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Topic - Air France
New documents obtained by Judicial Watch read like a spy novel, replete with exotic locales and evil bad guys. But the good guys seem largely oblivious.
A French appeals court on Thursday overturned a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people, ruling that mistakes by the company's mechanics were not enough to make it legally responsible for the deaths.
The 35-hour work week? Untouchable. The social safety net? Untrimmable.
An emergency layover in Syria's capital was bad enough. Then passengers on Air France Flight 562 were asked to open their wallets to check if they had enough cash to pay for more fuel.
A frightening collision of one of the world's largest airliners with a commuter jet on a dark, wet tarmac at John F. Kennedy International Airport is underscoring worries about ground accidents as U.S. airports begin handling a new generation of giant planes.
Families whose loved ones died in the fiery crash of a supersonic Concorde jetliner 10 years ago joined together near Paris on Sunday, laying flowers at a monument to the dead and wandering the breezy field where the plane went down.
An Air France passenger jet from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that made an emergency landing in northeastern Brazil because of a bomb threat is scheduled to take off again Sunday night after no explosives were found on board, a company spokesman said.
China confirmed Sunday that it renewed Google's license to operate after a monthslong standoff over Internet censorship, saying the company has pledged not to provide "lawbreaking content."