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Alps Plane Crash
New road opens up to crash site in French Alps
Trucks carrying specialist air crash investigators set off for the crash site by road. Photo: AFP

New road opens up to crash site in French Alps

The grim search through debris and body parts at the crash site of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps was made easier on Tuesday with trucks able to access the area via a new and hastily built road. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Co-pilot suffered bout of 'serious depression'
Andreas Lubitz pictured near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photo: Twitter

Co-pilot suffered bout of 'serious depression'

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered a bout of serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported on Friday. READ  

French tourists caught in Tunisia terror attack
Tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum. Photo: AFP

French tourists caught in Tunisia terror attack

UPDATED: A number of French tourists were reportedly injured after terrorist gunmen attacked the famous Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital. At least 17 foreign nationals were killed, along with the two attackers and a policeman. READ  

The Mistral deal
France tests Moscow's second Mistral ship
File photo of the first Mistral ship that France has sold to Russia. Photo: AFP

France tests Moscow's second Mistral ship

France went ahead on Monday with the testing phase for the second Mistral ship that Paris has sold to Moscow, despite the controversial deal being on hold due to tensions in Ukraine. READ  

France opens probe to identify 'Isis executioner'
France has opened a probe to identify whether this man is indeed a relative of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah. Photo/AFP

France opens probe to identify 'Isis executioner'

France has opened a formal investigation into a video released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the execution of an Arab Israeli, which featured a French-speaking man. READ  

Boy killer in latest Isis video 'is French citizen'
The man pictured in the new Isis video along with a young boy, is said to be related to Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah, who attacked a Jewish school in 2012. Photo: Screengrab

Boy killer in latest Isis video 'is French citizen'

Officials in France claimed on Wednesday that a young boy and man who appeared in the Isis execution video are French citizens. The man is believed to be a relative of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah who killed seven people in 2012. READ  

France and Japan to talk joint anti-terror ops
French soldiers carry the coffin of French Corporal Alexandre Van Dooren, who was killed fighting jihadists in northern Mali. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

France and Japan to talk joint anti-terror ops

France and Japan are to hold talks in the coming days focusing on carrying out joint counter-terrorism operations in Africa. READ  

PM: '10,000 Europeans to wage jihad by year's end'
As many as 10,000 jihadists could end up waging war in Middle East by the end of the year, says the French PM. Photo: AFP

PM: '10,000 Europeans to wage jihad by year's end'

As many as 10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad in Iraq and Syria by the end of this year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Sunday, a three-fold increase on current numbers. READ  

French national killed in terror attack in Mali

French national killed in terror attack in Mali

A French national along with a Belgian and three locals were shot dead early on Saturday in a busy restaurant in the Malian capital. Security sources described it as a terrorist attack. READ  

Norway 'won't arrest' Paris bombing suspect
The scene after the bombing at the Chez Jo Godenberg restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead. Photo: AFP

Norway 'won't arrest' Paris bombing suspect

Norway is unlikely to extradite a citizen suspected of links to a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris after France issued an arrest warrant for him, an official said Thursday. READ  

Ukraine crisis
France demands reaction if Ukraine truce violated
President François Hollande eyes up Russian leader Vladimir Putin after talks in Minsk earlier this month. Photo: AFP

France demands reaction if Ukraine truce violated

France and other western countries are calling for a "strong reaction" from the international community if a major violation of a truce in Ukraine occurs, the French presidency said after video conference talks. READ  

Hollande plans historic visit to communist Cuba
President François Hollande has done a fair amount of travelling in his time as head of state, including a trip to Kazakhstan. Photo: AFP/press office

Hollande plans historic visit to communist Cuba

President François Hollande will make the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba in May in the latest sign of a thaw between the isolated communist nation and Europe and the United States. READ  

Hollande calls for more progress in Ukraine
An instructor of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises in Kiev. Photo: AFP

Hollande calls for more progress in Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande has agreed to further steps in putting last month's Ukraine ceasefire accords into action on Monday evening in a phone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. READ  

French set for U-turn on EU-US trade agreement
The EU-US free trade agreement is the cause of much angst in France. Photo: AFP

French set for U-turn on EU-US trade agreement

The proposed free trade zone between the EU and the US is at the centre of a political struggle in France, with the government looking set to make a U-turn over its stance towards one of the most controversial elements of the agreement. READ  

Louvre condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing
Islamic State militants gleefully smash ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers in the main museum and an archeological site in Iraq's second city of Mosul. Photo: AFP

Louvre condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing

Paris's famed Louvre museum on Friday reacted in shock to the destruction of priceless artefacts by jihadists in Iraq, saying they hit at the heart of "humanity's memory." READ  

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