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French police examine the debris from the Malaysia Airlines MH370 in July
04/09/2015 - France - Malaysia - China

France confirms Réunion debris from missing Malaysia Airlines plane

French prosecutors have confirmed that a wing fragment that washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion in July belonged to the Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that went missing last ...

French press review 28 August 2015

In Greece Syriza members lose their illusiuons, China is still reeling from the Tianjin explosion and another migrant tragedy strikes as European leaders discuss the humanitarian challenge nearby, ...
Firefights at the Cité des Sciences et Industries Museum at La Villette in Paris on Thursday
20/08/2015 - France

Huge fire at Paris science museum

A huge fire broke out overnight at one of Europe's biggest science museums, the Cité des sciences in Paris, engulfing a building site of some 10,000 metres in smoke and flames.
Smoke billows out of the LyondellBasell plant on Tuesday morning
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

France opens inquiry into fuel plant fires amid arson fears

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into fires, which may have been started deliberately, at a petrochemical plant in the south of the country.
One of the fires at the petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille,
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

French chemical plant blaze may have been deliberate

French investigators believe two fires that closed a chemical plant in the south of the country on Tuesday may have been started deliberately.
South Korean ferry Ohamana owned by Chonghaejin Marine Co is seen at Incheon Port Passenger Terminal in Incheon April 22, 2014.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE - SOUTH KOREA

France frees South Korean magnate's daughter linked to ferry disaster

A French court freed Yoo Som-Na, daughter of South Korean shipping magnate Yoo Byung-eun on Tuesday.
French prosecutor Brice Robin said copilot Andreas Lubitz had consulted 41 doctors in 5 years.
12/06/2015 - FRANCE - GERMANY

France launches Germanwings manslaughter probe after Lubitz doctor visits revelations

French investigators are to expand their probe into the Germanwings crash to see if there is a case for manslaughter charges.
The Lufthansa cargo aircraft carrying victims of the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 lands in Duesseldorf
10/06/2015 - FRANCE - germany - spain

First Germanwings victims' remains repatriated to Germany

The first bodies of victims of the Gemanwings plane that was deliberately crashed in the French Alps were returned to Germany on Tuesday night.
The Calanques at Marseille
17/05/2015 - FRANCE

Two found drowned off Marseille as teenagers missing at sea

The body of a drowned man was found off the coast at the southern French city of Marseille on Sunday morning and a second found early in the afternoon as rescue workers searched for two 16-year-olds ...
A boat carrying migrants leaves Libya
10/05/2015 - FRANCE - European Union

European ministers discuss migrants, Airbus crash in west France

Defence ministers from five European countries discussed a military campaign to stop people-smuggling in the Mediterranean in the French western port of Lorient on Sunday.