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Evening Update Friday 02 June 2017

Murder - A murder hunt is underway after a 29 year-old woman was found strangled in La Trinité. Neighbours say the woman and her partner were celebrating the woman’s birthday just last night, when shouting was heard around 4am and then a sudden silence. It’s believed the woman[‘s partner dropped her 5 and 6 year-old children to a family member before fleeing.

Murder Suicide - In Cannes, a couple are dead after what is believed to have been a murder suicide involving a woman and her ex-boyfriend. It happened at 7am this morning , when gunshots were heard ringing out on Rue de Russie. Shortly after, the body of a woman was found dead in the entrance of a building, then less than a hundred metres away, her partners body was found dead in a car along with a gun.

Trump - There have been very strongly worded reactions locally, to Donald Trumps decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. In Monaco, Prince Albert said it was ‘a grave historical error and a signal that could not be more depressing’. The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrossi, said Trump has deceived the US, into believing that their economic future lies in fossil energies and industries of the nineteenth century. While President Emmanuel Macron said, we all share the continuing responsibility, to make our planet great again.

BUSINESS

Amercian business leaders have also been reacting to Donald Trumps withdrawl from the Paris climate deal. General Electric, Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Walt Disney were among corporate giants to condemn the move. They say Mr Trump's "America first" policy, will hurt US companies' ability to work abroad and inhibit innovation.

Tesla boss Elon Musk confirmed he will quit two seats on White House advisory groups saying climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world. The CEO of Walt Disney Robert Iger said he too would quit an advisory role, while Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blank.fein used his first ever tweet to condemn the move.

However, on the markets oil stocks such as ExxonMobil and Chevron climbed yesterday and the Dow Jones Index closed up, six per percentage points.

SPORT

Tennis - Rafael Nadal is on his way to becoming the first player in the modern era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event. The only person to have beaten that is Margaret Court who won the Australian Open on 11 occasions between 1960 and 1973. Today Nadal annihilated Gerogian Nikoloz Bashash.vili 6-0 6-1 6-0.

Football - AS Monaco have announced that captain and top striker Falcao will extend his contract and stay in Monaco until 2020. With 30 goals to his name, Falcao said it’s been an incredible season which he wants to prolong.

OGC Nice have finally put an end to rumours that coach Lucien Favre could move to Germany by saying he is firmly staying the Gym. A statement from the club said that following Favre’s success with Nice would naturally arouse the greed of major European clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, but that the coach was staying put and getting ready for the 2017/18 season.

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