Police on Tuesday raided the Paris home and offices of Nicolas Sarkozy, his attorney said, amid an ongoing investigation into whether the former French president received illegal campaign contributions.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government came under increasing pressure Friday after Paris daily newspaper Le Monde said a judge had evidence that French secret services had illegally spied on a journalist to find out his sources.
From smoothing skin and erasing wrinkles to enlarging muscles and slimming waists, airbrushing, or "photoshopping," men and women to so-called perfection is the norm in advertising. These images don't reflect reality, yet from a younger and younger age, people are aspiring to these biologically impossible ideals.
In a brave and noble move, the United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Agency this week issued a ban on two makeup advertisements. What horrific ethics violations prompted such a decisive crackdown by the national regulatory body? Did the advertisements utilize hate speech against minorities? Did they advocate recreational heroin use? Did they display a Margaret Thatcher upskirt shot?
French Labor Minister Eric Woerth is being questioned by police in connection with their investigation into the finances of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the prosecutor's office in Nanterre, France, said Thursday.
Police are questioning France's richest woman, her lawyer told CNN Monday, as they investigate claims one of her advisers gave envelopes of cash to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Labor Minister Eric Woerth.
French police on Friday raided two locations linked to L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt as part of an investigation into allegations she secretly funded President Nicolas Sarkozy's election campaign.
Rivals are often the first to take notice of failures and the least likely to praise successes. Which is why securing a top spot on the World's Most Admired list is a distinction worth celebrating. It means a company's toughest critics - their peers - consider them the best representatives of the industry.
After 11 years at the helm, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe will soon step down as chief executive of Nestlé, the world's largest food company, whose brands include Nescafé, Jenny Craig, Gerber and Poland Spring, San Pellegrino, Stouffer's and Maggi. It hasn't all been plain sailing, as the world economy has had to deal with the Asia crisis, the bursting of the tech bubble and 9/11.
The edo-ko, the natives of Tokyo, have a special gift: an ability to push the envelope, to innovate, to pioneer. That was certainly true of Shu Uemura, who went from being the only man in his Tokyo beauty school class to Hollywood makeup legend to international entrepreneur. In convention-worshiping Japan, he defied convention -- and made his name and fortune by doing so.
In the last week of trading, shares of French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis have jumped 5.5% on rumors that U.S. pharma giant Pfizer is pondering the purchase of a significant share of its business. There are two hypothetical scenarios now circulating the markets. One of them makes sense for Pfizer. The other? Not so much.
Henkel KGaA ranks no. 456 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $14.9 billion in revenues, up 12.9% from the previous year. The Düsseldorf, Germany-based company was ranked no. 470 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $0.9 billion, down 56.4% from a year earlier.