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Macron quits government before likely bid for Elysée
President Hollande, left, and Emmanuel Macron. Photo: AFP

France's rebel Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron stepped down on Tuesday as he looks set to concentrate on replacing his boss as president of France.

Déja vu? Familiar faces in France's presidential race
President Hollande, who hasn't yet announced if he will run, and Nicolas Sarkozy, who is eyeing up the top job next year. Photo: AFP

France is yearning for political renewal, but looks set to be stuck with familiar faces in the presidential race.

Meet the man paying off burqini fines in France
Businessman Rachid Nekkaz. Photo: AFP

Fined for wearing a burqini in France? Don't worry, this man says he will pay your tab.

Nicolas Sarkozy announces new presidential bid
Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo: AFP

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy has said he is seeking his party's nomination to stand in next year's presidential election.

Maverick Montebourg enters French presidential race
Arnaud Montebourg delivering a speech. Photo: AFP

This effectively signals the start of the campaign season.

France's Hollande says feels 'urge' to run again in 2017
Photo: AFP

He said that he may run next year if there's a chance he'll win.

Hollande to talk Brexit with EU leaders
Photo: AFP

French President Francois Hollande is set to meet EU leaders to discuss the EU's way forward after Britain's shock vote to quit the bloc.

Where did President Hollande go for his summer holiday?
Photo: AFP

No one seems to know where the French president ended up for the holidays, though many tried to find out.

Nudist photobombs French minister's publicity parade
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. Photo: AFP

France's economy minister has become the "butt" of the jokes after he was photographed sharing a glance with a naked man.

French ministers ordered to stay home for holidays
Hollande won't be hitting the French Rivieria this summer, at least not on holiday. File photo: AFP

The summer holidays are here, but not for France's top politicians.

Hollande on Donald Trump: 'He makes you want to retch'
Photo: AFP

France's President has offered harsh words about Trump's most recent "hurtful and humiliating comments".

France braces for busiest day of traffic all summer
Photo: AFP

Thinking of driving this weekend? The French are being advised to think twice.

Johnson hails France in Paris (while speaking French)
French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault (R) shakes hands with Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson (L). Photo: AFP

VIDEO: A British Foreign Minister who speaks French. Fancy that.

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks
Theresa May. Photo: DPA

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.

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