July 26, 2013 France's parliament has bowed to European Union pressure and removed a 130-year-old ban on "offending the head of state."
June 7, 2013 Hollande made the mistake standing right next to the Japanese prime minister. Elysée officials said: "He is tired."
February 2, 2013 Francois Hollande visits the northern city of Timbuktu six days after French and Malian troops liberate it; he says France is prepared to hand over command of the battle against Islamists in Mali to an African-led military force.
May 15, 2012 Francois Hollande takes oath of office as France's new president. He will travel to Germany today to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a European austerity package which he wants to amend.
May 7, 2012 The traditional phone call an American president makes to congratulate any new leader of a major American ally became cause for suspicion, as did the invitation Obama extended to France's new socialist leader, Francois Hollande, to visit the White House before the NATO meeting in Chicago and the G-8 Summit at Camp David.