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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.
One of the Germanwings A320's flight recorders
06/05/2015 - France - Germany

Germanwings pilot practised fatal crash, report

The copilot who is thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings airliner in the French Alps may have rehearsed steering the plane into a rapid descent on his previous flight, according to an ...
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 ...
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