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Trial for protesters who set Paris police car on fire


Paris police car on fire

Nine men are to go on trial in Paris on Tuesday over a dramatic attack when a police patrol car was torched with two officers still inside it.

Videos of the May 16 2016 assault, which have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube, show youths dressed in black, most with their faces covered, surrounding the vehicle in the midst of traffic in the heart of the French capital.

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Acid attack on US students in France ‘not seen as act of terror’


Acid attack on US students in France ‘not seen as act of terror’

French police say an acid attack that injured four American college students in Marseille is not being treated as a terrorist assault.

The four female students were sprayed in the face with acid on Sunday at a train station in the southern French port city of Marseille by a 41-year-old woman, who was quickly detained by police officials.

The victims were all junior students studying abroad, three of them at Boston College’s Paris program.

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Trump WILL pull out of the Paris climate change agreement


Trump WILL pull out of the Paris climate change agreement

Donald Trump is still planning to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement unless the UN can offer 'better terms,' despite claims to the contrary, the White House has said.

Two members of a recent international meeting said that a White House representative had said the US would maintain the accord, The Wall Street Journal  reported earlier on Saturday.

But the White House says that's nonsense - and that Trump is still planning his climate exit unless he gets the changes he wants.

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French President’s Push For People To Work For A Living Is A Cautionary Tale For America


French President’s Push For People To Work For A Living Is A Cautionary Tale For America

During Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign earlier this year, he prominently promised to do what no one before him had: revive the floundering French economy. Less than four months into his presidency, Macron is poised to enact some of the reforms necessary for that revival. But he’s getting some pretty significant pushback that should stand as a cautionary tale for the United States.

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Marine Le Pen Calls for Tightened Security During 2024 Olympics in Paris


Marine Le Pen

French right-wing National Front party Marine Le Pen pointed to the lack the personnel and efficiency in France's security, urging officials to treat this issue more seriously during 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

The security measures should be increased in France in order for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris to be held successfully, leader of the French right-wing National Front (FN) party Marine Le Pen said Thursday, a day after the announcement of Paris' bid victory for hosting the event.

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Olympic Games awarded to Paris, LA in unnecessary two-hour ceremony


Trust the IOC to hold a two-hour ceremony to tell us what we already knew — that Paris and Los Angeles would host the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

Trust the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold a two-hour ceremony to tell us what we already knew.

Ninety minutes into the IOC's exercise in stating the obvious, president Thomas Bach announced Paris would host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will do the same in 2028.

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France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers


France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers

France, Germany and Italy jointly welcomed on Wednesday a proposal by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to limit China’s ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy.

In the European Union’s equivalent of a U.S. president’s State of the Union address, Juncker presented proposals for an investment screening framework.

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French PM insists on pushing through controversial labor reform


Edouard Philippe

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that he was aware of the public anger over the controversial labor reform, but insisted that the new regulations would be pushed through.

"The protest I respect it, it exists, it is there, I listen. Freedom to demonstrate is a fundamental right in France and those who are concerned or opposed this text have the perfect right to protest," Philippe told France 2 television.

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Labour protests hit France in key challenge for Macron


France braced for a day of strikes and protests Tuesday against Emmanuel Macron's flagship labour reforms, a key test as he stakes his presidency on overhauling the sluggish economy.

More than 180 street protests are planned nationwide against the reforms, which are intended to tackle stubbornly high unemployment by loosening the rules that govern how businesses hire and fire people.

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Facebook,Google Tax Reform Sought by EU Government


Facebook,Google  Tax Reform

EU finance ministers are set to discuss changing rules so that tech giants such as Google or Facebook are on the hook to pay more taxes in Europe, according to an EU document seen by AFP on Friday.

European regulators have become increasingly aggressive against US technology giants seen by officials as gaining too much power, with Amazon and Apple also facing scrutiny.

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