Latest Francois Hollande News

France legalizes IVF for lesbians and single women

Jun. 29, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament adopted a law Tuesday that will allow single women and lesbians access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. The wide-ranging bioethics law, presented by French President Emmanuel Macron’s government,...

France's regional vote shows weakness of Macron and Le Pen

Jun. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party was decimated in this weekend’s regional elections and Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration far-right party failed, throwing a hitch into expectations that the presidential race in 10 months will be a showdown between the two...

Cyberbullying trial tests French tools to fight online abuse

Jun. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A landmark cyberbullying trial in Paris, involving thousands of threats against a teenager who savaged Islam in online posts, is blazing a trail in efforts to punish and prevent online abuse. It has also raised uncomfortable questions about freedom of...

France's Sarkozy faces jail term in campaign financing trial

Jun. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy concluded Tuesday in Paris, after a month during which the court sought to determine whether he broke laws on campaign financing in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. The verdict is to be delivered...