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France under fire for 'historic error' of blocking Balkan EU hopefuls

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS Senior European Union officials, worried by growing Chinese and Russian influence in the Balkans, accused France on Friday of making a "historic error" by refusing to let North Macedonia and Albania start talks on joining the EU.

Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.

Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.

After knife rampage, French police are alert for radicalised colleagues

11 Oct 2019

PARIS French police have re-opened an internal investigation into the suspected Islamist sympathies of a senior police officer, three sources close to the police said, as part of a security review after a police IT worker killed four colleagues in a knife rampage.

Macron made last-minute bid to get Trump and Rouhani to talk in New York -sources

01 Oct 2019

PARIS/WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS Before leaving New York last week, French President Emmanuel Macron made a failed last-minute push to get U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to speak on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

France bids farewell to ex-President Chirac

30 Sep 2019

PARIS World leaders, past and present, stood in silence in Paris on Monday at a funeral service for Jacques Chirac, the French leader remembered at home for his folksy charisma and abroad for opposing the 2003 invasion of Iraq. | Video

France may face sperm shortage under Macron plan to ease IVF rules

24 Sep 2019

PARIS France risks a shortage of frozen sperm if lawmakers approve new legislation that allows single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and abolishes the right of sperm and egg donors to keep their identities secret, clinicians said. | Video

No trade mechanism until Iran passes terrorism financing laws - French diplomat

05 Sep 2019

PARIS A European trade mechanism to barter humanitarian and food goods with Iran will not work until Tehran sets up a mirror company and meets international standards against money-laundering and terrorism financing, a French diplomatic source said.

G7-Gipfel zeigt nach außen Geschlossenheit - Differenzen bleiben

26 Aug 2019

Biarritz Die G7-Staaten haben zum Abschluss ihres Gipfeltreffens in Biarritz nach außen demonstrative Geschlossenheit gezeigt.

Verwirrung nach Blitzbesuch von Irans Außenminister bei G7

26 Aug 2019

Biarritz Ein Überraschungsbesuch des iranischen Außenministers Mohammed Dschawad Sarif hat beim G7-Gipfel im französischen Biarritz für Aufregung gesorgt.

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