December 6th, 2010
06:34 AM ET

World update: Continental and mechanic guilty in Concorde crash

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following in Monday:

Concorde crash trial - A Continental Airlines mechanic was found guilty Monday in a trial over the Concorde crash that killed 113 people in 2000.  John Taylor received a fine of 2,000 euros ($2,656) and a 15-month suspended prison sentence. Continental Airlines was fined 202,000 euros ($268,400).  The mechanic was the only person found guilty in the trial in Paris, France. He was not present for the verdict.  His former supervisor and three French officials were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.  Read the full story

Wikileaks release - Britain condemned Monday the release by WikiLeaks of a secret list of key global infrastructure compiled by the United States, saying such leaks were "damaging to national security."

Egypt shark attack - Divers in the popular Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea resort are arranging an expedition to find and a shark thought to be responsible for a string of attacks.  A 70-year-old German woman died Sunday after being attacked. Read the full story

Iran talks - Iran announces its nuclear program is self-sufficient ahead of U.N. talks. Those long-stalled meetings with Iran are set to resume in Switzerland later today.

Ivory Coast elections - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki arrived in the Ivory Coast Sunday on an emergency mission as two men claimed to be president of the West African nation. Incumbent Laurent Gbagbo defied international appeals to step aside and was sworn in Saturday as the new president in a formal ceremony inside the presidential palace that was broadcast live on television. Read the full story

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  1. Thomas

    Haha! That pesky Air France. Nice try though. It took a decade to come up with THAT?

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