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French protesters take to streets over pension reform but numbers dwindle

10 Dec 2019

PARIS Strikes against pension reforms shut schools and caused transport chaos around France on Tuesday, but the number of people taking to the streets dropped by more than half from last week, strengthening President Emmanuel Macron's hand. | Video

Russia and Ukraine leaders, in first talks, agree to exchange prisoners

10 Dec 2019

PARIS The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the region's status for future talks. | Video

Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit

10 Dec 2019

PARIS Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the first time on Monday at a summit in Paris aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine.

Russia and Ukraine leaders, in first talks, agree to exchange prisoners

10 Dec 2019

PARIS The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the region's status for future talks. | Video

Putin says Georgian killed in Berlin was himself a killer

10 Dec 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow's requests for his extradition had not been heeded.

Putin says Georgian killed in Berlin was himself a killer

10 Dec 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow's requests for his extradition had not been heeded.

Iran deal limps on as Europeans delay sanctions blow

06 Dec 2019

VIENNA European powers demanded at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal, but stopped short of triggering a mechanism that could renew U.N. sanctions and kill the 2015 accord, officials said.

Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks

05 Dec 2019

VIENNA, Dec 6 European powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over U.S. sanctions, there appears to be little scope for compromise when they meet on Friday.

Little wiggle room as Ukraine, Russia leaders meet for crunch Paris talks

05 Dec 2019

PARIS/KIEV Ukrainian and Russian leaders will try to seal a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and agree prisoner swaps when they meet next week but with Kiev politically constrained and Moscow unlikely to bend, prospects for peace remain bleak, diplomats said.

France's Macron pays respects to soldiers killed in Mali, says battle goes on

02 Dec 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Monday to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali last week and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the region.

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