Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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France acid attack: Four US tourists hospitalised in Marseille


PARIS: A woman has been arrested after four young American tourists were attacked with acid at a train station in the French city of Marseille. Authorities do not think extremist views motivated the attack, which happened late on Sunday morning (local time) at the Saint Charles train station. All four ...

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Tillerson says Myanmar violence must stop, supports Suu Kyi

Rex Tillerson

LONDON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered the toughest condemnation yet from a Trump administration official of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, likening the violence against them to ethnic cleansing and demanding it stop. Tillerson directed the blame toward Myanmar’s powerful military, which is responsible for security operations ...

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France ponders phone ban in schools


PARIS: French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has touched off a public debate about banning phones in schools as he seeks to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Express magazine, the minister suggested that pupils might be asked to deposit their phones in secure boxes ...

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French schools cut class sizes for deprived areas


PARIS: Hundreds of French schools in deprived areas began implementing one of the key campaign promises of President Emmanuel Macron: cutting class sizes to only 12 pupils in a bid to raise standards. Schools in designated “priority” areas around the country, where educational achievement is historically low and poverty high, ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants


PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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Girl killed as car rams cafe near Paris


PARIS: A vehicle crashed into a pizzeria in northern France, killing an 13-year-old girl and injuring at least 12 others, federal police said. The BMW rammed into the restaurant in the town of Sept-Sorts in the Seine-et-Marne region. The interior ministry said the act was deliberate, though officials aren’t treating ...

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French parliament approves Macron’s labour reforms

Emmanuel Macron

PARIS: France’s parliament on Wednesday adopted a bill allowing the government to fast-track changes to the labour code, the first major reform of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency which aims to slash unemployment. After weeks of at times heated debate between lawmakers, the Senate approved a bill allowing the government to loosen ...

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Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

Amber Rudd

LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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