International news is raging while France settles into a summer slumber - and newspapers are struggling to fill their pages.
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.
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.
The crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in northern Mali with 118 passengers and crew on board is the top story in most African newspapers.
France is still simmering with news of the riots from this weekend, while Le Monde lashes out at Putin and the Reds remember Laos.
A call for an arms embargo on Tuesday puts France in a difficult position and divides EU foreign ministers who want tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.