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Macron promises a social welfare overhaul and more economic reforms if he wins a second term

French President Emmanuel Macron, a candidate for re-election in the 2022 French presidential election, speaks during a news conference to unveil his presidential program at the Docks de Paris, in Aubervilliers near Paris, France, March 17 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) – French President […]

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YouTube blocks Russian state-funded media channels worldwide

G7 agriculture ministers have called on all countries to keep their food and agricultural markets open as food security concerns rise following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “We call on all countries to keep their food and agricultural markets open and to guard against any unjustified restrictive measures on their exports. Any further increases in […]

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National Laboratories Host Summit to Tackle Climate Goals: Energy and Environment

February 04, 2022 National laboratories from the UK, USA, France, Canada and Japan hosted a summit where they agreed to collaborate on research and innovation to achieve net zero energy savings. (Image: IEA) The aim of the event, organized by the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), was to build on the COP26 summit – the […]

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ING in exclusive discussions with Boursorama to offer

ING PROFILEING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank. ING Bank’s goal is to empower people to stay ahead in life and in business. ING Bank’s more than 57,000 employees provide retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries. ING […]

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Loosening of Covid travel rules and optimistic retail data should ease New Year’s blues

This article is an on-site version of our The Week Ahead newsletter. Register here to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox every Sunday Hello and welcome to the working week. Hang on. The next seven days will be tough as temperatures cool to bones, the post-festive period continues, and people grapple with New Year’s […]

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The French clothier becomes the cornerstone of reindustrialisation

Last year, as Covid-19 first swept across Europe, a French textile company tweeted that it would start making surgical masks. Within hours, the Ministry of Health asked how much it could produce; two days later, Les Tissages de Charlieu had made 100,000 masks for hospitals and French officials. “Our goal was to relocate a very […]

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After Merkel, Frenchman Macron welcomes “dear Olaf”

Macron welcomes the new German Chancellor for a first visit abroad The two are committed to working closely together Potential differences from green investment rules, EU budget PARIS, December 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday played down the differences on the reform of the EU’s […]

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Greenpeace denounces France’s uranium exports to Russia

PARIS (AP) – Six Greenpeace activists blocked a railway line in southern France on Tuesday, saying they were seeking to prevent the export of charges of reprocessed uranium to Russia. The tracks on which the militants stood are located in the town of Pierrelatte just outside a factory in Orano where radioactive materials are processed […]

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Centrist Democrats now hold the cards as infrastructure bill heads to Biden’s office

WASHINGTON – Centrist Democrats are now in control of President Joe Biden’s social spending and climate agenda after Congress passed his bipartisan infrastructure bill late last week. House progressives dropped their blockade of the infrastructure measure on Friday after securing pledges from a small but essential group of moderate Democrats who said they would vote […]

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Climate change threatens wine and a way of life in the Jura

On the banks of the Cuisance in eastern France, scattered among the ancient stone houses of the commune of Arbois, small groups of wine lovers sat in the autumn sun, sipping chardonnay and du trousseau grown in the foothills of the Jura, one of the smallest but most popular wine regions in France. For many […]

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French trawler owners still in the dark on Franco-British fishing

GRANVILLE, France (AP) – French trawler owners in Normandy reacted with confusion and dismay after President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday extended the deadline for the British government to clear more French fishing vessels, subject to a post-Brexit dispute between the two countries. Macron said Britain now has until at least Thursday to allow more French […]

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EXCLUSIVE BlackRock raises $ 673 million for climate-focused infrastructure fund

People are seen outside an exhibition hall that hosts BlackRock in Davos, Switzerland on January 22, 2020. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann Climate Finance Partnership exceeds $ 500 million target France, Germany and Japan all invest in new fund Investment in emerging markets, a key issue in COP26 climate discussions GLASGOW / BOSTON, Nov. 2 (Reuters) […]

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Absence of key world leaders weighs on Biden’s first G-20

To replace absent leaders from China, Russia, Japan and Mexico, lower-level ministers have been sent in their place, a handful of lesser-known among some of the world’s most recognizable leaders. Yet the decision to forgo one of the world’s most important diplomatic events only fuels the feeling that Xi and Putin have become less concerned […]

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third largest CO2 emitter in the world

If concrete were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases on Earth, behind China and the United States. How to make this material, essential for habitat, construction and global infrastructure, less damaging to the planet? How bad can it be? Cement is the most widely used material on Earth, consumed […]

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The G-20 needs a freedom and prosperity agenda more than ever

The first in-person gathering of the world’s 20 largest economies, the Group of 20, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in Rome, Italy, from October 30 to 31. At the very least, the summit shouldn’t go as usual. Unfortunately, there are reasons to believe that the meeting will not address the issues […]

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Biden says Pope told him he was a good Catholic and should continue to receive Communion

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is expected to join protesters who gathered in London and around the world on Friday, demanding big finance fund investments in fossil fuels. Lobbyists are protesting at more than 50 locations across Europe, North America, Africa and Australia ahead of COP26, which begins in Glasgow this weekend. The protests aim […]

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Peter Dutton suggests looming French elections part of fury over Australian AUKUS submarine deal

Defense Minister Peter Dutton has suggested that the impending French elections may be part of France’s fury against the Australian AUKUS submarine deal. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage Defense Minister Peter Dutton has suggested that the reason France remains “frustrated” by Australia’s abandonment of the $ 90 billion bilateral submarine deal is because of […]

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Biden could face tensions with his allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues: NPR

It’s a pivotal week for President Biden, as he travels to Rome for a G-20 meeting, then to Glasgow for a major UN climate summit – all as Congress Democrats carry on to discuss its spending program. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images […]

