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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US Climate Decision Leaves Europe Incensed, Dismayed

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European leaders and green groups reacted with anger and dismay after President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris Agreement.

But they also pledged to defend the agreement and not to backtrack in the fight against climate change.

In an exceptional step, continental Europe's three biggest economies -- Germany, France and Italy -- issued a joint statement in which they criticised Trump's decision and said the pact was "not renegotiable."

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Donald Trump On Egypt Attack: 'Bloodletting Of Christians Must End'

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"The bloodletting of Christians must end, and all who aid their killers must be punished," he said in a statement issued by his press office as he attends the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy.

President Donald Trump on Friday decried an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that left at least 28 dead, calling on allies to band together to defeat terrorism.

"The bloodletting of Christians must end, and all who aid their killers must be punished," he said in a statement issued by his press office as he attends the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy.

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Cyber Strike On UK Hospitals Is 'International Attack': PM Theresa May

A number of NHS organisations reported they have suffered from a ransomware attack

The NHS declared a "major incident" after the cyber attacks, which prompted some hospitals to divert ambulances and scrap operations.

A cyber strike which hit dozens of British hospitals on Friday is part of a wider "international attack", Prime Minister Theresa May said. "We are aware that a number of NHS organisations have reported that they have suffered from a ransomware attack. This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an international attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected," May said, referring to the country's National Health Service.

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First video treat from A.R.Rahman's directorial debut

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Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman has released the making video of his debut directorial venture 'Le Musk' for which he has penned the script along with Saira Rahman, In the video the Isaipuyal tells the listener about the film making process. and it also includes the footage of his working on the set as a director.

'Le Musk' has been entire shot in Rome, Italy. The film is about an orphaned heiress who is also a musician. The cast includes  Nora Arnezeder, Guy Burnet, Munirih Grace and Mariam Zohrabyan.

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Donald Trump Orders Steel Imports Probe In 'Fight For American Workers'

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President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an expedited probe into US steel imports in a bid to bolster " America First " production and jobs -- a move that risks trade blowback from steel-making giant China.

Trump signed a presidential memorandum for the Commerce Department to start the investigation under a little-used law, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, which invokes national defense reasons to protect US production.

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US Air Force Shifting F-35 Fighter Jets To Europe For Training

The US Air Force will this weekend deploy a small number of F-35A fighter jets to Europe for several weeks of training with other US and NATO military aircraft, the Pentagon said on Friday.

In a statement, the Pentagon said that the deployment would allow the US Air Force to 'further demonstrate the operational capabilities' of the stealthy fighter jet. It did not name the countries where the aircraft would be deployed to.

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French leader chides US populism, urges European unity

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French President Francois Hollande has urged Europe to present a united front against populist movements which, he says, are being encouraged by political developments in the United States.

Hollande says that Europe is facing is facing a moment of truth and must resist calls to deny climate change or bar access to refugees.

Hollande said Saturday on the sidelines of an informal meeting with six other EU leaders in Lisbon, Portugal that European Union countries should stick to their principles and defend their interests.

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Death Toll of Bus Crash in Northern Italy Increases to 17

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At least 39 people were injured with 10 of them having sustained very serious injuries, the Ansa news agency reported.

The bus collided with a pylon and caught fire on late Friday near the city of Verona. Most people in the bus heading from France to Budapest were Hungarian teenagers.


Causes of the incident remain unknown.

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Antonio Tajani Elected European Parliament President: Officials

Italy's Antonio Tajani, an ally of scandal-hit former premier Silvio Berlusconi, was elected as the new European Parliament president Tuesday after a bitterly fought vote.

The centre-right politician will play a key role at a time of crisis for the European Union, with the assembly having the final say on any deal for Britain's exit from the bloc.

After the maximum four rounds of voting that lasted all day, Tajani of the European People's Party got 351 votes while his socialist rival Gianni Pittella got 282.

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