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Greenpeace activists light fireworks at French nuclear plant

“Eight environmental have broken into a French nuclear power station and set off fireworks to urge better protection for nuclear waste and protest France’s dependence on atomic energy” reports foxbusiness.com. Greenpeace spokesman Yannick Rousselet said the action exposed security risks because the activists reached within 100 meters (yards) of open pools of nuclear waste. French President Emmanuel Macron’s government has pledged to expand renewable energy and reduce its dependence on aging nuclear plants, the source of most of France’s electricity. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Two stabbed to death in Marseille attack

“A man killed two women with a knife at the main Marseille train station on Sunday afternoon, an incident French authorities are investigating as a terrorist attack” reports washingtonpost.com. Operation Sentinelle, which authorities credited with subduing and killing the suspect in Sunday’s attack, is among the most visible elements of France’s state of emergency.French police on patrol at the station shot the attacker dead at the scene, according to a Twitter statement from the Marseille branch of France’s national police. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Air France flight makes emergency landing in Canada after engine suffers ‘serious damage’ mid-flight

“Air France Flight 66, originating at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed at Goose Bay in Labrador at 1542 GMT, the airline said, and no one was hurt in the incident” writes Antoine Antoniol for cnbc.com. “The regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly,” the airline said in a statement. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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How to check if your Ryanair flight has been cancelled

“The tool, created by funding group Rangewell, lets customers check whether they have been affected by the cancellations by entering either a flight number, airport, or departure date” writes Thomas Colson for businessinsider.com. LONDON — Ryanair customers can use a new tool to check whether their flights have been cancelled after the airline announced last week it will have to cancel up to 50 flights a day following a pilot rostering error.The airline is also selling flights from just £5 as it bids to win back disgruntled customers. Source: businessinsider.com Share…

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This Was the Worst Possible German Election for Europe

“Before the election, it was widely assumed that current Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann was a strong candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as ECB President in November 2019” writes Gregory Allen for foreignpolicy.com. We should first dispel the illusion that the German elections tell us anything about the relative stability of Germany and France. Source: foreignpolicy.com Share This:

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Khosla Ventures makes first investment in France, leads $18 million round in Eligo Bioscience

“Eligo plans on using the new funds to begin clinical trials, target new bacterial diseases, and grow its team of 15” writes B R Nice for venturebeat.com. Traditionally, there are two ways to target bacteria in the microbiome: probiotics, designed to strengthen and restore the microflora, or antibiotics, which kill the bacteria altogether.And while this is not Khosla Ventures’ first investment in the microbiome space, it is it’s first investment in France.In addition to today’s $18 million investment, the startup also received a $2 million award from the Worldwide Innovation Challenge. Source:…

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May backs Ireland for 2023 World Cup as French bid hits problems

“With the three countries now having made their final bids, a recommendation will be made to the Rugby World Cup board on 31 October by an independent review group, with a final vote made by the unions on 15 November” writes Gerard Meagher for theguardian.com. Theresa May has given her official backing to Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in what can be considered a boost to its chances given how the France president, Emmanuel Macron, has distanced himself from its attempts to host the tournament. Source: theguardian.com…

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