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  • *Nov. 13 attacks in Paris and refugee crisis help FN. PARIS, Dec 6- France's far-right National Front pulled off an historic win on Sunday, topping the vote nationally in the first round of regional elections, exit polls showed, and potentially redrawing the political map before national elections in 2017.. Boosted by fears over the Islamic State attacks that...

  • *Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, refugee crisis help FN. PARIS, Dec 6- France's far-right National Front topped the vote nationally in the first round of high-stakes regional elections on Sunday, exit polls showed, a major boost for the anti-immigration party. Boosted by fears over the Nov. 13 Islamic State attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, stubbornly high...

  • *India says rich must keep taking lead on climate curbs. Secretary of State John Kerry to say that India would be a "challenge" to deal with in Paris but, in the corridors of the U.N. climate summit, it is winning the support of other developing nations. These see India- already the number three greenhouse emitter behind China and the United States, and likely to be number...

  • PARIS, Dec 3- France's unemployment rate rose to 10.6 percent in the third quarter, its highest quarterly rate since 1997 and up from a revised 10.4 percent in the previous quarter, data published by the INSEE national statistics office on Thursday showed. The figures will make grim reading for French President Francois Hollande before regional elections this...

  • PARIS, Dec 1- France plans to spend billions of euros in renewable energy and other environmental projects in its former west African colonies and across Africa over the next five years, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday. Hollande told a conference on Africa, held as part of climate change talks in Paris, that his government would double investments in...

  • France and India look to the sun to save the planet Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    PARIS, Nov 30- France and India on Monday launched an international alliance seeking to mobilize more than a trillion dollars by 2030 and deliver clean, solar energy to some of the planet's poorest. In the past, India has been one of the obstacles to consensus as it pushes for leeway to allow its population of more than a billion to develop. But Prime Minister...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- Bill Gates and some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies. The United States, France, India and 17 other countries will announce they will double the $10...

  • France, India to launch global solar alliance Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    *India's national action plan favors steep increase in solar. and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch. Aware of the shadow cast by the failure of the 2009 Copenhagen summit, the last attempt to reach a global climate deal, the United Nations is placing as much weight on the efforts of individual governments as on an overarching U.N....

  • White House silent on Hollande, Putin meeting Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    White House silent on Hollande, Putin meeting

    CNBC's John Harwood reports France and the U.S. want Syrian President Assad out but Russia does not.

  • Expanding the war on terror: Bill Richardson Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Expanding the war on terror: Bill Richardson

    Fmr. Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.), provides insight to building a strategy to fight the war on terrorism.

  • French consumer spending weak even before attacks Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 27- French consumer spending fell the most in seven months in October and the jobless total surged to a new record, signs that a recovery in the euro zone's second biggest economy was struggling to gain momentum even before attacks in Paris this month. The data suggest that a gradual recovery underway in France was on a shaky footing even before the Nov. 13...

  • Nothing came out of Putin-Hollande meeting: Academic Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    Nothing came out of Putin-Hollande meeting: Academic

    Tom Switzer, U.S. Studies Center research associate at the University of Sydney, says there are serious limits to how much a U.S.-led coalition can bring positive change in Syria.

  • Hollande could use this leveraging ace on Russia Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
    Hollande could use this leveraging ace on Russia

    Russia may trade an end of EU sanctions with cooperation on Syria, says Tina Burrett, assistant professor of political science at Sophia University.

  • Obama: US taking every step to prevent attacks Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement at the White House in Washington.

    President Obama says the U.S. faces no specific terrorist threat as travel for the Thanksgiving holiday increases.

  • Belgium hunts for ‘dangerous’ new Paris suspect Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 4:23 AM ET
    Rescue services personnel working near the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015.

    An investigation into the November 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when Belgium issued a warrant for a "dangerous" new suspect.

  • UPDATE 5-Oil falls as spotlight returns to global glut Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 4:11 AM ET

    *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for week ahead. LONDON, Nov 25- Crude oil futures fell on Wednesday as investor focus shifted back to a deep global supply glut and away from the threat of escalating violence in the Middle East, which pushed prices to two-week highs the previous day. The benchmark had settled up $1.29 at $46.12 on Tuesday, after hitting its highest since...

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for week ahead. SEOUL, Nov 25- Crude oil futures eased on Wednesday after prices hit two-week highs in the previous session as tension mounted in the Middle East following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane. "In Asian hours you are seeing some profit-taking... but bullish sentiment is continuing," said Daniel Ang, an investment analyst...

  • Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. "We cannot accommodate any more refugees in Europe, that's not possible," Valls told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, adding that tighter control of Europe's external borders would determine the fate of the European Union. The refugee debate has become more politically charged after the deadly...

  • Paris terror: Belgians rebuff French security sneers Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 2:26 AM ET
    Belgian soldiers patrol in central Brussels as police search the area during a continued high level of security following the recent deadly Paris attacks, Belgium, November 24, 2015.

    Did Belgian bungling over jihadists lead to the Paris attacks? Are French jibes at their small neighbor a tactic to disguise failings closer to home?

  • *Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus for week ahead. SEOUL, Nov 25- Crude oil futures extended gains on Wednesday after prices hit two-week highs in the previous session as tension mounted in the Middle East following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane. "In Asian hours you are seeing some profit-taking... but bullish sentiment is continuing," said Daniel Ang, an investment...