LE BOURGET, France -- The Paris Air Show opens Monday under a morose, uneasy cloud. Already reeling from the global recession, the aviation industry gathering in the city where Air France Flight 447 should have landed only two weeks ago has been shaken by ...
June 14, 2009Admin
PARIS (AP) — Air France had not acted on a recommendation to change airspeed-detecting instruments on Flight 447 before the plane crashed in turbulent weather, the French agency investigating the disaster said Saturday.The French accident investigation agency, BEA, found the doomed plane received inconsistent airspeed readings by different instruments as ...
June 6, 2009Admin
RECIFE, Brazil – Searchers found two bodies and the first confirmed debris — a briefcase containing an Air France Flight 447 ticket — in the Atlantic Ocean near where the jetliner is believed to have crashed, a Brazil military official said Saturday. ...
June 6, 2009Admin
PARIS — French and Brazilian search teams have found no debris confirmed to have come from the Airbus A330 that vanished over the Atlantic, officials said Friday. Confusion broke out after Brazilian officials said Thursday that a helicopter had plucked from the sea an airplane ...
June 5, 2009Admin
PARIS—A mini-submarine that explored the undersea wreckage of the Titanic is being whisked across the Atlantic to help retrieve the flight recorders of Air France Flight 447. The French marine research institute Ifremer said Thursday it has pulled the ship Pourquoi Pas? (Why Not?) off a research mission in the ...
June 4, 2009Admin
PARIS -- Three young Irish doctors, all close friends, enjoying a two-week vacation together in Brazil. That's how their families want to remember Aisling Butler, 26, Jane Deasy, 27, and Eithne Walls, 29 _ three of the 228 passengers who met with tragedy ...
June 2, 2009Admin
UNDER THE ENGLISH CHANNEL – After three years of sweat and toil, Philippe Cozette tunneled into history one wintry day in 1990, using a ...
May 6, 2009Admin
Sometimes it pays to kick up a fuss.French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who earlier had threatened to walk out of a G-20 summit if dissatisfied with its progress, claimed Thursday to have obtained a better outcome than he expected."I'm very happy with the result," he said after world leaders ...
April 2, 2009Admin
Haunted perhaps by the ghost of Herbert Hoover, global leaders have steered the world away from a 1930s-style Great Depression by a "very, very, high level of awareness" of the policy errors of his era, a top international economist said as he released an OECD study of efforts to save ...
March 31, 2009Admin
PARIS - From the dripping paint of Jackson Pollock to the paper cutouts of Henri Matisse and the tap routines of Fred Astaire, jazz has inspired some of the greatest artists of the past century.Those influences are celebrated in "The Jazz Century," a new Paris exhibition at the Quai Branly ...
March 19, 2009Admin