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With the national agenda in the home stretch, Biden heads to Europe

President Joe Biden will travel to Europe on Thursday for a series of meetings with world leaders focused on the global economy and climate change, as well as an official visit to Pope Francis, as the president seeks to consolidate some of his priorities policies both at home and abroad. What would you like to […]

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Climate change and human activity threaten Libya nature reserve

Published on: 10/26/2021 – 03:52Amended: 10/26/2021 – 03:50 Ashaafean Reserve (Libya) (AFP) A two-hour drive east of Tripoli in the Nafusa mountain range, Ashaafean Park was added to UNESCO’s list of biosphere reserves last month. It includes dry forests, grasslands and a desert on the edge of the Sahara – ideal habitats for the increasingly […]

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Bringing climate change to the World Court

Pressure is increasing to bring a climate change issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – the World Court – in The Hague. A decision, although non-binding, could exert a powerful influence on many national courts which could issue binding orders. The past year has seen an increase in forest fires, heat waves, extreme […]

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Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western ambassadors

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to expel ambassadors from 10 countries, including the United States, declaring them “persona non grata” after calling for the release of a jailed philanthropist. “I gave the instruction to our foreign minister and said ‘You will immediately deal with the persona non grata declaration of these […]

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John Kerry to address the ISA Fourth General Assembly

India urged the United States to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), co-founded by India and France. The ISA has become an important public policy tool for India and is seen as a counterpoint to China’s ambitious “One Belt One Road” initiative. India’s strategy is to deny the growing influence of strategic rival China in […]

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Energy crisis could threaten global economic recovery, IEA says

LONDON, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – A global energy crisis is expected to boost oil demand by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) and could fuel inflation and slow the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Thursday. Oil and natural gas prices recently hit multi-year highs, pushing electricity prices to record highs […]

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thousands march in Brussels to demand tougher climate action | Economic news

BRUSSELS (AP) – Thousands of people, young and old alike marched in Brussels on Sunday to push world leaders to take bolder action to tackle climate change at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow from of this month. Some 80 organizations took part in the protest, targeting the largest event of its kind in […]

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Indigenous leader of Macron in France: Save the Amazon

PARIS (AP) – Describing the “predation” of his homeland, an indigenous Brazilian leader calls on the French president to use his global influence to fight against deforestation in the Amazon. Nineveh, a leader of the Huni Kui people who uses only one name, delivered a letter to the office of French President Emmanuel Macron on […]

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China’s playbook borrowing from Russia: French military think tank

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a joint press briefing at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Marc Schiefelbein | AFP | Getty Images LONDON – China increasingly aims to infiltrate and exert pressure on the world stage, with its operations becoming […]

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Scottish oil industry fades as wind power beckons

ABERDEEN, Scotland – It’s easy to see how vital oil is to Aberdeen, a venerable port city on the northeast coast of Scotland. Step out of the gate of the small international airport and you are rocked across the road by the roar of helicopters carrying crews to oil rigs scattered across the North Sea. […]

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Prince Harry, Meghan and Macron demand more vaccines for Africa – SAPeople

British Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear on stage during the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park in New York, United States on September 25, 2021. REUTERS / Caitlin Ochs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, called for more vaccines for Africa during an address at the Global […]

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FirstFT: British energy groups ask for help from the state to overcome the gas crisis

Global Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about world news. Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every morning of the week. You can reach us […]

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Biden’s leadership faces global test at UN summit

Welcome to UN Brief, Foreign policeThis year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) context guide, as hundreds of foreign dignitaries and diplomats descend on New York City. Over the next week, we’ll be your daily guides for everything behind the scenes of the so-called Super Bowl for diplomats. Want a groundbait before you dive? This afternoon, […]

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France reminds its ambassadors to the United States and Australia of the nuclear submarine deal

PARIS – France said Friday evening it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia abandoned a large purchase of French conventional submarines in favor of nuclear submarines built with American technology. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement that the French decision, at the request of […]

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In submarine deal with Australia, US thwarts China but enrages France

PARIS – President Biden’s announcement of an agreement to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines has strained the Western alliance, infuriating France and foreshadowing how the confrontational US and European responses to the confrontation with China could redraw the world strategic map. Announcing the deal on Wednesday, Biden said it aims to strengthen alliances and update […]

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A week for travel industry news

This article is an on-site version of The WeekAhead newsletter. here Send the newsletter directly to your inbox every Sunday Welcome during the week (back). I am grateful that I was able to take a week of annual leave because I had restrictions on leaving home this year. The question for people working in the […]

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Climate report must spell the end of fossil fuels, says UN chief

Published on: 08/09/2021 – 10:22 Paris (AFP) An explosive climate science report “must spell the end” for coal, oil and gas, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning that fossil fuels were destroying the planet. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 ° C temperature target would likely be […]

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French government ordered to align with climate targets within nine months

The highest French administrative court condemned the government’s failure to respect the Paris Agreement and the fight against global warming, giving it nine months to comply with the climate objectives to which it has committed. The Court concluded that the French government is not taking “all the necessary measures” to achieve its climate objectives by […]

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Supreme Court gives French government nine months to act on climate change

The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a haze of small particles that hovers above the skyline of Paris, France on December 9, 2016, as the City of Lights has experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / File photo PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) – France’s highest board on Thursday called […]

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Joint Statement by the Energy Ministers of the United States and France on the Energy Technology and Policy Resolution

The following is the text of a joint statement by the Ministries of Energy of the Governments of France and the United States of America. Minister Barbara Pompili of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm of the US Department of Energy today issued a joint statement: France and the United […]