Le Figaro

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Figaro, Le


the oldest French daily newspaper; it has been published in Paris since 1826. Before World War II, Le Figaro was owned by F. Coty, a magnate of the perfume industry. After the war, most of its stock was acquired by J. Pruvost, an important industrialist; in 1975 the stock passed to R. Hersant, owner of a number of magazines and provincial newspapers. Le Figaro essentially reflects the views of extreme right-wing monopolistic and anticommunist forces. Circulation, 327,000 (1978).

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Gabi Ashkenazi, the Israeli Chief of Staff, is currently visiting France to tour a military base in the south and to meet with his French counterpart Edouard Guillard and his predecessor Jean-Louis Georgelin, French daily LE FIGARO reported online, Wednesday.
BPCE, France's second-largest retail bank by deposits, is planning to sell some of its assets to reimburse a EUR7bn loan that it has received last year from the French state, Dow Jones has reported citing a separate report by Le Figaro.
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The BBC late last night reported Jean de Belot, managing editor of Le Figaro newspaper, as saying the militants who claimed to be holding the reporters, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, had handed them over to an Iraqi Sunni Muslim opposition group.
French newspaper Le Figaro said the meeting took place between July 4 and 14, while bin Laden was being treated for a serious kidney ailment at the American Hospital in Dubai.
The man, identified as Hassan Jandoubi, 35, a French national born in Tunisia, was found clothed in several layers of garments "in the manner of kamikaze fundamentalists" and wasn't included in the official list of casualties, according to newspaper Le Figaro.
France's Compagnie de Machines Bull is planning to cut between 5% and 10% of its staff this year, representing between 1,000 and 2,000 job losses, according to an interview with CEO Guy de Panafieu in the French daily Le Figaro.
In an article published in the French daily Le Figaro, Alexandre de Merode, chairman of the IOC medical commission, said the committee should continue its drive to stop doping, standardize anti-drug regulations and improve education.
Au moins 57 personnes ont peri ces derniers jours dans des glissements de terrain et des pluies torrentielles de mousson dans le sud-est du Bangladesh, rapporte Le Figaro.