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20 Sep
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday played down the diplomatic rift with Paris over a new security pact with Australia and the US, saying his country's "love of France is ineradicable".
25 Jun
France's foreign minister on Friday told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken "welcome home" as the French-speaking, Paris-raised American diplomat opened his first visit to the country.
18 Apr
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday his country is "extremely concerned" about the health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is on a hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.
3 Apr
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday called on Tehran to be "constructive" during talks with world powers next week in Vienna.
26 Mar
France's foreign minister on Friday accused Britain of "blackmail" against the European Union over Covid-19 vaccine deliveries, saying the UK was under pressure because it lacked doses for second vaccine shots.
26 Oct 2020
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, on a trip to Mali on Monday, ruled out dialogue with jihadists driving an eight-year-old insurgency in the Sahel state.
31 Aug 2020
Talks between Britain and the European Union on a final settlement for the UK's departure from the bloc are not progressing due to London's "intransigent and frankly unrealistic" approach, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian charged on Monday.
4 Jan 2020
France urged Tehran Saturday to stick with a landmark nuclear accord at risk of falling apart, the day after Washington killed a top Iranian commander in Baghdad.
28 May 2019
France's top diplomat said Tuesday that the country had an "indication" that a chemical attack had been carried out in Syria's Idlib province this month, an attack alleged by Washington last week. "We have an indication that chemical weapons were used in the Idlib region, but for now it has not been verified," Foreign Minister…
6 Apr 2019
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saturday that it was time for the Brexit crisis to end, saying that it couldn't continue to dominate EU discussions. "It's time that this situation ended," he told reporters on the sidelines of a G7 meeting in Dinard, northern France. "We can't live constantly with Brexit. At some…
12 Feb 2019
The UN has launched an investigation into suspected cases of torture by Russian soldiers or mercenaries in Central African Republic after an internal report said at least one civilian had been detained and abused by Russians. A man from the central city of Bambari was held by Russians and repeatedly tortured for five days, according…
26 Jan 2019
Iran has accused France of being a destabilising force in the region after its foreign minister threatened new sanctions against Tehran over its missile programme. "The Islamic republic has always called for the strengthening of peace and stability in the region," the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement released overnight Friday. As such Iran…

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