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FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-22 17:32:25

French far-right leader says party's bank shut its accounts

PARIS (AP) - Marine Le Pen, head of France's far-right National Front, said Wednesday that the party's long-time bank, Societe Generale, has closed its accounts in what she said amounts to a "banking fatwa" to suffocate the party. Le Pen claimed at a news conference Wednesday that the move is purely

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-22 17:12:57

Ashington driver 'crashed to save passengers' in French Alps

A bus driver died when he deliberately crashed to save his passengers from plummeting off a road in the French Alps, an inquest has heard. Maurice Wrightson drove into boulders on the narrow mountain road when he realised his brakes had failed. Mr Wrightson, 63, from Ashington, died in the April 201

BBC - 2017-11-22 14:06:52

'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial

Martin Meissner / POOL / AFP | Wartime Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic during his initial appearance at UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 3, 2011. UN war crimes judges will on Wednesday seek to close a chapter in the brutal Balkans conflicts of the 1990s, handing down

FRANCE 24 - 2017-11-22 04:46:21

Smoking could be banned in French films

From Audrey Tautou's cigarette-toting Coco Chanel to Jean-Paul Belmondo puffing away in Breathless; smoking has always played a significant part in French cinema. Until now. A French politician has sparked a debate over whether smoking in films should be banned, after accusing film-makers of promot

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2017-11-22 16:06:46

A Sun-Soaked Weekend in the French Caribbean: An Hour-By-Hour Guide

The jet set hasn't descended on the French archipelago of Guadeloupe just yet, which makes it ideal for a great-value, no-fuss long winter weekend If your ideal beach vacation depends on private butlers, elaborate spa treatments and a choice of infinity swimming pools-well, you can comfortably ski

WSJ - 2017-11-22 18:54:00

Le Pen decries 'fatwa' on National Front bank accounts

Marine Le Pen has claimed she is the victim of a "banking fatwa" after banks closed National Front accounts as well as her own personal account. The National Front leader told a news conference she would be lodging complaints against Societe Generale and HSBC. Under French law, banks are allowed to

BBC - 2017-11-22 11:49:22

France's Le Pen says victim of 'banking fatwa' over account closures

PARIS/NANTERRE (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused two banks on Wednesday of launching a "banking fatwa" to silence her National Front party by closing bank accounts of hers and her party's. The shadows of journalists are seen as Marine Le Pen, head of France's far-right Natio

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 14:46:23

Kremlin vows to stand up for Russian billionaire arrested in France

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it will spare no effort to defend the rights of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian businessman and lawmaker who was arrested in the French Riviera resort of Nice in connection with a French tax evasion case. Dagestani born tycoon Suleiman Kerimov watches a

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 13:27:27

HSBC closes Marine Le Pen bank account

Marine Le Pen said the account closures were designed to stop the Front National taking part in democratic life. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Jill Treanor Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's Front National, has claimed that she and her party are victims of

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-22 12:33:27

House Hunting in ... Bordeaux, France

A Six-Bedroom House in Bordeaux CreditBordeaux Sotheby's International Realty This six-bedroom, late 19th-century house, just west of the center of Bordeaux, was renovated by its current owner, preserving original elements like the marble staircase, fireplaces and hardwood floors. Past the front do

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-22 14:30:32

Lille coach Bielsa provisionally suspended by club - statement

November 22, 2017 / 9:34 PM / a few seconds ago 1 Min Read PARIS (Reuters) - Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa has been provisionally suspended by the club, the Ligue 1 side in a statement on Wednesday that gave no further details. Lille are second from bottom in Ligue 1 after losing seven of their first

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 21:30:05

PSG crush Celtic 7-1 to extend perfect European record

(Reuters) - Neymar scored a double as Paris St Germain extended their perfect Champions League record with a 7-1 home demolition of Celtic on Wednesday. Soccer Football - Champions League - Paris St Germain vs Celtic - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - November 22, 2017 Celtic's players look deject

REUTERS - 2017-11-22 21:55:58

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

Nigeria maintains Boko Haram is a spent force but its continued attacks underline the lingering threat, particularly to civilians AFP/File Stefan HEUNIS At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed

24MATINS.UK - 2017-11-21 09:16:01

Biotech Forum Daily Digest: What Now For Sarepta?

Biotech fell to begin the holiday shortened trading week, continuing a bout of poor performance in the fourth quarter of this year. Celsion, DBV Technologies and Intra-Cellular Therapies all buck the downward trend of the sector with positive news events. All the other notable news, events and analy

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-11-21 16:03:03

French shoppers to spend more online this Xmas compared to 2016

Reuters. Christmas holiday lights hang from trees to illuminate the rue Royale in front of the Place de la Concorde, the Luxor Obelisk and the Dome des Invalides as part of illuminations for the Christmas holiday season in Paris PARIS (Reuters) - French shoppers plan on average to spend more on onl

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-21 17:20:00

Struggling B&Q and poor performance in France weigh on Kingfisher sales

Falling revenues at B&Q and poor performance in its French market dragged down like-for-like sales at Kingfisher in its third quarter. Total revenues across the DIY group's business grew 3pc in the three months to September, but earnings at stores open for more than one year dipped 0.5pc, when adjus

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-21 09:14:00

The French Girl's Guide to Hating French-Girl Guides

French girls say our obsession with them isn't just silly-it's a misrepresentation of the country's population. The Internet is filled with lies, gossip, classified documents, and fake hitmen for hire, Task Rabbit-style, but the biggest cache of secrets on the World Wide Web is how to be a French G

VICE - 2017-11-21 16:00:00

French MPs back Macron's cost-cutting first budget

POOL/AFP/File | French President Emmanuel Macron's reforms to the wealth tax, which will now only be applicable to property, will cost an estimated three billion euros in lost revenue PARIS (AFP) - French lawmakers approved Emmanuel Macron's first annual budget with a thumping majority Tuesday, a

FRANCE 24 - 2017-11-21 18:57:41

Nestle Unions Say More Than 1,000 French Jobs May Be at Risk

Nestle SA's job cuts in France will probably exceed 1,000 as the Swiss bottler of Perrier water prepares to shift support-staff roles out of the country, union officials said. The coming efficiency drive will mean hundreds of job losses, according to Daniel Loget, secretary of the worker's consultat

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-21 12:00:54