Francois Hollande

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.

Hollande says hostage-takers pledged allegiance to Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande said that a hostage-taking Tuesday at a church in Upper Normandy was carried out "by two terrorists claiming to be followers of Islamic State."

Hollande to May: No access to single market without other freedoms

French President Francois Hollande says that Britain cannot have access to the single market without also respecting the other key freedoms of the European Union.

French president says around 50 people still "between life and death"

French President Francois Hollande has said that around 50 people are in critical condition, still "between life and death" after an attack in the southern city of Nice.