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President Biden has built the case for a second term by saying his policies have strengthened the labor market. Photo: andrew caballero-reynolds/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON—President Biden likes to talk about “jobs, jobs, jobs” when touting his economic record. The problem is that voters are far more worried about prices, prices, prices. The disconnect is one reason why his Bidenomics re-election pitch is landing flat despite a broadly resilient U.S. economy that has defied expectations. Prices have gone up by 19% since the start of the pandemic, a hard-to-forget leap that has left voters in search of someone to blame.
Persons: Biden, andrew caballero, reynolds Organizations: Agence France, Getty, WASHINGTON —
Rising interest rates factor into the Internal Revenue Service’s latest move on taxes. Photo Illustration: WSJ; STEFANI REYNOLDS/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesFailing to keep up with tax payments now could lead to an expensive surprise come next spring. As of Oct. 1, the Internal Revenue Service is charging 8% interest on estimated tax underpayments, up from 3% two years ago. The increase is one of the many effects of rising interest rates.
Persons: STEFANI REYNOLDS Organizations: Agence France, Internal Revenue Service
Police in Paris secured the scene of an attack on a tourist near the Eiffel Tower late Saturday. Photo: stephanie lecocq/ReutersPARIS—A German tourist was stabbed to death on Saturday evening a few hundred yards from the Eiffel Tower in a suspected terrorist attack, a blow to authorities on high alert because of the Israel-Hamas war. The suspect, identified as a Frenchman in his 20s, was arrested shortly after the slaying, said Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin . France’s counterterrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.
Persons: stephanie lecocq, Frenchman, Gérald Darmanin Organizations: Eiffel Locations: Paris, PARIS, Israel
About 190 migrants rescued in English Channel over weekend
  + stars: | 2023-12-03 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Some 190 migrants have been rescued off the Calais coast in northern France since Friday night while trying to cross the English Channel on dinghies to reach Britain, local French authorities said on Saturday, without specifying from where those migrants had come. The Channel is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and currents are strong. Human traffickers typically overload the dinghies, leaving them barely afloat and at the mercy of waves as they try to reach British shores. Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, Gilles Guillaume Editing by Bernadette BaumOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominique Vidalon, Gilles Guillaume, Bernadette Baum Organizations: Thomson Locations: Calais, France, Britain
Paris, France CNN —French police have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and injuring two others in a knife and hammer attack in central Paris. The attack took place at Bir Hakeim, near the Eiffel Tower, France’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told reporters at the scene on Saturday night. He said that the man arrested was a French citizen previously known to intelligence services. The minister said he had been told by police that the attacker had reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the assault. French President Emmanuel Macron called the incident a terror attack and said France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office would investigate.
Persons: Gérald Darmanin, Philippines –, Darmanin, , ” Darmanin, “ Allahu Akbar ”, Emmanuel Macron, ” Macron Organizations: France CNN —, German, Paris Fire Brigade Locations: Paris, France, Bir Hakeim, French, Philippines, Afghanistan, Palestine
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via Email'We are going to invest in all of the dimensions of decarbonated power': Electricite de France CEOElectricite de France CEO Luc Remont discusses the company's investment and energy mix outlook amid the green transition.
Persons: Electricite, Luc Remont Locations: France
I was sitting in my apartment in Beirut on the evening of Oct. 13 when I read that journalists had been struck by a missile attack in southern Lebanon. My close friend, Issam Abdallah, was working in the area as a cameraman for Reuters to cover the border clashes between Israel and Hezbollah after the war in Gaza began just days earlier. I couldn’t remember the last time he let one of my calls go to voice mail. In one video, a journalist for Agence France-Presse lies in a pool of blood, screaming that she can’t feel her legs. A wave of nausea washed over me as I watched rescue workers wrap Issam and his severed leg in a white sheet, his body charred, barely recognizable.
Persons: Issam Abdallah, Issam Organizations: Reuters, Agence France, Presse Locations: Beirut, Lebanon, Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, Syria
If you’re remotely fashion-minded, now’s the time to swaddle yourself dramatically in oversize shawls and wraps. Consider the vast swaths of wool that draped models’ entire upper bodies at Saint Laurent’s fall show. For Melanie Masarin, 32, the Los Angeles founder of nonalcoholic aperitif brand Ghia, they evoke memories of her childhood in France. My mother and grandmother have always worn wraps like this,” she said. “I’m craving fuzzy, cozy, wraparound knits to shield me from the news these days.”
