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Home improvements chain Kingfisher exits three markets

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

European home-improvements retailer Kingfisher announced Wednesday its exit from Portugal, Russia and Spain to concentrate on main markets France and Britain.It came as the London-listed owner of French...

Macron advised to return looted African art treasures

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Experts appointed by President Emmanuel Macron will advise him on Friday to allow the return of thousands of African artworks held in French museums, a radical shift in policy which could put pressure...

Thierry Bollore: The Renault exec temporarily taking Ghosn's reins

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The man chosen to temporarily replace fallen auto star Carlos Ghosn at Renault is an industry insider with many years of experience working in Asia.Thierry Bollore, a 55-year-old father of five, has been...

Bannon, billionaire Guo unite behind China 'crimes'

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Exiled Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon Tuesday implicated China in the seemingly accidental death of tycoon Wang Jian, accusing Beijing of murdering, imprisoning and torturing its own people...

French banker in Greek corruption trial flees house arrest

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French banker who is a witness in a major Greek corruption trial was missing Tuesday after violating his house arrest, the justice ministry said.Jean-Claude Oswald, 58, cut through his ankle monitor...

French prosecutors open inquiry into Macron campaign financing

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Paris prosecutors have launched an inquiry into the origins of thousands of euros donated to President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign last year, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.The move follows...

Renault, Nissan prepare to turn page as heat rises on Ghosn

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

French and Japanese officials scrambled Tuesday to reassure investors about the stability of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance, after fresh claims emerged following the arrest of auto industry titan...

Interpol again rejects Kosovo's membership bid

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Interpol's general assembly rejected Kosovo's bid for membership on Tuesday, a decision assailed by Pristina as the result of a "fierce campaign" led by its historic rival Serbia.It was the third time...

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Europe's top rights court on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on terror charges -- a call immediately rejected by Turkish President...

Malaysia's Najib questioned over French submarine deal

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Fallen Malaysian leader Najib Razak is being questioned over the purchase of two French-made submarines, an official told AFP Tuesday, the latest probe to engulf the former prime minister since his government's...

No proof of fraud by Ghosn in France, says govt

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Tuesday it had found no evidence that auto boss Carlos Ghosn, who heads the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, had cheated on his taxes in France.Economy Minister Bruno Le...

French police dislodge fuel protesters as movement wanes

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

French police moved to dislodge protesters blocking roads and fuel depots on Tuesday as the government took a harder line on the so-called "yellow vest" movement that has sprung up in opposition to President...

Societe Generale fined $1.3 bn for US sanctions violations

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

US officials fined Societe Generale $1.3 billion after charging the French bank with violating US sanctions on Cuba, Iran and other countries in a criminal settlement unveiled Monday.The financial penalty...

EU to consider sanctions on Iran for failed attack plots

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to examine possible sanctions against Iran over two foiled attacks in Europe blamed on Iranian intelligence, as demands grow for tough action against Tehran.France...

Carlos Ghosn, the auto world's 'cost killer'

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn, who is facing a pay scandal in Japan, has long stood out among the world's auto executives as a hard-nosed workaholic willing to take drastic measures to get companies back...



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