France will not accede to UK demands on financial services post Brexit:Macron

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France will not give in to British demands for the financial services sector to be covered by a Brexit trade deal, Emmanuel Macron indicated after talks with Theresa May.

The UK and France are "making a new tapestry together", Mr Macron said as the countries agreed new co-operation on defence and measures to tackle the migrant crisis.

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IndiGo takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft in Toulouse

IndiGo takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft in Toulouse

 IndiGo Airlines on Friday took delivery of its first ATR (aircraft manufacturer) 72-600 aircraft (VT-IYA) during a ceremony held at ATR headquarters in Toulouse, France.

The airline and ATR had announced earlier this year an agreement for the acquisition of 50 ATR 72-600s.

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'biased' French stance threatens Middle East stability:Iran

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Iran accused France on Friday of fuelling tension in the Middle East by taking a “biased” stance on Tehran’s regional policy, and President Emmanuel Macron said Tehran misunderstood its “balanced” position.

“It seems that France has a biased view towards the ongoing crises and humanitarian catastrophes in the Middle East,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state TV. “This view fuels regional conflicts, whether intentionally or unintentionally.”

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US and France Express Strong Support to Lebanon amid Crisis

US and France Express Strong Support to Lebanon amid Crisis

The United States and France have expressed their support for Lebanon's sovereignty and stability amid heightening tensions between Beirut and Saudi Arabia.

A political crisis has gripped Lebanon and shattered the relative peace maintained by its coalition government since Prime Minister Saad Hariri's stunning announcement Nov. 4 from the Saudi capital that he was resigning.

Lebanese officials have insisted on the return home of Hariri from Saudi Arabia amid rumors he is being held against his will.

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France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers

France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers

France, Germany and Italy jointly welcomed on Wednesday a proposal by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to limit China’s ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy.

In the European Union’s equivalent of a U.S. president’s State of the Union address, Juncker presented proposals for an investment screening framework.

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Iran deal is not untouchable: Nikki Haley | DSR Medias

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"The entire world thinks the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is untouchable, but it's not," said Haley here at an event.

"If the president chooses not to certify Iranian compliance, that does not mean the United States is withdrawing from the JCPOA ," she said, referring to the Iran nuclear deal reached between Iran and six world major countries, namely the US, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany.

Rather, the move would signal one or more of three messages to Congress, she added.

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UN Security Council To Meet On Monday on NKorea Nuclear Test

UN Security Council

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss an international response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, diplomats said Sunday.

The United States, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea requested the urgent meeting, to be held at 10 am (1400 GMT), the US mission said in a statement.

The council will meet in an open session, in contrast to many other meetings on North Korea that have been held behind closed doors.

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France's Macron sees popularity fall to 40%: poll

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French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating slumped a further 14 points in August to hit 40 percent, following a sharp 10-point drop the previous month, according to a poll released Sunday.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also saw his popularity fall nine points over the same period, with 47 percent now satisfied with his performance, the Ifop poll carried out for the Journal du Dimanche newspaper showed.

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Barcelona Van Attackers Plotted Major Bombings, Suspect Tells Spanish Court - DSR Medias

Barcelona Attack

An Islamist terrorist cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspect told a court on Tuesday, according to sources close to the investigation.

They said the group was led by an imam who tutored its members, mainly young Moroccans, in jihad (holy war) and told them "martyrdom is a good thing, according to the Koran," Mohamed Houli Chemlal told a Spanish High Court judge.

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Police : Barcelona Van Attacker May Still Be Alive, On The Run

Barcelona Attack

The driver of the van that ploughed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, may still be alive and at large, Spanish police said on Friday, denying earlier media reports that he had been shot dead in a Catalan seaside resort.

Josep Lluis Trapero, police chief in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, said he could not confirm the driver was one of five men killed.

"It is still a possibility but, unlike four hours ago, it is losing weight," he told regional TV.

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