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France's fragile economy is Hollande's unwanted legacy

Outgoing French President Francois Hollande promised to fix the economy five years ago. But despite stablising the public accounts he has failed to get the French back to work as promised.

Outgoing French President Francois Hollande promised to fix the economy five years ago. But despite stablising the public accounts he has failed to get the French back to work as promised.

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British royals in Paris on Brexit 'charm offensive'

The visit comes amid continental anxiety over Britain's looming departure from the EU, and the trip is part of the UK's soft diplomacy which will see them travel to Germany and Poland in July.

The visit comes amid continental anxiety over Britain's looming departure from the EU, and the trip is part of the UK's soft diplomacy which will see them travel to Germany and Poland in July.

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France hosts "mini EU summit" at Versailles

Leaders gathered at the opulent palace - the symbol, for many, of France's "Ancien Regime" or old order - to prepare for the upcoming commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Leaders gathered at the opulent palace - the symbol, for many, of France's "Ancien Regime" or old order - to prepare for the upcoming commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

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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.