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Vehicle ramming kills one in Marseille, no terrorist motive seen


MARSEILLE, France At least one person was killed and another injured in Marseille on Monday when a van crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the French city, police said, in an incident not being treated as terrorism at this stage. | Video


Slovakia's future is with core EU, not eurosceptic eastern nations - PM 15 Aug 2017

BRATISLAVA Slovakia should be part of a deeply integrated 'core' European Union driven by Germany and France, its prime minister said on Tuesday, backtracking from previous eurosceptic positions and distancing himself from some other east European states.

RFI programmes resume in Congo after lengthy government shutdown 11 Aug 2017

KINSHASA Radio France Internationale (RFI) has resumed services in Democratic Republic of Congo after a 10-month shutdown over what the government said was the station's sympathy for opposition rallies, RFI and the Congolese government said on Friday.


Henkel counts on new products to tackle weak sales growth 10 Aug 2017

LONDON/FRANKFURT Consumer goods group Henkel plans to roll out new beauty products in major markets France and Italy to bolster business after its second quarter growth in organic sales was the weakest in eight years.


France's parliament approves bill to clean up politics 09 Aug 2017

PARIS France's National Assembly on Wednesday adopted a bill meant to help clean up national politics after hard-fought debates over a clause scrapping lawmakers' constituency funds, which critics say encourage clientelism.


France has seen 271 jihadi militants return - minister 06 Aug 2017

PARIS France has seen 271 jihadi militants return from war zones in Iraq and Syria and all of them are subject to investigation by public prosecutors, the country's interior minister said in a newspaper interview.

Paris seeks consular protection for Frenchman detained in Turkey 03 Aug 2017

PARIS France is trying to gain consular protection for one of its nationals in Turkey after he was detained there on the border with Iraq, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday.


At U.N., Western powers warn Iran rocket test a 'threatening step' 03 Aug 2017

UNITED NATIONS The United States, Britain, France and Germany warned the United Nations on Wednesday that Iran had taken "a threatening and provocative step" by testing a rocket capable of delivering satellites into orbit and asked the U.N. chief to investigate.


Hard-left lawmakers in France say Maduro no dictator 02 Aug 2017

PARIS Lawmakers from the hard-left France Unbowed party on Wednesday defended Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro against criticism from the United States and European Union following a disputed vote that gave the leader and his allies sweeping new powers.


France, Italy want solution for STX shipyard by end September 01 Aug 2017

ROME/MILAN France and Italy want to find a solution for Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's blocked takeover bid for STX France shipyards by Sept. 27, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.