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François Mitterrand.
09/08/2014 - France - Sweden

Swedish politician says he’s Mitterrand’s secret son

A burgeoning Swedish politician revealed on Friday that he’s the son of former French president François Mitterrand.

Sata addresses the UN General Assembly in New York, 24 September 2013.
10/07/2014 - Zambia - Interview

Zambian opposition awaiting outcome of President Sata health court case

A Zambian court is examining a request to have doctors assess the health of Zambian President Michael Sata.

Nicolas Sarkozy
16/05/2014 - France

French police in court for detaining anti-Sarkozy protest leader

Two French police officers were in court on Thursday for holding a trade unionist for four hours allegedly to prevent him demonstrating against then-president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010.

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.

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 ...

Mali's new prime minister, Moussa Mara
06/04/2014 - Mali

Mali government resigns as president replaces prime minister

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has replaced prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly with urban planning minister Moussa Mara.

François Hollande andBarack Obama at Thomas Jefferson's estate, Monticello
11/02/2014 - France - United States

Hollande promises Americans to be 'friends forever' on US state visit

French President François Hollande promised Americans that the two nations will be "friends forever" as he started the first state visit of a French leader to the United States for 18 years.

European Union to send troops to Central African Republic
20/01/2014 - World news explained

European Union to send troops to Central African Republic

European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels to discuss how best stabilize Central African Republic.

The main entrance of the Elysée presidential palace
26/12/2013 - France

Man drives car into French presidential palace gates

An Italian theatre director drove his car into the gates of French president's Elysée Palace on Thursday morning. He was arrested without doing any serious damage, police say.

Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi
04/12/2013 - France - Benin

French court blocks extradition in alleged Benin assassination plot

A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yayi.

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