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Two penalties see lacklustre Norway seal last 16 spot

6:22pm EDT

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.

Lloyd leads dominant U.S. past Chile into last 16

Jun 16 2019

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.

As Iran nuclear deal flounders, France turns to Saudi for oil

Jun 13 2019

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.

As violence rages, Cameroon government in denial, HRW says

Jun 08 2019

(This June 7 story corrects source of fighter estimates in paragraph 12, clarifies view on separatists in paragraph 8)

French weapons sales to Saudi jumped 50 percent last year

Jun 04 2019

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.

Don't take our troops for granted, France warns West African states

May 28 2019

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.

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms

May 28 2019

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.

Brazil says no way back for Maduro, Venezuelan military must step in

May 24 2019

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.

Migration will dictate Hungary ruling party ties to EU centre right - foreign minister

May 23 2019

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.

Hungary criticizes western Europe's 'hypocrisy' on China trade

May 23 2019

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.

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