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Juncker says would like Britain to rejoin EU after Brexit

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum.Juncker's...

British designer Jones quits Louis Vuitton

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

British designer Kim Jones is to quit Louis Vuitton after he shows his final men's collection for the label on Thursday, the brand said Wednesday.His departure from one of the plum jobs in men's fashion...

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.French President...

Police raid France's Lactalis after baby milk scandal

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

French police raided the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis on Wednesday over a baby milk salmonella scare that has sickened dozens of children and led to a major international recall.Dozens of police...

Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion.The planned purchase, which...

EU 'carefully assessing' Trump's Iran nuclear deal statement

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

The EU said Tuesday it is "carefully assessing" Donald Trump's statement on the Iran nuclear deal after the US leader set a 120-day deadline for fixing "disastrous flaws" in the landmark 2015 accord.The...

France a rights beacon? Migrants relate harsher reality

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

"France, the country of human rights? Only if you're French!" snorts Jacob Garji, one of hundreds of migrants living rough in Calais who are hunted nightly by police.Fifteen months after a squalid camp...

Cyclone Berguitta threatens Mauritius, Reunion

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

A cyclone in the southwest Indian Ocean was heading on Tuesday towards the holiday paradise of Mauritius and the French island of La Reunion, government officials and weather experts said.The storm on...

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.The strategy announced by the...

EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale.The parliament,...

Macron reassures northern France over Brexit worries

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to reassure the fishing industry and business owners in northern France on Tuesday over fears that Brexit will harm the local economy next year. "I realise how...

Greying France having fewer babies

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

France may be Europe's most fertile country but even there the birth rate is falling and mothers are choosing to wait before starting a family, according to data released Tuesday. A total of 767,000 babies...

France will not allow another 'Jungle' in Calais: Macron

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday that France would not allow another migrant camp like the infamous "Jungle" to spring up in the port of Calais. "In no case will we allow another Jungle here,"...

Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles'

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious "Jungle" as he defended a tougher line on immigration that has attracted sharp criticism from...

French prison guards strike over security fears

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

A string of assaults on prison guards prompted a second day of strikes at jails across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on security problems and radicalisation inside French facilities.Three brutal...



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