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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks to a motorcade vehicle after stepping off a plane at Paris Le Bourget Airport, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Le Bourget, France. Pompeo is beginning a 10-day trip to Europe and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

France's Macron hosts Trump envoy after congratulating Biden

Nov. 16, 2020 4:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held a closed-door, low-key meeting Monday with U.S. President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, a delicate tip-toe around the ticklish fact that France has already recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the U.S. election winner. The zero fanfare welcome...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, and his wife Susan, right, embrace U.S. Ambassador to France Jamie McCourt, left, after stepping off a plane at Paris Le Bourget Airport, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Le Bourget, France. Pompeo is beginning a 10-day trip to Europe and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

US sec'y of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

Nov. 14, 2020 12:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed “global challenges” with a handful of members of a Paris think tank Saturday at the start of a seven-country tour of Europe and the Middle East, travels that were certain to be awkward since all the nations on his schedule have...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Muslim Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, at the headquarters of Al Azhar, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Le Drian visited Cairo on Sunday to meet with political and religious leaders in an effort to calm tensions and misunderstandings with the Arab and Muslim world following anti-French protests and three Islamic extremist attacks on France. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Top French diplomat visits Cairo amid tensions over cartoons

Nov. 8, 2020 12:07 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — France’s top diplomat visited Egypt on Sunday in an effort to calm tensions with the Muslim world following anti-French protests over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and three Islamic extremist attacks on France. Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke at a press conference amid meetings with...

A child holds a photograph of France's President Emmanuel Macron, stamped with a shoe mark, during a protest against France in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second attack on French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking a day after he suggested Macron needed mental health treatment because of his attitude to Islam and Muslims, which prompted France to recall its ambassador to Ankara, Erdogan took aim at foreign critics. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

France says stop boycott calls; Erdogan ups Macron insults

Oct. 25, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities denounced Turkish “propaganda” against France that they said was aimed at fanning hate at home and abroad, and asked Sunday that calls to boycott French products cease immediately, saying such attacks were the work of a “radical minority.” ...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the mmbers of his ruling party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Erdogan on Wednesday accused Greece and Cyprus of failing to fulfill

France warns Turkey of EU sanctions over 'provocations'

Oct. 15, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — France warned Turkey on Thursday that it could face European Union sanctions for its “provocations,” after Ankara redeployed its search vessel on a new energy exploration mission in the eastern Mediterranean. Speaking in Paris after a meeting of the French-German-Polish...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for a round table meeting at an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. European Union leaders are meeting in person for a two-day summit amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic to discuss topics ranging from Brexit to climate and relations with Africa. (Yves Herman, Pool via AP)

EU imposes sanctions on 6 Russians over Navalny poisoning

Oct. 15, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain imposed sanctions Thursday on six Russians, some among the highest-ranked officials in the nation, and a state research institute over the nerve agent poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The move comes a day after Russia's foreign minister...