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Hollande pays tribute at site of Charlie Hebdo siege

The french president has unveiled a plaque at the printing company north of Paris where the Charlie Hebdo attackers went into hiding before they were killed during a police siege.

The french president has unveiled a plaque at the printing company north of Paris where the Charlie Hebdo attackers went into hiding before they were killed during a police siege.

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France partly blames August jobless rise on terrorist attacks

France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.

France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.

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France's Hollande visits Calais, vowing to close 'Jungle'

President Francois Hollande has gone to Calais, vowing to completely dismantle the so-called ‘jungle’ migrant camp there before winter.

President Francois Hollande has gone to Calais, vowing to completely dismantle the so-called ‘jungle’ migrant camp there before winter.

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Hollande tells UN on Syria: 'Enough is enough'

During a speech at the UN General Assembly French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of a US-Russia backed ceasefire.

During a speech at the UN General Assembly French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of a US-Russia backed ceasefire.

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France pledges more resources to combat terrorism

French President François Hollande has announced additional resources to support victims and combat terrorism.

French President François Hollande has announced additional resources to support victims and combat terrorism.

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Renzi shatters illusion of unity in Bratislava

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

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Southern European leaders call for action to boost flagging EU growth

The Greek prime minister and other leaders in southern Europe have called for action to boost flagging growth, saying they needed a bigger say in Europe.

The Greek prime minister and other leaders in southern Europe have called for action to boost flagging growth, saying they needed a bigger say in Europe.

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Greece calls for pro-growth policies at 'Club Med' mini-summit

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called for pro-growth policies at a meeting of Europe’s Mediterranean countries in Athens.

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called for pro-growth policies at a meeting of Europe’s Mediterranean countries in Athens.

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Notre Dame Mass commemorates slain priest Jacques Hamel

The French president and prime minister attended a service in Notre Dame cathedral on Wednesday (July 27) the day after two militants murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in a Normandy…

The French president and prime minister attended a service in Notre Dame cathedral on Wednesday (July 27) the day after two militants murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in a Normandy…

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France must 'do everything to defend the Republic' in wake of attacks

The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…

The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…

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France must 'do everything to defend the Republic' in wake of attacks

The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…

The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…

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President Hollande speaks of "severe Islamist threat" following priest murder

Following the murder of an elderly priest in a church in northern France by two men thought to be linked to ISIL, French President Francois Hollande has warned that the militant threat in the country

Following the murder of an elderly priest in a church in northern France by two men thought to be linked to ISIL, French President Francois Hollande has warned that the militant threat in the country

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Brexit - a question of timing for Hollande and May

The journey matters as much as the destination for Theresa May, and she is clear she wants to take her time exit the EU.

The journey matters as much as the destination for Theresa May, and she is clear she wants to take her time exit the EU.

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'We are facing a long battle' says Hollande in wake of Nice attack

Speaking in Nice, after at least 84 people were killed after an attacker drove a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande said: “We are facing a very long…

Speaking in Nice, after at least 84 people were killed after an attacker drove a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande said: “We are facing a very long…

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France's state of emergency to continue for three more months

Continuance of the state of national emergency comes after a lorry barreled through Bastille day crowds in Nice, leaving at least 80 dead

Continuance of the state of national emergency comes after a lorry barreled through Bastille day crowds in Nice, leaving at least 80 dead

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Francois Hollande defends legacy in last Bastille Day interview

With less than a year until the next presidential election, Francois Hollande used his last Bastille Day address to defend his legacy.

With less than a year until the next presidential election, Francois Hollande used his last Bastille Day address to defend his legacy.

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Troops from Australia and New Zealand special guests at French Bastille Day

As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…

As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…

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Much ado about a hairdo, Francois Hollande's 10,000 euro haircuts

France is reeling over the news that French President Francois Hollande's office is paying almost 10,000 euros a month for a full time barber to cut his hair.

France is reeling over the news that French President Francois Hollande's office is paying almost 10,000 euros a month for a full time barber to cut his hair.

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Hollande greets France squad at Elysee Palace

Their Euro 2016 dreams may have been shattered, but the French football team were still greeted as heroes by President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace on…

Their Euro 2016 dreams may have been shattered, but the French football team were still greeted as heroes by President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace on…

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Balkan EU hopefuls told Brexit will not hit their membership chances

France, Germany and Italy met in Paris on Monday for a Balkans Summit at which they sought to allay fears that the Brexit would harm their accession process.

France, Germany and Italy met in Paris on Monday for a Balkans Summit at which they sought to allay fears that the Brexit would harm their accession process.

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Clashes in Paris

Riot police and demonstrators clashed in Paris on Tuesday, June 28, as thousands of protesters took to the streets under heavy police presence to demonstrate against changes to labour laws that will m

Riot police and demonstrators clashed in Paris on Tuesday, June 28, as thousands of protesters took to the streets under heavy police presence to demonstrate against changes to labour laws that will m