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France calls Iran to respect nuclear deal, warns of escalation

05 May, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France called on Iran on Wednesday to respect all its commitments after Tehran announced it was relaxing some curbs to its nuclear program, and warned against any action that would lead to an escalation. The steps announced by Iran stop short of violating its 2015 deal with world powers for now, but … Read More



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US cracks down on Iran uranium production, nuclear plant

05 May, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States acted to force Iran to stop producing low-enriched uranium and expanding its only nuclear power plant, intensifying a campaign aimed at halting Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and curbing its regional power. At the same time, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renewed waivers of US sanctions allowing Russia, China and … Read More



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New Zealand, France plan bid to tackle extremism on social media

04 April, 2019 9:11 am 9:11 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – In the wake of the Christchurch attack, New Zealand said on Wednesday that it would work with France in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement that she will co-chair a meeting with French President Emmanuel … Read More



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UN Security Council considers demanding Libya ceasefire

04 April, 2019 9:57 pm 9:57 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The UN Security Council (UNSC) is considering a British-drafted resolution that would demand a ceasefire in Libya and call on all countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance. Diplomats from the 15-member council are due to meet later on Tuesday to discuss the text that also calls for … Read More



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France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law

03 March, 2019 9:43 pm 9:43 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition – as called for by US President Donald Trump – is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on Friday. “The Golan is a territory occupied by Israel since 1967. France does not recognize the Israeli annexation … Read More



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France takes Ethiopia crash black boxes, families grieve

03 March, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families grieving and angry. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from about 30 … Read More



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France snubs Trump’s appeal to repatriate Islamic State fighters en m...

02 February, 2019 6:22 pm 6:22 pm

ARIS (Reuters) – France will for now not act on US President Donald Trump’s call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a “case-by-case” basis, its justice minister said on Monday. US-backed fighters appear poised to capture Islamic State’s last enclave in Syria and Trump on … Read More



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France tells Italy ‘Basta! – withdraws envoy after war of words

02 February, 2019 11:07 am 11:07 am

PARIS/ROME (Reuters) – France recalled its ambassador to Italy, a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbours and European Union allies, after what it described as “repeated, baseless” attacks by Italian political leaders against France. The rupture, the first withdrawal of a French envoy to Rome since World War Two, was announced by the foreign ministry. Diplomats … Read More



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Singer Chris arrested in France on suspicion of rape

01 January, 2019 11:27 pm 11:27 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – US singer Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday with two other people on suspicion of rape, a French police source said. The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were detained after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at the singer’s … Read More



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Ex-French boxing champ surrenders after punching police during protest

01 January, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – A former French boxing champion filmed landing punches on riot police during a ‘yellow vest’ protest in Paris last weekend turned himself in on Monday, saying he was defending himself. Christophe Dettinger, who was twice national light-heavyweight champion, was caught on camera jumping over the railings of a pedestrian bridge blocked by … Read More



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Turnout falters but France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests rumbl...

12 December, 2018 8:12 am 8:12 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s “yellow vest” demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked as groups of protesters marched in city centres, but the anti-government backlash was more dispersed and muted than in previous weeks. Driven by anger over a perceived squeeze on household income, the movement has shaken Emmanuel Macron’s presidency and hurt retailers … Read More



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France points finger at Iran over bomb plot, seizes assets

10 October, 2018 9:05 am 9:05 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Tuesday there was no doubt Iran’s intelligence ministry was behind a June plot to attack an exiled opposition group’s rally outside Paris and it seized assets belonging to Tehran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals. The hardening of relations between Paris and Tehran could have far-reaching consequences for Iran … Read More



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Pakistan Navy conducts joint drills with France, Morocco

09 September, 2018 9:23 pm 9:23 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Saif on Sunday conducted joint drills with French and Moroccan ships at conclusion of its visit to port of Casablanca in Morocco. PNS SAIF conducted trilateral passage exercise (PASSEX) off Casablanca with French Navy Ship MISTRAL (L-9013) and Moroccan Navy Ship ALLAL BEN ABDALLAH (F-941). The purpose … Read More



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European liberals seek alliance with France’s Macron for European ele...

09 September, 2018 9:09 am 9:09 am

PARIS (Reuters) – The leader of the liberal group in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt said on Sunday he is seeking an alliance with French President Emmanuel Macron’s political party for the European elections in May in a bid to counter populists. In an interview published by French newspaper Ouest France, the former Belgian prime … Read More



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World champions France face Germany in Nations League opener

09 September, 2018 10:32 am 10:32 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany start to rebuild their battered reputation on Thursday in the opening match of the inaugural Nations League but their long road to recovery begins with perhaps the toughest of first steps with the visit of World Cup champions France. The Nations League, brainchild of European soccer body UEFA, aims to boost … Read More



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