French alps - updates

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Shrinking glaciers and rockfalls point to climate change in Alps

Jul 25, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Visitors now arriving from the last tramstop before the 4,809-meter summit are forced to take 20 steps more each year to reach the retreating 'Mer de Glace,' or Sea of Ice glacier, France's largest

GLOBAL WARMING. Aspiring mountain guide Yann Grava looks over the Mer de Glace glacier from the Refuge du Requin (moutain hut) in Chamonix on June 17, 2019. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Dozens evacuated as fire strikes French Alps hotel

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The blaze is discovered on the wooden roof of the chalet-style Four Seasons hotel at around 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 28. 70 firefighters worked throughout the night to bring the fire under control by Friday morning.

FOUR SEASONS IN MEGEVE. An image of the Four Seasons Hotel in Megeve, France. Image from

Second black box found from French Alps plane crash

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED The second black box records technical flight data that could provide vital insights into the final moments of Flight 4U9525 before its crash

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

Jeane Napoles, Lee Kuan Yew, Arum on fight earnings | The wRap

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Jeane Napoles is back in the Philippines What is Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy? Bob Arum says the Pacquiao Mayweather fight could earn more than 400 million

2 dead, 9 hurt as train derails in French Alps

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:49 PM

The train was traveling from the coastal city of Nice to the town of Digne les Bains and came off the tracks after hitting a rock on the rails firefighters say

Hopes pinned on wounded girl as Alps shooting probe stalls

Sep 08, 2012 - 8:20 AM

Investigators into the murders of a British family in the French Alps pin their hopes on a 7 year old girl wounded in the attack as they struggle to make headway in the case