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Dalai Lama to speak on human rights in Asia


December 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will be among those who will speak on human rights in Asia in Prague Sunday, a Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) official said ... Read more...

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‘Iran says ‘no final decision taken on ’stoning to death’ woman’s execution’


November 4th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 3 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has claimed that his Iranian counterpart has assured him that no final decision has been taken about the woman who could be stoned ... Read more...

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Gilani’s sudden cancellation of Europe trip raises doubts over Islamabad-Paris relations


September 25th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's sudden cancellation of his Europe trip has raised speculations over whether the decision was linked to an Islamabad-Paris tiff, which began ... Read more...

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India set for visits by Obama, Sarkozy, Medvedev


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 22 (IANS) It promises to be a diplomatic marathon for External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna as he gears up to meet foreign minsters of the US, France and ... Read more...

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Everyone knows Taliban leader Mullah Omar is in Pakistan: France


September 15th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Sept 15 (ANI): Foreign Minister of France- Bernard Kouchner- has stated that the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is based in Pakistan and everyone knows it."It is not a secret ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wants French football fiasco to lead to changes


June 21st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 21 (DPA) As French football suffers its blackest hour, President Nicolas Sarkozy is demanding that an accounting be made of the side's World Cup fiasco, an advisor to the ... Read more...

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Iran calls on West to pursue talks in nuclear row


March 16th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 16 (DPA) Iran called on the West Tuesday to pursue talks in the row over the Islamic state's nuclear programmes. "The logical option would be holding negotiations, and if there is ... Read more...

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UN condemns attacks that killed 17 people in Kabul


February 27th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 27 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday condemned the Taliban for the "senseless disregard" of human lives in the bomb attacks in Kabul that killed at least ... Read more...

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US, UK, France, and EU officials urge end to Nigerian violence


January 29th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on Thursday released a statement urging ... Read more...

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100 UN staff among ‘hundreds’ killed in Haiti quake


January 13th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 13 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday "hundreds" of people may have been killed by a strong earthquake and its aftershocks that hit Haiti a day earlier, ... Read more...

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No more talks over nuclear dispute: Ahmadinejad


December 2nd, 2009 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 2 (DPA) There will be no more talks over the nuclear dispute despite the latest resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. "As far as ... Read more...

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‘Karzai is corrupt’, says French foreign minister


November 5th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 5 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai is "corrupt" but must be supported and "legitimised", French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in an interview published Thursday in the Paris-based International Herald ... Read more...

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Karzai, Abdullah have agreed to ‘work together’ to end election deadlock: French FM


October 18th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 18 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has said that Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and his top challenger Abdullah Abdullah have agreed to "work together" for a possible runoff vote ... Read more...

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Turkey and Armenia sign protocols on ties


October 11th, 2009 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Zurich, Oct 11 (DPA) Turkey and Armenia Saturday signed two protocols that will pave the way for a new era of diplomatic relations, bilateral ties and the opening of their common border ... Read more...

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France condemns attack on Indian embassy in Kabul


October 8th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) France has condemned the suicide bomb attack in Kabul, saying that by choosing the Indian embassy as its target the terrorists were targeting the entire international ... Read more...

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Tony Blair might soon be the EU President


October 5th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brussels, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If all goes according to plan, then former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair might soon be the European Union president. He can only take up this powerful ... Read more...

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Kidnapped French tourist freed in Pakistan


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 21 (Xinhua) A French tourist who had been kidnapped in May in southern Pakistan was freed, authorities here said Friday. "I was delighted to learn of the announcement of the ... Read more...

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France calls for dialogue with Taliban


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 3 (DPA) French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has called for dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan in an interview published Monday. "Of course, one has to negotiate with the Taliban, ... Read more...

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Israel says it is clueless about US deadline on settlement freeze


July 12th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 12 (ANI): Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has said the Benjamin Netanyahu government has no knowledge of any six-month deadline given by the US for freezing settlement construction in ... Read more...

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Air France AF447 had terror suspects onboard


June 11th, 2009 - 12:37 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The French secret service has found that two passengers on board Air France flight AF447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean last week have names linked to Islamic terrorism. The match was ... Read more...

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Search for plane and cause of Air France crash intensify (Lead)


June 5th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo/Paris, June 4 (DPA) As search intensified Thursday for an explanation of why an Air France jetliner with 228 people aboard plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, searchers began plucking fragments of ... Read more...

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Sarkozy warns Iran of isolation over nuclear programme


June 4th, 2009 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 4 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned Iran Wednesday that it faces increasing isolation from the international community if it refuses to negotiate over its nuclear programme. Sarkozy, who met with ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton calls Krishna, discusses Burns’ visit


May 29th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India and the US Friday discussed their growing strategic ties when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rang up External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and congratulated him ... Read more...

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751 Taliban killed; Britain, France back Pakistan’s war on terror (Night Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New York, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 Taliban have been in the security forces' operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, the military said, as Britain and France Tuesday fully backed Islamabad ... Read more...

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UN Security Council refuses to discuss killing in Sri Lanka


May 12th, 2009 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 12 (DPA) Top diplomats from Britain and France were rebuffed Monday when some UN Security Council members refused their request to discuss the fighting in Sri Lanka, which killed ... Read more...

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France to offer residency to ex-Guantanamo prisoner


May 6th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (DPA) France has agreed to offer residency to a former prisoner in the controversial US maximum-security prison in Guantanamo, French media reported Wednesday. The website of the weekly Le ... Read more...

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British parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka to review crisis


May 4th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 4 (Xinhua) A group of British parliamentarians Monday arrived in Sri Lanka to take stock of the humanitarian situation as a result of the military operation against Tamil Tiger rebels ... Read more...

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Lanka minister accuses UK’s Miliband of toeing LTTE line


May 1st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa has launched an angry verbal attack on British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, accusing him of basing his policies on Tamil Tiger propaganda. ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa rules out truce with Tamil Tigers


April 30th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday ruled out halting the fight-to-finish military campaign against the Tamil Tigers and said the time was running out for the rebels to ... Read more...

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‘War crimes shadow’ over Sri Lanka: Britain


April 30th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 30 (IANS) The international community has rejected calls for suspending Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth although the current conflict in that country is taking place "in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to capture Prabhakaran, dead or live (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka has vowed to capture cornered Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran "dead or alive" even as it turned down appeals for a ceasefire from Britain and France.The ... Read more...

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Army operations will continue: Sri Lankan president


April 30th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared that "humanitarian operations" by the military to rescue civilians held hostage by Tamil rebels will continue unabated, a state-run newspaper said ... Read more...

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British, French foreign ministers hold talks with Rajapaksa (Fifth Lead) (With Image)


April 29th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (IANS) The visiting foreign ministers of Britain and France Wednesday discussed with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa the humanitarian situation in the island's north, where troops are battling the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan navy destroys six LTTE sea tiger boats, kills 25 rebels


April 29th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 29 (ANI): Sri Lankan Navy's elite Special Boat Squadron (SBS) and Fast Attack Craft (FAC) on Wednesday destroyed six LTTE sea tiger boats killing twenty-five sea tigers off Mullaithivu.A Lankan ... Read more...

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Britain, France fail to halt Sri Lankan war against LTTE (Fourth lead)(With images)


April 29th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (IANS) Visiting foreign ministers of Britain and France Wednesday said they failed to get Sri Lanka to halt its military campaign in the island's north where thousands of ... Read more...

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