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Montevideo, May 27th 2018 - 03:33 UTC

Tag: France

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Brazil reacts strongly to EU ex-leaders asking for Lula to run for office

    French ex-president Francois Holland and Spanish former PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, called Lula's imprisonment for corruption “hurried”

    Brazil on Wednesday lashed out at a demand by former European leaders for disgraced ex-president Lula da Silva to be allowed to take part in elections this year. A group of former EU left leaning leaders, including French ex-president Francois Holland and Spanish former prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, called Lula's imprisonment for corruption “hurried” and said he should be “free to present himself before Brazilian voters.”

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 07:07 UTC

    Argentina buys five modernized “symbolic” Super Etendard fighter-jets from France

    French ambassador Pierre Henri Guignard said that “it is a bit symbolic, they will allow Argentina to continue with Super Etendards, in particular before the G-20”

    Argentina has bought five modernized Super Etendard fighter jets from the French National Navy for 12.6 million Euros (US$ 15.1 million). The agreement of the operation between both countries is established as one of the forms of cooperation, says Official Gazette.

  • Wednesday, May 9th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Despite Trump, Europe, Russia and China committed to the Iran nuclear deal

    UK, France and Germany say they “will work with all remaining parties” and urged the US not to obstruct its implementation of the Iran nuclear deal

    Western powers, Russia and China remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal - after the US announced it was withdrawing from the agreement. The UK, France and Germany say they “will work with all remaining parties” and urged the US not to obstruct its implementation and the other signatories to the 2015 deal - Russia and China - have also stressed their continuing support.

  • Saturday, April 28th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    The model of Western democracy is broken: unemployment stats questioned

    The model of Western-style democracy is now broken. Exhibit Number One is Donald Trump, but there's lots of other evidence too.

    By Gwynne Dyer - If the model is broken, should you try to fix it, or scrap it and get a new one? In questions of technology, increasingly the answer is: scrap it. Computer repair shops are dying out: if your laptop doesn't work, just buy a new one. What applies to consumer technology, however, does not necessarily apply to politics.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Macron enchants US Congress while questioning some of Trump's policies

    The speech was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on President Donald Trump's America First agenda.

    French President Emmanuel Macron has used his speech to the joint houses of the US Congress to denounce nationalism and isolationism as threats to global prosperity. The speech was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on President Donald Trump's America First agenda.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    Trump/Macron summit: much personal chemistry but not so in the Iran issue

    Macron: “It’s not a mystery we did not have the same starting positions or stances, and neither you nor I have a habit of changing our stances or going with the wind”

    President Trump vowed Tuesday to look for common ground with his French counterpart in dealing with Iran but made no commitment to stick with the nuclear agreement he described as “insane” and “ridiculous.” Receiving French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit at the White House, Trump repeated his criticism of the agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program, saying it doesn't address Tehran's missile program or its attempts to foment unrest in the region.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 10:32 UTC

    G7 foreign ministers' statement on the Salisbury attack

    “We fully support all efforts made by the US, UK and France to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to use chemical weapons and to deter any future use”

    We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal, using a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A British police officer and numerous civilians were exposed in the attack and required hospital treatment, and the lives of many more innocent British civilians have been threatened. We express our deepest sympathies to them all and our admiration and support for the UK emergency services for their courageous response.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

    US coalition: Strikes in Syria increases tension; reactions worldwide

    Three targets were hit in the one-night operation. The damaged installations were Syrian research, storage and military buildings.

    Bombs have fallen. Damascus has been beaten again. The United States, United Kingdom and France coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian targets as Donald Trump sought to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack last weekend near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    The Guernsey house where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables will be recovered by art collector

    Hauteville House was the author's home for 14 years, and Guernsey was the inspiration for many of his novels, including Toilers of the Sea.

    A millionaire businessman has donated 3m Euros to save the home where French author Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. The celebrated writer of The Hunchback of Notre Dame lived at Hauteville House in Guernsey from 1856 to 1870.

  • Wednesday, April 4th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Minister Faurie in France addresses bilateral relations and Mercosur/EU talks

    Faurie and Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed that the world is immersed in a debate between economic nationalism and multilateralism

    Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie met on Tuesday in Paris with his French peer Jean-Yves Le Drian to address current political and economic bilateral relations, as well as the latest advances in the Mercosur/European Union negotiations.