Germany rejects US call to leave Iran nuclear deal
Germany on Friday rejected an appeal by US Vice President Mike Pence for Europeans to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal and isolate Tehran. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas defended the 2015 agreement under which Iran drastically scaled back its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief. "Together with the Brits, French and the entire EU…
Foreigners put on alert over French fuel protests
Foreigners were put on alert for possible violence during Saturday's French fuel protests, particularly in Paris, with some embassies warning their nationals to stay well away. The US embassy issued a detailed travel alert detailing where the protests were expected in Paris Saturday. "Demonstrations may become violent, resulting in damage to property, including overturning vehicles…
Muslim singer forced to quit French show over terror posts
A French Muslim singer who became an overnight star after dazzling judges on a TV talent show quit the contest Friday after coming under fire for past Facebook comments about terror attacks. Mennel Ibtissem, a 22-year-old student who wears a head wrap, was one of the top contestants on The Voice, where her English and…
French PM visits Israel to push for peace plan
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was Sunday in Israel to advance his country's plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in the face of opposition from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
US, French forces aid search for hostage taken in Burkina Faso
The US and French military are assisting in the search for a Romanian mineworker kidnapped in Burkina Faso and believed to have been taken into Mali, Burkina Faso's security minister has said.
Second black box found from French Alps plane crash: prosecutor
The second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found after a nine-day search, prosecutors said on Thursday.