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US VP warns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens democracy across Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state of mind remains “determined”, according to an Elysee Palace source speaking after a Saturday afternoon phone call between French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Putin. The source said that since the three leaders’ last conversation on Thursday, Putin still seemed “committed to …

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France makes uneven progress on pay and promotions for women

When France introduced quotas to force big companies to appoint more women to their boards in 2011, the policy still had its doubters. Some feared it was too ambitious – France at the time was lagging behind the EU – others thought it was too blunt a tool. A decade …

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Eurozone growth rebounds, led by France, as prices soar – business live | Business

Hello and welcome to our ongoing coverage of the global economy, financial markets, eurozone and business. The week started on a calmer note with news that US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron has …

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Russian-Ukrainian crisis: US officials issue new round of warnings to Moscow over signs of impending invasion

Vice President Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated Biden’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin made the decision to invade within days. “Everything leading up to a real invasion seems to be happening,” Blinken said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” US officials have warned that Russia is …

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Malian army says 8 soldiers were killed and dozens of terrorists ‘neutralized’ in latest clashes

Published on: 02/19/2022 – 14:55 Eight soldiers and 57 “terrorists” were killed in clashes at a rebel base in northern Mali where rival jihadist groups, including the so-called Islamic State, are active, the Malian army announced on Saturday. Friday’s fighting followed an airstrike and erupted just a day after France …

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France announces full troop withdrawal from Mali

The departure is set to upend the international fight against one of the world’s fastest growing insurgencies, raising the question of who will fill the security vacuum left by Mali’s biggest defense ally. France, Canada, European and regional states said in the statement that this decision followed “multiple obstructions” from …

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Why the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is important

The Ukrainian crisis seems to have taken a turn, with Russia declaring that it has withdrawn troops from the border, but an elephant remains in the room. Called Nord Stream 2, it is an undersea gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, but is seen by some as a geopolitical weapon. …

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War, peace, stalemate? The coming week could decide the fate of Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Even if a Russian invasion of Ukraine doesn’t happen in the next few days, the crisis is reaching a critical inflection point with European stability and the future of East-West relations hanging in the balance. A convergence of events over the coming week could determine whether the impasse …

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French forces “neutralize” 40 militants in Burkina Faso | News | DW

The French army said on Saturday it had killed 40 militants in Burkina Faso. According to a statement posted on Twitter, the militants were “neutralized” during a joint operation with the Burkinabè armed forces. The statement goes on to say that the armed “terrorist group” is responsible for two attacks …

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Is a demonstration of the Canadian “freedom convoy” about to descend on Paris?

French people opposed to the country’s vaccine pass system plan to flock to Paris in protests inspired by Canada’s so-called Freedom Convoy, according to organizers on social media. The group plans to send six convoys to Paris from different parts of France, including the southern city of Nice and Strasbourg …

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Russian bombers fly over Belarus amid Ukrainian tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia sent a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over its ally Belarus on Saturday amid growing tensions over Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said the two Tu-22M3 bombers trained to interact with the Belarusian air force and air defense during a four-hour mission. The flight …

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Biden meets with European leaders on threat of Russian invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON- US President Joe Biden is meeting virtually Monday afternoon with key European leaders over the lingering threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine as he plans to send several thousand US troops to the Baltics and Europe from the east. Biden has not decided to move US military equipment …

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The Omicron change in Europe: pandemic or endemic?

LONDON – In Britain, France, Spain and other countries in Europe, politicians and some public health experts are advocating a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic that is both bold and resigned: that illness is becoming an inescapable part of daily life. Governments are seizing a moment when their populations …

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Half of French primary schools should close because of teachers’ strike | France

France faces one of its biggest education strikes in decades on Thursday, as around 75% of teachers are set to step down, forcing the closure of half of the country’s primary schools in protest against management by the government of Covid-19 measures in the education sector. President Emmanuel Macron this …

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‘We made it’: Ramy Shaath arrives in France after its release in Egypt | Abdel Fattah el-Sissi News

Egyptian-Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath arrived in France after spending more than 900 days in detention in Egypt. Shaath, who co-founded the Egyptian section of the pro-Palestine Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, arrived in Paris on Saturday. His family said Egyptian authorities forced him to renounce his Egyptian nationality as a …

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Omicron imposes France’s social contract on Covid

