Le Bourget, FranceFrench aviation investigators said Tuesday they are optimistic about finding the black boxes of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic last June en route from Rio to Paris, when a third phase of research begins in February. ...
December 22, 2009Admin
The A400M military transport plane that has been causing Airbus and European defense ministers budgetary and logistical headaches finally took to the skies for its maiden flight on Friday. But even as the hulking gray airlifter took off from the Spanish city of Seville, defense officials are meeting on ...
December 11, 2009Admin
PARIS — Is the world drowning its sorrows in cheap wine?An industry group said Thursday that more wine could be consumed globally this year, thanks to crisis-fueled demand for cheaper or discounted tipples, particularly in the United States.While that might benefit some low-end producers, the organization's director cautioned ...
November 26, 2009Admin
From his upstairs office, Jerome Frantz can hear the delivery trucks as they rumble into the yard of the auto parts business his grandfather founded 90 years ago.In better times, each day Frantz would have as many as 60 big trucks pulling into the forecourt of Frantz ...
November 11, 2009Admin
PITTSBURGH -- World leaders took credit Friday for pulling the economy "back from the brink," and promised a new world order of tighter financial regulation and more inclusive global governance to protect the world from future meltdowns.The gathering of the world's 20 top economies cautioned that the recovery remained ...
September 25, 2009Admin
PARIS — Airbus knew since at least 2002 about problems with the type of speed sensor that malfunctioned on an Air France passenger plane that went down in June, the Associated Press has learned. But air safety authorities did not order their replacement until after the crash, which killed all ...
September 21, 2009Admin
PARIS -- France is taking a leisurely August attitude to a new law that shakes up the country's traditional devotion to Sunday rest.Starting Sunday, more stores have the legal right to open, a step taken by the government in hopes of boosting employment and soaking up added tourist dollars....
August 14, 2009Admin
PARIS -- The world's automakers are driving defensively.Car and truck manufacturers are conserving cash by running down inventories and cutting everything from pay to travel, especially in Japan. German carmakers have gotten help trimming workers' hours through government programs that compensate staff for lost pay.All have been ruthless ...
July 30, 2009Admin
PARIS – U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday he saw "durable, very important signs" of recovery in the financial system — but he warned against repeating the mistakes of the 1930s and withdrawing stimulus too soon.Geithner, in Paris on the last leg of a tour that has taken ...
July 16, 2009Admin