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Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found that it had conformed with French law.Ghosn...

Germany opens probe against Strasbourg attack suspect

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into the suspect in the deadly gun attack at a Christmas market in eastern France, a spokesman for the service said Thursday.Cherif Chekatt, 29, is under...

MEPs urge action on Czech PM allegations

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Lawmakers in European Parliament overwhelmingly called on the EU to delve deeper into allegations that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has an illegal conflict of interest involving EU subsidies.The...

Fashion mogul Berge's radical chic library goes on sale

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Revolutionary tomes by Karl Marx and the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin from the library of one of richest men in fashion go under the hammer Friday in Paris.The fourth part of the sale of the late...

France's travel alert registry hacked

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The French foreign ministry said Thursday its travel alert registry website had been pirated and citizens' personal data "could be misused".In a statement the ministry did not say how many people were...

Third person dies after Strasbourg Christmas market attack: government

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A third person has died from wounds sustained during a shooting attack on a popular Christmas market in Strasbourg, French authorities said Thursday.Another 13 people are injured, with five still in critical...

Activist investor pushes Pernod to uncork profits

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

US activist investor fund Elliott is pushing Pernod Ricard, the world's second-largest drinks group, to improve its performance, including by considering a merger, but a top shareholder came to the defense...

French govt urges 'yellow vests' not to protest after Strasbourg attack

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters to refrain from holding another round of demonstrations this weekend, citing the strain on security forces on high alert after the terror...

'Yellow vest' protester dies in France after being hit by truck

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A "yellow vest" anti-government protester has died after being hit by a truck in southern France, a local prosecutor said Thursday.The incident happened during the night at a roundabout near a motorway...

French police launch operation in south of Strasbourg: AFP

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of French police including members of the elite RAID force cordoned off an area of southern Strasbourg on Thursday where a gunman who attacked the city's Christmas market was last seen, an AFP...

Cancer, chaos, tragedy... French film legend Trintignant reaches for poetry

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

He is 88, has cancer and has had to endure the rock star who killed his daughter attempt a very public comeback earlier this year.Now Jean-Louis Trintignant, the French acting legend who at 83 had critics...

HNA exits French tourism group Pierre and Vacances

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

Pierre and Vacances said Wednesday that the sprawling Chinese conglomerate HNA was no longer a shareholder, marking the end of a two-year partnership that the French tourism group had hoped would help...

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali."A case on the suspicion...

Karl Marx 'Capital' contract makes a mint at Paris auction

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A contract signed by Karl Marx for the publication of the French version of "Capital", his ground-breaking study of capitalism, sold at auction in Paris for a record 121,600 euros ($138,145), five times...

EU drifts toward rocks on populist tide

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union faces fresh existential doubts as 2018 comes to a close, with Germany and France gripped by leadership uncertainty and the bloc they anchor facing a rising populist tide.Britain leaves...



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