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World leaders pay final tribute to France's Chirac

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:39 PM

(UPDATED) Russian President Vladimir Putin, former US president Bill Clinton, and other dignitaries join President Emmanuel Macron for a funeral service at Saint-Sulpice church in Paris

RESPECT. French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and his wife Brigitte (2nd R) and other French officials attend the funeral service of late French president Jacques Chirac at the Saint Sulpice church in the French capital Paris on September 30, 2019. Photo by Francois Mori/Pool/AFP

French prepare for final farewell to ex-president Chirac

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Chirac is remembered for opposing the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and acknowledging France's role in the deportation of Jews in World War II

PAYING RESPECTS. People wait to attend a public ceremony in homage to former French President Jacques Chirac outside the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Cathedral in Paris on September 29, 2019. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

French queue to remember Chirac ahead of national mourning

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Ahead of a national day of mourning, the French presidency throws open the doors of the Elysee Palace for anyone wanting to sign a book of condolences

LINING UP. French public queue to pay tribute in front of a picture of the late French president Jacques Chirac displayed at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on September 27, 2019. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Former French president Jacques Chirac dead at 86

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The center-right Jacques Chirac rose to prominence as mayor of Paris before becoming prime minister and then serving as head of state from 1995-2007

JACQUES CHIRAC. In this file photo taken on August 14, 2011 France's former President Jacques Chirac sits at a table outside the famous Le Senequier cafe in the French Riviera searesort of Saint-Tropez. File photo by Sebastien Nogier/AFP

US seeks to reassure France on spying, Assange urges action

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Barack Obama speaks by phone with his French counterpart Francois Hollande to assure him the US is no longer spying on European leaders

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (R) meets with French President Francois Hollande (L) as part of the NATO Summit 2014 at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Britain, September 5, 2014. Yoan Valat/Pool/EPA

France calls US spying 'unacceptable' after WikiLeaks claims

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The documents – appearing to reveal spying on Jacques Chirac Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande from 2006 to 2012 – are published by WikiLeaks in partnership with French paper Liberation and the Mediapart website

WIRETAPPED. A combination created on June 23, 2015 shows (from L) pictures of former French presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy and French President Francois Hollande. AFP photo

US says not targeting Hollande's communications in new WikiLeaks furore

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:21 AM

UPDATED France is to convene a meeting of its defense council after the communications – classed as Top Secret and revealing spying from 2006 to 2012 – are published online by WikiLeaks

US and French flags are displayed at Orly airport, south of Paris on June 5, 2009. Boris Horvat/AFP