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3 French hostages freed in Nigeriaupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:48:00

Three French hostages kidnapped in Nigeria have been released, the French government said Wednesday.

Analysis: Israel's Mr. Un-diplomacy delivers a blunt messageupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 16:49:00

Solve your own problems before you lecture us about ours.

French diplomat: Iran stoning 'barbaric'updated: Tue Sep 07 2010 10:59:00

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says world opinion is against woman's stoning in Iran.

Lawyer: Woman facing stoning in Iran has been whippedupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 10:59:00

Contradictory reports swirled around the case of an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, with one Iranian lawyer saying Monday that she had been whipped 99 times for another alleged offense but another casting doubt on it.

France asks EU to ponder measures against Iran over human rightsupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:12:00

France has asked the European Union to come up new tacks against Iran to stop a pending execution of a woman sentenced to be stoned to death.

2 French troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 10:47:00

Two French troops were killed Monday during an operation south of Tagab, Afghanistan, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said in a statement.

80 die in ferry accidentupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:58:00

Eighty people were killed late Tuesday in a ferry accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman confirmed Thursday.

French minister: No more combat troops to Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 21:41:00

France will not send any more combat troops to Afghanistan, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told CNN Thursday, reinforcing his country's opposition to joining the U.S.-led surge there.

Germany shifts Afghan strategyupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 21:41:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on the changes Germany is making to its strategy in Afghanistan.

Clinton: 'Civilian efforts as vital as military operations'updated: Tue Dec 01 2009 20:06:00

As President Obama prepared to explain his military strategy for Afghanistan Tuesday, his secretary of state said U.S. civilian efforts are just as critical to successfully getting Afghanistan back on its feet.

Afghan rivals urged to respect election resultupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 10:26:00

The United States and France urged the Afghan president and his main rival to respect the results of an August election in order to ensure the country has a legitimate government.

France honors Jim Bittermann, CNN's man in Parisupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 12:34:00

France has awarded its highest decoration to veteran CNN correspondent Jim Bittermann.

France opens Gulf military baseupdated: Wed May 27 2009 10:35:00

France established Tuesday its first strategic foothold in the Gulf, when President Nicolas Sarkozy opened a French military base in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

Tourist killed, 23 other people wounded in Egypt bombingupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 00:34:00

A bombing in one of the Egyptian capital's busy tourist districts killed a French tourist Sunday and wounded 23 other people, including 18 Europeans, Egyptian authorities reported.

Bomb Blasts Egyptupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 00:34:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva interviews a reporter about an attack near an Egyptian hotel.

France's Kouchner: I will not let anyone smear meupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 08:54:00

Just moments before the chamber of the French National Assembly had been filled with noisy political caterwauling, but when Bernard Kouchner rose to defend his honor, the hall went dead quiet.

Iran keeps Nobel laureate's office shutupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 20:42:00

The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Iran's closure of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's offices in Tehran.

Congo refugees brave rebels rather than stay in campsupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 21:42:00

Thousands of people who fled fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are crossing back into rebel-held territory because they say conditions at refugee camps are intolerable.

10 kidnapped from ship off Cameroon coastupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 13:37:00

Pirates attacked a French ship in the waters off Cameroon on Friday, taking 10 of the 15 crew members hostage, the French Foreign Ministry and the ship's owner said.

Former hostage reunited with her 'beautiful' childrenupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 02:20:00

Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt hugged the children she hadn't seen for six years Thursday, and marveled at how they'd grown. Sarkozy-Bush: No-Popularity Contest updated: Fri Jun 13 2008 17:00:00

The French President's recent guest list of world leaders hasn't done a lot for his approval ratings. The American President's last visit probably won't either

Analysis: Red faces follow Irish voteupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 15:01:00

It is difficult to assess who is the most embarrassed by the Irish voters' rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU's planned new constitution subtly re-packaged as a series of treaty amendments.

Emphatic 'No' in Irelandupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 15:01:00

CNN's Robin Oakley discuss what's next for the E.U. after Irish voters reject the European Union reform treaty. Donors Raise $21B for Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 14:00:00

World donors sought to bolster Afghanistan's fragile leadership Thursday with pledges of more than $21 billion in aid

France vows to help Iraq build medical centersupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 16:42:00

France will help Iraq build better medical centers as well as give aid to equip and train Iraqi security forces, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told Iraqi officials during a weekend visit.

