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Macron worried attack on Saudi oil may hurt moves to ease U.S.-Iran crisis: diplomats

17 Sep 2019

PARIS/RIYADH An attack on Saudi oil installations that halted half the kingdom's output could harm French diplomacy meant to avert feared U.S.-Iranian conflict, diplomats said after President Emmanuel Macron's top envoy held talks in Saudi Arabia.

France's Macron embraces high-risk diplomacy at EU's expense

17 Sep 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS Just as the United States is seeking less frosty ties with the new leaders of the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron has seized the helm of European diplomacy, filling a vacuum left by a distracted Britain and a weakened Germany.

Macron worried attack on Saudi oil may hurt moves to ease U.S.-Iran crisis - diplomats

17 Sep 2019

PARIS/RIYADH An attack on Saudi oil installations that halted half the kingdom's output could harm French diplomacy meant to avert feared U.S.-Iranian conflict, diplomats said after President Emmanuel Macron's top envoy held talks in Saudi Arabia.

Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plans

13 Sep 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS Britain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz separate from American patrols, EU diplomats say.

Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plans

13 Sep 2019

* Britain, in abrupt move, joined U.S. mission in Gulf on Aug. 5

No trade mechanism until Iran passes terrorism financing laws: French diplomat

04 Sep 2019

PARIS A European trade mechanism to barter humanitarian and food goods with Iran will not work until Tehran sets up a mirror company and meets international standards against money-laundering and terrorism financing, a French diplomatic source said.

France pushes $15 billion credit line plan for Iran, if U.S. allows it

04 Sep 2019

PARIS/DUBAI France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking it, Western and Iranian sources said.

Trump, Iran's president talk of possible meeting to solve nuclear impasse

27 Aug 2019

BIARRITZ, France U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Iran's president under the right circumstances to end a confrontation over a 2015 nuclear deal and that talks were underway to see how countries could open credit lines to keep Iran's economy afloat. | Video

Trump nach G7-Gipfel zu Treffen mit Irans Präsidenten bereit

26 Aug 2019

Biarritz Der G7-Gipfel bringt Bewegung in den Atomstreit zwischen dem Iran und den USA.

French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters

25 Aug 2019

BAYONNE, France French riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit. | Video

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