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CORRECTED: Mexico's Volaris orders 80 Airbus planes for $9.3bn: government

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 Airbus A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion, with deliveries over the next eight years, the Mexican government said on Tuesday."The announcement of the investment...

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 set to pressure Britain over Calais migrants

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to pressure Britain on Tuesday to contribute more to dealing with migrants trying to cross the Channel from Calais, while defending his own under-fire policy to...

Prison attacks stoke French fears over radicalised inmates

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Two assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalised prisoners.The...

EU 'hearts still open' to Brexit reversal

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

European Union leaders love-bombed Britain on Tuesday, holding the door open for it to change its mind about ending its four-decade membership of the bloc next year.The comments by EU President Donald...

Model harassment claims cloud Paris men's fashion week

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Paris men's fashion week starts late Tuesday with the industry shaken by claims that two star photographers sexually harassed male models.Peru-born Mario Testino, a favourite of the British royal family,...

Macron wades into Calais migrant crisis

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his controversial immigration policy Tuesday in the northern port of Calais, long a magnet for refugees and migrants trying to reach Britain.France's centrist...

French carmaker PSA says global sales up 15% in 2017

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said Tuesday that its global sales rose by 15.4 percent last year, powered by the first-time consolidation of the newly-acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands, while sales...



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