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France placed on ‘high risk’ restrictions over bird flu

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – France widened “high risk” restrictions to the entire country after the detection of several cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain in farms in southwest France and in wild ducks in northern France, the farm ministry said on Tuesday. The decision was also …

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Fake Paris attacks victim jailed

Versailles, France, Nov 21, 2016 (AFP) -A French court on Monday jailed a woman who falsely claimed to have been wounded in last year’s Paris attacks in order to claim compensation. The criminal court at Versailles, southwest of Paris, found unemployed Laura Ouandjli, 24, guilty of fraud for claiming she …

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French police foil terror attack – 7 alleged plotters arrested

PARIS, Nov 21, (AFP): Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven suspects in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday. The arrests of the alleged plotters from France, Morocco and Afghanistan “enabled us to prevent a longplanned terror attack …

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French justice minister quits – ‘Sometimes resisting means leaving’

PARIS, Jan 27, (AFP): French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday in protest over the government’s efforts to strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality. Taubira, popular among the ruling Socialists of President Francois Hollande but a target of criticism from right-wing politicians, tweeted: …

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France, India ink Rafale deal – Threats won’t stop Paris fighting terror: Hollande

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, (AFP): India and France have signed an agreement on the long-delayed purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter jets but have yet to reach a deal on financial issues, the leaders of both countries said Monday. French President Francois Hollande said there remained “some financial issues” to …

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Iraqi-born cleric jailed for hailing Paris attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct 31, (AP): A Norwegian court has sentenced an Iraqi-born cleric to 18 months in jail for praising the slaying of cartoonists at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had lampooned Islam and other religions. The Oslo city court also found Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah …

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French special envoy calls on Kuwait to attend ‘CoP21’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (KUNA): France urged Kuwait on Thursday to attend the upcoming 21st Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dubbed “CoP21” in Paris next month. French Special Envoy for Africa and Middle East on Climate Change Ambassador Stephane Gompertz made the remarks …

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Sides near 2.5bn euro defense deal – PM calls for boosting trade, investment with France

PARIS, Oct 20, (Agencies): France will on Wednesday sign 2.5 billion euros of defence deals and provisional agreements with Kuwait, including a sale of Airbus-built military helicopters worth 1 billion euros, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The deal for 24 Caracal heavy helicopters has been in …

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Trade ties high on agenda as PM ‘sets off’ for France; French firms eye Kuwait projects

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation left here on Monday for Paris on an official visit to France. His Highness the Prime Minister was seen off at the airport by Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad …

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Air France to go ahead with job cuts

PARIS, Oct 18, (AFP): Air France will go ahead and cut hundreds of jobs as planned next year under the first part of a restructuring plan that triggered violent protests, the chief executive of Air France-KLM said Sunday. The remaining cuts planned for 2017 can still be avoided if negotiations …

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