PARIS – The deal was simple: get vaccinated and resume a normal life. In a country with high levels of doubts about Covid-19 vaccines and citizens quick to challenge authority, the deal was an unexpected success. He made France one of the most vaccinated countries in Europe, called off street …

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A movement to unify the French left could be his last chance for the elections

PARIS – The dismal state of the French left ahead of the April presidential elections was best summed up in a series of recent phone calls made by Arnaud Montebourg, a former minister in the socialist government whose presidential campaign barely registered in polls. Mr. Montebourg posted several videos on …

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How France lost Mali: failure to quell the jihadist threat opens the door to Russia

Upon his arrival in the Saharan Malian city of Timbuktu in 2013 to celebrate his liberation from the Islamists with the help of French forces, then French President François Hollande was greeted as a hero and acclaimed with cries of “Vive France ! ” Less than nine years later, France …

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Paris court sentences murderer of French Holocaust survivor to life

PARIS (AFP) – A French court on Wednesday sentenced the murderer of an elderly Jewish woman to life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole for 22 years, for the 2018 murder which sparked an outcry against anti-Semitism in France . Yacine Mihoub was convicted of the murder of Mireille Knoll, …

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Horseshoe Bay veteran Gerald Powell receives French Legion of Honor award

France’s highest and most prestigious decoration, the French Legion of Honor, was awarded to 97-year-old veteran Gerald Powell of Horseshoe Bay for his service in World War II. The medal was presented to him by the 2nd Consul General of France Valérie Baraban during a ceremony Tuesday, November 2, at …

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Germany, France, UK and US share ‘growing concern’ over Iranian nuclear activity

Leaders of Germany, France, UK and US expressed “grave and growing concern” over Iran nuclear program after meeting on the sidelines of Group of 20 summit in Rome . The four leaders said Iran “has stepped up the pace of provocative nuclear measures, such as the production of highly enriched …

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Prime Minister says ties with France are on the ‘way back’ | Canberra weather

news, latest news Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Franco-Australian diplomatic relations were returning in the right direction after a phone call with President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Morrison spoke to his French counterpart on Thursday for the first time since Australia canceled a $ 90 billion submarine deal with Naval Group …

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Australian Foreign Minister to meet with French Ambassador to try to bridge the submarine divide | Aukus

The Australian Foreign Minister will meet the French ambassador next week to try to bridge the damaging diplomatic gap on the submarines, while declaring to regret “the deep disappointment that France feels”. While the government hopes to start mending relations with France, Australian officials have also shared details of friction …

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Trump-inspired French nationalist TV host Eric Zemmour soars in polls

PARIS — As a television talk show host and expert, Eric Zemmour has built a devoted following in the French far right with years of sharp criticism against immigrants, Muslims and leftist politicians. Today, Zemmour, who says he was inspired by former President Donald Trump, is using his fame to …

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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Kourou: France has successfully put a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. …

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Mali did not ask any group to negotiate with Islamist militants

Malian Prime Minister Choguel Maiga addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, September 25, 2021. Kena Betancur / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo BAMAKO, October 21 (Reuters) – The Malian government said Thursday that it had not …

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France will throw 4 billion euros to regain European leadership in electric vehicles and stimulate employment

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to devote 4 billion euros to the electricity potential of his country as part of … [+] its “France 2030” investment plan. Photo: LUDOVIC MARIN / POOL / AFP via Getty Images POOL / AFP via Getty Images The French auto industry will receive € …

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A face-to-face meeting on Nord Stream 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver “an informative and very important speech, followed by a plenary discussion” Wednesday in Moscow during Russian Energy Week, an international forum on the global energy sector. Expectations are high in energy circles in Europe and America. Europe is experiencing an energy crisis with booming …

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French President Emmanuel Macron to meet US President Joe Biden at G20, hopes to re-engage after Aukus pact

US President Joe Biden speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron. (To file) Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he hoped to bridge a gap with his US counterpart Joe Biden when they met in Rome in late October, saying he wanted longtime allies to work together “in good …

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French Foreign Ministry confirms meeting between Le Drian and Blinken on October 5

PARIS (UrduPoint News / Spoutnik – October 05, 2021) The meeting between French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will take place on Tuesday, and leaders will discuss actions to restore confidence between nations, confirmed the French Foreign Ministry. In mid-September, France was taken …

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Tunisian Saied tells French Macron that a national dialogue will take place soon

