FM: Iraq will only repatriate IS fighters who are Iraqis
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq will only take back its own citizens and their families who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria, not those from other countries, Iraq's foreign minister said...
The Latest: French minister: No-deal Brexit most likely
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit plans (all times local):
France's foreign minister says that a no-deal Brexit is "the most plausible"...
France says top issue is de-escalation _ not US-Iran talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's top diplomat said Sunday the most pressing issue following attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil installations is not a potential meeting between the leaders of the...
France dismisses Snowden’s latest request for asylum
PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says "it's not the time" to grant a new asylum request from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
French foreign minister arrives in Sudan to meet new leaders
CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister on Monday said his country would support Sudan's new leaders in their efforts to achieve peace with rebel groups, and work to end the African country's...
Trapped in Syria, French families file suit against envoy
PARIS (AP) — French wives and children of Islamic State fighters have filed a legal complaint against France's foreign minister, saying he was "sacrificing children" in the face of public...
French foreign minister wants to rebuild ties with Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — France's top diplomat says a major prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine should act as a catalyst for improved ties between his country and Moscow.
The Latest: France says open to talks with Iran to save deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that dialogue with Iran remains open...
The Latest: France presses for Hong Kong talks to end crisis
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests (all times local):
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called on all sides, especially authorities in...
PARIS (AP) — France said Friday it doesn't need authorization to speak out on Iran issues, in a response to criticism by President Donald Trump.
France stresses need for Iran to respect nuclear accord
PARIS (AP) — French authorities in a meeting Tuesday with an Iranian envoy stressed the need for Tehran to quickly respect the 2015 nuclear accord it has breached and "make the needed gestures" to...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the U.S. can help...
PARIS (AP) — France is hosting a conference aimed at boosting cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries, with senior government officials, non-governmental organizations,...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey warned Syria on Thursday that it would respond if attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib province continue, after a Turkish observation post in the region was attacked...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has criticized the Trump administration's still-secret plan for creating peace in the Middle East calling it "an approach that...
BKIRKI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon on Thursday laid to rest the former patriarch of Lebanon's Maronite Christian church, a key political figure in the country's troubled modern history, following a...
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron greeted three ex-hostages as they arrived on French soil Saturday, one day after a pre-dawn military operation freed them in Burkina Faso but cost the...
ROME (AP) — The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya.
Italy's minster, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told reporters Friday after...
G-7 ministers vow to better fight migrant trafficking
PARIS (AP) — Interior ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies pledged Friday to jointly tackle world's top security challenges, including fighting migrant trafficking.
France and Germany launch alliance to back multilateralism
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany have announced the launch of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States and...
France and Germany launch alliance to back multilateralism
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany announced the launch Tuesday of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States...
French foreign minister at German Cabinet under new pact
BERLIN (AP) — France's foreign minister is attending a meeting of Germany's Cabinet, following up on a friendship treaty that the two European powers signed earlier this year.
Iranian security chief says country won’t up missile range
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's senior security official says his country has no plans to increase range of its missile systems.
Tuesday's report on state TV quotes the secretary of Iran's top security body, Ali Shamkhani, as saying that Iran "has no intention of increasing the range of our missiles."
In 2017, Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the country's supreme leader had limited the range of its ballistic missiles to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).
France pledges 1B euros in aid to rebuild Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says France is committing 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group.
Le Drian, meeting with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad on Monday, said the aid would go to rebuilding Iraq's most devastated areas.
Iraq's Planning Ministry has estimated the cost of reconstruction at $88 billion. Iraq was able to raise $30 billion at a donor conference in Kuwait last year.
The Latest: French official says Trump should keep quiet
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local):
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels.
President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the planned increase last week in a failed bid to appease sometimes violent protesters.
Mike Pompeo meets French FM Le Drian in Paris
In Khashoggi case, France says it’s not Saudi-dependent
PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says the French arms industry isn't dependent on sales to Saudi Arabia, suggesting that France need not prioritize its economic ties with the kingdom as it weighs the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saudi purchases account for around 7 percent of French international arms sales and that "we are absolutely not dependent on our economic relations with Saudi Arabia."
France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — France's leaders proposed a new alliance of "goodwill powers" on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation.
France looks to develop defense cooperation with Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — France's foreign minister says his country is looking to bolster defense cooperation with Cyprus that could help augment Europe's presence in the east Mediterranean.
Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday after talks with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides that France wants a more united, democratic and sovereign Europe "whose voice is heard with greater power in the world."
France’s FM visits Libya to boost reconciliation deal
CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister is visiting Libya to encourage holding elections in the north African country as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country's main political rivals in Paris in May.
A statement by the U.N.-backed government in the capital, Tripoli, says Jean-Yves Le Drian has met Fayez Serraj, the prime minister-designate of the Tripoli-based government on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the trade dispute between the United States and China as they impose new tariffs.
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China says it has filed a second complaint to the World Trade Organization over the United States' move to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
The Commerce Ministry said in a brief statement on its website that Beijing submitted the WTO complaint Friday against measures taken by the U.S.
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court sentenced a French woman to life in prison on Sunday for membership in the Islamic State group.
Melina Boughedir, 28, was initially sentenced to six months in jail for entering the country illegally, but the court imposed a tougher sentence after prosecutors presented new evidence, including pictures of her French husband posing with IS fighters. The verdict can be appealed.
BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and Germany say they will hold on to the nuclear agreement with Iran, regardless of the upcoming U.S. decision on whether to nix the deal.
U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the 2015 accord restricting Iran's nuclear activities this week, saying it's flawed.
France's top diplomat, Jean-Yves Le Drian, says the three European countries that were part of the deal — France, Britain and Germany — are committed to maintaining it.
PARIS (AP) — France is sternly rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's argument that if Parisians had more guns they could have stopped the deadly 2015 extremist attacks on the French capital.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed his "firm disapproval" of Trump's remarks and vigorously defended France's gun controls.