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Power of 'France Inc' on display in Sanofi boardroom coup

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PARIS - Events at Sanofi this week cost a high-flying German-Canadian boss his job and global investors billions. They are also a reminder that corporate France carries the national interest in its DNA, and neglects its family duties at its peril.

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Lufthansa shares drop after 2015 profit guidance cut for second time 12:22pm GMT

BERLIN - Germany's Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 for the second time this year due to a stuttering global economy and increased competition, hitting its shares and sending shivers through other airline stocks.

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Ex-Libyan rebel leader allowed to sue Britain over torture claim 11:45am GMT

LONDON - A former Libyan Islamist commander won the legal right to sue Britain for damages over the years of torture he says he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being illegally handed to Libya by British and U.S. spies.

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Exclusive - Russia calls U.N. agency's conflict zone risk proposals 'superficial' 29 Oct 2014

MONTREAL/TORONTO - Russia, which the United States has accused of backing Ukrainian rebels who shot down a Malaysian airliner in July, called new proposals from theĀ United Nations aviation body on mitigating risks over conflict zones rushed and "superficial", according to a document obtained by Reuters.

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Air France-KLM sees more belt-tightening after pilot strike 29 Oct 2014

PARIS - Air France-KLM said it would limit investments and accelerate cost controls next year to mop up the remaining impact of a recent pilots' strike that helped slash its operating profit by more than half in the third quarter. | Video

British jets intercept Latvian plane over southern England 29 Oct 2014

LONDON - Two British Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled on Wednesday to intercept a Latvian cargo aircraft over southern England and escort it in to land at Stansted airport, but no security threat was found, officials said.

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey for Syria deployment 29 Oct 2014

SANLIURFA Turkey - Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey early on Wednesday ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State 29 Oct 2014

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey - Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents. | Video

Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in Turkey for Syria deployment 29 Oct 2014

SANLIURFA Turkey - Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey early on Wednesday ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.

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Nurse released after Ebola treatment - 'I'm so grateful to be well' 28 Oct 2014

ATLANTA - Smiling and looking vibrant, the second of two nurses infected while treating the first Ebola patient in the United States was released from an Atlanta hospital and flew home to Dallas on Tuesday, declared free of the deadly virus.