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Illegal arms shipment imported from Turkey seized in Nigeria

Waar Media - 2017-05-25 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: An illegal arms shipment originating in Turkey and containing 440 pump action rifles was seized on Monday in Lagos, Nigeria, according to Agence France-Presse. The Nigerian government told AFP on Wednesday it had intercepted an illegal cache ...

Trump meets France’s Macron in Brussels

Waar Media - 2017-05-25 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump today met his newly-elected French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels. Trump’s wife Melania Trump was with the president as they welcomed Macron to the US embassy in Brussels ah ...

French PM calls for vigilance in France after Manchester attack

Reuters - 2017-05-23 09:26
PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday called on French citizens to be vigilant following the suicide attack at a concert in Manchester, which Philippe described as an "abominable crime." ...

France under Macron signals shift in Libya policy, toward Haftar

Reuters - 2017-05-18 21:38
PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Thursday it was reviewing its position on the Libyan conflict and for the first time openly called for a united national army that included eastern militia commander Khalifa Haftar to battle Islamist militants. ...

Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine in first phone call: Kremlin

Reuters - 2017-05-18 14:59
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and France's new President Emmanuel Macron held their first phone conversation and discussed possible further cooperation in resolving the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday. ...

France's Macron, Tusk begin work on European overhaul

Reuters - 2017-05-17 20:54
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would begin working immediately with European Council President Donald Tusk on the overhaul of the bloc, which needed a new and ambitious policy. ...

French investigate suspected accomplice in militant attacks

Reuters - 2017-05-16 14:52
PARIS (Reuters) - An Algerian has been put under formal investigation in France on suspicion of aiding deadly Islamist militant attacks in Paris in late 2015 and an earlier failed attack on a cross-border high-speed train, a judicial source said on Tuesda ...

Macron takes office as French president

Waar Media - 2017-05-14 17:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked dow ...

France's Macron appoints Elysee secretary general, diplomatic advisor

Reuters - 2017-05-14 12:18
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Alexis Kohler on Sunday as secretary general of the Elysee palace, the most powerful role among presidential staff, while career diplomat Philippe Etienne was named as his top foreign policy adv ...

Merkel says wants close cooperation with France's Macron

Reuters - 2017-05-13 14:24
AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she wanted close cooperation with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and that their two countries would do everything to shape European policy. ...

PYD co-leader Salih Muslim meets French President at Elysee Palace

Waar Media - 2017-05-10 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: According to information ANF obtained from PYD sources, the Syrian crisis was discussed during the meeting and Moslem talked about the Northern Syria Federation project as the way to lead to a permanent solution in Syria. PYD France Represent ...

Barzani Congratulates Macron on France Presidential Win

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President on Monday sent his congratulations to the newly-elected French President for his victory on Sunday. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Region, in a statement congratulated the French President-elect Emmanuel ...

Barzani Congratulates Macron on France Presidential Win

BAS News - 2017-05-08 18:54
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani on Monday delivered a message of congratulations to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron for winning the presidential elections. President Barzani also highlighted maintaining friendly relations betwee ...

Hollande congratulates Macron on becoming new French president

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 03:07
WAAR-DUHOK: France’s incumbent President Francois Hollande has congratulated En Marche! (On the Move) leader Emmanuel Macron who won Sunday’s runoff presidential elections, according to a press statement of the Elysee Palace. “His convincing victory conf ...

Projections: Macron wins French presidency by a large margin

Rojikurd - 2017-05-08 00:03
PARIS (AP) — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar ...

Macron, Le Pen clash in bad-tempered French pre-election TV showdown

Reuters - 2017-05-03 23:26
PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashed over their vision of France's future and ways of handling terrorism in an ill-tempered televised debate on Wednesday ahead of Sunday's run-off vote for the presidency ...

Barzani Calls on France to Support Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-05-02 23:37
ERBIL — Kurdish Region President Masoud Barzani has urged France’s next president to support Kurdish independence. "It’s time for Kurds to declare independence [from greater Iraq],” Barzani said in an interview with Le Figaro. “We want to leave Iraq peac ...

On May Day, workers of the world unite - and protest

Reuters - 2017-05-01 20:31
LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans took to the streets on Monday, celebrating the international workers' holiday of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations, which in France turned violent as protesters threw petrol bombs at police. ...

Macron, Le Pen exchange May Day blows on day of rallies and protests

Reuters - 2017-05-01 16:53
PARIS (Reuters) - Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen attacked each other's visions of France and the role it should play in Europe on Monday against a background of May Day rallies and protests. ...

France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border

Reuters - 2017-04-30 21:48
DAKAR (Reuters) - France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement. ...

France's Macron urges 'morally weak' rivals to unite against Le Pen

Reuters - 2017-04-28 23:45
CHATELLERAULT, France (Reuters) - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack on Friday against politicians who have failed to endorse him against far-right rival Marine Le Pen, saying they were making France "morally weak" and ...

Hundreds snowboard in bikinis at Russia’s Siberia ski resort

Waar Media - 2017-04-23 16:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 1,500 snowboarders dressed in bikinis and swimming shorts set a new record at the on Saturday at the Sheregesh ski resort in Kemerovo Region, Russia. Snowboarders from Russia, US, China, Italy, Germany and France slid down the slopes, en ...

Attack overshadows last campaign day in French election first round

Reuters - 2017-04-21 08:49
PARIS (Reuters) - The killing overnight of a policeman in an Islamist militant attack overshadowed the last day of France's unpredictable presidential election campaign on Friday as centrist Emmanuel Macron held onto his status as frontrunner in the polls ...

Paris shooting disrupts French election campaigning

Reuters - 2017-04-21 02:25
PARIS (Reuters) - Security concerns took center stage on Friday in the last days of France's tight presidential race as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror in the wake of a shooting in Paris which killed one policeman. ...

Snap Judgments on Snap Elections in the UK

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-04-19 00:13
As Europe digests the results of last Sunday’s referendum in Turkey and prepares for this weekend’s first round of presidential elections in France, Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom has added a further electoral entrée to the Continental ...

France urges closer security ties with Uzbekistan after militant attacks

Reuters - 2017-04-15 21:30
TASHKENT (Reuters) - France and Uzbekistan need to strengthen security cooperation in order to combat jihadist groups and prevent violent attacks, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told Reuters on Saturday during a visit to the Central Asian natio ...

KRG Compensates Wounded Peshmerga: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-15 01:27
France will provide free medical treatment to 22 Kurdish troops ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to compensate the Peshmerga fighters who were injured while fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, said Parliamentary Committee for Pe ...
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