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Dhaka, Paris agree to boost economic ties


MNA Business Desk: Dhaka and Paris agreed to form a joint commission to explore the opportunities of cooperation in the fields of trade and economy. The decision was taken in the bilateral meeting between French president Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Elysee Palace in Paris. Briefing reporters after the meeting, foreign secretary Md. Shahidul Haque said the two leaders in a very cordial and warm atmosphere discussed the bilateral and global issues of mutual interests. “Five issues were discussed in the meeting including the most important one of climate change as the prime minister arrived in France ...

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G20 summit ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate

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MNA International Desk: World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialized and emerging economies. But the gesture opened the door for others, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning that Ankara was now leaning towards not ratifying the landmark Paris climate accord. Erdogan’s threat brought further disarray to a summit that was marred by bilateral quarrels and strife over climate protection and trade. And in one of the weekend’s more ...

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Paris began first experiment with driverless buses


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Paris began its first experiment with driverless buses on Monday, with city officials saying they were eager to prepare for the coming “revolution” of autonomous vehicles. Two box-shaped electric vehicles capable of carrying around 10 people have been deployed-within the safety of a special lane-on a bridge connecting two railway stations to the east of the city centre. The test unveiled Monday, which will last three months, is the first stage of the city’s embrace of self-driving vehicles which use a combination of lasers and cameras to detect other objects and people around them. The ...

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TV reality show stopped as Kim Kardashian leaved

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Production on the TV reality show named “Keeping up with the Kardashians” is on hold, the E! Network said on Thursday, just days after the show’s star, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. “Kim’s well-being is our core focus right now. No decision has been made as to when production will resume,” a spokeswoman for the network, which broadcasts the show, said in a statement. Flanked by multiple security guards, Kardashian and her family on Thursday left their Manhattan apartment, where they have been closeted since she returned from Paris. News video and ...

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Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police in Paris


MNA International Desk: Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police and set cars burning in an area north of Paris overnight following the death of a young man in police hands earlier this week. Nearly 24 hours after a Bastille Day celebration was transformed into a nightmare, locals and visitors returned to the Promenade des Anglais to lay flowers for the dead and to wonder exactly how, and why, the unthinkable had come to pass. Nine people were detained in a second successive night of violence, which involved some 200 residents and 180 police officers in the Val d’Oise region ...

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40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence


MNA International Desk: About 40 people were arrested and detained in Paris over Euro 2016 violence. The police was forced to use tear gas and water cannon against football supporters who were throwing glass bottles at officers at the Eiffel Tower during the Euro 2016 final on Sunday. Mobs of fans gathered at the base of the Paris landmark before and after Portugal’s stunning 1-0 victory over France after they were rejected entrance to the fan zone which was packed to its 90,000 measurements, Paris police said. Other captures moved outside the Stade de France where the match was played. ...

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Seine at highest level as Paris’ museums shut doors


MNA International Desk: Paris’ Louvre and Orsay museums have shut their doors in a race to move art treasures from their basements, as the River Seine nears at its highest level in more than three decades. Environment Minister Segolene Royal said the Seine had breached six meters in central Paris, submerging riverside roads, swamping small businesses on quaysides and forcing the closure of an underground commuter line. Throughout Europe, at least 17 people are believed to have been killed in floods that have wrought havoc after days of torrential rain, trapping people in their homes and forcing rescuers to row ...

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