Bull kills woman watching festival race in France

France— Link

Spectator tossed several metres into air before landing on her head and despite being evacuated by helicopter she later died in hospital.

Bull gores president of local French bullfighting association

France— Link

Dominique Perron and another spectator suffered serious injuries after bull jumped out of arena at Bayonne Festival in south west France.

German tourist gored to death by bull in southern France

International— Link

The 54 year-old died after a bull escaped an enclosure and charged him and his wife as they cycled along a lane in the Camargue region.

French IT group Bull horned by Libyan internet espionage deal

International— Investigation

Amesys, a subsidiary of French IT company Bull, which provided former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi with technology to spy on emails and chat forums, has threatened former employees with legal action in a bid to stop them revealing to the media further details of the deal. In the negotiations to secure the contract, sealed with the Gaddafi regime in 2007, the company, operating under its former name i2e, delivered Tripoli with a sample of its internet spying capabilities in the form of eavesdropped personal messages exchanged by staff at a Paris university. The deal with Libya was one of several brokered by arms dealer and intermediary Ziad Takieddine, and enjoyed the backing of the then-French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy. Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske report.