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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-04-19

Ash cloud: chaos and controversy

In today’s French press review, we focus on the disruption caused by Iceland’s volcano.

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans are currently stranded abroad. According to Eurocontrol, 63,000 flights have so far been cancelled.

Libération wonders if aviation authorities have been too cautious. Four days after the start of the chaos in Europe’s air traffic, the newspaper reports about growing frustration among flight companies.

Meanwhile, Aujourd’hui en France tries to find potential solutions to this crisis. For example, is it possible to adapt a plane’s altitude and fly above or below the cloud?

France Soir talks about potential health risks triggered by the ash cloud. According to the newspaper, experts are divided over the issue. Some say the cloud could trigger respiratory problems, but others say it’s not as dangerous as cigarette smoke or pollution.

Le Figaro warns of a sister volcano that could erupt shortly after Eyjafjallajökull.

And finally, La Tribune talks about the strength of Mother Nature.

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