Jean-Claude Mas, the head of a French company which sold 300,000 faulty PIP breast implants, has been jailed for four years.
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- Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) was founded by Jean-Claude Mas in 1991
- Before the company went into liquidation in 2011, it is thought around 300,000 women were sold faulty breast implants.
- Concerns were first raised in France over PIP's high rupture rate in 2009
- In 2010, France suspended the marketing, distribution, export and use of PIP implants
- The French government said it recommended all women with the implants to have them removed in late 2011
- A review ordered by the Health Secretary found that PIP implants were more likely to rupture or leak
- Mas offered an apology on April 24, 2013, for the implants, saying: "I apologise to the plantiffs for the gel used by PIP since 1992."
A court in Marseille is expected to deliver its verdict today in the case against Jean-Claude Mas - the head of a French company accused of selling 300,000 faulty PIP breast implants.
Mas, along with other former bosses at Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), is accused of aggravated fraud for using industrial-grade silicone in the implants.
An estimated 300,000 women have been given the implants worldwide, including around 47,000 in the UK. French authorities took all the implants off the market in March 2010 after concerns were raised.
Health authorities in France and elsewhere have stressed that PIP's products carry no proven link to cancer, but surgeons report that they have abnormally high rupture rates.
The face of late South African president Nelson Mandela has been projected on the facade of Paris City Hall as France mourns his passing.
Gunmen raided a luxury jewellers and stole £675,000 worth of watches in Paris, BBC News reported citing local media.
It was reported that the thieves were brandishing handguns and threatened employees at a boutique near the affluent Place Vendome.
The American singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organisation alleged that comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last year amounted to incitement to racial hatred, Paris prosecutors have said.
In the interview, published in the magazine's September 27, 2012 edition, the singer said racism was holding America back.
The formal investigation followed a legal complaint from the organization, CRICCF, which is based in France, alleging that the comments as carried in the French version of the magazine violated French racial hatred laws.
In France, racism complaints automatically trigger formal investigations, irrespective of the merits of the case.
Protests have broken out in France over a new government bill to crackdown on prostitution.
It proposes lifting a ban on soliciting and instead target those who pay for sex by fining them €1,500 (£1,250).
Prostitutes in masks were among around 150 opponents protesting outside Parliament's lower house in Paris, with some hoisting banners reading "Sexwork is work" in English.
ITV News' Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Paris:
Two British people have been killed in a car crash in France shortly after arriving in the country.
The couple's car was reportedly crushed between two lorries shortly after disembarking from a Channel ferry in Dunkirk, AFP said, citing French police.
The Foreign Office confirmed the deaths, saying: "We are aware of the deaths of two British nationals in France on November 29 and we are ready to provide consular assistance."
Parisian Police have revealed what they know about the man suspected of shooting an employee of a French newspaper.
Abdelhakim Dekaar, who has lived in Britain, had been in jail for a previous gun related crime. Europe correspondent Emma Murphy reports.
Abdelhakim Dekhar, 48, remains in custody in Paris hospital after police detained him on Wednesday night.
Here is what we know about him:
- Of Algerian origin
- Enlisted in the Algerian army at the age of 17, Le Figaro reports
- Affiliated with anarchist far-left in the 90s, known as “Toumi’ among his peers
- Sentenced in 1998 for his links to a murder spree in France
- Lived abroad, including in London, after his release in 1999
- Detained on Wednesday, heavily medicated
- Believed to have attempted to take his own life
- Left notes criticising capitalism and the violence in Libya and Syria