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(MENAFN - AFP) Air France flight attendants will begin a weeklong strike on Wednesday, downing tools at the height of France's holiday travel period, the airline said.

According to initial estimates, the company said Monday it would have to cancel some 30 percent of domestic and medium-haul flights and fewer than 10 percent of long-haul flights.

Launching a strike in ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Cooling off with a midnight dip in Rome's famous Trevi Fountain may sound like a dream "Roman Holiday", but an Italian police crackdown has landed a series of splash-happy tourists with fat fines.

Police said Monday two young Californians were ordered this weekend to pay a 450-euro ($500) fine each after being caught trying to emulate Swedish star Anita Ekberg, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) She came to Yahoo with glamour, star power and a wealth of experience at rival Google that was expected to help revive the fortunes of the faded internet pioneer.

But in the end, the best Marissa Mayer could do was to negotiate a deal to sell the core internet assets of Yahoo to telecom giant Verizon, ending a two-decade run for the Silicon Valley icon as an ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Eurozone stock markets tentatively rose Monday, buoyed by resilient German post-Brexit business sentiment, as traders await Japanese and US central bank talks for possible hints of future action.

Frankfurt's benchmark DAX 30 index grew 0.5 percent in value after a key survey showed that Britain's vote to leave the European Union has had a limited impact on ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly in Spain on Monday, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe.

The mother, who has not been identified, caught the virus on a trip abroad but authorities have declined to say where. A hospital source said she was infected in Latin America, where ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday.

Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus -- including some 1.65 million pregnant women -- before the epidemic fizzles out, a team reported ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Among the best-known names on the internet, Yahoo was one of the first companies that enabled users to find their way online, but has lost its role as a leader.

On Monday, Yahoo agreed to sell its core internet operations to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, capping a long decline from when it had a peak market value of about $125 billion in 2000.

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(MENAFN - AFP) Yahoo sealed a deal Monday to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a two-decade run as an independent company for the internet pioneer.

The agreement announced by the two companies after months of negotiations comes following a years-long decline for the iconic firm that introduced many people around the world to the internet.

Verizon ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Eurozone stock markets rose Monday, buoyed by resilient German business confidence despite Britain's Brexit vote, as traders also eye Japanese and US central bank talks for hints of future action.

Frankfurt's benchmark DAX 30 index grew 0.8 percent in value after a key survey showed that Britain's vote to leave the European Union has had a limited impact on ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Italian lawmakers began discussing a proposal Monday to authorise the recreational use and growing of cannabis -- a highly inflammatory topic, with the government declining to take sides.

If the bill becomes law, people will be allowed to grow up to five cannabis plants for personal use and keep up to 15 grammes (0.52 ounces) of marijuana at home and five grammes ...

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