November 25th @ 5:01 PM GMT
Yahoo! Written off as finished on more than one occasion, Republicans party presidential candidate Alain Juppe is living proof that in French politics death is often temporary. Juppe, 71, who faces Francois Fillon in Sunday's rightwing primary runoff, has rebounded from what seemed hopeless lows to have a tilt at the president. Worse was to come in 2004 when he was convicted over a party finance scandal from the 1980s when he was finance director at Paris City Hall, then run by mayor Jacques Chirac. (Politics)
November 25th @ 4:15 PM GMT
Yahoo! France's Amundi has submitted the highest offer to buy Italian UniCredit's asset manager, Pioneer, while a consortium led by Poste Italiane and Ameriprise Financial are scrambling to stay in the race, three sources close to the matter said on Friday. Two of the sources also said that Australia's Macquarie was practically out of the race because its offer was the least attractive. According to the chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, which dropped its bid earlier this month, the ... (Business)
November 28th @ 6:40 PM GMT
Yahoo! (Reuters) - U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump holds more meetings on Monday and Tuesday as he continues to form his administration before taking over from Democratic President Barack Obama on Jan. 20. He was scheduled to meet with the following people, according to his transition team: MONDAY FRANCES TOWNSEND * A former adviser on homeland security to former U.S. President George W. Bush PAUL ATKINS * A former commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission * Member o... (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 9:12 PM GMT
Reuters Francois Fillon, a socially conservative free-marketeer, won France's center-right presidential primaries on Sunday, setting up a likely showdown next year with far-right leader Marine Le Pen that the pollsters expect him to win. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 11:22 AM GMT
Yahoo! Francois Fillon, frontrunner to become France's next president, has sparked unease in Germany with his friendly attitude toward Russia, which could make him an uncomfortable ally for Chancellor Angela Merkel. Fillon secured the nomination of the French conservative Republicans on Sunday with a resounding victory over his more moderate challenger Alain Juppe. Opinion polls currently predict that he would handily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the knock-out finals of n... (Politics)
November 25th @ 7:47 PM GMT
Yahoo! Police on Friday arrested a suspect in the fatal knife attack on a woman at a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France after a vast manhunt, authorities said. (World)
November 27th @ 5:02 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Ambitious projects such as satellites that could bring the internet to the remote Amazon and construction of Brazil's first nuclear submarine will proceed despite a deep economic downturn, the defense minister told AFP. Raul Jungmann said he will be in France this Thursday to take delivery of the first of three communications and defense satellites built by France's Thales and due for launching on March 21 next year. The nearly six tonne, 2.1 billion reais ($617 million) s... (Politics)
November 27th @ 9:10 PM GMT
Yahoo! Francois Fillon won France's first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 6:16 AM GMT
Yahoo! Hirotake Ooka does not do anything by half. With most parcels of land in this dry corner of south central France passed down from father to son, Ooka had to carve his vineyards out of a wooded hillside, before planting his syrah vines in the granite soil. (World)
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