Francois Hollande

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.

French prosecutor requests trial for Sarkozy over campaign funds

The French prosecutor's office said on Monday that former president Nicolas Sarkozy should be tried in court over accusations that he exceeded the legal limit for spending in his failed 2012...

Merkel, Renzi, Hollande meet to revive EU dream after Brexit shock

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy flew to a tiny Mediterranean island on Monday to honour a founding father of the European Union before brainstorming on the bloc's present-day crises,...

EU president to meet Merkel, May, others ahead of Brexit summit

EU President Donald Tusk has scheduled meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister Theresa May and other leaders ahead of a September...

Hollande hopes terrorism will be defeated by 2024 Olympics

The global terrorism risk will hopefully have reduced by the 2024 Olympics, French President Francois Hollande said Friday as he tried to dispel security concerns about France's bid to host the...

Media: Hollande says Trump's soldier comments are sickening

French President Francois Hollande said the "excesses" of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are "vomit-inducing," news agency AFP reported.