France: Iran developing nuclear weapons

France: Iran developing nuclear weapons

PARIS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said he had "no doubt" Iran was developing nuclear weapons and urged European Union countries to impose tougher sanctions.
New threats from Tehran

New threats from Tehran

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Tensions between the Iran and the United States, as well as with U.S. allies, are racheting up as the Islamic Republic finds itself increasingly backed into a corner.

NATO coalition at risk from French vote on Armenian deaths

PARIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- NATO's partnership with Turkey is at risk due to French parliamentary action claiming the World War I-era deaths of Armenians was genocide.

Turkey warns France on genocide bill

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey warned of new actions if the French Senate approves a bill making it a crime to deny the Turkish army committed genocide against Armenians a century ago.

French envoy meets Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A French envoy met with Hezbollah officials after the government in Paris said it believed the Shiite group was linked to an attack in southern Lebanon.
Chirac sentenced in corruption trial

Chirac sentenced in corruption trial

PARIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Former French President Jacques Chirac received a two-year suspended prison sentence for political corruption Thursday in a Paris court.

Mali arrests AQIM suspects

BAMAKO, Mali, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in Mali said they arrested alleged al-Qaida affiliates thought to have kidnapped two Frenchmen last month near the border with Niger.

Syria says it wasn't behind UNIFIL attack

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Syria isn't responsible for an explosion in southern Lebanon that wounded French peacekeepers last week, the Syrian government said.

Candidate status unlikely for Serbia

BRUSSELS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Serbia and Kosovo must resolve their differences before Belgrade can be granted official candidate status in the European Union, diplomats said.
EU slaps sanctions on Syria

EU slaps sanctions on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- European Union ministers added 18 names to the bloc's blacklist of Syrian officials and entities, Monday, increasing pressure on the Syrian government.

IAEA prompts talk of new sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A report by a U.N. agency that there is "credible" evidence Iran is working to design a nuclear weapon has spiked the decibel level of world concern.
Yemen's Saleh a war criminal?

Yemen's Saleh a war criminal?

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A Yemeni activist and co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh should be tried as a war criminal.
NATO operation in Libya 'at its end'

NATO operation in Libya 'at its end'

PARIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- NATO operations in Libya are over now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead and the new government is in full control, the French foreign minister said Friday.

Experts: Yuan appreciation to be gradual

BEIJING, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The yuan will appreciate at a gradual pace despite growing calls to speed it up ahead of the November Group of 20 Summit, Chinese economists said.
Protesters hold large rallies in Syria

Protesters hold large rallies in Syria

HAMA, Syria, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters defied a Syrian government crackdown in Hama with massive demonstrations Friday, an opposition spokesman 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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