KOUROU, French Guiana -- Joel Barre, the head of Europe's tropical spaceport in French Guiana, is relaxed about letting a former Cold War rival into the very heart of the Guiana Space Center's control center.Unthinkable twenty years ago, Europe is letting Russians into its space program because they have ...
February 22, 2010Admin
PARIS – The French owners of the late designer Alexander McQueen's label promise to continue his legacy, saying that would be the best tribute to a man they called a genius, a poet and a friend.Francois-Henri Pinault, head of the French luxury group PPR which controls McQueen's companies through its ...
February 18, 2010Admin
BRUSSELS (AP) - Europe's new financial services chief signaled differences with the U.S. over how to overhaul banking regulations, saying he wants binding rules on pay and rejecting as wrong for Europe President Barack Obama's plans to limit banks' size and risky trading. In his first ...
February 16, 2010Admin
SEVILLE, Spain — Airbus on Tuesday said it beat rival Boeing in aircraft production in 2009, maintaining its place as the world's largest planemaker, but warned that a troubled military transport program is endangering the rest of the company. CEO Tom Enders said Airbus should cancel the delayed and over-budget ...
January 12, 2010Admin
PARIS - Partygoers worldwide have at least one good reason to forget the economic pain, job fears and mortgage woes of 2009: unusually cheap Champagne for New Year's.Champagne houses and retailers have had a tough year, forcing some to make aggressive price cuts. But the discounting is causing divisions ...
January 1, 2010Admin
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