Evening Update Mon 10 July 2017

Murder - A 32-year-old man has been charged with murdering his father-in-law on Saturday night. The incident happened during at Digne-les-Bains in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence when, during a row, the 52 year-old father was killed with a single gunshot to the chest.

Accident - Emergency services have been dealing with an accident on the RD98 at the Gar.cinières and the Grand Frais store in St Tropez. The collision between a car and a motorbike injured one person.

Nice - One of the founders of the association Promenade des Anges is to appear in court in Nice. The former spokesperson for the association, which was set up to help victims of the Nice attack, is accused of embezzlement. The news comes as the association and local authorities prepare the commemoration of the attack this Friday, July 14th.


France's Finance Minister has urged his European counterparts to do more to chase down tax, due on the European operations of Google, Amazon and Facebook. France had had Google under investigation for years and fiscal authorities have issued a consultative judgment, that Google should 1.1 billion euro in French taxes. Last May, Google agreed to pay 306 million euros to settle a tax dispute in Italy, where it was under criminal investigation for moving profits generated in Italy, to Ireland.

Chinese shipping giant Cosco is set to buy its Hong Kong rival O-OIL for $6.3bn. The deal will make Cosco the world's third biggest shipping company with more than 400 vessels. O-OIL's majority owner has accepted the bid, though the sale will still need regulatory approval. It would be the latest in a wave of mergers, which has left the top six shipping lines controlling almost two thirds of the market.



Johanna Konta has become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since 1984, with a hard-fought win over France's Caroline Garcia 7-6 4-6 6-4. She goes on to face Romanian second seed Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals. Five-time Wimbledon singles champion Venus Williams moved into the quarter-finals with a routine win over Croatia's Ana Kon.juh 6-3 6-2 and will take on French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the last eight. Defending champion Andy Murray is also in the last eight after beating Frenchman Benoit Paire on Centre Court.

This morning, top seed Angelique Kerber was beaten by Spain's Garbine Mu.gur.uza. The 14th seed won an enthralling match 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 20 minutes. Kerber had needed to reach the Wimbledon final on Saturday to have a chance of retaining her ranking, however she will now certainly lose her world number one ranking.

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