Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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US ‘threats’ not way to solve digital tax law dispute: France

PARIS:  France rejected a US investigation into its plans to tax internet giants which could trigger punitive tariffs, saying “threats” were not the way to resolve disputes. “Between allies, I believe we can and must resolve our differences in another way than through threats,” Economy Minister Bruno le Maire told ...

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Michael Jackson fans sue Leaving Neverland accusers

LONDON: Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France have launched legal proceedings against the men who accused the late star of abusing them in a documentary. The claims of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who both say they were sexually abused by Jackson as children, formed the basis of HBO’s ...

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France returns looted 450 ancient relics to Pakistan

PARIS (AFP) – France handed over to Pakistan nearly 450 ancient relics, some dating as far back as 4,000 BC, seized by French customs agents over a decade ago. Customs agents at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2006 intercepted a parcel from Pakistan containing 17 terracotta pots addressed to ...

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Amazon plans to create 1,800 jobs in France

PARIS:  The world’s largest online retailer Amazon will create 1,800 permanent posts this year in France as part of its plan to consolidate expansion in one of its key market in the European bloc, RTL radio reported. The report said the e-commerce giant was offering 1,800 permanent contract positions “in ...

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European heatwave sets new June temperature records

FRANCE: A heatwave affecting much of Europe is expected to intensify further with countries – including France, Spain and Switzerland – expecting temperatures above 40C (104F) later on Thursday. On Wednesday, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic recorded their highest temperatures for June. Meteorologists say hot air drawn in from ...

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French mosque shooting: Gunman wounds two including Imam

BREST: A gunman opened fire outside a mosque in northwestern France on Thursday, wounding the local imam and another person, before fleeing the scene and later being found dead, officials said. It was not immediately clear what motivated the incident in the port city of Brest in Brittany, but Interior ...

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Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal on any conditions: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran will not renegotiate the nuclear deal on any conditions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. “There is no chance of re-negotiating an agreement that was made after two years of negotiation,” Rouhani said as quoted in a press release published ...

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Huawei prepares for 50% fall in smartphone shipments

LONDON: Huawei is preparing for a 40 per cent to 60 per cent decline in international smartphone shipments. The Chinese technology company is looking at options that include pulling the latest model of its marquee overseas smartphone, the Honor 20, according to the article, which cited people familiar with the ...

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France’s Macron party stretches lead in European elections

PARIS: Less than two weeks before voting begins, French President Emmanuel Macron’s the Republic on the Move (LREM) party consolidated its lead over its far-right rival Marine Le Pen for the due European elections, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The centrist ruling party list for the European contest, headed ...

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