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French judges drop charges against Air France over 2009 crash, blame pilots

Sep 05 2019

PARIS French judges have dropped charges against Air France and Airbus over a mid-Atlantic plane crash in 2009 that killed all 228 people on board, blaming the pilots for losing control of the plane.

France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit

Aug 21 2019

BIARRITZ, France The French seaside resort of Biarritz will be transformed into more of a fortress than a surfers' paradise as organizers of this weekend's G7 summit prepare to shield world leaders from outside disturbances.

Orange offers to compensate victims in trial over workers' suicides

Jul 11 2019

PARIS French telecoms operator Orange has offered to pay compensation to victims and relatives after a series of suicides and attempted suicides at the company in the late 2000s, on the last day of a two-month trial of former bosses over the deaths.

Orange CEO Richard secures his position after acquittal

Jul 09 2019

PARIS A French court on Tuesday cleared Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard of any wrongdoing in a fraud trial, cementing his position at the helm of the country's biggest telecom operator.

French judges to rule on Tuesday in Orange CEO fraud trial

Jul 08 2019

PARIS Orange chief executive Stephane Richard will learn on Tuesday whether he has been convicted or cleared of misconduct in a French fraud trial which will decide his future as head of the country's biggest telecoms operator.

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

Jun 19 2019

PARIS Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said.

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation

Jun 18 2019

PARIS Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters. | Video

African soccer boss free after corruption questioning

Jun 07 2019

MARSEILLE/PARIS French authorities released the head of African soccer's ruling body, Ahmad Ahmad, after several hours' questioning as part of a corruption investigation, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Friday.

Rocker Hallyday's estate to be shared under French, not U.S., law

May 28 2019

PARIS French rock singer Johnny Hallyday's estate must be shared under French law, a Paris court ruled on Tuesday, overriding a will written in California that excluded his two eldest children, lawyers on both sides said.

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Sudan's Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly clashes.