Persons: Stow, Michael Kors’s, Saint Laurent’s, Melanie Masarin, nonalcoholic, , , Masarin Organizations: Los Locations: Saint, Los Angeles, France
King Charles’s response to the latest commotion surrounding the British monarch has been to continue to keep quiet and turn up at public events. Photo: cameron smith/Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesLONDON—Allegations of racism in the British monarchy were again thrust into the public domain this week after a translation of a book claimed that King Charles and Catherine, Princess of Wales, were the mystery royals who had allegedly discussed concerns about the skin color of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ’s son before his birth. The claim was made in a Dutch translation of “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” which was quickly pulled by the publishers who said the names had appeared in error. On Friday, virtually every major British newspaper and broadcaster revealed the names.
Persons: King, cameron, King Charles, Catherine , Princess of Wales, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ’ Organizations: Agence France, British
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during the 18th edition of French conference on the maritime economy in Nantes, France, November 28, 2023. Macron also told a press conference at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai that the situation required the doubling down on efforts to obtain a lasting ceasefire and the freeing of all hostages. A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas collapsed on Friday after mediators were unable to extend the pause. Macron also urged Israel to clarify its goals towards Hamas. "Israel is targeting Hamas, a brutal terrorist organization that has committed the most horrific violence against innocent civilians.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Damien Meyer, Macron, Israel, Mark Regev, Benjamin Netanyahu, Dominique Vidalon, Elizabeth Pineau, Toby Chopra, Alison Williams, Giles Elgood Organizations: Rights, Hamas, Thomson Locations: Nantes, France, Gaza, Qatar, Dubai, Israel, Paris
Paris CNN —When the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, French women were paying close attention. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty ImagesProtesters voice their support for abortion rights during a debate at the Senate in Paris. According to backers of the bill, therefore, constitutionalization would safeguard abortion rights even if a pro-life majority were to be voted into office. Just last week, Argentina elected a far-right president who has pledged to reverse the abortion rights the country acquired in 2020. ‘Now or never’In France, recent polling data suggests 86% of people are now favorable to the constitutionalization of abortion rights.
Persons: Paris CNN —, Roe, Wade, France, , Mélanie Vogel, Vogel, Emmanuel Macron, Stephanie Hennette, Ludovic Marin, Jordan Bardella, ” Bardella, Laurence Rossignol, Malagré, , Enora Malagré, Pierre, Stephane Cardinale, Corbis, Rossignol, Sarah Durocher, it’s, Marine Le, Le Pen, that’s “, Lafargue Raphael, Durocher, Vauchez, ” Vogel, “ It’s Organizations: Paris CNN, United States, Atlantic, CNN, Senate, Getty, Popular, Law, Justice, National Rally, Locations: France, French, Paris, AFP, United States, Popular French, Poland, Argentina, Versailles
Tripling nuclear energy capacity by 2050, which would also help Europe reduce its dependence on Russia oil and gas, would require significant investment. In advanced economies, which have nearly 70 percent of global nuclear capacity, investments has stalled as construction costs have soared, projects have run over budget and faced delays. On top of cost, another hurdle to expanding nuclear capacity is that plants are slower to build than many other forms of power. President Emmanuel Macron of France said nuclear energy, including small modular reactors, was an “indispensable solution” to efforts to curb climate change. France, Europe’s biggest producer of nuclear power, gets about 70 percent of its own electricity from nuclear stations.
Persons: John Kerry, Biden’s, , Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Ulf Kristersson, Kristersson Organizations: International Energy Agency, World Bank Locations: Russia, France, Sweden
Then, after a series of defeats in Egypt, Napoleon returned to France in 1799 and left many of the scientists stranded. At the time of Napoleon's invasion, travelers had long known of Alexandria, Cairo, and other parts of Lower Egypt. Just 21 and a botanist by training when he arrived in Egypt, Savigny collected invertebrates like worms, bees, spiders, snails, and flies. The Rosetta Stone helped Champollion discover how to decipher hieroglyphsFor centuries, no one could read hieroglyphs, the pictorial writing that covered many Egyptian monuments. When the French found the Rosetta Stone during their invasion, they knew it could serve as a kind of translation key.
