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World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 10, 2014
The French leader's jilted ex-girlfriend has stepped back into the limelight with a tweet urging Paris to help a woman who says her Mexican ex-husband abducted their children, just as Francois Hollande visits Mexico.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday April 1, 2014
France's new prime minister, the popular and pugnacious Manuel Valls, took office Tuesday and is diving straight into a huge and thankless challenge: bringing back jobs, investors and hope to Europe's second-biggest economy.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday April 1, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 1, 2014
The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George provided ample fodder for April Fool's Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 31, 2014
French President Francois Hollande has reacted to a humiliating setback at the polls by appointing popular Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new Prime Minister, sources said today.
World | Agence France Presse | Saturday March 8, 2014
Presidents Francois Hollande of France and Barack Obama of the United States on Saturday warned of "new measures" against Russia if it fails to move on defusing the crisis in Ukraine, the French presidency said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 8, 2014
France said on Friday that there could be no referendum on the future of Crimea unless Ukraine decided to organise one.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 6, 2014
France's love affairs of state hit the courts on Thursday as the president's ex-girlfriend won a privacy case on the same day that the mistress who replaced her began her own suit against the paparazzi.
World | Agence-France Presse | Friday February 28, 2014
A French man kept in solitary confinement in Cameroon for 17 years following a controversial embezzlement conviction arrived in Paris on Friday, ready for a new lease on life after what he said was an unimaginable ordeal.
World | Associated Press | Thursday February 27, 2014
Soldiers abandoned checkpoints and fled into the bush, leaving five villages and a town at the mercy of Islamic extremists who killed at least 13 people.
Offbeat | Agence France-Press | Thursday February 27, 2014
When even their president is being caught sneaking around behind his partner's back, it is perhaps unsurprising to find the French topping a poll for infidelity, alongside the equally hot-blooded Italians.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday in an attack on secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria's troubled northeast.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 18, 2014
President Francois Hollande Tuesday said France "owed a debt" to Muslim soldiers who died in World War I and pledged a tough fight against racism and discrimination.
World | Maureen Dowd, The New York Times | Sunday February 16, 2014
Let Americans get in a lather over peccadillos of state. The French are lamenting the state of propriety. No one in the land of Napoleon is following the code.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday February 12, 2014
French President Francois Hollande sat between President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at a state dinner, putting to rest the drama about his solo trip to the U.S. after a very public breakup from his first lady.
World | Reuters | Wednesday February 12, 2014
There were no "freedom fries" or any other remembrances from strained Franco-American ties in the past. Instead, it was dry-aged beef and plenty of bonhomie as President Barack Obama gave a lavish welcome to French President Francois Hollande.
Offbeat | Agence France-Press | Tuesday February 11, 2014
French President Francois Hollande will tuck into Illinois caviar, Colorado rib eye beef and all-American cotton candy at a lavish White House state dinner Tuesday - but he'd better rug up for chilly weather.
World | Associated Press | Monday February 10, 2014
France's suddenly single president arrives Monday in the U.S. for a state visit, hoping the glaring absence of his first lady won't steal the limelight from his focus on major policy issues with President Barack Obama.
World | Peter Baker, The New York Times | Sunday February 9, 2014
When President Barack Obama invited President Francois Hollande of France for a state dinner, the White House drew up a list of 300 guests to honour the visiting leader and his partner, Valerie Trierweiler. However, things have changed now.
World | Agence-France Presse | Friday February 7, 2014
French President Francois Hollande's dumped ex, Valerie Trierweiler, is to sue Closer magazine after the French glossy published pictures of her getting over her break-up on a tropical beach.