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France to pay nuclear test victims

After decades of denying responsibility, France has announced it will compensate the victims of its more than 200 nuclear weapons tests conducted in Algeria and French Polynesia.

Workers and those who lived near the test sites say the radiation made them sick.

Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports.


Sony workers take boss hostage

Workers at the French arm of Sony prevented their chief executive from leaving the plant in the south west of the country, essentially locking him in overnight.

They then released him and other executives after apparently securing better redundancy terms.

Nazanine Moshiri reports