Ukraine

Kerry arrives in Paris for Ukraine talks

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The US Secretary of State meets in Paris with Russian foreign minister on Sunday evening for talks at the Russian ambassador's residence.

Kerry to meet Russian counterpart in Paris for Ukraine talks

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The US Secretary of State and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov are to meet on Sunday in an effort to defuse tensions in current standoff.

France suspends 'most' military cooperation with Russia

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France will also offer to send four fighter jets to Baltic states to boost NATO air patrols over the region should the military alliance request them.

Ukraine: France warns Russia it could cancel warships deal

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Foreign minister Laurent Fabius says £1bn contract for two high-tech Mistral warships could be blocked if situation escalates.

Ukraine crisis: Russia sanctions could start this week, says France

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Foreign minister Laurent Fabius warns measures against Russia could kick in soon if Moscow does not respond to Western proposals to solve crisis.

Amid Ukraine crisis, French-made warship sets sail for delivery to Russia

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The troop, tank and helicopter carrier is part of a 1.2-billion-euro deal, the biggest-ever sale of NATO weaponry to Moscow, agreed in 2011.

UPDATE: Russia, US and key EU states hold Paris talks over Ukraine crisis

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US state secretary John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held their first face-to-face talks, which are to continue over coming days.

Exiled Ukrainian activist assaulted in France

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Amnesty International reports that the campaigner for anti-government protesters demonstrating in Ukraine was bound and stabbed in Strasbourg.

French media stars honour crazy pledges after unlikely football win

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Celebrities promised pranks ranging from stripping off to presenting a TV show in English if France qualified for the World Cup - and they did.

France staring at Brazil World Cup qualification failure after loss to Ukraine

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A 2-0 defeat in Kiev means France will need stunning performance in Tuesday's return leg in Paris to avoid missing first World Cup since 1994.

French cabinet to boycott Euro 2012 in Ukraine

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France's sport minister announces football tournament protest over the treatment of jailed opposition figure Yulia Tymoshenko in the Ukraine.