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Richard Lough

French port town dreams of becoming post-Brexit duty-free haven

04 Feb 2020

CALAIS, France Authorities in Calais are lobbying the French government to create a duty-free zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France if a future trade deal between Britain and the EU heralds a return of trade tariffs.

The French fishermen who could sink Britain's post-Brexit ambitions

31 Jan 2020

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France For the British government, a successful Brexit means re-asserting economic sovereignty and landing a trade deal with Europe. Trawler captain Stephane Fait and his fellow French fisherman could sink that plan. | Video

Seeking justice - the legal risks facing fugitive Carlos Ghosn

09 Jan 2020

PARIS Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday he was the victim of a conspiracy to oust him from the helm of automaker Nissan and escaped from Japan because he could not defend himself against baseless charges of financial misconduct.

Seeking justice: the legal risks facing fugitive Carlos Ghosn

08 Jan 2020

PARIS Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday he was the victim of a conspiracy to oust him from the helm of automaker Nissan and escaped from Japan because he could not defend himself against baseless charges of financial misconduct. | Video

Seeking justice: the legal risks facing fugitive Carlos Ghosn

08 Jan 2020

PARIS, Jan 8 Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday he was the victim of a conspiracy to oust him from the helm of automaker Nissan and escaped from Japan because he could not defend himself against baseless charges of financial misconduct.

French unions refuse Christmas truce in pensions protests

18 Dec 2019

PARIS French trade unions failed on Tuesday to achieve the big surge in support they had hoped for in street protests to pressure President Emmanuel Macron to ditch his pension reform, and said there would be no strike truce during Christmas. | Video

French PM defies unions with pension overhaul, they pledge more strikes

11 Dec 2019

PARIS France's prime minister said on Wednesday its people should work two years longer to get a full pension, drawing a hostile response from trade unions who said they would step up strike action to force an about-turn. | Video

France's unions take pensions battle back onto the streets

10 Dec 2019

PARIS, Dec 10 French unions called on Tuesday for public workers to stage one of the biggest protests in decades, hoping to exceed the 800,000 people they brought into the streets last week in an uprising against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

Explainer - Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services

03 Dec 2019

PARIS The United States has threatened punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm U.S. technology companies.

Sold! Paris luxury real estate shines as London suffers Brexit blues

03 Dec 2019

PARIS British investor Robert Drake has bought a luxury flat near the Elysee Palace in central Paris for two million euros, lured by ultra-low borrowing costs, attractive prices and a belief in the growing allure of continental Europe for financiers post-Brexit. | Video

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