14 bids emerge for stricken French airline, but none 'feasible'

[ad_1] Aigle Azur employees rallied outside the French Transport Ministry in Paris on Monday, urging the government to help safeguard their jobs France’s Aigle Azur airline has received 14 takeover bids as it seeks to stave off a collapse that would put its 1,150 employees out of work, but it said all would have to […]

Air France offers to snap up French airline as thousands stranded

[ad_1] Aigle Zur, which employs almost 1,200 staff, filed for bankruptcy and suspended flights last week French flag carrier Air France on Monday offered to snap up its much smaller rival Aigle Azur after the airline’s collapse stranded thousands of passengers mainly booked on flights to and from Algeria. Aigle Zur, which employs almost 1,200 […]

French airline Aigle Azur to seek bankruptcy protection

[ad_1] Aigle Azur will be able to continue operations, at least temporarily, if it is granted bankruptcy protection France’s second-largest airline Aigle Azur plans to file for bankruptcy protection Monday and will seek a buyer after years of losing millions of euros, members of the company’s works council said. The move comes after a shareholder […]

French researcher hacks into Moscow's new e-voting system

[ad_1] The French researcher said a hacker would have needed only 10 minutes to crack the code A French researcher has exposed a security breach in an electronic voting system to be used in next month’s municipal elections in Moscow, potentially giving hackers access to voters’ choices. The University of Lorraine and France’s CNRS research […]

French cyberpolice break up massive 'botnet' ring

[ad_1] French police said more than 850,000 computers, mainly in Latin America, were being controlled from a server in the Paris region French police have neutralised a hacking operation that had taken control of more than 850,000 computers, mainly in Latin America, while also managing to remove the malware from the infected devices. The agents […]

Google, Facebook, Amazon decry French digital tax as 'discriminatory'

[ad_1] Amazon, Facebook and Google appeared at a USTR hearing on possible countermeasures to the French digital tax and were unanimous in calling the tax a “troubling precedent” American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory. President Donald Trump is considering retaliating […]

French industry hits the beach to woo future recruits

[ad_1] The beach of French resort Deauville, where the French Fab Tour is hoping to get young people interested in factory work A few steps from the sea in the Normandy resort of Deauville, a group of curious holidaymakers in flip-flops and beach garb pepper a technician with questions as he extols the capabilities of […]

French Deliveroo cyclists urge boycott in pay dispute

[ad_1] Deliveroo cyclists in France have urged clients to shun the food delivery service for a day to protest new pay rules Cyclists whisking meals for the food courier service Deliveroo in France called on clients to boycott the company Wednesday, after management imposed new pay scales they say will lower their wages. “Today we […]

Amazon says French clients to bear cost of new French digital tax

[ad_1] Amazon is one of several American internet giants targeted by a new French tax on digital revenues, drawing the ire of US President Donald Trump Amazon plans to pass on the costs of France’s new digital tax on internet giants to the businesses that use its Marketplace platform for finding customers, instead of taking […]

French 'flyboard' daredevil to make new Channel bid

[ad_1] Franky Zapata fell into the water in a botched effort to refuel during his first bid to cross the English Channel A Frenchman who has captured the country’s imagination with his jet-powered “flyboard” will make a new bid to cross the English Channel after a failed first attempt last week, his team said on […]