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‘We want our money back’: France to Britain

PARIS: Britain needs to settle its bill with the EU before beginning talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said, declaring: “We want our money back”. In an interview with France’s CNews channel on Tuesday evening, Le Maire said it …

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France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

PARIS -UNS/BBC – The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win more than 400 …

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Climate deal: EU,China rebuff Trump

Chinese and EU leaders are to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is “an imperative more important than ever”. The joint statement will be published on Friday after a summit in Brussels. For more than a year, Chinese and EU …

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Emmanuel Macron: Tough task ahead after victory in France

PARIS-UNS – Emmanuel Macron took his first steps as France’s president-elect on Monday but faces a tough task establishing a team that can govern effectively.His party has announced it is changing name from En Marche to La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move). It …

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Macron condemns ‘massive’ hacking attack as documents leaked

PARIS -UNS/BBC- The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online.The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people. …

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Russian hackers ‘targeted French presidential candidate Macron campaign’

PARIS (AFP) – French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the …

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Macron, Le Pen favourite as youngest leader in Franc history

PARIS -UNS: Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, results showed Monday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader in its history. Macron topped Sunday’s first round with 23.9 percent of votes, …

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Mulims protest with street prayer in Paris suburb

PARIS -UNS /AP — Hemmed in and closely watched by police, hundreds of Muslims unrolled rugs and prayed outdoors Friday in the busy streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of their prayer hall. The show of strength by throngs of worshippers in …

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EU rules out early trade talks with UK in Brexit process

UNS/BBC- Draft EU guidelines for Brexit rule out starting free trade talks with the UK before “sufficient progress” is made on other issues. The paper presented by European Council President Donald Tusk will have to be approved by the 27 member states. Other issues include …

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EU celebrates 60th birthday

ROME- European Union leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of the bloc s founding treaties at a special summit in Rome on Saturday in a symbolic show of unity despite Britain s looming departure. Meeting without Britain, the other 27 member countries will endorse a declaration …

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