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  • France: Egypt 1st foreign buyer of French Rafale fighters

    Egypt will become the first foreign buyer of Rafale fighter jets, French officials said Thursday, purchasing 24 of the multi-role French-made aircraft as part of a 5.2 billion-euro (US$5.93 billion) defense deal that will strengthen Cairo's military might...
  • Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks; big divisions still over borders, buffers

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated into the early hours Thursday to try to find a way to halt the fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,300 people. The talks on ending the conflict between Ukrainian forces and...
  • Jon Stewart's off-beat take on global news events has proven a draw beyond US shores

    The finance minister of France once gave Jon Stewart a lesson in high finance — and then offered him a beret. Christine Lagarde, now chief of the International Monetary Fund, has been but one of many high-profile foreign guests on Stewart's "The...
  • France's most-wanted widow makes guest appearance in Islamic State publications

    The Islamic State group published what it described as an interview with the widow of the French gunman who attacked a kosher supermarket and a police officer in Paris last month, claiming for the first time that she was among extremist fighters. The...
  • Strauss-Kahn denied knowledge of prostitutes in trial; prostitute says orgy was like antiquity

    Disgraced former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn sat nonchalantly with folded-arms and stretched legs Tuesday, before telling a French court he was completely unaware that women who participated in orgies at luxury hotels in...
  • Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, 12 dead in artillery attack ahead of peace talks

    Fighting intensified Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian troops sought to extend their gains ahead of crucial peace talks, and the government accused the separatists of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12...
  • As leaders sketch out peace plan for Ukraine, issues are many and complicated

    After an intense two days of shuttle diplomacy to develop a new plan for ending the fighting in Ukraine, officials from Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine are trying to refine proposals to be discussed on Sunday by the countries' leaders. A look at...
  • A month after kosher market attack, French Jews plan an exodus

    A month after kosher market attack, French Jews plan an exodus
    For all her 30 years, Jennifer Sebag has lived in a community that embodies everything modern Europe is supposed to be. Inclusive, integrated, peaceful and prosperous, the elegant city of Saint-Mandé — hard against Paris's eastern fringe —...
  • Ukraine crisis dominates security conference with Western powers, Russia

    MUNICH, Germany Serious tension consumed an international security conference Saturday as the United States and its allies traded blame with Russia for the fighting in eastern Ukraine, fueling uncertainty about a new diplomatic effort by France and...
  • A chronicle of attempts at a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis over the months

    Since a pro-Russian insurgency flared up in eastern Ukraine in April, international mediators have repeatedly tried to help end hostilities that have killed more than 5,300 people, according to the United Nations. This week, the leaders of France and...
  • Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms

    Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms
    Ukraine's president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators sought momentum Saturday for a deal to stem the fighting at Europe's edge. Petro Poroshenko and Russian President...