Jean-Yves Le Drian

Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before Donald Trump's Jan. 12 ultimatum to "fix" the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran's foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump's aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said.<p>The gathering in …

Iran

Iran deal 'fixes' to dominate Tillerson's agenda in Europe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seeking British and French support for tough new penalties against Iran and preventing a U.S. withdrawal from the …

Iran

Jordan king urges Pence to ‘restore trust’ in two-state solution

Jordan pushes Pence to re-align with two-state solution<p>Jordan’s king has appealed to US Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” …

Israel

Iran And Future Relations With Europe

Following the recent statement issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, technically dubbed as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the four conditions he raised on America’s continued cooperation with this already controversial pact, Tehran’s …

Iran

Washington Attached to Political Transition in Syria

Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) leader Nasr al-Hariri told Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday that US National Security Advisor Lt …

Middle East

Johnson fears 'waste of time' watered-down Brexit - report

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson has told friends he is worried that Britain will accept a Brexit deal that leaves it subordinate to Brussels, making the 2016 EU referendum a “total waste of time”, the Sun newspaper reported on Monday.<p>Johnson, one of the most senior pro-Brexit …

Brexit

Magistrates dismiss sex abuse case against French soldiers in Africa

PARIS (Reuters) - French magistrates have dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, a judicial source said on Monday.<p>Paris prosecutors called last year for the case to be …

World News

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain has jumped above the U.S. to become the second biggest tourist destination, according to new estimated figures.<p>Despite facing a number of …

Tourism

Iran Again Insists British-Iranian Mother Facing Second Trial Over New Charges

After months of contradictory announcements by Iranian authorities on the fate of British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran on …

Iran

EU Defends Iran Nuclear Pact, Stays Silent on Deadly Clampdown

European governments refrained from explicitly condemning a deadly clampdown on protests in Iran and instead offered a staunch defense of the …

Iran

Iran nuclear pact 'essential' - EU's message to America

We must protect the Iran nuclear pact. The joint message to America from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union, who say Tehran has the right to benefit from the lifting of sanctions it brought about.<p>It comes after foreign ministers met with their Iranian counterpart and top EU diplomat …

Iran

Middle East Minute January 11, 2018

<b>BREAKING NEWS</b><p>Thursday, January 11<p>On the Ground<p>European Union foreign policy chief <b>Federica Mogherini</b> and the foreign ministers of <b>France</b>, <b>Britain</b> and</b> …

Middle East

Eurozone unemployment falls to near 9-year low

BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to its lowest level in nearly nine years, the latest sign that the economy of the single currency bloc picked up further pace at the end of 2017.<p>Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, …

Business

Iran’s Zarif to pow-wow with Europeans on saving nuclear deal

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The EU has called Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to talks in Brussels on Thursday with his French, British and …

Iran

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

China

Al-Jubeir discusses Jerusalem situation in Amman

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 6 January 2018<p>Adel Al-Jubeir at the meeting in Amman on Jan. 6, 2018.(SPA)<p>AMMAN: The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel …

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