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Turkey players salute Syria operation after goal against France

10 October, 2019 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish footballers celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria, raising the risk of a UEFA investigation after a similar gesture three days ago. The European football’s ruling body has already said it would examine reports that Turkey footballers … Read More

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Rugby World Cup: England v France, All Blacks v Italy cancelled due to typh...

10 October, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Rugby World Cup organisers have cancelled Saturday’s game between England and France as well as New Zealand’s match against Italy due to the risk from Typhoon Hagibis, while Sunday’s key game between hosts Japan and Scotland remains in doubt. The sport’s governing body World Rugby and tournament officials said at a news … Read More


UN Summit: Germany, UK, France blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

09 September, 2019 2:08 am 2:08 am

NEW YORK – Iran was responsible for the attacks on two Saudi oil facilities earlier this month, leaders from United Kingdom, France and Germany have said in a joint statement at the United Nations. The drone attacks, carried out on September 14, targeted facilities in Abqaiq – home to the company’s largest oil processing plant – and Khurais. French … Read More

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Italy, France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

09 September, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

ROME (Reuters) – The European Union (EU) must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations. Italy has long complained that it has been left alone to deal with the hundreds of thousands of … Read More


France, Germany warn of blocking Facebook’s Libra in Europe, back pub...

09 September, 2019 12:38 am 12:38 am

HELSINKI (Reuters) – France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook’s Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorization in Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency. The criticism came as the European Central Bank said it was working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital … Read More


G7 offers $20m emergency aid to fight Amazon forest blazes

08 August, 2019 5:55 am 5:55 am

BIARRITZ, France/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist. Despite record wildfires in the Amazon and President Jair Bolsonaro previously saying his government lacked the money to fight the … Read More


Iran’s Zarif holds surprise talks with Macron at G7 summit

08 August, 2019 3:07 am 3:07 am

BIARRITZ, France – Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the sidelines of the G7 summit following a surprise invite to the gathering.  Zarif landed on Sunday in the French seaside town of Biarritz, where leaders of the G7 nations – the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the … Read More


Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

08 August, 2019 1:25 am 1:25 am

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain’s exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, planned the three-day meeting in … Read More


France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms

08 August, 2019 12:41 am 12:41 am

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States, as world powers prepare to discuss tensions on the issue during the G7 leaders’ summit. European states have been scrambling to save a 2015 … Read More


India and Pakistan hold dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute: Macron

08 August, 2019 4:37 am 4:37 am

PARIS (92 News) – French president Emmanuel Macron Thursday urged India and Pakistan to resolve core dispute of Kashmir through dialogue. He was speaking to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a visit to France to participate in G7 summit. Macon emphaszied upon Modi to initiate dialogue with Pakistan, saying he would also … Read More


Too late for new Brexit deal, France’s Macron tells UK’s Johnso...

08 August, 2019 1:15 am 1:15 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct 31 deadline. Johnson met Macron at the Elysee Palace a day after talks in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who challenged Britain to come … Read More

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France sees risk of stumble into US-Iranian conflict

07 July, 2019 10:15 pm 10:15 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Iran’s breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the United States pulled out of world powers’ nuclear deal with Tehran was “a bad reaction to … (a) bad decision”, raising fears of a stumble into war, France foreign minister said. Tensions have risen as Washington has blamed Iran for several attacks … Read More

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Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

07 July, 2019 9:36 am 9:36 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France. Yelling “Enough” and carrying signs reading “Stop femicides” or “The planet needs women alive”, the crowd took to the Place de la Republique square as part of the demonstration organized by various … Read More

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Europe needs to find candidate to head IMF: France

07 July, 2019 11:11 pm 11:11 pm

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) – European finance ministers need to find a compromise candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as the head of the International Monetary Fund, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday. European leaders nominated Lagarde last week to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, raising the question of … Read More

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France roasts in record heatwave, two die in Spain

06 June, 2019 9:50 am 9:50 am

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) – France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe. The mercury hit 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit) in Gallargues-le-Montueux, in the southern Provence region, weather forecaster Meteo France said, nearly two degrees above the previous high of 44.1 Celsius … Read More