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French President François Hollande on a three-day visit to the Indian Ocean.
22/08/2014 - France - Mayotte

François Hollande to discuss illegal immigration, development in Mayotte

French President François Hollande arrived in Mayotte on Friday as part of his tour of the Indian Ocean to encourage development on the Island that became a French department just over ...

Jean-Luc Mélenchon photographed on May 1, 2013 in Paris.
22/08/2014 - France

French far-left leader steps down, but not leaving politics

Former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon announced on Friday that he was stepping down as co-president of France’s Left Party (PG), but vowed to continue his political ...

21/08/2014 - France

Hollande confirms French weapons were sent to Syrian rebels

French president Francois Hollande confirmed on Thursday that France has sent weapons to the rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.


French press review 21 August 2014

President François Hollande and the press have never been a good match - and today criticism of the leader over his economic policies is particularly withering.

20/08/2014 - France

Hollande calls conference to address ‘serious situation’ with Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he will organize an international conference to address the threat posed by Islamic extremists in Iraq.


French press review 18 August 2014

Editorials from papers on either side of the political spectrum are lambasting the Socialist government today.

François Hollande and Manuel Valls meet at the Fort Bregançon on August 15, 2014 on sideline of WWII tribute.
17/08/2014 - France

French government sticks to economic plan despite zero growth

The French government made clear Sunday that it would not budge from its current economic policies despite showing zero growth during the second quarter.


French weekly magazines review 17 August 2014

The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa and the atrocities committed by the Islamic State caliphate in Iraq attract most comments from the French magazines this week.


French press review 16 August 2014

The Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Pope’s ground breaking pastoral visit to Asia and the stagnating French economy are the front page stories this Saturday.

15/08/2014 - France

French advocate for euthanasia sought a ‘dignified death’ in Switzerland

When Nicole Boucheton’s terminal cancer reached its final stages, she made the decision to uproot her life – and her final days – and move to Switzerland.