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France's Sanofi to buy biotech firm Synthorx for $2.5 billion

10 Dec 2019

PARIS France's Sanofi on Monday agreed to buy California-headquartered biotechnology firm Synthorx in a cash deal worth about $2.5 billion as it steps up a push in the lucrative field of cancer drugs under its new chief executive.

Block Friday: French activists try to disrupt discount shopping day

29 Nov 2019

PARIS Activists staged protests against online retailer Amazon around France on Friday and tried to blockade a shopping mall in Paris, denouncing as rampant consumerism the U.S. Black Friday shopping frenzy that has spread to European shores.

French activists protest against Amazon in Black Friday backlash

29 Nov 2019

PARIS, Nov 29 Activists staged protests against online retailer Amazon around France on Friday, denouncing the rampant consumerism typified by the annual Black Friday shopping frenzy.

France, under pressure from right wing, toughens stance on immigration

06 Nov 2019

PARIS France is to clear out some migrant tent camps, impose quotas for migrant workers and deny newly-arrived asylum seekers access to non-urgent healthcare, in a drive to show voters President Emmanuel Macron is heeding their concerns about immigration.

Renault looks for new partners, third quarter revenue falls

25 Oct 2019

PARIS French carmaker Renault is on the hunt for new partners to buy its cars and components as it reported a fall in quarterly revenue and pushed ahead on a strategic review with "nothing off the table". | Video

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 9-Fourteen Russian sailors killed in submarine fire: ministry

03 Jul 2019

MOSCOW, July 2 Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defence ministry said on Tuesday.

Putin, battling ratings slump, reviews Red Square military parade

09 May 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin watched intercontinental nuclear missile launchers roll across Red Square on Thursday as Russia put on its annual show of military might to mark the Soviet Union's World War Two victory over the Nazis. | Video

Special Report: How Russia sank billions of dollars into Venezuela quicksand

14 Mar 2019

MOSCOW At the end of 2015, managers at Rosneft, the Russian state-controlled oil firm, sounded the alarm to their bosses about the company's investments in Venezuela. Rosneft's local partner, Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, owed it hundreds of millions of dollars, according to internal documents, and there seemed no prospect things would get better.

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