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Just as stock investors in Tokyo were starting to factor in the outlook for global trade under U.S. President Donald Trump, comments from France’s far-right leader have helped push down Japanese shares. The most important business stories of the day. The Topix index declined, with exporters dragging on the benchmark, after European shares drifted lower Monday, as prospective French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen unveiled a manifesto pledge to take the country out of the European curren...
Giant Internet firms Facebook and Google joined forces with news organisations on Monday to launch new fact-checking tools designed to root out 'fake news' stories in France ahead of the country's presidential election. Social networks and news aggregators came under fire during the US presidential vote when it became clear they had inadvertently fanned false news reports. Facebook , said it would work with eight French news organisations, including news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), news c...
France’s Fillon apologises, but refuses to step aside Francois Fillon arrives to attend the political council of Les Republicains political party at their headquarters in Paris, November 29, 2016. ― Reuters picPARIS, Feb 7 — French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon yesterday apologised for hiring his wife as his parliamentary aide, admitting he made an “error” as he sought to draw a line under a damaging scandal. Fillon’s bid has been in turmoil since it emerged th...
PARIS, Feb 7 — Facebook and Google have partnered in France to launch a tool that will help users weed out fake news, ahead of the French election. France is the third country after the US and Germany to see the roll-out of the collaborative tool that aims to detect fake news and prevent it from widespread circulation. The tool is a collaborative service: Users who suspect a post is fake will be able to raise an alert by clicking on the post. The news will then be flagged and evaluate...
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Jeremy Chardy of France beat seventh-seeded Marcel Granollers 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France on Monday. Although Granollers was eclipsed in the first set, dropping his serve three times, Chardy still needed to save six break points. He beat the Spaniard for the third time in five meetings and next plays the winner of an all-French match between Paul-Henri Mathieu and lucky loser Vincent Millot. Also, Dustin Brown of Germany had 1...
Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutChardy and Brown advance to Open Sud de France 2nd roundJeremy Chardy of France beat seventh-seeded Marcel Granollers 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de FranceSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Chardy and Brown advance to Open Sud de France 2nd round AP 5:17 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2017 MONTP...
French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday apologised for hiring his wife as his parliamentary aide, admitting he made an “error” as he sought to draw a line under a damaging scandal. Fillon’s bid has been in turmoil since it emerged that his British-born spouse was paid over 800,000 euros ($860,000) over three periods between 1988 and 2013 for a suspected fake job as his assistant. Fillon also used funds available to lawmakers to hire two of his children, paying t...
French populist Marine Le Pen’s longshot political campaign just got a major boost after her main rival became mired in scandal just months before France goes to the polls -- possibly giving the outsider her best shot yet at the Élysée Palace. Le Pen, who leads the right-wing Front National, has run on a Trump-like platform of anti-Islamism, anti-globalization, stricter immigration controls, and a promise to leave the European Un...
Eddie Jones insists England's victory over France feels like a defeat for which his RBS 6 Nations champions must atone against Wales in Cardiff. Jones spent a sleepless Saturday night reflecting on the 19-16 win at Twickenham that was the worst performance of his 14-Test reign, admitting he had been at fault due to his failure to prepare the team properly. The Grand Slam remains intact and a new national record of 15 successive victories has been established, but two days later Jones was still...
French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon gives a press conference focused on "fake job" allegations, on February 6, 2017 at his campaign headquarters in Paris Francois Fillon, the rightwing candidate for the French presidential election, has apologised for paying his wife as a parliamentary aide and hopes to draw a line under a scandal dubbed "Penelopegate". Here is the furore explained in five key questions: He was prime minister f...
While making the rounds in France this past weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an interview to French newspaper Figaro. In the interview, Cook discussed a wide-range of topics, including Apple’s interest in building on Champs-Elysees, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and taxes. As noted by MacGeneration, when asked about Apple’s rumored interest in building a new retail location on Champs-Elysees, Cook didn’t all-out confirm the company’s plans, but did note that it had an inte...
The Germanstock market closed today at its lowest level of the year. That may sound surprising, given that that the European economy is showing clear signs of improvement. ECB Chief Mario Draghi said the European recovery was "resilient." The Eurozone PMI rose to its highest level in 69 Yet there it was: The German DAX down 1.2% to a new low for the year, with the rest of Europe down as What gives? It's obvious that political fears are trumping economic ...
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Elmer J. Williams. Special thanks to Barbara Justice and Barbara Parsons for being such wonderful friends. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Please go to www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Mary “Frances” Spears Williams.
Giant Internet firms and joined forces with organisations on Monday to launch new fact-checking tools designed to root out "fake news" stories in France ahead of the country's presidential election. Social networks and aggregators came under fire during the US presidential vote when it became clear they had inadvertently fanned false reports. , said it would work with eight French organisations, including agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), channel BFM TV, and newspapers L'Express and Le Monde ...
Paris - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday apologised for the "error" he made in hiring his wife as a parliamentary aide while denying she was paid for a fake job. "I apologise to the French people," conservative candidate Fillon told a press conference, admitting it was an "error" that he regretted "deeply". In an aggressive performance that saw him accuse the media of trying to destroy him politically, Fillon said his British-born wife Penelope's salary was "perfectly ju...
Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutFrance to Facebook, Google on fake news: 'Non merci'Ahead of the presidential election in France, tech giants are trying to combat fake news.Sent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. France to Facebook, Google on fake news: 'Non merci'CLOSE President Donald Trump is furiously defending his immigration ban, insisting polls saying Americans don'...
A little boy has been found dead in France after allegedly being beaten to death by his stepfather for 'wetting the bed'. The five-year-old boy was discovered last night by a canal near his home in Aire-sur-la-Lys, near St Omer in northern France. The traumatised toddler, who was wearing only pants and socks, had suffered a broken nose but the cause of death was attributed to cardiac arrest. The Sun reported the boy's 22-year-old mother and 30-year-old stepfather had been arrested and are al...
Cape Town - South Africa’s three-Test series against France looks likely to be last chance saloon for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee. Recent reports indicated that Coetzee would not be sacked before the start of the new international season. He had no performance clause in his first year in charge which saw the Springboks win only four of 12 Tests. However, according to Rapport, a performance clause will be added to Coetzee’s contract this year. The three Tests against France will be t...
A network of media and technology companies are rolling out new fact-checking tools in France to combat the spread of viral fake news, the groups announced on Monday. First Draft, a nonprofit coalition of news and social media outlets, announced the new initiative, called “CrossCheck,” to help verify online news stories regarding the French presidential election. In addition to 17 news outlets, Facebook and Google will also be lending their expertise to the project, which goes live on Febr...
France�s Mladenovic Beats Kazakhstan�s Putintseva in St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG, Russia � France�s Kristina Mladenovic defeated Kazakhstan�s Yulia Putintseva 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. The 23-year-old Mladenovic, the world�s third-ranked doubles player, needed two hours and 36 minutes to win her first singles title. Putintseva, who is ranked 34th in the world, continued her trend of the past week, rallying from behind t...