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Air France-KLM appoints first foreign CEO over union objections

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PARIS Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a fraught stand-off with unions at its French carrier. | Video

Air France-KLM unions bristle as Air Canada executive tipped for CEO job

PARIS French pilot unions hit out at the possible appointment of Air Canada's chief operating officer Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM's new boss, after several newspapers reported that he was poised to be named to the job on Thursday.

Aerospace & Defense Aug 15 2018

British actress can sue Weinstein for sex trafficking: U.S. judge

NEW YORK Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Entertainment, People Aug 14 2018

Pouille outlasts Murray in Cincinnati opener

Andy Murray's comeback following hip surgery hit another roadblock on Monday after he was beaten 6-1 1-6 6-4 by France's Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Cincinnati Open.

Politics, Election 2016, Sports, Aug 13 2018

Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France

(Wine marketer corrects number of bottles under order in paragraphs 3, 10 of Aug. 10 story) | Video

Aug 13 2018

France to make unrecycled plastic bottles more expensive

PARIS France plans to make bottles produced with recycled plastic cheaper than bottles made from virgin plastic and will further tighten regulation on plastics use, a government minister said.

Environment, Aug 13 2018

Iran official says gas field contract with Total, CNPC unchanged: SHANA

DUBAI A gas field development contract with France's Total , and China's state-owned CNPC remains unchanged, a senior Iranian oil official said according to the oil ministry news agency SHANA on Saturday - hours after state new agency IRNA quoted him as saying CNPC had taken Total's share in the project.

France fumes at proposed post-Brexit EU sea trade links

PARIS France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routing of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit, the government said.

World, Ireland Aug 11 2018

German operators of French campsite hit by flash flood under investigation

TOULOUSE, France A French judge placed two German nationals accused of operating an unlicensed holiday camp in southern France under formal investigation after a flash-flood swept through the site, leaving several children injured and one man missing.

World, Aug 11 2018

Former cycling champion Ullrich detained after attack on prostitute

BERLIN German police on Friday briefly detained former cyclist and Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich for attacking and injuring a 31-year old prostitute in a Frankfurt luxury hotel, a police spokeswoman said.

World, Aug 10 2018