Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: france

China yet again blocks anti-Azhar move at UN

NEW YORK: China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add to the UN terror blacklist the leader of JeM, diplomats said. This is the fourth time China has blocked India’s bid to designate Azhar as a terrorist in the UNSC. Earlier yesterday, ...

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Macron: France will force Ford to revitalise site of plant closure

PESSAC: French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to force automaker Ford to pay to help create new jobs on an industrial site the US firm plans to close in southwestern France. The French government has denounced Ford’s decision to shut its plant making gear boxes after the company rejected a takeover ...

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France sees no health reason for Nutella output stop

PARIS: French authorities said Friday that there appeared to be no health risks behind the decision to halt production of Nutella at a plant in Normandy, the world´s largest factory making the prized chocolate-and-hazelnut spread. Nutella´s Italian owner Ferrero, whose products also include Ferrero Rocher chocolates, on Wednesday said it ...

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France mulls increasing annual assistance for Pakistan to €500m

PARIS/ISLAMABAD: The French government is considering to increase the portfolio of financial assistance for Pakistan to € 500 million per annum from the current around € 150 million. The disclosure was made by Dr Marc Baréty, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, in a meeting with the Federal Secretary Ministry of ...

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French group wins $35.5 billion defence deal from Australia

ANKARA: Australia and France signed a strategic partnership agreement for joint construction of Australian navy’s new fleet of submarines, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The production of the 12 Attack-class submarines by French shipbuilder Naval Group will cost Australia A$50b ($35.5b). The bids were announced in 2016. Construction on ...

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Apple agrees 500-mln-euro tax settlement with France

PARIS: Apple said Tuesday it had reached an agreement with French authorities to settle 10 years of back taxes, becoming the latest US company to reach a deal with France which has led a European push for higher taxes on tech giants. French news weekly L’Express reported that Apple had ...

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150kg of suspect Polish beef sold to consumers in France: ministry

PARIS: Around 150 kilogrammes of the suspect Polish beef that has sparked a health scare in several EU countries was sold to consumers in France, the French agriculture ministry said. The meat was “sold to the consumer notably through butcher’s shops” which were now attempting to alert customers, a statement said. ...

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EU powers recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

CARACAS: The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Russia – a backer of Mr Maduro – accused EU countries of ...

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Armed gang snatches jailed criminal outside French courthouse

TARASCOM: Three heavily armed men attacked a van carrying a jailed criminal on his way to court, firing shots outside the courthouse and striking a guard before making their getaway in the southern French town of Tarascon, officials said. The spectacular escape took place at around 8:30 am as the ...

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French fuel price revolt boosted ethanol use

PARIS: Public anger in France over increasing fuel prices, which gave rise to the anti-government “yellow vest” movement, has further boosted demand for crop-based ethanol fuel from motorists seeking cheaper deals, industry representatives said. Ethanol, which is blended with gasoline as part of renewable energy policy targets, had already benefited ...

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