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France signals new openness on Muslim groups abroad

France is open to talking with any Muslim movement abroad that renounces violence, Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday, signaling a policy shift in the face of popular revolts across the Middle East. Full story

France says it does not aim to topple Arab leaders

France is not trying to overthrow leaders in the Arab world, despite being at the forefront of the air campaign against Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Saturday. Full story

France does not see change of U.S. stance on Libya

The United States is not going to review its military position on Libya despite a request from France, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Thursday. Full story

NATO may get bogged down in Libya: France

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Wednesday NATO could get bogged down in Libya because leader Muammar Gaddafi had made it more difficult for the military alliance to avoid civilian deaths. Full story

France hopes Libya action will break Gaddafi government

NATO could soon take a planning role in international military operations in Libya now being led by the United States, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said, adding Arab nations opposed NATO being in control. Full story

France says Yemen president's departure inevitable

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Monday the resignation of the Yemeni president was now unavoidable, as unrest there escalated and a wave of top military officers and envoys defected or resigned. Full story

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French Foreign Affairs Minister and Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, speaks during a press conference on May 2, 2011 in Bordeaux. Juppe said Today that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime will fall if it continues its bloody repression of demonstrations.


Tunisian Prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi checks the time prior to arrival of French Foreign Affairs minister Alain Juppe at the government palace on April 20, 2011 in Tunis. Juppe is on two-day official visit in Tunisia.