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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".
Hollande pledges to deliver humanitarian aid to Iraq
Paris, Aug 10 : French President Francois Hollande said Saturday his country will send first humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi people mainly Christians besieged by the Islamist fighters.
France to mobilise military to locate Air Algerie flight
Paris, July 25 : The missing Air Algerie plane may have crashed while flying over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday, pledging full mobilisation of military means to locate the MD-83 aircraft.
Any obstacle in MH17 probe intolerable: Hollande
Paris, July 20 : French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that any hindrance of the investigation over Malaysia Airlines' crashed plane in Ukraine could not be tolerated.
'No French victims in Malaysia Airlines plane crash'
Paris, July 19 : France's President Francois Hollande announced Friday that there was no French national among casualties of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
Israel must show restraint: Hollande
Paris, July 14 : Israel should protect itself from militant's rockets but must show restraint to not further fuel "a highly sensitive situation in the Middle East", French President Francois Hollande said Monday.
France's Hollande to run for 2017 presidential election
Paris, July 13 : French President Francois Hollande would be "ready" to seek a second five-year term in 2017 despite poor approval ratings and rising public discontent, a leading French daily reported Saturday.
Hollande, Merkel want Moscow to force militants for talks
Paris, July 10 : French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have reiterated their calls on Moscow to put further pressure on pro-Russia militants to accept talks to reach a ceasefire.
Do more on Ukraine ceasefire: French, German leaders to Putin
Paris, July 3 : French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to do more to reach a ceasefire in Ukraine.
France, Germany examine Russian support on Ukraine ceasefire
Paris, June 22 : While taking note of Russia's support to the Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire plan, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday urged their Russian counterpart to do more to facilitate the negotiations.
Hollande, Obama discuss Ukraine, Iraq crises
Paris, June 21 : French President Francois Hollande discussed Ukrainian crisis and Iraq situation Friday with his US counterpart Barack Obama over phone.
France wants World Heritage status for D-Day beaches
Paris, June 7 : French President Francois Hollande Friday asked to recognise D-Day beaches in Normandy, as UNESCO World Heritage site.
Putin, Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis
Moscow, June 5 : Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet French President Francois Hollande Thursday during D-Day commemorations in France, according to the Kremlin press service.
Putin to attend D-Day commemorations: Hollande
Brussels, June 5 : Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, French President Francois Hollande said.
Brussels Jewish museum shooter held in France
Paris, June 1 : French President Francois Hollande Sunday confirmed the arrest of a presumed perpetrator of Brussels Jewish museum attack.