Greece bought time in debt crisis negotiations with official creditors June 4 when it moved to bundle four looming IMF loan payments into one, to be paid by the end of June
Greece and its creditors failed to reach a breakthrough at crunch talks in Brussels June 4 despite saying they had made progress towards a deal that could save Athens from a possible euro exit
Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping to send a robust message on climate change from a G7 summit this weekend but may be undermined by Germany's own heavy dependence on coal.
The heads of the IMF and European Central Bank unexpectedly joined talks on Greece's debt crisis June 1 as the cash-strapped country battles with its creditors to unlock desperately-needed bailout funds.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on May 31 attacked its creditors for insisting on what he described as absurd reforms which have only held up progress in negotiations for a deal aimed at preventing his country from defaulting.
The French Foreign Ministry is trying to authenticate a video purporting to show a Frenchwoman taken hostage in Yemen appealing to President Francois Hollande to seek her release, an official said on June 1.
British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared May 29 to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone.
Prime Minister David Cameron starts a whirlwind two-day tour of European capitals including Paris and Berlin May 28 in a push to secure EU reforms before a referendum on whether Britain should leave.
Supporters of Britain's membership of the European Union will create a new group shortly to run the "Yes" campaign for a referendum Prime Minister David Cameron has promised by the end of 2017, four sources familiar with the plan told Reuters.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany May 21, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.
French businesses want to boost their presence in Saudi Arabia’s growing electricity, telecommunications and poultry sectors, embassy officials said on May 19 during the visit of a trade delegation
Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, the interior ministry said Friday.
The United States and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement, Havana's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said May 13
French President Francois Hollande called May 11 for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, as he met with Fidel Castro during the first visit by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties
Francois Hollande arrived in Havana May 10, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century, cementing Paris's lead in the EU rapprochement with the communist island
Turkish President Erdoğan has declined an invitation from Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to attend the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Moscow’s victory in World War II.
President Francois Hollande and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani signed on May 4 a 6.3 billion euro ($7.02 billion) agreement for the sale of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets
Saudi Arabia said its forces on April 30 killed dozens of Iran-backed rebels from Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since Saudi-led air strikes began last month
Francois Michelin, who led France's famed tyre company for nearly half a century, died at the age of 88, the group said on April 29.
French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect.
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