Tunisian President Kais Saied is sworn in in Tunis, Tunisia, October 23, 2019. REUTERS / Zoubeir Souissi PARIS, October 2 (Reuters) – Tunisian President Kais Saied told French President Emmanuel Macron that a national dialogue would take place soon, Macron’s office said on Saturday after speaking by phone. Saied’s mention …

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Fears rebuff by Australian submarines in France could sever economic ties with the EU | Aukus

The postponement of trade talks between the European Union and Australia has raised fears in Canberra that a split with France over the abandoned submarine contract could slow the pressure for closer economic ties. The EU confirmed on Friday reports that the 12th round of negotiations – originally scheduled for …

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France and Greece hedge their bets with a new defense pact

October 2, 2021 KYRIAKOS MITSOTAKIS, the Greek Prime Minister, presented it as a love story. “History … wants us together,” he told Emmanuel Macron, President of France, in Paris on September 28. “Geography too. He rocked Mr. Macron with stories of Ionian sailors landing in Marseille and French Philhellenes who …

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“Someone lied”: French Foreign Minister accuses Australia of treason of submarines during last rounding | Australian foreign policy

France accused Australia of lying shortly before Canberra canceled a major submarine contract, with France’s foreign minister saying “someone lied”. With no sign of imminent easing of tensions between the two countries, Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing that Australia had never expressed doubts about the $ 56 billion …

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Trade and Travel in a Global Pandemic – The Pioneer

The effects of travel bans and arms sales on international relations In early September, France, one of the main states in the EU, joined with many European states in removing the United States from their safe travel list. This means that US citizens are no longer able to easily travel …

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Politics This Week | The Economist

Sep 25, 2021 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios Where Android. France reacted with fury to American, Australian and British training plans a new defense pact in the Pacific. France was not invited to join. Australia is …

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US-France dispute casts shadow over UNGA summit week – srn news

UNITED NATIONS: Tensions between Western allies cast a shadow over the start of the week’s UN summit on Monday with France furious over canceled mega-contract but US President Joe Biden addressing European grievance by easing restrictions travel document. Biden arrived in New York on Monday for his first UN General …

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Two Afghans who trekked in France have lessons for evacuees

PARIS – One slept in the streets of Paris, the other in a huge makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than a million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans do not know each other, but they share …

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Failed international submarine deal leaves France betrayed: NPR

The USS Missouri, pictured in Hawaii earlier this month, is one of the US Navy’s nuclear-powered submarines. The US, UK and Australia signed a partnership last week that will provide Australia with eight nuclear-powered submarines. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Amanda R. Gray / US Navy via AP hide caption toggle …

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how the UK’s secret nuclear pact blinded European elites

However, the deal had been in the works for some time. It was such a secret (so controversial) deal that only 10 people in the UK government would know about it. Described by a defense source as a scene from a John le Carré novel, the March meeting in London …

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In escalation of submarine deal, France recalls emissaries from US and Australia

PARIS / CANBERRA / WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Reuters) – France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after recalling its ambassadors from the two countries over a trilateral security agreement that sunk a French-designed submarine contract with Canberra. The rare decision taken by …

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Drone strike kills top ISIS leader wanted in 2017 Green Beret ambush

French officials announced overnight that their military forces had killed ISIS’s top leader in Africa, a terrorist for whom the United States had offered a $ 5 million reward due to his connection to the deadly attack on a team of Green Berets in Niger four years ago. French President …

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Josephine Baker becomes the first black woman to enter the Pantheon | France

The remains of Joséphine Baker, a famous Franco-American dancer, singer and actress who also worked with the French resistance during World War II, will be transferred to the Pantheon mausoleum in November, according to an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron. This will make Baker, born in Missouri in 1906 and …

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The murder of a priest stirs up political tensions over immigration in France – POLITICO

The assassination of a Catholic priest by a Rwandan asylum seeker reignited a debate on immigration to France just months before a presidential election. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Monday that the priest was assassinated in the Western Vendée department by a Rwandan national, who then surrendered to …

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France, US urge Lebanese politicians to quickly form cabinet

BEIRUT (AP) – Seeking to stabilize Lebanon after a series of crises, France and the United States on Friday called on Lebanese politicians to urgently form a cabinet and scheduled an international conference to support the effort. “All parties concerned must work urgently to put in place a government capable …

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Australian state of Victoria to enter five-day lockdown

Australia’s second most populous state, Victoria, will be stranded for five days to fight a Covid-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said. “You only have one chance to go strong and go fast. If you wait, if you hesitate, if you doubt, then you will always look back wishing you …

