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Virgin’s Branson halts talks on $1 billion Saudi investment in…

Virgin’s Branson halts talks on $1 billion Saudi investment in…

Published 12/10/2018

(Reuters) - British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday that his Virgin Group would suspend its discussions with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund over a [more…]

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

Published 11/10/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can [more…]

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry on display in Dubai before auction

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry on display in Dubai before auction

Published 10/10/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewelry that once belonged to France’s ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on [more…]

Russia to summon Dutch ambassador on Monday: TASS

Russia to summon Dutch ambassador on Monday: TASS

Published 08/10/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian foreign ministry said it would summon the Dutch ambassador in Moscow on Monday over what it described as a campaign [more…]

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

Published 08/10/2018

BEIJING/PARIS (Reuters) - China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said [more…]

European shares fall as risk-off sentiment spreads

European shares fall as risk-off sentiment spreads

Published 08/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares started the week in negative territory on Monday as fears a trade war could have a bigger impact than expected [more…]

UBS goes on trial in France over alleged tax fraud

UBS goes on trial in France over alleged tax fraud

Published 08/10/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS Group AG (UBSG.S), its French unit and six top executives go on trial on Monday after a long-running investigation [more…]

Telecom Italia CEO says board situation problematic, committed to…

Telecom Italia CEO says board situation problematic, committed to…

Published 07/10/2018

MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) CEO Amos Genish said tensions between the company’s management, its board and shareholders were counterproductive, but said he [more…]

Promise fulfilled 25 years on in TV film ‘My Dinner with Herve’

Promise fulfilled 25 years on in TV film ‘My Dinner with Herve’

Published 06/10/2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When journalist Sacha Gervasi set out to do an interview with diminutive French actor Herve Villechaize, best known for playing an [more…]

Google shows progress in addressing competition concerns, says EU’s…

Google shows progress in addressing competition concerns, says EU’s…

Published 05/10/2018

STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia (Reuters) - Google’s proposals to increase competition in online shopping are bearing fruit, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Friday, suggesting that the [more…]