Lafarge loses Paris ‘beach’ deal over support for Trump wall

The city of Paris on Tuesday dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift “Paris Plages” beach over the company’s readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall. “We will do without their services,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s deputy Bruno Julliard told the city council, citing Lafarge’s readiness […]

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Bulgarian Socialists seek to end Borisov era

Bulgaria’s Socialists hope Sunday to win power and end years of dominance by karate-kicking former premier Boyko Borisov, in elections that could tilt the EU and NATO member more towards Russia. The third election in four years in the European Union’s poorest country could also see the nationalist United Patriots emerge as the third-biggest party […]