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African press review 25 July 2014

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.

The sister-in-law of Flight AH 5017 passenger Randa Daher from Lebanon
25/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Storm most likely reason for Air Algérie plane crash, French minister

Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday’s crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday.


French press review 23 July 2014

France is still simmering with news of the riots from this weekend, while Le Monde lashes out at Putin and the Reds remember Laos.

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Donetsk region, 22 July 2014.
22/07/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

France on the spot as Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia divide Europe

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.

Motorglider type Silent 2
09/05/2014 - France - Spain

60-year-old French pilot found hanging from tree after three-day search

Rescue workers found a 60-year old Frenchman hanging from a tree in the Pyrenees mountains on Thursday after a three-day search. His parachute had caught in the branches  after his ...


French press review 25 March 2014

The French front pages are still filled with analysis, vituperation and various sorts of blather associated with the ongoing local elections.


French press review 10 March 2014

The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing, the diplomatic deadend that is Ukraine, a bidding war in the French mobile telephone market, former president Sarkozy the victim of official and other sorts ...

An Algerian army Hercules C130
12/02/2014 - Algeria

77 dead, one survivor in Algerian military plane crash

The final death toll in Tuesday's Algerian military plane was 77 dead, with just one survivor. First reports put the toll at 103. 

Algerian President Abdoulaziz Bouteflika
11/02/2014 - Algeria

One survivor in Algeria military plane crash

One survivor has been found after a military aircraft carrying 103 people crashed in eastern Algeria, officials announced on Tuesday. 

Rescue workers search for the bodies in the Dordogne river
23/12/2013 - France - China

Bordeaux police search for Chinese billionaire's body after helicopter crash

The crashed helicopter that was carrying Chinese billionaire Lam Kok is to be fished out of the Bordeaux river where it has been lying since Friday, French police said on Monday.