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Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign

18 Oct 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded outside his school in a Paris suburb, was described by his pupils and their parents as caring and professional. But he was killed after becoming the target of an angry campaign on social media.

Teenager asked pupils to identify French teacher before beheading him

18 Oct 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France The teenager who beheaded a teacher outside the school in a Paris suburb where he taught had approached pupils in the street and asked them to point out his victim, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday. | Video

Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign

17 Oct 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded outside his school in a Paris suburb, was described by his pupils and their parents as caring and professional. But he was killed after becoming the target of an angry campaign on social media.

Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign

17 Oct 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded outside his school in a Paris suburb, was described by his pupils and their parents as caring and professional. But he was killed after becoming the target of an angry campaign on social media.

France eases ban on bee-threatening pesticide to help sugar sector

06 Oct 2020

PARIS French lawmakers on Tuesday approved a draft bill allowing sugar beet growers to use pesticides that are banned to protect honeybees, a move welcomed by farmers hit by crop disease but condemned by green groups as more backsliding by the government.

French plant-based protein maker Roquette sees short-term COVID-19 impact

30 Sep 2020

PARIS The plant-based protein market has seen a slowdown in new product launches and lower sales in restaurants and cafeterias due to COVID-19 but benefited from more people cooking at home and trying new products, French manufacturer Roquette said.

RPT-French plant-based protein maker Roquette sees short-term COVID-19 impact

30 Sep 2020

PARIS, Sept 30 The plant-based protein market has seen a slowdown in new product launches and lower sales in restaurants and cafeterias due to COVID-19 but benefited from more people cooking at home and trying new products, French manufacturer Roquette said.

Germany should ring-fence swine fever outbreak to limit trade fallout, OIE says

10 Sep 2020

PARIS Germany should follow Belgium's example and contain the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) locally to wild animals to limit trade restrictions on pigmeat exports, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

Germany should ring-fence swine fever outbreak to limit trade fallout: OIE

10 Sep 2020

PARIS Germany should follow Belgium's example and contain the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) locally to wild animals to limit trade restrictions on pigmeat exports, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

GRAINS-Corn, soybeans rise on expectations of lower U.S. output

24 Aug 2020

* Corn, soy up after Pro Farmer tour cuts output estimate * Harsh weather in Argentina continues to support wheat (Updates prices, adds detail, quote, detail) By Naveen Thukral and Sybille de La Hamaide SINGAPORE/PARIS, Aug 24 Chicago corn and soybean futures rose on Monday as a forecast of lower U.S. production by a widely watched crop tour underpinned prices, while wheat extended last week's 7% jump on further concern about weather threats to crops in Argentina. "U.S. storm damage and Chinese demand are supporting corn prices," said Phin Ziebell, an agribusiness economist at National Australia Bank in Melbourne. "But we have lower demand for ethanol which will limit the upside potential." The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.6% to $3.42-1/2 a bushel by 0948 GMT. Soybeans gained 0.4% to $9.08-1/2 a bushel and wheat rose 0.2% to $5.36-1/4 a bushel. Advisory service Pro Farmer projected U.S. corn and soybean harvests will be below the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) forecasts, with a corn crop of 14.820 billion bushels based on an average yield of 177.5 bushels per acre and a soybean crop of 4.362 billion bushels based on an average yield of 52.5 bushels per acre. Tropical storms in the U.S. Gulf offered hope for much-needed rain in parts of the Midwest, a major growing region for corn and soybeans. "Export activity to China is a clear element of support for corn and soybeans, but the volumes contracted remain well below the mid-January trade agreement," French consultancy Agritel said in a report. Wheat continued to be supported by reports that harsh frosts in Argentina, a major global export competitor, had combined with severe dryness hurting recently planted crops. Dry weather and storm damage across the U.S. Midwest coupled with strong U.S. export demand sparked speculators' biggest buying week in Chicago-traded grains and oilseeds in more than a year, and soybeans led the charge, Karen Braun, a market analyst for Reuters, said in a column. Prices at 0948 GMT Last Change Pct End Ytd Move 2019 Pct Move CBOT wheat 536.25 1.25 0.23 558.75 -4.03 CBOT corn 342.50 2.00 0.59 387.75 -11.67 CBOT soy 908.50 3.75 0.41 955.50 -4.92 Paris wheat Sept 183.50 -0.25 -0.14 185.75 -1.21 Paris maize Nov 167.25 0.25 0.15 174.75 -4.29 Paris rape Nov 379.50 -0.25 -0.07 391.50 -3.07 WTI crude oil 42.66 0.32 0.76 61.06 -30.13 Euro/dlr 1.18 0.00 0.36 1.1210 5.59 Most active contracts - Wheat, corn and soy US cents/bushel, Paris futures in euros per tonne (Reporting by Naveen Thukral and Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu and David Evans)

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