Tag Archives: France

At least 29 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina hotel

Ouagadougou (AFP) – At least 29 people, many of them foreigners, were killed in an attack overnight on a top hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso, the latest country…

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French troops to increase for the 1st time in 10 years

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande says France will increase its total number of troops this year for the first time in 10 years, prompted by the extra security measures…

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Renault searched in emissions probe, says no sign of defeat devices

By Leigh Thomas & Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) – French carmaker Renault said fraud investigators had inspected three of its sites to look into its vehicle emissions technology – news…

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4 bn euros wiped off Renault shares after anti-fraud raids

Paris (AFP) – Shares in Renault suffered a meltdown on the Paris stock exchange on Thursday after anti-fraud detectives raided sites of the carmaker in an apparent emissions probe. Union…

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Migrants in squalid camps in France get housing upgrade

CALAIS, France (AP) — French officials took steps on Monday to improve the lot of thousands of migrants living in dreadful conditions in northern France, setting up containers with bunk…

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Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland's Nokia said on Monday it has gained control of French rival Alcatel-Lucent following its 15.6-billion-euro ($17 billion) all-share offer & the two telecom equipment makers would…

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Algerian hero and longtime opposition leader buried in chaos

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Tens of thousands of Algerians massed in a mountain village for a chaotic burial ceremony Friday of a national hero of the brutal independence war with…

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France quarrels over revoking citizenship of terrorists

PARIS (AP) — The push by France's Socialist government to revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality after the Paris attacks has turned into a harsh political dispute,…

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110 journalists killed in 2015, mostly in 'peaceful' countries

Paris (AFP) – A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, noting that while many died in war zones…

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Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON (AP) — Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff…

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