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Reuters
France's Macron treads fine line in showing he's the bosswrote, adding a warning that those against Macron had criticized his "arrogance
Reuters / Posted 13 hours ago
wrote, adding a warning that those against Macron had criticized his "arrogance, authoritarianism, and contempt for the working class." Reporting by Michel Rose, additional reporting by Marine Pennetier and John Irish, Editing by Timothy H... Read more
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Reuters
Rival Libyan leaders Haftar, Seraj to meet in Paris on July 25: Hayaton July 25 or 26. Macron said in an interview with Ouest-France on July 13 tha
Reuters / Posted yesterday
on July 25 or 26. Macron said in an interview with Ouest-France on July 13 that Paris was preparing "concrete" diplomatic initiatives on Libya in the coming weeks. Reporting by John Irish in Paris and Ahmed Elumami in Tripoli; editing by Michel R... Read more
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The Star
Cameroon tortures suspects at base used by U.S., French troops - Amnestymilitary unit that receives security assistance receives training on the law of
The Star / Posted yesterday
military unit that receives security assistance receives training on the law of armed conflict and human rights law." (Additional reporting by Phil Stewart in Washington, John Irish in Paris and Sylvain Anzongo in Yaounde; Editing by Toby... Read more
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Reuters
Cameroon tortures suspects at base used by U.S., French troops: Amnestymilitary unit that receives security assistance receives training on the law of
Reuters / Posted yesterday
military unit that receives security assistance receives training on the law of armed conflict and human rights law." Additional reporting by Phil Stewart in Washington, John Irish in Paris and Sylvain Anzongo in Yaounde; Editing by To... Read more
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Swissinfo
France wants major powers to make 'proposals' to Syrian warring partiesBy John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France wants major powers involved in the Syri
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France wants major powers involved in the Syrian crisis to join a contact group that would make proposals to warring parties, in an effort to break a deadlock in political negotiations, the French foreign minister... Read more
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Reuters
France wants major powers to make 'proposals' to Syrian warring partiesbeing in a position also perhaps influencing directly during the talks," de Mis
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
being in a position also perhaps influencing directly during the talks," de Mistura said. "Should I be against that? That's exactly what the UN needs to have and wants to have." Reporting by John Irish and Tom Miles, editin... Read more
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Reuters
Macron says French defense budget to rise by 2025Lecointre and also told ministers at a weekly cabinet meeting that he was still
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
Lecointre and also told ministers at a weekly cabinet meeting that he was still aiming to raise the defense budget to 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2025 despite cutbacks in 2017. Reporting by Brian Love and Michel Rose; editing by John Ir... Read more
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The Star
Macron replaces army chief who quit in row over budget cuts - military sourceEdouard Philippe's staff who served in the army in Bosnia, replaces General Pie
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
Edouard Philippe's staff who served in the army in Bosnia, replaces General Pierre de Villiers, who resigned abruptly on Wednesday after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over defence budget cuts. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Brian Lo... Read more
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Reuters
Pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine unveils plan for new statechallenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. Additional
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. Additional reporting by Polina Devitt in Moscow, Margarita Antidze in Tbilisi, John Irish in Paris and Andreas Rinke in Berlin; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Gar... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine unveils plan for new statethere, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. (Add
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
there, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. (Additional reporting by Margarita Antidze in Tbilisi and John Irish in Paris and Andreas Rinke in Berlin; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Ralph Boulton)Source: R... Read more
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The Star
Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine unveils plan for new stategets what jobs there, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in th
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
gets what jobs there, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. (Additional reporting by Margarita Antidze in Tbilisi and John Irish in Paris and Andreas Rinke in Berlin; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Ralph Bo... Read more
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EuroNews
Prosecutors checking whether German teenager arrested in Mosulin the ruins of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular s
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
in the ruins of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular services. The husband is still missing. (Reporting by Thorsten Severin and Andrea Shalal in Berlin, Stephen Kalin in Erbil, John Irish in Paris; Editing by Gareth... Read more
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Reuters
Prosecutors checking whether German teenager arrested in Mosulin the ruins of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular s
