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AFP apologises to French industrialist after death reported

AFP apologises to French industrialist after death reported

28 February 2015   0 comments
AFP on Saturday issued an apology to French industrialist Martin Bouygues, chairman and CEO of the conglomerate Bouygues, for reporting his death."We take this incident very seriously and are carrying...

Bouygues death denied by French industrialist's group 28 February 2015

French conglomerate Bouygues denied on Saturday the death of its CEO Martin Bouygues as reported in error by AFP."Bouygues categorically denies that its chairman and CEO Martin Bouygues has died and deeply...

Dark visions haunt Soko on new, heavier album 28 February 2015

Soko wakes up every couple of hours each night. Recently it's because she has friends staying over, and she's a self-conscious sleeper. But for much longer Soko has been consumed by dark, vivid visions.The...

Bouygues death denied by French industrialist's group 28 February 2015

French conglomerate Bouygues on Saturday denied the death of its CEO Martin Bouygues."Bouygues categorically denies that its chairman and CEO Martin Bouygues has died and deeply regrets that such a rumour...

KILL: Billionaire French industrialist Martin Bouygues dies... 28 February 2015

Billionaire French industrialist Martin Bouygues died on Saturday at the age of 62, a mayor in the northwestern Orne region, where he had a home, said.Bouygues, who was CEO of the Bouygues construction...

Eight jailed in 100m euro double Paris jewellery heist

28 February 2015
A French court has sentenced eight men to jail over a double heist at a Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris in which they made off with gems and watches worth more than 100 million euros ($114 million).The......

Hollande condemns killing of Russian 'defender of democracy'...

28 February 2015
French President Francois Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling him a "defender of democracy".In the first European reaction after the 55-year-old......

American WWII vets awarded Legion of Honor by France 27 February 2015

Five American World War II veterans received France's highest honor Friday during a moving ceremony aboard a French naval vessel moored in Florida.The five, ages 89 to 93, were awarded the Legion of Honor...

Rwandan leader in Paris for UN trip as ties remain strained 27 February 2015

Rwandan President Paul Kagame got a mixed reception from protesters in Paris Friday as he visited the UN cultural agency on his first trip to the city since accusing France of "participating" in genocide.He...

Cultural heritage a victim of conflict 27 February 2015

Jihadists in Iraq have smashed ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers in the second city Mosul, sparking global outrage, in the latest loss of world cultural heritage to conflict.In September 2014,...

Daft Punk at last unmasked - in sculpture 27 February 2015

When sculptor Xavier Veilhan persuaded Daft Punk to come to his studio, the artist, in the words of one of the duo's songs, got lucky. The ever-masked electronic musicians took off their helmets.The result...

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutr... 27 February 2015

Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel.The channel, owned...

EU sets France tough deficit targets 27 February 2015

The EU set France tough new targets on Friday to get its budget deficit back within Brussels rules, keeping up the pressure after giving Paris two more years until 2017 to toe the line.The benchmarks...

Louvre museum condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing 27 February 2015

Paris's famed Louvre museum on Friday reacted in shock to the destruction of priceless artefacts by jihadists in Iraq, saying they hit at the heart of "humanity's memory."A video released Thursday showed...

EU sets France tough targets to rein in deficit by 2017 27 February 2015

The EU set France tough new targets for the coming years Friday to ensure it gets its budget deficit back within Brussels rules, after giving Paris until 2017 to comply.The European Commission is keeping...

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