French court on Friday sentenced two one-time aides to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to jail for their role in the misuse of public funds to finance opinion poll contracts. Five of Sarkozy’s former aides and allies from his time as president between 2007 and 2012 were on trial onContinue Reading

Strong demand for its jewellery and watches in the Americas and Europe in a post-pandemic rebound helped quarterly sales at Cartier owner Richemont rise by nearly a third, the world’s second-largest luxury group said on Wednesday. Sales at Richemont rose to 5.658 billion euros ($6.41 billion) in the company’s thirdContinue Reading

Netflix’s new Western, The Harder They Fall, opens with an intriguing disclaimer: “While the events in this film are fictionalised… These. People. Existed.” Without it, viewers might assume the movie is an imaginary tale, one of several cases of Hollywood re-casting historical periods and events with more ethnic minority charactersContinue Reading

Arnold Schwarzenegger says leaders who claim combating climate change hurts the economy are “stupid or liars”.  Ahead of the COP26 climate summit, the former governor of California told the BBC that cutting carbon emissions will benefit global economies. The Terminator actor said reducing meat intake does not have to mean sacrificing somethingContinue Reading