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Monaco ousts justice chief after Russian billionaire scandal

Marseille - The royal palace of Monaco said Tuesday that it was replacing its justice minister following his decision to block a new term for a judge leading a corruption inquiry involving a Russian billionaire.

Review: Mondo Duplantis finishes 2nd place at IAAF Diamond League Monaco Special

On July 12, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis finished in second place in the men's pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco.

Review: Pawel Wojciechowski clears 5.87 meters in Monaco, new season best Special

July 12 was a great day for Polish pole vaulters at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Pawel Wojciechowski and Piotr Lisek triumphed.

Review: Thiago Braz scores comeback in Monaco, clears 5.92 meters Special

On July 12, Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz had a major reason to be proud. He scored a major comeback in the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco.

Review: Piotr Lisek improves personal best to 6.02 meters in Monaco Special

Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek has been on fire lately and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. He won the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco.

Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

Monaco - Monaco on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to inaugurate a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm Huawei, which is seen by the US as a major security risk.

China's Xi to visit Europe amid disquiet over Silk Road, Huawei

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to Europe on Thursday as the continent is divided over his cherished Belt and Road trade infrastructure project and under US pressure to shun telecom giant Huawei.

China's Xi to visit Italy, France as Rome joins 'new Silk Road'

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Italy, Monaco and France this week, the foreign ministry said Monday, with Rome expected to join his global trade infrastructure programme despite reservations in other European countries.

Prosecution calls for life sentence in Monaco heiress murder trial

Aix-en-provence - French prosecutors Monday called for the maximum life sentence for Poland's former consul in Monaco who is on trial for ordering the murder of a billionaire heiress over an inheritance dispute.

The coach, the consul and the heiress: murder trial grips Monaco

Aix-en-provence - A Polish man accused of murdering of his former partner's billionaire mother denied Thursday that he ordered the contract killing, in a trial that has gripped the French Riviera.

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

Aix-en-provence - The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the hallmarks of a sordid crime thriller.

Review: Katie Nageotte jumps 4.75 meters in Monaco, sets personal best Special

On July 20, American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte competed in the women's pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco.

Fake Prince Albert 'cons Monte Carlo high-flyers'

Nice - Crooks are impersonating top personalities in Monaco, including even Prince Albert II, to scam money from high-flying victims, according to reports Saturday in the Mediterranean principality.

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.

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.

Iraq PM calls for legal action over oil bribery scandal

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called Saturday for legal action over allegations that senior officials took millions of dollars in bribes to help major firms secure lucrative oil sector contracts.

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.

Monaco outwits Arsene Wenger's naive Arsenal at the Emirates

If there was any sign of Arsenal’s night going sour, it occurred in the 32nd minute when Alexis Sanchez desperately urged his teammates to increase their tempo.

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.

Son-in-law retracts confession in Monaco heiress killing

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style contract killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, saying he did not fully understand police.

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.

Son-in-law charged with contract killing of Monaco heiress

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style killing has been charged with her murder paying hitmen for the brazen attack that has shaken the principality's super-rich.

Monaco heiress's son-in-law behind her murder: French prosecutor

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco real estate heiress who was shot dead in a Mafia-style killing paid hitmen to murder her, a French prosecutor said Friday.

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.

Falcao faces knee op, set to miss World Cup

Paris - Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao requires surgery on the left knee injury he picked up in Wednesday's French Cup tie which almost certainly rules him out of the World Cup.

Monaco prince engaged

He's 28, very handsome and a Prince to boot but girls around the world have lost their chance to snap up the second in line to the throne of Monaco.

Princess Charlene of Monaco in pregnancy pact

The wedding of Charlene Wittstock to Prince Albert of Monaco on July 1, 2011 was surrounded by rumour with French newspaper, Le Monde, insisting at the time that she had tried to run away three times before the ceremony.
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EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife ...
EXPENSIVE TASTES: Russian Federation billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay his wife, Elena, $4.5 billion in divorce proceedings. The decision by a court in Geneva is expected to be appealed.
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