Dutch Turkish demonstrators hold Turkish flags as they gather outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, on March 11, 2017 after Netherlands refused Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu permission to land for a rally to gather support for a referendum on boosting Turkish president Erdogan's powers. Turkey promised to avoid the …

Erdogan Lashes EU Over ‘Anti-Islam Crusade’

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused the EU of starting a “crusade” against Islam and said his country was no longer friends with The Netherlands, further souring relations.

French President Francois Hollande looks on during a joint press conference with Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 12, 2014.

French President Hollande Will NOT Seek Re-Election

(Reuters) French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election in 2017, an unprecedented move that leaves the way open for other left-wing candidates. It is the first time

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Hollande Confirms Border Controls Will Stay in Calais

British Prime Minister Theresa May and France’s President Francois Hollande have reached a “very clear” agreement to keep border controls between the two countries in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. During the run-up to the referendum on

French President Francois Hollande (R) welcomes Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (L) at the Elysee Palace before attending a Unity rally Marche Republicaine on January 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists.

France Tells Palestinian Leader of Concern at Mideast Situation

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas of his concern at the “fragility” of the situation in the Middle East in a context of mounting violence, the president’s office said.

French President Francois Hollande (right) greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on March 4, 2016

France Awarded Top Honour To Saudi Prince ‘At His Request’

PARIS (AFP) – The awarding of France’s top honour to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, which sparked a storm of criticism, was done at the royal’s request, a French magazine reported this week. Causette, a monthly women’s magazine, published an exchange

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Reuters Tony Gentile

Italy Rules Out Syria airstrikes, Says Another Strategy Needed

ROME (Reuters) – Italy has no intention of joining a U.S.-led coalition that is attacking Islamic State targets in Syria, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (pictured) said on Sunday, warning that the air campaign would only add to chaos in