Francois Hollande

Hollande to Trump: Europe doesn't need "outside advice"

French President Francois Hollande rejected remarks by US president-elect Donald Trump on the future of the European Union, saying the bloc does not need lessons from abroad.

Attacks in Baghdad and Samarra overshadow Hollande visit

Some 35 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack in Baghdad claimed by Islamic State, an official said, overshadowing a visit by French President Francois Hollande who offered to step up...

Hollande predicts Mosul victory "in weeks" as Baghdad blast kills 12

French President Francois Hollande said that he thought Iraqi forces would recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State within weeks while on a visit to Baghdad on Monday.

Suicide blast hits Baghdad suburb as Hollande meets Iraqi leaders

A suicide attacker blew himself up on Monday in the mainly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, killing a number of people, security forces said.

Merkel and Hollande talk Ukraine, Syria ahead of EU leaders' meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that talks with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin on Tuesday would allow the two to prepare for a European leaders' summit on topics like the...

Rock bottom in polls, France's Hollande rules out bid for re-election

French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that he will not stand for a second term in next year's election, amid the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern French history.

Top French leaders fighting for Elysee not an option, says spokesman

A presidential primary contest between the top two sitting French leaders is impossible to imagine, said the French government spokesman Monday as the president and the prime minister mull bids in...

Obama meets embattled EU leaders against backdrop of Trump win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday hosted a meeting of European leaders with outgoing US President Barack Obama, who was on his last trip to the continent before handing over to president-...

Paris can host safe 2024 Olympics, Hollande tells IOC

Paris can put on a secure 2024 Summer Games if it is chosen as the host city, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday after meeting with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach....

Hollande sharpens approach to "unacceptable" migrant camps in Calais

Makeshift migrant camps that are housing thousands of people near the northern French port city of Calais will be "definitively" dismantled, President Francois Hollande vowed Monday during a visit...

Italy's Renzi fed up with useless EU summits, demands real action

The European Union cannot keep holding meaningless summits that take no real decisions, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Saturday, a day after blasting the bloc's latest get-together.

Hollande: EU ready to ratify Paris climate deal as soon as possible

EU leaders pledged Friday to press ahead with the ratification of the Paris agreement on climate change, with a view to bringing the bloc on board before the deal takes effect, French President...

France's Hollande rejects nationwide burkini ban

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday rejected the idea of a new law to ban the burkini, the full-body bathing suit designed for conservative Muslim women.

Croatia's Vesna Pusic named Knight of the French Legion of Honour

The honour also acknowledged Pusic's contribution to cooperation between France and Croatia.

Hollande announces aircraft deal; pledges naval support for Vietnam

French President Francois Hollande announced a multi-billion dollar aviation deal and pledged support for right of passage in the South China Sea during a state visit to Vietnam on Tuesday.