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François Hollande's senior advisor (R) Aquilino Morelle with Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
19/04/2014 - France

Hollande's senior advisor steps down on conflict of interest allegations

French President François Hollande’s senior political advisor has stepped down, following accusations of a conflict of interest and a lavish lifestyle.

A gathering on 6 March at the Europe 1 radio station, to call for Didier François' and Edouard Élias' liberation.
19/04/2014 - France

Four French journalists freed after Syria kidnapping

Four French journalists are safe and in good health, after being held hostage in Syria since June 2013.

Going underground to the Paris catacombs
19/04/2014 - French lesson: Parlez-vous Paris ?

Going underground to the Paris catacombs

Learn French with Kevin, a 17-year-old Colombian who has lived in Paris for six months. He would like to know how long the Catacombs have existed and how bones were taken there.

François Hollande visited the Michelin plant on Friday.
19/04/2014 - France

President Hollande won't run for re-election if unemployment remains high

French President François Hollande made a shock announcement on Friday during a lunch with employees of the Michelin company: if unemployment continues to plummet between now and 2017, he ...

A carving knife and fork in the distinctive Laguiole design
18/04/2014 - France

Laguiole - French village fights for right to use its name

A French village is calling for nationwide support after losing a legal fight for local businesses' right to use its name to sell their products.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is wheeled into the polling station to cast his vote
18/04/2014 - Algeria

Bouteflika camp claims victory, Benflis claims fraud in Algeria presidential poll

Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) with President François Hollande this week
18/04/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces Socialist revolt over 50-billion-euro cuts plan

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces a revolt from the left of his Socialist Party over his plan to make 50 billion-euros-worth of spending cuts.

Catherine Deneuve
17/04/2014 - France

Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau in spat over Hollande

French screen idol Catherine Deneuve has rounded on fellow actress Sophie Marceau, after the former Bond girl insulted president François Hollande.

17/04/2014 - France

European court orders France to compensate killed traveller's family

France has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of a gipsy killed by a police officer while trying to escape in 2008, in a judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on ...

Radio Latitude's website
17/04/2014 - France

Local radio presenter taken hostage in east France

A local radio presenter hostage has been freed after being taken hostage for four hours in eastern France.