SAUDI PIF Held Nearly $56 Bln Of U.S. – Listed Stocks In December 2021

PARIS, France – Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF held nearly $56 billion worth of U.S. – listed stocks as of December last year, up from $43 billion at the end of September, boosted by the increased value of electric can maker Lucid, it said in a U.S. regulatory filing. The fund’s Lucid holdings were valued … More SAUDI PIF Held Nearly $56 Bln Of U.S. – Listed Stocks In December 2021

Luxury Goods Groups Hermes, Richemont Push UMG And Vodafone Out Of Blue – Chip Euro STOXX 50 Index

PARIS, France – Luxury goods companies Hermes and Richemont won promotion on Wednesday to the blue – chip Euro STOXX 50 equity index (STOXX50E), which could increase investment funds’ demand for the stock that will hit all – time highs. The index provider said Hermes and Richemont would formally enter the Euro STOXX 50 on … More Luxury Goods Groups Hermes, Richemont Push UMG And Vodafone Out Of Blue – Chip Euro STOXX 50 Index

First Known UAE Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In Fully Vaccinated Traveller

PARIS, France – – The United Arab Emirates announced on Wednesday its first known case of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, state news agency WAM reported. The variant was detected in an African woman who had travelled from an African country and transited through an Arab country, WAM said. The woman had received both doses … More First Known UAE Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In Fully Vaccinated Traveller

France Ramps Up Vaccine Booster Drive, Tightens Entry Rules

PARIS, France – France is stepping up its COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign and tightening entry rules for arrivals from outside the European Union in response to the spread of the Omicron variant, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Gabriel Attal also said flights from countries in southern Africa, where the variant was first detected last … More France Ramps Up Vaccine Booster Drive, Tightens Entry Rules

Saudi Arabia Reports First Omicron Case Coming From North Africa

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID – 19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. SPA, quoting a statement from the kingdom’s health ministry, said authorities had isolated the person and people who where in contact with them. The first Omicron variant … More Saudi Arabia Reports First Omicron Case Coming From North Africa

Ballet NFTs Starring Russian Dancer Osipova Offered For Auction

PARIS, France – Auction house Bonhams said on Monday it was selling the world’s first non – fungible tokens (NFTs) for ballet, with Russian dancer Natalia Osipova in the starring role. The NFTs feature three video performance by Osipova, principal dancer at London’s Royal Ballet. Two are from the classic ‘Giselle’, while the third is … More Ballet NFTs Starring Russian Dancer Osipova Offered For Auction

UAE To Sign Major Deals During French President’s Visit – Emirati Official

PARIS, France – The United Arab Emirates and France will sign major contracts when President Emmanuel Macron visits Dubai on Dec.3, a senior Emirati official said on Tuesday, as the two close allies look to deepen economic and political ties. ‘I don’t want to spoil the Christmas present with the president’, Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser … More UAE To Sign Major Deals During French President’s Visit – Emirati Official

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Suspended Over Role In Ex – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sex Scandal

NEW YORK – CNN on Tuesday suspended its top new anchor, Chris Cuomo, for his role in defending his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, over sexual harassment allegations. The cable news channel said in a statement the suspension followed the release of new court document on Monday. ‘These documents point to a greater … More CNN’s Chris Cuomo Suspended Over Role In Ex – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sex Scandal

Twitter Prohibits Sharing Of Personal Photos, Videos Without Consent

PARIS, France – Twitter Inc. said on Tuesday it will not allow sharing of personal media such as photos and videos on its platform without the consent of the person. The social media company’s privacy policy already sharing of other people’s private information such as photo numbers, addresses and IDs. ‘When we are notified by … More Twitter Prohibits Sharing Of Personal Photos, Videos Without Consent

Black Artist Josephine Baker Honored At France’s Pantheon

PARIS, France – The voice of Josephine Backer, speaking and signing, will resonate Tuesday in front of the Pantheon monument in Paris, where she is to symbolically be inducted – becoming first Black woman to receive France’s highest honor. French President Emmanuel Macron made the decision in August to honor ‘the exceptional figure’ who ’embodies … More Black Artist Josephine Baker Honored At France’s Pantheon