The EU wants to see more African involvement in Mali. Paris has suggested a mission of African nations, under UN leadership.
Mali's president has said that wreckage in the north of the country is believed to be from a missing Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso. The cause of the plane's disappearance remains a mystery.
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.
French President Francois Hollande has said that nobody survived the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. He said rescue staff had recovered one of the plane's 'black box' flight recorders.
After his European People's Party's election win, Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Juncker will be the European Commission's new president. But what will he stand for as new head of the European Union's most powerful body?
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