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Survivors of the boat that capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday arrive in Catania, Italy, 20 April 2015
21/04/2015 - Europe

North Europe must help tackle migrant crisis, Mediterranean MEPs

Europe is the cause of the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean - or the solution, depending on whom you talk to. European heads of state have been called to an emergency summit on Thursday to address the growing number of people drowning in the crossing from north Africa to Europe.

The bodies of the 24 victims of the latest shipwreck in the Mediterranean are taken ashore in Malta on Tuesday 20 April
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - ITALY - LIBYA

Hollande calls on Europe to 'go further' to end migrant shipwrecks

French President François Hollande called on Europe and the world to "go much further" in tackling the "intolerable" shipwrecks that have cost hundreds of migrants' lives ...
The site of the Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - Germany - Spain

Debris cleared from Germanwings crash site

The collection of debris from the site of the Germanwings A320 that crashed in the French Alps last month has finished. Decontamination of the site can now start.

Survivors of a shipwreck in the Mediterranean on 16 April
19/04/2015 - France - Libya - European Union

Hollande calls for European crackdown on traffickers after new Mediterranean migrant tragedy

The European Commission on Sunday took up French President François Hollande's call for a meeeting of foreign and interior ministers after the shipwreck in the Mediterranean that is feared to ...
Families of Rana Plaza make the first anniversary of the tragedy
19/04/2015 - Bangladesh

Benetton's €1m for Bangladesh's Rana Plaza victims fails to satisfy campaigners

The Italian clothing company Benetton has paid one million euros into a fund for victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
Smoke from the fire which started at a textile warehouse in La Courneuve, near Paris
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Massive fire closes Paris motorway

The A86 motorway out of Paris was closed until 11.00am Saturday morning as thick smoke continued to billow out of a massive fire in a textile warehouse just outside the French capital.
Outside Cologne Cathedral on the day of the Germanwings homage ceremony
17/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - Spain

Germany pays homage to Germanwings crash victims

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck led a homage to the victims of last month's Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps on Friday.
Public Prosecutor Brice Robin (L) and General David Galtier of the gendarmerie who a photo of the second black box from the Germanwings A320
04/04/2015 - France - Germany - Spain

Search for Germanwings A320 crash bodies finished

The search for body parts after last month's Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps is over, officials announced Saturday.
Wealthy Chinese are taking an interest in prestigious Bordeaux wines
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

Bordeaux helicopter death of Chinese billionaire ruled pilot error

Pilot error was to blame for the death of a Chinese billionaire in a helicopter crash on the Bordeaux wine estate he had just bought last December, an official investigtion has established.
French rescue workers search the wreckage of Germanwings A320 for the second black box, which contains technical flight data.
03/04/2015 - France - Germany

Germanwings co-pilot accelerated plane's descent, investigators say

The co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 flight that crashed in the French Alps last week repeatedly accelerated the plane as he drove it into the mountains, investigators said Friday after reviewing ...