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Sarah Morland

France's Macron pays tribute to last survivor of WW2 liberation order

Oct 15 2021

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Friday to the last surviving member of an order honouring heroes of France's liberation during World War Two who died this week.

French court rules against tighter porn curbs on legal technicality

Oct 08 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -A French court on Friday, citing a legal technicality, rejected a claim brought by two children's associations that aimed to tighten access to some of the world's biggest porn websites.

Iowa governor says she will appeal judge's order to allow mask mandates in schools

Sep 14 2021

The governor of Iowa has said she will appeal a temporary order by a federal judge that aims to allow schools to enforce use of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 6,300 people in the state.

LGBTQ advocacy group fires president for helping scandal-hit Cuomo

Sep 07 2021

Alphonso David, the president of Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the United States, was fired on Monday after a New York Attorney General report said he had advised former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on how to handle sexual harassment allegations, the organization's board said.

Key Polish ruling on primacy of EU law delayed

Aug 31 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland's Constitutional Tribunal again postponed on Tuesday a planned ruling on whether the country's constitution or European Union treaties take precedence, a verdict that could call into question the bloc's legal order.

UPDATE 2-SBM Offshore's shares gain on surprise share buyback

Aug 05 2021

Aug 5 SBM Offshore announced a share buyback programme on Thursday as the oil and gas services company reported better than expected first-half core earnings, sending its shares up more than 6%.

UPDATE 2-Satellite firm SES raises sights for 2021 on strong HD demand

Aug 04 2021

* CEO predicts slowing decline (Updates with CEO quote from call, share move)

Construction comeback sets Vinci on road to recovery

Jul 30 2021

France's Vinci raised its 2021 outlook on Friday, saying sales and profit margins at its energy and construction businesses should exceed pre-pandemic levels after a strong start to the year.

Structural shift to tech takes Capgemini to 20-year highs

Jul 28 2021

(Reuters) -French consulting and IT services provider Capgemini hiked its 2021 guidance, sending its shares to a 20-year high, after a "structural acceleration" in global demand.

Philips shares hit 10-month low on respiratory device concerns

Jul 26 2021

(Reuters) -Dutch health technology company Philips announced forecast-beating earnings and a share buyback on Monday but failed to allay investor concerns over the rising cost of a recall of its respiratory devices. | Video

World News

ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) -Southeast Asian countries will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to a regional summit this month, delivering an unprecedented snub to the military leader who led a coup against an elected civilian government in February.