U.S., France offer to help Lebanon

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- France and the United States Monday offered to help Lebanon defend its sovereignty.

Rice warns North Korea, assures allies

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned North Korea Monday the United States can defend itself and its allies against any nuclear threat.

French minister hopeful on EU referendum

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, April 4 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said Monday he believes the French people will approve a forthcoming referendum on the European Union constitution.

French challenge U.S. on Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (UPI) -- France delayed introduction of a resolution to the U.N. Security Council Thursday to try Sudanese war crimes at the International Criminal Court.

Bush tells Syria to leave Lebanon

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- President Bush bluntly told Syria Wednesday to remove its troops and intelligence operatives from Lebanon.

U.S.: no sign Syrians leaving Lebanon

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Tuesday there were no signs Syria would withdraw from Lebanon in line with U.N. resolutions.

U.S., France demand Syrian withdrawal

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- The United States and France Tuesday reiterated their call for a full and immediate withdrawal of all Syrian military and intelligence forces from Lebanon. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier made the demand

Rice: Syria must withdraw from Lebanon

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Syria must immediately withdraw from Lebanon, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reiterated Tuesday.

U.S. mourns slain Lebanese leader

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department condemned the killing of former Lebanese leader Rafik Hariri, coupling it with a call for Syria to withdraw from the country.

Rice: U.S., Europe must work together

PARIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the United States and Europe must work together to advance common ideals.

France: No troops to Iraq

PARIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier told CNN Thursday France would not be sending troops to Iraq, but is ready to help train Iraqi police.

France seeks new Atlantic relationship

PARIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- France's foreign minister says current world challenges call for a new trans-Atlantic relationship but asserts his country will not bow to U.S. will.

No ransom paid for French hostages

PARIS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Rafarin said Wednesday France did not pay any ransom to secure the release of two hostages in Iraq.

Turkey riled by genocide reference

BRUSSELS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- France's demand that Turkey accept responsibility for the alleged 1915 Armenian genocide has drawn an angry denial from Ankara, The Times of London reports.

Chirac lays out Turkey EU accession plans

PARIS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac Monday outlined three conditions Turkey must meet to continue European Union membership talks.
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Michel Barnier
French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier views an upcoming exhibition at a new museum in Yad Vashem during his visit to Israel on October 18, 2004. (UPI Photo/David Blumenfeld/POOL)

Michel Barnier (born 9 January 1951) is a French politician of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). He was named Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries on June 18, 2007 and resigned on June 7, 2009 after being elected to the European Parliament.

Michel Barnier was born in La Tronche in the Isère département of the Rhône-Alpes région, in France. He graduated from ESCP Europe in 1972. Member of the staff of some Gaullist ministers in the 1970s, he was elected to the French National Assembly at 27 as a deputy for the Savoie département in 1978, under the banner of the Neo-Gaullist Rally for the Republic (RPR) and served in this function until 1993.

Together with Jean-Claude Killy he organised the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville as co-president of the COJO (Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques).

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