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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.
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 Saturday.
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.
25/07/2014

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.
23/07/2014

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.

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