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Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – Police searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalized while in jail. Witnesses told investigators the assailant cried out “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greater) as he launched his attack ...

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Police hunt through eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – Police searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalized while in jail. Witnesses told investigators the assailant cried out “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greater) as he launched his attack ...

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With farmers watching, France sets food price rise plan

PARIS (Reuters) – Weighing up pressure from both France’s powerful farmers and violent “yellow vest” protests, the government on Wednesday put forward a schedule for next year’s postponed rise in minimum food prices and curbs on bargain sales. Food prices are a major element of a wide “field-to-fork” review promised by President Emmanuel Macron to appease farmers, a large and ...

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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, ...

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France claims ignorance as Nissan’s Ghosn dossier adds pressure

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Tuesday it remained unaware of detailed allegations against Renault SA (RENA.PA) boss Carlos Ghosn sent to the carmaker a day earlier by Japanese alliance partner Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T). FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn attends the Tomorrow In Motion event on the eve of press day at the Paris Auto Show, in ...

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France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

Image copyright AFP France’s President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and other issues. Speaking in a televised address to the nation, Mr Macron said that the anger of protesters was “deep, and in ...

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Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 10,000 took to the streets of Paris The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday, with more than 1,700 ...

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Yellow vest movement: France braced for ‘ultra-violent’ protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some scenes in Paris are more reminiscent of an approaching hurricane France is braced for renewed anti-government protests, with nearly 90,000 security personnel on the streets. Some 8,000 officers and 12 armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris alone, where shops have been boarded up and sites like the Eiffel Tower closed. The “yellow vest” ...

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