Mr Hollande said he is stepping down to give his Socialist party a chance to win 'against conservatism and extremism'
Francois Hollande hails revolutionary leader and says 'unacceptable, unilateral' US embargo 'punishes Cuba'
Presidential vote seen as key test for mainstream political parties after success of Donald Trump and Brexit, both of which harnessed anti-elite, anti-establishment anger
Voters who brought President Hollande to power in 2012 launch last-ditch attempt to counter Front National in wake of populist Brexit vote and Donald Trump's shock US election win
Failure to act against climate change will be ‘disastrous for future generations and it would be dangerous for peace,’ says French President Francois Hollande
The day of mourning culminated in hundreds of lanterns being lit and set afloat along the canal close to the bars and restaurants targeted
It has been one year since the attacks on November 13, 2015 chilled all Parisians – Muslim, Christian, Jewish and secular alike – to the core. In coordinated attacks on a football match and a music concert, 130 innocent civilians lost their lives, and hundreds more were injured. The immediate impacts were obvious: police began a manhunt for suspects which would lead all the way to Brussels, and French President François Hollande imposed a nation-wide state of emergency which remains in place to this day.
Donald Trump’s election victory has provoked cries of celebration from populist and right-wing political figures in Europe
The EU is 'considering threatening Russia with sanctions' over the bombardment of besieged Aleppo
Demonstrators protest outside German parliament building ahead of Russian president’s visit for meeting of the ‘Normandy Four’, while EU threatens sanctions
'I say very firmly; if Madame Theresa May wants a hard Brexit, then talks will be hard too'
France and Germany refuse to rule out sanctions against Russia over Syria
The French President said the EU's future depended on it taking a tough approach in the negotiations
Jacques Toubon has expressed 'deep concern' over the 'absence of provision' in place for vulnerable camp residents following demolition
The Big Question: As French President Francois Hollande claims the camp in Calais will be closed by the end of the year - what will be the impact on residents?
The civil war in the country is now entering its sixth year