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Sep 11, 2014

German foreign minister: G-7 to discuss political strategy against Islamic State this month

Germany's foreign minister says officials from the Group of Seven powers will meet later this month to discuss a political strategy against the extremist Islamic State group...

Sep 10, 2014

France OKs airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

Laurent Fabius, France's foreign minister, said his country will join the U.S.'s coalition fighting the militants and will launch military air action if necessary... #Iraq #Laurent Fabius

Sep 10, 2014

E.U. Antitrust Enforcer Will Be Margrethe Vestager

If confirmed, the former Danish finance minister will inherit delicate investigations into powerful foreign companies... #European Union #Starbucks Corporation|SBUX|NASDAQ #Europe

Sep 04, 2014

EU's Foreign Policy Pick Won't Trigger Abrupt Change

Brussels Beat: Federica Mogherini, Italy's foreign minister, appointed the European Union's new foreign policy chief, has had to overcome initial doubts about her toughness to gain the post... #European Union #Brussels

Sep 09, 2014

Russia Urges Ukraine to Talk With Rebels

Russia's foreign minister encouraged the Kiev government to open discussions with rebels partially controlling two eastern regions in Ukraine on the future status of those territories... #European Union #Brussels

Sep 08, 2014

Arab foreign ministers back a proposed Palestinian bid for statehood before the United Nations

Arab foreign ministers say they will back Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's efforts to lobby the United Nations to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent Palestinian state... #Mahmoud Abbas #Israel #United Nations #Cairo

Sep 07, 2014

Arab League leader calls for confronting Islamic State

Arab states must unite to confront the threat posed by the militants of the Islamic State, the secretary-general of the Arab League told member foreign ministers Sunday... #Mahmoud Abbas #Israel #United Nations #Cairo

Sep 08, 2014

Indonesia's Widodo to Face Security Challenges

Indonesia's new president Joko Widodo will face a need for regional unity at a time of rising global tensions and pressure to resolve territorial disputes with China, the nation's foreign minister said in an interview... #Mahmoud Abbas #Israel #United Nations #Cairo

Sep 10, 2014

France Ready to Participate in Iraq Airstrikes

(PARIS) — France’s foreign minister said Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed. Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against “this transnational danger that could reach ... #Iraq #Paris #Barack Obama #Laurent Fabius #France

Sep 04, 2014

Russia: Ukraine's desire to join NATO threatens peace talks

Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that Ukraine's NATO ambitions are threatening to derail peace talks in eastern Ukraine. Undeterred, Ukraine's president began a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and other top NATO leaders in Wales... #NATO #Moscow #Barack Obama #Wales