Tag Archives: French

French wireless authority finds 8 phones that exceeded SAR limits

SAR – the Specific Absorption Rate – is a measure of how much energy is absorbed by the human body from the radio emissions from phones. Various wireless authorities do strict testing to make sure that manufacturers stay within limits and as France’s ANFR found out, sometimes phones exceed the limit. During the first half of 2018, the… Read More »

Facebook Nudity Case: French Court Issues Mixed Ruling

A French court ruled Thursday that Facebook failed to fulfil its contractual obligations by closing without prior notice the account of a user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting. But the Paris civil court also refused to order the company to restore the account or pay damages as requested by the user, a primary school teacher… Read More »

Simone Veil: French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

The French politician, women’s rights champion and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil has died at the age of 89. Best known in France for her instrumental role in legalising abortion in the 1970s, she went on to serve as the first president of an elected European Parliament. Ms Veil, a liberal, later re-entered French politics, returning to the cabinet… Read More »

French tourists die snorkelling on Great Barrier Reef

Two French tourists have died while snorkelling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The pair were found unconscious in shallow water near Cairns in Far North Queensland at about 11:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Wednesday, police said. The man and woman, both in their seventies, were among a group of 21 French holidaymakers, said tour operator Passions of… Read More »

French government to sue Carrefour over big supplier discounts

The French government said on Wednesday it was taking retail giant Carrefour (CARR.PA) to court for illegally seeking big discounts from suppliers, following an investigation. The Economy Ministry said it would seek a fine and a court order on the world’s second-biggest retailer to stop what it described as “abusive commercial practices”. It added that the investigation had… Read More »

Flights cancelled as French air traffic controllers strike

BA and Ryanair have cancelled flights on Wednesday and Thursday as French traffic controllers start their fourteenth bout of industrial action this year. Ryanair cancelled 22 flights on Wednesday night and 72 on Thursday. BA has also cancelled flights but declined to say how many, saying the information goes out of date quickly. Flights that normally route through… Read More »