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  • Hollande says France to offer $1 billion to climate fund for poor

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday announced that France will contribute $1 billion to a near-empty global fund to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change as he addressed the United Nation's...
  • Militants in Syria, target of airstrikes, a threat to peace: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Airstrikes by the United States and Arab allies on Islamic State militants in Syria were targeting extremists who pose a serious threat to international peace and security, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday....
  • Hollande, after meeting Rouhani, expresses hope for nuclear deal

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande met his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday and said afterwards that he hoped for a swift agreement on Iran's nuclear program. "The president hopes the negotiations can end quickly," a statement from...
  • BNP Paribas board meets Friday to replace Chairman Prot: sources

    PARIS (Reuters) - BNP Paribas Chairman Baudouin Prot, shaper of the French bank's strategy for more than a decade, has quit and the board will meet on Friday to decide on his replacement, sources close to the situation said. Two sources said Jean...
  • French hostage beheaded in Algeria as Islamists react to airstrikes

    An Algerian affiliate of the Islamic State group beheaded a French hostage Wednesday, the most dramatic reaction so far to the start of U.S.-lead airstrikes this week that have shown some sign of destabilizing the group's foothold in Syria. A video...
  • France: Opposition is sole representative of Syrian people

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's Western-recognized opposition is the sole representative of the Syrian people, not the Damascus government that has been complicit in years of violence, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. "France...
  • Hours after tourist killed, France says does not rule out Syria strikes

    PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Thursday it did not rule out joining U.S.-led air strikes on Syria, just hours after an Algerian Islamist group beheaded a French tourist in retaliation for French military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq....
  • Hollande confirms execution of French hostage in Algeria

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed the execution of Frenchman Herve Gourdel, who was held hostage by Algerian militants linked to an Islamist group in Syria and Iraq that had previously beheaded three...
  • Obama says global climate deal must include emerging economies

    Obama says global climate deal must include emerging economies
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday a new global agreement on climate change must include strong commitments from emerging economies and move past the rich-poor country divide that has hampered progress in United Nations...
  • Is the era of 'slackocracy' leadership nearing an end?

    France is abuzz with the rumor that former center-right French President Nicolas Sarkozy is set to re-enter public life. Could the era of the chill bros be over already? The world has been worse off since Sarkozy left -- for the very same reason the...
  • Kerry, Iraqis vow to eradicate Islamic State; French offer airstrikes

    Iraq's new leaders met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Baghdad on Wednesday and pledged a united fight by Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis against the Islamic State militant group occupying much of the country's north. Haider Abadi, who was named...