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  • France
    Monday Jan 11, 2016
    Lionel Messi

    Fifth Ballon d'Or

    France
    Monday Jan 11, 2016

    Fifth Ballon d'Or awarded.




  • Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    Tuesday Apr 26, 2016
    Nokia

    Nokia announced its intent to acquire Withings

    Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

    On 26 April 2016, Nokia announced its intent to acquire French connected health device maker Withings for US$191 million. The company was integrated into a new Digital Health unit of Nokia Technologies. Nokia later wrote off the cost of the acquisition and in May 2018 the health unit was sold back to Éric Carreel, a Withings co-founder and former CEO.




  • France
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
    Emmanuel Macron

    Resignation from the government

    France
    Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

    On 30 August 2016, Macron resigned from the government ahead of the 2017 presidential election, to devote himself to his En marche movement.




  • Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    Thursday Nov 3, 2016
    Nokia

    Nokia's Merger on Alcatel-Lucent was completed

    Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    Thursday Nov 3, 2016

    In October 2015, following approval of the deal by China's Ministry of Commerce, the merger awaited approval by French regulators. The merger closed on 14 January 2016, but was not complete until 3 November 2016.




  • France
    Wednesday Nov 16, 2016
    Emmanuel Macron

    "Unblock France"

    France
    Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

    On 16 November 2016, Macron formally declared his candidacy for the French presidency after months of speculation. In his announcement speech, Macron called for a "democratic revolution" and promised to "unblock France".




  • France
    Thursday Nov 24, 2016
    Emmanuel Macron

    "Revolution"

    France
    Thursday Nov 24, 2016

    A book was published on 24 November 2016 by Macron to support his campaign titled "Révolution", the book sold nearly 200,000 copies during its printing run and was one of the best selling books in France during 2016.




  • Paris, France
    Monday Dec 12, 2016
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Paris, France
    Monday Dec 12, 2016

    France Football announced that they would publish a shortlist of 30 players across six announcements with two hour intervals on 24 October 2016. On 12 December 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo won the award by a record margin of 429 points ahead of second-placed Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, who came third.


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