Persons: Napoleon, , Napoleon Bonaparte, Egypt that's, Claude, Louis, Berthollet, natron, Werner Forman, savants, Sand, Dominique, Vivant, Denon, Karnak, he'd, Savigny, Jules, César Savigny, De Agostini, Getty Images Savigny, Etienne Geoffroy Saint, Hilaire, Geoffroy, Charles Darwin, Evon Hekkala, Crocodylus, John Vetch, Vetch, Rosetta Stone, Champollion, Rosetta, Jean, François, Nicolas, Jacques Conté Organizations: Service, Institut, West, Universal, Egypt wasn't, Art Media, Getty Images, Getty, Science, Society Picture Library, Europe, France's, British Museum, Fox, Cairo . Science Locations: Egypt, Cairo, France, Natron, Limestone, Wadi El Natrun, Upper, Lower Egypt, Alexandria, Edfu, Thebes, Esna, Paris, Egpyt, Europe
Philippines, France to level-up defence ties
  + stars: | 2023-12-02 | by ( Mikhail Flores | )   time to read: +1 min
MANILA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Philippines and France agreed to level-up defence cooperation between the two countries, Philippine defence minister Gilberto Teodoro said on Saturday. Teodoro met his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu in Manila where he said they are working to get authority from their leaders to begin negotiations for a status of forces agreement. "We intend to take concrete steps to leveling up and making more comprehensive our defense cooperation," Teodoro said in a joint briefingLecornu's Manila visit is the first leg of his trip across the Indo-Pacific which includes stops in Malaysia and the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. France considers itself an Indo-Pacific power, with over 7,000 troops stationed in overseas territories in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. Reporting by Mikhail Flores; Editing by Lincoln Feast and Edwina GibbsOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Gilberto Teodoro, Teodoro, Sebastien Lecornu, Mikhail Flores, Lincoln, Edwina Gibbs Organizations: Thomson Locations: MANILA, Philippines, France, Manila, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Pacific, Indian
Opinion | Is South Korea Disappearing?
  + stars: | 2023-12-02 | by ( Ross Douthat | )   time to read: +1 min
For some time now, South Korea has been a striking case study in the depopulation problem that hangs over the developed world. Almost all rich countries have seen their birthrates settle below replacement level, but usually that means somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 children per woman. For instance in 2021 the United States stood at 1.7, France at 1.8, Italy at 1.3 and Canada at 1.4. It’s worth unpacking what that means. Run the experiment through a second generational turnover, and your original 200-person population falls below 25.
Persons: you’re, Stephen King’s Locations: South Korea, United States, France, Italy, Canada, Europe, America
Factbox-Attacks in France in Recent Years
  + stars: | 2023-12-02 | by ( Dec. | At P.M. | )   time to read: +4 min
Here are some other attacks that have taken place in France in recent years:- Oct 13, 2023 - One teacher was killed and another wounded in a knife attack at a high school in northern French town of Arras on Friday. - June 9, 2023 - A Syrian national wounded four children and two pensioners in a knife attack in the Alpine town of Annecy. Francois Hollande, president at the time, said the hostage-takers had pledged allegiance to Islamic State. The attacker told police he was answering an appeal by Islamic State. Islamic State said it was responsible.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Samuel Paty, Prophet Mohammad, Charlie Hebdo, Mickael Harpon, Francois Hollande, Frenchman, Charlie Hebdo’s, Michel Rose, Frances Kerry, Nick Zieminski Organizations: PARIS, Syrian, Police, Paris police, Security, Islamic, Islamic State, Belgian Locations: Paris, Afghanistan, France, French, Arras, Alpine, Annecy, Reims, Nord, Kurdish, Nice, Pakistan, Islamic State, Tunisian, State
Philippines, France to Level-Up Defence Ties
  + stars: | 2023-12-02 | by ( Dec. | At A.M. | )   time to read: 1 min
By Mikhail FloresMANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and France agreed to level-up defence cooperation between the two countries, Philippine defence minister Gilberto Teodoro said on Saturday. Teodoro met his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu in Manila where he said they are working to get authority from their leaders to begin negotiations for a status of forces agreement. "We intend to take concrete steps to leveling up and making more comprehensive our defense cooperation," Teodoro said in a joint briefingLecornu's Manila visit is the first leg of his trip across the Indo-Pacific which includes stops in Malaysia and the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. France considers itself an Indo-Pacific power, with over 7,000 troops stationed in overseas territories in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. (Reporting by Mikhail Flores; Editing by Lincoln Feast and Edwina Gibbs)
Persons: Mikhail Flores MANILA, Gilberto Teodoro, Teodoro, Sebastien Lecornu, Mikhail Flores, Lincoln, Edwina Gibbs Locations: Philippines, France, Manila, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Pacific, Indian
Something to sip on…Dolly Parton In the film "Rhinestone" in 1984 and Cher in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Getty ImagesDolly Parton and Cher are both making 77 years old look lovely. The same day Parton was on the football field, Cher performed her new Christmas single “DJ Play a Christmas Song” at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You should listen to…Sir Paul McCartney performing in 2017. Poet Paul Muldoon collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on the bestselling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present,” and their relationship is clear in the ease of their conversations on this podcast.
