Thursday, 23 November 2017

Tag Archives: france

Iran rejects French president call for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles

Emmanuel Macron

TEHRAN: Iran rejected on Sunday a call by French president Emmanuel Macron for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles, saying they were defensive and unrelated to a nuclear agreement with world powers. On Thursday, Macron said during a visit to Dubai that he was “very concerned” by Iran’s ballistic missile programme, mentioning ...

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Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

Nasrallah to make key speeches on 33-day war occasion

BEIRUT: Hezbollah’s leader said that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon’s prime minister to destabilise the country. France became the first Western country to indicate that Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against ...

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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

UK SPECIAL FORCES

LONDON: Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech on Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faced had accelerated at an alarming pace and was worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the ...

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France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

France

PARIS: A new law will impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France, a minister said, as the sex scandal engulfing Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein encouraged French women to tell their stories. The legislation is being piloted by 34-year-old Marlene Schiappa, a feminist and early supporter ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

Theresa May pm

LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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What’s at stake for business in Iran’s nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani

If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose – and not just for political and security reasons. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal, which could pave the ...

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

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UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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France Ready to Mediate Between Iraqi Govt and Kurdish Authorities

France

PARIS: France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until Islamic State was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron coincided with a visit by Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, his first abroad ...

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France is banning Photoshop images of models in adverts

MODELS

PARIS: The fact that the photographs we see of models in magazines and on billboards are usually digitally-enhanced is a societal norm we have come to accept. However, in France, this will no longer be the case. In a bid to tackle misleading promotions, French advertisers will now be fined ...

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France: Attack at Marseille Train Station Leaves 2 Women Dead

France

PARIS: Two women were killed in southern France by an assailant armed with a knife, in an attack that forced the evacuation of a major train station, the authorities said. The assailant was fatally shot by a military patrol after killing the women in front of the Saint-Charles train station ...

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