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Haitian President Michel Martelly was to meet French President François Hollande in Port-au-Prince on 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande in Haiti to trumpet trade and reconstruction as colonial past lingers

French President François Hollande arrived in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to seal trade deals with the government of his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly as well as reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake.

Fidel Castro and François Hollande,  Havana, 11 may 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande meets Fidel Castro

French President François Hollande held on Monday a 50-minute closed-door meeting with Fidel Castro at the ex-leader’s home.

French President Francois Hollande at Havana's airport, 11 May 2015.
11/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande arrives in Cuba in historic trip

François Hollande arrived in Havana on Monday, the first visit to Cuba by a French head of state in more than a century.

Migrants help another migrant walk to a bus bound for an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.

Hollande's rant against migrant trafficking not enough to mark end of slavery, say activists

France’s President François Hollande hit out on Sunday against Europe's migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to "slave drivers".
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
French President François Hollande addresses the Caribbean climate change conference in Martinique, 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls for rich nations to help poor at Caribbean climate conference

French President François Hollande called on wealthy countries to help poor ones suffering the effects of global warming at a Carribean climate summit on the French West Indian island of ...
Edouard Manet's Olympia was the illustration for the France Musique app
09/05/2015 - France - United States

Apple blocks French classical music station's app after erotic broadcast

Apple has dropped the app of French state broadcaster France Musique, apparently because of a programme about the erotic in music.
Ceremony marking France's 70th anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany, Paris, 8 May 2015.
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - EUROPE

Hollande evokes Ukraine, Middle East violence as Paris marks 70th World War II Victory in Europe day

French President François Hollande laid a wreath on Friday at the tomb of an unknown soldier at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark the victory over Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945.

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday before leaving for the Caribbean
08/05/2015 - France - CUBA - HAITI

Hollande to make first French president's visit to Cuba during five-day Caribbean tour

President François Hollande headed for the West Indies on Friday for a five-day tour during which he will make the first-ever visit by a French leader to Cuba as well as going to Haiti and ...
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi claims responsiblity for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

Al Qaida chief who claimed Charlie Hebdo attack killed in Yemen

The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) leader who claimed responsibility for January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris has been killed by a US drone, the armed Islamist group announced on ...
One of Monet’s series Nymphéas (Water Lilies)
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

Monet Water Lilies fetches 47 million euros at New York auction

One of French impressionist artist Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting fetched a record price earlier this week at a New York auction.
Covers of Charlie Hebdo on display at the Angouleme cartoon festival in January 2015
04/05/2015 - France - US

French writers question US protest against Charlie Hebdo free speech award

Dozens of Anglophone writers have objected to a free speech prize to be given to Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday.
A member of the Southern Resistance Committees shoots at Houthi fighters in Aden 24 April 2015
04/05/2015 - Saudi Arabia - Yemen - US - France

France should pressure Saudi Arabia not to use cluster bombs, says rights group

As French President Francois Hollande prepares to attend a Gulf state summit Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, a rights group has accused that country of dropping cluster bombs in civilian areas in Yemen.
Texas police officers in Garland, where two armed men were shot dead
04/05/2015 - United States

Texas police kill two gunmen at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Two gunmen were shot dead Sunday and a security guard wounded outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas.
Hillary and Bill Clinton in Iowa, September 2014
03/05/2015 - KENYA-US

Bill Clinton tours Africa as donation foundation scandal bites Hillary

Former US President Bill Clinton wrapped up a three-day visit in Kenya on Sunday, as part of a nine-day African trip for the family's foundation.