France's crisis looms

France's crisis looms

PARIS, June 24 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though France might be the country to watch this fall as the next phase of the European crisis unfolds.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Dissidents blame Syria for deadly collapse

Dissidents blame Syria for deadly collapse

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 26 (UPI) -- Syrian dissidents accused the government Thursday of shelling jerry-built houses in Hama until they collapsed while officials blamed an opposition bomb factory.

Northern Mali rebels declare independence

BAMAKO, Mali, April 6 (UPI) -- Rebels in northern Mali declared their independence Friday and asked for international recognition of their nation -- a move former colonizer France rejected.

Father plans to sue France for son's death

TOULOUSE, France, March 28 (UPI) -- The father of Mohamed Merah said he plans to sue the French government for killing instead of capturing his son, who police said admitted killing seven people.
Shooting suspect negotiating surrender

Shooting suspect negotiating surrender

TOULOUSE, France, March 21 (UPI) -- Police in Toulouse, France, Wednesday prepared to raid a house where a suspect in the deaths of seven people in southwestern France was holed up.
Report: Activists die saving journalist

Report: Activists die saving journalist

HOMS, Syria, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A British photographer has been spirited out of Syria, but word that a French reporter had made her way to Lebanon was retracted, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
New Iran talks on the way?

New Iran talks on the way?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- With effects of looming international sanctions already rocking its economy, Iran has indicated willingness to resume talks with world powers.

France planning another U.N. resolution

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- France, encouraged by a General Assembly vote against the Syrian government, may bring another resolution in the U.N. Security Council, its top diplomat said.
General Assembly passes Syria resolution

General Assembly passes Syria resolution

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.N. General Assembly, dealing a major blow to the Syrian government, passed a resolution by a 137-12 vote calling for President Bashar Assad to step down.

Karzai travels to Europe

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai traveled to Europe Wednesday amid assurances from France's foreign minister of no immediate withdrawal of its troops.

Myanmar premier to receive French honor

PARIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will award Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with the Legion d'honneur, officials announced Friday.
Syria accused of fooling Arab League

Syria accused of fooling Arab League

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A French television reporter was killed Wednesday as he covered a rally supporting the Syrian government in Homs.
EU ban on Iranian oil hikes Strait of Hormuz tensions

EU ban on Iranian oil hikes Strait of Hormuz tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Europe's move to banning Iranian oil imports has sharpened tensions near the Strait of Hormuz, which Tehran has threatened to block if sanctions are imposed.

France readies for genocide vote

PARIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- French lawmakers said they'd vote on an Armenian genocide bill though the country's foreign minister said the measure was counterproductive.
Group reports protesters killed in Syria

Group reports protesters killed in Syria

HOMS, Syria, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Syrian forces killed five people Wednesday and officials cleaned up a Homs prison before a visit by Arab League monitors, an opposition group said.
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Alain Juppe
France's Minister of State for the Environment and Sustainable Development Alain Juppe arrives at the Elysee Palace to attend the first weekly cabinet meeting of the newly named government in Paris on May 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/William Alix)

Alain Marie Juppé (French pronunciation: ; born 15 August 1945) is a French politician currently serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served as Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac and the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2010 to 2011. He had previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995, and as Minister of the Budget and Spokesman for the Government from 1986 to 1988.

In December 2004, Juppé was convicted of mishandling public funds. His political career was subsequently suspended until he was re-elected as Mayor of Bordeaux in October 2006. He served briefly as Minister of State for Ecology and Sustainable Development in 2007, but resigned in June 2007 after failing in his bid to be re-elected in the 2007 legislative election. He remains the Mayor of Bordeaux.

Alain Juppé was born in the commune of Mont-de-Marsan in the department of Landes in south-west France.

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