Survivors demand right to sue over Holocaust ‘death trains’

Survivors demand right to sue over Holocaust ‘death trains’

Aged Holocaust survivors made impassioned pleas to the US Congress on Wednesday to allow them to sue France's state-owned SNCF railway over its role in World War II deportations to Nazi death camps.

Sugar scam turns sour in French wine region

Sugar scam turns sour in French wine region

Sweet wine growers in the hills near Bordeaux have been left sour-faced after a village convenience
store was fined in court for selling them tonnes of sugar -- allegedly to make jam.

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Eurozone bond markets squeeze France

French and Spanish borrowing costs shot up on Thursday as the spread between their bonds and those of Germany hit a record high despite political leaders' promises to end the eurozone debt crisis.

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Church bells are not noise polluters: Moselle mayor

A couple in an eastern French village is seeking €70,000 ($94,000) in damages over what they describe as chronic nocturnal noise disturbance from the nearby church bells.

France giving foreign grads the cold shoulder

France giving foreign grads the cold shoulder

Foreign students have started to feel the effects of stricter work visa policies in France.

Air France appoints new CEO

Air France appoints new CEO

Alexandre de Juniac was officially named chief executive officer of Air France on Wednesday during a board of directors meeting, the company said in a statement.

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Marks & Spencer aiming for five Paris shops

British food and fashion store Marks & Spencer, which shut its French branches a decade ago, said on Wednesday it will have a shop open on the Champs-Elysees before Christmas and plans four other
Paris shops.