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EU plan unravelling for non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales - diplomats

14 Nov 2018

PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment, EU diplomats said.

EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unravelling -diplomats

14 Nov 2018

PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS, Nov 14 A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.

Canada has heard Turkish recordings on Khashoggi's killing - Trudeau

12 Nov 2018

PARIS Canadian intelligence officers have listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday, adding that he was discussing with allies what next steps should be taken.

Macron, Merkel defend multilaterism as Trump avoids peace forum

11 Nov 2018

PARIS The leaders of Germany and France called for a unified approach to fostering world peace at a forum in Paris on Sunday that was attended by dozens of heads of state and government with one notable exception: U.S. President Donald Trump.

France grants help to Gambia and Central Africa; pushes regional clout

06 Nov 2018

BANJUL/DAKAR France flexed its muscles in West Africa on Monday granting millions of euros in aid to Gambia to support its democratic transition amid fears of regional instability and took aim at Russia over its "opportunist" role in Central African Republic.

EU struggles to find host for Iran trade mechanism

05 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS/PARIS The European Union has so far failed to find a country to host a special mechanism to trade with Iran and beat newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, three diplomats said, as governments fear being targeted by U.S. counter measures.

In push for stability, France gives 30-million-euro aid to Gambia

05 Nov 2018

BANJUL, Nov 5 France gave 30 million euros ($34 million) of aid to Gambia on Monday as part of efforts to support its democratic transition and ensure stability in a region Paris deems vital to its interests.

Calls for Saudi arms embargo pit EU values against interests

26 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS/PARIS/BERLIN Pressure is growing for the European Union to consider an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia after Germany, Austria and the European Parliament called for an end to weapons sales over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

France expels Iranian diplomat over failed bomb plot: sources

26 Oct 2018

PARIS France has expelled an Iranian diplomat in response to a failed plot to carry out a bomb attack at a rally near Paris organized by an exiled Iranian opposition group, diplomatic and security sources say.

France expels Iranian diplomat over failed bomb plot - sources

26 Oct 2018

* Ties between Paris and Tehran important for saving nuclear deal

World News

As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion

Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house in Pakistan's eastern Mirpur Khas district, as Modi's voice boomed from the television during his successful campaign to become India's prime minister.