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Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

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Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region. "Unfortunately it seems that France has a biased and partisan approach to the crises in the region and this approach, whether intentionally or not, is even contributing to turning potential crises into real ones," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said. Le Drian made his comments in Iran's arch rival Saudi Arabia on Thursday during a visit aimed at resolving a crisis sparked by the shock resignation earlier this month of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a staunch critic of Iran.

Macron’s upstart party chooses new leader, amid tensions

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LYON, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has chosen a new leader, as the 19-month-old movement tries to overcome divisions and solidify its position after redrawing France's political landscape. Christophe Castaner, a government spokesman and Macron loyalist, was chosen Saturday as the Republic on the Move! party's leader for the next three ...]

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Lebanon’s Hariri arrives in Paris after Saudi ‘hostage’ rumours

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November 18, 2017 8:31 AM
PARIS (AFP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday (Nov 18) from Saudi Arabia, where his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusations that he was being held there against his will.  

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Hariri arrives in France to meet president

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities.

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Hariri Paris trip is 'start of solution': Lebanon president

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's decision to accept an invitation to Paris is the "start of a solution" to the crisis sparked by his resignation in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon's president said Thursday. Hariri has been in Riyadh since announcing his shock resignation from there on November 4, and Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi authorities of "detaining" the premier. "We hope that the crisis is over and Hariri's acceptance of the invitation to go to France is the start of a solution," Aoun said on the official presidential Twitter account.

Macron seeks to quell Iran furore after Tehran accuses France of 'biased' stance

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Iran has accused France of fuelling tension in the Middle East by taking a "biased" stance on Tehran's regional policy, and President Emmanuel Macron said Tehran misunderstood its "balanced" position.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping her

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Sen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.

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Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri Said To Leave Saudi Arabia

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He has been at the center of concern that he was being detained. He announced from Riyadh on Nov. 4 that he was resigning, and tweeted about his flight to France early Saturday.

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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Riyadh for France: Why did France get involved and other questions answered

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November 18, 2017 10:52 AM
PARIS (AFP) - France under President Emmanuel Macron has played a lead role in trying to avert a fresh crisis in Lebanon amid claims that its prime minister Saad Hariri was being held against his will in Saudi Arabia.

From: www.straitstimes.com

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