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Italy, France call for EU migrant centres in Africa

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday called for the European Union to set up centres to process migrants' asylum claims in their home countries, a proposal backed by French President Emmanuel...

Macron backs Merkel in German row over migrants

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday offered his backing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bitter row with her interior minister over her liberal immigration policy. "Countries are committed...

French youths in court over 'racist' deadly attack on Chinese tailor

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Two French youths appeared in court on Friday over the death of a Chinese tailor in one of a string of violent robberies targeting Asians in high-rise Paris suburbs.The death of 49-year-old Zhang Chaolin...

Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France: source

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Thailand's junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the...

French TV channels join forces to form Netflix rival

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Three French television channels announced Friday that they are launching a new streaming site in an attempt to stop US giants Netflix and Amazon cutting into their audiences. Public broadcaster France...

France, Italy push for migrant processing centres in Africa

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

France and Italy on Friday called on the European Union to set up asylum processing centres in Africa to prevent "voyages of death" by migrants across the Mediterranean, in a crisis that has divided Europe.At...

Defiant French union vows to extend rail strike into summer

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

The head of France's main rail union on Friday announced it would extend months of rolling strikes into July even though the reforms it is protesting have been adopted by parliament.The CGT Cheminots...

Migrant tensions on the menu as Macron meets Italian leader

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Italy's new premier Giuseppe Conte for a working lunch Friday, just days after sparks flew between the two leaders over Rome's rejection of a ship packed with...

France, Britain, US put UN hold on Chinese arms deliveries to C. Africa

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

France, Britain and the United States on Thursday put a hold on a request from the Central African Republic for UN Security Council approval of Chinese weapons deliveries for its national forces. CAR's...

UN chief urged to raise Ukrainian prisoners in talks with Putin

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

The United States, France, Britain and 35 other countries asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to raise the case of jailed film director Oleg Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners...

Rise of the hardliners in Europe migrant boat crisis

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Italy's refusal to admit the migrant-packed Aquarius ship met little protest from other EU countries apart from France, which analysts see as a sign of how hardliners are now shaping solutions to the...

French guards abused and forcibly returned migrants: Oxfam

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

Children as young as 12 and other vulnerable migrants have physically abused, detained and forcibly returned to Italy by French border guards in breach of international norms, Oxfam said Friday.The "Nowhere...

EU sets higher target for renewable energy by 2030

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent. But environmentalists said...

Paris puts final touches to Eiffel Tower anti-terror walls

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

Paris is set to unveil thick bulletproof glass walls and metal fences around the Eiffel Tower, designed to protect France's most famous monument from terrorist attacks.The boosted security measures, under...

France's Macron draws fire over pricey tableware order

14 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron has been roasted on social media for ordering a custom set of porcelain tableware reportedly worth half a million euros, days after complaining about the "crazy amounts...



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