There are decentralized groups, who claim links to al-Qaida but have a certain autonomy, that will continue their workEurope lauds bin Laden's death May 02, 2011
We think that we must continue to exert strong pressure on the Libyan regime with the same methodsICC: Gadhafi staying in Libya means arrest Jul 26, 2011
We informed our partners in NATO and the Security Council about these deliveriesFrance adds new wrinkle to Libya conflict Jul 05, 2011
We are meeting envoys who say to us: Look, Gadhafi is ready to go. Let's talk about itFrench, Libyans see progress in talks Jul 12, 2011
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.