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Airbus, Dassault finalizing bid for early work on new fighter jet


BERLIN Airbus and France's Dassault Aviation will shortly submit an unsolicited proposal for initial conceptual work on a next-generation fighter jet to German and French officials, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Oxford Islamic scholar Ramadan offered bail in France rape case

PARIS Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies accused of rape in France and who had been in detention since February, has been offered bail while an investigation into the case continues, lawyers said on Thursday.

World, Nov 15 2018

Upset over fish, France leads EU criticism of draft Brexit deal

BRUSSELS/PARIS France on Thursday led calls among European Union states for changes to the draft agreement on Britain's exit from the bloc, adding to uncertainty over the fate of the deal as British Prime Minister Theresa faced an uproar at home.

World, Nov 15 2018

Macron braces for motorist revolt on France's highways

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron, hit by a slump in popularity, faces a nationwide protest this weekend over rising fuel taxes that threatens to gridlock France's roads and show the depth of discontent with his reforms to reshape the economy.

World, Nov 15 2018

As relationship sours, Macron tells Trump France is not vassal of U.S.

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday told Donald Trump that France was the United States' ally and not a vassal state after the U.S. president attacked him in a series of tweets that demonstrated how much their relationship had soured.

World, Nov 14 2018

Macron says France is U.S. ally, not a vassal state

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday two long-time allies like France and America should treat each other with respect and that France was a U.S. ally but not a vassal state, after U.S. President Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter.

World, Nov 14 2018

France sets out plans to tackle deforestation

PARIS France set out plans on Wednesday to tackle deforestation around the world, saying it would look to curb imports of products such as palm oil, soy, and beef which it said contributed to the problem of forest areas disappearing.

Environment, Nov 14 2018

Alstom says Siemens rail deal on track for next year

PARIS France's Alstom voiced confidence it would finalize a merger with Siemens' railway business by the middle of next year despite an investigation by European authorities as it reported a big rise in first half profit.

Nov 14 2018

In rural France, Macron seeks remedy for 'healthcare deserts'

LAVAL, France When Joelle Dupas falls ill, she goes to a medical center in her home town in rural western France where all 12 doctors have come out of retirement.

Health, Nov 14 2018

Factbox: Macron's plan to fix France's healthcare system

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has promised extra money and more doctors to ease pressure on France's healthcare system.

Health, Nov 14 2018