Impostor clowns have caused panic across France and led to violence and a response by vigilantes.
The president has given energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson the go-ahead to sign a nuclear deal with France.
The beleaguered French leader came into office in 2012 as the supposed anti-Merkel. Now she is as strong as ever and he has never looked weaker.
France has warned Russia that there would be "consequences" if Moscow did not allow rescuers total access to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
France's former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors say.
France has gone back on its plan to teach pupils about gender equality amid protests from the country's conservative right and religious groups.
Government officials will mull a debt-cutting reform opposed by some unions, which say the plan will lead to job losses without reducing the debt.
The French justice minister will not attend commemorations marking 20th anniversary of genocide, after Paul Kagame's comments.
In an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, Paul Kagame has criticised France for its "direct role" in the mass killings.
As African and European leaders head to Brussels for the EU-Africa summit, conflict and jihadist turmoil fears in the CAR are set to dominate talks.
A former Rwandan army captain is being sentenced to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, weeks before its 20th anniversary.
The French President was expected to announce his separation from Valerie Trierweiler after a media frenzy threw his personal life into the spotlight.
The French president is keeping mum on a matter he says concerns personal freedoms, refusing to answer questions about his personal life.
France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital following reports of President François Hollande having an affair.
French President François Hollande has threatened to sue a celebrity magazine after it alleged he was having an affair with an actress.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has indicated that the grant is likely to be spent partly on weapons from France as a counterweight to Hezbollah.
France's military has taken down an image from an army website of one of its soldiers in the Central African Republic sporting a Nazi slogan.
After two of its soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic, France's president has told troops their intervention is necessary.
France's president says reinforcements to a UN-mandated force would reach 1 600 troops following sectarian violence in Central African Republic.