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French quadriplegic at center of life support battle dies

Jul 11 2019

STRASBOURG, France A French quadriplegic in a vegetative state involved in a decade-long legal battle to maintain his life support died on Thursday after doctors ended treatment.

Council of Europe readmits Russia, five years after suspension over Crimea

Jun 25 2019

STRASBOURG Europe's main human rights forum on Tuesday approved Russia's readmission, the first time that an international sanction imposed for its seizure of Crimea in 2014 has been reversed, despite a stalling protest from Ukraine and Georgia.

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient

May 21 2019

STRASBOURG, France A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man's life support against his parents' will. | Video

French doctor charged with killing nine patients in resuscitation scam

May 16 2019

STRASBOURG, France An anaesthetist in the French eastern city of Besancon is suspected of poisoning patients during surgery to trigger heart failures and then heroically bring them back from the brink of death.

British Steel seals deal to buy Ascoval plant in France

May 02 2019

STRASBOURG, France British Steel won approval from a French court to buy the Ascoval steel mill in northern France, in a deal that should help save jobs at the site and allow British Steel to expand in Europe as Brexit concerns weigh on its domestic market.

UPDATE 1-British Steel seals deal to buy Ascoval plant in France

May 02 2019

STRASBOURG, France, May 2 British Steel won approval from a French court to buy the Ascoval steel mill in northern France, in a deal that should help save jobs at the site and allow British Steel to expand in Europe as Brexit concerns weigh on its domestic market.

EU parliament calls for freeze on Turkey's membership talks

Mar 13 2019

STRASBOURG The European Union should formally suspend Turkey's negotiations to join the bloc, EU lawmakers said on Wednesday in a symbolic rebuke of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who Western governments accuse of widespread abuses of human rights.

Last chance? Theresa May wins Brexit assurances from EU on eve of crucial vote

Mar 12 2019

LONDON/STRASBOURG Prime Minister Theresa May won legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union on Monday in a last ditch attempt to sway rebellious British lawmakers who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal again. | Video

EU's Juncker says agrees last chance Brexit package update with UK

Mar 11 2019

STRASBOURG, France European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he agreed an updated Brexit deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May to make the agreement more palatable to MPs but warned they would not get a third chance to endorse it.

EU's Juncker says agrees last chance Brexit package update with UK

Mar 11 2019

STRASBOURG, France European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he agreed an updated Brexit deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May to make the agreement more palatable to UK lawmakers but warned they would not get a third chance to endorse it.

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