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Francois Hollande announces split from partner Valerie

French President Francois Hollande has announced his split with his partner Valerie Trierweiler to the news agency AFP. It follows claims he had an affair with actress Julie Gayet.

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Francois Hollande's partner to 'remain in hospital'

The partner of French President Francois Hollande will remain in hospital "for an indefinite period", according to newspaper Le Parisien.

Valerie Trierweiler and French President Francois Hollande pictured in November last year. Credit: Gouhier Nicolas/ABACA/Press Association Images

Valerie Trierweiler was admitted to hospital in Paris last week for "rest and a few tests" after French celebrity magazine Closer alleged Mr Hollande was having an affair with a film actress.

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