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Jérôme Kerviel, rogue traders' idol

He's the man held solely responsible by a French court for gambling away close to 5 billion euros on the trading floors of the Société Générale bank. We take a closer look at rogue trader Jerome Kerviel. A 1940 document provides written proof that France's war-time leader personally participated in the persecution of Jews. And as the Paris Fashion Week gets under way, we bring you three top designers who are changing the shape of things to come.

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