Keyword: seized

Ryanair plane impounded in France over unrefunded subsidies

A London-bound Ryanair plane with 149 passengers on board was seized by the French authorities at Bordeaux airport on Friday because the Irish low-cost airline had failed to repay more than 500,000 euros it had received in undue subsidies from local government, which it finally settled several hours later.

French customs seize around 2,000 Vietnam-bound seahorses

The dead fish, an endangered species, were seized near Paris in parcels sent from Guinea and bound for Hanoi probably for sale as so-called aphrodisiacs.