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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Trial of former Rwandan spy chief over 1994 genocide starts in Paris

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rwandan stands trial in Paris over 1994 genocide The trial in Paris of a former Rwandan intelligence chief charged with complicity in the genocide that left 800,000 dead started yesterday, the first of its kind in France. Pascal Simbikangwa has denied the accusations made against him. The trial is being closely watched in France, which was accused ...

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    1977 murder mystery of French heiress takes twist as son says father is killer

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Maurice Agnelet accused his father of killing a wealthy heiress in 1977. Agnelet, 76, is on trial for the killing of Agnes Le Roux, the heiress to a Riviera casino fortune, 37 years after she ... The 29-year-old's body was never found after she vanished in a white Range Rover car. A verdict in the latest trial is expected on Friday. ...

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    Lawyer guilty for murder of heiress after 36 years

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:28am by AFP

    ... a legal battle that has gripped France. Maurice Agnelet, 76, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in his third trial for the killing of his then mistress, Agnes Le Roux. She disappeared in October ... of the trial yesterday, Agnelet apologised to Le Roux's family for his "attitude". He said he was sorry for any hurt "I may have caused the family with my attitude and my statements ...

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    Secret Sarkozy tapes could threaten his political comeback

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... against him were dropped in October but 10 other people, including his former campaign treasurer Eric Woerth, have been sent for trial. However, the tapped phones are potentially more serious. ...

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    Verdicts in Paris gang rape trial due today

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Paris

    ... 'gang rape' verdicts A trial surrounding the alleged gang rape of teenage girls in the high-rise tower blocks of a poor Paris suburb has shocked France. It has also exposed a culture ... outside Paris. In 2005, Nina was left unconscious by one final, brutal beating and told a female police officer. Her claims led to a trial that centred on alleged attacks in Fontenay-sous-Bois ...

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    French policemen face trial over teen deaths that sparked riots in 2005

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Paris Top court reinstates case over 2005 incident that sparked worst unrest in France in 40 years Police face trial for teens' deaths that sparked riots Two police officers could soon face trial over the deaths of two teenagers from a high-rise estate who were electrocuted in 2005, sparking the worst rioting in France for 40 years. After seven years of legal ...

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    'Sorcerer's apprentice of breast implants', Jean-Claude Mas, jailed four years

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:41am by The Guardian

    ... a modicum of closure to the many women affected. About 50 out of the 7,113 victims who were civil parties to the legal case were in court to hear Mas sentenced. At their month-long trial in May ... of the possible dangers. Mas admitted using silicone created by trial and error that was never approved by regulators. He said women who complain about their PIP implants were "fragile people, ...

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    'Brainwashing guru' stands trial in France

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of cheating three generations of a wealthy and aristocratic French family out of their fortune has gone on trial. For a decade Thierry Tilly brainwashed 11 members of the de Vedrines family ... into handing over up to €4.5 million (HK$45.12 million). At the Palais de Justice in Bordeaux on Monday, Tilly, 48, went on trial for "fraud, abuse of weakness, violence against the vulnerable, ...

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    French court drops illegal funding case against Nicolas Sarkozy

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:27pm by The Guardian

    ... L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, 90, was told there was no case to answer and he would not be sent for trial. The unexpected decision removed a major obstacle for the right-wing politician ... declined to comment on the trial threat being lifted, but his allies were keen to play up the significance of yesterday's unexpected twist in the legal saga. "It means his political ...

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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn defiant on sex scandal

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to charge you,' then it means that it's a private thing, and nobody has to say anything about it." Strauss-Kahn said he had been ready to go to trial in the civil case, ...




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