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    1. February 11, 2016

      Hollande attempts to rally the left with reshuffle

      François Hollande has tried to repair relations with leftwing hardliners in his party in a government shake-up designed...

    2. February 10, 2016

      France anti-terror law clears first hurdle as Fabius steps down

      France’s lower house approved a plan to strip French-born terrorists of their nationality and enshrine the state of...

    1. December 18, 2015

      UN Security Council unites on Syria peace plan

      The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that calls for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war...

    2. December 14, 2015

      Marine Le Pen, climate and the defeat of nationalism

      The relative strengths of nationalism and internationalism were tested in France over the weekend. And this time the...

    3. December 13, 2015

      COP 21: Laurent Fabius lauded for successful conclusion

      Ten minutes before the Paris climate accord was set to be agreed, the culmination of a year of fraught negotiations,...

    4. Nick Butler

      December 13, 2015

      Energy Personality of the Year: Laurent Fabius

      The agreement on climate change in Paris will satisfy no one. The complaints are predictable and have already begun....

    5. December 12, 2015

      Let’s hail the Paris climate change agreement and get to work

      The Paris agreement and the supporting decisions are a diplomatic triumph. They are an act of true global co-operation...

    6. December 12, 2015

      COP21: Paris agreement formally adopted

      Envoys in Paris have agreed an international accord to limit greenhouse gas emissions that marks a turning point in...

    7. December 11, 2015

      Women of 2015: Laurence Tubiana

      Laurence Tubiana was working as a visiting professor at New York’s Columbia University last year, far from her home in...

    8. December 11, 2015

      COP21: Paris climate talks extended until Saturday

      Talks on a new international climate deal are to continue into Saturday, a day after they were due to end, after...

    9. December 9, 2015

      COP21: US boosts funds for poor countries fighting climate change

      The Obama administration moved to unblock fraught negotiations on the new climate accord due to be struck in Paris on...

    10. December 5, 2015

      COP21: Paris talks agree draft accord to limit carbon emissions

      A new global climate accord edged closer on Saturday as negotiators ended four years of work and produced a draft text...

    11. November 27, 2015

      France bows to Obama and backs down on climate ‘treaty’

      France has offered a key concession to the US on the eve of historic climate talks in Paris, saying a new global...

    12. November 27, 2015

      Fabius relies on his clout in quest for Paris climate deal

      When world leaders gathered six years ago in Denmark to try to hammer out a deal to tackle climate change, they ended...

    13. November 19, 2015

      Paris attacks: Intelligence agencies forced to rethink tracking of Isis

      Western intelligence agencies were forced to rethink their operations and reassess their ability to track Isis on...

    14. November 12, 2015

      Hollande rejects Kerry’s comments on Paris climate accord

      François Hollande, ​the French president, has hit back at ​comments by US secretary of state ​John Kerry that the...

    15. September 30, 2015

      Russia exposes European divisions on Syria

      Russia’s attempt to become a central player in resolving the Syrian civil war has exposed some of the political...

    16. July 28, 2015

      EU hopes to build bridges between Iran and neighbours

      The EU and Iran pledged on Tuesday to deepen relations on issues ranging from energy to terrorism. Diplomats hope the...

    17. June 21, 2015

      Laurent Fabius tries to reboot peace talks with West Bank visit

      Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, travelled to Jerusalem and Ramallah on Sunday in an effort to seize the...

    18. April 26, 2015

      Tight UK election worries EU allies

      The UK’s neck-and-neck general election is beginning to rattle the country’s EU allies, who fear it will result in a...

    19. April 19, 2015

      French foreign minister criticises Putin for lifting Iranian ban

      France’s foreign minister has warned that Russia’s decision to supply air defence weapons to Iran will strengthen...

    20. March 29, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks approach critical point

      Landmark talks to try and break years of dispute over Iran’s ambitious nuclear programme approached a critical point on...

    21. March 18, 2015

      Gunmen kill 19 in Tunis museum attack

      Gunmen in the Tunisian capital killed at least 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum next...

    22. January 20, 2015

      Labour to ‘reset’ UK relations with Europe

      Labour would “review, repair and reset” Britain’s relations with Europe if it wins the election, promising to increase...

    23. September 16, 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2014

      The Closer

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

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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