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US President Barack Obama announces the shift in policy towards Cuba
19/12/2014 - France - Cuba - US

Hollande welcomes ‘end of Cold War’ with US-Cuba thaw

French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon.

Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Malki
17/12/2014 - France - Middle East - UN

Palestinians to put French draft on Israeli withdrawal to UN Security Council

The Palestinian Authority is to submit a largely French-drafted text calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories to the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Foreign Minister ...
Afghan police outside the lycée Istiqlal in Kabul after the suicide attack
12/12/2014 - Afghanistan - France

Taliban targeted culture and creation in Kabul school blast, Hollande

Afghanistan’s Taliban showed their hatred of culture and creativity in Thursday’s suicide attack on a French high school and cultural centre in Kabul, French President François ...
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during a debate on Palestine in the National Assembly last month
03/12/2014 - France - Middle East

France, Jordan push UN Middle East vote after French MPs back Palestine recognition

Following the French parliament’s vote in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, Jordan is to push the UN Security Council to pass a resolution before Christmas

Al-Kalaseh neigbourhood of Aleppo last month
26/11/2014 - France - Syria

France calls for safe zones in Syria in fight against Assad and Islamic State jihadists

France has called for the creation of safe zones in Syria to protect civilians from both government forces and the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris on Thursday
21/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

Fabius, Kerry in make-or-break talks with Iran over nuclear programme

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius travelled to Vienna on Friday to join US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s Javad Zarif for make-or-break talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

Israeli police outside the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
12/11/2014 - France - Middle East

French MPs to vote on recognising Palestinian state this month

The French parliament is to vote on a proposal to urge the government to recognise Palestine as a state on 28 November.
10/11/2014 - FRANCE- Algeria

French car manufacturer Renault inaugurates first plant in Algeria

French car manufacturer Renault on Monday inaugurated its first plant in Algeria.

An MP flees the parliament in Ouagadougou as demonstrators occupy it on Thursday
31/10/2014 - Burkina Faso - Mali

France calls for calm in Burkina Faso as army says Compaoré no longer in power

French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave power and the army ...
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