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New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal - Iran official


BEIRUT Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media.


Exclusive - European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum 16 Mar 2018

BRUSSELS/PARIS Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. | Video

MTU Aero says new fighter project needs to get started soon 16 Mar 2018

BERLIN Germany and France need to hammer out a realistic timetable and key requirements soon for a joint next-generation fighter jet to ensure it will be ready for use by the target date of 2035, a top MTU Aero Engines executive said Friday.


France, Germany aim for euro zone reform roadmap by June 16 Mar 2018

PARIS France and Germany's finance ministers agreed to draw up a roadmap for euro zone reform before June on Friday, meeting for the first time since Chancellor Angela Merkel formed a new coalition government.


West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent 16 Mar 2018

LONDON Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack in England on a former Russian double agent, which they said threatened Western security. | Video


French markets watchdog wants tougher rules for UK firms after Brexit 16 Mar 2018

LONDON The European Union system for granting financial market access to foreign firms must be toughened up given that a dominant financial centre will become a close neighbour after Brexit, the head of France's markets watchdog said on Thursday.

French regulator asks UK funds about Brexit plans 16 Mar 2018

LONDON France's financial markets regulator said on Thursday it had written to British-based investment firms active in the country and French firms with UK clients to ask about their preparations for Brexit.


French central bank revises up 2018 growth outlook 15 Mar 2018

PARIS France's central bank on Thursday revised up slightly its 2018 growth forecast to 1.9 percent, after the French economy enjoyed its strongest growth in six years in 2017.


France says to coordinate response soon with Britain on spy poisoning 14 Mar 2018

PARIS France on Wednesday said it would be in touch with Britain in the coming hours to coordinate a response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian spy, which London has blamed on Russia, after an earlier muted reaction to Britain's allegations.


SocGen deputy CEO unexpectedly leaves after disagreement 14 Mar 2018

PARIS France's Societe Generale said on Wednesday its deputy chief executive in charge of investment banking activities, Didier Valet, was leaving the group "‍following a divergence of approaches regarding management of a specific legal matter".