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Sarkozy was charged in 2018 with taking bribes, concealing the embezzlement of Libyan public funds and illegal campaign financing.

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

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French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

French media outlets backed Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine that was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after it received death threats for republishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions

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Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions

Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, France's President Emmanuel Macron ...

Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

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Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Talks between Turkey and Greece could soon kick off, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the two countries attempt to navigate a dispute over ...

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Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

The army carried out a survey of tens of thousands of building units to assess the damage caused by the blast.

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France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had stored ...

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Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

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Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic ...

Scores denounce Charlie Hebdo cartoons in Iraq capital

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Scores denounce Charlie Hebdo cartoons in Iraq capital

Protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Baghdad to condemn the 'repeated insults from the French media' against Islam's Prophet ...

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour ...

Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

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Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

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In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

In an op-ed published by French daily Le Figaro, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised France's stances regarding Iran and Hezbollah.

Northern Ireland militant group forged ties with Hezbollah: report

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Northern Ireland militant group forged ties with Hezbollah: report

A group of Republican militants in Northern Ireland visited Lebanon's Hezbollah in 2018 and is suspected to have forged ties to import weapons, ...

PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke trial starts

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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke trial starts

The trial of Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke began on Monday.

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US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

US sanctions have made it hard for Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib to change leadership in the finance ministry and others where donors demand reform.

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Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo for republishing Mohammed cartoons: SITE

The extremist group warned Charlie Hebdo that it would be mistaken if thought the 2015 massacre would be a 'one off' attack.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Tensions between Greece and Turkey have ignited a geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Lebanon's security chief in talks with Macron aides

Lebanon's security chief held talks with top Elysee aides in Paris as Beirut's government formation process - a key step to unlock ...

After months of delays, Afghan peace talks to open

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After months of delays, Afghan peace talks to open

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators will start on Saturday in Qatar.

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Messi enters brand partnership with Israeli AI firm

The Barcelona forward will promote a device that aids the blind and visually impaired.

Macron urges EU to unite over Turkey's 'unacceptable' conduct

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Macron urges EU to unite over Turkey's 'unacceptable' conduct

Turkey is 'no longer a partner' in the eastern Mediterranean region, Macron said.

Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

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Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

Ankara requested the streaming giant take down 'Cuties', a French film accused of sexualising young girls.

Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

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Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

The attack in the capital Kabul was quickly condemned as an attempt to frustrate the country's ongoing peace process.

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