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François Hollande leads the Southern D-Day tributes 70 years on in Toulon, France on August 15, 2014.
15/08/2014 - France

France holds 70th ‘southern D-Day’ tributes with African leaders

French President François Hollande honoured the hundreds of thousands of troops on Friday who stormed the south of France 70 years ago to open up a second western front against ...

A French solider at the site of the Air Algerie plane that crashed on July 24, 2014.
07/08/2014 - France - Algeria

Investigators confirm second black box in Air Algerie crash is not usable

French officials investigating the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali killing all 116 passengers on board confirmed on Thursday that the cockpit voice recorder was not usable.

Crash site of flight AH5017 in Mali.
07/08/2014 - France - Algeria

First results expected in doomed Air Algerie flight

The investigation in the Air Algerie crash in Mali that killed all 116 people on board is proving complicated as the second black box was reportedly not working at the time of flight on July ...

A Malian police officers holds one of the black boxes from Air Algérie flight AH5017
30/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Radar shows Air Algérie flight turning back into storm before crash

France has named two examining magistrates to investigate charges of manslaughter relating to the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash in Mali last Thursday.

Alleged Brussels Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche
30/07/2014 - France - Belgium

France hands alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

France has handed over to Belgium the man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.

29/07/2014

French press review 29 July 2014

International news is raging while France settles into a summer slumber - and newspapers are struggling to fill their pages.

Debris from the crashed Air Algérie plane at the site of the accident in Mali
29/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie crash investigation to take time, French minister

The black boxes from the Air Algérie plane that crashed in the Malian desert on Thursday arrived in Paris on Monday. But ministers warned that the investigation would take a while.

The crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017, near the northern Mali town of Gossi, 24 July 2014.
28/07/2014 - France - Mali - Algeria

France mourns Mali crash victims

French flags flew at half-mast on Monday to mourn the 118 victims of the Air Algérie airplane tragedy. The black boxes from the crash will be handed over to the French authorities today.

A French soldier at the site of the crashed flight AH5017
27/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie crash bodies to be brought to France, Hollande

All the bodies of passengers on Air Algérie flight AH5017 are to be brought to France, President François Hollande announced after meeting families of the 54 French victims on ...

A French military helicopter at the site of the Air Algérie crash
26/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

French investigators en route for Air Algérie crash site, debris scattered over 500 metres

Investigators, including French police and civil aviation officials, were to arrive at the site of the Air Algérie plane crash in Mali on Saturday afternoon.

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