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  • France mulls military action against Syria for gas attacks


    PARIS (AP) — France has proof that the Syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks and has crossed a line that could prompt French airstrikes, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. Macron did not specify whether France is planning military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's government. He said he has been talking regularly this week with U.S. President Donald Trump about the most effective response. The U.S., France and Britain have been consulting about launching a military strike. Trump tweeted Wednesday that missiles "will...

  • France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

    Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet|Jul 7, 2017

    PARIS (AP) — No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040 — that's the ambitious goal set Thursday by France's environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world's No. 6 economy from fossil fuels. Some manufacturers and drivers met his proposals with skepticism, but others viewed them as a welcome riposte to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Minister Nicolas Hulot, unveiling a five-year government plan to encourage clean energy and fulfill France's commitments und...