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France says it could help North Korea denuclearize if it sees real commitment

Oct 15 2018

PARIS France is ready to help in North Korea's denuclearization efforts, but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

Market can cope with push for zero Iranian oil sales, says U.S. envoy

Oct 15 2018

PARIS The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a market that is well-supplied and balanced, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

Macron seeks answers from Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi

Oct 12 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday became the latest ally to demand answers from Saudi Arabia on the fate of veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than a week ago.

Macron seeks answers from Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi

Oct 12 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday became the latest ally to demand answers from Saudi Arabia on the fate of veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than a week ago.

Rare Israeli-Palestinian compromise raises hopes for U.N. cultural agency

Oct 10 2018

PARIS Israeli and Arab diplomats agreed resolutions on Jerusalem and Palestinian education at the U.N. cultural agency on Wednesday, a rare show of consensus as UNESCO seeks to convince Israel to change its mind about quitting.

France points finger at Iran over bomb plot, seizes assets

Oct 02 2018

PARIS 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. | Video

Russia begins missile system delivery to Syria, warns West on peace talks

Sep 28 2018

UNITED NATIONS Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday Moscow had started delivering the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria and warned Western powers of trying to undermine U.N.-led efforts to end the seven-year conflict.

Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site

Sep 28 2018

UNITED NATIONS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. | Video

We're not 'a banana republic' Saudi says, demands Canada apologize

Sep 27 2018

UNITED NATIONS Saudi Arabia's foreign minister asked Canada to apologize for demanding the release of Saudi women's rights activists and stop treating the kingdom as "a banana republic" if it wanted to resolve a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

Trump says learned about Syria's Idlib from supporter at recent rally

Sep 26 2018

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday he had never heard of the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib under threat from Syrian government and Russian forces until a supporter brought it up at a recent rally about a month ago.

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