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Evening Update 10 Aug 2017

Paris - More has been revealed about the man who drove a rented BMW car into a group of soldiers in Paris yesterday morning. He is a 36 year-old single Algerian, previously unknown to intelligence services, and described by neighbours as quiet. Although, he was shot down while escaping in his car to Calais yesterday, his injuries are not life-threatening.

Small Ads - A man who scammed people to the tune of €220,000 on Le Bon Coin has received a three year prison sentence and been ordered to repay his victims. His online scams ranged from posing as a landlord for apartments he did not own, renting apartments and not paying rent, and selling smartphones and laptops but not delivering the goods on payment.

Arrest - A 29 year-old man on holiday on the Cote d’Azur, has been arrested in Monaco, in relation to a shooting in Montpellier last summer.  It’s alleged he was part of a shooting between rival groups outside a disco, after which a warrant for his arrest was issued charging him with attempted murder. It’s reported the man, a French national, is well known to police.

Ferrari - A Ferrari seen in Nice and Monaco is causing consternation, as it appears to be painted in actual gold, complete with an inscription saying 1,000kg of gold was used to customise the car. However, social media is not so sure, with car experts saying it’s more likely a gold coloured vinyl rather than the real thing.

BUSINESS

Toshiba has met a deadline to report its long-awaited earnings results, reducing the risk that the firm will be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The electronics firm posted a loss of $8.8bn for the last fiscal year. Toshiba is struggling to recover from a 2015 accounting scandal.

The UK Co-Op Bank narrowed its losses in the first six months of this year, but continued to lose customers, amid uncertainty surrounding its future. The troubled lender reported a first half loss of £135m, down from £177m, helped by lower costs, though its key profit margin shrank compared to the same period last year thanks to lower interest rates.

SPORT

Football - OCG Nice fans have been banned from next weeks first leg Champions League match against Naples to be held in Italy. The last time the two teams met in Nice, was in 2015, where scuffles broke out between opposing fans. Sale of tickets to French nationals has been prohibited for what’s been described as security reasons.

Brighton are set to break their transfer record, for the third time this summer, after agreeing a deal to sign Colombian international Jose Iz.quierdo from Club Brugge in Belgium. The 25-year-old winger, who will join in a reported €15m deal, will complete the move after his medical.

Borussia Dortmund's head coach, says Barcelona target Ous.mane Dem.bele has missed his training today, and says they have been unable to contact the French forward. Dem.bele, who has played seven times for France, is reportedly a €150m target for the Spanish club as a replacement for Neymar.

Athletics
Botswana say they will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Mak.wala if he wins the 200m gold at the World Championships tonight. Makwala, was barred from the 400m final, as officials tried to halt a virulent norovirus outbreak, but he returned and progressed from an individual 200m time trial yesterday, to run in tonights final.

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