France

France's Richest Man to Sue Newspaper

Liberation Daily ran with the headline, "Get lost, you rich idiot!" after Bernard Arnault announced his intention to seek Belgian citizenship

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France's richest man said Monday he would sue a newspaper over its front-page headline — "Get lost, you rich idiot!" — which came in response to news he has applied for Belgian nationality.

The headline in the left-wing Liberation daily was aimed at Bernard Arnault, boss of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, who insists his move is not aimed at avoiding new taxes about to be imposed by France's new Socialist government.