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François Hollande: The French president  with army chief of staff Gen Pierre de Villiers (left) and Hollande’s chief of staff, Gen Benoît Puga (right), on October 1st, 2014. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

Barack Obama and François Hollande are considered progressive leftists, but the presidents of the US and France, whose terms of office are drawing to(...)

Although François Hollande will remain France’s head of state for another five months, his announcement that he will not seek re-election as president marks his political death. File photograph: Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

As he read his speech on Thursday night, the president of France looked like a convict climbing on to the scaffold. Although François Hollande will r(...)

François Hollande: the French president said in 2012 that he regretted the “ghettoisation” of the Les Bleus national football team. Photograph: Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

Remarks by François Hollande quoted in a new book have enraged the French judiciary, footballers and his ex-partner, and prompted a wave of ridicule (...)

François Hollande: the president called his January 2014 break-up with Valérie Trierweiler “the worst personal moment” of his five years in office. Photograph: Reuters/Yoan Valat/Pool

French president François Hollande often seems to mistake extreme verbosity for communication. His press conferences last 2½ hours. His interview in (...)

French president François Hollande will likely face a threat from former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

With the end of the summer holidays, the 2017 French presidential race has started. The men considered most likely to represent the left and the conse(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)