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
in the ruins of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular services. The husband is still missing. Reporting by Thorsten Severin and Andrea Shalal in Berlin, Stephen Kalin in Erbil, John Irish in Paris; Editing by Gare... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Prosecutors checking whether German teenager arrested in Mosulof Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular services. The
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular services. The husband is still missing. (Reporting by Thorsten Severin and Andrea Shalal in Berlin, Stephen Kalin in Erbil, John Irish in Paris; Editing by Gareth Jones)Source: Reu... Read more
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The Star
Prosecutors checking whether German teenager arrested in Mosulin the ruins of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular s
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
in the ruins of Mosul 10 days ago and that France was ready to offer consular services. The husband is still missing. (Reporting by Thorsten Severin and Andrea Shalal in Berlin, Stephen Kalin in Erbil, John Irish in Paris; Editing by Gareth... Read more
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14d
Reuters
France advises against all travel to North Korea amid rising tensionsof uncertainty and unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel exce
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
of uncertainty and unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel except for essential reasons is not advised," the foreign ministry said in an updated travel advisory for its citizens. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Ingrid Mela... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
France advises against all travel to North Korea amid rising tensionsand unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel except for essentia
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
and unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel except for essential reasons is not advised," the foreign ministry said in an updated travel advisory for its citizens. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Ingrid Melander)Source: Re... Read more
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The Star
France advises against all travel to North Korea amid rising tensionsof uncertainty and unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel exce
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
of uncertainty and unpredictability that surrounds North Korea, all travel except for essential reasons is not advised," the foreign ministry said in an updated travel advisory for its citizens. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Ingrid Mela... Read more
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The Star
France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weaponsof the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that showed
The Star / Posted 15 days ago
of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that showed sarin or a sarin-like substance had been used proved this. Russia said the report was based on doubtful evidence. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Richard Balmfo... Read more
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Swissinfo
France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weaponsof the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that showed
Swissinfo / Posted 15 days ago
of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that showed sarin or a sarin-like substance had been used proved this. Russia said the report was based on doubtful evidence. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Richard Balmfo... Read more
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Reuters
France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weaponsof the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that showed
Reuters / Posted 15 days ago
of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that showed sarin or a sarin-like substance had been used proved this. Russia said the report was based on doubtful evidence. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Richard Balmfo... Read more
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The Star
Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron saysTrump next week. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that, for his part, th
The Star / Posted 15 days ago
Trump next week. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that, for his part, the World Bank firmly backed the COP21 Paris climate change agreement. (Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by John Irish and Andrew Cal... Read more
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Swissinfo
Arab states rap 'negative' Qatari reply to demands but no new sanctionsAboulenein in Cairo and Karin Strohecker in London; Additional reporting by Ali
Swissinfo / Posted 15 days ago
Aboulenein in Cairo and Karin Strohecker in London; Additional reporting by Ali Abdelaty in Cairo, Sami Aboudi in Dubai, John Irish in Paris, Doina Chiacu, Yara Bayoumy, and Yeganeh Torbati in Washington; Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Mark... Read more
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16d
Reuters
Turkey's Erdogan says loyal to Qatar, Arab states' demands unacceptablehad no future in the country. Russia and Iran are both allies of Assad. "Of co
Reuters / Posted 16 days ago
had no future in the country. Russia and Iran are both allies of Assad. "Of course he has to leave," Erdogan said. "Those who want Assad to remain are still going after their interests in Syria." (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Gareth... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syriathe YPG would be needing more support due to its longer-term plans to tackle th
Reuters / Posted 16 days ago
the YPG would be needing more support due to its longer-term plans to tackle the remnants of Islamic State. (Additional reporting by Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses in ANKARA and John Irish in PARIS, writing by Tom Perry, editing by Philippa Fletc... Read more
