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French politician

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Jean-Yves Le Drian: French politician
Jean-Yves Le Drian is a French politician serving as Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017. He previously was Minister of Defence from 2012 to 2017 under President François Hollande. He was nominated by Emmanuel Macron to serve as Foreign Minister in the First Philippe government on 17 May 2017. A former member of the Socialist Party, he has been an Independent since 2018.

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In wake of Turkish offensive, France calls for urgent meeting of anti-Islamic State coalition

French 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.
Reuters - Published

France says Turkey operation jeopardizes security and humanitarian efforts

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on his Twitter feed that he condemns the unilateral Turkish and Syrian operation in northeast Syria.
Reuters - Published

France says main priority is to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday his main aim at this week's U.N. General Assembly meeting is to de-escalate tensions between the United States and Iran and a meeting between..
Reuters - Published

French minister says ‘not the time’ to grant Snowden asylum

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that he saw no reason to change France’s official stance on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s asylum request.
France 24 - Published

No reason for France to change mind over Snowden asylum: minister

There's no reason for France to change its mind over a 2013 decision to deny former U.S spy agency contractor Edward Snowden asylum, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Putin builds war chest as Kremlin digs in for the next crisis

putin builds war chest as kremlin digs in for the next crisis
(CNN)In the latest display of deepening cracks in the West's formerly unified economic campaign against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters Monday that "the time is..
WorldNews - Published

France's Le Drian: too early to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine

France's foreign minister on Monday welcomed positive moves by Russia and Ukraine in past weeks to ease a crisis between the two countries, including a prisoner swap over the weekend, but said it was..
Reuters - Published

France to veto another Brexit delay unless UK ends its political chaos

france to veto another brexit delay unless uk ends its political chaos
Boris Johnson may not get a Brexit extension even if he asks, the French government has indicated. France will veto a further delay to Brexit unless the UK ends the chaos and tells the EU what it..
WorldNews - Published

France says no to further delay on Brexit

france says no to further delay on brexit
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has rejected any further delay to Britain's exit from the EU, currently scheduled for 31 October but clouded by political turmoil in London. In the current..
WorldNews - Published

France's Le Drian: Iran credit line talks ongoing, hinge on U.S

France's foreign minister on Tuesday said talks with Iran over the creation of credit lines guaranteed by Iranian oil revenues were continuing, and that the plan would ultimately hinge on the U.S...
Reuters - Published

PM Modi arrives in France on first leg of three-nation trip

pm modi arrives in france on first leg of three-nation trip
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in France on the first leg of his three-nation tour during which he will have a summit interaction with President Emmanuel Macron to further boost the..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan snubbed again; France says Kashmir a bilateral issue

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday, "recalled France's constant position on Kashmir", which being..
IndiaTimes - Published

France urges Hong Kong authorities to renew dialogue with protesters

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday to renew talks with protesters to find a peaceful solution to the current crisis.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro snubs French foreign minister for haircut

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro canceled a meeting this week with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian - getting a haircut instead - amid deepening tensions over climate change..
Reuters - Published

France, Germany, Britain working on maritime 'observation' mission in Gulf: Le Drian

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was working with European capitals to improve maritime security in the Persian Gulf but stopped short of backing Britain's call for a naval mission to..
Reuters - Published

France's Le Drian says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with..
Reuters - Published

The fake French minister in a silicon mask who stole millions

the fake french minister in a silicon mask who stole millions
How fraudsters impersonated France's Jean-Yves Le Drian and scammed a number of wealthy figures.
BBC News - Published

German Diplomat Hopes For Ukraine Peace Under New Leader

german diplomat hopes for ukraine peace under new leader
Germany and France are unflagging in their commitment to peace in Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had said ahead of his visit to Kyiv with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to..
WorldNews - Published

France calls on Iraq to spare six of its citizens from death penalty

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday said France was intensifying diplomatic efforts to prevent six of its citizens being executed in Iraq after they were sentenced to death for belonging to..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

French minister Le Drian urges Saudi and UAE to end war in Yemen

french minister le drian urges saudi and uae to end war in yemen
PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday reiterated calls for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end a conflict in Yemen that he described as a "dirty war"...
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Kidnapped French tourists were in Benin 'red zone': minister

kidnapped french tourists were in benin 'red zone': minister
Laurent Lassimouillas, left, and Patrick Picque were freed by French special forces in Burkin Faso after being kidnapped in neighbouring Benin The two French tourists rescued from their kidnappers in..
WorldNews - Published

France urges Japan to respect Ghosn's legal rights

france urges japan to respect ghosn's legal rights
Le Drian's discussions with Japan's foreign minister came after a Japanese court ruled that Carlos Ghosn must remain in custory until at least April 14 France's foreign minister on Saturday urged Tokyo..
WorldNews - Published

French FM speaks out about conmen who impersonated him

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told FRANCE 24 on Friday how conmen “made a mask of his face” and impersonated him in a bid to swindle a businessman out of 8 million euros.
France 24 - Published

Battle For Islamic State's Last Enclave In Syria Nears Its End

battle for islamic state's last enclave in syria nears its end
The operation to take the Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria appeared near its end Wednesday, with no sign of clashes as U.S.-backed fighters said they were combing the area for hidden..
WorldNews - Published

Despite Washington talks, France still unclear over U.S. Syria plans: Le Drian

France, one of the main contributors to the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, has received no answers to questions about U.S. calls for it and others to help secure northeastern Syria,..
Reuters - Published

France says welcomes Bouteflika decision not to seek fifth term in Algeria

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday he welcomed Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's announcement that he would not seek a fifth term, after week of mass demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

France 'attentive' to Algeria events, says Le Drian, but it's 'up to the Algerian people'

France is closely watching the anti-government protests in former colony Algeria, but it is for Algerians to decide their future, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
France 24 - Published

France monitoring Algeria protests, says up to people to decide future

France is closely watching the anti-government protests in former colony Algeria, but it is for Algerians to decide their future, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

France's Le Drian says watching Algeria elections closely

France is watching closely the anti-government protests in former colony Algeria, but it is for Algerians to decide their future, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iran frees French businesswoman held since October

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has released a French citizen arrested for entering the country illegally after other charges were dropped, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, days after France's..
Firstpost - Published

Iran frees French citizen held for unauthorised entry- IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has released a French citizen arrested for entering the country illegally after other charges were dropped, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. On Wednesday, Foreign..
Firstpost - Published

Guaido has legitimate right to organize new Venezuela vote: France

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has the legitimate right to organize new elections, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday.
Reuters - Published

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