Persons: Lisa Respers, Dolly Parton, Cher, Parton, Diana Ross, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, Samuel L, Jackson, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Kevin Mazur, Giselle Knowles Carter, Beyoncé ”, – she’s, Bey, EGOT, Oscar, Tony, Sir Paul McCartney, “ McCartney, Paul Muldoon, McCartney, , … Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Who, ” Peope, Russell T Davies, it’s “ Organizations: CNN, Getty, Dallas Cowboys, , Disney Locations: Lisa Respers France, Los Angeles , California, London, England, Atlanta, AFP
People arrive to attend the Pledging Conference of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the First Replenishment in Paris, France, October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsDUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The United States will pledge $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, sources familiar with matter said on Saturday as Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Dubai for the U.N. climate summit. The fund, with more than $20 billion in pledges, is the largest international fund dedicated to supporting climate action in developing countries. The latest pledge, which Reuters was first to report, would be additional to another $2 billion previously delivered by the United States. In addition to supporting climate adaptation, the fund also finances projects to help countries shift to clean energy.
Persons: Pascal, Kamala Harris, Harris, replenishments, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Nandita Bose, Valerie Volcovici, William James, Elizabeth Piper, Katy Daigle, Edwina Gibbs Organizations: Climate, REUTERS, Rights, Climate Fund, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Paris, France, United, Dubai, United States, U.S, COP28
A German tourist was killed and several other people injured in central Paris late Saturday after a man attacked them with a knife and a hammer, the French authorities said. The case stirred fears of renewed Islamist terror attacks in a nation already on edge. The other person, a woman, was not injured, Mr. Darmanin said. “This person was clearly ready to kill other people,” Mr. Darmanin told reporters in Paris. The country is still on its highest terrorism threat alert after the killing last month of a teacher in northern France.
Persons: Gérald, Grenelle, Darmanin, Mr Organizations: Eiffel Locations: Paris, Gaza, Filipino, France
That number is expected to rise after Israel issued a new evacuation order on Saturday for areas in the south. WEST BANK North Gaza GAZA STRIP Israel Mediterranean Sea Gaza 75,000 Area of initial evacuation order 5,000 Deir al Balah Number of people Khan Younis Area of Dec. 2 evacuation order ISRAEL GAZA STRIP Rafah EGYPT 5 mi. North Gaza WEST BANK GAZA STRIP Area of initial evacuation order Israel Mediterranean Sea Gaza 75,000 Deir al Balah 5,000 Number of people Khan Younis Area of Dec. 2 evacuation order GAZA STRIP ISRAEL Rafah 5 mi. Schools that have sheltered displaced people and have been damaged Minor Moderate Major damage WEST BANK North Gaza GAZA STRIP Israel Area of initial evacuation order Gaza Mediterranean Sea Deir al Balah Area of Dec. 2 evacuation order Khan Younis ISRAEL GAZA STRIP Rafah EGYPT 5 mi. North Gaza WEST BANK GAZA STRIP Mediterranean Sea Israel Area of initial evacuation order Gaza Deir al Balah ISRAEL Khan Younis Area of Dec. 2 evacuation order GAZA STRIP Rafah 5 mi.
Persons: Salah al, , Yousef Hammash, Khan Younis, Ahmad Hasaballah, Samar Abu Elouf, al Balah ISRAEL, Mr, Hammash, , North Gaza Gaza Deir al Balah Khan Younis, Deir al Balah, Mohammed Salem, Omar El Organizations: Din, Maxar Technologies, Israel, United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations, WEST BANK, , Norwegian Refugee Council, The New York Times, UNICEF, World Health Organization, Reuters, Agence France Locations: Gaza City, GAZA, Israel, Gaza, WEST, Gaza GAZA, ISRAEL GAZA, Rafah EGYPT, Deir al, ISRAEL Rafah, EGYPT, United, Samar, Gaza’s, al Balah, Khan Younis ISRAEL GAZA, al, al Balah ISRAEL Khan, North Gaza, North Gaza Gaza Deir al, North Gaza Gaza Deir al Balah Khan Younis Rafah, Deir, Rafah, Omar
John Kerry, President Joe Biden's climate envoy, is expected to announce at COP28 a global strategy in nuclear fusion. If it is produced using renewables like wind or solar power, as opposed to fossil fuel generated power, it is called green hydrogen. Governments and companies think green hydrogen could be a way to clean up hard-to-decarbonize industries like steel and cement-making and other industrial manufacturing. PwC said technologies like green hydrogen and reducing food waste have relatively high emissions reduction potential, but are receiving a small share of start-up investment. In 2023, green hydrogen got 3.9% of global climate-tech venture funding, while food waste got 0.7%, it said.
