Tag Archives: France

Peaceful end to Ukraine crisis clouded with doubt

Feb. 7, 2015: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her speech at the 51. Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. (AP) Diplomacy aimed to end the crisis in Ukraine may not succeed, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, a day after … read more

Charlie Hebdo Protests Hit Mideast, Asia, Africa

Jordanians gather to protest against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, after Friday prayers in Amman, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. French President Francois Hollande on Saturday defended free speech, saying that anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters … read more

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande affirm urgent need for dialogue, ceasefine in Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agree that a meeting of a contact group is urgently needed to kick-start dialogue between Kiev and the country’s East and achieve a lasting ceasefire, the Kremlin announced after a four-side phone … read more

Hopes of nuclear deal with Iran fade

Hopes of nuclear deal with Iran fade, as diplomats now seek extension The possibility of the U.S. and five other nations reaching a nuclear deal with Iran by this week’s deadline began to fade Sunday with reports that diplomats are … read more