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  • HANGZHOU, China, Sept 3- China and the United States ratified the Paris agreement to cut climate-warming emissions on Saturday, marking a major step toward the enactment of the pact as early as the end of the year and setting the stage for other countries to follow suit. China has gone to great lengths to try to make the Sept 4-5 G20 summit a success, hoping to cement...

  • *Brussels, Washington seeking deal by end of Obama term. PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Aug 30- France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany and growing skepticism among Americans. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

  • *Brussels, Washington seeking deal by end of Obama term. PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Aug 30- France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany just two months after their countries' leaders reaffirmed support for an accord. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the...

  • PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Aug 30- France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany just two months after their countries' leaders reaffirmed support for an accord. Washington and Brussels are officially committed to sealing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

  • Hollande elected without mandate to reform: CEO

    "France needs to do a significant number of reforms" and leadership campaigns next year must address this, says Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay.

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Trade talks between the European Union and the United States should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to calls from within Germany for an end to the negotiations. But despite a weekend comment by German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel that the talks had "de facto failed," which found an echo on...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- An international agreement on climate change struck in Paris last year is still far from being implemented, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, and he urged countries to ensure it was ratified by year-end. Global temperatures reached record highs for the 15th straight month in July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

  • PARIS, Aug 30- French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday an international deal on climate change agreed in Paris last year was still far from being implemented and called on countries to ensure it was ratified by year-end. "The immediate urgency is to ensure the is put into action by year-end. That's far from being achieved.

  • PARIS, Aug 30- French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that talks on Britain exiting the European Union had to be concluded by 2019 and that the decision to leave the bloc was irreversible. "This choice means that Britain, once it leaves, cannot take part in European decisions. "It would neither be good for Britain not acceptable for Europe.

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Talks between the European Union and the United States over a free trade deal are "bogged down" and there little chance of an agreement this year, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama' s mandate in January next year. Earlier on Tuesday, French trade minister Matthias Fekl said he would request a halt to the...

  • Nonetheless, the slowdown in world trade will have a "substantial" impact on the French economy, according to Laurent Clavel, a senior international economist at AXA IM.

  • *Brussels institutions back in action, facing familiar problems. Last week, the EU's remaining Big Three-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and their host, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi-- felt they needed to renew their vows at the wellspring of the union, the island of Ventotene, where in 1941 prisoners of Mussolini wrote a...

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    Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed he plans to run again to be French President, but he may not be The Republicans party’s best bet for success.

  • Demonstrators take part in a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union following the recent EU referendum, in London, June 28, 2016.

    The leaders of the euro zone's biggest economies said Europe had to turn its back on populists who blamed Brussels for all its problems.

  • Jobseekers hold documents as they queue at service desks inside a Pole Emploi job center, the French national employment agency, in Montauban, France

    France's unemployment rate has fallen below 10 percent for the first time since 2012, offering a boost to President Francois Hollande.

  • LONDON, Aug 2- Britain should get on with approving the $24 billion Hinkley Point nuclear power project otherwise the world's fifth-largest economy could face power shortages in the future, said the man seeking to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party. Owen Smith, who is seeking to replace socialist Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, said Britain should be...

  • LONDON, Aug 2- Britain should get on with approving the $24 billion Hinkley Point nuclear power project otherwise the world's fifth-largest economy could face power shortages in the future, said the man seeking to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party. Owen Smith, who is seeking to replace socialist Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, said Britain should be...

  • *China says it hopes Britain can proceed with Hinkley deal. LONDON/ BEIJING, Aug 1- Britain said on Monday that it wanted closer ties with China but resisted pressure from Beijing to sign off on a $24 billion nuclear power project that was delayed at the last minute by Prime Minister Theresa May. China "hopes that Britain can reach a decision as soon as possible, to...

  • LONDON, July 30- British Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the security implications of a planned Chinese investment in the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant and intervened personally to delay the project, a former colleague and a source said on Saturday. The plan by France's EDF to build two reactors with financial backing from a Chinese...

  • The plan by France's EDF to build two new reactors with financial backing from a Chinese state-owned firm was championed by May's predecessor David Cameron as a sign of Britain's openness to foreign investment. But just hours before a signing ceremony was due to take place on Friday, May's new government said it would review the project again, raising doubts...