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France's Le Pen launches EU campaign with appeal to 'yellow vests'

14 Jan 2019

PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the May 26 European Parliament election on Sunday with an appeal to the broad "yellow vest" protest movement that has rattled the government.

France's Le Pen launches EU campaign with appeal to 'yellow vests'

13 Jan 2019

PARIS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the May 26 European Parliament election on Sunday with an appeal to the broad "yellow vest" protest movement that has rattled the government.

French media denounce violent 'yellow vest' attacks on press

13 Jan 2019

PARIS French media and reporters' organisations on Sunday denounced attacks on journalists by "yellow vest" anti-government protesters and called for better protection after a series of incidents this weekend.

Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

13 Jan 2019

PARIS Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back "yellow vest" demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms. | Video

Gas blast kills three in Paris amid lockdown for yellow vest protests

12 Jan 2019

PARIS Two French firefighters and a Spanish woman died and nearly 50 people were injured in a massive gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday, authorities said. | Video

French yellow vest protesters to march in Versailles

21 Dec 2018

PARIS Yellow vest protesters, who have blocked roads across France and fought running battles with police since mid-November, will march in the former royal city of Versailles on Saturday in their fight against the government's reforms.

Japan Inc exit from nuclear exports would leave field to Russia, China

21 Dec 2018

TOKYO/PARIS The possible withdrawal of Japanese conglomerates from nuclear export projects in Britain and Turkey would leave the nuclear newbuild industry open to Russian and Chinese state-owned companies as Western private firms struggle to compete.

Chaos on French highways as 'yellow vests' torch toll booths

18 Dec 2018

PARIS French "yellow vest" protesters occupied highway toll booths, setting a number on fire and causing transport chaos in parts of the country just days before the Christmas holidays getaway.

Chaos on French highways as 'yellow vests' torch toll booths

18 Dec 2018

* Graphic on hit to French companies: https://tmsnrt.rs/2RDxLXu

Building new nuclear plants in France uneconomical -environment agency

10 Dec 2018

PARIS, Dec 10 Building new nuclear reactors in France would not be economical, state environment agency ADEME said in a study on Monday, contradicting the government's long-term energy strategy as well as state-owned utility EDF's investment plans.

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