Eden Hazard has just shuffled off a training pitch at this city's International School, the stifling humidity finally threatening to break in a deluge, and first impressions are favourable.
Apple is helping police in China investigate an accident in which a woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, just after she got out of the bath.
The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to the country's economic reality.
Lawyers for the former Goldman Sachs trader accused of duping clients into buying bad mortgage bonds argued Monday that his incriminating emails were "old-fashioned love letters".
The row over bankers' pay has been reignited by data showing that more than 2,400 bankers in the City were paid in excess of €1m (£870,000) in 2011.
The Serious Fraud Office has charged two brokers with conspiracy to defraud as part of its ongoing investigation into the rigging of Libor.
Citigroup posted a 42% rise in second-quarter earnings on Monday as the bank cut costs and profited from its growing international lending operations.