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    1. September 15, 2014

      US launches first air strikes to help Iraqi military

      The US has conducted its first air strikes in support of the Iraqi military since President Barack Obama last week launched...

    2. July 26, 2014

      Israel extends Gaza ceasefire until midnight

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner circle of security advisers were due to discuss extending a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip...

    1. June 29, 2014

      French minister Laurent Fabius attacks tourist tax rise

      France’s foreign minister has lambasted a move by his government’s own socialist party to raise taxes on tourists, insisting...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The novel accounting of greenhouse gas regulations. - Seattle misreads Thomas Piketty as its...

    3. June 3, 2014

      Paris trade talks threat over US BNP fine

      France on Tuesday warned of potential consequences for transatlantic trade talks if the US pushed ahead with a $10bn-plus...

    4. May 14, 2014

      UN Syria envoy Brahimi to step down

      Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN special envoy to Syria, is stepping down from his role having failed to find a peaceful solution to...

    5. April 20, 2014

      French journalists back home after kidnappers free them in Syria

      Four French journalists returned home to a presidential welcome on Sunday 10 months after being kidnapped while on...

    6. March 18, 2014

      France offers to halt Russian ship sale if UK hits oligarchs

      France says it could suspend its controversial deal to sell helicopter assault ships to Russia if more sanctions are adopted...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 5, 2014

      Family photo

      Ian Langsdon/EPA French President Francois Hollande and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius speak with US...

    8. January 20, 2014

      EU approves deployment and extra aid for Central African Republic

      European foreign ministers have approved a 500-strong EU military mission to assist international forces in quelling unrest...

    9. January 20, 2014

      Get ready, the indispensable Americans are pulling back

      The official theme for this year’s World Economic Forum is predictably bland – “Reshaping the World”. But the unofficial...

    10. beyondbrics

      December 13, 2013

      Guest post: the power of subnational diplomacy

      By Rodrigo Tavares of the São Paulo State Government Although France was the first European country to recognize the...

    11. December 8, 2013

      French troops deploy in bid to halt CAR bloodletting

      French efforts to halt a vicious spiral of communal violence in the Central African Republic entered a critical phase on...

    12. November 26, 2013

      France to deploy 1,000 troops in Central African Republic

      France is to deploy at least 1,000 troops in the Central African Republic to help stem escalating disorder in its former...

    13. November 25, 2013

      Africa’s new crisis

      In the summer of 2012 France warned its allies that al-Qaeda was taking root in northern Mali and could establish a base for...

    14. November 21, 2013

      Central African Republic on the verge of genocide, France warns UN

      The Central African Republic is “on the verge of genocide”, according to its former colonial master, France, which is urging...

    15. The A-List

      November 13, 2013

      Iran and the US should start final-status negotiations

      The champagne (or, under the circumstances, the apple juice) was chilled. The relevant foreign ministers beckoned. It looked...

    16. November 12, 2013

      Iran’s Arak plant reveals depth of distrust

      A decade of exhaustive talks over Iran’s nuclear programme have focused largely on its efforts to enrich uranium, especially...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLEWith the stock market seemingly unsure of whether more jobs are good or bad, Dan has a...

    18. November 11, 2013

      West puts on united front over Iran talks

      Western governments presented a united front over Iran on Monday and played down reports that France had been the main...

    19. November 10, 2013

      Kerry looks for allies at home and abroad

      For the past 10 days, US secretary of state John Kerry has been travelling around the Middle East trying to broker peace in...

    20. November 10, 2013

      Iran nuclear talks end without a deal

      Three days of intense negotiations in Geneva failed to reach an interim agreement to freeze Iran’s nuclear programme,...

    21. November 9, 2013

      France takes tough line at Iran nuclear talks

      The chances of an accord to contain Iran’s nuclear programme appeared uncertain on Saturday as France expressed concern...

    22. October 21, 2013

      Paris protests over claims of US spying on French citizens

      France has demanded an immediate explanation from the US following fresh allegations of “totally unacceptable” mass...

    23. October 9, 2013

      Brussels denies border agency funds to deal with refugees

      As civil war raged in Syria, the head of the EU’s border agency last year went to the authorities in Brussels with a request...

    24. September 10, 2013

      Russia’s Syria plan hits diplomatic obstacles

      Less than a day after Russia launched a new diplomatic initiative to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international...

    25. September 9, 2013

      Kerry comments change dynamic of debate on Syria for Obama

      A little grouchy perhaps after several days of non-stop meetings and flights, John Kerry suggested in London on Monday...

    26. August 30, 2013

      France remains ‘ready’ to punish Assad despite British vote

      France woke up on Friday to find itself in the unusual position of standing alone on the apparent brink of a military...

    27. August 22, 2013

      France hints at use of force in Syria if chemical attack proved

      France raised the possibility on Thursday that force could be used against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria if it were...

    28. June 6, 2013

      Malian army advances against Tuareg separatists

      Mali’s army appears to be moving towards a showdown with Tuareg separatists after retaking a remote village in the northern...

    29. June 4, 2013

      France says it is certain of sarin gas use in Syria

      France is certain the lethal nerve gas sarin has been used “several times” during the civil war in Syria. In the first...

    30. May 8, 2013

      UK role: Cameron takes a defensive stance

      David Cameron’s long-awaited speech on Europe on January 23 was seen by many as the start of Britain’s long goodbye to the...

    31. Brussels Blog

      April 21, 2013

      Syria: Fabius-Hague letter on lifting arms embargo

      France's Laurent Fabius, left, and Britain's William Hague co-authored the letter to Cathy Ashton. [UPDATE] During Monday’s...

    32. The World

      April 16, 2013

      Revealed: the wealth of France’s socialists and their secret love of Renaults

      There’s nowhere left to hide! The champagne socialists have been outed, their secret extravagance and hypocritical lives of...

    33. April 15, 2013

      French ministers reveal their wealth

      France’s socialist government ministers revealed a catalogue of possessions including Paris apartments, provincial houses,...

    34. February 26, 2013

      Islamists threaten to kill French family

      DAKAR, February 25 – Gunmen claiming to be from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist group threatened on Monday to kill a kidnapped...

    35. February 12, 2013

      France breaks Turkey’s EU deadlock

      France has moved to relaunch the EU’s strained relationship with Turkey, reversing a block on Ankara’s membership...

    36. February 6, 2013

      France sets March date to leave Mali

      French president François Hollande has said France plans to begin reducing the number of its troops in Mali by the end of...

    37. February 1, 2013

      French president to visit Mali

      French president François Hollande will on Saturday visit Mali, where his country’s military units have forced Islamist...

    38. January 27, 2013

      French want UK to stay in EU – or maybe not

      The French, always ambivalent about relations with “la perfide Albion”, appear to be having trouble deciding whether they...

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