His new book contains his first direct apologies for some of his rude and brash behaviour as president
Moderate French voters delivered a shock election blow to Marine Le Pen’s Front National last night, but as John Lichfield reports from Paris, the far-right leader is still defiantly talking about the presidency
The former president has been persuaded to disown and punish his one time ally following her remarks
Gayet has earned a César nomination for Best Supporting Actress
President François Hollande, the man who never married, is a bachelor again.
It is understood that she refused to put her name to the declaration
By now, you’re probably aware that Valérie Trierweiler was the unmarried ‘companion’ of French President Francois Hollande for eight years, a state of affairs that came to an end following allegations in Closer magazine that her partner had been having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet.
'She has only just come out of hospital - she should be resting' says source close to the president
She is now resting at La Lanterne, the French equivalent of Chequers
French press reports President likely to choose actress Julie Gayet and ask First Lady to leave Elysee Palace
President's official partner driven to presidential retreat outside Paris
Friends categorically deny that she took an overdose or attempted suicide, however. Further reports published in France today claim that Mr Hollande’s affair lasted for two years
The actress was expected to be appointed to a jury responsible for selecting state funded scholarships for the Villa Medic academy in Rome
This being France, the President escaped close inspection of his private life at a long-awaited press conference. Instead, he talked about his plan to slash state spending. John Lichfield reports from the Elysee Palace
The President’s official companion has told a French journalist that she is aware that some sort of official statement needs to be made