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Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said his country was doing "everything" it can to save a Frenchman accused of drug offences in Indonesia from the firing squad after he lost an appeal against his death sentence on Monday.

Hollande already in campaign mode two years ahead of election

Paris - His ratings are still in the doldrums and the economy is still stagnant, yet French President Francois Hollande looks ever more determined to run for re-election two years from now.

Last-ditch offer could save Greece from bankruptcy

Athens - Electioneering was never like this! Down to its last day before an emergency summit on his country's future in the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a new offer Sunday to keep international bailout loans coming.

Hollande urges restart of Greece talks 'as quickly as possible'

Le Bourget - French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged a quick restart of talks to save Greece from financial disaster after negotiations in Brussels collapsed at the weekend."We now have extremely tight deadlines.

Casing of second black box found but not box itself: Hollande

Seyne-les-alpes - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday the casing for the second black box from the Germanwings Airbus crash had been found in the French Alps, but not the box itself. "We're looking for a second black box.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's militant attacks in Paris.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Hollande says Jews have 'place in France'

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that Jews were welcome in Europe and France, in an apparent retort to Israel's prime minister who urged Jews to move to Israel after attacks on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

Hollande urges 'collective', 'firm' response to terrorism

Paris - French President Francois Hollande urged the international community to offer a "firm" and "collective" response in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris that claimed 17 lives.

Charlie Hebdo will live on: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande proclaimed Wednesday that "Charlie Hebdo is alive and will live on," after the satirical weekly published its first edition since Islamist gunmen attacked its Paris offices and killed 12 people.

Hollande leads ceremony to honour police killed in France attacks

Paris - President Francois Hollande told grieving relatives of three police officers killed in Islamist attacks that they had "died so that we could live in freedom", as he decorated them posthumously in an emotional ceremony Tuesday.

'Today, Paris is the capital of the world': Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that "today, Paris is the capital of the world," as thousands gathered in Paris to take part in a historic display of global defiance against extremism.

France halts warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'

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

France will not give in to hostage blackmail: Hollande

New York - Paris will not make any concessions to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

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

Paris - 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.

French President counterpunches after weeks of body blows

Paris - French President Francois Hollande launched a blistering counterattack Friday, saying he had no intention of throwing in the towel after weeks of political, economic and personal body blows that have seen him plumb new depths of unpopularity.

Hollande's day of disasters ends with new blow

Paris - Embattled French President Francois Hollande was hit by a triple whammy of political calamities on Thursday, with a tell-all book by his former lover, record unpopularity and the resignation of one of his ministers over his tax affairs.

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

Paris - After the bombshell, the backlash. France's former first lady on Thursday found herself facing a maelstrom of criticism for her kiss-and-tell memoirs about her tumultuous relationship with President Francois Hollande.

'Grave concerns' over Russian aid to Ukraine gambit: Hollande

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

Hollande denies influencing justice system in Sarkozy scandal

Paris - French leader Francois Hollande on Monday denied having influenced the justice system in a corruption scandal surrounding Nicolas Sarkozy after the former president claimed he was the victim of "political interference.

France's Hollande calls for EU to reduce role

Paris - French President Francois Hollande called Monday for the European Union to reduce its role "where it is not necessary" after Eurosceptic parties made sweeping electoral gains across the bloc.

French President Hollande's popularity sinks as new PM's rises

Paris - Popular approval for French President Francois Hollande has hit a new low of 18 percent, far below the 58 percent for his new Prime Minister Manuel Valls, an opinion poll showed Sunday.

Op-Ed: Local elections in France: The rise and rise of Marine Le Pen

Paris - This Sunday was Election Day in France. Extremist Front National candidates reached tonight some exceptional scores with between 30 and 45% of the votes in cities such as Béziers, Avignon, Perpignan, Forbach, Fréjus.

France's Hollande feels backlash over Valerie dumping

- French President Francois Hollande has been hit with a backlash over the manner in which he dumped former first lady Valerie Trierweiler after being caught out having a secret affair.

Smiling Trierweiler reflects on time as France's first lady

Mumbai - Valerie Trierweiler, the ex-partner of French President Francois Hollande, stressed the positives of her time as First Lady as she reappeared in public Monday, displaying no rancour over her treatment.

French president splits with partner after affair

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday told AFP he has split with his longstanding partner Valerie Trierweiler after his affair with an actress nearly 20 years his junior.

French president splits with partner after affair

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday told AFP he has split with his longstanding partner Valerie Trierweiler after his affair with an actress nearly 20 years his junior.

Hollande partner leaves hospital after affair scandal

Paris - President Francois Hollande's partner emerged from a week's stay in hospital Saturday as the French leader faced calls to clear up his personal life after his affair with an actress was made public.

Hollande under fresh scrutiny, Valerie's family 'worried'

Paris - Concern and confusion over the health of France's First Lady Valerie Trierweiler mounted Friday as her employer, Paris Match, reported that her family were "worried" for her and that her teenage son had been unable to visit her in hospital.

Actress sues magazine over Hollande affair report

Paris - Actress Julie Gayet is suing Closer, the magazine that reported she had an affair with French President Francois Hollande, a spokesman for the glossy weekly told AFP on Thursday.
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