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  • Air France Flight 4590 takes off from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris on July 25, 2000, with fire trailing from an engine on the supersonic Concorde's left wing. (AP Photo/Toshihiko Sato)

    French court overturns Concorde crash conviction against Continental Airlines

    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.

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton's aggressive legal strategy over topless photos of Britain's likely future queen is the first salvo in what could be a decades-long tug-of-war over their family's privacy.

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  • French court to rule Tuesday on UK royal photos

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    A French court found former President Jacques Chirac guilty of embezzling public funds to illegally finance the conservative party he long led, in a historic verdict Thursday with repercussions for his legacy and France's political elite.

  • ** FILE ** Former French President Jacques Chirac (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    French court convicts Chirac of corruption

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    French court convicts Chirac of corruption

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  • Kenza Drider, wearing an Islamic face veil, announces late last month in front of Meaux courthouse, east of Paris, that she will be candidate in the 2012 French presidential elections. Ms. Drider declared her longshot candidacy on the same day that a French court fined two women who refused to remove their veils. (Associated Press)

    Muslim women defy a ban on veil

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  • A French court on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, convicted and fined Warner Music Group chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. for insider trading. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

    French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss

    A French court, in a surprise ruling, on Friday convicted and fined Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. for insider trading and former high-flying Vivendi CEO Jean-Marie Messier for misusing company funds and misleading investors.

  • Families of victims of the Concorde supersonic jet crash lay flowers at the site of the crash in Gonesse, France, a northern suburb of Paris, on Sunday, July 25, 2010. The relatives gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Families mark 10 years since Concorde crash

    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.

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