Evening Update 13 Oct

Unity - The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said he thinks the European Union should work toward becoming a single entity, as unified and ambitious as the United States. He said he sees Europe, not as a Eurozone, but as a great country with a great economy, growth, employment, education, investment and innovation.

Rail - A 48 year old man died last night after falling in front of a high speed TGV train arriving at Cannes station. The incident which happened around 10.30 is being treated as suicide.

MYS - Despite a drop in the yachting business, the Monaco Yacht Show has posted very successful results, with attendance up 8% this year. Of the 125 super-yachts visiting Port Hercule, half were less than two years old, making it one of the largest and youngest fleets ever.

Clamp - Police in Beausoleil are tackling the growing problem of motorbike and scooters parked illegally, by introducing a new clamp for two wheeled vehicles. The scheme could soon be rolled out into other towns and cities across the French Riviera.

Luck - While Friday the 13th is considered unlucky in many parts of the world, the opposite is true in France, where it’s quite a lucky day. That luck could be doubled for tonight’s Friday 13th lottery which is worth a convenient 13 million euro.


Japan's Kobe Steel has increased the number of firms it says have been affected by its data fabrication scandal, from 200 to 500. Earlier this week, Kobe admitted falsifying quality data on some of its products for up to a decade. The news has wiped out about $1.8bn off Kobe Steel's market value.

The CEO of Samsung Electronics has resigned citing an unprecedented crisis that requires the company to re-start with a new spirit and young leadership. It comes after the heir of the entire Samsung Group was imprisoned for corruption last August. The CEO’s resignation comes on the same day, the firm forecast record quarterly profits.


Football - Thomas Lemar has a fair chance of leaving AS Monaco next summer, but the club has confirmed they’re likely to resist Premier League offers for him in next January's transfer window. Last August Arsenal bid more than £90m for the France international but the deal failed to go through. The club also said they would consider selling Fabinho next summer after previous strong interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.

Scottish FA ‘Performance Director’ Malky Mackay is to take interim charge of the Scotland team, following Gordon Strachan's departure yesterday. The former Watford, Cardiff and Wigan manager, will take the team for the 9th of November friendly against the Netherlands. Strachan's time as Scotland manager,  ended yesterday by "mutual consent", after missing out on a World Cup play-off place.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain on course to meet in the Shanghai Masters final, after Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-7 6-4 to reach the semi’s. Federer and 16th seed Del Potro will play in other semi-final.

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