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reuters.com — PARIS (Reuters) - The right-hand man of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen said he was quitting the party, raising the prospect of a split in the far-right’s ranks after Le Pen’s defeat in the May presidential election and months of internal feuding. Florian Philippot, vice-president of the anti-immigrant and euro-hostile party, used an early morning appearance on French television to announce a departure that had looked increasingly inevitable as tensions with Le Pen hit boiling point.
uk.reuters.com — The logo of Kering is seen during the company's 2015 annual results presentation in Paris, France, February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauPARIS (Reuters) - The family holding company of Francois Pinault has launched a bond offer worth 375 million euros (332.04 million pounds), giving investors exposure to shares in Pinault’s luxury goods group Kering (PRTP.PA). Pinault’s Artemis holding company announced the bond launch on Tuesday.
timesofmalta.com — From left: Anders Bringdal, Camille Therond-Charles and Alain Thebault of French start-up SeaBubbles are seen aboard a prototype of their water taxi in the harbour of Saint-Tropez, France. Photo: ReutersFrench yachtsman Alain Thebault wants to turn a boat design he used to break a world speed sailing record in 2009 into a clean, fast taxi service for the waterways of major cities.