Gambia has severed ties with Iran, ordering all Iranians representing the country’s government, to leave the country within 24 hours, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a statement from the country’s foreign ministry.
French investigative magistrates have dropped charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy over allegations he took advantage of the mental frailty of heiress Liliane Bettencourt to fund his 2007 electoral campaign, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unnamed people close to the case.
China’s stocks rose, capping a weekly gain for the benchmark index, as airlines, banks and shipping companies rallied on speculation Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone will lure more business into the nation’s commercial hub.
At 11 p.m., long after most Paris shops have closed for the evening, Sephora on the Champs-Elysees is still bustling with customers browsing for cosmetics and perfume. That puts the shop in violation of France’s labor laws.