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German prosecutors believe that Andreas Lubitz hid an illness from his airline.
28/03/2015 - France/Germany

Personality of crash co-pilot not the only serious lead, says French investigator

Police chief Jean-Pierre Michel said on Saturday that the personality of Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing the Germanwings passenger jet into the Alps, is a “serious ...
France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius wants a robust nuclear deal with Iran
28/03/2015 - France/Iran

Fabius in Switzerland for Iran nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he wants to achieve a robust agreement with Iran during the nuclear talks in Switzerland.

28/03/2015

French press review 28 March 2015

Consternation in French press as medical records of Germanwings suicide pilot emerge.

French President François Hollande welcomes Morocco's King Mohammed VI to the Elysée presidential palace in February 2015
27/03/2015 - France

Morocco deports three French nationals for terrorism

Morocco on Friday deported three French nationals who had been convicted on terrorism charges on Thursday.
Dark chocolate - vital for pastry modelling, claims baker Yannick Tavolaro
27/03/2015 - FRANCE

'Racist' cakes banned from French shop window

A court in southern France has banned the display of cupcakes sporting naked figures of a man and a woman in dark chocolate on the grounds that they are racist.
Police at the Lubitz family home in west Germany
27/03/2015 - FRANCE

Germanwings A320 crash pilot hid sick-leave notes for crash day

Andreas Lubitz, the copilot thought to have deliberately caused Tuesday's deadly crash, had a sick-leave note for the day, German prosecutors say.

27/03/2015

French press review 27 March 2015

Today's French press is awash with reactions to the shocking revelations by investigators that copilot Andreas Lunitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on Tuesday after ...
Germanwings Airbus A320 copilot Andreas Lubitz from his Facebook page
27/03/2015 - FRANCE

German police take evidence from A320 crash copilot's home

German police seized on Friday a number of items at the homes of Andreas Lubitz the copilot who appears to have deiberately crashed the Germanwings A320 flight in the French Alps on Tuesday.

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections
27/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections

Mainstream parties in last week’s first round of elections in France's départements have urged supporters to turn out in droves to halt the progress of the far-right Front National.
Grieving families of the victims
26/03/2015 - France, Germany, Spain

Germanwings A320 crashed deliberately, investigators

The Germanwings A320 was deliberately crashed said the French chief of the investigation though he added that "at this moment there is no indication this crash is an act of ...
French gendarmerie helicopter flies over crash site
26/03/2015 - France

Germanwings A320 crash: pilot locked out of cockpit

The pilot on the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps was locked out of the cockpit before the plane went down, killing 150 people, a source close to the investigation said on ...
26/03/2015

French press review 26 March 2015

The Germanwings plane crash, the French army and French radio are in the newspapers today ...

France elections: Islam under scrutiny
26/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

France elections: Islam under scrutiny

Islam’s place in France is increasingly under debate, following January’s terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo magazine and attacks in Tunisia that left 22 people dead.
Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison in Antarctica.
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Sea levels along French coasts rising at rapid pace: report

Sea levels along France's coasts have been rising at nearly double the rate over the past two decades compared with the 20th century, according to a new report.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit France mid-April

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit France on 9-12 April as part of a tour that will also take him to Germany and Canada, officials in Delhi announced on Wednesday.
The contract for Dieudonné's show in Avignon has been cancelled by the venue's manager.
25/03/2015 - Culture/FRANCE

French court backs ban on Avignon show by controversial comedian Dieudonné

A show by controversial French comic Dieudonné will not open in the southern city of Avignon Saturday as scheduled after a court ruled that the venue's operator could cancel the lease.

A rescue helicopter from the French gendarmerie flies over the snow covered French Alps near the crash site of Airbus A320 on 25 March 2015
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande, Merkel, Rajoy visit Germanwings A320 crash site

Nationals of at least 15 countries were on board the Germanwings A320 flight that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.
25/03/2015

French press review 25 March 2015

Today's French papers cover yesterday's air tragedy in the French Alps.
Debris of the Germanwings A320 scattered on the mountainside
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Germanwings A320 crash probe 'not focusing on terrorism'

French investigators into the Germanwings A320 air crash in the French Alps are not focussing on terrorism as an explanation, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Wednesday.

A GermanWings Airbus A320
24/03/2015 - France - Spain

Spain's Felipe cuts short French visit after fatal plane crash

King Felipe VI of Spain announced on Monday that he is cutting short his state visit to France because of the plane crash in which many Spaniards are thought to have died.

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