US student receives reply to message in a bottle nine years later – from France | US news

A Massachusetts college student has received a response to a message he threw into the ocean when he was 10 years old. Suffolk University sophomore Max Vredenburgh said he put the letter into a glass wine bottle that he threw into the water at Long Beach, in the picturesque old fishing town of Rockport, north […]

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US places radical Mali preacher on terrorism blacklist

US places radical Mali preacher on terrorism blacklist

By AFPMore by this Author The United States on Thursday designated Mali-born preacher Amadou Koufa as a terrorist, putting a new focus on stopping the militant blamed for multiple attacks on Western interests in the Sahel. Koufa — a member of the Fulani, a long-impoverished herding community — has won a following among the young […]

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Woman found dead in landslide after storm batters France

Woman found dead in landslide after storm batters France

By AFPMore by this Author A 71-year-old woman was found dead Monday after being engulfed by a landslide in the French city of Nice, as the south of the country counted the cost from a brutal storm. Storm Amelie brought freak winds, downpours and monster waves to southern France over the weekend. The woman, 71, […]

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Luxury player: why Bernard Arnault is making a blockbuster bid for Tiffany’s | Business

French billionaire businessman Bernard Arnault has been called many things: the Wolf in Cashmere, the Exterminating Angel, Tintin – for his neat, boyish looks – and Lord of the Logos among them. But it is perhaps a building that portrays him better than nicknames. In the woodland of Paris’s Bois de Boulogne, the Louis Vuitton […]

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Lampard denies feeling pressure to pick Batshuayi and Giroud at Chelsea | Football

Frank Lampard has warned Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud that he will not prioritise their international careers over Chelsea’s needs. Tammy Abraham’s goalscoring exploits have left both strikers in the shade this season, hurting their chances of representing their countries at Euro 2020. Roberto Martínez said during the last international break that Batshuayi needed to […]

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France beats expectations with 0.3% economic growth – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. France’s economy has defied the doubters by growing faster than expected, despite signs of a global slowdown. The eurozone’s second-largest economy expanded by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2019, new official figures show. That’s faster […]

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Peugeot owner in merger talks with Fiat Chrysler | Business

The French owner of the Peugeot and Vauxhall brands is in talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) pursuing a merger that would create one of the world’s biggest carmakers. PSA Group on Wednesday confirmed the existence of the talks, which come only months after a failed merger attempt between FCA and PSA’s French rival Renault. […]

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