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Latest update : 2012-10-25

Rogue trader Kerviel to serve 3 years in jail

Jérôme Kerviel, the trader who lost nearly €5 billion while working for French bank Société Générale, will serve three years of a five-year prison sentence, after a court in Paris rejected his appeal. Kerviel alleges his superiors knew that he was making high-risk bets and insists he is the victim of a cover-up. Meanwhile, the bank is working to recoup some of the money, and has put tighter controls in place to stop "rogue traders" racking up such losses again.

By Pierrick Leurent , Kate WILLIAMS

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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2018-05-17 France

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In France, five years after the legalisation of same-sex marriage, homophobia seems to be getting...

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2018-05-16 Europe

Workers or servants? Au pairs are vulnerable to exploitation

This week a British court is due to deliver a verdict on the murder of Sophie Lionnet, a 21-year-old French au pair allegedly tortured and killed by her host family in London....

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2018-05-15 Africa

30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?

In 1988, the anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was assassinated in central Paris. She was the representative of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress in France and...

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2018-05-10 France

Aboard the Hermione, a former French warship bearing a message of peace

The Hermione is a 47-metre-high, 65-metre-long replica of the frigate that left French waters in 1780, taking the young Marquis de Lafayette to America where he would help George...

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