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Pressure on scandal-hit Fillon as polls point at disapproval

Pressure on scandal-hit Fillon as polls point at disapproval

Publié 10/02/2017

Francois Fillon, a former French prime minister, member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, attends a campaign visit in a CSU, urban surveillance center, in Athis Mons Paris suburb, February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Samson/Pool

Seven out of 10 French voters want conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon to step down, an opinion poll by Odoxa for France Info radio said on Friday as a scandal over alleged "fake work" by his wife continued to weigh on his campaign.

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Asian shares scale 1-1/2-year peak on China trade, Trump`s tax cut talk

Asian shares scale 1-1/2-year peak on China trade, Trump`s tax cut talk

Publié 10/02/2017

Investors look at an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

Asian shares rallied to an 18-month peak on Friday, as investors cheered upbeat Chinese trade data and strong gains on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump promised to unveil a major tax announcement to lower the burden on businesses.

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Boeing`s $14 billion Singapore Air order does not fill 777, 787 gap: CEO

Boeing`s $14 billion Singapore Air order does not fill 777, 787 gap: CEO

Publié 10/02/2017

Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Company, speaks to members of the press at Trump Tower in New York City, U.S. January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Boeing Co (BA.N) must sell more 777 and 787 jetliners to keep production plans on track, despite a $13.8 billion order that landed earlier on Thursday, its chief executive said.

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The show must go on: New York Fashion Week braves massive storm

The show must go on: New York Fashion Week braves massive storm

Publié 10/02/2017

Models present creations from the Tadashi Shoji Autumn/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

New York Fashion week got off to a snowy start on Thursday with celebrities and the design world's elite braving a massive storm to watch models strut street-wear and gowns at some of the most important runway shows.

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Oil prices stable on strong Chinese imports, OPEC-led production cuts

Oil prices stable on strong Chinese imports, OPEC-led production cuts

Publié 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack can be seen in Cisco, Texas, August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone/File Photo

Oil prices were stable on Friday, supported by strong Chinese crude imports and OPEC-led production cuts, although ample U.S. fuel inventories weighed on the market.

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Merkel to attend Munich Security Conference: sources

Merkel to attend Munich Security Conference: sources

Publié 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the Munich Security Conference next week, government sources have told Reuters.

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Oil prices stable on OPEC-led production cuts, but bloated inventories weigh

Oil prices stable on OPEC-led production cuts, but bloated inventories weigh

Publié 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - A fuel nozzle is pictured at petrol station in Moenchengladbach March 10, 2012. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Oil prices were stable early on Friday, with OPEC-led production cuts supporting the market while soaring U.S. fuel inventories were weighing on crude.

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Remote control: Companies blur lines over who owns devices

Remote control: Companies blur lines over who owns devices

Publié 09/02/2017

FILE PHOTO: A customer uses his Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 as he waits for an exchange at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, or computer, car or appliance: you, or the companies that make it work?

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Hickey replacement elected by Olympic Council of Ireland

Hickey replacement elected by Olympic Council of Ireland

Publié 09/02/2017

File photo: Former top European member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Patrick Hickey, leaves a police station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The Olympic Council of Ireland has elected Swim Ireland chief executive Sarah Keane to replace Pat Hickey, who stepped aside after being charged in Brazil over an alleged scheme to sell Rio Games tickets illegally.

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Brazil`s Olympic legacy far from fulfilled at idle Game venues

Brazil`s Olympic legacy far from fulfilled at idle Game venues

Publié 09/02/2017

An aerial view of Maracana Stadium, which was used for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, shows the turf being dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 12, 2017. Picture taken on January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Less than six month after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first-ever Olympics in South America, game venues sit idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organizers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents.

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