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France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

PARIS - France said on Wednesday it wanted to bring together Arab states, Iran and the main world powers to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State insurgents who control large parts of Syria and Iraq.

Germany, Italy say prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds 20 Aug 2014

BERLIN/ROME - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, in close coordination with the Baghdad central government.

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Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy 20 Aug 2014

PARIS - Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right.

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Russian sanctions threaten both Europe's farmers and policymakers 18 Aug 2014

PARIS/WARSAW - Pascal Sauvetre, an apple farmer in Poitou-Charentes on France's Atlantic coast, has a headache beyond the usual concerns about weather and tree fungus - Polish apples.

Germany's Steinmeier says leaders may agree to continue Ukraine crisis talks 18 Aug 2014

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday after a meeting with his counterparts from Ukraine, Russia and France that they would report back to leaders in their capitals and possibly agree on Monday or Tuesday how to continue talks.

Germany's Steinmeier says leaders may agree to continue Ukraine crisis talks 18 Aug 2014

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday after a meeting with his counterparts from Ukraine, Russia and France that they would report back to leaders in their capitals and possibly agree on Monday or Tuesday how to continue talks.

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French PM calls for European investment plan to boost growth 15 Aug 2014

PARIS - France's prime minister called on Friday for steps to be taken at EU level to boost economic growth through investment, a day after data showed that both France and the euro zone stagnated in the second quarter.

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Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite 15 Aug 2014

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated. | Video

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Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite 14 Aug 2014

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany's economy shrank and France's stagnated.

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Stagnating France to miss deficit target, urges EU leniency 14 Aug 2014

PARIS - France slashed its growth forecasts for both 2014 and 2015 on Thursday and said it would miss its public deficit target this year after data showed the economy delivered no growth at all for the second quarter in a row.