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France's Ayrault Says Best Response to Trump Comments is European Unity

European unity is the best reply to remarks by US President-elect Donald Trump that cast doubt on the continent's future, especially after Brexit, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday.

"The best response to the interviews given by the US president is the unity of Europeans, to come together as a bloc," Ayrault said as he went into a meeting of European Union foreign ministers.

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Trump Warned Off Unilateral Mideast Moves at Paris Peace Conference

France warned Sunday of "serious consequences" if Donald Trump moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

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Russia not Meeting its Commitments on Aleppo

French President Francois Hollande hit out on Thursday at Russia's role in the ongoing siege of Aleppo, saying that Moscow had broken a promise to aid trapped civilians.

"Russia is making commitments that it is not keeping. There's a moment where you have to answer with action," Hollande told reporters as he arrived for an EU summit overshadowed by events in the besieged city where Syrian and Russian forces are forcing out rebels.

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France Urges International Monitoring of Aleppo Evacuation

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday joined calls for international observers to oversee the evacuation of civilians trapped under fire in the wrecked Syrian city of Aleppo.

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IMF Chief Lagarde Goes on Trial in France over Tycoon Case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde went on trial in France on Monday over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister, in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.

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France's Le Pen Calls for End of Education for Illegal Migrants

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants should be refused public school places as part of tough proposals to restrict state services.

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Hollande Slams Russia's 'Systematic Obstruction' at UN over Syria

French President Francois Hollande denounced on Wednesday "systematic obstruction" by Russia at the UN Security Council after the failure of a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Valls: Reformist French PM with a Big Battle Ahead

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has a reputation for never ducking a fight. But the tough-talking Socialist party modernizer may be about to embark on his biggest battle yet.

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In Cuba, French Minister Defends Castro's Rights Record

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, representing her government at a tribute for Fidel Castro in Cuba, defended the late communist leader's human rights record on Saturday, questioning whether the regime imprisons dissidents.

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Fillon Tipped to Win French Rightwing Primary

Millions of French voters were casting ballots Sunday to pick the presidential candidate for the center-right Republicans party, with ex-premier Francois Fillon tipped to win and become favorite for next year's election.

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