Tag Archives: Paris

28Apr/17

Comments on Holocaust, homosexuality loom over Le Pen’s election bid

Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid risks a setback after the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers and her father said gay marriage was “exalted” in a ceremony paying tribute to a dead policeman.
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26Apr/17

Le Pen says she is “not the National Front candidate”

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says she is “not the National Front candidate” during a French television interview.

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24Apr/17

French election relief sends markets soaring

European shares open sharply higher and the euro briefly vaults to five-month peaks after the market’s favoured candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

24Apr/17

Clashes at demo as election results announced

Demonstrators at Paris’ place de la Bastille clash with police as the results of the first round in French presidential election is announced.

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22Apr/17

Voters uncertain 24 hours before first round of French presidential election

With some 24 hours left to pick their candidate in the first round of the French presidential election, voters in Paris say many issues will be difficult to solve regardless of who wins the tight race.
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13Apr/17

Cannes Film Festival unveils selection for 70th edition

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux unveils the official selection of 18 films for its 70th edition that opens on May 17, including works by Sofia Coppola, Michael Haneke and Francois Ozon.

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03Apr/17

Credit Suisse takes out newspaper ads after raids

Credit Suisse has taken out adverts in British Sunday newspapers stressing a zero-tolerance policy on tax evasion, as the Swiss bank tries to limit any damage to its reputation from raids on three of its offices. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

30Mar/17

Frankfurt to see more jobs from London due to Brexit

:China Global Television Network (CGTN)- Frankfurt is expected to see more number of jobs coming from London as a direct result of Brexit. Continue reading

27Mar/17

The road to Brexit – a timeline of events as May prepares to trigger Article 50

The road to Brexit has been a tumultuous one, with protests and lawsuits and a bitterly divided country. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday (March 29) which means official talks on Britain leaving the European Union can begin.

VILLACOUBLAY AIRPORT, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – On Wednesday (March 29) British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, which will formally kickstart the process of Britain leaving the European Union.

It comes nine months after 2016’s June 23 referendum in which Britons voted to leave 52 percent to 48 percent.

The result divided the country, with remain voters feeling their wishes and concerns are being ignored.

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that parliament must approve May triggering Article 50. This angered the Leave camp, which believed pro-Europe campaigners were trying to subvert the result of the referendum.

Last weekend, leaders of the remaining 27 states met without departing Britain for a summit that they hope could relaunch the Union in the city where it was founded 60 years earlier. The Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) of France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux, was signed on March 25, 1957.