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Exclusive: NATO angers some members with proposed salary hike - diplomats

30 Nov 2020

PARIS/BRUSSELS/MADRID NATO has asked members for more money to finance a salary hike for staff, a request some alliance nations deem disproportionate given the COVID-19 hit to their economies and are refusing, three European diplomats said.

In European first, Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot

27 Nov 2020

PARIS An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians go on trial in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday for planning to bomb a 2018 meeting in France of an exiled opposition group, the first time an EU country has put an Iranian official on trial for terrorism.

France, EU lawmakers push for sanctions on Turkey next month

26 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS/PARIS The European Parliament urged the EU on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey after President Tayyip Erdogan this month paid a visit to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of Cyprus.

France, EU lawmakers push for sanctions on Turkey next month

26 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS/PARIS, Nov 26 France is leading a push for European Union sanctions on Turkey next month to follow through on a threat made by the bloc in October, but has yet to win support from EU governments beyond Greece and Cyprus, officials and diplomats said.

Fearing Turkish role, France wants international supervision in Nagorno-Karabakh

19 Nov 2020

PARIS France wants international supervision to implement a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict amid concerns in Paris that Russia and Turkey could strike a deal to cut out Western powers from future peace talks, the presidency said on Thursday.

Analysis: 'No free lunch' for Lebanon any more, donor states warn

18 Nov 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS Western powers seeking to rescue Lebanon's teetering economy have given the country's leaders an ultimatum: there will be no bailout unless they form a credible government to overhaul a bankrupt state – and do it quickly.

After Trump, Europe aims to show Biden it can fight for itself

17 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS/PARIS The Donald Trump era may be coming to an end. But European Union ministers meeting this week to discuss the future of the continent's defence will say the lesson has been learned: Europe needs to be strong enough to fight on its own.

France and Germany tell Turkey to stop provocations

15 Oct 2020

PARIS France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the eastern Mediterranean, and urged it to clarify its positions in the coming weeks.

CORRECTED-France and Germany tell Turkey to stop provocations

15 Oct 2020

PARIS, Oct 15 France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the eastern Mediterranean, and urged it to clarify its positions in the coming weeks.

Iranian diplomat warned of retaliation over Belgian bomb plot trial - document

09 Oct 2020

PARIS An Iranian diplomat charged in Belgium with planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group in France warned authorities of possible retaliation by unidentified groups if he is found guilty, according to a police document.

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