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Attack on Saudi Arabia ‘unprecedented’: U.S. defense secretary

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference with French Defense Minister Florence Parly (not pictured) at the residence of French Defense Minister in Paris, France, September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was “unprecedented” Read More

Facebook’s Libra in regulators’ sights as ECB’s Coeure warns of ‘stablecoin’ risks

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ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such “stablecoins” posed serious risks. FILE PHOTO: Benoit Coeure, board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), is photographed during an interview with Reuters journalists at Read More

France’s Canal+ pairs up with Netflix in pay-TV shift

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PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi’s Canal+ has agreed a deal to add Netflix shows to its TV bundles in France and elsewhere, the French broadcaster said on Monday, in the latest such alliance to counter pressure from streaming giants. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July Read More

Erdogan, Putin & Rouhani speak to media after trilateral talks on Syria

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A black September? (E1436) In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the odd similarity between protesters in Hong Kong and in France having their eyes targeted by ‘sub-lethal’ stun grenades. They review the article in GQ Magazine by Robert… Read More

Cutting-edge electric boat undergoes testing on river Seine in Paris

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The Bubbles water taxi is seen on the River Seine during a demonstration by the SeaBubbles company in Paris, France, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – An innovative boat that saves energy by rising out of the water on hydrofoil wings underwent testing on the Seine river in Paris on Monday as its Read More

Paris’ justice minister backs accepting Snowden, who floats taking refuge in France

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Shortly after Edward Snowden flagged France as a place where he would want to live, the country’s justice minister said she personally supports granting asylum to the renowned whistleblower still in exile in Russia. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said France should stick “to our strong principles on immigration,” meaning that “we must accept asylum seekers,” Read More

Exclusive: Germany wants to cap next EU budget at 1%, seeks more funds for climate and migration

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Smoke and steam billows a coal-fired power plant near Belchatow, Poland November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to cap the European Union’s next budget for 2021-27 at 1% of the continent’s economy, a scenario that would still see Berlin contribute some 10 billion euros more every year, according to a document Read More

Edward Snowden calls on Macron to grant him asylum

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programmes, is calling on France to grant him asylum. The former US National Security Agency contractor is currently living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the US. “Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act”, he told France’s Inter Read More

Global regulators to question Facebook’s Libra amid EU concerns: paper

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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial Read More

Airbus, French exporters slip as U.S. tariffs loom in subsidy row

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A logo of Airbus is seen on a flag at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac, near Toulouse, France, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Shares in Airbus (AIR.PA) and other key French exporters fell on Monday as Europe and the United States edged closer toward tit-for-tat sanctions in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. Read More