New ‘rule of two’ in jet cockpits

Following the tragic Airline crash earlier this week by the Germanwings aircraft in the South of France, airlines across the globe have ordered there should be two people in the cockpit at all times. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into the ground near Seyne-les-Alpes, …

More Rail Strikes announced

The French trade union, the CGT announced yesterday that French train passengers are set to suffer the effects of a new strike, which is set to kick off at 7pm on Monday 9th of March and run to 8am on Wednesday the 11th. Workers will protest against the same reform package that prompted 12 days …

France deploys aircraft carrier against ISIS in Iraq

France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led military campaign, French media report, citing government officials. “The integration of the Charles de Gaulle in the operation… (in Iraq) begins this morning,” a member of Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s staff …

Faced with Netflix, Fleur Pellerin wants to “make France a champion of TV fiction”

TELEVISION: The Minister of Culture has moved this Friday at the Festival of TV fiction of La Rochelle, three days of arrival in France Netflix … J-3. The long-awaited Netflix therefore arrived in France on Monday with its legal offer of films and series as attractive to consumers worrisome for audiovisual players. At La Rochelle, until …

Roundup of the Vel d’Hiv: For Hollande, a “crime committed in France by France”

COMMEMORATION: He also praised the “courage” of Jacques Chirac, the first president to have said … François Hollande acknowledged in turn Sunday that the arrest of thousands of Jews during the roundup of the Vel d’Hiv in July 1942, was a “crime committed in France by France” and praised the “courage” of Jacques Chirac , …