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Reuters
Firm economic growth to ease French budget balancing act: ministersterm. Civil service unions have called a strike for Oct. 10 over concerns abou
Reuters / Posted yesterday
term. Civil service unions have called a strike for Oct. 10 over concerns about wages and a welfare tax hike that risks hitting them particularly hard. Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Addtional reporting by Yann Le Guernigou; Editing by Richard Balmfo... Read more
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EuroNews
Firm economic growth to ease French budget balancing act - ministers By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – France’s economic recovery is strong enough
EuroNews / Posted yesterday
By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – France’s economic recovery is strong enough for the government to be able to cut spending and the deficit without growth being affected, the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
American tourists attacked with acid at French train stationInvestigators have for now ruled out a terrorist motive and said they believe t
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
Investigators have for now ruled out a terrorist motive and said they believe the attacker may be mentally disturbed, a police official said. (Reporting by Jean-Francois Rosnoblet; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)Source:... Read more
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Reuters
American tourists attacked with acid at French train stationat the scene. Investigators have for now ruled out a terrorist motive and said
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
at the scene. Investigators have for now ruled out a terrorist motive and said they believe the attacker may be mentally disturbed, a police official said. Reporting by Jean-Francois Rosnoblet; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Rob... Read more
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Reuters
Police give all clear after BA plane searched in Parisit was due to fly to London for what officials said was a security reason. Sni
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
it was due to fly to London for what officials said was a security reason. Sniffer dogs checked the plane and found no threat, police said as they lifted the alert. Reporting by Simon Carraud; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Andre... Read more
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British Airways flight evacuated in Paris for security reason: airportto London’s Heathrow airport when the plane was evacuated, the official said.
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
to London’s Heathrow airport when the plane was evacuated, the official said. “The incident is being dealt with,” the official added, without going into further detail. Reporting by Simon Carraud; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Andrew He... Read more
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Reuters
Two women injured by hammer-wielding attacker in eastern Franceas a possible terror attack, but also did not rule out the possibility the atta
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
as a possible terror attack, but also did not rule out the possibility the attacker was deranged. The attacker was still on the run on Friday afternoon, police said. Reporting by Catherine Lagrange, writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Leigh... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Two women injured by hammer-wielding attacker in eastern Franceterror attack, but also did not rule out the possibility the attacker was deran
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
terror attack, but also did not rule out the possibility the attacker was deranged. The attacker was still on the run on Friday afternoon, police said. (Reporting by Catherine Lagrange, writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Leigh Thomas)Source: Reut... Read more
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EuroNews
France sees more EU states joining push over tax on online giants By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected more EU countries to join in the coming days a French-led push to tighten the taxation of... Read more
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Reuters
France sees more EU states joining push over tax on online giantsraise. However, an EU lawmaker’s study suggested EU states could have lost 5.4
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
raise. However, an EU lawmaker’s study suggested EU states could have lost 5.4 billion euros ($6.4 billion) in tax revenues from Google and Facebook between 2013 and 2015. Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Matthew Mpoke... Read more
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6d
Reuters
Boeing to raise 787 output to 14 jets a month in 2019Boeing’s preliminary deal to sell eight of the jets to Malaysia Airlines.. Thr
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
Boeing’s preliminary deal to sell eight of the jets to Malaysia Airlines.. Through August, Boeing has won 78 net 787 orders this year. Reporting by Tim Hepher in Paris and Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Sriraj... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Boeing to raise 787 output to 14 jets a month in 2019decision to raise output from 12 a month was announced at a conference, a spoke
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
decision to raise output from 12 a month was announced at a conference, a spokesman said, shortly after Boeing struck a preliminary deal to sell eight of the jets to Malaysia Airlines. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Leigh Thomas)Source: Reut... Read more
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Reuters
JPMorgan owns 11.33 percent of Ubisoft via contracts, optionsthe French regulator added. “This statement is purely technical, with no incid
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
the French regulator added. “This statement is purely technical, with no incidence on the vote (at the general meeting),” a spokeswoman for Ubisoft said. Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Gwenaelle Barzic; Editing by Brian Love and Leig... Read more
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Reuters
France says Venezuela talks to take place, warns of sanctionsand credible process.” Reporting by John Irish in Paris and Diego Ore and Bria
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
and credible process.” Reporting by John Irish in Paris and Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth in Caracas; Additional reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations; Writing by Brian Love and Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Sandra Ma... Read more
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Reuters
France says Venezuela talks to take place Wednesday, warns of sanctionsnegotiations with the opposition and engage in a sincere and credible process.”
