The single currency stabilised around $1.22 on Tuesday after having plumbed to a low of $1.2185 in the Asian session, its lowest since March 1. It has fallen 3 percent from a 2018 high above $1.2550 in mid-February.

Under the legislation, which still needs to be approved by parliament, under-age victims of rape will have until they are aged 48 to file a complaint, taking the deadline to 30 years after they turn 18, from 20 now.

Cuba’s cash crunch and lower oil supplies from Venezuela have forced the government to slash imports and reduce the use of fuel and electricity. (Reporting by Karin Strohecker, Editing by William Maclean)

In 2015, Cuba reached a debt deal with members of the Paris Club of creditor nations, but having not dealt with its defaulted commercial creditors in the London Club means the country is in effect shut out of international capital markets.

“We think the euro’s weakness may be overdone as despite the U.S. Treasury yield spike theme reverberating in the markets over the last 24 hours, the U.S. economy is very much in the late stages of its economic cycle and a cautious ECB meeting is baked into markets,” said Christin Tuxen, an FX strategist at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

Under the 2015 deal, a number of Paris Club of creditor nations forgave $8.5 billion of $11.1 billion official debt it had defaulted on through 1986, plus charges. Repayment of the remaining debt was structured over 18 years, and Havana paid the first two instalments due since.

The creditor group holds obligations representing a face value of $1.4 billion worth of Cuban debt and is made up of three funds – Stancroft Trust Ltd, Adelante Exotic Debt Fund Ltd and CRF I Ltd – as well as one commercial bank.

The continuing violence in the Notre-Dame-des-Landes region, near the city of Nantes in western France, is a challenge for President Emmanuel Macron who also โรงงานผลิตอาหารเสริม} faces student sit-ins as he tries to push through education and economic reforms.

It added that once the subcommittee had finalised a draft procedure it would need to go before the National Assembly for adoption, and that “in keeping with the Assembly´s commitment to comply fully with the Constitutional Court´s majority judgment”, lawmakers had been notified and furnished with documentation for consideration.

An unknown number of the attackers were also killed in fighting as the “suspected jihadists killed at least four civilians around Talataye,” a northeastern town of around 14,000 people, regionals official told AFP.

March 1 (Reuters) – Shares of U.S. steel and aluminum companies posted solid gains on Thursday, while major manufacturers fell after President Donald Trump said his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week.

“Humanitarian convoys, and all other convoys, must receive authorisation from the local military command in order to receive an escort,” the army said, adding that anyone failing to do so would be considered a “military target”.

The overall market dropped, including a 1.3 percent decline for the benchmark S editing by Bernard Orr and Tom Brown)Long-awaited talks between Togo’s government and the opposition began on Monday to try to end a six-month political stand-off that has seen thousands take to the streets in almost weekly protests against the ruling party.

Blue Apron pioneered the meal-kit market, selling subscriptions for pre-portioned ingredients paired with recipes for restaurant-style meals like tilapia piccata and miso-glazed barramundi, but has faced new rivals including Inc .

Last month the court found the president guilty of violating his oath of office by refusing to pay back the cash and order the National Assembly to draw up procedures that could be used for his removal.

“Grapevines have greater resistance to drought than we thought, and that’s good news for the future of wine,” said co-author Sylvain Delzon, a researcher with France’s National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Bordeaux.

Le Togo, où les deux-tiers des habitants vivent de l’agriculture de subsistance et plus de la moitié avec moins d’un dollar par jour, est en proie à une grave crise politique depuis septembre. Photo prise le 4 octobre 2017 dans le quartier de Bè, à Lomé.

In the Talataye area the jihadists often target an Azawad group, the traditionally nomadic Tuareg people of the desert, who they consider too close to a pro-governmental armed group, another elected local official said.

That attack in Soumpi, in the Timbuktu region, came two days after 26 civilians including mothers and babies were killed when their vehicle ran over a landmine in Boni, central Mali, according to a UN death toll.

Worry not, wine drinkers. Some of the world’s most popular wines, grown in California’s Napa Valley and the Bordeaux region of France, are more resistant to drought than previously believed, researchers have concluded.

Le Togo, où les deux-tiers des habitants vivent de l’agriculture de subsistance et plus de la moitié avec moins d’un dollar par jour, est en proie à une grave crise politique depuis septembre. Photo prise dans le quartier de Bè le 4 octobre 2017.

Greenback gains on Tuesday drove the euro down slightly past the two-month low hit yesterday, on growing concerns that firmer U.S. Treasury yields would reduce incremental demand for the region’s bonds and stocks at a time when hedge funds have amassed record long bets in the single currency.

Together with the age of consent, one of the most eye-catching aspects of the bill, whose main points have been publicly debated over the past few months, has been the plan to punish sexual harassment on the street with fines.

