The shot was fired as the officer moved position on a roof about 100m (328ft) from a tent where Mr Hollande was speaking in the town of Villognon.
President Francois Hollande shocked France on Thursday (Dec 1) by announcing he would not seek a second term next year, acknowledging his deep unpopularity and making way for another leftist candidate to take on conservative Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
With the next presidential elections slowly but surely approaching, French President Francois Hollande defended his economic and political credentials, saying he was "ready" to face the public's rising discontent and said he was "not afraid" to lose the race to the Elysee Palace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a visit to Paris next week after President Francois Hollande said he would see him only for talks on Syria - the latest episode in deteriorating relations between Moscow and the West.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for a closer cooperation between the European Commission, the European Union (EU) member states as well as companies in digitization.
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday more resources were needed to combat terrorism in a country where more than 230 people have been killed in militant attacks since the start of 2015.
French President Francois Hollande will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (Aug 16) to discuss the aftermath of the murder of a French priest, Mr Hollande's office said.
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on Britain to prepare for talks to leave the European Union(EU) as soon as possible.
Crowds jeered France's leaders at a tribute on Monday to victims of last week's truck attack in Nice and an opinion poll showed a sharp drop in confidence in the ability of President Francois Hollande's government to combat terrorism.
French social media was abuzz with suggestions of novel haircuts for Francois Hollande on Wednesday after it emerged that the French president's receding hairline was maintained by a costly, round-the-clock hairdresser.
France's former Socialist Prime Minister Michel Rocard died Saturday at age 85, French authorities said.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al- Sisi said Sunday that "people of evil" are currently attempting to isolate Egypt and ruin its institutions, stressing terrorism seeks to destabilize the most populous Arab country.
Migration and terrorism were the hot topics of discussion at the 18th Franco-German summit in Metz, France where French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on Thursday to boost bilateral ties.
Earlier this month, French President Francois Hollande announced a cabinet shake-up. It appeared to be an attempt to kickstart a government engulfed by divisions and social strains.
Echoing security concerns as terror threats resurfaced, French President Francois Hollande is seeking lawmakers' approval to extend the state of emergency for another three months.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Thursday reiterated their "unwavering commitment to degrade and destroy" the Islamic State (IS), the White House said.
"The terrorists will never destroy the Republic, because it is the Republic that will destroy them," French President Francois Hollande boldly stated Monday in his speech addressed to the two chambers of parliament here.
As the U.S. prepares to end the immigration policy known as Title 42, large numbers of migrants are gathering along the U.S.-Mexico border, mostly on the Mexican side.M
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Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed legislation to ban TikTok's operation in the state, making it the first U.S. state to ban the popular short video ap
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Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong co-chaired a wrap-up meeting of the Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation activities between China a
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