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dna
Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syriaplans to tackle the remnants of Islamic State. (Additional reporting by Orhan
dna / Posted 16 days ago
plans to tackle the remnants of Islamic State. (Additional reporting by Orhan Coskun and Ercan Gurses in ANKARA and John Irish in PARIS, writing by Tom Perry, editing by Philippa Fletcher) (This article has not been edited by DNA's... Read more
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Raw Story
Pressure builds on Trump at home over pledge for closer Moscow tiesreporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan,
Raw Story / Posted 17 days ago
reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan, Jonathan Landay, John Walcott in Washington; John Irish in Paris; Noah Barkin in Berlin; Christian Lowe in Moscow; Editing by Caren Bohan and... Read more
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Reuters
French Prime Minister Philippe's key comments to lawmakerson diesel in line with those on gasoline by the end of five-year mandate * No
Reuters / Posted 17 days ago
on diesel in line with those on gasoline by the end of five-year mandate * No new hydrocarbons permits * Carbon tax efforts to be accelerated (Reporting by John Irish, Michel Rose, Ingrid Melander; Editing by Richard Lough and Sudip Ka... Read more
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Reuters
Trump hamstrung at home as he seeks closer ties with Moscowreporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan,
Reuters / Posted 17 days ago
reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan, Jonathan Landay, John Walcott in Washington; John Irish in Paris; Noah Barkin in Berlin; Christian Lowe in Moscow; Editing by Caren Bohan and... Read more
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Swissinfo
Trump hamstrung at home as he seeks closer ties with Moscowreporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan,
Swissinfo / Posted 17 days ago
reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan, Jonathan Landay, John Walcott in Washington; John Irish in Paris; Noah Barkin in Berlin; Christian Lowe in Moscow; Editing by Caren Bohan and... Read more
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The Star
Trump hamstrung at home as he seeks closer ties with Moscowreporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan,
The Star / Posted 17 days ago
reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel, Richard Cowan, Jonathan Landay, John Walcott in Washington; John Irish in Paris; Noah Barkin in Berlin; Christian Lowe in Moscow; Editing by Caren Bohan and... Read more
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The Star
Qatar's Emir to visit France in late summer - French presidencyhe expected to come to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Dipl
The Star / Posted 18 days ago
he expected to come to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Diplomatic sources had said earlier that Qatar's emir was expected to visit France in the coming weeks. (Reporting by Michel Rose and John Irish; Editing by Catherine E... Read more
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Swissinfo
Qatar's Emir to visit France in late summer - French presidencyhe expected to come to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Dipl
Swissinfo / Posted 18 days ago
he expected to come to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Diplomatic sources had said earlier that Qatar's emir was expected to visit France in the coming weeks. (Reporting by Michel Rose and John Irish; Editing by Catherine E... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Qatar's Emir to visit France in late summer - French presidencycome to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Diplomatic sources
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
come to France at the end of summer," the statement added. Diplomatic sources had said earlier that Qatar's emir was expected to visit France in the coming weeks. (Reporting by Michel Rose and John Irish; Editing by Catherine Evans)Source: Re... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
French far-right leader Le Pen put under formal investigationsaid. Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust, has previously de
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
said. Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust, has previously denied any wrongdoing in a case that she has said it politically motivated. (Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; writing by John Irish; Editing by Richard Lough)Source:... Read more
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The Star
French far-right leader Le Pen put under formal investigationa judicial source said. Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust,
The Star / Posted 21 days ago
a judicial source said. Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust, has previously denied any wrongdoing in a case that she has said it politically motivated. (Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; writing by John Irish; Editing by Richard Lo... Read more
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Reuters
France says watchdog's report on Syria proves sarin gas used in Aprilcould see unilateral French air strikes. "Those who carried out the Khan Sheik
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
could see unilateral French air strikes. "Those who carried out the Khan Sheikhoun atrocities and other chemical weapons attacks must face justice for the crimes," the ministry said. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Bate Felix and Ralph Boult... Read more
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Swissinfo
French far-right leader Le Pen put under formal investigation- sourcea judicial source said. Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust,
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
