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Up to $30 bn in insured damages from Hurricane Harvey: Munich Re

Monaco - Hurricane Harvey, which lashed Texas and Louisiana with unprecedented rain last month, could end up costing insurers between $25 and $30 billion (21 and 25 billion euros), German reinsurance firm Munich Re estimated on Sunday."It is a big estimate.

All jewels recovered from Cartier heist in Monaco

Monaco - Jewels stolen in an armed robbery at a Cartier store in Monaco have been completely recovered, investigators said Monday, adding that the haul was probably worth millions of euros.

Monaco on high alert after brazen Cartier heist

Monaco - Monaco police were hunting for two suspects Saturday after a daring afternoon robbery at the famous French jeweller Cartier, prompting a brief lockdown of the tiny principality and jet set haven.

Electric car breaks world land-speed record

An electric vehicle built in 2013 has smashed the world land-speed record during a recent run on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Explorer Mike Horn sets off on pole-to-pole challenge

Monaco - South African-born Swiss explorer Mike Horn on Sunday set off from Monaco at the start of an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an unmotorised expedition.

IAAF president Coe steps down from Nike role

Monaco - IAAF president Sebastian Coe bowed to intense pressure and announced Thursday that he had stepped down from his paid role as an ambassador for Nike to focus more on cleaning up world track and field's beleaguered governing body.

Russia accepts ban from world athletics over doping

Monaco - Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF said Thursday.

Monaco gives go-ahead to million-dollar art fraud trial

Monaco - The fraud case against a Swiss art dealer accused of swindling up to a billion dollars from the owner of Monaco football club should go ahead, a court ruled Thursday.

Businessman charged with defrauding billionaire AS Monaco owner

Monaco - A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Joy in Monaco over arrival of royal twins

Monaco - Residents of the tiny principality of Monaco on Thursday flocked to the royal palace to congratulate Prince Albert II and his wife Charlene on the birth of crown prince Jacques and his twin sister Gabriella.

Games chiefs give green light for joint Olympic bids

Monaco - The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games to be hosted by two countries as it started passing sweeping changes to the world's biggest sporting event.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Diplomat son-in-law admits to orchestrating Monaco heiress hit

It's an event eerily reminiscent of some novels and conspiracy theories. Polish Diplomat Wojciech Janowski allegedly orchestrated the assassination of his mother-in-law Helene Pastor, the heiress to a large amount of real estate.

Op-Ed: The Monaco Grand Prix's big appeal

Monaco-ville - Every year, the world's fastest drivers gather for the most luxurious fixture in the Formula One calendar beneath the Rock of Monaco: the Monaco Grand Prix. Spectators have fun in the French Riviera at one of the most historic automobile races.

Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso snubs Justin Bieber

It seems not everyone is a big fan, as the Spanish Formula 1 driver, Fernando Alonso, turned down the chance to meet Justin Bieber in Monaco on Saturday.

Russian tycoon learns the cost of love — $4.5 billion

Geneva - If he didn't have so much money, the divorce case probably would have come out differently. But he did -- and it didn't.

Sir Jack Brabham, a Formula 1 motor-racing legend, dies aged 88

Gold Coast - Three times Formula 1 world champion race driver Jack Brabham of Australia has died aged 88 following a long illness. In a statement, Brabham’s son, David, said his father died at home on Australia’s Gold Coast after battling liver disease.

Op-Ed: Ukraine’s real threat isn’t Russia, it’s the oligarchs

Kiev - Europe, 8th of May 2014, the symbolic date that celebrates the end of the Second World War, the victory of democracy over fascism and nationalism.

UEFA Champions League group stage draw

The draw for the UEFA Champions league took place today in Monaco, with five British teams in the pot, as well as a whole host of Europe's finest.

British millionaire splashes out $500,000 on a round of champagne

British entrepreneur and adviser to the super rich, Charles Shaker, ordered champagne costing $500,000 at the exclusive Billionaire's Club in Monte Carlo to toast the Monaco Grand Prix with his friends.
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