Friday, 18 January 2019

Tag Archives: French

Over 400 hurt in French fuel price protests

  PARIS-Xinhua: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Sunday said more than 400 protesters had been injured countrywide as discontent people gridlocked motorways and tunnel entrances across French cities to oppose an increase on fuel tax. 409 people were injured in Saturday’s demonstrations, including 14 seriously as drivers not taking ...

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French ‘spiderman’ climbs London’s Heron Tower, gets arrested

LONDON: French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled one of London’s tallest buildings without ropes – only to get arrested at the top. The 56-year-old took an hour to clamber up the 230 metre (755 ft) Heron Tower in the city’s financial district. Police kept crowds back as he worked his ...

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UK, EU powers urge Trump to back Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS: Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to endorse a key nuclear deal with Iran as the US president mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. “The deal is working, it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear programme in ...

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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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Denmark stun champions Germany at women’s Euros

TILBURG : Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following ...

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Macron seeks to repair damage after military chief quit

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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Dozens arrested in French clashes over alleged police baton rape

BOBIGNY: Thirty-seven people were arrested in the Paris suburbs when clashes erupted after a protest over the assault of a young black man allegedly sodomised with a police truncheon, a police source said Sunday. Around 2,000 people demonstrated Saturday outside a courthouse to demand justice for Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker who ...

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