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Evening Update 06 July 2017

Nice - The ‘Nissa la Bella’ is to be played during the closing part of the official July 14th ceremonies on the Champs Elycees in Paris, as a mark of respect to the victims of last years attack in the city. A full programme of commemorations are also planned for Nice which will be attended by President Emmanuel Macron. Meanwhile, France’s Interior Minister has revealed that seven terror plots have been foiled in the country since the start of the year. He was speaking as he argued for a final extension of the country's State of Emergency.

Porn - A man from Grasse has been detained by the court after 24,000 child porn videos were found on his computer. Police were alerted to the man’s activities through keywords he used during internet searches.

Monaco - Shops across Monaco are to be allowed open on Sundays for the summer period starting this weekend until September. Merchants in the Principality are invited by the Labour Inspectorate to apply and participate, in a move to help improve services for tourists. Also in Monaco, traffic on Avenue Princesse Grace will return to two-way traffic from this Friday, now that building work on Operation Test.imonio II has progressed. The operation, due to be finished by 2021, will accommodate the International School of Monaco, with 700 pupils, a crèche for 50 youngsters, 150 public housing units and private housing.

BUSINESS

The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline for a free-trade deal on the eve of a meeting of the G20 group of leading economies in Hamburg.. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two. The most important sectors are Japanese cars into Europe and EU farming goods into Japan.

SPORT

Tennis - Second seed Novak Djokovic has moved into the third round with a straight-set 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory in just over 90 minutes this morning. France’s Gael Monfils knocked the UK’s Kyle Edmund out of the competition with a 7-6 6-4 6-4 win on centre court this afternoon. Russia's Daniil Med.ve.dev has been fined for unsportsmanlike conduct. He had a number of disputes with the umpire during his second-round defeat and ended the match by throwing coins at her chair. He was fined £11,200.

Cycling - Britain's Chris Froome kept hold of the leader's yellow jersey, as Marcel Kittel won a sprint finish on the 216km sixth stage of the Tour de France today. It was the German's second stage win of this year's tour, having also triumphed on stage two. Quick-Step rider Kittel had a clear run through the middle in the final few metres to edge ahead of Arnaud Demare in second and Andre Greipel in third. Daniel McLay was the highest placed Briton, in eighth. World champion Peter Sagan has lodged an appeal to be reinstated in the Tour de France. The Slovak was disqualified after causing a crash which ended Briton Mark Cavendish's involvement in the race. Cavendish suffered a broken shoulder in the collision on stage four in Vittel and was forced to pull out.

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