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January 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The chief of Xerox Corp.'s French subsidiary Tuesday was shot and critically wounded at the end of a seven-hour hostage drama in which he and four other employees were held at gunpoint by a former employee, police said. Olivier Groues, president and chief executive of Rank Xerox France, was reported in critical condition from a gunshot wound to his right side, police said.
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December 22, 2004 | Sebastian Rotella and Louise Roug, Times Staff Writers
Militants released two French journalists Tuesday after holding them for four months, bringing to a happy conclusion one of the longest hostage ordeals in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion. The two men were in Baghdad under protection of French authorities and were expected to arrive in Paris today, French officials said.
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July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of inmates at prisons around France refused to return to their cells in a wave of protests against President Francois Mitterrand's pardon of five members of a pro-Iranian assassination team. Protests began erupting after Friday's pardon of Anis Naccache and four accomplices. He had served 10 years of a life sentence for the failed assassination in 1980 in Paris of Shahpour Bakhtiar, Iran's former prime minister. Two people were killed in the attack.
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January 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Angry employees holding the top executives of the Credit Foncier bank dug in their heels on the third day of a standoff with the French government over job security and the fate of the bank. Several hundred employees occupying the Paris headquarters of the property lender announced they would open the bank for business as usual today but still bar the captive executives from leaving. They allowed bank governor Jerome Meysonnier to hold a news conference inside the bank.
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December 1, 1988
A group of Turkish Kurds held four employees of Turkish Airlines hostage for six hours at the firm's Paris office before releasing the hostages and surrendering to police. The Kurds surrendered after their only demand, an opportunity to meet with reporters, was met. They told reporters they wanted to alert the public to the predicament of 1,500 Kurds who they say are on a hunger strike in Turkish jails.
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February 10, 1987
A police tactical team stormed a bank in Marseilles, France, and freed 23 people who were held hostage all day by a seven-man gang of armed robbers. Meanwhile, the robbers escaped through a 50-foot tunnel they had dug to the building from a main sewer line. An investigator said safety deposit boxes in the bank had been broken open, but it was uncertain how much money and valuables had been stolen.
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January 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Angry employees holding the top executives of the Credit Foncier bank dug in their heels on the third day of a standoff with the French government over job security and the fate of the bank. Several hundred employees occupying the Paris headquarters of the property lender announced they would open the bank for business as usual today but still bar the captive executives from leaving. They allowed bank governor Jerome Meysonnier to hold a news conference inside the bank.
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December 10, 1987 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Riot police swinging truncheons rushed into the Bank of France before dawn Wednesday and forced aside a mass of striking workers to lead two besieged bank officials out of the venerable building. The show of force, which, ironically, came on a day when workers throughout France were electing representatives to traditional courts that try to settle labor disputes peacefully, infuriated French labor unions and seemed to harden the nine-day-old strike.
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January 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The head of Xerox Corp.'s French subsidiary, whose shooting had been blamed on a disgruntled former employee holding him hostage, was actually shot by a police officer, officials said. Rank Xerox France chief Olivier Groues was in stable condition after surgery.
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May 15, 1993 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ordeal of six French nursery school children and their teacher being held hostage by a hooded man claiming to be armed with explosives entered its third day in this wealthy Paris suburb today as officials made preparations to meet the man's ransom demand for $18.5 million in money and gold. Police, who say they believe the same man may have exploded a bomb in an underground parking garage earlier this month, made no move to intervene with force.
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December 5, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
A lone gunman took schoolchildren and their teacher hostage in a suburban Paris primary school for about two hours Monday before he was captured, police said. The man entered the Louis Aragon school in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy about 4:30 p.m., when school ends for the day. The number of pupils in the class was given variously as 23 and 30.
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December 26, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Air France plane commandeered by Muslim extremists flew from Algeria to the southern French city of Marseilles early today, hours after the gunmen killed an employee of the French Embassy. Authorities were negotiating for the release of about 170 hostages still on board.
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May 16, 1993 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 30-year-old first-year teacher who refused to leave her nursery school class during 46 tense hours of being held hostage by a man with sticks of dynamite strapped to his waist was hailed as a national heroine Saturday after the ordeal ended with all the children safe and the hostage taker shot dead by police.
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May 15, 1993 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ordeal of six French nursery school children and their teacher being held hostage by a hooded man claiming to be armed with explosives entered its third day in this wealthy Paris suburb today as officials made preparations to meet the man's ransom demand for $18.5 million in money and gold. Police, who say they believe the same man may have exploded a bomb in an underground parking garage earlier this month, made no move to intervene with force.
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May 14, 1993 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A hooded man claiming to be armed with explosives and demanding a multimillion-dollar ransom held a class of 3- and 4-year-old children hostage into the night in this wealthy Paris suburb Thursday as officials tried to negotiate a peaceful conclusion. The man, wearing gloves and a black hood that revealed only his eyes, was described by witnesses as calm and well-spoken when he entered the preschool classroom of the Commandant Charcot school shortly before 10 a.m.
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July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of inmates at prisons around France refused to return to their cells in a wave of protests against President Francois Mitterrand's pardon of five members of a pro-Iranian assassination team. Protests began erupting after Friday's pardon of Anis Naccache and four accomplices. He had served 10 years of a life sentence for the failed assassination in 1980 in Paris of Shahpour Bakhtiar, Iran's former prime minister. Two people were killed in the attack.
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December 5, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
A lone gunman took schoolchildren and their teacher hostage in a suburban Paris primary school for about two hours Monday before he was captured, police said. The man entered the Louis Aragon school in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy about 4:30 p.m., when school ends for the day. The number of pupils in the class was given variously as 23 and 30.
NEWS
December 26, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Air France plane commandeered by Muslim extremists flew from Algeria to the southern French city of Marseilles early today, hours after the gunmen killed an employee of the French Embassy. Authorities were negotiating for the release of about 170 hostages still on board.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The head of Xerox Corp.'s French subsidiary, whose shooting had been blamed on a disgruntled former employee holding him hostage, was actually shot by a police officer, officials said. Rank Xerox France chief Olivier Groues was in stable condition after surgery.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The chief of Xerox Corp.'s French subsidiary Tuesday was shot and critically wounded at the end of a seven-hour hostage drama in which he and four other employees were held at gunpoint by a former employee, police said. Olivier Groues, president and chief executive of Rank Xerox France, was reported in critical condition from a gunshot wound to his right side, police said.
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