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France ready to veto any meaningless Brexit delay: Elysee official

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PARIS France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that either kicks the can down the road without offering a way out of its deadlock or imperils European Union institutions, an official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Tuesday.

PAI leads the pack for Elior's concession catering brand Areas: sources

LONDON/PARIS European private equity fund PAI Partners has emerged as the frontrunner in the auction for the concession catering business of France's Elior Group, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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BNP Paribas' insurer Cardif reduces exposure to coal

PARIS The Cardif insurance division of BNP Paribas, France's largest bank, on Monday outlined new targets to reduce its exposure to coal as companies around the world step up fossil fuel divestment plans to improve the environment.

U.S.-backed force says it has taken positions in Islamic State Syria camp

BAGHOUZ, Syria U.S.-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday, a Reuters journalist said.

Syria, World, Mar 18 2019

French PM plans new security measures after Champs Elysees rioting

PARIS France's prime minister will present plans on Monday to crack down on rioters, his office said, after a new flare-up of violence linked to the yellow vest protest movement.

World, Mar 17 2019

Brexit, yellow vests take fizz out of champagne sales

PARIS Brexit and France's "yellow vest" protest movement pushed the number of bottles of French champagne sold last year to its lowest since 2004, trade group data showed on Sunday.

Mar 17 2019

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

PARIS Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month. | Video

World, Mar 16 2019

Police have man in custody for murder of New York Mafia boss

Police have a 24-year-old suspect in custody in the slaying of reputed Mafia boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali in New York City, authorities said on Saturday. | Video

U.S., Mar 16 2019

Boeing 737 MAX jets could be grounded for weeks as black box probe to start on Ethiopia crash

WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to begin analyzing the black boxes from a jet that crashed in Ethiopia. | Video

World, Aerospace & Defense, Mar 15 2019

French minister Loiseau wants to lead Macron's EU election campaign

PARIS France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau, who has handled French Brexit preparations, said on Thursday she wanted to lead President Emmanuel Macron's party in May's European Parliament elections.

World, Mar 14 2019