West can't agree on no-fly zone over Libya

West can't agree on no-fly zone over Libya

PARIS, March 15 (UPI) -- France and Britain failed to convince their Western allies to establish a no-fly zone over Libya amid reports that forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi are winning ground in the North African country.
G8 leaders split on no-fly zone over Libya

G8 leaders split on no-fly zone over Libya

PARIS, March 15 (UPI) -- Ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized countries meeting in Paris were divided about intervening militarily in Libya, observers said.
Arab League's no-fly stance encourages EU

Arab League's no-fly stance encourages EU

PARIS, March 14 (UPI) -- French ministers, following an Arab League decision, say they will press ahead with a measure to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
France, Russia to build 4 helicopter ships

France, Russia to build 4 helicopter ships

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Russia and France have agreed to build four helicopter carriers for the Russian navy, European media reports said.
France, Germany with closer defense ties?

France, Germany with closer defense ties?

PARIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- France wants closer defense industry cooperation with Germany, Defense Minister Alain Juppe said this week, in what could culminate in a deal similar to the one Paris struck with Britain last year.

France to decide on MALE drone soon

PARIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- France's Defense Minister Alain Juppe has said that a final decision on the purchase of a medium altitude long endurance surveillance drone will be taken in February.

New French stimulus spending gets heads-up

PARIS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Two former prime ministers recommended Thursday to President Nicolas Sarkozy that France spend $52 billion promoting economic growth.

Sarkozy shapes French Cabinet

PARIS, May 18 (UPI) -- The French government's newest cabinet member is a former prime minister who was convicted in a party funding scandal.

Former PM sentenced in fake jobs scam

PARIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Former French Prime Minister Alain Juppe had received a suspended 14-month sentence and been barred from politics for a year in a fake jobs scandal.

French broadcaster fired over error

PARIS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An inaccurate television newscast has led to a forced resignation and suspension at France's public broadcast station, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Juppe to stay in politics pending appeal

PARIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former French Prime Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday he will remain in politics while appealing his verdict in a political corruption case.

Paris lawsuit heats French funds scandal

PARIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The funding scandal surrounding French President Jacques Chirac grew Tuesday with the filing of an embezzlement suit against his political party.

Funding scandal heightens around Chirac

PARIS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac has personally taken charge of an investigation into a political scandal involving his party.

Former French premier sentenced

PARIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Paris-area court sentenced former French prime minister Alain Juppe Friday to a suspended 18 months in prison for corruption.
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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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