Myanmar tries to get out the vote as aid deliveries languishupdated: Sat May 10 2008 22:20:00

As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies to cyclone victims despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was broadcasting messages urging people to vote "yes" in a referendum that critics say would strengthen the military rule.

Sarkozy makes offer as doubt grows over hostageupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 04:41:00

A French-led humanitarian mission faced an uncertain future Friday in its efforts to deliver medical assistance to a high-profile hostage in the Colombian jungle. Death Sets French Euthanasia Debateupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 12:00:00

The terrible agony of Chantal Sebire is over, but the cause she championed may change laws after her death

Rebels free hostagesupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 14:57:00

Colombian rebels free four hostages held for more than six years.

France pleads for Colombian hostage who may be illupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 14:57:00

France has renewed its plea to Colombian rebels to free more hostages, particularly politician Ingrid Betancourt, after the release this week of four captives. UN: 13 Countries Use Child Soldiersupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 10:45:00

A senior U.N. official says 58 groups in 13 countries still recruit and use child soldiers many of whom are killed, maimed, abducted and raped and denied access to humanitarian groups

Ceasefire in Chad fighting as thousands flee capitalupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 10:19:00

Fighting has stopped in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, French and Chadian officials said Tuesday, after a rebel uprising that has forced more than 20,000 people from their homes in the past few days.

Dakar Rally canceled by organizersupdated: Sat Jan 05 2008 07:27:00

The Dakar Rally has been called off a day before it was due to get under way, because of security fears. Army General Killed in Lebanon Blastupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 07:00:00

The latest Lebanese assassination has stunned the country and could further delay the election of a new President

Leaders condemn bombs against peaceupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 14:46:00

International leaders Tuesday rushed to condemn deadly twin bombings in the Algerian capital, which appeared to target government and United Nations buildings. Here is some of the reaction. Trying to Hold Lebanon Togetherupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 15:00:00

As the country's factions try to settle on a new president, the decision could have ramifications across the Middle East

Suu Kyi meetingupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 22:39:00

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is taken to the capital for a meeting with officials. CNN's Dan Rivers reports. The Point of Putin's Tehran Tripupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 23:00:00

Moscow is engaged in its own strategic competition with the U.S., which may guide its response to the Iran nuclear standoff

Sarkozy: Toughen Iran sanctionsupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 21:00:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday that he will seek tougher U.N. sanctions on Iran for continuing to produce nuclear fuel, but backed away from his foreign minister's warning that Europe should prepare for war.

France talks tough on Iranupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 21:00:00

The French Foreign Minister says Iran must curtail its nuclear weapons program. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

Retired general: U.S. can live with a nuclear Iranupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 10:45:00

The United States and its allies can "live with" a nuclear-armed Iran, but they should continue pressuring the Islamic Republic to keep it from developing an atomic bomb, the former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday. Paris Talks Tough on Iranupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 09:00:00

The French government's note of alarm is directed not solely towards Tehran, but Russia and China too

Iran anger over French war warningupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 03:16:00

Iran's foreign ministry criticized France on Monday for a blunt warning over the weekend that Europe must prepare for war if Tehran continues to flout international demands to stop producing nuclear fuel.

Bernard Kouchner: rebel and patriotupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 12:23:00

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner's declaration that France had to prepare for the possibility of war against Iran over its nuclear program was not conventional diplomatic behavior. But then Kouchner was never expected to be a soft-soaper on the diplomatic scene.

French minister to Iraqi PM: Sorryupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 22:20:00

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner apologized Monday for having said that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki should be replaced. France "Turns the Page" on Iraqupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 08:00:00

Unlike some Western officials who visit Baghdad, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner had no national troops to buck up when he began his surprise three-day visit Sunday

A leader who knows no bordersupdated: Sat Apr 17 2004 02:54:00

One of the most popular figures in French politics, Bernard Kouchner, is an unlikely role model for top bosses.

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