Germany, France and Britain urge Iran to back off latest nuclear move – National

Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran on Saturday to back off the latest planned violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, saying that Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for uranium metal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday Iran had informed it that it had begun installing equipment for the production […]

France opposes Couche-Tard’s $25B Carrefour bid citing food security

France’s Finance Minister on Thursday said any takeover of French retailer Carrefour by a foreign company would be a “major difficulty,” as the government wants to preserve the country’s food security and sovereignty. Canadian convenience-store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard’s near $25 billion takeover approach for Carrefour – continental Europe’s largest retailer – has also raised French […]

3 French police officers killed after responding to domestic violence call – National

Three French police officers were shot dead when a man opened fire on them when they arrived at a house in a remote village in response to a call about domestic violence against a woman, police said on Wednesday. A search was underway for the suspected gunman and police reinforcements had been despatched to […]

U.K., France working to restart border trade amid new coronavirus fears: ministers – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is working with France in an attempt to find a way to lift border closures that have snarled one of Europe’s most important trade routes just days before the Brexit cliff edge. Much of the world closed borders to the United Kingdom over recent days after London identified […]

Widow of Islamic State gunman convicted in Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks – National

The fugitive widow of an Islamic State gunman and a man described as his logistician were convicted Wednesday of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 years in prison in the trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 Paris attacks against the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket. The verdict ends the three-month […]

A look at Canadian peacekeeping 25 years after Rwanda – National

When now-retired major-general Guy Tousignant handed over command of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda 1995, Canada had been involved in virtually every UN mission over the previous four-plus decades. But after the scandal of Somalia, in which Canadian soldiers tortured and killed a teenage boy, the frustrations and failures of the UN’s […]

World leaders mark 5 years of Paris climate agreement with virtual gathering – National

World leaders are staging a virtual gathering Saturday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris climate accord, which set a goal for keeping global temperatures from rising above levels that could have devastating consequences for mankind. The event, hosted by France, Britain, Italy, Chile and the United Nations, will see heads of state […]

Paris protest descends into chaos as intruders set fire to cars, pillage bank – National

Thousands of people around France protested a proposed bill that could make it more difficult for witnesses to film police officers, with tensions quickly rising at the Paris march Saturday as intruders set fire to several cars, pillaged a bank and tossed objects at police. The protest-crashers, who disrupted a similar demonstration a week ago, formed […]

Demonstrators plan protests across France over security bill – National

Critics of a proposed French security law that would restrict sharing images of police are gathering across the country in protest on Saturday. Dozens of rallies are taking place against the controversial bill, which was approved by the lower house of Parliament this week but still awaits a green light from the Senate. Read […]

Push to end domestic violence — worsened by coronavirus — draws rallies around the world – National

In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders called for action to stop the abuse, which has worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Protests from France to Ukraine were held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to draw attention […]