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  • The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde is one of this year's attendees of the Bilderberg Meetings.

    France's highest appeals court ruled that Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euros payout as French finance minister.

  • PARIS— France's top court has ruled that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial in France over a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to a politically-connected business magnate. France's Court of Cassation on Friday rejected the appeal. Lagarde lawyer Patrick Maisonneuve expressed disappointment at the...

  • Truck driver has been planning Nice attack for months

    A French prosecutor says the driver received help from at least five people between the ages of 22 and 40.

  • PARIS— Top French court: IMF chief Lagarde must stand trial over role in 400- million-euro arbitration deal.

  • People lay flowers in the street of Nice to pay tribute to the victims the day after a gunman smashed a truck into a crowd of revellers celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 people, on July 15, 2016.

    A truck driver who killed dozens in Nice, France, had been planning the attack for months and had at least five accomplices, NBC News reports.

  • CHICAGO, July 21- U.S. corn futures fell for the third day in a row on Thursday, with good weather for crop development in the U.S. "Right now they are focusing on mostly normal temperatures after this heat rolls through, which is only going to last two to three days," said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Fowler, Indiana. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures...

  • COLOMBO, July 21- Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said on Thursday, months after cancelling an order for four Airbus A350 aircraft. State-owned SriLankan Airlines aims to reduce its debt and is looking for an international partner to...

  • COLOMBO, July 21- Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said on Thursday, months after cancelling an order for four Airbus A350 aircraft. "A team from the airline is in Pakistan for negotiations. We will lease one A330, latest next month, on wet...

  • PARIS, July 21- PSA Group unveiled a second Iranian manufacturing deal on Thursday as the French carmaker seeks to reclaim the leading position it once enjoyed in the Middle East's biggest auto market, until U.S.-led sanctions forced its withdrawal. The Paris- based carmaker struck a framework deal with Iranian counterpart SAIPA to invest 300 million euros in...

  • PARIS, July 21- French carmaker PSA Group said on Thursday it had signed a framework deal with Iranian counterpart SAIPA to produce and sell vehicles for its Citroen brand in the country. Under the agreement, to be finalised by the end of 2016, Citroen and its Iranian partner will invest 300 million euros over five years in manufacturing, research and development,...

  • COLOMBO, July 21- Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said on Thursday, months after cancelling an order for four Airbus A350 aircraft. We will lease one A330, latest next month, on wet lease, " Kabir Hashim, Minister of Public Enterprise...

  • July 21- French construction group Bouygues is employing more than 100 Indian laborers to work on a hotel it is building in Cuba, breaking a taboo in the Communist-run country on hiring foreign labor in order to meet increased tourism demand. For a country struggling to prop up export revenue in the face of low commodity prices, foreign workers on the Caribbean...

  • PARIS— British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country stands "shoulder to shoulder" with France following the deadly truck attack in Nice and gave reassurances that critical partnerships like intelligence cooperation with Paris and NATO obligations won't be hurt by Britain's exit from the European Union. Speaking at a news conference Thursday in...

  • *Nice attack, Turkey attempted coup unsettle travellers. LONDON, July 21- Last week's deadly attack in Nice and attempted coup in Turkey have created fresh turmoil for European airlines already grappling with the fallout of "Brexit," with easyJet saying it was unable to give an earnings forecast and Lufthansa warning on profit. While Lufthansa did not refer to...

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 21- Chicago wheat rose 1 percent on Thursday, taking a breather after a near four percent decline in the past two days under pressure from large global stocks and bumper output from the U.S. winter crop. Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active wheat contract gained 1 percent at $4.17 a bushel by 1000 GMT. "We are in a bearish market, the USDA reports...

  • *Nice attack, Turkey attempted coup weigh on consumers. The airline said on Thursday its fiscal fourth quarter would be affected by events last week in two of its key destinations: a truck attack in Nice, France, that killed 84 people and a failed coup in Turkey, but it couldn't say by how much. Concerns around security would add to consumer uncertainty already...

  • NEW YORK— Less than two years after joining Oscar de la Renta and following in the footsteps of its late, legendary founding designer, Peter Copping is leaving his post as creative director to return to Europe. Copping, who is British, joined the company in October 2014, having previously served as creative director at Nina Ricci in Paris. "I'm very respectful of the...

  • easyJet, Europe's No. 2 low-cost carrier behind Ryanair, failed to provide a profit guidance for the twelve months ended Sept. 30 on Thursday, marking a departure from previous years when it has provided a profit range. The airline said its fourth quarter performance would be affected by two events last week in two of its destinations: the truck attack in Nice,...

  • PARIS, July 21- French luxury goods maker Hermes said on Thursday it had not seen any improvement in tourist flows in France in the second quarter and did not expect any while the country remained in a state of emergency. Many luxury brands have seen their sales plummet in France since November's deadly attacks in Paris, with the Brussels and Nice killings further...

  • LONDON, July 21- British low-cost airline easyJet reported an 8.3 percent drop in quarterly revenue per seat, broadly in line with an earlier warning over the impact of cancelled flights, and said that the outcome for the fourth quarter was uncertain. easyJet, Europe's No. 2 low-cost carrier behind Ryanair, said its fourth quarter performance would be affected by...