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French unemployment slips, still high

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

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Hollande urges 'respect' in bid to calm Paris suburb violence

“Police, killers” were among the slogans shouted as French President Francois Hollande visited a gritty suburb of Paris on Tuesday as tensions continue to rise over alleged police…

“Police, killers” were among the slogans shouted as French President Francois Hollande visited a gritty suburb of Paris on Tuesday as tensions continue to rise over alleged police…

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French President visits 'police rape victim'

French President, Francois Hollande has gone to hospital to visit the man known as Theo who police allegedly ‘raped’ with a baton on 2nd February 2017.

French President, Francois Hollande has gone to hospital to visit the man known as Theo who police allegedly ‘raped’ with a baton on 2nd February 2017.

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Eritrean president describes Hollande and Merkel as 'mentally disturbed'

He specifically took jibes at French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart, Angela Merkel. Afwerki described both leaders as being mentally disturbed and that they were among those wh

He specifically took jibes at French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart, Angela Merkel. Afwerki described both leaders as being mentally disturbed and that they were among those wh

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It's good to talk: Trump phones world leaders

A day after he was visited by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump has spent the day in the Oval Office taking congratulatory calls from other world leaders.

A day after he was visited by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump has spent the day in the Oval Office taking congratulatory calls from other world leaders.

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Trump's refugee and travel suspension met wıth global outcry

With a stroke of a pen, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday suspending all new refugee arrivals to the US for four months.

With a stroke of a pen, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday suspending all new refugee arrivals to the US for four months.

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Hollande and Merkel call for EU unity over Trump and Brexit

The French and German leaders have met in Berlin as May and Trump prepared to meet in the US, and ahead of an EU summit in Malta next week.

The French and German leaders have met in Berlin as May and Trump prepared to meet in the US, and ahead of an EU summit in Malta next week.

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Africa-France summit kicks off in Mali

The 27th Africa-France summit has kicked off with more than 30 African leaders meeting with French officials in the Malian capital, Bamako.

The 27th Africa-France summit has kicked off with more than 30 African leaders meeting with French officials in the Malian capital, Bamako.

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French judges split on presidential pardon for Jacqueline Sauvage

Despite near-unanimous public and political support the French legal system is worried about the presidential pardon for husband-killer Jacqueline Sauvage.

Despite near-unanimous public and political support the French legal system is worried about the presidential pardon for husband-killer Jacqueline Sauvage.

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Hollande is applauded for not seeking re-election as Valls waits in the wings

He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b

He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b

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French President Hollande won't seek re-election in 2017

François Hollande, France’s most unpopular president in polling history, said on Thursday that he would not be seeking a second term in 2017.

François Hollande, France’s most unpopular president in polling history, said on Thursday that he would not be seeking a second term in 2017.

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European leaders hold final meeting with Obama in Berlin

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

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French president pushes for longer Aleppo ceasefire

Just hours before he meets the leaders of Russia and Germany, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he’s urgently trying to extend an eleven hour ceasefire planned for tomorrow in…

Just hours before he meets the leaders of Russia and Germany, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he’s urgently trying to extend an eleven hour ceasefire planned for tomorrow in…

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Between a rock and a hard Brexit

Battle lines are deepening ahead of negotiations for the UK to leave the EU bloc.

Battle lines are deepening ahead of negotiations for the UK to leave the EU bloc.

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France pays tribute to Nice attack victims

Three months after a man rammed a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande has led tributes to the victims of the Nice…

Three months after a man rammed a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande has led tributes to the victims of the Nice…

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Nice prepares to pay tribute to Bastille Day attack victims

French flags and notes of condolences in many languages are reminders of the grief that still hangs over the popular tourist spot.

French flags and notes of condolences in many languages are reminders of the grief that still hangs over the popular tourist spot.

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Putin pulls out of Paris trip amid Syria tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned trip to Paris next week, after his French counterpart said he would see him only for talks on Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned trip to Paris next week, after his French counterpart said he would see him only for talks on Syria.

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Job saving prompts Paris to order fast trains for slow tracks

The French government has moved to preserve Alstom jobs by ordering 21 high speed trains even without high speed lines for them to run on.

The French government has moved to preserve Alstom jobs by ordering 21 high speed trains even without high speed lines for them to run on.

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2024 Games: Thomas Bach and Francois Hollande discuss Paris bid

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday to discuss Paris’ bid for the 2024 Games.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday to discuss Paris’ bid for the 2024 Games.