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Paris fears fallout after Hollande fans controversy over Delhi arms deal

PARIS: The French government said on Sunday it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande stirred controversy about a major...

Macron takes office as French president

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived...

Arnold Schwarzenegger awarded France’s highest honour for environmental work

PARIS: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was on Friday awarded the Legion d’Honneur, one of the highest awards in France. The star received the honor in recognition...

Prince William tells French that Brexit won’t hurt friendship

PARIS: Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were greeted by French President Francois Hollande as they began a two-day trip to Paris aimed...

France’s Hollande pardons woman who killed her violent husband

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday pardoned a woman who had been convicted for the murder of her violent husband, in a rare...

French President Hollande says will not stand for re-election

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande on announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next year as he bowed to historically low approval ratings after a...

France marks one year since Paris attacks

PARIS: France on Sunday marked the first anniversary of the Paris attacks with sombre ceremonies and painful memories for the relatives of the 130...

Clinton distantly related to French president, claims book

PARIS: US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is distantly related to French President Francois Hollande, according to a new book that claims they share royal blood...

France’s Hollande warns against veto of Syria UN resolution`

PARIS: France's President Francois Hollande warned on Saturday against a veto of a French-drafted UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to air raids...

France can provide safe Games in 2024, says Hollande

PARIS: Should Paris be selected to host the 2024 Olympics, France is well equipped to stage a safe Games because of the security measures that...

World leaders mourn the death of Shimon Peres

JÉRUSALEM: Nobel laureate and former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, left an indelible mark on world affairs. Here is a selection of the tributes paid to one of Israel's best-loved elder statesmen.

France’s Hollande on Syria tells UN: ‘Enough is enough’

UNITED NATIONS: French President Francois Hollande appealed for an end to the carnage in Syria, telling the United Nations: "Enough is enough".

France’s secular laws can accommodate Islam: Hollande

PARIS, FRANCE: President Francois Hollande insisted on Thursday that France's strict laws separating church and state do not prevent the country's large Muslim minority from practising their religion.

France determined to bid for 2024 Olympics despite millitant threat: Hollande

PARIS: The militant attacks that have convulsed France in the past 18 months should not weaken France's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, President Francois Hollande said.

French President Hollande’s hairdresser ‘paid 10,000 euros a month’

PARIS: Short on the sides and thinning on top, French President Francois Hollande's hair is kept perfectly groomed at a cost of almost 10,000 euros a month, the Canard Enchaine weekly reported Wednesday.

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

PARIS: President Francois Hollande finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.

France plagued by smelly bins, pickets on eve of Euro kickoff

PARIS: As the stench of rotten, uncleared garbage wafts through parts of Paris and pilots prepare to strike, French President Francois Hollande said he would do what was needed to ensure protests do not spoil the Euro 2016 soccer tournament starting on Friday.

France postpones Middle East peace conference to June

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday an international conference due in late May in Paris to help relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis would be postponed to ensure the United States would attend.

Aishwarya Rai has lunch with French President in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai had lunch with French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest on India's Republic Day celebrations.

Sharif, Cameron agree to enhance cooperation in security, trade

MALTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday called on his British counterpart David Cameron in Malta on the sidelines of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015, ARY News reported.