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13/05/2014 - France

Airbus profits leap

Airbus Group on Tuesday reported that it had almost doubled its quarterly net profit, after a rise in sales driven by helicopters.

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.

Chinese billionaire Lam Kok and vineyard owner James Grégoire celebrating the sale on 20 December.
21/12/2013 - France - China

Chinese billionaire feared dead in French helicopter crash

A Chinese billionaire and his 12-year old son are among four people feared dead when their helicopter crashed into a river near a French vineyard he had just bought.

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28/10/2013 - France - Nepal

Frenchman becomes first disabled person to skydive onto Everest

A French man with multiple sclerosis became the first disabled person to skydive onto Mount Everest on Sunday.

12/01/2013 - France - Mali

France suffers first loss in Mali air strikes

France has its first soldier in the offensive against Mali’s Islamist rebels – a helicopter pilot was injured and later died as French military gave aerial support to the Malian ...

31/10/2012

African press review 31 October 2012

The Kigali High Court sentences an opposition party leader to eight years in jail.

02/10/2012

African press review 2 October 2012

The latest developments in Kismayo in Somalia and fake mobile phones in Kenya are among the stories covered in today's African papers..

04/09/2012

African press review 4 September 2012

A teachers strike in Kenya, questions over Uganda's growth prospects and lingering tensions within the South African mining industry dominate today's African papers.

12/06/2012

African press review 12 June 2012

The Kenyan press is full of follow-ups to Sunday's helicopter crash which killed six people including interior security minister George Saitoti.

11/06/2012

African press review 11 June 2012

Kenya in mourning for Internal Security Minister Geroge Saitoti and his assistant killed in a air crash on Sunday and Nigeria's worries over the security of its airline industry make the headlines ...

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