a judicial source said. Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust, has previously denied any wrongdoing in a case that she has said it politically motivated. (Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; writing by John Irish; Editing by Richard Lo... Read more
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The Star
France says watchdog's report on Syria proves sarin gas used in Aprilthe foreign ministry said in a statement. "The OPCW and its members must assum
The Star / Posted 21 days ago
the foreign ministry said in a statement. "The OPCW and its members must assume their responsibilities and condemn, in the strongest terms, this intolerable violation of the non-proliferation regime." (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Bate Fel... Read more
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Swissinfo
New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeatare getting ourselves into the middle of another potential mess we don’t unders
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
are getting ourselves into the middle of another potential mess we don’t understand,” one of the U.S. officials said. (Additional reporting by John Irish in PARIS, Dominic Evans in ANKARA and Tom Perry in BEIRUT; editing by Philipp... Read more
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Reuters
New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeatshrinking IS-controlled area, click: tmsnrt.rs/2tkHWYc For graphic on areas of
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
shrinking IS-controlled area, click: tmsnrt.rs/2tkHWYc For graphic on areas of control in Syria, click: tmsnrt.rs/2stEWIz (Additional reporting by John Irish in PARIS, Dominic Evans in ANKARA and Tom Perry in BEIRUT; editing by Philippa Fle... Read more
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EuroNews
Heading to Sahel, France's Macron scrambles for exit strategyBy John Irish and Emma Farge PARIS/DAKAR (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron
EuroNews / Posted 21 days ago
By John Irish and Emma Farge PARIS/DAKAR (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France’s weight behind a new West African military force he hopes will lay the basis for an exit strategy for its own troops; but its... Read more
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Swissinfo
Heading to Sahel, France's Macron scrambles for exit strategyBy John Irish and Emma Farge PARIS/DAKAR (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
By John Irish and Emma Farge PARIS/DAKAR (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France's weight behind a new West African military force he hopes will lay the basis for an exit strategy for its own troops; but its... Read more
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Raw Story
France’s Macron trades barbs for diplomacy with TrumpMartine Aubourg was less impressed. “Trump isn’t an honorable president,” she s
Raw Story / Posted 22 days ago
Martine Aubourg was less impressed. “Trump isn’t an honorable president,” she said. “He changes his mind all the time.” (Additional reporting by Michel Rose, Marine Pennetier, John Irish and Nathalie Kantaris Diaz; editing by Philippa... Read more
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Reuters
France's Macron trades barbs for diplomacy with TrumpMartine Aubourg was less impressed. "Trump isn't an honorable president," she s
Reuters / Posted 22 days ago
Martine Aubourg was less impressed. "Trump isn't an honorable president," she said. "He changes his mind all the time." (Additional reporting by Michel Rose, Marine Pennetier, John Irish and Nathalie Kantaris Diaz; editing by Philippa... Read more
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Reuters
France urges China to free activist Liu, no comment if ready to welcome himto him. A German source familiar with the case said officials from China, Germ
Reuters / Posted 22 days ago
to him. A German source familiar with the case said officials from China, Germany and the European Union were still discussing the matter and that no final decision had been made. [ID:nB4N1FT00X] (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gup... Read more
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The Star
France urges China to free activist Liu, no comment if ready to welcome himto have access to him. A German source familiar with the case said officials f
The Star / Posted 22 days ago
to have access to him. A German source familiar with the case said officials from China, Germany and the European Union were still discussing the matter and that no final decision had been made. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gu... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
France sees Syria opportunity through closer dialogue with Russiathe conflict is far from over, with rebels holding swathes of Syria, especially
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
the conflict is far from over, with rebels holding swathes of Syria, especially in the northwest and southeast, and Islamic State controlling other areas in the north and east. (Reporting by John Irish; editing by Mark Heinrich)Sourc... Read more
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EuroNews
France sees Syria opportunity through closer dialogue with RussiaBy John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Thursday it saw a chance to brea
EuroNews / Posted 22 days ago
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Thursday it saw a chance to break the stalemate in Syria’s war as Russia now seemed to accept there could be no military solution and preconditions set by some opponents of President Bashar al-Assad had... Read more
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The Star
France sees Syria opportunity through closer dialogue with Russiawon new ground. But the conflict is far from over, with rebels holding swathes
The Star / Posted 22 days ago
won new ground. But the conflict is far from over, with rebels holding swathes of Syria, especially in the northwest and southeast, and Islamic State controlling other areas in the north and east. (Reporting by John Irish; editing by Mark Heinr... Read more
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