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Naomi Campbell hosts 'Fashion For Relief' in Cannes

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THE DEBATE

Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia Trump visits Israel

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Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman stars in 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

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Green MEP Eva Joly: 'Nuclear energy is a technology from the past'

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'Healing viruses' offer hope in fight against 'superbugs'

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TALKING EUROPE

EU health check: Should the EU increase cross-border care?

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THE INTERVIEW

France's new president: Can Macron keep spirit of hope alive?

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WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Lebanese prodigy Niveen Khabshab revolutionises cancer treatment

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-01-21

Economy getting you down? At least you can look forward to the afterlife

Political and business leaders are set to gather in Davos for the 44th World Economic Forum. Economic data may suggest signs of a recovery, but worldwide unemployment is on the rise. Plus, a coffin that turns the afterlife into a party.

By William HILDERBRANDT

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2017-05-19 Greece

Greek government trades austerity for bailout, again

Despite public opposition, Greece's parliament has approved new austerity measures in an effort to convince its creditors to unlock 7.5 billion euros in bailout cash. Meanwhile,...

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2017-05-18 unemployment

French jobless rate falls to five-year low

The rate of unemployment in France has fallen to its lowest level since 2012. In mainland France, the rate dropped to 9.3%, or 9.6% including its overseas territories. Also...

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2017-05-17 Donald Trump

Markets fear effect of Trump controversy on reforms

The markets have taken a tumble over the latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey. Investors are concerned the scandal could derail planned...

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2017-05-16 Ford

Ford braced for job cuts

Ford is expected to announce massive job cuts this week, with the Wall Street Journal reporting it could involve as much as 10% of the carmaker's workforce. Also today, we're...

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2017-05-15 China

China's 'Belt and Road' project promises infrastructure financing for 65 nations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has hailed his country’s Belt and Road initiative as "the project of the century". By spending more than €100 billion to finance infrastructure...

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