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Francesco Fontemaggi

Francesco Fontemaggi

Francesco Fontemaggi is a diplomatic correspondent for Agence France Presse in Washington, D.C. His work has also appeared in MSN, Business Insider, Channel 7, Seven News, Yahoo, Le Figaro, and France 24.
Biden bids to quell storm over campaign trail kiss
Biden bids to quell storm over campaign trail kiss
Former US vice president Joe Biden insisted Sunday he has never acted inappropriately towards women as a growing row about a kiss on the campaign...
Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder
Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a tough balancing act Monday as he pressed Saudi Arabia's crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder...
Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder
Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces a tough balancing act on Monday as he presses Saudi Arabia's crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi's...
US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran
US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...
G20 finance doctors seek to define symptoms
G20 finance doctors seek to define symptoms
Group of Twenty (G20) ministers aim to hammer out common criteria for measuring global economic imbalances at a gathering on Friday and Saturday...
Fierce fighting, bodies in the streets in Ndjamena
Fierce fighting, bodies in the streets in Ndjamena
Fierce fighting with tanks and helicopter strikes rocked the capital of Chad for a second day on Sunday as rebels surrounded President Idriss Déby...
Ndjamena 'in the hands of rebels'
Ndjamena 'in the hands of rebels'
Rebels seized Chad's capital, Ndjamena, on Saturday after intense fighting with government forces, military and rebel sources said, as President...
Rebels advance on Chadian capital
Rebels advance on Chadian capital
Fighting broke out between Chadian rebels and government forces just north of the capital on Saturday, both sides said, as France prepared to...
Scattered plane parts and a solitary shoe
Scattered plane parts and a solitary shoe
Rescuers began the grisly task of removing bodies from the wreckage of a Kenyan Airways plane lying in swamps of south-west Cameroon on Monday...
Déby heads for victory as rebels threaten new unrest
Déby heads for victory as rebels threaten new unrest
Idriss Déby Itno seemed assured on Thursday of re-election as Chad's president, but the expected victory has already been clouded by new threats...
Observers: Sudan supports Chad rebels
Observers: Sudan supports Chad rebels
Chadian rebels who advanced on the capital in a fleet of brand-new Toyotas had clear support from Sudan, which wants to replace President Idriss...
Rights groups cry foul as Ethiopia prepares for poll
Rights groups cry foul as Ethiopia prepares for poll
As Ethiopia prepares for weekend elections, its human rights record has come under increasing criticism from watchdogs who believe the poll has...