André Descous

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The economists have had another terrible year. It's time for a complete re-think

This may or may not be a good time for democracy, but one thing is certain about the past year of political upsets; it’s heaped further humiliations on the economics profession.<p>A substantial majority of economists thought the mere act of voting for Brexit would pole-axe the economy. Not only did …

World's tallest teenager with genetic disorder can’t stop growing

Meet the towering teenager on course to become the world’s tallest man.<p>Broc Brown, a 19-year-old from Michigan, United States, has previously been named the world’s tallest teenager and currently measures 7ft 8ins.<p>He was the official Guinness World Record holder before he turned 19, becoming too …

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Sony Mobile Sets Its Sights Beyond Smartphones

The struggling unit’s CEO, who foresees profitability in the next fiscal year, offers a fresh goal: redefining how people communicate<p>Sony Corp. plans to keep making smartphones—while weaning its customers off them.<p>“People have become too obsessed with smartphones,” said Hiroki Totoki, chief …

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Rohani à Paris: l'Iran sort de l'isolement malgré des divergences

Le président iranien Hassan Rohani était en visite en France ce jeudi 28 janvier. Si la République islamique sort de son isolement économique et …

Salford shooting of mother and son linked to gangland murder of Paul Massey

Victims named locally as Jayne Hickey, 29, and her seven-year-old son in hospital after being shot in the legs at close range<p>A seven-year-old boy and his mother have been shot in the legs at close range in a “sickening and cowardly” escalation of a gangland feud in Salford, police said.<p>The victims …

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