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US threat to #FrenchWine receding, but not lifted says minister

US threat to #FrenchWine receding, but not lifted says minister

| August 28, 2019

A US threat to impose tariffs on French wine in response to a French tax on big digital companies is receding – albeit not lifted definitively, France’s finance minister said on Tuesday (27 August), write Leigh Thomas and Myriam Rivet. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and US officials reached a deal on the sidelines of […]

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France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

| August 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said he had not been given a formal mandate from G7 leaders to pass messages to Iran, but that he would continue to hold talks with Tehran in the coming weeks to defuse tensions, writes Michel Rose. “We had a discussion yesterday on Iran and that enabled us to establish […]

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#Trump dampens Macron optimism on #Iran talks

#Trump dampens Macron optimism on #Iran talks

| August 26, 2019

US President Donald Trump appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Iran on Sunday (25 August), saying that while he was happy for President Emmanuel Macron to reach out to Tehran to defuse tensions he would carry on with his own initiatives, write Jeff Mason and Michel Rose. European leaders have struggled to […]

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Setting stern tone, France’s Macron to spar with Britain’s Johnson on #Brexit

Setting stern tone, France’s Macron to spar with Britain’s Johnson on #Brexit

| August 22, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (22 August) try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal, write William James and Michel Rose. In his first foreign trip since winning the premiership a month ago, Johnson is […]

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France’s Macron says no-deal #Brexit would be Britain’s fault

France’s Macron says no-deal #Brexit would be Britain’s fault

| August 22, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) on Wednesday (21 August) said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain’s own making and not the European Union’s, adding that any trade pact London cut with Washington would not mitigate the cost of leaving the bloc without a deal, writes Michel Rose. The French leader said the demands made […]

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#ItalianSenate backs train link with #France, widening coalition rift

#ItalianSenate backs train link with #France, widening coalition rift

| August 9, 2019

The Italian Senate on Wednesday (7 August) rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to continue, writes Giuseppe Fonte. The planned line, meant to connect the Italian city of Turin with Lyon in France, […]

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#Europol – 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

#Europol – 40 arrested in Spain and France for international vehicle theft and trafficking

| August 8, 2019

Europol has supported the Spanish Guardia Civil and the French Gendarmerie Nationale to dismantle an organised crime group involved in the stealing of vehicles. 40 individuals were arrested in connection to this case (32 in Spain, eight in France) and 118 stolen vehicles were recovered, the sale of which would have brought over €4,500,000 to […]

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