Richard Lough

Computing firm OVHcloud IPO set to go ahead at low end of price range

Oct 13 2021

PARIS French cloud computing services provider OVHcloud's IPO is set to move ahead at a price of 18.5 euros per share, at the low end of the range, one of the banks in charge of the operation said on Wednesday, valuing the firm at about 3.5 billion euros.

French trawlermen threaten to block Britain-bound trade in licence row

Oct 06 2021

PARIS French fishermen said they could block the northern port of Calais and Channel Tunnel rail link, both major transit points for trade between Britain and continental Europe, if London does not grant more fishing licences in the next 17 days.

U.S.' Blinken talks European security cooperation with France's Macron

Oct 05 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday discussed a French push for more security cooperation among European nations, a U.S. official said during a visit to try to repair a rift with Paris.

French shipbuilding town in shock over lost Australian submarine order

Sep 24 2021

CHERBOURG, France Teaching assistant Georgina was settling into a new life in the shipbuilding town of Cherbourg with her Australian husband when Canberra revealed it was scrapping the $40 billion submarine order that he had been sent to France work on.

The micro-economy spinning around Messi's Paris adventure

Sep 15 2021

PARIS For Paris photographer Olivier Sanchez, there is only one story in town: the new life of Lionel Messi.

Socialist Paris mayor enters race for French presidency

Sep 12 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Sunday she would run for president in 2022 on a Socialist ticket, though polls indicate she has little chance of mounting a serious challenge unless she can unite the fragmented left.

'We have no choice': migrants undeterred by UK threat to send boats back to France

Sep 10 2021

CALAIS, France Mustafa Suleiman, 21, is resolute in his determination to reach Britain and won't be deterred from London's threats to intercept boats illegally carrying migrants in the Channel and send them back to France.

UK threatens to send migrant boats back to France

Sep 09 2021

LONDON/PARIS Britain has approved plans to turn away boats illegally carrying migrants to its shores, deepening a rift with France over how to deal with a surge of people risking their lives by trying to cross the Channel in small dinghies. | Video

Flying the Olympic flag, Paris looks beyond COVID for 2024 games

Aug 09 2021

PARIS France rolled out the red carpet for the Olympic flag on Monday, with the host of the next 2024 Summer Games promising to make the sporting spectacle open to the masses after a pandemic-hit Tokyo Games held behind closed doors. | Video

'We don't want your health pass' - protesters march in France for fourth weekend

Aug 07 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Protesters marched in cities across France on Saturday in a fourth consecutive weekend of demonstrations, denouncing what they see as oppressive rules compelling health workers to get COVID-19 shots and citizens to have a health pass for many daily activities.

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ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) -Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.