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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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Fifth suspect arrested in foiled French attack plot

PARIS: French police arrested a 16-year-old in the eastern city of Strasbourg on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a suspected plot to attack security forces and possibly the presidential Elysee Palace, a judicial source told AFP. His arrest comes after three adults and another teenager were arrested on ...

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Total signs 10-yr LNG deal with Guanghui

SHANGHAI: France’s Total said it has signed a 10-year sales and purchase deal with China’s independent gas company Guanghui for annual supply of 0.7 million tonnes. The super-chilled fuel will be sourced from the French company’s global portfolio and supplied into Guanghui’s regasification terminal in Qidong in East China, Total ...

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China orders 300 Airbus planes as Xi visits France

PARIS: China has ordered 300 Airbus planes in a €30 billion deal hailed as an “excellent sign” for Chinese-French relations, it was confirmed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to France this week. The agreement was signed on Monday March 25, during the Chinese President’s visit with French President Emmanuel Macron ...

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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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