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French president slams economic protectionism of U.S. counterpart

French President Francois Hollande on Friday denounced the economic protectionism repeated several times by his new American counterpart Donald Trump, local media reported. ...
AFP / Jean-Philippe Ksiazek A man holds flowers and a torch as he faces riot police during a demonstration against the French government's planned labour reform in Lyon

‘I Will Keep Going With The Reforms’ – Hollande

"I will keep going because I think these are good reforms," he told reporters on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Japan, adding...

Thousands Protest, Call For Withdrawal Of Hollande’s Labor Law

Philippe Martinez, head of CGT union was quoted as saying by local media, "Today, there is a widespread strike and that's a good thing....

May 9 world news summary at 0030 GMT

LIMA -- Peruvian presidential hopeful Keiko Fujimori of the center-right Popular Force (FP) Party led a pre-election poll with 51.4 percent of the vote,...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint press conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya, July 25, 2015. Kenya and the U.S. on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment on security cooperation and in the war against terrorism to help prevent future terror attacks in the East African nation. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Obama to discuss refugee crisis with leaders from France, Italy and Britain

French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and British Prime Minister David Cameron will convene with Merkel and Obama in Hanover to...
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Francois Hollande’s Fame Declining

Hollande will speak with three journalists briefly before having a roundtable discussion with members of French society, including the mother of a jihadist who...
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Hollande calls for action to sustain growth and Europe’s refugee crisis

"Social Democrats must respond to emergencies, and prepare Europe's future," Hollande said after hosting the informal meeting in Paris. "There will...
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France Expresses Commitment To Help Tunisia Fight Terrorism

"France stands alongside Tunisia which, again, has been targeted because it is a symbol of democracy," Hollande said in a statement. . "More than ever,...

Hollande Had Tete a tete With Merkel Ahead Of Migration Summit

On Thursday, Hollande met with British Prime Minister David Cameron, where the two discussed migration. High on the agenda was the increasingly fraught situation at...
A Libya Dawn fighter takes aim near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Moroccan King in Paris to confer over Libyan Issues

Hollande thanked King Mohameed VI for his personal engagement in the success of the COP21 held December last year in Paris, the Elysee...
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

French President calls Russia to order over Syrian raids

"I demand Russia stop it because we have now thousands of people who were displaced under bombardment," Hollande said in an interview with France...
Refugees rest at a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, on Sept. 14. 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

Merkel and Hollande meeting to center on refugee crisis and Brexit

These two thorny issues for the European Union (EU) are at the heart of this latest informal exchange of views between the two leaders...

Hollande Ordered Continuation Of Airstrikes On Islamic State

During a restricted meeting of the Defense Council convened to discuss France's external operations, Hollande took stock of France's fight against IS in Syria...
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French president says a political move is conceivable for Syria

At a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, Hollande stressed Tehran's role in "promoting talks over a political transition in Syria."...

President Hollande takes justice minister’s resignation

Taubira's resignation came ahead of a parliamentary debate slated later on Wednesday over a constitutional reform that would allow people convicted of terrorism to...
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French president calls for prompt release of Burkina Faso leaders

"Hollande strongly condemns the coup in Burkina Faso. He calls for immediate release of all who are arrested, resetting transitional authorities and resumption of...

France’s Hollande censures fresh violence in Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday condemned the Monday attack on the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev where lawmakers were voting on constitutional changes...
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Egypt commences expansion works on Suez Canal

Egypt is to inaugurate on Thursday a major expansion of the Suez Canal, with the government hoping the project will boost the country's flagging...

Francois Hollande’s agenda in Algeria is to fight terror

French President Francois Hollande will fly later on Monday to Algeria, his second visit since taking power in 2012 to discuss with his Algerian...

May 12 world news summary at 0030 GMT

HAVANA, May 11 (Xinhua)-- Visiting French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged the U.S. economic sanctions on Cuba to be lifted as they have...

President Hollande wants US to end Cuban embargo

Visiting French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged the U.S. economic sanctions on Cuba to be lifted as they have caused "so much damage."...

Elysee says France is very ready to provide Nepal with Aid

France is ready to provide rescue assistance to Nepal after a major earthquake hit the country, said French president Francois Hollande Saturday. In a...
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France Joblessness level rises above 0.4 percent

The number of jobseekers in France rose by more than 12,800 in February, dealing a new blow to President Francois Hollande's promise to stem...
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Eurogroup voice doubts on informal meeting on Greece

European leaders started an informal meeting on the Greek debt issue late Thursday with uncertainties showed by officials. The meeting, aiming at solving the...

Hollande expressed sadness over death of 8 French nationals in helicopter crash

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed "immense sadness" over the death of eight French nationals in a helicopter crash in Argentina. "The sudden death...

President Hollande visits eastern Philippine devastated town

French President Francois Hollande on Friday visited an eastern Philippine town devastated by one of the world's strongest typhoons to highlight the consequences of...
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2 top Russian defence officials assets frozen ban from travel

Two top officials in Russia's Defence Ministry were hit on Monday with as part of the European Union's latest round of sanctions over the...
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France and Germany in Ukraine for a new peace bid

French President Francois Hollande?together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel are?heading to Ukraine with to present a new peace initiative. He said they will put forward...
EU leaders including Angela Merkel (centre) are in Brussels for talks on the Ukraine crisis

Merkel meets Hollande over EU policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to discuss EU policies with French President Francois Hollande and European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Strasbourg next week,...
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Major Police Operation Underway In Paris

A major police operation is under way in the Paris area in search of two gun men who attacked the Paris office of French...