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Hollande, Merkel ask Putin to allow drones on Ukraine border
Paris, Oct 31 : French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate the deployment of drones to supervise the truce in the pro-Russian separatist territories in eastern Ukraine.
Most French voters not to back Hollande's candidacy in 2017: Poll
Paris, Oct 25 : Eight French voters out of 10 would not support French President Francois Hollande's candidacy to seek a second mandate in 2017, a survey showed Saturday.
Obama discusses Ebola issue with UN chief, French president
Washington, Oct 14 : US President Barack Obama has spoken with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President Francois Hollande separately about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the White House said.
France supports creation of buffer zone between Syria, Turkey
Paris, Oct 8 : French President Francois Hollande Wednesday said he would back the creation of a buffer zone between Syria and Turkey to protect displaced civilians fleeing the bloody Daech offensive.
France to boost security measures after hostage killing
Paris, Sep 25 : French President Francois Hollande Thursday called for reinforcement of security measures in public places and raising of vigilance after the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group threatened to attack French citizens and interests and one of its linked group beheaded a French ...
French president announces three-day mourning after hostage killing
Paris, Sep 25 : French President Francois Hollande Thursday announced a three-day period of national mourning after a French tourist, kidnapped by militants in eastern Algeria, was beheaded.
Hollande condemns beheading of French tourist by IS-linked group in ...
London, Sep 25 : French President Francois Hollande has strongly condemned the beheading of tourist Herve Gourdel by an Islamic State-linked Algerian jihadist group, calling it a "cruel and cowardly" act.
Hollande confirms killing of French hostage in Algeria
Paris, Sep 25 : French President Francois Hollande confirmed Wednesday the death of a French man abducted in Algeria by a group linked to Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical militants.
France hopes Iran n-talks yields final agreement
Paris, Sep 24 : French President Francois Hollande Tuesday expressed hope that Western leaders' negotiations with Iran over its nuclear plan will lead to a lasting compromise to lift sanctions against Tehran.
France plans further air strikes against IS: President
Paris, Sep 19 : French jet fighters would continue airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in the coming days in a bid to help restore security in Iraq, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.
France launches first airstrikes against IS in Iraq
Paris, Sep 19 : France's President Francois Hollande said Friday French jets have launched first airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq where they seized major towns and threatened the region's security.
France ready to launch air strikes in Iraq: Francois Hollande
Paris, Sep 18 : French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country was ready to launch air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq "soon".
France to help set up hospital in Guinea to fight Ebola
Paris, Sep 18 : French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country would help set up a military hospital in Guinea to assist in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa.
Majority rule out re-election of French president
Paris, Sep 18 : Nearly nine out of 10 French people do not want President Francois Hollande to win another term in office in the next elections set for 2017, according to a survey released by Paris-Match magazine
French government faces key confidence vote
Paris, Sep 16 : 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.
Hollande calls for unity, global response to IS threats
Paris, Sep 15 : French President Francois Hollande said Monday that the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group required a global response which must come from the Iraqis themselves, while demanding the unity and support of the international community.
France to join airstrikes against IS: Iraq PM
Baghdad, Sep 12 : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Friday that French President Francois Hollande has promised to take part in the airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
Fighting IS: France extends support to Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 12 : French President Francois Hollande Friday met Iraq's new leaders in Baghdad and pledged his support to Iraq in the fight against terrorism, media reported.
French president in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders
Baghdad, Sep 12 : French President Francois Hollande arrived in Iraq's capital Baghdad Friday for talks with Iraqi leaders and confirmed his support to Iraq in its fight against terrorism, media reported.
France to help monitor Ukraine-Russia border
Paris, Sep 12 : French President Francois Hollande has said that his country is ready to help monitor Ukraine-Russia border in an effort to stop weapons transfer.
Hollande pained by ex-partner Trierweiler's 'hate poor' allegations
London, Sep 11 : French President Francois Hollande has reportedly dismissed an accusation made by the former first lady in her book that says that he hated the poor as "a lie that hurts me."
Hollande to announce France's stance in fight against IS
Paris, Sep 11 : French President Francois Hollande will decide later Thursday whether his country will intervene and fight against the militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Syria and Iraq, government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll said.
French president Hollande to visit Iraq Friday
Paris, Sep 10 : French President Francois Hollande will pay a visit to Iraq Friday to provide Baghdad authorities with needed tools to crack down on insurgents, the presidency office said Tuesday.
Military action 'possible' against IS : French president
Paris, Sep 4 : French President Francois Hollande Wednesday said his country has been considering a military operation "if necessary" to quell the Islamic State (IS) militants and recalled the need to seek a diplomatic alternative to secure the stability in the region.
France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia
Paris, Sep 4 : France has suspended the delivery of first of the two Mistral warships to Russia as "conditions are not in place", President Francois Hollande announced Wednesday.
Hollande asks French PM to form new government amid political ...
Washington, Aug 26 : French President Francois Hollande has reportedly asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government amid turmoil among top ministers.
French PM Manuel Valls resigns
London, Aug 25 : French PM Manuel Valls Monday submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande who has asked him to form a new cabinet.
Hollande blames 'major powers' for rise of ISIS
London, Aug 22 : French President Francois Hollande has reportedly gone on record to say that if the "major powers" had reacted against the use of chemical weapons a year ago, the world would have been spared the horrible choice between a terrorist group and a dictator.
France to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds
Paris, Aug 13 : French President Francois Hollande has announced that France would supply arms to Iraq's Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State (IS) militants who have overrun the country's northern areas and triggered a security crisis, media reports said Wednesday.
France expresses concern over Russian aid convoy to Ukraine
Paris, Aug 13 : French President Francois Hollande Tuesday expressed concerns over Russia's decision to send aid convoy to eastern Ukraine and stressed that such humanitarian help should be multilateral and with "Ukrainian consent".