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Lebanon appeals for import aid; France to hold meeting

6 December 2019, 1:51 PM

Lebanon said on Friday it had asked friendly states to help finance imports of essential goods, as sources said France is planning an international meeting to mobilise support for its former colony’s deep economic crisis.


French Champagne makers fear impact of potential new US duties

3 December 2019, 9:14 PM

French champagne producers and exporters decried a US government threat to slap tariffs of up to 100% on a range of French products including sparkling wines, saying they have nothing to do with the dispute and calling for government help.

Thirteen French troops killed in Mali operation against militants

26 November 2019, 11:52 AM

Thirteen French soldiers fighting jihadists in Mali were killed in an accident between two helicopters, the French presidency said on Tuesday, the single biggest loss of French troops in combat in the region since intervening there in 2013.

US and France vie to bolster Gulf security after Saudi oil attack

24 November 2019, 6:45 AM

The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabia’s radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September, which Washington blames on Iran.

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France takes aim at Saudi over failed West Africa commitments

21 November 2019, 4:37 PM

France’s armed forces minister criticized close ally Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for failing to honor commitments it made almost two years ago to provide millions of euros to a West African counter-terrorism force fighting Islamist militants.



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