France seeks to save IS jihadis from death penalties in Iraq

Europe 05/28/19, 04:06

France's foreign minister says his government is working to spare four French former members of the Islamic State group from execution after Iraq sentenced them to death.However, France has made no effort to bring back captured French IS fighters, including the four sentenced this week.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated ...

Italy, France aim to chart common strategy on violent Libya

Europe 04/19/19, 13:39

The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya. Italy's minster, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told reporters Friday after the two held talks in Rome that lower-ranking ministry officials will meet next week in the Italian capital "to build the path toward ...

French foreign minister at German Cabinet under new pact

Europe 03/27/19, 05:17

France's foreign minister is attending a meeting of Germany's Cabinet, following up on a friendship treaty that the two European powers signed earlier this year.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said as he welcomed French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday he hoped the visit was "setting in motion a long-lasting ...

European nations recognize Guaido as Venezuelan leader

Europe 02/04/19, 04:22

Spain, France and Sweden have all announced that they are recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president and are urging him to hold a new presidential election. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told reporters in Madrid on Monday that "we are working for the return of full ...

Update: France wants UN backing for Syria accord

World 09/24/18, 10:15

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10 a.m.France's foreign minister wants the U.N. to rally behind a Russian-Turkish accord averting a massive battle for the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib.Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the accord is "a good thing" and an "opportunity ...

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