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Sarkozy: intervention in Iran fraught with danger

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

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Western intervention in Iran would trigger war and chaos both in the region and beyond, France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy stated during his meeting with French diplomats. Read more…

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French Senate committee opposes genocide bill

Thursday, January 19, 2012 Comments off

The French Senate Law Committee has rejected a proposed bill stipulating a one-year prison term or a 45,000-euro fine for those who dare deny the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Nevertheless, observers say the Read more…

Turkey suspends military ties with France over ‘genocide row’

Friday, December 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 23, 2011

French navy soldiers stand guards on the upper deck of the “GUEPRATTE” frigate (AFP Photo / Fayez Nureldine)

The Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, says Ankara has rescinded an agreement allowing French military planes to land, and warships to dock, in the country. This brings the conflict over a “genocide bill” proposed in France to the NATO level. Read more…

Turkey recalls French ambassador over Armenian genocide denial law

Thursday, December 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 22, 2011

Turkey is suspending military ties with France and recalling its ambassador to the country. Ankara is making the move in protest after the French parliament passed a law making the denial of the Armenian holocaust a crime.
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The French lawmakers put the 1915 atrocity on a par with Holocaust denial by simple raising their hands on Thursday in overwhelming majority. The measure now goes to the Senate, which this year has killed an earlier attempt at passing the criminal law.
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Members of a pro-government workers union protest on December 21, 2011 outside the French Embassy in Ankara. Placards read: “Genocide expert imperialist France.” (AFP Photo / Adem Altan). Read more…

IRAN:France downsizes diplomatic corps in Iran

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 3, 2011

France has decided to temporarily downsize its diplomatic corps in Iran, as a security measure following the earlier  attack on the UK Embassy. Read more…

Libya:France to grant asylum to Gaddafi supporters – official

Friday, November 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 25,2011

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Supporters of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may be given political asylum in France despite their convictions, the country’s Interior Minister Claude Gueant said in a statement on Friday.

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France:2 women fined for wearing veils in France

Friday, September 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 23,2011

In the French city of Meaux, two Moslem women have been sentenced to a fine for wearing veils while walking near the city’s major’s office. Read more…

France proposes observer status for Palestinian state

Thursday, September 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 22,2011
Obama silent on Palestine nationhood bid

People wave a giant Palestinian flag on the square in front of the Opera on September 21, 2011 in Paris, to support Palestinian bid to seek full United Nations membership as a Palestinian state. Photo: AFP   

Blocking the process of Palestinian statehood is fraught with a new uptick in Read more…

France says it has no mercenaries in Libya – Reuters

Monday, September 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 19,2011

By Maria Golovnina and Alexander Dziadosz

BANI WALID/SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – France denied on Monday that it had mercenaries in Libya, after Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists said they had captured 17 foreigners — some British and French — in the fight for a town still held by the ousted leader’s followers. Read more…

Libya to get new UN resolution + Related News

Friday, September 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 16,2011
NATO to be through with Libya operation in 3 months
Libya to get new UN resolution

Nicolas Sarkozy, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and National Transitional Council head Mustafa Abdul Jalil © Photo: EPA

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France and Britain intend to submit changes to the UN Security Council Read more…