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French police prepare for fifth wave of yellow vest protests


PARIS France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President Emmanuel Macron.

India court rejects challenge to Dassault jet deal; win for Modi

NEW DELHI India's top court rejected petitions on Friday seeking an investigation of fighter jet deal worth about $8.7 billion with France's Dassault Aviation , handing a political victory to the ruling party months before a general election.

Aerospace & Defense, Dec 14 2018

Explainer: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn affair raises issues beyond one man, one company

TOKYO How big should executive pay packets be? How widespread is lax corporate governance in Japan? And what's the future of the alliance between Nissan and France's Renault?

Japan Dec 14 2018

France's EDF faces delay in Brazil dam over clearing trees

BRASILIA A consortium led by Electricité de France SA is ready to fill the reservoir of a hydroelectric dam built in Brazil's soy belt, but could be delayed by a year over removal of trees from the area to be flooded, the company and state officials said.

Ford set to end production at Blanquefort in France, jobs at risk

BORDEAUX, France Ford will end production at its Blanquefort plant in France by late August next year after rejecting a rescue deal for the factory, in a move which drew the ire of France's finance minister due to the risk of large-scale job losses.

Campaign Finance Dec 13 2018

Egyptian lawyer held for wearing yellow vest as sales restricted: activist

CAIRO An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday that a lawyer be detained for 15 days after the publication of a picture of him wearing a yellow vest similar to those worn by protesters in France, a local rights activist said.

World, Egypt Dec 12 2018

Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

STRASBOURG, France Police searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalized while in jail. | Video

World, Dec 12 2018

Big firms could help rein in French deficit: minister

PARIS Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday he favored calling on big companies to contribute to efforts to keep France's budget deficit as close as possible to the EU limit next year.

World, Dec 12 2018

With farmers watching, France sets food price rise plan

PARIS Weighing up pressure from both France's powerful farmers and violent "yellow vest" protests, the government on Wednesday put forward a schedule for next year's postponed rise in minimum food prices and curbs on bargain sales.

World, Dec 12 2018

Macron's concessions set to blow out French deficit

PARIS France is on course to overshoot the European Union's budget deficit ceiling next year without new spending cuts after President Emmanuel Macron caved in to anti-government street protests. | Video

World, Dec 11 2018