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France tells U.S. to stop snooping but cools dispute

France on Tuesday formally told the United States to stop snooping on the telephone calls of French citizens but signaled it wanted to cool a row over the issue. In a breakfast meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius insisted on being given a…

American writer Philip Roth awarded France’s ‘Legion of Honor’

France has awarded US writer Philip Roth its highest decoration, the Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor), with the country’s foreign minister bestowing the award in New York. At a ceremony on Friday, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in the Big Apple for the United Nations General Assembly, praised Roth’s prolific career…