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France says Europe united against US tariffs

AIX-EN-PROVENCE: The French government insisted on Sunday that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases after Germany signaled it was prepared to negotiate. With Germany’s powerful car industry facing the threat of higher U.S. duties, Chancellor Angela Merkel said last Thursday she would back a lowering ...

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Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter

PARIS: A notorious career thief who was once France’s most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said. Redoine Faid, 46, broke out of the prison in Reau in the city’s southeastern suburbs within minutes, helped by a number ...

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Europe to retaliate if US imposes auto tariffs, says France

PARIS: Europe will hit back if US President Donald Trump follows through with a threat to slap import tariffs on European-made cars, France’s finance minister said. Trump escalated already burning trade tensions on Friday by threatening to hit all imports of cars assembled in the European Union (EU) with a ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Paris builds permanent anti-terror fence around Eiffel Tower

PARIS: France’s most iconic symbol is getting a wrap-around fencing that will protect the 1,063 foot (324 meters) tower from an array of potential terror attacks. The thick, bullet-proof, glass is not only intended to guard against gun fire but is supposed to be strong enough to keep suicide-minded truck ...

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Iran nuclear deal signatories meet for first time since US pullout

VIENNA: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet with the Islamic republic in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement two weeks after Washington’s dramatic withdrawal. For the first time since the deal came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany will gather – ...

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Victoria’s Secret model: Thank you Mahira for sharing your stories

PARIS: Mahira Khan is making headlines for all the right reasons these days. The superstar is currently in France, attending the 71st Cannes Film Festival as the first L’Oreal Hair Care spokesperson from Pakistan. The starlet channeled old-school Hollywood glam on the red carpet on Monday, wearing a black Alberta ...

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France, Britain, Germany say ‘committed’ to upholding Iran deal

PARIS: France, Germany and Britain said Tuesday that they were committed to implementing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out and his threat of sanctions. “Our governments remain committed to ensuring the agreement is upheld, and will work with all the remaining parties ...

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French PM meets unions to try to end rail strike

PARIS: France’s prime minister told labor union leaders that he expected the debt-ridden SNCF rail company to reach financial breakeven by 2022 and, according to one union boss, promised to make announcements on the issue before the end of May. SNCF’s 46 billion euros ($55 billion) of debt is one ...

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Macron says Australian PM’s wife is ‘delicious’

 Picture: Mick Tsikas-Pool/Getty Images SYDNEY: Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of U.S. President Donald Trump’s infamous comments about Macron’s wife? Whatever the case, Macron raised eyebrows in Sydney ...

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