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Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plans

Sep 13 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS Britain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz separate from American patrols, EU diplomats say.

No trade mechanism until Iran passes terrorism financing laws: French diplomat

Sep 04 2019

PARIS A European trade mechanism to barter humanitarian and food goods with Iran will not work until Tehran sets up a mirror company and meets international standards against money-laundering and terrorism financing, a French diplomatic source said.

France pushes $15 billion credit line plan for Iran, if U.S. allows it

Sep 03 2019

PARIS/DUBAI France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking it, Western and Iranian sources said.

Trump, Iran's president talk of possible meeting to solve nuclear impasse

Aug 26 2019

BIARRITZ, France U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Iran's president under the right circumstances to end a confrontation over a 2015 nuclear deal and that talks were underway to see how countries could open credit lines to keep Iran's economy afloat. | Video

Trump nach G7-Gipfel zu Treffen mit Irans Präsidenten bereit

Aug 26 2019

Biarritz Der G7-Gipfel bringt Bewegung in den Atomstreit zwischen dem Iran und den USA.

French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters

Aug 24 2019

BAYONNE, France French riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit. | Video

Protesters march near Biarritz demanding action from G7 leaders

Aug 24 2019

HENDAYE, France Thousands of anti-globalisation and environmental activists joined yellow vest protesters and Basque separatists on Saturday near the French coastal resort of Biarritz to demand action from G7 and other world leaders set to meet there. | Video

France deploys Michelin-starred chefs to win over G7 leaders

Aug 23 2019

BIARRITZ, France World leaders converging on the seaside Basque resort of Biarritz for a summit this weekend are sharply divided on a range of issues but host country France hopes the famed local cuisine can help smooth over the disagreements.

As G7 leaders arrive, barricaded Biarritz leaves swimmers out in the cold

Aug 23 2019

BIARRITZ, France Come rain or shine, every morning of the year Biarritz's White Urchin swimmers' club take a one kilometer swim around the Bay of Biscay. But today as they crawl to their favorite spot, the wail of a police speedboat sends a clear message: stay away.

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Aug 21 2019

PARIS Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over trade, Iran and climate change. | Video

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