Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy in French vote
May 7, 2012
France Elections: Next phase of campaigning begins
Apr 22, 2012
World | Reuters | Sunday December 8, 2013
Francois Hollande's approval rating edged 2 percentage points higher in December to 24 percent, a small rise from an all-time record low hit last month, a poll showed on Sunday.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 28, 2013
A French appeals court, ruling in a hotly debated religious rights case, on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a Muslim daycare worker for wearing a headscarf at a creche that demanded strict neutrality from its employees.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 19, 2013
A huge manhunt was under way in Paris Tuesday for a lone gunman who shot and critically wounded a newspaper photographer before opening fire outside a bank headquarters and hijacking a car.
World | Liz Alderman, The New York Times | Monday November 18, 2013
Alba Mendez, a 24-year-old with a master's degree in sociology, sprang out of bed nervously one recent morning, carefully put on makeup and styled her hair. Her thin hands trembled as she clutched her resume on her way out of the tiny room where a fr...
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 17, 2013
On the frontline in Libya and Mali, hawkish on Syria, uncompromising on Iran: France, long critical of the United States' role as the world's policeman, is emerging as the most interventionist of Western states.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 14, 2013
The finding is in line with other recent polls which have shown Hollande's standing with voters tumbling after a brief upturn at the end of the summer.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday November 13, 2013
French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama on Wednesday jointly urged Iran to accept a deal presented by world powers on its nuclear programme, Hollande's office said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 12, 2013
French police detained about 70 people at an Armistice Day memorial ceremony on Monday after protesters whom the government said were linked to the far right booed President Francois Hollande.
Friday November 8, 2013
Standard & Poor's cut France's sovereign credit rating on Friday by one notch to AA from AA, giving a thumbs-down to President Francois Hollande's efforts to put the euro zone's second largest economy back on track.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 25, 2013
France believed the United States attempted to hack into its president's communications network, a leaked US intelligence document published on Friday suggests.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 23, 2013
The US intelligence chief said Tuesday French newspaper reports about America's espionage activities abroad contained inaccurate and misleading information, the latest flap stemming from US intelligence-gathering efforts.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 22, 2013
France formally told the United States today to stop snooping on the telephone calls of French citizens but signalled it wanted to cool a row over the issue.
World | Reuters | Sunday October 20, 2013
President Francois Hollande was widely criticised on Sunday for offering to allow a deported immigrant teenager back into France without her family, and a poll showed his approval ratings at a record low.
Reuters | Wednesday October 9, 2013
French president Francois Hollande has called on Alcatel-Lucent to review its announced plan for 10,000 job cuts globally.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 24, 2013
President Barack Obama said today the United States was ready to engage diplomatically with longtime foe Iran but put the onus on the new Iranian president to prove he is serious about pursuing a nuclear deal.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 21, 2013
The world's chemical weapons watchdog has begun on Saturday to examine details of Syria's chemical arsenal supplied by the regime, as rebels agreed a truce with jihadists in a key border town.
World | Reuters | Friday September 20, 2013
French President Francois Hollande suggested for the first time on Thursday that Paris could arm Syrian rebels in a "controlled framework," given that they were now caught between the Syrian government on one side and radical Islamists on the other.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 11, 2013
France today joined the United States in putting threatened military action against Syria on hold as the world waited for Bashar al-Assad's regime to act on its pledge to give up its chemical weapons.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 10, 2013
President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, a White House official said.
World | Reuters | Friday September 6, 2013
US President Barack Obama has resisted pressure Friday to abandon plans for air strikes against Syria and enlisted the support of 10 fellow leaders for a "strong" response to a chemical weapons attack.