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Evening Update 10 July

Les Bleues - More record audiences are expected by TF1 television for tonight’s World Final between France and Belgium. The game will also be shown live on a number of big screen fan zones across the Cote d’Azur tonight including at St Raphael, the Stade Louis Hon; in Fréjus at les arènes; in Cannes at the Forville Market; Le Cannet at the Maillan gym, in Nice at the Jazz Festival venue on Place Masséna, and in Menton at the Palais de l'Europe. The game kicks off at 8pm tonight.

Death - Police have discovered the body of a two year old child and woman, who had been bound and gagged, along with three other adults, at an apartment fire in Pau, in the South-West of France. Police say evidence of violence was found on the adults but not on the child, who appears to have died from the effects of the fire.

Court - A 45 year old man is due in Grasse court tomorrow accused of touching a 15 year-old girl on the chest. After the incident, which happened last Sunday at the port of St Laurent, the girl reported the assault to the police who acted immediately.

Result - The Government in Monaco has congratulated this years baccalaureate students on outstanding results. The Lycée Albert 1er and the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier recorded an astonishing 100-percent pass rate. The overall success rate was 97.3%, with 369 special mentions, out of a total of 450 candidates.

BUSINESS

Turkish assets have slipped today after re-elected President Erdogan appointed his son-in-law as Finance Minister in his new cabinet. The country’s benchmark BIST 100 index was down 1.25 percent at noon with  prices of Turkish dollar-denominated bonds falling across the board.

SPORT

Tennis - Angelique Kerber has reached the Wimbledon semi-finals with a 6-3 7-5 win over Russia's Daria Kasat.kina and is the highest-ranked seed left in the women's competition. On Thursday she’ll face Latvian 12th seed Jelena Osta.penko in the semi’s

Football - Olympic Marseilles have extended their contract with Rolando for another year, despite the Portuguese player not being available until the end of the year due to injury. The club say they appreciate the 110 games and 8 goals Rolando scored for the team, so in turn, they will not let him down while he recovers.

In the World Cup, French caption Hugo Lloris from Nice said he is confident France will be ready for the challenge of taking on Belgium tonight. The Belgians current golden generation of players has put them in a semi-final for only the second time ever, and the first since 1986. The Belgian manager says their biggest worry is former AS Monaco player, Killian Mbappé. He says the France forward very tough to nullify and credited him as an exceptional player.

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