French new car registrations rise 2.5 pct in September - CCFA
PARIS, Oct 1 French new car registrations rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in September, boosted by growth at French car maker Renault, the CCFA automobile association said on Saturday.
SOCHI, Russia Feb 23 International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach brought the Sochi Winter Games to a close on Sunday, ending 17 days of competition on snow and ice.
"There is no higher compliment than to say on behalf of all participants and on behalf of all of my fellow Olympic athletes - these were the athletes' Games.
"I declare the 22nd Olympic Winter Games closed. In accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now in Pyeongchang to celebrate with us the 23rd Olympic Winter Games."
Russia's first Winter Games ended with the host nation on top of the medals table, with Norway second and Canada third.
The 2018 Winter Games will be held in South Korea's Pyeongchang. (Editing by Peter Rutherford)
HONG KONG, Oct 1The world's biggest casino hub of Macau posted a better than expected 7.4 percent rise in gambling revenue in September, marking the second consecutive month of growth after more than two years of decline, as new resorts spur spending in the southern Chinese territory.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp's patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application.