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Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France

Jul 17 2019

PARIS Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.

Iran ready to talk if U.S. lifts sanctions, Pompeo skeptical

Jul 14 2019

DUBAI/PARIS Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday. | Video

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

Jul 14 2019

PARIS French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military parade alongside other European leaders.

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

Jul 14 2019

PARIS French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military parade alongside other European leaders.

EDF says extended nuclear reactor outages due to technical issues

Jul 11 2019

PARIS French utility EDF said on Thursday that the extension of outages at its Flamanville 2 and Paluel 4 nuclear reactors was due to a series of technical issues.

Remy Cointreau CEO to step down after luxury spirits drive

Jul 09 2019

PARIS Remy Cointreau Chief Executive Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet, the architect of its push toward higher-priced spirits to drive profit margins, will step down by the end of 2019 for personal reasons, the company said.

Belgium unprepared for phasing out nuclear power by 2025: grid operator

Jun 28 2019

BRUSSELS Belgian grid operator Elia has warned the country could face serious power shortages after it phases out nuclear power in 2025 if the government does not act to speed up investment in alternative energy supplies.

France sets 2050 carbon-neutral target with new law

Jun 27 2019

PARIS French lawmakers on Thursday voted into law the first article in a climate and energy package that sets goals for France to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and go carbon-neutral by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

France wants EDF to sell more nuclear power to rivals, price could increase

Jun 24 2019

PARIS The French government plans to increase the amount of nuclear energy utility EDF is forced to sell to its competitors by 50 percent to 150 terawatt hours and is in talks with the European Commission to potentially raise the fixed price.

UPDATE 2-EDF's Flamanville nuclear plant faces new delay over faulty welding

Jun 20 2019

* Flamanville debacle weighs on future of French nuclear (Adds ASN, EDF, Greenpeace comments)

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