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French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

2014-07-28 22:35 in News

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

2014-07-25 17:29 in News

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

2014-07-25 13:48 in News

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

2014-07-25 12:22 in News

Missing Algerian plane in good condition

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

2014-07-24 22:44 in News

France raid nets three suspected jihadists

Two men and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, police say.

2014-07-22 21:44 in News

Paris hotels allow guests to pay what they want

Five Paris hotels have launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful.

2014-07-22 10:04 in News

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' protests

France's interior minister has slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting pro-Palestinian crowds against Jewish businesses.

2014-07-21 20:46 in News

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Israel

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

2014-07-21 15:45 in News

French president Hollande visits Niger

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

2014-07-18 20:27 in News

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