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France, Germany show EU support for Georgia as Ukraine crisis mounts

TBILISI - France and Germany assured Georgia on Thursday that a deal bringing it closer to the European Union would be sealed within weeks, moving to tighten ties with the ex-Soviet republic as tension mounts between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

France, Germany show EU support for Georgia as Ukraine crisis mounts

TBILISI - France and Germany assured Georgia on Thursday that a deal bringing it closer to the European Union would be sealed within weeks, moving to tighten ties with the ex-Soviet republic as tension mounts between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

World, Germany 11:59am EDT

Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklist at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

World, China, Russia, United Nations, 23 Apr 2014

France sees small increase in pot-related heart problems

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of heart complications attributed to marijuana use increased slightly in France between 2006 and 2010, according to a new study.

Health, 23 Apr 2014

U.S. Western Sahara draft urges respecting human rights, no U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS - A U.S.-drafted resolution that would renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara urges all sides to respect human rights but does not ask the United Nations to monitor abuses, according to a text obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, 23 Apr 2014

France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat

PARIS - France's interior minister on Tuesday unveiled a raft of policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalized and posing a threat to their home country.

World, Syria 22 Apr 2014

IBM, Atos, HP looking at Lufthansa IT infrastructure unit: source

FRANKFURT - Lufthansa's IT infrastructure business, which the airline is trying to sell, is drawing interest from big IT groups IBM, Hewlett-Packard and France's Atos, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat

PARIS - France is to unveil policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, a government source said on Tuesday, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalized and posing a threat to their home country.

World, Syria 22 Apr 2014

French PM under party pressure to tweak deficit plan

PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will discuss tweaking a major deficit-reduction program on Tuesday with Socialist lawmakers who want to reduce cutbacks for low-income pensioners, a day before it is due be presented to parliament.

World, 22 Apr 2014

Joyful homecoming for four French journalists after Syria captivity

VILLACOUBLAY AIRBASE, France - Four French journalists held captive in Syria for more than 10 months returned home to France on Sunday, freshly shaved and beaming, where they were met at an airbase by President Francois Hollande, their families and friends.

World, Syria 20 Apr 2014