Air Algerie flights leave Paris after four-day strike

Air Algerie flights leave Paris after four-day strike

Air Algerie flights took off from Paris on Friday after a four-day strike which left thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

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Air traffic controllers asked not to smoke up during shifts

Directors at French Guiana’s main international airport have sent out a letter to air-traffic controllers there asking them to lay off the pot and other hallucinogenic substances during their shifts.

Joly wants to end Bastille Day military parade

Joly wants to end Bastille Day military parade

Green presidential candidate Eva Joly said she would like to replace the traditional military parade held every July 14 in Paris with a “citizens’ parade.” Her remarks unleashed a storm of criticism, especially on the right.

Fatty liver sets off Franco-German dispute

Fatty liver sets off Franco-German dispute

French foie gras producers and the country’s agricultural minister are incensed that goose liver has been banned from a major food trade fair in Germany. While a diplomatic incident could result, animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot, for one, is thrilled.

Qaddafi accuses Sarkozy of being ‘war criminal’

Qaddafi accuses Sarkozy of being ‘war criminal’

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi on Thursday accused French President Nicolas Sarkozy of being a "war criminal" who had stained his country's history.