Trains to Paris airport suspended for a day
PARIS • Air travellers faced a scramble to catch flights at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport yesterday after an accident on the rail link to the city centre put the line out of action for the whole day.
Traffic on the RER B commuter line was blocked to and from Paris' main airport just before 9am (4pm Singapore time) after a train brought down overhead power lines.
Poland says no to extraditing Polanski
WARSAW • Poland's Supreme Court yesterday rejected a bid to extradite director Roman Polanski to the United States, where he faces sentencing over a decades-old case of statutory rape.
The 83-year-old French-Polish national, who lives in France, did not attend the hearing and his lawyers testified in his place, local media reported.
15 in Saudi Arabia given death penalty for spying
RIYADH • A Saudi court sentenced 15 people to death yesterday after convicting them of spying for the kingdom's arch-rival Iran, Saudi media reported.
They were among 32 people tried over espionage allegations. Two were acquitted while the rest received jail sentences.