The French President, Francois Hollande, is in Algeria. He did not apologize directly for France's brutal colonial rule over the North African country. But Hollande did acknowledge Algerian suffering under his country's rule.
French authorities are to send all the bodies of those killed in the crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017 to France. The French presidency has declared three days of national mourning for those killed in the crash.
Bad weather has been cited as a likely cause of the crash of Air Algerie flight AH5017, which killed at least 116 people. French troops have secured one of the plane's black boxes, to be examined by investigators.
France has paid tribute to the Allied troops who launched the southern invasion of occupied France in WW2, hastening the German defeat. Tens of thousands of African soldiers were involved in the Mediterranean landing.
Spain’s difficult austerity measures are beginning to bear fruit, while the French government is being torn asunder by austerity politics. Europe needs more positive examples of reform writes DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
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