Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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150kg of suspect Polish beef sold to consumers in France: ministry

PARIS: Around 150 kilogrammes of the suspect Polish beef that has sparked a health scare in several EU countries was sold to consumers in France, the French agriculture ministry said. The meat was “sold to the consumer notably through butcher’s shops” which were now attempting to alert customers, a statement said. ...

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EU powers recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

CARACAS: The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Russia – a backer of Mr Maduro – accused EU countries of ...

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Armed gang snatches jailed criminal outside French courthouse

TARASCOM: Three heavily armed men attacked a van carrying a jailed criminal on his way to court, firing shots outside the courthouse and striking a guard before making their getaway in the southern French town of Tarascon, officials said. The spectacular escape took place at around 8:30 am as the ...

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French fuel price revolt boosted ethanol use

PARIS: Public anger in France over increasing fuel prices, which gave rise to the anti-government “yellow vest” movement, has further boosted demand for crop-based ethanol fuel from motorists seeking cheaper deals, industry representatives said. Ethanol, which is blended with gasoline as part of renewable energy policy targets, had already benefited ...

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France to give Rs19.5b loan for Peshawar’s BRT project

PESHAWAR: France will provide a loan of Rs19.5 billion to Pakistan for the development of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project. The loan of 130 million euros (equivalent to Rs19.5 billion) will be provided through the French Agency for Development (AFD). The multi-billion rupee project is aimed at providing safe ...

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Google fined $57 million for privacy breach

PARIS: France’s data protection watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a US tech giant. The French regulator said the world’s biggest search engine lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs ...

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France offers $1.15bn loan to Iraq for reconstruction

PARIS: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that his government granted one billion euros (1.15 billion U.S. dollars) loan to Iraq to support reconstruction and stability efforts in the areas destroyed by the war against the extremist Islamic State (IS) militants. “France has decided to allocate a loan of ...

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France plans to toughen laws in response to Yellow Vest protests

PARIS: France is planning to introduce legislation to toughen sanctions on undeclared protests after weeks of social unrest stemming from the Yellow Vests movement. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that France is hardening its stance on the unrest, in a speech he made after rioters torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on Paris’s ...

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Yellow Vest protesters locked down printing house

PARIS: A printing house of a major regional French newspaper, Ouest-France, was locked down during the night into Thursday by protesters claiming allegiance to the “yellow vest” movement, the newspaper said in a statement. “A group of protesters, who claimed allegiance to the ‘yellow vest’ movement, locked down our printing ...

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French police probe ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters after Macron beheaded in effigy

PARIS: Local authorities claim the bit of political theatre staged by protesters could be classified as a criminal offence. French authorities opened a probe into a performance during which an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron was beheaded by Yellow Vest protesters in the city of Angouleme, Charente, on December 21, the day the president celebrated his ...

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