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Americans who foiled terror attack given France’s highest honor

From left: Briton, Sadler, Hollande, hurt guy, Salatkov.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Three Americans and a Briton who stopped a jihadist who had opened fire on a crowded train were presented France’s top honor on Aug. 24. French President Francois Hollande hailed the four men as heroes as he […]

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Moscow gets a cash settlement but not its promised Mistral carriers from France

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler St. Nazaire, FRANCE — As the high-speed TGV train from Paris slowed down coming into St. Nazaire passing the sprawling shipyard alongside, a little boy in in the seat in front of us […]

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Report: U.S. could get better Iran deal, if Congress votes no, French official said

Jacques Audibert

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande reportedly said the rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement by the U.S. Congress could ultimately result in a better deal. Jacques Audibert, the senior diplomatic adviser to French President […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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The overlooked strategic interplay of the Iran nuclear deal and the new Greek debt package

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Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Greek government, in last-minute talks with its European creditors (predominantly Germany) achieved a breathing space on July 13, to start to manage its new economic framework. However, largely ignored by the Greek […]

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China’s premier goes shopping in Paris

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — China’s Premier Li Keqiang descended upon Paris for a shopping spree; signing contracts and making deals which will energize the still anemic French economy. The French put on the Ritz as […]

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Iran nuclear talks move from ‘framework’ to the fine-tuning stages

Iran Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi  and U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman in Vienna.

Special to WorldTribune.com Negotiators are meeting in Vienna in attempts to reach a deal that limits Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, and EU official Helga […]

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India’s Modi continues his year-one diplomatic whirlwind with a week in Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on April 10. / I. Langsdon / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Dhruva Jaishankar, German Marshall Fund of the United States WASHINGTON — Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United […]

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Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to break an impasse that has held up a nuclear deal […]

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Irony: Main hope for stopping disastrous nuclear deal is France and Iran itself

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Earlier this week, AP reported that a final nuclear deal with Iran would allow it to enrich uranium with 6,000 centrifuges and some sanctions would be immediately suspended. The report also said there would […]

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