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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Soccer-Ineos's Ratcliffe hopes to make Nice top-4 challengers

27 Aug 2019

NICE, France, Aug 27 British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe hopes to make Nice one of the strongest teams in France after his company Ineos bought the club, his brother Bob said in a news conference in the French city on Tuesday.

Russian tycoon Kerimov back under investigation in France over tax

20 Mar 2019

NICE, France A French judge placed Russian tycoon Suleiman Kerimov back under formal investigation on suspicion of complicity in aggravated tax fraud, the prosecutor in the southern city of Nice said on Wednesday.

French pair invent plastic-to-fuel recycler fit for African bush

18 Dec 2018

PUGET-THENIERS, France A French actor and a self-taught inventor have designed a low-tech machine that converts plastic waste into diesel and petrol, which they say could help fight pollution and provide fuel for remote communities in developing countries.

French fragrance masters of Grasse get Unesco heritage boost

28 Nov 2018

GRASSE, France Perfume-making techniques used in Grasse, a southerly French commune where iris, jasmine and other fragrant plants have long flourished, won U.N. recognition on Wednesday, boosting a bid by local industry champions to lure back more specialist growers.

Russian billionaire under investigation in France

23 Nov 2017

NICE/MOSCOW A French judge put Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation on Wednesday after his arrest linked to a French tax evasion case, the prosecutor said.

Russian billionaire under investigation in France

23 Nov 2017

NICE/MOSCOW A French judge put Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation on Wednesday after his arrest linked to a French tax evasion case, the prosecutor said.

AS Monaco club owner under investigation in inquiry over art dispute

19 Oct 2017

NICE, France AS Monaco football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev was put under investigation on Thursday over allegations of complicity in invasion of privacy linked to a dispute with an art dealer, the principality's top prosecutor told Reuters.

Rising temperatures and acidification threaten Mediterranean sea species

23 Jun 2017

VILLEFRANCE-SUR-MER, France Water temperatures in the northwestern Mediterranean are increasing much faster than global averages, threatening the survival of several species, French researchers said.

Presidential hopeful Fillon says France needs immigration quotas

11 Jan 2017

NICE, France France's presidential election frontrunner Francois Fillon vowed on Wednesday to take back control of immigration including by imposing quotas on non-European Union nationals as he looks to win votes from the far-right National Front party.

At Italy's 'Mini-Calais', migrants dream of life in France

05 Oct 2016

VENTIMIGLIA, Italy Far from the crowded 'Jungle' camp in Calais where migrants try to smuggle themselves aboard trucks bound for Britain, hundreds more are risking their lives to enter the other end of France from northern Italy.

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