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Tag: France

  • Tuesday, September 18th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Scallop war over: French and UK fishermen reach an agreement

    The French had hoped to end a loophole that exempts British boats smaller than 15 meters long, giving them first dibs at the main scallop sources off the French coast

    French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation. The new deal is hoped to bring to a close the years-long “Scallop Wars” over fishing the prized mollusks in the fertile waters off the Baie de Seine area of Normandy in northwest France.

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  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 06:58 UTC

    Brexit debate: PM May “on a narrow path with people chucking stones from both sides”

    PM May holidayed in Italy, then met President Macron on the Cote d'Azur before travelling to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya last week on an official visit  (Pic PA)

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's brief summer holiday from Brexit battles came to a noisy end Monday, as she faced attack from both sides of her divided Conservative Party. Archrival Boris Johnson inflamed speculation that he aims to oust May by branding her plan for Brexit “a disaster”.

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    French/British scallop war in the English Channel

    French counterparts, restricted to fishing for scallops between October 1 and May 15, have accused the British of depleting stocks

    Stone-throwing, insults and dangerous manoeuvres on the high seas: French and British fishermen clashed in the English Channel over a hoard of scallops on Tuesday, the latest flare-up in a years-long war over the prized shellfish.

  • Thursday, August 9th 2018 - 12:08 UTC

    Allies commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Amiens in France

    The battle of Amiens heralded the Hundred Days Offensive, a string of allied successes on the West Front which led to the armistice on 11 November 1918

    Members of the Armed Forces have led the UK and its allies in commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Amiens at an event in France on Wednesday. The Battle of Amiens was a major engagement in the First World War.

  • Saturday, July 14th 2018 - 07:35 UTC

    FIFA picks Argentine Pitana for World Cup decider

    Nestor Pitana is no newcomer to World Cup action, having also officiated four games at Brazil 2014.

    FIFA has picked Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 07:00 UTC

    Petrobras diversifies to renewables: signs MoU with Total's green arm

    The MoU will focus on the analysis of joint business opportunities in the solar and onshore wind sectors in the country

    Brazilian state-run oil and gas company Petrobras has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French oil major Total SA and its green arm Total Eren SA for collaboration in renewable projects in Brazil.

  • Sunday, July 1st 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Uruguay sends CR7’s Portugal home by 2-1

    Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Edison Cavani who had to retire due to an injury

    Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 16:53 UTC

    Messi out of the World Cup: France beat Argentina 4-3

    For Argentina this is the farewell of a golden generation that led to three finals. SERGEI GRITS/AP

    Mbappé is the man of the day. The player of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) was the great figure of the game in which France surpassed by 4-3 to Argentina and advanced to the quarters of the 2018 Russia’s World Cup. With two goals from Mbappé, one from Pavard and a penalty from Griezzman, the “Bleus” beat the Argentine selection. Di María, Mercado and Agüero where the authors of the Argentine goals.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Maradona asked by FIFA “to behave in a respectful manner”

    FIFA was aware of incidents such as that during Argentina's vital group game against Nigeria in St. Petersburg last Tuesday

    Diego Maradona might be a giant of the game's history, FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums. Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win on Wednesday, FIFA's World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that the former Argentine player was a valued part of its Legends program to promote the game.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 22:50 UTC

    Internet Blackout against student cheating in Algeria

    Internet services were cut “in compliance with instructions from the government, aimed at ensuring the high school diploma tests run smoothly.”

    Algerian authorities shot down the internet access for two hours on Wednesday, coinciding with the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating, AFP journalists in Algiers reports.