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France hoping British politicians will approve Brexit deal

France hoping British politicians will approve Brexit dealFrance is hoping that members of Britain’s parliament will approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, an official at President Macron’s Elysee department said on Monday. Asked whether France would support an extension to the official deadline to Article 50 – regarding the timetable for Brexit – the official replied: “We would hope that the vote tomorrow is a favorable one.” “Afterwards, if that is not the case, it will be up to the United Kingdom to make a certain number of demands and proposals to the European Union,” added the official. The fate of Britain’s March 29 exit from the EU is deeply uncertain since parliament looks set to reject May’s deal on Tuesday.



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Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in FranceBERLIN (AP) — Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is still missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. In France, two ski patrollers were killed when the devices they use to trigger avalanches exploded.



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France says Islamic State not defeated, troops to remain in Syria

France says Islamic State not defeated, troops to remain in SyriaFrance is a leading member of the U.S.-led coalition fighting militants in Syria and Iraq and has special forces based in the north of the country, deployed alongside Kurdish and Arab forces, and carries out air strikes against the group. A French presidency source told reporters members of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S. partner in the area, would be in Paris on Friday to hold talks with officials over the move. “He (Trump) is cutting corners, risking a serious accident … the coalition’s spine is the United States,” the source said.



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2 dead in Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, France; gunman still at large

2 dead in Christmas market attack in Strasbourg, France; gunman still at largeSenior French official Laurent Nunez said the attacker – a former prison inmate who has been identified as a suspected extremist \- could have fled to nearby Germany.



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Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at largeSTRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, officials said.



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Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wall

Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wallPresident Trump on Wednesday offered the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg as evidence the United States needs stronger border security.



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Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attackerWitnesses told investigators the assailant cried out “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greater) as he launched his attack on the market, the Paris prosecutor said. The prosecutor, Remy Heitz, also suggested the suspect may have chosen his target for its religious symbolism. “Considering the target, his way of operating, his profile and the testimonies of those who heard him yell ‘Allahu Akbar’, the anti-terrorist police has been called into action,” Heitz told a news conference.



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Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015

Deadly terror attacks in France since 2015Strasbourg was the latest French city to be rocked by a deadly attack after a gunman opened fire at its famed Christmas market on Tuesday before fleeing the scene. Here is a recap of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 245 people across France since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings. – May 12: A knifeman shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) is shot dead by police in central Paris after he kills one person and injures four, prompting a terror probe.



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At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France

At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in FranceThree people have been killed and 11 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack near a world-famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg.



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France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11 billion

France counts costs of protests, new measures: $  11 billionPARIS (AP) — Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 10 billion euros ($ 11 billion), the government said Tuesday.



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