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  • Two French troops shot dead by Afghan soldier, officials say

     
    REPORTING FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- An Afghan soldier apparently in league with the Taliban killed two French soldiers Thursday in eastern Afghanistan, French officials said. It was the latest in a series of incidents in which members of the Afghan...
  • French officials downplay credit rating downgrade

     
    French officials tried to calm financial markets Friday evening, declaring that the reported downgrading of France's AAA credit rating is "not good news ... but not a catastrophe."...
  • Iranians worry about possibility of war amid tensions with West

     
    Iran, United States, Israel, nuclear, Strait of Hormuz: The deepening standoff between Tehran and the West over Iran's nuclear program has Iranians chatting nervously in butcher shops, grocery aisles and money exchanges....
  • France finds a foreign buyer for Rafale fighter plane -- it seems

     
    After 30 years of setbacks, France appears to have found a foreign buyer for its Rafale fighter planes. India is in exclusive negotiations with Paris to purchase 126 of the multipurpose aircraft for $11 billion, officials said Tuesday....
  • France announcement on Afghan pullout shows alliance divisions

     
    France, Afghanistan, NATO, war, Taliban: The announcement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that his troops would sharply accelerate their departure from Afghanistan cast a harsh light on potential cracks in the U.S.-led military coalition in the...
  • Shakira honored with France's arts and letters medal

     
    Singer Shakira has been honored by France as a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, becoming the first Colombian to receive the honor. Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand presented the Chevalier medal to Shakira, who in addition to...
  • U.S. and allies will shift Afghan mission to training next year

     
    The U.S. and its allies will formally change their military mission in Afghanistan to training and advising Afghan troops next year, a shift meant to extricate the alliance from a combat role after more than a decade of war, Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • Venezuelan presidential campaign already heating up

     
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez wasted little time in slamming Henrique Capriles, his main opponent in October's presidential election, as an unpatriotic tool of capitalism and the "Yanquis."...
  • Islamist presidential hopeful wants to end U.S. aid to Egypt

     
    A campaign led by ultraconservative Islamist presidential candidate Hazem abu Ismail has called on Egyptians to raise money on their own so their country will not be dependent on $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid....
  • China's Xi spars with lawmakers, avoids specifics in speech

     
    REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- After getting an earful from U.S. lawmakers on his country's human rights record Wednesday morning, the official expected to be China's future leader faced a friendlier audience at a business-sponsored luncheon in Washington...
  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy to seek second term

     
    French leader Nicolas Sarkozy, saying it was unthinkable that he would not want to continue as president given the challenges facing the world, announced Wednesday that he would seek a second term in office....