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François Hollande.
14/01/2014 - France

No comment on Hollande's love life at high-profile press conference

François Hollande's declined to comment on his love life at a press conference on Tuesday, saying that it was neither the time nor the place to discuss it.
How was 2013 for them? French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (L) and President François Hollande
24/12/2013 - France in 2013

Good year/bad year? How did 2013 work out for 14 famous French folk?

What with economic crisis in Europe and international instability, 2013 was not the best of years for many of us.
UMP chief Jean-François Copé sees a danger to the French republic in some anti-racist proposals
14/12/2013 - France

French Socialists deny plan to scrap school headscarf ban in anti-racism row

France's Socialist government has denied claims that it is preparing to scrap the ban on Islamic headscarves in schools. Right-wing politicians claimed that the French republic was "in danger"

The front page of Minute insutling Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.
13/11/2013 - Analysis: France

Far-right paper causes storm with racist insult to French justice minister Taubira

A far-right paper in France has caused uproar with a headline comparing Guyanese-born Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius addresses the commemoration ceremony for Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont
06/11/2013 - France - Mali

France, Mali will track down RFI journalists' killers, French FM Fabius pledges

French investigators will track down the murderers of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon and ensure they are punished, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius told a ceremony in homage to the pair

Ecotax opponents, wearing red bonnets to recall an anti-tax uprising in 1675, on a demonstration in Brittany last weekend
29/10/2013 - Analysis: France

And now for the next crisis ... Ecotax climbdown won't save French Socialists' bacon

It's not quite a u-turn but French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's decision to suspend an "ecotax" on road freight is bound to reinforce the impression that his government' is stumbling from crisis to crisis.

President Francois Hollande makes his statement on the Dibrani case on television on Saturday
20/10/2013 - Analysis: France

Nobody's happy - Hollande fails to defuse Roma schoolgirl deportation row

If French President François Hollande hoped his proposal that Roma schoolgirl Leonarda Dibrani could return to France without her family would be hailed as a judgement of Solomon, he must have ...
Woody Allen with Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
18/10/2013 - France - United States

Magic in the Moonlight - next Woody Allen film set in south of France

Woody Allen's next film is set in France and has already been shot. Magic in the Moonlight will be the US film director's third film shot in France but the first outside Paris.

Nadine Morano leaves a cabinet meeting in 2012
13/10/2013 - Analysis: France

Sexism in French politics - the comedian, the minister, the chicken and the floral dress

French former junior minister Nadine Morano has threatened to sue a comedian for calling her a "bitch" during a live show.
Happy Days - Abdellatif Kechiche, Léa Seydoux et Adèle Exarchopoulos receive the golden palm at Cannes
09/10/2013 - France

Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour hits French screens after six-months of controversy

Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour opened in France and Belgium on Wednesday to an ecstatic critical reception despite being dogged by controversy in the six months since its triumph ...