Tag: France

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris: The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours...

Brexit: Does Brexit free Europe to seek closer union?

Brussels: British politicians often speak of Brexit as an opportunity to escape Brussels‘ shackles, but does the departure also free Europe to go its own...

Countries begin to seal off UK amid new coronavirus variant surge

London: France became the latest European country to close all its borders with the UK after Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Bulgaria, the Irish Republic, Turkey...

Thousands protest as France reels from police violence

PARIS: Thousands took to the streets across France on Saturday to demand the government abandon a contentious new security law, in a controversy intensified by...

Elite European anti-jihadist force takes first steps in Sahel

GAO, MALI: Inside a military base in northern Mali, a concrete bollard emblazoned with French, Estonian and Swedish flags marks a zone reserved for a...

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree new Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

BAKU/YEREVAN: Armenia and Azerbaijan said they had agreed on Saturday to a new humanitarian ceasefire from midnight (2000 GMT) in fighting over Azerbaijan’s ethnic Armenian-controlled...

Moscow hosts Armenia-Azerbaijan talks as hopes rise for truce after clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh

STEPANAKERT: Armenia and Azerbaijan were due to hold their first high-level talks on Friday after nearly two weeks of clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region,...

France, Italy floods: Two killed, nine missing amid drenching rain

The storm, dubbed Alex, ravaged several villages around the city of Nice on the French Riviera. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi called it the worst flooding...

France reveals fresh stimulus worth 100 billion euros — almost 4% of its GDP and bigger than any other European economy

THOMAS COEX/Getty Summary List Placement France launched a fresh stimulus plan worth 100 billion euros on Thursday to prop up the economy from the downturn...

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council | India News

UNITED NATIONS: India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term on Wednesday, winning 184 votes in the...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...

NATO chief says on Huawei: UK review of 5G security is important

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so...

Europe pins hopes on smarter coronavirus contact tracing apps

MUEHLBACH AM MANHARTSBERG, Austria (Reuters) – European countries cautiously emerging from the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic are looking to a second generation of contact...

Airbus jobs on wire as underlying output falls 40%: sources

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40% below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new...

Nissan and Renault shelve merger plans to repair their alliance: sources

(Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) and Nissan (7201.T) have shelved plans to push towards the full merger former leader Carlos Ghosn craved and will instead fix...

There will be no delay in supply of Rafale jets to India: France

There will be no delay in delivery of 36 Rafale jets to India as the timeline finalised for the supply of the fighter jets will...

Hong Kong tensions unnerve world stocks, oil tumbles

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks took a hit and the Chinese yuan weakened on Friday as Beijing moved to impose a new security law on...

Shares lose footing, oil marches on

LONDON (Reuters) – Equity markets slipped on Thursday on concerns about the long-term impact of the new coronavirus and simmering U.S.-China tensions, though those worries...

Temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial...

France to impose digital tax this year regardless of any new international levy

PARIS (Reuters) – France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its...

Exclusive: Renault to discontinue Espace model as carmaker cuts costs – sources

PARIS (Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) is preparing to substantially reduce its vehicle range, withdrawing well-known but ailing models like the Espace minivans, as part of...

France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour

PARIS (Reuters) – Social networks and other online content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or...

EasyJet founder offers $6 million reward for help in cancelling Airbus order

LONDON (Reuters) – EasyJet (EZJ.L) founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou is offering 5 million pounds ($6.2 million) for any information that leads to the cancellation of its...

French, Dutch join forces to urge EU to show teeth on trade

PARIS (Reuters) – France and the Netherlands have joined forces to urge the European Union to enforce environmental and labour standards more forcefully with countries...

covid impact: How governments across the world are helping companies, workers in times of Covid

As India waits for the second stimulus, world over governments are still pulling out the stops to shore up both employers and employees. Here’s a...