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Stellantis eyes greater stake of GAC JV in Chinese overhaul

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The logo of Stellantis is seen in this image provided on November 9, 2020. Communication FCA /Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Stellantis says stake in JV would increase to 75% GAC says no formal agreement agreement signed JV produces Jeep-branded vehicle in......

Blinken says U.S. responds to Russia’s demands, seeks dialogue

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U.S. ambassador delivers reply to Russian Foreign Ministry Kremlin: personal sanctions on Putin would not harm him Russia keeps up pressure with land and sea exercises Four-way talks on east Ukraine drag on in Paris MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping......

French power output reduced by ongoing strike

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A banner is seen on a fence at France’s oldest Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power plant near the eastern French village of Fessenheim, France February 20, 2020. The banner reads: “No! To closing Fessenheim”. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters)......

Italian CEOs’ Putin call exposes European discord

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks over the phone with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan while he inspects the work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project aboard the Pioneering Spirit pipeline-laying ship in the Black Sea near Anapa, Russia, June 23, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited......

Biden warns Putin with sanctions as West steps up Ukraine defenses

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Tensions high after Russia masses troops near Ukraine Biden threatens sanctions on Putin if there is an invasion U.S., others discuss ways to protect energy supplies WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades......

Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp, security sources say

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Heavy gunfire overnight around president’s residence President’s exact location unknown, no word from army Burkina Faso struggling to quell Islamist insurgency Protesters have denounced high toll on security forces OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, four......

EXCLUSIVE Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi to unveil 2030 EV plan this week

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To launch over 30 battery EVs based on 5 platforms – sources Targets compact EVs as cheap as gasoline cars by 2025 – sources Jan 23 (Reuters) – Renault SA (RENA.PA), Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) plan to triple their investment to jointly develop electric vehicles (EVs),......

Heydemann on course to become first woman to lead Orange – sources

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PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Orange (ORAN.PA), France’s biggest telecoms operator, is on course to name Christel Heydemann as its new chief executive, making her the first woman to lead the former monopoly amid a revamp of its governance, two sources said on Sunday. The board of Orange, on which......

Rejuvenated Monfils marches into Australian Open quarter-finals

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MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Gael Monfils’ blistering start to the season continued on Sunday as he eased past Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 7-5 7-6(4) 6-3 to reach his second Australian Open quarter-finals. With wife and top women’s player Elina Svitolina beaming in the crowd, the flamboyant Frenchman lit up the......

Nadal survives epic opening set tie-breaker to defeat Mannarino

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MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal survived a mammoth first-set tiebreaker before going on to beat fellow lefty Adrian Mannarino 7-6(14) 6-2 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, remaining on course for a men’s record 21st Grand Slam title. Nadal and the Frenchman traded......

French EU lawmaker Collard joins far-right presidential candidate Zemmour

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French far-right Rassemblement National (RN) political party and MEP Gilbert Collard delivers a speech during the Convention de la Droite meeting in Paris, France, September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) – European Parliament member Gilbert Collard said on......

EXCLUSIVE Vodafone and Iliad in talks to combine Italian units – sources

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LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Telecom firms Vodafone (VOD.L) and Iliad are in talks to strike a deal in Italy that would combine their respective businesses in a bid to end cut-throat competition in the euro zone’s third-biggest economy, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Discussions between the two......

Confused Tsitsipas beats Paire without realising it

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MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas staved off the incendiary Benoit Paire to reach the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday after a tough 6-3 7-5 6-7(2) 6-4 but was oblivious that he had won after converting match point. Paire dunked a forehand into the net on the first......

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

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Jan 22 (Reuters) – Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95 surrounded by his followers in the temple where his spiritual journey began. “The International Plum Village......

Analysis: A handbook of (mostly failed) radical inflation-fighting efforts

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LONDON/NEW YORK, Jan 21 (Reuters) – More governments are seeking ways to prevent surging inflation whipping up economic trouble – and even public unrest – without raising interest rates. But as the examples below show, past attempts to rein in soaring prices without hiking borrowing costs have often ended badly.......

U.S. and Russia expect no breakthrough as Ukraine talks start

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Blinken and Lavrov say they expect no breakthrough Lavrov wants concrete response to Russian security demands Blinken gauging whether path of diplomacy remains open Tensions are high over Ukraine after troop buildup GENEVA, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The top Russian and U.S. diplomats played down any prospect of resolving their......

Oil majors TotalEnergies and Chevron withdraw from Myanmar

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PARIS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Oil majors TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), partners in a major gas project in Myanmar, have decided to withdraw from the country, they said on Friday, citing the worsening humanitarian situation following last year’s coup. Since the February coup, Myanmar security forces have killed......

Soitec says succession plan has ‘full support’ of main shareholders

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French company Soitec is shown in Rancho Bernardo, California May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 21 (Reuters) – Soitec’s (SOIT.PA) plan to appoint a new CEO has the “full support” of its main shareholders, the French semiconductor company said on......

‘There are no minor incursions’ pleads Ukraine leader after Biden remarks

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Russia has massed troops near Ukraine’s border Top U.S. diplomat Blinken holds talks with allies No ‘minor incursions’, Ukraine president says BERLIN/KYIV, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Western countries sought to project unity over Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to......

French state pledges to stand by EDF – finance minister Le Maire

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A flag with the company logo of Electricite de France (EDF) and a French flag fly next to the EDF power plant in Bouchain, near Valenciennes, France, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Says EDF is ‘pride of the French people’......

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