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Hollande says Greek deal imminent

French president tips Greece bailout agreement within 'a few days, or even hours'.

'I Tried to Kill Myself Several Times': French Female Hostage in Yemen Begs for Rescue in Video

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French President Francois Hollande has called for the woman's release “as quickly as possible.”

Merkel, Hollande, Tsipras call was 'constructive': Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - A phone call on Sunday between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took place in a "constructive" atmosphere, the German government said on Monday.

Sarkozy boosted by support for new French 'Republicans' party

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy cemented his grip on the center-right opposition party on Saturday after party members overwhelmingly approved renaming it "the Republicans", in a blow to conservative rivals ahead of the 2017 presidential election.

Giscard d'Estaing: Regional Autonomy May Resolve Ukrainian Conflict

Granting of autonomy to regions in the Eastern Ukraine, which will remain a part of the country, but have their own local government and administration, may help to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing said.

'Normandy Four' Agree on New Talks on Ukraine Crisis in Paris on June 10

Leaders of Russia, France and Germany agreed on Friday to hold a new round of Ukraine reconciliation talks at the level of deputy foreign ministers on June 10 in Paris, the French president's office said.

Hollande, Merkel call for rapid implementation of Minsk agreement

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rapidly implement measures agreed under the Feb. 12 Minsk ceasefire, Hollande's office said in a statement.

‘Mistral Deal a Misunderstanding’ - Giscard d’Estaing

Former French President Giscard d’Estaing described the impasse over the sale of Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia as a “misunderstanding” and said the whole deal was now dead.

A French Republican Party?

Since returning to the helm of the conservative Union for a Popular Movement (U.M.P.), six months ago, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been looking for ways to distract the nation from the divisive appeal of Marine Le Pen’s...Show More Summary

Cameron to Meet Hollande in Paris Amid Talks About Possible Brexit

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to meet French President Francois Hollande on Thursday in Paris as part of a round of meetings with European leaders concerning Britain's possible exit from the European Union.

Arevas's reactor division goes on the auction block

French President Francois Hollande, in a politically expedient deal with Greens to keep his parliamentary majority intact, has promoted a plan to reduce France’s reliance on nuclear energy by 25%. France depends on nuclear energy for 75% of its electricity. read more

After Child Sex Abuse Allegations, France And Central African Republic Cooperate In Probe

PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says judicial authorities in France and Central African Republic are cooperating to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers. Following a meeting Wednesday in Paris between...Show More Summary

French Media Raise Concerns Over President Hollande's Personal Security

French President Francois Hollande is being protected by "incompetent" guards, Le Monde reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources from the elite presidential protection unit (GSPR).

Accidental shot fired by Hollande's bodyguard raises security doubts: Le Monde

PARIS (Reuters) - New questions surfaced about the personal security of French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday as Le Monde daily reported an incident in which a bodyguard accidentally fired a bullet in the Elysee Palace.

REPORTS: Russia abandons its Mistral warship deal with France

Russia has given up on its €1.2 billion deal for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers with France, according to reports. Following Russia's alleged role in supporting separatist militia in eastern Ukraine, French President François Hollande had imposed two conditions necessary for the sale. Show More Summary

France's Hollande concerned about slow progress in climate talks

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to decarbonize its investment portfolios...

Francois Hollande: EU Migrant Intake Quotas 'Out of Question'

French President expressed his opposition to the proposed plan to introduce quotas on refugee intake by EU member states to fight the migration crisis.

France's Sarkozy attracts mockery with Twitter chat

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy drew a wave of mocking comments about his judicial woes when he launched a rare question-and-answer session on Twitter on Friday.

America Needs Bolder Science And The 21st Century Cures Act Must Empower It

A few years back, French President Sarkozy requested an assessment of his country’s biomedical research. The eminent scientists who conducted it concluded that, while some of it was cutting-edge – as evidenced by French scientists’ contributions to the PCSK9 and CRISPR discoveries – quite a bit of it was mundane [...]

Reparations issue clouds Hollande's Haiti trip

French president speaks only of moral debt and not financial compensation during visit to impoverished former colony.

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