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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.

French actress linked to Hollande sues magazine over affair report

Paris - French actress Julie Gayet has initiated a privacy suit against Closer magazine over its report that she was having an affair with President Francois Hollande, the magazine said Thursday.

Hollande's 'courageous' reforms find favour in Germany

Berlin - Germany welcomed Wednesday the beleaguered French president's "courageous" plan to spur the economy as a rapprochement towards its own approach but analysts were sceptical about real change.

Hollande vows to deal with affair fallout in private

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed to deal with the fallout from his affair with an actress in private, defiantly batting away questions over the future of Valerie Trierweiler.

In France, the 'First Lady' has a murky official existence

Paris - France's first ladies have always had a murky official existence, bound by no legal status but still given taxpayer-funded staff and an office.

Hollande vows to deal with affair fallout in private

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to deal with the fallout from his affair with an actress in private, defiantly batting away questions over the future of Valerie Treirweiler.

Hollande's security chief in hot water over 'love nest' checks

Paris - Francois Hollande's security chief is in hot water for failing to properly check out a 'love nest' the French President allegedly used for trysts with actress Julie Gayet, Le Monde reported Monday.

Rumoured affair turns messy for France's Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande's political and personal woes deepened on Sunday after it emerged that his girlfriend had been rushed to hospital following a report he has been having an affair with an actress.

Alleged 'affair' raises stakes for French president

Paris - Allegations that French President Francois Hollande is having an affair with an actress come at a bad time as he prepares to showcase efforts to tackle the country's economic and social woes.

Hollande confuses Japan and China on Tokyo trip

Tokyo - French president Francois Hollande was left embarrassed and red-faced after referring to the Japanese people as “Chinese” at a press conference held in Tokyo early on Friday.

France moves to outlaw visitors to terrorist training camps

France's Socialist government yesterday presented legislation to the French parliament that would make it possible for French police to arrest people who visit combat training camps in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Tough job ahead for new French President Hollande

Paris - François Hollande, 57, is the second socialist President in the history of France's Fifth Republic. He won promising a new paradigm based on less austerity and more growth.

Socialist Hollande beats Sarkozy in French Election

Francois Hollande, a French socialist, has won the French presidency with a clear victory in the recent election, gaining an estimated 52% of votes.

Op-Ed: France Election — Nicolas 2007, Francois 2012, Marine 2017?

The French Republic woke up this morning with quite a hangover, after the surprising result National Front candidate Marine Le Pen achieved in the first round of France’s 2012 Presidential Election.
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