French troops who have been fighting Islamist militants in Burkina Faso will have to leave the West African nation, the country's communications minister said Monday, dealing another blow to Europe's presence in a region where Russia's influence is growing.
The decision by the government in Ouagadougou to abandon its military alliance with its former colonial power comes five months after France completed its withdrawal from neighboring Mali, which in 2021 hired the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group to support its war against jihadists affiliated with al Qaeda and Islamic State.
Google to Reduce Top Executive Bonuses, CEO Sundar Pichai Says
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said top executives would take pay cuts following the largest round of layoffs in the company's history.
Speaking at a companywide meeting on Monday, Mr. Pichai said employees at the senior-vice president level and above would get lower bonuses as part of cost-cutting measures, according to people who heard the remarks.
Elon Musk Testifies He Had Funding to Take Tesla Private, Citing SpaceX, Saudi Arabia
Elon Musk said he had funding to take Tesla Inc. private when he floated the idea in 2018, saying that financing from Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund and his own stake in rocket-company SpaceX would have provided sufficient capital.
"With the SpaceX stock alone, I felt funding was secured," Mr. Musk said Monday in his second day on the stand in a case brought by investors who say they lost money because of his tweets proposing to take the car company private.
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06:00/FIN: Dec PPI
07:00/UK: Dec Public sector finances
07:00/GER: Feb GfK consumer climate survey
07:00/SWI: Dec Trade Balance
07:00/DEN: Jan Business tendency survey
07:45/FRA: Jan Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries)
08:00/CZE: Jan Business cycle survey (consumer/business confidence)
08:15/FRA: Jan France Flash PMI
08:30/GER: Jan Germany Flash PMI
09:00/EU: Jan Eurozone Flash PMI
09:30/UK: Jan Flash UK PMI
11:00/UK: Jan CBI Industrial Trends Survey
13:00/HUN: Jan Hungarian interest rate decision
13:00/POL: Dec Broad money M3
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