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Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

The Pope wrote the book, “From the Depths of Our Hearts,” with Cardinal Robert Sarah, 74, a Guinean prelate who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
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France seeks Facebook Libra cryptocurrency ban in Europe

France’s economic minister declared that the French government intends to block the development of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because of the systematic threats it poses to financial security and stability.

Three children dead after pleasure boat capsizes in France

The victims — two girls ages 9 and 13, and a 7-year-old boy — were on the fishing promenade speedboat traveling through the English Channel when it ran into trouble near Agon-Coutainville in Normandy, France, around 3:30 p.m. Monday, The Sun reported.
This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows Ghosn preparing to speak at the beginning of a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. – Japanese prosecutors rearrested Ghosn on April 4, who was out on bail, over an additional allegation that he transferred Nissan money to a dealership in Oman but siphoned off millions for personal expenses — including the purchase of a luxury yacht. (Photo by Handout / Representatives for Carlos Ghosn / AFP) /.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubushi

Carlos Ghosn, former NISSAN chairman, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.
People take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the yellow vest “Gilets Jaunes” movement, on April 13, 2019, in Laval, western France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER - AFP)

France’s Emmanuel Macron to set out fix for ‘yellow vest’ anger

French President Emmanuel Macron was to set out a series of major policy announcements Monday in response to five months of nationwide “yellow vest” protests, in what has been billed as a make-or-break moment for his presidency.
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Lyon open door to signing Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has insisted that he would be interested in bringing Olivier Giroud back to Ligue 1, but only in the summer.

French parliament to grill minister over President Macron’s aide assault

France’s interior minister Gerard Collomb was due to appear before parliament on Monday, as opposition MPs accused the government of a cover-up over a former top presidential security aide who was charged with gang violence.
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Emmanuel Macron’s security aide facing charges over assault

A former top security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron was brought before a judge Sunday after videos emerged of him striking a young man during a demonstration, a scandal which has derailed parliamentary proceedings as lawmakers press the government for explanations.
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French minister says won’t resign over helicopter jailbreak

France’s justice minister on Wednesday ruled out resigning after a notorious robber was broken out of prison by helicopter, despite a recent warning that the convict was on the verge of trying to escape.

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy charged in Muammar Gaddafi funding case

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has been charged with corruption and illegal campaign financing over allegations that Muammar Gaddafi, the slain Libyan leader, helped fund his 2007 election campaign.

France to peg legal age of sexual consent at 15

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, so that an adult who has sex with someone younger than that will be charged with rape.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud not keen on move to China, Turkey – agent

Olivier Giroud is "not interested" in a move to Turkey or China and still believes he has a future at Arsenal, his agent has told Le Figaro.

Theresa May seeks summit breakthrough with offer on EU citizens

British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Thursday to treat European nationals living in Britain fairly as she tried to get sceptical EU leaders to revive Brexit negotiations at a summit in Brussels.

Carlo Ancelotti regrets the way his Paris Saint-Germain spell ended

Carlo Ancelotti says he harbours regrets over the acrimonious end to his spell as Paris Saint-Germain coach as he prepares to return to the French capital with Bayern Munich.

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Miners work deep underground at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings-File Photo

Sibanye-Stillwater to declare force majeure on South African platinum output

Platinum producer Sibanye-Stillwater said on Monday it would declare force majeure on supply contracts for platinum group metals after it temporarily closed its South African mines to comply with a three-week national lockdown.
Neymar has decided he still wants to leave for Barcelona and a permanent reunion with Lionel Messi, according to reports.

Cafu: Neymar technically superior to Lionel Messi

Legendary Brazil right-back Cafu has rated compatriot Neymar a more technically gifted player compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo walks past Maurizio Sarri and straight down the tunnel. Massimo Pinca-Reuters

Juventus cut Cristiano Ronaldo, Maurizio Sarri, others’ salaries

Shares in Italian football giants Juventus surged Monday after the club’s decision to cut their players’ salaries in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon will be cancelled – German official

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.
The President of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Kenneth Minimah, has urged private companies to support three tiers of government in promoting and sponsoring of boxing competitions and boxing tournaments in Nigeria.

Nigeria boxing federation favoured by Olympic postponement – board member

Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) board member Azania Omo Agege has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the Covid-19 break is a bit of favour.