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Blue, white and red Paris celebrates women's World Cup kick off

Jun 07 2019

PARIS It was all bleu, blanc and rouge in western Paris as a packed Parc des Princes celebrated the women's World Cup kick off in enthusiastic fashion with hosts France playing South Korea in the opening game on Friday.

Drugmaker Sanofi hires Hudson from Novartis as CEO

Jun 07 2019

PARIS Sanofi has poached Paul Hudson from Novartis to replace Chief Executive Olivier Brandicourt who will retire in September, France's biggest drugmaker said on Friday, helping send its shares almost 5 percent higher.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Drugmaker Sanofi appoints Novartis' Hudson as CEO

Jun 07 2019

PARIS, June 7 Sanofi has appointed Novartis executive Paul Hudson to replace CEO Olivier Brandicourt who will retire in September, France's biggest drugmaker said on Friday.

Exclusive: Sanofi poised to appoint Novartis' Hudson as CEO

Jun 06 2019

PARIS Sanofi is poised to appoint Paul Hudson, a top executive with Switzerland's Novartis, to become the French drugmaker's next CEO from Sept. 1, a source familiar with the decision told Reuters on Thursday.

EssilorLuxottica shareholders rebuff new independent directors

May 16 2019

PARIS EssilorLuxottica's shareholders have rejected the appointment of two new independent directors to the board of the Franco-Italian eyewear group, raising fresh doubts over whether a management crisis has been resolved.

INTERVIEW-Ipsen hunting for more deals as sets targets for 2022

May 14 2019

PARIS, May 14 French drugmaker Ipsen is hunting for deals to add to its pipeline of experimental medicines both this year and beyond, its chief executive told Reuters.

Ray-ban owner EssilorLuxottica draws line under Franco-Italian feud

May 13 2019

PARIS EssilorLuxottica declared an end to a feud between its French and Italian partners on Monday, saying it would drop all legal proceedings and focus on integrating the eyewear group formed by last year's 54 billion euro ($61 billion) merger. | Video

UPDATE 2-EssilorLuxottica puts on good Q1 show ahead of rocky AGM

May 07 2019

PARIS, May 7 EssilorLuxottica posted higher first-quarter sales and maintained full-year targets on Tuesday, just days ahead of an annual meeting where minority investors are expected to voice their frustration over a leadership row at the company.

In the heart of Paris, a wounded Notre-Dame stirs emotions

Apr 17 2019

PARIS Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre-Dame de Paris, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light. | Video

In the heart of Paris, a wounded Notre-Dame stirs emotions

Apr 16 2019

PARIS Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre-Dame de Paris, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light. | Video

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