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The Modern Express earlier in the week
01/02/2016 - FRANCE - SPAiN

Stricken boat successfully towed away from French coast

The last-chance operation to prevent a stricken cargo ship crashing into France's south-west coast was judged a success so far on Monday afternoon, as a Spanish tugboat towed it away from the coast.
The earlier attempt to tow the Modern Express
01/02/2016 - FRANCE - Gabon - Spain

Salvage workers battle to stop stricken ship hitting French coast

A rescue team was struggling Monday morning to prevent the Modern Express cargo ship crashing into the south-west French coast.
Bial's headquaters in Portugal
16/01/2016 - FRANCE

France's worst-ever drug trial tragedy leaves one dead, three may face irreversible brain damage

Three people face possibly irreversible brain damage and one has been left brain-dead after a clinical trial involving 90 volunteers testing an experimental drug to treat mood disorders such as ...
Indonesia's fires labelled 'crime against humanity'
31/10/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Indonesia's fires labelled 'crime against humanity'

Indonesia has been under the spotlight in recent months because of raging forest fires on major islands Sumatra, Borneo and Papua...
French gendarme investigators supervise the removal of the truck at the scene of the accident with a coach on a road near Puisseguin.
26/10/2015 - France

France ends operation to clear coach crash wreckage

French police on Monday cleared wreckage of a fatal coach crash that killed forty three people last week, in a hunt for clues to what caused the country's worst road accident in three decades.
Rescue workers at the scene of the crash and fire near Puissguin
23/10/2015 - FRANCE

Body of three-year-old found in French accident lorry's cab, death toll 43

The body of a three-year-old boy has been found in the burnt-out cab of the lorry involved in Friday's road crash in south-west France, bringing the death toll to 43.
Puisseguin, near Bordeaux, where the accident took place
23/10/2015 - FRANCE

42 die in coach crash in south-west France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and two other ministers rushed to the scene of France's worst traffic accident for 33 years on Friday morning.
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.