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Ex-France Telecom boss and execs to stand trial over staff suicides

Didier Lombard, the former CEO of France Telecom (now Orange) and six other company executives are to stand trial on charges of engaging in or assisting psychological harassment of their staff, which allegedly led to the suicides of more than 30 employees in the space of two years.

Prosecutor calls for bullying trial over France Telecom suicides

At least 19 staff took their lives in 2008 and 2009 and company and ex-boss are suspected of using policy of unsettling staff to hasten job losses.

Orange 'shares data with French intelligence agency'

Newspaper report suggests the former state-owned French telecoms giant has been sharing information with security services for many years.

France's Orange hit by 10 suicides since start of 2014

Labelling it a 'serious alert', an organisation that monitors work conditions said the majority of these suicides were 'explicitly related to work'.

Hackers access 800,000 Orange customers' data

The French telecommunications giant says no passwords were stolen in the attack but some personal details of customers were accessed.

France Télécom boss placed under formal investigation in Tapie payout case

Judges suspect Stéphane Richard of conspiracy to commit fraud over his role in a 403-million-euro award in 2008 to tycoon Bernard Tapie.

France Télécom takes Orange as new name

Shareholders in the country's partly state-owned telecommunications giant have voted for the change, which comes into effect on July 1st.

France Telecom says software glitch to blame for massive outage

Company says the origin of a problem that left 26 million customers unable to make calls or send text messages was a software problem.

Ex-France Telecom CEO investigated over suicides

Former chief executive accused of advocating tough management practices amounting to psychological harassment, his lawyer said.

IPhone coming mid-October, France Telecom announces

Apple's iPhone 5 will launch on October 15th, according to the CEO of France Telecom, as anticipation surrounding the device continues to build.