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
negotiations with the opposition and engage in a sincere and credible process.” Reporting by John Irish in Paris and Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth in Caracas; Writing by Brian Love and Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Sa... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Whirlpool reaches deal to save jobs at emblematic French factoryhis far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Le Pen whipped up support from workers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Le Pen whipped up support from workers angered at the risk of losing their jobs given plans to move Whirlpool activities over to Poland. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Leigh Thomas)Source: Re... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
France, Germany, Italy, Spain seek tax on digital giants' revenuesAlphabet Inc, was not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros (US$1.3 billion) in back
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
Alphabet Inc, was not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros (US$1.3 billion) in back taxes because it had no "permanent establishment" in France and ran its operations there from Ireland. (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Angus MacSwan)Source: Reut... Read more
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The Star
France discusses increased pressure on North Korea with Trump, Abeas it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nu
The Star / Posted 10 days ago
as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. (Reporting by Michel Rose,; Writing by Matthias Blamont, Editing by Leigh Thom... Read more
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Reuters
France discusses increased pressure on North Korea with Trump, Abeas it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nu
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. Reporting by Michel Rose,; Writing by Matthias Blamont, Editing by Leigh T... Read more
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Swissinfo
France discusses increased pressure on North Korea with Trump, Abeas it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nu
Swissinfo / Posted 10 days ago
as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. (Reporting by Michel Rose,; Writing by Matthias Blamont, Editing by Leigh Thom... Read more
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The Star
Nine dead, seven missing after Irma hits French islandsMartin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Fr
The Star / Posted 11 days ago
Martin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday. "112 were people were injured," Collomb said, adding that there could be more victims. (Reporting by Bate Felix and Dominuique Vidalon, Editing by Leigh... Read more
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Reuters
Nine dead, seven missing after Irma hits French islandsSaint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday. “112 were people were injured,” Collomb said, adding that there could be more victims. Reporting by Bate Felix and Dominuique Vidalon, Editing by Leigh Tho... Read more
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Reuters
Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent's partner, dead at 86the partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, with whom he founded the f
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
the partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, with whom he founded the famous fashion label in 1961. (Story corrects spelling of Berge in second paragraph and slug.) Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Angus M... Read more
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The Star
IMF must show "good faith" in Greek debt talks - France's Macronnot exhaust our ministers and officials with nights and weeks of talks about th
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
not exhaust our ministers and officials with nights and weeks of talks about the (Greek) growth rate over the next 20-25 years down to the decimal point," he added. (Reporting by Michel Rose, writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Ingrid... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
France appoints envoy to mediate between Qatar, Arab statesministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne told reporters in a daily briefing.
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne told reporters in a daily briefing. Qatar's neighbours accuse it of supporting regional foe Iran and Islamists across the region, a charge Doha denies. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Leigh... Read more
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The Star
France appoints envoy to mediate between Qatar, Arab statesministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne told reporters in a daily briefing.
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne told reporters in a daily briefing. Qatar's neighbours accuse it of supporting regional foe Iran and Islamists across the region, a charge Doha denies. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Leigh... Read more
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Reuters
Europe could soon be within range of North Korean missiles: FranceFlorence Parly said in a speech to the French military. “Europe risks being wi
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
Florence Parly said in a speech to the French military. “Europe risks being within range of (North Korean President) Kim Jong Un’s missiles sooner than expected,” she said. Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; writing by John Irish; Editing by Leigh Th... Read more
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Reuters
Third time lucky as Aveva agrees £3 billion software deal with Schneidersaid. “The deal also increases Schneider’s exposure to Oil & Gas capex,” they
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
said. “The deal also increases Schneider’s exposure to Oil & Gas capex,” they added, an area that has come under pressure as energy companies trim their budgets. Additional reporting by Leigh Thomas in Paris; editing by Jason Neely and Keit... Read more
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Reuters
Pope Francis consulted psychoanalyst in 1970s: booklooking for security.” The book, “Pope Francis: Meetings with Dominique Wolton
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
looking for security.” The book, “Pope Francis: Meetings with Dominique Wolton, Politics and Society” is due for publication by Les Editions de L‘Observatoire on Sept. 6. Reporting by Leigh Thomas, writing by Isla Binnie, editing by Pritha... Read more
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The Star
