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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 ...
An investigator at the site of the Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps
02/04/2015 - France - Germany

Second Germanwings A320 black box found, copilot researched suicide

Investigators have found the second black box of the Germanwings A320 flight that crashed in the French Alps last week.
Germanwings Airbus A320 copilot Andreas Lubitz from his Facebook page
27/03/2015 - FRANCE

German police take evidence from A320 crash copilot's home

German police seized on Friday a number of items at the homes of Andreas Lubitz the copilot who appears to have deiberately crashed the Germanwings A320 flight in the French Alps on Tuesday.

Jean Leonetti of the right-wing UMP, who drew up the bill with Socialist Alain Claeys, defends it in parliament on 10 March
11/03/2015 - France

French MPs debate allowing deep sedation for terminally ill

The French National Assembly has begun debating a bipartisan bill which aims to allow chronically ill patients to stop their treatment and be put into a deep sleep.
Stop au déni's website
01/03/2015 - France

France failing child sex abuse victims, survey finds

France’s social services are failing to protect children from sex abuse, an NGO charged this weekend after a survey showed that only four per cent of victims had received help from the ...
Liliane Bettencourt, January 2011. Files.
26/01/2015 - France

France's L'Oréal heiress trial opens amid suicide revelation

The trial of ten people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt opened on Monday. The ten are accused of taking advantage of the 92-year-old billionaire.
07/01/2015 - France

French press review 7 January 2015

Is France's far right rooting for a hard left victory in Greece's general election? Does unemployment drive many to suicide? Is France slipping down the economic league table?
Lambert's parents, Pierre et Viviane, in court in Chalons-en-Champagne lin January last year
07/01/2015 - France - European Union

European rights court to rule on French tetraplegic ‘euthanasia’ case

The European Court of Human Rights was to rule on Wednesday on whether a French man who has been in a vegetative state for the last six years be allowed to die.
In France the rate of deaths by suicide has increased with the unemployment rate, according to a study published on 5 January 2015.
06/01/2015 - FRANCE

Suicide rate increases with unemployment in France, study says

The number of deaths by suicide increases with the unemployment rate and about 600 suicides could be attributed to the rise of unemployment in France between 2008 and 2010, according to a study ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) stands with French deputies Alain Clayes (C) and Jean Leonetti (R) with the report for the reform of end-of-life treatment at the Elysée Palace
12/12/2014 - France

France to debate new right-to-die law in new year

France’s government is to put a statement on the right to die to parliament in January, President François Hollande announced on Friday after receiving recommendations on changing the ...