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Facebook accused of behaving like 'digital gangsters' in British report into online privacy A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws. Posted: February 18, 2019 8:40 am by RFI
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Saudi Arabia and France sign defence deal to boost kingdom's navy Saudi Arabia’s state arms producer and a French government-majority firm signed an agreement Sunday on a joint venture to boost the kingdom’s navy, amid calls to halt weapons sales to Riyadh over it role in Yemen.   Posted: February 17, 2019 3:03 pm by...
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Winter Festivals of the Côte d'Azur January and February, right in the depths of winter, can be the dreariest of months. Throughout northern Europe, a deep chill has set-in, people stay indoors to hide from the cold and sunshine is but daydream for many. Fortunately for us, the French Riviera offers a more temperate climate...
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Last call for alcohol: French winemakers prepare for ‘no-deal’ Brexit French champagne house Taittinger has stepped up production as it sends more bottles to the United Kingdom in preparation for the likelihood of a “no-deal” Brexit on March 29. Posted: February 15, 2019 12:11 pm by France 24
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Amazon scraps plans for vast New York HQ amid local opposition Amazon on Thursday abandoned plans for a new headquarters site in New York City, citing opposition from local leaders angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world’s most successful companies. Posted: February 15, 2019 12:01 am by France 24
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Airbus to end A380 after Emirates cuts order Airbus is to stop production of its A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, after the biggest customer for the aircraft, Emirates, reduced its order from 162 to 123 planes. Posted: February 14, 2019 2:30 pm by RFI
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Airbus to scrap production of A380 superjumbo in 2021 Europe’s Airbus announced plans to scrap production of the A380 superjumbo on Thursday, abandoning its dream of dominating the skies with a cruiseliner for the 21st century after years of lacklustre sales. Posted: February 14, 2019 5:15 am by France 24
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Former Renault boss Ghosn loses millions in compensation Renault said it had scrapped 30 million euros ($34 million) in deferred and severance pay to former boss Carlos Ghosn, forced out last month following his arrest for suspected financial misconduct at Japanese affiliate Nissan. Posted: February 13, 2019 5:27 pm by France 24
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Helping young French entrepreneurs take their first business steps A survey carried out by the polling institute Vivavoice at the end of 2017 showed that 72 percent of those in the 16-20 age group think that starting a business in France is difficult. But the country is making a big effort to nurture its entrepreneurs....
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Train strikes in Italy With the February holidays upon us, many are set to depart this weekend for destinations both near and far. For those planning an ‘easy’ trip to Italy, there may be a need to reorganise your departure. A national train strike is scheduled for 8 – 9 February. Here we look at the...
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