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The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in disseminating violent messages online.

Volkswagen said it will end almost all business in Iran, bowing to American pressure stemming from the US rejection of the historic nuclear deal.

US still ready to talk to Iran: official

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US still ready to talk to Iran: official

US leaders remain ready to negotiate with their Iranian counterparts but Tehran is still refusing President Donald Trump's overture to do so, a senior US official said Wednesday.

Palestine president to visit France, Ireland amid US pressure

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Palestine president to visit France, Ireland amid US pressure

The president of the Palestinian Authority will visit France and Ireland next weekend ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

UN urges calm ahead of Libya elections

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UN urges calm ahead of Libya elections

The UN has urged all Libyans to maintain calm to provide a more suitable atmosphere for the nearing elections.

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France admits systematic torture during Algerian war of independence

French President Emmanuel Macron admitted that France conducted systematic forms of torture against Algerians as they fought for their independence.

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France 'postpones' all non-essential travel to Iran for diplomats

France has indefinitely postponed all non-essential travel to Iran for diplomats and foreign ministry officials amid reports of a foiled bomb ...

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UN to host meeting on new Syrian constitution

The UN peace envoy for Syria will host senior officials from a range of Western and Middle-Eastern countries next month for talks on drafting a ...

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Iran's Rouhani warns against dissent amid economic slump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was grilled by lawmakers who demanded answers on the country's deteriorating economy.

Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': <em>Macron</em>

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Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that a 'return to normal' in Syria, leaving its leader Bashar al-Assad in power, would ...

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UNHCR urges Italy to allow stranded migrants to disembark

The rescue vessel Diciotti has been stranded in the Mediterranean for six days, as Europe shies away from welcoming migrants.

Erdogan, <em>Macron</em> to foster trade ties amid US dispute

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Erdogan, Macron to foster trade ties amid US dispute

The two countries' finance ministers will meet "as soon as possible" to discuss economic and trade relations, as Turkey seeks to strengthen its ...

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon ...

French hotels, restaurants want migrants to fill 100,000 jobs

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French hotels, restaurants want migrants to fill 100,000 jobs

Owners of hotels and restaurants in France are lobbying the government to regularise more illegal migrants in order to fill 100,000 jobs for ...

Selling a phoney peace in Syria

Sam Hamad

Selling a phoney peace in Syria

Comment: By allowing French aid to be directly distributed by the Russian army, France's president Macron is endorsing Russian hegemony ...

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France scraps expulsion order for Tunisian fire hero

Tunisian Mohamed Aymen Latrous has been granted a year's residency in France after his heroic saving of two children from a fire gained mass media attention

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Africa won the World Cup

Comment: Until France treats its migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes ...

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Abbas meets Putin, expresses concern over US decisions

The leaders discussed the Jerusalem embassy move and Trump's so-called "deal of the century".

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Qatar is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised the importance of his country's "strong relationship" with Qatar for fighting terrorism and ...

'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

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'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman previously wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron over his concerns about a potential Qatar-Russia arms ...

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Iran accuses exiled opposition group of Paris bomb plot

Iran has accused the People's Mujahedeen of Iran of a plotting to bomb one of its own rallies in Paris.

France arms sales to Middle East double, fueling conflict

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France arms sales to Middle East double, fueling conflict

Macron has faced pressure to scale back weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies conducting a bloody war in Yemen.

Dutch detain two suspected jihadists back from Turkey

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Dutch detain two suspected jihadists back from Turkey

Dutch authorities detained two suspected jihadist fighters Tuesday after they returned from Turkey where they had been sentenced for ...

Hypocritical Saudi Arabia opposes Qatar's Russian missile purchase

Paul Iddon

Hypocritical Saudi Arabia opposes Qatar's Russian missile purchase

Comment: Riyadh wants to acquire the very same missiles it is trying to deny Qatar, writes Paul Iddon

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