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Barren French ski resort moves in snow by helicopter

The management of the snow-deprived Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains in south-west France this weekend avoided closure of much of the domain by renting a helicopter to bring down around 50 tonnes of fresh snow lying at higher altitude. 

Flood rescue team killed in helicopter crash in SE France

Three rescue workers died on Sunday night when their helicopter crashed for unknown reasons as they took part in emergency assistance missions over south-east France, where torrential rainfall and flooding caused the deaths by drowning of three other people.

Thirteen French troops killed in helicopter crash in Mali

French president Emmanuel Macron expressed his 'deep sadness' over incident, which is believed to be biggest single loss of life for French military since the 1980s.

 

Thirteen French troops killed in helicopter crash in Mali

French president Emmanuel Macron expressed his 'deep sadness' over incident, which is believed to be biggest single loss of life for French military since the 1980s.

 

France airlifts two bears into Pyrénées, evading roadblocks

Bears from Slovenia brought in to boost depleted French population, sparking protests by farmers who complain animals are threat to livestock.

French army helicopter pilot dies in Ivory Coast training flight crash

The pilot of a French military helicopter died, and his co-pilot was seriously injured, when their Gazelle crashed while on a training flight near the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, the army said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Notorious thief escapes from Paris jail by helicopter

Rédoine Faïd, jailed for robbery in which a police officer died, was aided by armed men causing diversion outside prison while helicopter landed.

France sells military helicopters to Kuwait in €1 bn deal

Agreement to buy the Airbus Caracal helicopters is part of a 2.5 billion euro package of deals that the two countries agreed in October 2015.

French soldiers' deaths in Libya spark diplomatic row

Libya's UN-recognised government demands explanation from Paris after deaths of three French troops near Benghazi showed a 'violation' of its sovereignty.

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in France

Four gendarmes, the pilot, co-pilot and two rescue specialists, were killed when the helicopter crashed into a cliff face in the Pyrénées.