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  • Scaffolding which was erected for the renovation of the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral, remains in place a day after a devastating fire destroyed the roof and other areas of the Gothic cathedral in central Paris on April 16, 2019.

    The massive fire that ripped through Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, collapsing the roof and spire, was likely caused accidentally, prosecutors say.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping reacts during the signing of a memorandum of understanding on China's Belt and Road Initiative in Rome, Italy, on March 23, 2019.

    It seems that Beijing's trade arrangements with Europe are complicating American efforts to radically change trade relations with China, writes Michael Ivanovitch.

  • PARIS, April 11- French lawmakers adopted on Thursday a government bill aimed at kickstarting a wave of privatizations, including a sale of the state's stake in airports group ADP, to raise cash for a new innovation fund. Those privatization proposals form part of a broader strategy to raise cash to boost the economy and finance technological innovations in...

  • PARIS, April 11- French lawmakers adopted on Thursday a government bill aimed at kickstarting a wave of privatisations, including a sale of the state's stake in airports group ADP, to raise cash for a new innovation fund. Those privatisation proposals form part of a broader strategy to raise cash to boost the economy and finance technological innovations in...

  • Gold eased on Thursday as investors booked some profit from the metal's strong run this week, but bullion held near a two-week peak supported by concerns over an economic slowdown, as major central banks retained a dovish policy stance.

  • BRUSSELS, April 11- European Union leaders gave Theresa May a new Brexit deadline of Oct. 31, four months longer than the prime minister asked for, in a move the EU summit chair said would let Britain resolve its domestic deadlock on the issue. "This means additional six months for the UK to find the best possible solution," Tusk added on the eve of what would otherwise...

  • Jean-Claude Juncker the President of the European Commission and Donald Tusk the president of European Council after the European Leaders summit meeting with the main topic discussions with Theresa May an extension of Brexit, at a media briefing after midnight in Brussels, Belgium on March 21-22 2019.

    European Council President Donald Tusk told the U.K. not to waste the additional time that has been agreed on for the country to leave the European Union.

  • BRUSSELS, April 11- European Union leaders agreed to grant British Prime Minister Theresa May a new Brexit deadline of Oct. 31, officials said, after French President Emmanuel Macron opposed efforts to give her another year. The late-night agreement means Britain will not crash out of the bloc on Friday and gives May more than the three months she had asked for to...

  • BRUSSELS, April 11- European Union leaders agreed to grant British Prime Minister Theresa May a new Brexit deadline of Oct. 31, diplomats told Reuters after French President Emmanuel Macron opposed summit efforts to give her another year. The late-night deal means Britain will not crash out of the bloc on Friday and gives May more than the three months she had...

  • BRUSSELS, April 10- European Union leaders prepared to grant Theresa May a new delay to Brexit on Wednesday but argued late into the evening over how long a reprieve would best protect the EU from political chaos in Britain. Two days before Britain will otherwise lurch out of the bloc without a legal safety net, the British prime minister made an hour-long pitch...

  • *May seeks second Brexit postponement to June 30. BRUSSELS, April 10- European Union leaders were poised to grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Britain's fraught exit at an emergency summit on Wednesday, after arguing over how long and on what terms. French President Emmanuel Macron was pushing to withhold any commitment to extend Friday's...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, April 9- European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain's ability to undermine the bloc. A "flextension" until the end of the year or until March 2020, under which Britain could leave much sooner if...

  • *May dashes to Berlin and Paris to plead for delay. PARIS/ BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, April 9- European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain's ability to undermine the bloc. While it was not immediately clear what Merkel and...

  • *Macron's office says Paris wants UK to stay out of EU affairs. PARIS/ BERLIN, April 9- Germany and other European Union powers will accept Prime Minister Theresa May's request for another delay to Brexit but French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to limit Britain's influence as it grapples with its departure. In a sign of just how far the three-year Brexit...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, April 9- French President Emmanuel Macron's office set out blunt conditions on Tuesday as British Prime Minister Theresa May headed for Paris to ask him to agree to a delay in Britain's departure from the European Union. As her ministers held crisis talks in London with the opposition Labour Party in the hope of breaking the domestic deadlock, May...

  • German leader Angela Merkel receives British Prime Minister Theresa May in front of the Federal Chancellery for talks.

    Theresa May is traveling to Berlin and Paris on Tuesday for talks with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron

  • The yen rose on Tuesday as traders favored the safe-haven currency after the United States announced it was considering tariffs on $11 billion of European goods and the International Monetary Fund downgraded its outlook on the global economy.

  • Gold rose to its highest in more than a week on Tuesday as the dollar and equities weakened after the International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for the year, with increased buying by central banks lending further support.

  • Britain's exit from the EU hangs in the balance with Prime Minister Theresa May trying to coax the Labour Party into agreeing a divorce deal with a better chance of being ratified by the British parliament, two days before an emergency summit where she will try to delay the April 12 departure. I've said many times before, we can be more, much more ambitious in our...

  • PARIS, April 8- Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday. France has been driving hard for such a tax, but at a meeting of EU finance meetings over the weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft EU-wide GAFA tax...