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Gambian citizens flee ahead of Barrow inauguration

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Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as President

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Population studies: France's 'ethnicity' taboo

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THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 2)

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Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

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Security stepped up in Italy amid terror threat

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Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

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TALKING EUROPE

Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

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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 : 2014-06-30

BNP Paribas set for record $8.9bn fine

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, is set to be hit with a record fine of $8.9 billion by US authorities for breaking sanctions by processing financial transactions with Iran, Cuba and Sudan. The figure is in spite of French government calls for the fine to be "proportionate". Also today: Argentina is heading for a technical default on its debt if it doesn’t resolve outstanding issues with its creditors.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Pound tumbles ahead of Theresa May speech

Brexit jitters have sent the pound tumbling below $1.20. Theresa May will give a speech on Tuesday, this amid reports over the weekend that she intends the UK to leave the single...

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2017-01-13 Fiat

Nintendo unveils new Switch console

Nintendo pushes reset and Mario's back. The new Switch console is unique in allowing gamers to use their controller in a conventional manner, switch it into a mobile gaming...

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2017-01-12 Donald Trump

US ethics watchdog slams Trump business plans

The head of the US government's ethics watchdog has criticised Donald Trump's plan to deal with his business interests while he's in office. Walter Shaub said the arrangements -...

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2017-01-11 Volkswagen

Volkswagen close to $4.3bn US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a draft settlement with US authorities over the emissions-cheating scandal, which will see it pleading guilty to criminal charges and paying fines of $4.3...

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2017-01-09 Volkswagen

Despite hurdles, Volkswagen confident of US future

Donald Trump's threats to impose import tariffs on foreign-made cars have cast a shadow on the Detroit Auto Show, leaving many manufacturers on the defensive. We speak to Jürgen...

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