Angelina Rascouet
Marine Le Pen speaks during a European election campaign rally in Paris on June 2.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 17, 2024
France's Le Pen says she will work with Macron to appeal to moderates
Marine Le Pen is reaching out to mainstream voters as she aims to cement a majority in the next parliament.
People attend a demonstration against the French far-right National Rally ahead of legislative elections, in Paris on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 16, 2024
Thousands protest in France to oppose Le Pen’s far right
The demonstrators are seeking to call attention to the nationalist party’s policies on human rights, the environment, equal rights and economic matters.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2022
Russia remainers say leaving would hand Putin an easy win
Moves by Nestle SA, Renault SA and Philip Morris International Inc. to scale back their Russian businesses have left a dwindling handful of holdouts resisting the corporate exodus.
Japan Times
Oct 15, 2021
China forcing fashion industry to silence concerns over 'dirty' cotton
In the 12 months since the Better Cotton Initiative published a statement on alleged forced labor in cotton-growing Xinjiang, several brands have suffered major setbacks in the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 22, 2021
SoftBank to be ‘more cautious’ with investments in China, CEO says
The Japanese group's stock came under pressure in recent weeks as a widening crackdown by Beijing regulators on China's tech sector battered the value of some of its biggest holdings.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2020
Macron under pressure as thousands protest new security law
Thousands of people turned out in major cities across France on Saturday to protest controversial new security legislation that would ban the publication of images of police officers with intent to cause them harm.


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