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China's CGN says Brexit to pose challenges in UK operations

BEIJING Great Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union will bring uncertainties to nuclear cooperation among Britain, China and France, an executive at China's CGN Power Co Ltd said on Friday.

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French would-be president Macron says would seek Poland sanctions 27 Apr 2017

PARIS French centrist Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France would push for European Union sanctions against Poland if he is elected president, signalling he wanted to take the lead in defending the bloc's democratic values.

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China set to become world's second-biggest wine market - IWSR 27 Apr 2017

PARIS China is set to overtake Britain and France to become the world's second-largest wine consumer by value behind the United States by 2020 as consumers turn to more middle-range wines, the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR) organization said on Thursday.

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Vinci keeps 2017 goals, first-quarter sales rise 5.1 percent 27 Apr 2017

PARIS France's Vinci posted a 5.1 percent rise in first-quarter sales on Thursday, helped by acquisitions, robust activity in concessions and a recovering French construction market.

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French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack 26 Apr 2017

PARIS French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his inner circle ordered the strike, a declassified report showed. | Video

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Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron 26 Apr 2017

PARIS France's centre-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on Wednesday it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7. | Video

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French presidential foes take spin battle to tumble-drier factory 26 Apr 2017

PARIS Far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought to steal presidential rival Emmanuel Macron's thunder on Wednesday with a surprise visit to striking workers in northern France, aiming to wrong-foot him while he was campaigning in the same town.

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Le Pen not an option as French far-left polls members on election round two 26 Apr 2017

PARIS Jean-Luc Melenchon, the far left candidate who came fourth in the first round of France's presidential election with nearly 20 percent of the vote, is polling core supporters on whether they will back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round.

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Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race 26 Apr 2017

PARIS France's two presidential candidates traded barbs on Tuesday with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right rival Marine Le Pen of promoting hatred, while she labelled him as the "candidate of the oligarchy."

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Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows 25 Apr 2017

PARIS Marine Le Pen's protectionist, anti-establishment message resonated most in parts of France with lower incomes, lower life expectancy and lower education levels, a Reuters analysis of voting in Sunday's first round shows.

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