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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.
France condemns Thai army coup
Paris, May 23 : French President Francois Hollande Thursday condemned the Thai army coup, his office reported in a statement.
France reiterates support for Malian authorities
Paris, May 20 : French President Francois Hollande Monday reiterated Paris' support for Malian authorities to restore order and stability after a wave of violence escalated in northern Mali, the president office said in a statement.
Western partners, African leaders vow to fight Boko Haram
Paris, May 18 : French President Francois Hollande, West African leaders and representatives of Western powers Saturday voiced determination to forge a strong front to fight militant group Boko Haram.
France greets India, stresses on strategic partnership
Paris, May 17 : French President Francois Hollande has congratulated India on its "outstanding" general elections, and said France looks forward to bolster relations and strategic partnership with the country under the new government.
French journalist killed in Central African Republic
Paris, May 14 : A French journalist was assassinated in the Central African Republic (CAR), French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.
Merkel, Hollande view vote in Ukraine as illegal
Berlin, May 12 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande Saturday described a planned referendum in eastern Ukraine as illegal.
Hollande offers security summit on Nigeria abductions
Brussels, May 12 : French President Francois Hollande Sunday offered to hold a summit in Paris with Nigeria and its neighbours to tackle the issue of Boko Haram's abductions, Xinhua reported.
Merkel, Hollande seek more Russian deescalation in Ukraine
Berlin, May 11 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel and visiting French President Francois Hollande Saturday urged "more de-escalation signals" from Russia for presidential elections to take place in Ukraine.
GE's $17 bn bid for Alstom not acceptable: French president
Mumbai, May 6 : US giant General Electric's (GE) open offer for shares in two India units of French engineering major Alstom SA, ran into problems Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande saying GE's $16.9 billion bid for Alstom's energy business was "not acceptable".
Cameron discusses Ukraine crisis with Obama, European leaders
London, April 26 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a phone call, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
Hollande vows 'all measures' to fight Syrian Jihadists
Paris, April 23 : President Francois Hollande Tuesday voiced determination to fight against the rising menace of Syrian Jihadist by taking "all measures" to prevent his nationals from joining conflict in the country and put at risk French security.
French president accuses Assad of using chemical weapons against own ...
Washington, Apr 21 : French President Francois Hollande has reportedly said that Syrian president Bashar al Assad is using lethal chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.
French journalists abducted in Syria freed
London, April 19 : Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.
Hollande doesn't want new term till rise in jobs
Paris, April 19 : French President Francois Hollande Friday said he won't run for a second five-year mandate if he won't deliver on the pledge to reverse a long-running rise in unemployment.
France, Germany discuss situation in Ukraine
Paris, April 18 : French President Francois Hollande held phone talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy over the situation in Ukraine, the president's office said.
Francois Hollande's ex Segolene Royal joins French cabinet
London, April 3 : Francois Hollande's former partner Segolene Royal has joined the French government as environment minister.
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls named new PM
Paris, April 1 : French President Francois Hollande has named Interior Minister Manuel Valls to head his new "fighting" executive team, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault after the Socialists suffered a severe setback in local elections.