Clean energy fund unveiled
Mr Bill Gates, the world's richest man, and fellow philanthropists have revealed details of a fund for clean energy technology to be used in countries that have committed public money to double research and development.
Mr Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp, will be joined by at least 27 other private investors in the so-called "Breakthrough Energy Coalition", including Africa's richest man, Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote; Alibaba Group Holding chairman and founder Jack Ma; and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise chief executive officer Meg Whitman.
French feast for world leaders
Summit host France sought to titillate the taste buds of world leaders yesterday with a 75-minute lunch it hopes will put them in the mood for making history. The four-course menu was prepared by five top-notch chefs and accompanied by the finest French wines.
The feast included "modern Freneuse turnip soup with scallops cooked in floral steam" and "free-range poultry from Licques, stuffed celery preserve with truffles and parsleyed creamed spinach". The cheese course was an organic Reblochon from France's Mont Blanc region, and dessert was a traditional Paris Brest cake with stewed citrus fruit and a "light praline cream".