Persons: PwC, John Kerry, Joe Biden's, David Schatsky, Schatsky, Timothy Gardner, Richard Valdmanis, Diane Craft Organizations: International Energy Agency, Fusion Industry Association, FIA, Companies, Deloitte, Entrepreneurship, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Olfus, Iceland, Dubai, United States, Texas, Louisiana, Australia, China, Germany, Japan, U.S, ASIA, AFRICA, France, India, Asia, Africa
U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the Transforming Food Systems in the Face of Climate Change event on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit at Dubai Expo, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 1, 2023. SAUL LOEB/Pool via REUTERS Acquire Licensing RightsSummary COP 'side deals' have boomed in recent yearsVoluntary climate pledges yield mixed resultsSome have led to tougher CO2-cutting policiesDUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) - While the world's climate diplomats huddle over draft decisions to be made at the end of this year's U.N. climate summit, governments at COP28 are firing off a flurry of new promises for action. Among the expected pledges at COP28 are a goal to triple renewable energy capacity and initiatives on methane and coal power. These voluntary side deals have proliferated in recent years, even as global temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. "They go much further than what you can do multilaterally," said Marc Vanheukelen, a former EU official who led the bloc's work on an international methane emissions pledge launched at the COP26 climate summit in 2021.
Persons: Antony Blinken, SAUL LOEB, Marc Vanheukelen, Jonathan Banks, Laurie van der, OCI, It's, Erin Matson, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Matson, Kate Abnett, Tommy Wilkes, Katy Daigle, Jon Boyle Organizations: Food Systems, United Arab Emirates, REUTERS Acquire, EU, Global, Air Task Force, Reuters, Bank, U.S, Change, WWF, Rainforest Alliance, Climate, Thomson Locations: Dubai, United Arab, DUBAI, COP28, Glasgow, U.S, Nigeria, Canada, The U.S, China, Russia, COP26, Britain, France, United States, Italy, Germany, Brazil
All I’m thinking about today is getting to the Copa América and being able to play in it,” he said. “Then time will tell whether I’ll be at the World Cup or not. I’m going to be at an age (39) that normally doesn’t allow me to play in the World Cup. That victory, along with a 2021 Copa América trophy, came after international glory had eluded Argentina and Messi for years, as they lost three major finals in a row – the 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa and 2016 Copa. “Maybe we’ll do well in the Copa América and everything will work out for me to continue.
Persons: Lionel Messi, Ballon, hasn’t, , I’ll, , ” Messi, Messi, Megan Briggs Organizations: CNN, Copa América, ESPN, Argentina, Copa, France, Qatar, MLS, Inter Miami, Leagues, Messi Locations: USA, Argentina
[1/4] French police secures the access to the Bir-Hakeim bridge after a security incident in Paris, France December 2, 2023. REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq Acquire Licensing RightsPARIS, Dec 2 (Reuters) - One person died and two others were injured after a man attacked tourists in central Paris near the Eiffel Tower, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Saturday. Police quickly arrested the 26-year-old man, a French national, using a Taser stun gun, Darmanin told reporters. The suspect was on the French security services watch list and was also known for having psychiatric disorders, the interior minister added. The attack took place around 1900 GMT when the man attacked a tourist couple with a knife on the Quai de Grenelle, a few feet away from the Eiffel Tower, mortally wounding a German national.
Persons: Stephanie Lecocq, Gerald Darmanin, Darmanin, Akbar, Dominique Vidalon, Gilles Guillaume, Nick Zieminski, Matthew Lewis, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, Saturday . Police, Eiffel, Agence France Presse, Olympic Games, Thomson Locations: Paris, France, Grenelle, Afghanistan, Palestine, Gaza
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