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Business News
Huawei planning major job cuts in US: WSJ
 
Paris: A Franco-Iranian academic based at a prestigious Paris university has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with consular staff, the French foreign ministry said Monday.

The detention of Fariba Adelkhah, a prominent researcher in anthropology and social sciences based at Sciences Po, risks increasing tension between Paris and Tehran at a critical moment in the crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme.

"The French authorities were recently informed of the arrest of Fariba Adelkhah," said the foreign ministry statement which confirmed she holds dual nationality.

"France calls on the Iranian authorities to shed full light on Mrs Adelkhah's situation and repeats its demands, particularly with regard to an immediate authorisation for consular access," it said.

"No satisfactory response has been received until now," it added.

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said he could not confirm the charges.

Adelkhah is the latest Iranian national also holding a Western passport to be arrested in Iran.

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has been jailed in Tehran since 2016 on sedition charges she denies.

Dual Iranian-American nationals Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer are serving 10-year sentences for espionage in a case that has outraged Washington.

Meanwhile, Chinese-American Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University researcher, is serving a 10-year sentence for espionage and US national Michael White, 46, was this year also sentenced to 10 years.

French academic Clotilde Reiss was detained in Iran for 10 months in 2009-10 before being released in a case that attracted widespread attention at the time.

At a similar time to her release, French judicial authorities set free Ali Vakili Rad who had been convicted of the 1991 murder outside Paris of the ousted shah's former prime minister Shapour Bakhtiar.

The timing led to speculation of a deal struck between the countries over the prisoners, though French authorities denied any exchange.

Adelkhah's arrest comes as France and its EU allies are seeking to keep alive the 2015 nuclear deal on Iran's nuclear programme after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the accord unilaterally.


Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US
Coffee Day Enterprises says debt to fall to Rs 1,000 cr post sale of Bengaluru tech park
Sensex, Nifty edge higher on stimulus talks; post weekly loss
Over 3,000 temporary jobs cut due to slowdown: Maruti Suzuki
Airtel shareholders approve waiver in recovery of excess pay to Mittal
Rupee slips 12 paise to 70.93 vs USD in early trade
Gaana looking to break-even in next 4-5 years
Rupee suffers biggest slump in 6 yrs; closes at 4-mth low of 70.73 on yuan shock
Sensex tanks over 418 points amid Kashmir uncertainty
Law which allowed circulation of Rs 1000 notes in 1999 scrapped
JM Financial arm to raise up to Rs 500 cr
RBI imposes Rs 50 lakh fine on SBI
Trump warns China of substantial increase in import tariffs
RBI imposes Rs 11 cr fine on seven PSBs for violating norms
NTPC chief for setting up of clean power projects without PPAs
Gold prices up marginally; silver tumbles by Rs 590 per kg
D K Mohanty assumes charge as RINL's director
JSPL supplies 1.26 LT rails to Indian Railways
Fiscal deficit touches Rs 4.32 lakh crore in Q1
CBI books Rolls Royce in corruption case
KERALA NEWS
Flood in Kerala: CM conducts aerial survey
 Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan along with his ministers and government officials carr  
Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 88, 40 still missing
Red Alert in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki
Singer Biju Narayanan's wife passes away
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit
 Paro: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a red-carpet welcome as he arrived in Bhutan on Saturday
Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia
Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden: Minister
Hong Kong protests: Trump urges Xi to meet pro-democracy demonstrators
NATIONAL NEWS
Fire at AIIMS, 22 fire tenders rushed
 New Delhi: A fire broke out at the AIIMS here on Saturday evening and 22 fire tenders were rushed to
Soldier killed in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Rajouri
Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day
We would like to give little time: SC on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in J-K
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