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

05 Sep 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

20 Aug 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

11 Jul 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

09 Jul 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

08 Jul 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

19 Jun 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

18 Jun 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 football tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters. | Video

African soccer boss free after corruption questioning

07 Jun 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

28 May 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.

World News

'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.