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A homeless man shot dead by police in Los Angeles was not French, a spokesman for the French foreign ministry said late Tuesday, contradicting a report in the LA Times. "On checking, this man is not a French national," the spokesman told AFP, adding that France had informed the US authorities. LA police chief Charlie Beck said the victim, who police have not identified, tried to grab a gun from an officer who was trying to restrain him on the city's Skid Row homeless district. On Tuesday dozens of people attended a protest outside LA police headquarters to condemn the killing and demand Beck's resignation.
Leading Dutch bank ING on Tuesday said it will sell 45.6 million shares in the Voya group, ending its stake in its former US-based insurance arm. "ING... agreed to sell shares of common stock of Voya Financial Inc. in an underwritten public offering," ING said in a statement, issued late Tuesday night. Voya has also entered into a deal with ING to buy back shares of common stock for $600 million (536.8 million euros) from the ING Group, the statement added. "The offering and the repurchase will result in the sale of the total of 45.6 million shares which will reduce ING Group's stake in Voya at the completion of the transactions to zero from the 18.9 percent currently held," Amsterdam-based ING said.