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Hollande's presidency marked by terrorism, love scandal

Dogged by France's stubbornly high unemployment throughout his presidency, Francois Hollande also faced an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and public airing of his tangled private life.

President Vladimir Putin cancels Paris visit

President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to Paris, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after French President Francois Hollande accused Syrian troops of committing a «war crime» in Aleppo with Russia's support.

Belgium charges suspected Brussels airport bomber

Belgium on Saturday charged a man believed to be the fugitive third Brussels airport bomber with terrorism murder, in a breakthrough for security forces facing criticism for letting suspects slip through the net.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam «wanted to blow himself up» at stadium

Captured fugitive Salah Abdeslam initially planned to blow himself up outside the Stade de France during the Paris attacks but changed his mind, a prosecutor said Saturday, after Europe's most wanted man was charged with «terrorist murder» for his role in the November assaults.

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