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'Not retired' ex French president Hollande jabs at Macron

Paris - Former French president Francois Hollande said Wednesday he has not turned his back on politics, after criticising his successor and former protege in the Elysee Palace, Emmanuel Macron."Even when I decided...

Hollande's presidency marked by terrorism, love scandal

Paris - Dogged by France's stubbornly high unemployment throughout his presidency, Francois Hollande also faced an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and public airing of his tangled private life.

Exit Francois Hollande, France's president of paralysis

Paris - When Francois Hollande tapped Emmanuel Macron as an aide in his 2012 presidential campaign, little did he know that he was taking advice from his eventual successor.

Exit Francois Hollande, France's president of paralysis

Paris - When Francois Hollande tapped Emmanuel Macron as an aide in his 2012 presidential campaign, little did he know that he was taking advice from his eventual successor.

Hollande's presidency marked by terrorism, love scandal

Paris - Dogged by France's stubbornly high unemployment throughout his presidency, Francois Hollande also faced an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and public airing of his tangled private life.

France's Hollande greets Macron in first meeting since victory

Paris - French President Francois Hollande warmly greeted Emmanuel Macron on Monday in their first public meeting since the centrist's resounding election victory the day before.

France's Hollande promises 'response' to Macron election hack

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a response to the hacking of centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign following the publication online of thousands of stolen emails and documents.

France's Hollande says fight against populism is final mission

Singapore - French President Francois Hollande said Monday the final mission of his term would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot win" in the world and especially not in France.

France's Hollande says Fillon lacks 'dignity' after smear charge

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon had exceeded the bounds of "dignity and responsibility" by accusing him of being behind a smear campaign."I don't want to enter the electoral debate...

Le Pen could win in France, warns Hollande

Paris - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the forthcoming presidential election in France, President Francois Hollande warned on Monday, vowing to "do everything" in his power to stop it happening.

Two hurt in police gun accident at Hollande event

Villognon - A policeman providing security for Francois Hollande accidentally fired his gun as the French president was giving a speech, injuring two people in the VIP area of the crowd, an official said.

Hollande vows to fight for weakest until he steps down

Abu Dhabi - French President Francois Hollande vowed Saturday to spend the final months of his presidency fighting to protect the rights of the most vulnerable in society and the world.

French Socialists seek new champion after Hollande bows out

Paris - French Socialists were seeking a new standard-bearer Friday after President Francois Hollande decided against running for a second term, paving the way for Prime Minister Manuel Valls to enter a race already rich in upsets.

France's Hollande: 'Mr Normal' faced extraordinary hurdles

Paris - French President Francois Hollande, who announced Thursday he would not seek re-election, said he wanted to be "Mr Normal" at the start of his time in office -- but his four years at the helm have been anything but.

France's Hollande says will not seek re-election

Paris - French President Francois Hollande dramatically announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next April at the end of his five-year term as he bowed to historic low approval ratings.

Hollande's re-election plans still unknown for French Socialists

Paris - France's divided ruling Socialists began accepting candidates on Thursday for a party primary race ahead of next year's presidential election, with incumbent Francois Hollande yet to declare whether he will stand.

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

Ayguesvives - France president Francois Hollande warned Donald Trump on Saturday that US commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible".

Trump win 'opens period of uncertainty': France's Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande, who once said Donald Trump made him want to retch, warned Wednesday that the Republican billionaire's stunning victory in the US election "opens a period of uncertainty.

France's embattled Hollande marks Mitterrand centenary

Paris - Battling rock-bottom approval ratings six months ahead of France's election, embattled President Francois Hollande marked the centenary of the birth of his 1980s predecessor Francois Mitterrand with an appeal for party unity.

Mosul jihadists already fleeing to Raqa: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday that Islamic State jihadists under attack in the Iraqi city of Mosul are already fleeing to Raqa, their stronghold in neighbouring Syria.

France's Hollande admits 'problem with Islam'

Paris - President Francois Hollande speaks of "a problem with Islam" in French society, in excerpts published Wednesday of a book in which he also suggests that immigration needs to be curbed.

'No camps in France,' vows Hollande, under rightwing pressure

Tours - President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France.

US response to 9/11 increased terror threat: Hollande

Paris - America's response to the 9/11 attacks augmented rather than defeated the jihadist threat, with the consequences of the Iraq war now being felt in terror-scarred France, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

Hollande warns against sacrificing rights to anti-terror fight

Paris - Islam can co-exist with secularism, President Francois Hollande said Thursday, warning in a speech seen as preparing the ground for a re-election bid that the anti-terror fight should not undermine French values.

France's Hollande says feels 'urge' to run again in 2017

Paris - French President Francois Hollande says he may run in next year's elections provided he sees a chance of winning, but would quit politics if he lost, according to a book published on Friday.

Hollande says France 2024 Olympic bid hardened by terror

Rio De Janeiro - French president Francois Hollande insisted Friday that France has been hardened by recent militant attacks and that the tougher security imposed makes the country ideal for the 2024 Olympics.

'Many foreigners and children' among Nice dead and injured: Hollande

Nice - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that "many foreigners and young children" were among those killed or injured after the truck attack on a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, with around 50 fighting for their lives.

Around 50 in critical condition after Nice attack: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that around 50 people were in a critical condition "between life and death" after a lorry ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

Sombre Hollande denounces third 'terrorist' act in 18 months

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that an attack which saw a truck plough into a crowd in Nice, killing 80 people, was clearly a "terrorist" act.

Hollande returns to Paris for crisis talks after Nice attack

Paris - French President Francois Hollande was heading back to Paris early Friday for crisis talks, his office said, after a van drove into a crowd in the resort of Nice in what a local official said was a "major criminal attack".
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