Air France plane flew with 30 screws missing

Air France plane flew with 30 screws missing

An Airbus A340 belonging to Air France was grounded in Boston after a mechanic noticed that 30 screws were missing.

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French hotels to get Chinese twist

A chain of French hotels is going all out to welcome Chinese visitors by adapting its menus and TV channels and giving its employees the necessary language skills.

President’s office red-faced over bad French grammar

President’s office red-faced over bad French grammar

An official statement by the French president's office to mark the death of Danielle Mitterrand has been criticized for a series of grammatical errors.

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Elevator drop kills one man, injures three

An elevator fell in a Paris apartment block on Thursday afternoon, killing one man and injuring three others, two of them seriously.

Journalists sexually assaulted covering Egypt unrest

Journalists sexually assaulted covering Egypt unrest

Two female foreign journalists, including one working for French TV channel France 3, described harrowing sexual assaults carried out by crowds or police as they tried to cover demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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Two French nationals kidnapped in Mali

A gang kidnapped two French nationals at gunpoint from their hotel in the Malian desert on Thursday, local security sources said, the latest in a string of abductions of foreigners in the troubled region.