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'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".

Brexit cannot be 'cancelled' or 'delayed' says Hollande

Thiepval - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that Brexit cannot be "cancelled" or "delayed", after meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Hollande bullish on French economy

Paris - President Francois Hollande said he expected the French economy to perform better than expected this year and add at least 200,000 new jobs, as the deeply unpopular leader shifts into campaign mode ahead of next year's elections.

Hollande urges Britain to not drag out Brexit process

Berlin - French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged Britain to "not waste time" in triggering the process to leave the EU, arguing that it is to all parties' advantage to move forward quickly.

Brexit vote a 'grave test for Europe': Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that Britain's vote to leave the EU was a "grave test for Europe" in view of the economic and financial consequences.

Little to gain, more to lose for Hollande at Euro

Paris - President Francois Hollande must have been relieved by France's win at the opening match of Euro 2016 but even if the tournament goes smoothly, it is unlikely to change his dire ratings, analysts said.

Election clock ticking for France's fumbling Hollande

Paris - After a blistering week in which French President Francois Hollande made a humiliating U-turn on anti-terror measures and faced massive protests over labour reforms, his prospects for re-election next year look increasingly bleak.

Hollande: Paris, Brussels jihadist network 'being destroyed', others remain

Paris - The jihadist network behind the Paris and Brussels attacks are "in the process of being destroyed" but others remain, warned French President Francois Hollande on Friday.

Hollande expects Abdeslam extradition 'as quickly as possible'

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said he expected the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam "as quickly as possible" following his capture Friday in Belgium.

Hollande urges better ties between French security services

Paris - President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for better cooperation between French security services to prevent terror attacks, a year after the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris.

France 'not finished with terrorism' says Hollande

Paris - President Francois Hollande said in his New Year's Eve address to the nation Thursday that France "has not finished with terrorism yet".

'Still difficulties' in climate talks: President Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Thursday there were "still difficulties" in the climate talks in Paris, especially on financing. "There are still difficulties, we are aware of them, on financing...

French president has best ratings since 2012 after Paris attacks: poll

Paris - French President Francois Hollande's ratings zoomed up to 50 percent, the best since 2012, following his hardline response against jihadists after the Paris attacks, a poll showed Tuesday.

France's Hollande slams 'scandalous' Paris climate protest clashes

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande on Sunday condemned the "scandalous" behaviour of far-left activists who clashed with riot police in an area dedicated for memorials to the Paris attacks ahead of key UN climate talks.

French President Hollande arrives in Washington: AFP reporter

Washington - President Francois Hollande of France arrived Tuesday for talks with US President Barack Obama on how to confront the threat posed by the Islamic State group in the wake of the Paris attacks.

France to step up anti-IS bombing after Paris attacks: Hollande

Versailles - President Francois Hollande said Monday France would step up the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria in the wake of Paris attacks he dubbed "acts of war".

Paris attacks planned in Syria, organised in Belgium: Hollande

Versailles - The Paris attacks were decided in Syria, prepared in Belgium and perpetrated with French help, French President Francois Hollande said Monday.Friday's "acts of war...

Three days' mourning in France after Paris attacks: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks.

French president blames Islamic State group for Paris attacks

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State group for the attacks in Paris that left at least 128 dead, calling them an "act of war".The multiple attacks across the city late Friday were "an act of war...

France declares state of emergency after terror attacks

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday he had declared a state of emergency across the country after simultaneous attacks in Paris left at least 39 people dead.

Hollande did not suggest Assad-Free Syrian Army alliance: Aide

Strasbourg - French President Francois Hollande did not suggest forming an alliance between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the moderate opposition Free Syrian Army, an aide said Wednesday, contradicting comments by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

'Too late' for world if no climate deal in Paris: France

New York - Reaching a successful climate deal in Paris at the end of the year is the last chance to save the planet, France warned the United Nations Monday.Without "this decision in Paris...
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