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  • PARIS, Dec 2- A proposal to name a street after the late Apple Inc chief executive and co-founder Steve Jobs has divided the leftist city council of a Paris district. The local district mayor wants to call one of several new streets around the vast Halle Freyssinet high-tech startup hub the "Rue Steve Jobs" in honour of the U.S. inventor of the iPhone who died in 2011..

  • A sales person arranges bottles of perfume at the Chanel cosmetics section of a department store.

    Chanel warned that a train line through the flower fields near Grasse will threaten the production of its Chanel No. 5 scent.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 2- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Friday but were still set for their biggest weekly decline in three months after a six-day slide linked to swelling global supplies. Trading during the Chicago Board of Trade overnight session was subdued, in keeping with a cautious mood across financial markets as investors awaited monthly U.S....

  • VELES, Macedonia— On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open his laptop and laid out his case for why lying is more lucrative than the truth. As President Barack Obama, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, journalists and academics a href='...

  • France's SNCF rail network plans to build a controversial new high-speed route— and viaduct— to ease traffic congestion between Le Muy and Cannes along the busy French Riviera, one of Europe's most visited areas. In a statement, SNCF said the region is home to three of France's biggest cities and simply "cannot afford to remain isolated in an increasingly...

  • Why Hollande’s news provides a boost to conservative mainstream candidate

    Observatory of Political Radicalism Director Jean-Yves Camus reacts to French President Francois Hollande’s news that he will not seek re-election.

  • Expect severe financial shock in European sovereign bond markets: Pro

    Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources Lombard, discusses how investors should address political risk in Europe.

  • ‘Poor economic results’ weighed on Hollande’s reputation

    CEVIPOF Research Fellow, Bruno Cautrès, talks about the lack of popularity for the French president following the leader’s decision to not seek re-election.

  • ‘Extremely difficult election’ for the French Left: Pro

    CEVIPOF Research Fellow, Bruno Cautrès, talks about how French President Francois Hollande’s decision not to seek re-election will affect the upcoming election.

  • How French politics have changed over the past 50 years

    OMFIF's David Marsh says it would’ve been “more noble” if French President Hollande announced he was not seeking re-election a lot earlier.

  • Hollande: Decided not to seek re-election in 2017

    French President Francois Hollande has announced that he will not run for a second term in office. CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford has the details.

  • French President Francois Hollande on Dec. 1, 2016.

    French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election.

  • MEXICO CITY— Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that even if President-elect Donald Trump pulls the United States back from the climate goals pledged a year ago in Paris, action by major American cities can continue advancing toward those goals. Bloomberg and the mayors of dozens of the world's largest cities were gathering this week at the C40...

  • Now 47, Andres just received two Michelin stars for his Washington, D.C.- based restaurant minibar, and was recently honored by President Barack Obama with a National Humanities Medal. Andres has even made headlines for a restaurant he did not open, at President-elect Donald Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C., for which he is still embroiled in a $10 million...

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Ireland's central bank is not seeking to dissuade financial firms from moving investment banking or trading operations to Dublin as a result of Brexit and is receiving applications from a range of sectors, its head of regulation said on Thursday. Roux said there was no need for extra caution because the risk appetite for such trading activities...

  • The European Union police agency said Thursday the sweep was "unprecedented in its scale" and resulted in the seizure of 39 servers and hundreds of thousands of internet domains used by the Avalanche network, a major player in the market for cybercrime services. "We have arrested the top, the head of the snake," Fernando Ruiz, the head of operations at Europol's...

  • PARIS— CORRECTION: France's deeply unpopular Socialist president, Francois Hollande, says he won't seek re-election.

  • PARIS— The foreign ministers of France and Ireland are calling for more clarity from the U.K. over its intentions for the Brexit. Ireland's Charles Flanagan said "it's now over five months since that decision was taken by the British people and I believe it's important now that... we know precisely what the British plan is," at a news conference in Paris on Thursday.

  • By Ron Bousso and Karolin Schaps. LONDON, Dec 1- Royal Dutch Shell plans to link part of its executive bonuses to greenhouse gas emissions and conduct more active screening of future investments to further efforts to reduce the energy group's carbon footprint, its CEO told Reuters. By the middle of the century you want to look at a portfolio that is really fit for...

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Ireland's central bank is not seeking to dissuade financial firms from moving investment banking or trading operations to Dublin as a result of Brexit and has begun receiving applications in some unnamed areas, its head of financial regulation said on Thursday. Banking sources told Reuters last week the central bank has signalled in talks with...