Jean-Marc Ayrault - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Jean-Marc Ayrault The Latest: Russia criticizes French report on Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Russia's Foreign Ministry is criticizing a French report that lays blame on the Syrian government for a chemical attack on a town in northern Syria in early April that killed almost 90 people. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said that chemic... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-04-27T19:43:00Z France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack PARIS (AP) — France said that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a 2013 sarin attack in Syria that matc... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-04-27T04:13:00Z The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do in full public vie... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:31:00Z The Latest: Russian says rebel-held town in Syria exposed BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 4 a.m. The Russian Defense Ministry says a rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike. The ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement ea... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-04-05T01:05:00Z US tells allies to do more amid new offensive against IS WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the Islamic State group's destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq's second largest city and readying an assault on the extremists' self-declared Syrian capital. There was no apparent announcement of a new overall strategy, however. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:09:00 GMT 2017-03-22T21:09:00Z The Latest: French candidate Macron condemns Turkey ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the diplomatic tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands (all times local): 8:05 p.m. French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron "strongly condemns" what he calls provocations from the Turkish government. Macron has called on France to support its European partners and "rej... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:07:00 GMT 2017-03-12T19:07:00Z Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent." Trump happened to be hosting Abe that day in ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:23:00 GMT 2017-02-20T08:23:00Z French foreign minister warns Russia on election meddling PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as "unacceptable." Jean-Marc Ayrault, in an interview published Sunday in newspaper Journal du Dimanche, said Russia appears to be targeting centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, while favoring more pro-Russia candidates such as conservative Francois Fillon and na... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:02:00 GMT 2017-02-19T16:02:00Z 1 state or 2? Mixed messages from US on Mideast peace plans WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his envoys are sending mixed messages about their support for an independent Palestinian state, confusing a world that has traditionally looked to America for leadership on one of the Mideast's most intractable conflicts. After Trump broke with decades of precedent by backing away from U.S. insistence on a "two... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-02-17T19:02:00Z From backrooms to banquet, top envoys seek to engage US BONN, Germany (AP) — Envoys from leading global powers called Thursday for greater cooperation to tackle current conflicts and prevent future crises, pushing back against the isolationist tendencies that some diplomats fear could flourish with the new U.S. administration. Speaking after a meeting of top diplomats from the 20 largest industrialized and eme... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:33:00 GMT 2017-02-16T20:33:00Z The Latest: Hundreds rally against order in New Jersey WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions (all times local): 7:51 p.m. Hundreds of students and community members have gathered at Rutgers University to protest President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. ... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:07:00 GMT 2017-02-01T01:07:00Z Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son NEW YORK (AP) — Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. Trump on Monday met with one of King's sons on the holiday marking the life of t... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMT 2017-01-17T00:24:00Z Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his c... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-01-16T21:22:00Z The Latest: Envoy warns Trump govt: Don't move embassy PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a Paris conference on Mideast peace (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The chief Palestinian representative to France says moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv would violate international law and adds that he does not think Donald Trump's new administration will make such a decision. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-01-15T20:17:00Z Kosovar ex-premier, wanted by Serbia, faces French court PARIS (AP) — A former prime minister of Kosovo is facing possible extradition to Serbia to face war crimes charges after being arrested at a French airport. Ramush Haradinaj appeared Thursday in a court in Colmar in eastern France that ruled that he should stay in custody during extradition proceedings where the court will decide whether to turn him over to Serbian officials... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-01-05T19:28:00Z The Latest: Dems offer mixed reactions to Israel speech WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on United States-Israeli relations (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democratic lawmakers are offering mixed reactions to Secretary of State John Kerry's speech deploring Israeli settlement-building and defending the U.S. move not to veto a controversial U.N. resolution. Democratic Sen. Chuck S... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:46:00 GMT 2016-12-29T04:46:00Z The Latest: Syrian groups say Russia behind violations BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, where a cease-fire deal to allow evacuation of rebels and tens of thousands of civilians from eastern Aleppo is back on (all times local): 4 a.m. Four Syrian organizations have sent a U.N. commission a list of 304 attacks in Aleppo where they say Russia bears "a high likelihood" of responsibility for violating international ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:33:00 GMT 2016-12-16T03:33:00Z Syria rebels retreat in Aleppo in 'terrifying' collapse BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels retreated from former strongholds in eastern Aleppo in a "terrifying" collapse Monday, holding onto a small sliver of territory packed with fighters and thousands of civilians as government troops pressed on with their rapid advance. The Syrian military said it had gained control of 99 percent of the former opposition enclave i... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:11:00 GMT 2016-12-13T00:11:00Z The Latest: Syria claims 99 percent control of Aleppo BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Syrian state TV says government forces and their allies now control 99 percent of the northern city of Aleppo's formerly rebel-held neighborhoods. The channel says on Monday night that the army has seized control of the Bustan al-Qasr neighbo... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:26:00 GMT 2016-12-12T18:26:00Z John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honor. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault bestowed the award on Kerry on Saturday after the two held talks on Syria's war. Calling him a "friend to France," the Foreign Ministry said he earned the distinction for "his indefatigable efforts in ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:14:00 GMT 2016-12-10T16:14:00Z The Latest: Russia sends sappers to clear east Aleppo mines BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief says that the laws of war have been systematically disregarded in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. Addressing an emergency meeting of Security Council in video-link from Geneva, Stephen O'Brien said the parti... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:20:00 GMT 2016-11-30T20:20:00Z The Latest: Turkey says 2 soldiers missing in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Turkey's military has reported that two of its soldiers have gone in missing in northern Syria, where it is active against Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters. In a statement posted on its website, the Turkish Armed Forces said Tue... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:37:00 GMT 2016-11-29T19:37:00Z Thousands flee as Syrian army pushes into east Aleppo BEIRUT (AP) — Renewed airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians as they fled government advances in Syria's besieged eastern part of Aleppo Tuesday, opposition groups reported as troops continued to target the enclave controlled by rebel groups. The United Nations said up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting. A senior mili... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:23:00 GMT 2016-11-29T18:23:00Z