At an official press conference Saturday morning French investigators said Air France 447 sent 24 error messages in less than five minutes before it disappeared. Investigators said they could not rule out "100%" the possibility of a bomb.
The Dalai Lama has arrived in Paris on an eagerly awaited leg of his European tour. The exiled Tibetan leader will be named an honorary citizen of the French capital, in a move likely to provoke renewed tension between France and China.
Saturday marks the penultimate day of voting for Europe's parliament, with voters in Cyprus, Latvia, Malta and Slovakia heading to the polls. Voting so far has brought gains for the Dutch far-right, exit polls say.
Perennial runner-ups Clermont will be hoping to go tenth time lucky as they face Perpignan (pictured) in the final of France's Top 14. Vern Cotter's men earned partial revenge for last year's defeat by dispatching title holders Toulouse in the semis.
Flight wreckage of the disappeared Air France jet continues to elude recovery teams in the Atlantic Ocean, five days after search operations began. The French navy has sent a nuclear-powered submarine to help locate the plane's black box.
France beat Turkey 1-0 on a Karim Benzema penalty in a football friendly on Friday. The home side desperately needed a victory after an embarrassing loss to Nigeria in another friendly earlier in the week.
US President Barack Obama joins French and British leaders and World War II veterans to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. The eagerly awaited star guest of the commemorations will deliver a speech before 9,000 people.
The French Senate has adopted a controversial law -- proposed by Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot (pictured) -- aiming to reform hospital management and the organisation of France's healthcare system.
A Spanish plane bound for Madrid on Monday was closely following the Air France aircraft when it disappeared with 228 people on board. The Iberia flight crew tried to contact their French colleagues, in vain.
US President Barack Obama arrived in France on Friday where he is to attend international ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the World War II D-day landings. His wife and daughter earlier visited the Eiffel Tower in Paris.