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Hollande denies rumours he will marry actress
Is Hollande about to get married to actress Julie Gayet? He himself has denied it, but he's been. Photos: AFP

Hollande denies rumours he will marry actress

The French president François Hollande has brushed off persistent rumours he is about to get married to actress Julie Gayet, whose secret affair with the president made headlines around the globe when it was revealed in January this year. READ  

Hollande calls for end to Gaza suffering
French President François Hollande is calling for urgent action to stop the Gaza bloodshed. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

Hollande calls for end to Gaza suffering

French President François Hollande called on Monday for "everything" possible to be done in order to stop the civilian suffering in Gaza due to an Israeli bombing campaign and ground attack. READ  

Hollande wraps up west Africa tour
Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

Hollande wraps up west Africa tour

President Francois Hollande ended a three-day west African tour on Saturday with a visit to the future headquarters of a new French force designed to combat Islamist violence. READ  

French FM insists Gaza truce 'absolute priority'
Photo: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

French FM insists Gaza truce 'absolute priority'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius insisted on Saturday that his country's "absolute priority" is to secure a truce in Gaza, saying an Egyptian initiative for ceasefire enjoys international support. READ  

France proposes peace monitors in Gaza
France says Europe should set up border checkpoints between Gaza and Israel. Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP

France proposes peace monitors in Gaza

France has put forward the idea of setting up European-run border monitors between the Gaza Strip and Israel in an effort to encourage peace. The proposal comes as an Israeli bombing campaign has killed over 200 people in Gaza. READ  

French foreign minister calls for Gaza ceasefire
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius. Photo: Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών/Flickr:CC

French foreign minister calls for Gaza ceasefire

France's foreign minister called Sunday for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and the Gaza Strip, where a deadly six-day conflict is escalating in what he said was an "absolutely disastrous" way. READ  

 France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks
A woman watches a televised interview with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, after he was charged with corruption and influence peddling, AFP Photo/ Denis Charlet

France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours. READ  

Embattled Sarkozy hit by new legal headache
Nicolas Sarkozy was hit by another legal probe on Monday. Photo: AFP

Embattled Sarkozy hit by new legal headache

Another day and another legal probe for Nicolas Sarkozy to chew over. On Monday it emerged that the former president is the subject of a fresh legal investigation into the financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. READ  

Denmark signs military agreement with France
Defence minister Nicolai Wammen. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Denmark signs military agreement with France

A closer alliance with the French military is a natural choice for Denmark, the defence minister said. READ  

Analysis - Sarkozy's return
Sarkozy's dream of 2017 comeback not dead yet
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is still a political threat. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Sarkozy's dream of 2017 comeback not dead yet

The corruption charges against Nicolas Sarkozy might sound like a fatal blow to his presumed 2017 presidential ambitions, but questions about the case and a tangle of circumstances in France mean the man known as the "bling-bling" president is still a political threat. READ  

Sarkozy decries 'political' motives behind charges
Embattled ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks to the nation on TV on Wednesday. Photo: Stephane de SAkutin/AFP

Sarkozy decries 'political' motives behind charges

UPDATED: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy insisted on Wednesday he has "never committed any act contrary to the rule of law" and blasted "political interference" in a case that saw him charged with corruption and influence peddling. READ  

Sarkozy's legal woes: The complete list
Nicolas Sarkozy, seen here with wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has a few legal issues to contend with. Photo: AFP

Sarkozy's legal woes: The complete list

Nicolas Sarkozy's chances of making a political comeback are hampered by a long list of legal proceedings and investigations in which he has been implicated. Here's the complete list of Sarko's legal woes. Will he survive them all? READ  

Sarkozy's comeback hopes put on hold again
Have Sarkozy's chances of making a comeback been scuppered once andd for all? Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Sarkozy's comeback hopes put on hold again

Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to make a politicial comeback in time to run for the presidential election in 2017 have been thrown off course after he was charged for a second time in a corruption probe. Sarkozy will speak to the French public on TV on Wednesday night. READ  

Sarkozy grilled by police in corruption probe
Nicolas Sarkozy, seen here with wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, was taken in for questioning on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Sarkozy grilled by police in corruption probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained by police in France on Tuesday morning for questioning in connection with one of a number of corruption probes that threaten the politician's chances of making a comeback. READ  

French 'loyalist' joins UN New Caledonia talks
Gael Yanno pictured in 2007. AFP/Marc Le Chelard

French 'loyalist' joins UN New Caledonia talks

A lawmaker pressing for New Caledonia to remain a French overseas territory participated for the first time Friday in a meeting of the United Nations Decolonization Committee. READ  

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