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The critical challenges faced by the world today are international and therefore require international solutions, French Consul General Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens told ... said that the time for national solutions is over, noting that he planned to speak from an "EU perspective" rather than as a French official. France

The Treasury select committee and the public accounts committee want to explore why tax officials rejected a request from the French authorities to help with an inquiry involving the mobile network operator Lycamobile. It follows the disclosure on Thursday that the tax authority had sent correspondence ...
This week, a French mayor was denied entry to the West Bank by Israeli authorities because of his support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions ... Following Leclerc's most recent barring, France asked Israel not to "bar its elected officials from entering Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza," according ...
But she "expressly refused to shake hands with the secretary-general of the prefecture and another local official", according to a case heard by France's highest court the Conseil d'Etat (State Council) that was published on the French government's justice website LegiFrance. The woman claims her ...

But despite the similarities with these atrocities, the anti-Semitic attacks in France are different in two ways, at least. First, they are directed against the Jewish minority, which during World War II was systematically persecuted by the French authorities, who collaborated with the Nazis. The historical baggage ...
SALE, Morocco (AP) — The head of Morocco's counterterrorism agency said Tuesday that France should have alerted his country about the extremist behavior of the French-Moroccan gunman who carried out a deadly supermarket attack in southern France. While French authorities had monitored ...
85-Year-Old Woman Stabbed to Death in Anti-Semitic Slaying in Paris, Officials Say ... Mireille Knoll, 85, was killed Friday in her apartment, which was then set on fire, according to a French judicial official. ... Then 9, Knoll fled with her mother to Portugal, returning to France only after the end of the war.
The brutal murder of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor has been called an anti-Semitic hate crime by French authorities, who have arrested two ... While the prosecutor's office offered no details of the suspects, Francis Kalifat, the head of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France, said the ...
Navy officials say 27 pilots will conduct air–to–air and air–to–ground training at Naval Air Station Oceana and Naval Station Norfolk — as well as Field Carrier ... The French pilots are training aboard the George H.W. Bush because France's aircraft carrier, the Charles De Gaulle, is undergoing a mid-life ...
FILE - In this Nov.18, 2017 file photo, French deputy minister in charge of Equality between Women and Men Marlene Schiappa delivers a speech in Chassieu, near Lyon, central France. France's government presents Wednesday March 21 2018 a bill to fight against sexual and gender-based violence, ...
Last month, French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to Corsica to meet local leaders. While he said he was open to adding a specific mention of Corsica in the French Constitution, he said the Corsican language would not be given official status and local authorities would not be allowed to veto ...
For the latest macOS 10.13.4 beta seed, the update notes merely say 'This is the latest version of the macOS High Sierra developer beta and is recommended for all Apple developers' in English locales as normal for pre-release builds. However, it seems Apple has accidentally published the final full ...
After the postponement of the drills was announced in January, Pyongyang agreed to hold the first official talks with Seoul in more than two years and then sent athletes and officials to the Winter Olympics. Those talks led to a visit this month by a South Korean delegation to Pyongyang for a meeting with the ...
In a phone call with Putin on Monday, Macron noted his commitment to a "constructive dialogue" between Russia, France and Europe, the French president's office says in a statement. Macron called on Russian authorities to "shed light on the responsibilities" in the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy in ...
A French citizen in Israel has been charged with smuggling weapons to Palestinians for financial gain. Israeli security services say the man, Romain Franck, 23, worked as a driver for the French consulate in Jerusalem. He is accused of transferring dozens of guns between Gaza and the occupied West ...

