Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tag Archives: france

France mosque shooting leaves 2 injured

An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne on Monday, local media reported. The attacker, a former soldier, shot at people inside the mosque while they were praying, injuring two elderly men, who were taken ...

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Macron criticises NATO reaction over Turkish offensive

BRUSSELS: France’s president bemoaned Turkey’s offensive into northern Syria as “madness” and decried the North Atlantic Organisation’s (NATO) inability to react to the assault as a “serious mistake.” “I consider what’s happened in the last few days as a serious mistake from the West and NATO in the region and ...

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More than 100 arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests

PARIS: Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris as about 7,500 police were deployed to deal with the movement´s radical anarchist “black blocs” strand. After first marching with the yellow vests, around 1,000 radical demonstrators joined a separate march against climate change where they provoked ...

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Google agrees 945mn euro tax settlement in France

PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to settle a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle ...

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Aigle Azur goes into receivership

PARAY-VIEILLE-POSTE: France’s second-largest airline Aigle Azur went into receivership after filing for bankruptcy Monday, following years of losing millions of euros, France’s civil aviation authority (DGAC) said. “The Aigle Azur airline was today placed in receivership,” the authority said in a statement, citing “several months of cash flow problems”. It ...

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Iran voices optimism over nuclear deal after talks with France

PARIS: Iran and France have moved closer in their views on the future of Tehran’s nuclear deal with the west after talks between the countries’ presidents, the Iranian government has said. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, spoke for two hours by telephone, a spokesman ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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UK, France and Germany condemn North Korea missile launches

LONDON: The United Kingdom, France and Germany are condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and urging Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negotiations” with the United States on eliminating its nuclear weapons. The three countries also urged North Korea “to take concrete steps towards complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” and ...

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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Two British die in light aircraft collision in France

PARIS: Two British light aircraft collided mid-air after taking off from an airstrip in the southern French Alps on Wednesday, killing two fliers while a third survived the accident, local authorities said. A pilot and passenger in one of the planes had been declared dead, a statement from the local ...

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