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French foreign minister: 'no alternative' to IMF bailout for LebanonFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday urged Lebanon to relaunch negotiations for an International Monetary Fund a bailout and reiterated France’s support for Lebanon in the face of..
France to start reopening non-Schengen borders from July 1France will gradually reopen its borders to countries outside the Schengen zone from July 1, the interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Friday. The borders were shut in mid-March..
Violence against protesters, press unacceptable, says France's Le DrianViolence against peaceful protesters and journalists is unacceptable, whether in the United States or elsewhere, France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a newspaper interview published on..
France again demands that Iran release French-Iranian academic Fariba AdelkhahFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday reiterated his demands for Iran to release French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, whom Iran has sentenced to six years in prison on national..
France says resumed Brexit talks going badlyFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that Brexit talks, which have resumed following an interruption caused by the coronavirus crisis, were not going well.
France concerned by the future adoption of security law on Hong KongForeign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said on Wednesday France was concerned by China's proposed national security legislation that has raised international alarm over freedoms in Hong Kong.
France sees Syria scenario being replicated in Libya: ministerFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said on Wednesday the situation in Libya was very worrying, warning the Syria scenario was being replicated in the country.
French Foreign Minister: regrets new rebel party but LREM majority not in dangerFrench Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday it was a "pity" that rebels had defected from President Emmanuel Macron's ruling LREM party to form a new group, but that he felt..
France says 130,000 of its nationals trying to return homeFrance is trying to facilitate the repatriation of 130,000 of its nationals stuck overseas due to the coronavirus outbreak, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
Le Drian case: Fraudsters who wore mask of French minister jailedThe conmen wore a silicone mask of Jean-Yves Le Drian to trick wealthy people during video calls.
France says Turkey using migrants to pressure EU is unacceptableFrance's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Turkey on Tuesday of using refugees to blackmail Europe and said Ankara should respect a treaty with the European Union about handling migrants on..
France to be vigilant on British post-Brexit freeports: ministerFrance will be watching carefully for any sign of unfair competition from Britain if it goes ahead with plans to set up freeports after Brexit, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on..
‘No time to explain, Elysee needs your money!’ French minister impersonators on trial for scamming MILLIONSConmen who duped wealthy donors into donating millions of euro to "secret missions" using Skype and a silicon mask of then-defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian are on trial in France. One of the..
Seven on trial for fake French minister Le Drian scamAlleged fraudsters used a silicone mask to pose as a French minister in an elaborate scam.
Paris asks Iran to free two detained French citizens said to be unwellFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has urged Iran to free two French nationals held in prison since last June, who he said were both unwell.
France hopes U.S. will have 'good sense' to not withdraw support in SahelFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday he hoped the United States would have the "good sense" not to withdraw its support for French military operations in West Africa, where al..
French FM warns Iran could have nuclear weapon within 1 to 2 yearsPARIS - Iran could have nuclear weapons in one to two years if the country carries on violating the 2015 nuclear accord, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. "If they continue..
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Iran could have nuclear weapons in one or two years, says FranceIran could have nuclear weapons in one to two years if the country carries on violating the 2015 nuclear accord, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday. The warning came as EU foreign..
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France ready to contribute to Ukrainian jet crash probe: ministerFrance is available to contribute to the probe on a Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday in Iran, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
'There is still a place for diplomacy', says France's Le Drian in wake of Soleimani killingFrance’s foreign minister said Monday that Tehran must not retaliate over the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani in a US air strike, amid an escalating war of words between Iranian officials and..
Ghosn did not use French documents to travel to Lebanon: French ministerFormer Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn did not use French travel documents to travel from Japan to Lebanon, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.
Coalition must continue fight against Islamic State in Iraq: France's Le DrianFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday that he had spoken by phone with Iraq's prime minister, and stressed the importance of allowing the international coalition to fight against..
Iraqi officials working to implement resolution on foreign troop withdrawal: PMIraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday in a phone call that officials were currently working on implementing parliament's resolution on..
France discusses Middle East tensions with Germany and ChinaFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said he had discussed the situation in the Middle East on Saturday with his German and Chinese counterparts, and added that all three had agreed on the need..
French Foreign Minister Le Drian calls for stronger ties between Europe and Latin AmericaFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave an interview to FRANCE 24 while on a trip to Mexico on Friday, calling for stronger ties between Europe and Latin America and for a return dialogue in..
France presses Lebanon to form a government quicklyFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday urged the Lebanese to form a new government swiftly or risk a financial crisis worsening and threatening the country's stability.
Lebanon needs to form a government quickly - France's Le DrianLebanon needs to quickly form a government that can push necessary reforms, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday, two days after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned..
France calls for Lebanese officials to help ensure country's stability: Le DrianFrance's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Lebanese authorities to guarantee the country's unity and ensure its stability amid and economic and political crisis.
Situation in south Yemen showing 'positive signals': France's Le DrianFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that the situation in south Yemen had shown "positive signals" for the first time in months.
France sees no justification for new Brexit deadline extensionFrance sees no grounds to extend Britain's Oct. 31 deadline to leave the EU, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.
France's Le Drian to go to Iraq to discuss trials for jihadists from SyriaFrance's foreign minister will travel to Iraq on Wednesday to discuss a judicial framework that would enable jihadists being held in Syria to face trial in Iraq, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.
France's Le Drian says Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine fight against IS: paperFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that the Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine years of battling the Islamic State militant group.
French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer matchFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le..
In wake of Turkish offensive, France calls for urgent meeting of anti-Islamic State coalitionFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called for an emergency meeting of the coalition created to fight Islamic State to discuss Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militias in northern Syria.
France says Turkey operation jeopardizes security and humanitarian effortsFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on his Twitter feed that he condemns the unilateral Turkish and Syrian operation in northeast Syria.