France and the European Union are ready to retaliate if US President Donald Trump acts on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports of champagne, handbags and other French products, the French government said on Tuesday.
France says primed to retaliate with EU over US tariff threat against Paris
Russian fighter jets intercepted Israeli warplanes that were flying over southern Syria, media reports said.
Russian warplanes intercept Israeli jets over southern Syria: Report
France’s defense chief blasted the US for trying to force its NATO allies into purchasing American arms and equipment above anything else, days after President Emmanuel Macron held Washington to blame for the Western military bloc’s “brain death.”
France slams US for forcing own weapons on NATO allies
Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, furious at an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on November 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete.
Greece to kick out Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya pact
Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike on Thursday day to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system.
French workers ready for long strike to fight pension change
Finland’s Prime Minister Antti Rinne stepped down Tuesday after the Center Party, a member of the governing five-party coalition, said it had lost confidence in the Social Democrat leader in the wake of a crippling postal strike.
Finnish government resigns as PM loses coalition trust
The Kremlin on Wednesday denied the Russian government had been involved in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, hours before Germany expelled two Russian diplomats over what it said was Moscow’s refusal to cooperate in the investigation.
Kremlin denies Russian government involvement in Berlin murder
A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner convicted of terrorism offenses and released last year, police said Saturday.
Police: Suspect in London attack had served time for terrorism
The most serious nationwide strike to hit France in years caused new weekend travel turmoil on Saturday, with unions warning the walkouts would last well into next week.
No let-up in French strikes as fresh turmoil hits weekend
France’s transport turmoil deepened on Monday with unions staging a fifth day of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron and his plans for a pensions overhaul as the government prepared to unveil details of the reform later in the week.
French strike snarls commutes in crucial week for Macron

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