REIMS, France Norway booked a ticket to the last 16 at the women's World Cup after an uninspiring 2-1 victory against a battling South Korea side thanks to a penalty in each half from Caroline Graham Hansen and Isabell Herlovsen.
PARIS Veteran striker Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States beat Chile 3-0 on Sunday, sending the current holders into the last 16 at the Women's World Cup despite some remarkable resistance from the opposition goalkeeper Christiane Endler.
PARIS Over the past year, France has led a European push to keep trade with Iran alive after the United States tore up the nuclear deal with Tehran and re-imposed sanctions. But over the same period, data shows France has cut purchases of Iranian oil and sharply increased imports from Iran's arch-enemy Saudi Arabia.
(This June 7 story corrects source of fighter estimates in paragraph 12, clarifies view on separatists in paragraph 8)
PARIS France's weapons sales to Saudi Arabia rose 50 pct in 2018 despite the government calling for an end to the "dirty war" in Yemen, figures released on Tuesday showed.
PARIS West African states fighting Islamist militancy in the region should not take France's military presence for granted because Paris will not be there forever, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.
MARSEILLE/PARIS A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom.
PARIS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will not be able to reverse the democratic transition that is taking place in his country, but the military will also need to support that change, Brazil's foreign minister said on Friday.
PARIS Migration policy will determine whether Hungary's ruling party remains in the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) grouping after the bloc's parliamentary elections, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
PARIS Hungary's foreign minister on Thursday accused major Western European nations of "hypocrisy" and "hysteria" for criticizing central European countries' business dealings with China, and defended Hungary's use of Huawei 5G mobile phone technology.