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  • Paris relatively calm, some scuffles near Invalides. PARIS, Jan 19- Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vests" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned...

  • Another week closer to the date Britain leaves the European Union. Given how crushingly Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal was defeated by lawmakers, there is little chance her Plan B-- to be presented in coming days-- will get away with just minor amendments. If May fails to forge consensus within her party and with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn...

  • *Crises to keep Trump, Macron, May away from Davos. MILAN, Jan 17- An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom over the global economic and political outlook. Donald Trump, who stole the Davos limelight last year with a rare appearance by a...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- The dollar was firm against the yen on Friday as growing optimism on progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks supported broader appetite for risk. "The reaction of the market to the report shows the overall optimistic view spreading out across the foreign exchange market," said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief currency strategist at Mizuho Securities.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his 2019 New Year's wishes to the military forces during his visit of paratroopers of the 11th Parachute Brigade of the Infantry at the air force base 101 Toulouse-Francazal, near Toulouse, southern France, on January 17, 2019.

    President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the death of four Americans in Syria this week showed that the battle against Islamic State militants would continue and he vowed that France would keep its troops in the region this year.

  • PARIS, Jan 17- Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom agreed in 2017 to merge their rail assets, hoping to create a European industrial champion. His outspoken intervention reflects a frustration in Paris and some other European capitals that the EU's competition laws no longer reflect modern-day geopolitical realities, and in particular the threat from...

  • *Crises to keep Trump, Macron, May away from Davos. MILAN, Jan 17- An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom over the global economic and political outlook. Outside the G7, the leaders of Russia and India are shunning Davos, while China- whose...

  • PARIS, Jan 16- Anti-government protests that have blocked some French highways stalled traffic growth on motorways run by Vinci last year, the company's chief executive said. Besides its construction and motorways business, Vinci also runs airports and bought a majority stake in Britain's Gatwick in December. He was speaking at a company presentation held on...

  • PARIS, Jan 15- A French court cancelled the licence for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro 360 in the latest legal blow to the Bayer-owned business. Germany's Bayer, which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its Roundup...

  • Germany's Bayer, which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its Roundup and Ranger Pro products caused their cancer. A court in Lyon in southeast France ruled that the approval granted by French environment agency ANSES in 2017 for Roundup Pro 360 had failed to take into account potential health risks.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead the American delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week, filling in for President Donald Trump, two senior administration officials said. Trump, who attended last year's Davos event, had planned to go again this year but last week pulled out as he grapples...

  • French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during a traditional Epiphany cake ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019.

    French President Emmanuel Macron launched a three-month nationwide debate on Monday, after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police across the country for the ninth consecutive weekend.

  • *Le Pen wants to make EU vote a referendum on Macron. *Le Pen hopes vote will further redraw political map. Le Pen urged the tens of thousands of protesters who have staged weekly protests against President Emmanuel Macron since November to make the EU vote a referendum on his policies.

  • PARIS, Jan 13- French media and reporters' organisations on Sunday denounced attacks on journalists by "yellow vest" anti-government protesters and called for better protection after a series of incidents this weekend. Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth...

  • Jan 11- The "yellow vests" movement- named after the fluorescent jackets French motorists have to carry in their vehicles- started in mid-November as a protest against a fuel tax but has since grown into a broader backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's government. Around a 45 million euro loss on sales in France and Belgium. Nevertheless, Richemont said...

  • Central to this is the situation in France, where people have taken to the streets in recent weeks wearing brightly coloured "gilets jaunes" or "yellow vests", protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. In response, Macron pledged tax cuts for pensioners and minimum wage increases that will cost France an additional 8- 10 billion euros.

  • Jan 10- The "yellow vests" movement- named after the fluorescent jackets French motorists have to carry in their vehicles- started in mid-November as a protest against a fuel tax but has since grown into a broader backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's government. Around 45 million euro loss on sales in France and Belgium. Chief Executive Denis Machuel...

  • PARIS, Jan 9- Christian Dior is bringing forward its men's fashion show in Paris to avoid "yellow vest" protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar with the decision said. Dior, part of the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate, wrote to guests to reschedule a menswear catwalk show initially planned for Jan. 19-...

  • *Portugal and Spain tell strong recovery stories. Investors who bought government bonds from euro zone countries-- with the admittedly large exception of Italy-- at the start of 2018 booked a healthy profit if they held them to the end of the year. Demand was stoked by Italy's wrangling with Brussels over its budget plan, uncertainty over Britain's impending exit...

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