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French business confidence highest since 2008: survey

French business confidence hit a near 10-year-high in November, French statistics agency INSEE said on Thursday.

Thames sailing barge that starred in Dunkirk film reduced to £395k

The owner of the luxury floating home sailed it across the Channel for the Dunkirk film, starring in the movie alongside stars including Harry Styles and Sir Mark Rylance.

WATCH: Woman stops car in middle of road, dashes out to help man on crutches cross street

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Traffic police praised the woman, saying that she committed no violations. [ more › ]

French Press Review 23 November 2017

Revolting Corsicans. The Beast of Bosnia. Eco-taxes and university entrance; this morning's French front pages are a mixed bag to say the least.

Marine Le Pen claims she is victim of 'banking fatwa', after account closures

HSBC and Societe General have both closed accounts connected to France's Front National and its leader in recent weeks

WATCH: Lucky man dodges death twice in seconds on Liaoning roadside

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Online commenters say that he has such good luck he should try buying lottery. [ more › ]

British risk complicity in Yemen 'famine crime', says Alex de Waal

Africa analyst believes UN inaction makes security council members accessories to crisis in Arab nation gripped by cholera, hunger and violence Listen to the podcast: ‘Famine as mass atrocity’ Britain is in danger of becoming complicit in the use of starvation as a weapon of war in Yemen, academic and author Alex de Waal has said. Show More Summary

After fire kills 19 in Beijing shanty town, migrant workers flee ahead of forced demolitions

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"Nobody cared about them before, now they chase them away. Who should assume responsibility? Tenants should not be taking the fall!" [ more › ]

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s suspended resignation is only cosmetic | Joumanah El Matrah

The Lebanese know they don’t have the military and political power to fight foreign influence. It is unlikely Hariri is a free man even after his return The Sursock Gallery in Beirut features a video installation by Syrian artist Hrair Sarkissian, in which he is seen destroying his childhood home in Damascus. Show More Summary

Air China suspends flights to North Korea, says that not enough people wanted to go

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

North Korea's Air Koryo is now the only airline that has regularly scheduled flights to the isolated country. [ more › ]

Lavar Ball trolls Trump, says he'd rather thank Xi Jinping for son's release

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In Lavar Ball, Donald Trump may have finally met a foe that he cannot out troll. [ more › ]

Foreign model arrested at Hong Kong airport for smuggling in $300,000 worth of cocaine

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

This is the fourth female visitor arrested for trying to sneak cocaine into Hong Kong in the past week. [ more › ]

In 'unprecedented' hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group's online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an "unprecedented" silence. IS, which uses messaging application Telegram...Show More Summary

China forges 'strategic' ties with Djibouti after opening base

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Djibouti's visiting leader Omar Ismail Guelleh, whose African nation is hosting China's first overseas military base, agreed on Thursday to elevate their nations' diplomatic relations. The two countries...Show More Summary

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