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Iran, France to Swap Ambassadors after Strained Ties

Iran and France are set to exchange ambassadors, officials said on Wednesday, after months of tensions including over an alleged Iranian plot to bomb an opposition rally near Paris.  

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Iran Daily Calls for Expulsion of French Diplomats

An ultraconservative Iranian newspaper called Tuesday for the expulsion of French diplomats from the country, accusing France of expelling an Iranian diplomat on the basis of a "ludicrous accusation".

The Kayhan daily demanded that the Iranian foreign ministry reciprocate "the insolent and vile behaviour of France in accusing and expelling our diplomat from its soil."

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French Police Hit with Poo Bombs at 'Yellow Vest' Protests

French police are facing a new form of weapon during "yellow vest" protests -- bags of fecal matter thrown bomb-like by demonstrators.

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French President Calls for Reconciliation with Italy

French President Emmanuel Macron has launched a call for reconciliation with Italy following a diplomatic spat between the neighbours that saw Paris briefly recall its ambassador.

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Vietnamese Carriers Sign $21 bn in Aviation Deals with U.S. Firms

Vietnamese carriers signed aviation deals with US firms worth $21 billion on Wednesday as President Donald Trump met with top business leaders in Hanoi ahead of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

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Iraq to Prosecute 13 French IS Fighters Seized in Syria

Iraqi courts will prosecute 13 French citizens captured while fighting for the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, Iraq's President Barham Saleh said Monday.

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French Senate Demands Probe into Macron Aides over Bodyguard Scandal

A French senate commission on Wednesday demanded an investigation into three close aides of President Emmanuel Macron after finding "major flaws" in the government's handling of a scandal involving an ex-bodyguard. 

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France Rallies to Denounce Anti-Semitic Insults at Protests

Mass rallies are planned in Paris and other French cities Tuesday to denounce a flare-up of anti-Semitic acts which culminated in a violent tirade against a prominent writer during "yellow vest" anti-government protests last weekend.

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French to Mark Three Months of 'Yellow Vest' Protests

Demonstrators are to hit French city streets again Saturday, marking three months of "yellow vest" protests as a poll now suggests that most of the country wants them to stop.

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Recalled French Ambassador Set to Return to Rome

The French ambassador to Italy, who was recalled last week during a spat between the two countries, is to return to Rome on Friday, France's European affairs minister said.

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