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France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

19 Sep 2018

PARIS France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

Macron takes election dig at Merkel's party over Hungary

06 Sep 2018

LUXEMBOURG French President Emmanuel Macron took a rare public dig at German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday by questioning her party's ties with Hungary's right-wing leader as the EU prepares for an election next year.

Netanyahu to Macron - Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression'

06 Jun 2018

PARIS Israel's leader urged France on Tuesday to turn its attention to tackling Iran's "regional aggression", saying he no longer needed to convince Paris to quit world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran as economic pressure would kill it anyway. | Video

Libyan factions agree to December 10 elections at Paris talks

29 May 2018

PARIS Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday on a declaration that would create a political framework to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections in December to end the country's seven-year-old conflict.

Libyan rivals set for crunch Paris talks to break political deadlock

27 May 2018

PARIS Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year.

Macron tells global tech CEOs - 'There is no free lunch'

23 May 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron told executives from the world's biggest technology firms that he believed in innovation but that he wanted tougher regulations and for them to contribute more to society. | Video

French at growing odds with U.S. despite Macron's 'BFF' tactics on Trump

15 May 2018

PARIS France's foreign minister warned on Tuesday that President Emmanuel Macron was prepared to respond to U.S. moves in the Middle East, marking a sharp departure from the warm relations on show during Macron's visit to Washington last month.

European powers say they are nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

26 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to save the pact.

Friends or not, France's Macron challenges Trump in Congress speech

26 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president's policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step up the fight against climate change and stay in the Iran nuclear pact for now. | Video

Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms

25 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear programme. | Video

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