France's anti-fraud body says it has uncovered a huge scam in which a merchant tried to sell more than 48 million liters (some 12.7 million gallons) of wine falsely labeled as Cotes-du-Rhone. The DGCRF said in its annual report Friday that the fraud encompassed the equivalent of 13 Olympic-sized ...
London's public transport service has banned an advertising campaign geared towards luring British companies to France after Brexit. ... advertising campaign geared at attracting UK companies to Normandy because it may cause “public controversy or sensitivity”, the transport authority said on Monday.
ANCHORAGE — Battling a blizzard on the Bering Sea ice, a native of France on Monday lost the trail and with it, the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. ... Marrs in a statement released by his kennel has claimed it was in retaliation for Marrs' criticism of how race officials handled the incident, and to ...
European Union: French Competition Authority Concludes Online Advertising Sector Inquiry And Announces Possible Further Actions ... concerns and is likely to trigger individual antitrust investigations by the FCA (and potentially other national competition authorities) in the online advertising sector.
PARIS (Reuters) - France will provide 14 million euros' ($17 million) worth of aid to the Lebanese army, to include training and equipment such as ... Saudi leadership doesn't have the same relationship with Lebanon as in the past and no longer wants to invest billions in the country," the French official said.
The French Data Protection authority ("CNIL") has published its guidelines on practical enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and outlined a short period of enforcement flexibility. The CNIL has stated that for the first few months following application of the GDPR (on 25 May), from ...
... to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, and vowed an “appropriate response.” “France regrets announcements of @realDonaldTrump on steel & aluminum tariffs. There are only losers in trade war,” French economy minister Bruno Le Maire tweeted.
France has been struggling with their concept of sexual assault, in particular regarding the assault of children, since the rise of their own version of the #MeToo movement, #BalanceTonPorc. Technically, it has not been considered rape for an adult man to have sex with minors if they “consented.
Tuesday is set to be the coldest day of France's Siberian freeze which has seen swathes of the country activate their "cold weather plans" and left three homeless people ... In some parts of the country temperatures are set to feel as low as -10C, according to France's national weather agency Meteo France.
PARIS (AP) — French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen. The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art bearing the signature “Degas” ...
PARIS -- French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus more than eight years after it was reported stolen. According to the BBC, the pastel painting, which was found during a random search, is said to be worth 800,000 euros, or nearly $984,000. The French ...
This photo taken Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 and provided by French Customs shows a stolen painting by French painter Edgar Degas. French customs have discovered an original Impressionist masterpiece by Edgar Degas stolen in 2009 _ in a suitcase on a bus. (Marc Bonodot/French Customs via AP)more ...
Erdan also commented on the matter, saying, "those who work to boycott Israel will not enter - especially when they are officials." In January, Leclerc announced that the Gennevilliers city council would recognize what it called "the state of Palestine." The French daily Le Figaro reported that the action ... France Israel
It was a rare and brutal blow to a prime minister's authority. Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron, who last year said France would act if Syria used chemical weapons, said he has proof of the Syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack. "The facts and the responsibility of the ... UK Russia
The attacker was identified by authorities as Redouane Lakdim, 25, from the city of Carcassonne. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. French President Emmanuel Macron said security services were checking that claim. "I want to tell the nation tonight of my absolute determination in ... UK Russia
(TREBES, France) — A French judicial official says three homemade explosive devices have been found in the supermarket in southern France that was the site of a deadly attack by a man calling himself “a soldier” of the Islamic State group. Also found were a 7.65-caliber handgun and a hunting knife, the ... UK Russia
Airbnb has come under heavy scrutiny in France, where tax authorities are tightening the noose around homeowners who fail to declare their rental income. In December, the city of Paris threatened Airbnb with legal action, saying only about 11,000 of its Paris listings had been registered with the authorities ... UK Russia
However, Pascaline Curtet from La Cimade, an organisation which promotes the rights of refugees and migrants, says that there is in effect no official policy in Marseille and that the authorities make no proactive effort to seek out illegal migrants, either to offer them housing or to return them to their home ... UK Russia
Dakar, Senegal – President George Manneh Weah has arrived in Dakar, Senegal amid a rousing welcome by host Government and Members of ECOWAS Parliament. Accompanying the President is First Lady Clar Marie Weah, Hon. Gbehzongar Findley Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Trokon Kpui ... UK Russia
French officials remain adamant they won't accept the repatriation of French jihadists after their capture on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq for prosecution in France. After almost a week of intense discussions between Western governments on the fate of foreign fighters detained in the Levant, U.S. appeals ... UK Russia
Three skiers have been found dead in a resort in south-western France after being buried by an avalanche in an off-piste area, officials say. The three French men, one aged 29 and two 38, had gone missing on Wednesday night in the Cauterets resort in the Pyrenees mountains. On Tuesday, a 19-year-old skier died in an ... UK Russia
President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he was open to adding a specific mention of Corsica in the French Constitution but rejected several other demands for autonomy made by the island's nationalist leaders. Corsica's relationship with mainland France has long troubled French presidents. UK Russia
PARIS — French officials are regularly attending meetings in the United States' capital to share information with the Five Eyes intelligence group, ... Those committee meetings consist of the “Five Eyes plus France,” Cyril said, referring to Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the U.S., who are in an ... UK Russia
Amazon has signed an undisclosed deal with the French tax authorities, Amazon told the AFP. From 2006 to 2010, Amazon operated in France using its subsidiary in Luxembourg. This way, the company could pay less taxes. But French authorities think French sales should be taxed in France. That's why ... UK Russia
French authorities have deployed boats and helicopters off the coast of southwest France to search for Pierre Agnes, the chief executive of sportswear maker ... The port authority of the Atlantic beach town of Capbreton said the search was launched after Agnes' empty boat was found washed up Tuesday in ... UK Russia
French fishermen have blocked the ports of Calais and Boulogne in protest at so-called pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to stun fish. Fishing boats stopped ferries entering or leaving Calais while a roadblock stopped traffic at Boulogne. Calais is a major link between the UK and France used by thousands of tourists ... UK Russia
French prison authorities warned Wednesday that protesting prison guards were risking fines or sanctions on the movement's 10th day, with actions at 129 ... The current nationwide movement, growing increasingly tough, was the largest in years, with the majority of France's 188 prisons affected to various ... UK Russia
PARIS, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- A vehicle crashed into a school bus in Gers, southwest France on Thursday afternoon, injuring 27 people, local authorities said. The accident occurred at 12:48 local time in Manciet commune, Gers. The 27 wounded people have all been hospitalized, Gers prefecture said. French ... UK Russia
Shortly after Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Macron publicly invited American scientists to study climate change in France, dubbing the project "Make Our Planet Great Again" — a play off Trump's campaign slogan. They also exchanged a frosty ... UK Russia
Train services have been disrupted and soldiers are preparing to assist as rivers across France continue to swell following heavy rain. Meteo France, the national weather agency, said 23 departments remain on orange alert, the second highest level of vigilance, and urged people to limit their journeys and ... UK Russia
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as the U.S. administration is pressing ahead with efforts to convince European allies to address “flaws” in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. Ahead of the meeting in Paris, the second leg of Tillerson's ... UK Russia
Italian authorities say about 150 people were ferried by helicopter from a high valley in northern Italy because of severe avalanche risks. Jan. ... French officials say that roads and ski slopes have reopened in the Chamonix ski resort on Mont Blanc and confinement orders have been lifted as an exceptional ... UK Russia
But government officials have said French fighters arrested in Syria and Iraq should be tried there if they can be guaranteed a fair trial. Defence minister Florence Parly said Sunday that "we can't be naive" regarding French citizens who left to join IS. "When they are caught by local authorities, as far as ... UK Russia


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