Thursday, 27 July 2017

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Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera

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MARSEILLE: Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France’s tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight. The blaze was the latest of several wind-whipped fires that are ravaging forest and scrubland on the hills and slopes that spill into the Mediterranean sea between the Marseilles and ...

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Macron seeks to repair damage after military chief quit

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ISTRES: French President Emmanuel Macron was to address troops at an air base on Thursday as he sought to repair the damage following the resignation of a highly-regarded military chief who challenged the government’s budget cuts. Macron flew to the base in Istres, southern France, a day after General Pierre ...

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Lift sanctions on Qatari nationals, says France

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PARIS: France has called  for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and several of its neighbours. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, accusing it of financing extremist ...

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Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

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LONDON: Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing ...

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Britain dismisses attempts to lure high finance to Paris

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LONDON: Britain s government dismissed France s attempt to lure high finance to Paris to cash in on Brexit, saying it would ensure that London remained the global financial hub. Paris is competing against rival financial centres in Europe for jobs that could move out of London due to Britain s exit from ...

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France to end sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040

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PARIS: France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and become carbon neutral 10 years later, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Thursday at a presentation of measures to keep up momentum on the Paris climate agreement. French President Emmanuel Macron wants to press ahead with ...

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PARIS: Police SHOOT ATTACKER outside Notre-Dame cathedral

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PARIS police say a suspect was shot and wounded on Tuesday after attacking an officer outside Notre Dame cathedral. The Paris prefecture of police tweeted an alert urging people to avoid the area. Police took to Twitter to urge people to stay away from Notre Dame and the island located ...

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Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

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ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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Macron’s triumph in France, focus turns to challenges ahead

Emmanuel Macron won a resounding victory in the French presidential election but the focus shifted immediately on Monday to whether he can govern the country without the support of a traditional party. At 39, the pro-European Union (EU) former investment banker will become France’s youngest-ever president when he is inaugurated ...

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