03 Jun '11, 1pm

Sacrebleu! French authorities suspended customs inspector for having photo taken of himself with Obama's passport

Sacrebleu! French authorities suspended customs inspector for having photo taken of himself with Obama's passport

President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, My 31, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP RENNES - FRENCH authorities suspended a customs inspector for having a photo taken of himself with US President Barack Obama's passport as the leader entered France for the G-8 summit, a union said on Friday. The inspector annoyed travelling US officials by posing for a picture after stamping Mr Obama's passport as the White House delegation arrived on May 26, local radio station France Bleu Cotentin reported. 'The American officials who handed over the passports of their delegation did not appreciate it,' Philippe Bock, a local customs workers' representative of the Solidaires labour union, told AFP, confirming the report. 'The punishment came quickly,' he added, saying the was inspector suspended for two weeks and is likely to be transferred to anot...

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