Christophe de Margerie had been chief executive of Europe's third largest oil company since 2007.
Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain awarded non-permanent seeats.
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents discussed measures to restore peace in eastern Ukraine.
Patrick Modiano's work often focused on WWII and the 1940s.
Day of mourning after blast at explosives factory in capital.
Protesters take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan gov't says it remains "determined" to hold vote.
Talks between David Cameron and Hassan Rouhani were Britain's first with Iran leadership since 1979.
A French court has suspended a corruption and influence-peddling probe against the ex-president.
Says one of its submarines didn't get into trouble in the waters off Sweden.
Malala Yousafzai, 17, is the youngest recipient ever of the award.
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