bombing raid

Prosecutor calls for pilots to be tried over bombing that killed French soldiers

France — Investigation

In 2004 a bombing raid killed nine French soldiers and an American aid worker at Bouaké in Ivory Coast. Fourteen years later, and after years of painstaking investigation in the face of bureaucratic obstruction from the French authorities, prosecutors in Paris have said that three pilots should stand trial over the attack. As Antton Rouget reports, it could also pave the way for three senior French government ministers at the time - Dominique de Villepin, Michèle Alliot-Marie and Michel Barnier – to stand trial too.

France asked US not to bomb Lafarge factory in Syria in 2014

France — Link

Email shows that France's Syrian envoy thought it 'legitimate' to approach US over cement plant in area controlled at the time by Islamic State.

City of York to honour brave French WWII pilot

International — Link

Free French Forces fighter pilot Yves Mahé single-handedly cut short a massive Luftwaffe bombing raid over the city in April 1942.