Francois Hollande

French election: Who is Emmanuel Macron and can he win?
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French election: Who is Emmanuel Macron and can he win?

The leader of the En Marche! political movement is now poised as France's next president
24 Apr 2017
US and Russia spar over vetoed Syria sanctions
US ambassador Nikki Haley at the UN Security Council
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US and Russia spar over vetoed Syria sanctions

Anger as Moscow blocks UN sanctions over regime's use of chemical weapons
1 Mar 2017
US warns of Europe Christmas terror
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US warns of Europe Christmas terror

Caution urged at festivals and markets as France arrests seven in anti-terror raids in Strasbourg and Marseilles
23 Nov 2016
Nice attack: Five suspected accomplices charged
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Nice attack: Five suspected accomplices charged

Evidence appears to contradict theory that Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel acted as a 'lone wolf'
22 Jul 2016
Nice terror attack: Advice for Brits travelling to France
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Nice terror attack: Advice for Brits travelling to France

Foreign Office warns holidaymakers there is a 'high threat' from terrorism in the country
15 Jul 2016
Earth Day: World leaders sign historic climate agreement
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Earth Day: World leaders sign historic climate agreement

Record number of countries to back Paris accord limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius
22 Apr 2016
French Riviera floods: at least 17 killed after storms
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French Riviera floods: at least 17 killed after storms

One Briton confirmed to have died in the flooding which started late on Saturday night
5 Oct 2015

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UKRAINE: US warns Russia over ceasefire violations
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UKRAINE: US warns Russia over ceasefire violations

US president and German Chancellor threaten Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine
9 Jun 2015
Marine Le Pen suspends her father, FN founder Jean-Marie
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Marine Le Pen suspends her father, FN founder Jean-Marie

Far-right family feud deepens as the National Front's patriarch is suspended from the party he founded
5 May 2015
Hollande calls for tougher race hate laws
Francois Hollande
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Hollande calls for tougher race hate laws

French president urges 'faster, more effective sanctions' for racial crimes in the wake of kosher supermarket siege
24 Feb 2015
David Cameron in security talks after Paris terror attacks
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David Cameron in security talks after Paris terror attacks

Prime Minister says UK must confront 'poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism wherever we find it'
12 Jan 2015
Sarkozy must lay off the bling if he’s to return a hero
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Sarkozy must lay off the bling if he’s to return a hero

With Marine Le Pen threatening to beat Hollande, John Gaffney gives a cautious welcome to Sarkozy
22 Sep 2014
Francois Hollande purges cabinet: what next for France?
French President Francois Hollande looks on after meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, a week before a major peace conference opens on Syria, at the Elysee palace in Paris on January 16, 2014
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Francois Hollande purges cabinet: what next for France?

French president hits reset button as France argues about best way to handle economic stagnation
26 Aug 2014
Europe responds: what next for the EU?
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Europe responds: what next for the EU?

National leaders struggle to square anti-EU sentiment with the need for a concerted response
27 May 2014
SEGO'S BACK: Trierweiler exit prompts Royal return
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SEGO'S BACK: Trierweiler exit prompts Royal return

Hatchets are buried, the musical chairs resume, and there's even talk that Julie Gayet will soon be gone
2 Apr 2014
Russian investment forces Cameron to cool it on sanctions
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Russian investment forces Cameron to cool it on sanctions

And how do we know? Because, once again, an official visiting the PM has failed to keep his papers to himself
4 Mar 2014
HOLLANDE: Have you made France a laughing stock?
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HOLLANDE: Have you made France a laughing stock?

British reporter grills French president about actress and asks if he wishes 'she was here'
31 Jan 2014
Cameron in deep water: will Tory rebels push him under?
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Cameron in deep water: will Tory rebels push him under?

From growth to bust: if ever proof were needed that a week is a long time in politics, this was it
31 Jan 2014
HOLLANDE: Not a good time to face the British press
Francois Hollande
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HOLLANDE: Not a good time to face the British press

Press conference with David Cameron likely to focus on French president's love life rather than the EU
31 Jan 2014
FRANCE: How infidelity is good, but gay sex bad
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FRANCE: How infidelity is good, but gay sex bad

France was unfussed by Hollande's infidelity, but issue of same-sex relationships is a 'battleground'
30 Jan 2014
TRIERWEILER: Dumped Valerie heads to India
Valerie Trierweiler
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TRIERWEILER: Dumped Valerie heads to India

President may have to pay out compensation for his ex-girlfriend's humiliation and loss of earnings
27 Jan 2014
Non to Valerie, Non to Julie: Hollande 'wants no First Lady'
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Non to Valerie, Non to Julie: Hollande 'wants no First Lady'

If he continues his romance with Julie Gayet, she's unlikely to be seen at the Elysee or on foreign trips
21 Jan 2014
Valerie Trierweiler took a 'pill too many'
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Valerie Trierweiler took a 'pill too many'

Francois Hollande and Julie Gayet in 'turbulent romance' since 2012, claims French media
17 Jan 2014
Are we under-estimating the 'dynamic' Francois Hollande?
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Are we under-estimating the 'dynamic' Francois Hollande?

A brilliant mind, a witty companion, a bon viveur – is this why the French President gets the girls?
16 Jan 2014
HOLLANDE: 'Oyster munchers' go easy on leader
Francois Hollande at yesterday's press conference
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HOLLANDE: 'Oyster munchers' go easy on leader

British press incredulous at French media's failure to press president on his 'affair' with Julie Gayet
15 Jan 2014
Five reasons to redefine the French presidency
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Five reasons to redefine the French presidency

The French have kissed goodbye to the era of privacy: it's time the political class woke up, says John Gaffney
15 Jan 2014
TRIERWEILER: Hollande plays for time
Valerie Trierweiler
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TRIERWEILER: Hollande plays for time

Extended hospital visit allows dithering President to put off decision about his choice of First Lady
14 Jan 2014
Trierweiler in hospital with 'the blues' over 'affair'
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Trierweiler in hospital with 'the blues' over 'affair'

French president faces questions about First Lady's status following claims of alleged affair with actress
13 Jan 2014
AFFAIR: Hollande threatens to sue over magazine claims
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AFFAIR: Hollande threatens to sue over magazine claims

President regularly spends the night with actress Julie Gayet in Paris flat, claims Closer magazine
10 Jan 2014
FRENCH AFFAIR: Salacious tale could lift drooping polls
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FRENCH AFFAIR: Salacious tale could lift drooping polls

French presidential affair is a reminder that the new man in the Elysee Palace was meant to be DSK…
10 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Apr 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

16 Apr 2013
FRANCE: IMF's reputation takes another blow
Christine LaGarde
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FRANCE: IMF's reputation takes another blow

Christine Lagarde's appointment was meant to bring a fragrant new era post-DSK. What went wrong?
21 Mar 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 13 Feb 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

13 Feb 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 11 Oct 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 11 Oct 2012

11 Oct 2012
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