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France persuades Germany to consider EU carbon border tax

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BERLIN (Reuters) – France has convinced Germany to look into a European carbon border tax to protect companies investing in green technology from emission-intensive competition from abroad, a move that could heighten trade tensions with the United States. It is the first time the German government has officially shown a willingness to look into the Read More

Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms export embargo passed after Khashoggi murder

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The German government will extend a ban on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia by another six months, initially implemented following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. After German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she would like to keep the moratorium in place, the following day a government spokesperson announced the extension Read More

‘Material evidence’ of Iran’s involvement in plant attack – Saudis

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The Saudi government is preparing to present “material evidence” proving Iranian involvement in the weekend’s attack against two major Saudi oil production plants. At a news conference later in the capital Riyadh, a spokesman for the Saudi Defence Ministry will present Iranian weapons to substantiate claims that Iran was responsible for the attack. “(We will) Read More

France’s Macron bets on private-sector funding to fuel startup push

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PARIS (Reuters) – France aims to raise 5 billion euros ($5.53 billion) in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France, September 10, 2019. Ludovic 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

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

Trump faces tough choices after blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack

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By Jordan Fabian, Nick Wadhams, David Wainer and Glen Carey on 9/15/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The Trump administration sought to offer new evidence to back its claim that Iran conducted the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, saying the munitions used in the strikes were well beyond the capabilities of the Houthi rebels who Read More

Tear gas, water cannons, injuries: Chaos erupts in Nantes amid Yellow Vests rally (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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Yellow Vests protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic polices hit France for the 44th weekend in a row. It got especially heated in Nantes where clashes between police and protesters left several people injured. Some 1,800 people took to the streets of the city on Saturday, according to police figures. This week, the Yellow Vests Read More

Trickle-down economics doesn’t work, as protest movements worldwide show – Keiser Report

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Modern-day protest movements, from Occupy Wall Street to France’s Yellow Vests, are interconnected globally and based on the people’s ire over trickle-down economics, independent journalist Paul Moreira tells RT. “From Occupy Wall Street to rallies in Paris, the protest movements worldwide are interconnected. They’re connected because they come at a historical moment of truth giving Read More

Crude futures rangebound amid Iran sanction talks, IEA report; Brent at $60.31/b

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London — Crude oil futures remained rangebound Friday in mid-morning European trade, as the market digests the possibility of sanction relief on Iran and the International Energy Agency’s bearish supply and demand report, implying a supply glut in early 2020. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now At Read More