Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency
The former premier cited the "risks" of a Le Pen victory in confirming his support for Macron, in an interview with BFM TV. Le Pen pounced on the defection as proof of her claim that Macron is effectively a surrogate for outgoing President Francois Hollande.
France's Hollande in Singapore at start of Asian tour
The tour ending Wednesday in Jakarta is dominated by economic and defence issues and is aimed mainly at strengthening ties with a region with high economic potential, according to the presidential palace.
Two hurt in police gun accident at Hollande event
A policeman providing security for Francois Hollande accidentally fired his gun as the French president was giving a speech on Tuesday, injuring two people in the VIP area of the crowd, an official said.
Two hurt in French police gun accident at Hollande event
A French policeman accidentally fired his weapon Tuesday, slightly injuring two people at an event where President Francois Hollande was speaking in southwestern France, an informed source said.
Europe must have 'firm' response to Trump
French President Francois Hollande on Saturday urged Europe to be "firm" in its response to new US President Donald Trump, who a day earlier called Britain's exit from the bloc a "wonderful thing".
French Socialists seek relevance in presidential primary
France's Socialists voted Sunday in the first round of their presidential primary with candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls seeking traction in an election tilting to the right.
In Iraq, Hollande says IS battle prevents attacks at home
Supporting military operations against the Islamic State group is key to preventing terror attacks at home, French President Francois Hollande said Monday during a visit to Iraq.
France's Hollande pardons abused woman who killed husband
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday pardoned a woman who killed her abusive husband, allowing her to walk free from jail where she was serving a 10-year sentence.