollande says `no time to lose` in fighting IS

 French President Francois Hollande said Monday there was "no time to lose" in fighting jihadists in Iraq and called for a total backing for moderate rebels in Syria as he opened an international conference in Paris.

Paris conference aims to divide up tasks in ISIS fight

Who strikes and where? Who provides the weapons? Who provides the intelligence? And who provides the cash?

Abbas, Hollande to meet in Paris Friday: Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, ahead of a key address to the United Nations, his spokesman said. 

Under-fire French government faces crunch confidence vote

 The deeply unpopular government of embattled French President Francois Hollande faces a parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday, with the country gripped by a crippling political and economic crisis.

Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

France will join the US-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with the French president on Friday.

France`s Hollande in Iraq to support new government

 French President Francois Hollande arrived in Iraq on Friday to support the new government, in the first visit by a head of state since jihadists overran large parts of the country three months ago.

Nearly two thirds of French want Hollande to quit: Poll

Nearly two thirds of French voters would like to see their deeply unpopular Socialist president, Francois Hollande, resign before the end of his term in 2017, a poll showed on Thursday.

Nearly two-thirds of French want Hollande to resign: Poll

 Nearly two-thirds of French people want beleaguered President Francois Hollande, who is grappling with record unpopularity, double-digit unemployment and a stagnant economy, to resign, a poll said Thursday.

France`s Hollande `hurt` at ex`s claim he hates the poor

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday launched a fresh salvo against a scathing memoir written by his former partner, saying he had been particularly "hurt" by claims he secretly despises the poor.

Francois Hollande faces bleak future after week of body blows

French President Francois Hollande knew his September would be bad, but he surely cannot have imagined it this bad.

New French minister Thevenoud resigns over tax problems

France's new trade minister Thomas Thevenoud was forced to resign today because of problems with his taxes, a government source confirmed, in a new blow to embattled President Francois Hollande.

NATO leaders keep up pressure on Russia despite Ukraine hopes
NATO leaders keep up pressure on Russia despite Ukraine hopes

Ukraine on Thursday raised hopes of a ceasefire with pro-Moscow rebels during a NATO summit where Britain and the United States urged the international community to stand up to Russia and counter the threat from Islamic State.

France's spurned ex-first lady attacked for kiss-and-tell book

France's former first lady Valerie Trierweiler was roundly attacked on Thursday for her kiss-and-tell book about her acrimonious split with President Francois Hollande after his affair with an actress.