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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.

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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.