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Venezuela vote dispute increases threat of new foreign sanctions


CARACAS Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' surprise win in gubernatorial elections, raising the prospect of more foreign sanctions against the country as France and the United States both criticized the vote. | Video


EU's Juncker backs Macron economy moves before euro zone reform talks 2:21pm BST

BRUSSELS France is on its way to tidy up its public finances, the European Commission president said on Monday, signalling confidence in the economic changes pursed by French President Emmanuel Macron before euro zone reform talks.

No Basel bank capital deal this weekend -central bankers 13 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON Global banking regulators will not reach a deal this weekend to complete rules aimed at ensuring banks hold enough capital in a crisis, three senior central bank officials said on Friday.


France, Britain, Germany warn U.S. over moves on Iran after Trump decertifies deal 13 Oct 2017

PARIS The leaders of France, Britain and Germany warned the United States against taking decisions that could harm the Iran nuclear deal such as re-imposing sanctions after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to certify the agreement.


Most French think Macron's tax policies favour the rich - poll 12 Oct 2017

PARIS A large majority of people in France believe President Emmanuel Macron's tax policies favour the rich, a poll showed on Thursday, days after he angered unions with disparaging remarks about protesters.


Macron calls for French food chain changes to help farmers 11 Oct 2017

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron called for changes to France's food chain on Wednesday to ensure that farmers, who have been hit by squeezed margins and a retail price war, are paid fairly.


EU pesticide debate needs more 'independent expertise' - Macron 11 Oct 2017

PARIS France and the European Union need independent scientific experts to guide them on divisive environmental issues such as pesticides, French President Emmanuel Macron said, criticising some research as prone to lobbying pressures.


BNP Paribas stops funding shale energy firms, boosts green projects 11 Oct 2017

BNP Paribas SA , France's biggest listed bank, said on Wednesday it would no longer work with oil and natural gas companies that primarily do business in shale or oil sands because it plans to boost support for renewable energy projects.


After "bloody mess" jab, Macron eyes training, job insurance reform 11 Oct 2017

PARIS France's government and labour unions, united in seeking to cut unemployment but divided over how to do so, will seek common ground with a revamp of job training and unemployment insurance.


Damaged A380 to be flown to France to investigate engine blast 10 Oct 2017

PARIS French investigators are preparing for an intricate operation to repatriate an Air France Airbus A380 passenger jet that was forced to make an emergency landing in Canada after one of its engines came apart in mid-flight, people familiar with the manoeuvre said.