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  • French central bank’s stolen euros unearthed in provincial garden

    By RFI
    French police have found nearly two million euros stolen from France’s central bank, where they were supposed to have been destroyed. They uncovered the haul when 500,000 euros was found buried in a garden in central France. Two suspects have been charged with theft and receiving stolen goods after police dug up a bag containing 500,000 euros in the garden of a house in Vic-le-Comte in the mountainous Auvergne region.
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    The find led investigators to a further 1,300,000 euros in a bag in a different house, whose owner appears to have been unaware of their contents.

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  • FRANCE: French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

    FRANCE: French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in proposals to boost employment. French employer’s body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz [...]

  • FRANCE – LIBYA: UN must deal with ‘terrorist threat’ in Libya, French defence minister

    FRANCE – LIBYA: UN must deal with ‘terrorist threat’ in Libya, French defence minister French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that the "terrorist threat" in Libya must be addressed at the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting, alongside the dangers of jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Defence Minister Standard [...]

  • FRANCE: French PM hopes to clinch confidence vote despite Socialist MPs revolt

    FRANCE: French PM hopes to clinch confidence vote despite Socialist MPs revolt A vote of confidence in the French government this afternoon, called by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, will reveal the extent of a split among the ruling Socialists in parliament. Manuel Valls REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Standard Source: Source

  • FRANCE – IRAQ – SYRIA: 930 French residents have joined jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria, minister

    FRANCE – IRAQ – SYRIA: 930 French residents have joined jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria, minister Some 930 people have gone from France to Syria or Iraq to fight with jihadi groups there, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper published on Sunday, adding that 36 have died there. US [...]

  • FRANCE: 60 per cent of Air France flights cancelled Monday due to pilots’ strike

    FRANCE: 60 per cent of Air France flights cancelled Monday due to pilots’ strike Six out of 10 Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday due to a pilots’ strike, the company announced on Saturday. Unions predicted more cancellations on Tuesday and Wednesday. A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger at Paris’s Orly airport Reuters/Charles Platiau [...]

Sports

  • Mets deGrom ties record – starts game with 8 consecutive strikeoutsMLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

    Pitcher Jake deGrom of the New York Mets, a 2014 Rookie of the Year candidate, tied a modern major league record Monday night, by striking out the first 8 consecutive batters he faced. In all, deGrom, the long-haired, converted shortstop who overcame minor league arm surgery, struck out 13 batters, but it was not enough to beat the Florida Marlins, who won the game, 6-5. deGrom left the game before the Mets lost the lead.
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    deGrom’s starts have become more and more electrifying, since his recall from Las Vegas (AAA), earlier this season. Recalling the feeling of the ballpark on nights when Dwight Gooden or Matt Harvey pitched for the same club, last night, deGrom’s growing presence on the Mets was highlighted not just by his performance, but by mascot Mr. Met appearing before the game wearing a Jake deGrom wig.

  • A’S SUFFER ATTACK OF Z’S

    MURRAY CHASS –  Only a few weeks ago the Oakland Athletics and the Milwaukee Brewers could have justifiably begun making post-season plans that didn’t include cruises on the Mediterranean and hunting in Montana. Baseball games in October would have been the idea. Now the Athletics and the Brewers are in jeopardy of not even gaining [...]

  • ONE MAN’S CONTRIBUTION TO JETER’S GLITTERING CAREER20120413_DEREK_JETER

    MURRAY CHASS –  Unlike many of his prospect predecessors, Derek Jeter was never in danger of having the New York Yankees trade him for a veteran player when he was ready to take a spot in the Yankees’ lineup. He was, however, in danger of losing his spot before he claimed it. Gene Michael, who [...]