France in fresh diplomatic push to end fighting in Syria’s Aleppo

France in fresh diplomatic push to end fighting in Syria’s Aleppo

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Saturday on a draft resolution that demands an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria’s Aleppo city, but the measure appears doomed to be vetoed by Russia. The 15-member council has been negotiating for a week on the text drafted by France and Spain. […]

France calls for end to EU-US TTIP trade talks

France calls for end to EU-US TTIP trade talks

France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany and growing scepticism among Americans. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office in January, but their […]

Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction

Quartet calls for end to Israeli settlement construction

Israel should stop building settlements, denying Palestinian development and designating land for exclusive Israeli use that Palestinians seek for a future state, the Middle East peace “Quartet” said Friday in an eagerly awaited report. The report by the Quartet entities sponsoring the stalled peace process – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the […]