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Lagardere rejects request to hold an extraordinary general meeting

PARIS (Reuters) – French publishing and media group Lagardere (LAGA.PA) said on Monday it had rejected a request made by activist fund Amber Capital and Vivendi (VIV.PA) to hold an extraordinary general meeting. “The supervisory board has examined the joint request by Amber Capital and Vivendi to call an extraordinary general meeting. It considers that […]

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Activist Amber calls for Lagardere shareholder meeting, board changes

PARIS (Reuters) – Activist fund Amber Capital on Thursday called on French publishing and media group Lagardere (LAGA.PA) to hold a shareholder meeting, its latest bid to trigger a board shake-up as a battle between the firm’s top investors intensifies. In a letter to the firm seen by Reuters, Amber, which has teamed up with […]

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China's top diplomat to visit Seoul amid stalled N Korea talks

China State Councilor Yang Jiechi to hold talks with South Korea’s new national security adviser Suh Hoon. South Korea says China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi will hold talks on North Korea and other issues with new national security adviser Suh Hoon this week – the first high-level visit by a Chinese official since the coronavirus […]

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China sees European virus strain in Beijing, WHO says more study needed

BEIJING/GENEVA (Reuters) – China said on Friday it had identified a European strain of coronavirus as having sparked the recent Beijing outbreak, while the World Health Organization said only that it had been imported from outside the city and needed further investigation. China has released genome sequencing data from samples taken in Beijing, which officials […]