Sunday, 21 July 2019

Tag Archives: france

Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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What’s at stake for business in Iran’s nuclear deal

If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose – and not just for political and security reasons. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal, which could pave the ...

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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France Ready to Mediate Between Iraqi Govt and Kurdish Authorities

PARIS: France offered on Thursday to mediate in a political crisis pitting Iraq’s government against Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until Islamic State was defeated. The offer by President Emmanuel Macron coincided with a visit by Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, his first abroad ...

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France is banning Photoshop images of models in adverts

PARIS: The fact that the photographs we see of models in magazines and on billboards are usually digitally-enhanced is a societal norm we have come to accept. However, in France, this will no longer be the case. In a bid to tackle misleading promotions, French advertisers will now be fined ...

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France: Attack at Marseille Train Station Leaves 2 Women Dead

PARIS: Two women were killed in southern France by an assailant armed with a knife, in an attack that forced the evacuation of a major train station, the authorities said. The assailant was fatally shot by a military patrol after killing the women in front of the Saint-Charles train station ...

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May Pledges Britain Will Defend EU From Russian Aggression

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain will defend its allies from an increasing Russian threat even after Brexit, as she carried on her courting of European Union leaders. “Russia’s continued aggression represents a growing threat to our friends here,” May told British troops in Estonia on Friday. “Our ...

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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

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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