The communist-run island has seen its financial situation deteriorate in recent months following the deepening of Venezuela’s economic crisis, lower revenue from commodity and related exports, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma and tightening of business and travel restrictions by the U.S. administration under President Donald Trump.

“Yesterday was a big day in terms of Treasury yields impacting currencies. Today, the 10-year did claw its way up to 3 percent to no big effect as far as currencies are concerned,” said Alan Ruskin, global head of currency strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York.

In Napa Valley, which is far drier than Bordeaux, viticultures already irrigate their vines, which makes them more vulnerable to future drought, because their margin of resistance is reduced, Delzon said.

The law will also set an age – 15 – under which one will be presumed not to have agreed to having sex with someone aged 18 or more. This age of consent will facilitate rape prosecutions, Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said.

“In the longer run we’ve seen that tariffs generally don’t work and actually they generally hurt the economy. In the immediate to longer run it’s probably seen as a step towards trade wars (and) retaliation.”

While details of the proposal were confidential, it would convey “very significant debt relief” said Lee Buchheit at Cleary Gottlieb Steen Editing by Hugh Lawson)

“But it’s the opposite. We want to preserve seduction, chivalry and ‘l’amour à la francaise’ by saying what is key is consent. Between consenting adults everything is allowed, we can seduce, talk, but if someone says ‘no’, it’s ‘no’ and it’s final,” she said.

Cuba does not publish up-to-date information on its foreign debt, citing a need to keep sensitive economic information from Washington, which it has long accused of trying to disrupt its financial and trade relations under a comprehensive U.S. sanctions regime.

“We’ve reduced the amount of bonds we have in Italy by roughly half in anticipation of the election volatility and we’re looking to increase it again if that volatility comes to bear,” said Zahn, referring to the flagship Franklin European Total Return Fund.

Schiappa said on Tuesday that the fines, to be paid on the spot by offenders, would range from 90 euros to 750 euros ($110 to $920). They could be higher for repeat offenders or in the case of aggravating circumstances.

As part of the accord, some creditors were also preparing to swap debt for an equity stake in local development projects. This was seen as a breakthrough with Cuba agreeing for the first time to give rich capitalist countries equity in development projects in sectors like manufacturing and agriculture.

The activists, known as “Zadists” due to their occupation of what they call a ZAD or “zone à défendre” (“zone to defend”) said there had been several injuries from police grenades. (Writing by Brian Love Editing by Ingrid Melander Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

“Cuba negotiated a generous debt relief package with most of its bilateral creditors at the very end of 2015,” Buchheit told Reuters. “The London Club offer draws on certain features of the deal with the bilateral creditors but in some respects it is even more generous to the Cubans.”

However, the creditor group estimated it was holding at least 50 percent of Cuba’s private sector debt. Olivares-Caminal added the proposal would be open for a limited period of time, though declined to give further detail.

Speculation the Bank of Japan may wind back its monetary stimulus this year gripped markets on Tuesday after the central bank trimmed the amount of its purchases of long-dated Japanese government bonds.

“We are already in a context where the production of wine, particularly in France, is constantly being affected” by the decline in grapes, he added, recalling that 2017 was the first year on a global scale when less wine was produced than consumed.

PARIS, March 21 (Reuters) – France will announce a series of measures against sexual violence on Wednesday, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints.

NANTES, France, April 13 (Reuters) – French riot police clashed with protesters for a fifth day on Friday as their operation to clear squatters from an abandoned airport site evolved into a violent standoff that looked like it could go on for some time.

President Emmanuel Macron has said the bill is meant to ensure “women are not afraid to be outside”, after a wave of sexual assault allegations levelled against men in the public eye around the world triggered a protest movement online.

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Cuba’s commercial creditors have offered “very significant debt relief” in a proposal sent to cash-strapped Havana in late January, according to two advisers to the group, in a sign that holders of the defaulted debt are ready to ramp up the pressure.

Blue Apron Chief Executive Officer Brad Dickerson in an interview with the Wall Street Journal website said he believes the company can find more customers for both that model and à-la-carte meals sold in stores and through its website.

“We are trying to give the country another chance to reach an amicable understanding with creditors,” Olivares-Caminal told Reuters. “This would give them very beneficial terms to remedy their situation vis-à-vis capital markets.”

“Humanitarian convoys, and all other convoys, must receive authorisation from the local military command in order to receive an escort,” the army said, adding that anyone failing to do so would be considered a “military target”.

“We want to put an end to this group cyber-harassment by making clear that every single person that is taking part will have to answer for it, even if they just sent a few tweets,” Schiappa said on Tuesday. ($1 = 0.8161 euros) (Writing by Ingrid Melander Editing by Alison Williams)