France says North Korea close to long-range missile capabilitysanctions was implemented and urged China, Pyongyang's main trade partner, to d
The Star / Posted 18 days ago
sanctions was implemented and urged China, Pyongyang's main trade partner, to do its utmost to enforce them. "North Korea must find the path to negotiations. It must be diplomatically active." (Reporting by John Irish, Editing by Leig... Read more
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Reuters
Macron government labor reform plans for Francefor all companies of more than 50 employees. INCREASE OF SEVERANCE PAY In a co
Reuters / Posted 19 days ago
for all companies of more than 50 employees. INCREASE OF SEVERANCE PAY In a concession to unions, severance pay employers have to give employees will be increased by 25 percent. Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Ralph... Read more
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Reuters
French labor reform caps dismissal awards, gives firms flexibilitybiggest union, the reformist CFDT, said that it would not call a strike against
Reuters / Posted 19 days ago
biggest union, the reformist CFDT, said that it would not call a strike against the reform but described the reform as a missed opportunity to improve labor relations. Reporting by Jean Baptiste Vey and Caroline Pailliez, writing by Leig... Read more
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Swissinfo
France's Macron unveils 'mother of all reforms' to overhaul labour rulesby Macron's labour reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer e
Swissinfo / Posted 19 days ago
by Macron's labour reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer economically and socially," he told reporters. (Additional reporting by Leigh Thomas, Caroline Pailliez; writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Cyn... Read more
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Reuters
France's Macron unveils 'mother of all reforms' to overhaul labor rules"impressed" by Macron's labor reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get
Reuters / Posted 19 days ago
"impressed" by Macron's labor reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer economically and socially," he told reporters. Additional reporting by Leigh Thomas, Caroline Pailliez; writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Cynthia Ost... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
France's Macron unveils 'mother of all reforms' to overhaul labour ruleslabour reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer economically
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
labour reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer economically and socially," he told reporters. (Additional reporting by Leigh Thomas, Caroline Pailliez; writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)Sour... Read more
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EuroNews
France's Macron unveils 'mother of all reforms' to overhaul labour rules“impressed” by Macron’s labour reform plan. “I am certain this will help you ge
EuroNews / Posted 19 days ago
“impressed” by Macron’s labour reform plan. “I am certain this will help you get stringer economically and socially,” he told reporters. (Additional reporting by Leigh Thomas, Caroline Pailliez; writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Cynthia Osterm... Read more
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The Star
France's Macron unveils 'mother of all reforms' to overhaul labour rulesby Macron's labour reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer e
The Star / Posted 19 days ago
by Macron's labour reform plan. "I am certain this will help you get stringer economically and socially," he told reporters. (Additional reporting by Leigh Thomas, Caroline Pailliez; writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Cyn... Read more
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Swissinfo
Labour reform to make or break Macron presidency, say bossesBy Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - France's employers federation urged Presiden
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - France's employers federation urged President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to "go all out" in a reform of the labour market to be presented this week in the face of a precipitous fall in his popularity and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Labour reform to make or break Macron presidency, say bossestraining starting in coming months, followed by the retirement system next year
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
training starting in coming months, followed by the retirement system next year. (US$1 = 0.8317 euros) (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; additional reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Richard Lough and John... Read more
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The Star
Labour reform to make or break Macron presidency, say bossestraining starting in coming months, followed by the retirement system next year
The Star / Posted 21 days ago
training starting in coming months, followed by the retirement system next year. ($1 = 0.8317 euros) (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; additional reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Richard Lough and John... Read more
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Reuters
Labor reform to make or break Macron presidency, say bossesinsurance and professional training starting in coming months, followed by the
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
insurance and professional training starting in coming months, followed by the retirement system next year. Reporting by Leigh Thomas; additional reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Richard Lough and John Sto... Read more
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Reuters
France's Macron sees 'posted workers' deal by year endthe prospect of a deal in a news conference in Bucharest with his Romanian coun
Reuters / Posted 26 days ago
the prospect of a deal in a news conference in Bucharest with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, who said that the rules must be clarified and improved. Reporting by Luiza Ilie in Bucharest, writing by Leigh Thomas; editing by Mi... Read more
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Reuters
Macron to urge euro zone reform on trip to Greece next monthvisit to Greece will come after a three-day tour of central and eastern Europe
Reuters / Posted 28 days ago
visit to Greece will come after a three-day tour of central and eastern Europe this week as well as a meeting with the leaders of Germany, Italy and Spain next week. Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Leigh Thomas... Read more

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