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Macron’s plan to push back vaccine hesitation – POLITICO

PARIS – The French government is stepping up efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations as a fourth wave of infections threatens to strike sooner than expected. Emmanuel Macron should agree on Monday to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health and care workers. It could go further and impose more widely the …

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US May Withdraw Iran Nuclear Deal If Talks Fail | Voice of America

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Friday that the lack of an interim deal to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities could prompt the United States to abandon efforts to join a nuclear deal. “We’ll see if we can bridge the differences, but they are real, and we must – …

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“Grafle in the face” for Macron as French voters avoid local elections | France

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party received what one of its own deputies called a “slap in the face” in regional and departmental elections on Sunday. The president and his government have failed to mobilize their supporters, with around 68% of voters avoiding polling stations – an unprecedented abstention rate. If there …

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Marine Le Pen below the French regional vote

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally party fell short of expectations in France’s first round of regional elections on Sunday, leaving Les Républicains and other center-right politicians in a strong position for the second and last ballot next weekend. The relatively poor results of the anti-immigration RN – with a …

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Biden tries to convince G-7 leaders to push back on China: NPR

President Biden meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. A White House official said Biden had done a lot of “diplomatic speed-dating” with world leaders. Official Photo / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Official Photo / Getty Images President Biden meets German Chancellor Angela …

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Hundreds of people take to the streets to protest in favor of French regional languages

Published on: 05/29/2021 – 6:14 PM Following a call from the association “So that our languages ​​live / Let our languages ​​live”, demonstrations took place in Gironde, Dordogne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Protesters are unhappy with the recent rejection by the French Constitutional Court of parts of a law to protect regional …

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Explained: The Politics and History Behind France Seeking “ Forgiveness ” from Rwanda for the 1994 Genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday acknowledged his country’s “crushing responsibility” for the 1994 Rwandan genocide, but stopped before issuing a clear public apology. “France has a role, a history and a political responsibility towards Rwanda. It has a duty: to face history head-on and recognize the suffering it has …

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Kagame wins as Macron delivers speech on Rwanda genocide | Rwanda

France bears a “terrible responsibility” for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, President Emmanuel Macron said in a long-awaited speech in Kigali, the capital of the African country. Is. Speaking at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where 250,000 victims of the massacres …

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Can rental intermediation improve the right to housing in France?

“I like working with associations because I think it’s important. If they don’t find owners ready to rent their apartment, a lot of people end up in the street ”, explains Denise Klein, manager of a family real estate company which has several apartments for rent in Alsace, in the …

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WHO explores ways to strengthen urgent response

GENEVA – French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are among those joining efforts to strengthen the World Health Organization and fight pandemics as the UN agency opens its assembly annual with an ongoing draft resolution that recognizes the missteps in the response to COVID-19[FEMININE[FEMININE The European Union …

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Gadsden WWII veteran receives Legion of Honor for work in liberation of France

Decades have passed since Allied forces fought for the liberation of France from the Nazis in WWII, but the French government, it seems, has not forgotten those who fought for their country . One of those was ED Witherspoon of Gadsden, and this month the French Consulate General in Atlanta …

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Bankers leave London as Brexit outsourcing to EU intensifies

LONDON / PARIS (Reuters) – Investment banks move more rainmakers from London to financial centers across the European Union, accelerating the pace of moves after pandemic and uncertainty over Great Britain’s access Brittany in the bloc slowed down relocations. FILE PHOTO: The skyscrapers of the City of London’s Financial District …

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US advises citizens to leave India as new cases rise to 386,000

Amazon reported its second consecutive quarter of more than $ 100 billion in sales, comfortably beating Wall Street’s goals as it continues to reap the rewards of pandemic conditions. Net sales of $ 108.5 billion in the first three months of the year saw the company achieve a net profit …

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France reopens schools as number of patients infected with virus peaks

PARIS – Kindergartens and primary schools reopened across France on Monday after a three-week closure in the first stage of the country’s partial lockdown, despite the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units reaching their highest level since last spring. French authorities say the daily number of new infections …

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French billionaires plan truce in battle for media group Lagardère – sources

Two of France’s richest businessmen are close to a deal on media and publishing company Lagardère (LAGA.PA) that would put their attempts to select its assets on hold for several years, said on Sunday. three sources close to the discussions. Vincent Bolloré, Lagardère’s largest shareholder via his Vivendi group, and …

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