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Energy and Environment Minister Ségolène Royal presents the energy transition law in Paris
31/07/2014 - France

France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear

France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs.

A Malian police officers holds one of the black boxes from Air Algérie flight AH5017
30/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Radar shows Air Algérie flight turning back into storm before crash

France has named two examining magistrates to investigate charges of manslaughter relating to the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash in Mali last Thursday.

The Mediterranean cultures museum, Mucem, on Marseille's old port
29/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Eurostar to launch London-Marseille service

Cross-channel high-speed train operator Eurostar is to launch a direct London-Marseille service from 1 May next year. The journey should take about six hours 15 minutes.

29/07/2014

French press review 29 July 2014

International news is raging while France settles into a summer slumber - and newspapers are struggling to fill their pages.

Debris from the crashed Air Algérie plane at the site of the accident in Mali
29/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie crash investigation to take time, French minister

The black boxes from the Air Algérie plane that crashed in the Malian desert on Thursday arrived in Paris on Monday. But ministers warned that the investigation would take a while.

A French military helicopter at the site of the Air Algérie crash
26/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

French investigators en route for Air Algérie crash site, debris scattered over 500 metres

Investigators, including French police and civil aviation officials, were to arrive at the site of the Air Algérie plane crash in Mali on Saturday afternoon.

French President Francois Hollande announces that there were no survivors in the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash
25/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie flight recorder found but no survivors, Hollande

The flight recorder of the Air Algérie plane that crashed in northern Mali on Thursday has been found and should be examined as soon as possible, President François Hollande ...

An Air Algérie plane
24/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

At least 50 French on Air Algérie plane missing over Mali

At least 50 French nationals are on board the Air Algérie jet missing between Burkina Faso and Algiers, the airline said Thursday.

A departure time flight board t Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv on Tuesday
23/07/2014 - Europe - US - Middle East

Air France, US, European airlines scrap flights to Tel Aviv

Air France was among European and American airlines that cancelled flights to Israel Tuesday and Wednesday after a rocket fired from Gaza landed near the runways of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion ...

Google's BebaPay card uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make transactions
21/07/2014 - Interview

Kenya's cash vs cashless minibus payment battle over by end of year, says Google

The rollout of a innovative new cashless payment system for minibuses in Kenya has been delayed, in what's seen as a fight between new technology and the infamous Matatus.

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