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French confectioner fights to save Christmas from the Brexit Grinch

Oct 16 2019

CLERMONT FERRAND, France In the shadow of the Massif Central's extinct volcanoes, the production line at French glacé-fruit producer Cruzilles is working flat out to meet a glut of advanced orders from its number one export market: Britain.

UK customs says staff shortage won't mean Brexit anarchy; France says 'smart border' ready

Sep 26 2019

PARIS Britain does not have enough customs agents to cope with the additional stresses of a no-deal Brexit, one of the officials responsible for infrastructure at its border with the EU said on Thursday, though she dismissed fears of "anarchy in the UK".

Paris commuter chaos as metro workers strike over pension reform

Sep 13 2019

PARIS Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges under President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

Macron delivers breakthrough on Iran at tense G7 summit, but little else

Aug 27 2019

BIARRITZ, France French President Emmanuel Macron paved the way at a G7 summit for a diplomatic solution to the standoff between Washington and Tehran over a 2015 nuclear deal, but there was little else to show from a meeting at which allies were sharply divided. | Video

Trump moves to ease tensions over China, Iran as G7 summit wraps up

Aug 26 2019

BIARRITZ, France, Aug 26 U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade and opened the door to diplomacy on Iran, easing tension on the last day of a strained G7 summit.

Trump caught off guard as Iran's Zarif visits G7 summit town

Aug 25 2019

BIARRITZ, France Iran's foreign minister paid a visit to a G7 summit in France on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. President Donald Trump and Western allies over a raft of issues, including Iran. | Video

Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

Aug 23 2019

LONDON/PARIS/BERLIN After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.

Explainer: Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services

Aug 22 2019

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron is pressing ahead with a digital tax in France, a move U.S. President Donald Trump described as "foolishness", and the French leader is keen to reach an international agreement on taxing big tech companies.

France tells Johnson: let's work on post-Brexit relationship

Jul 26 2019

PARIS France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, a French minister said on Friday.

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