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Six climbers die during Mont Blanc climb in French Alps

Six climbers die during Mont Blanc climb in French Alps

PARIS, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The bodies of six missing French climbers were discovered near Mont Blanc in the French Alps on Wednesday, after the group disappeared late Tuesday.
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Michael Schumacher has been released from the hospital, says manager

Michael Schumacher has been released from the hospital, says manager

GRENOBLE, France, June 16 (UPI) --Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is no longer comatose and was released from a Grenoble hospital Monday.
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Michael Schumacher remains in coma, condition unchanged

Michael Schumacher remains in coma, condition unchanged

GRENOBLE, France, March 7 (UPI) -- French doctors treating Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher said his condition has not changed since his late December head injury.

Two children killed after landslide destroys chalet in French Alps

ISOLA, France, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Two children were killed Sunday morning when a giant boulder crushed their ski chalet in the French Alps, authorities said.

Police officer suspected in murder of family in French Alps released

PARIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A former French police officer who was being held in the investigation of the 2012 slaying of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps was released Friday.

Suspect in French Alps killing described as fired police officer

ANNECY, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The man detained for questioning Tuesday in the killing of four people in the French Alps is a former police officer fired from his job, local media say.

Minister: Railway not at fault for deadly crash

DINGE-LES-BAINS, France, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- French Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier Sunday found no fault with rail workers for a deadly crash of a boulder into a passenger train.
Schumacher being brought out of coma following ski accident

Schumacher being brought out of coma following ski accident

GRENOBLE, France, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher, the former Formula 1 champion who was injured skiing in France, is being brought out of an artificial coma, his manager said Thursday.

No charges for brother of Alps shooting victim

SURREY, England, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Police in Britain canceled bail for the brother of one of four people slain in the French Alps in 2012, saying there wasn't enough evidence to charge him.
Vigil planned for former racer Schumacher, who was injured skiing

Vigil planned for former racer Schumacher, who was injured skiing

GRENOBLE, France, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Ferrari racing team said they invited fans of Michael Schumacher to hold a vigil for his birthday outside the French hospital where he is being treated.

Formula 1 champ Michael Schumacher remains in stable condition

GRENOBLE, France, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Formula 1 champ Michael Schumacher was in stable condition at a French hospital after suffering head injuries while skiing, his representative said Wednesday.
Auto racing great Schumacher shows signs of improvement

Auto racing great Schumacher shows signs of improvement

GRENOBLE, France, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher's condition improved Tuesday after he had a second operation following a skiing accident in France, doctors said.

Employee at French nursing home suspected of poisoning six patients

CHAMBERY, France, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An employee at a nursing home in the French Alps has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning six elderly residents, police said.

French police release sketch in year-old Alps shooting case

CHEVALINE, France, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- French police have released a sketch of a motorcyclist wanted for questioning in relation to a quadruple homicide in the French Alps last year.

French Alps killing suspect released

GUILDFORD, England, June 26 (UPI) -- A 54-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in the French Alps has been released on bail, British police said.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrive at the World Policy Conference in Evian, French Alps, on October 8, 2008. Medvedev said on Wednesday it was time to 'give up the confrontational rhetoric' and promised that Russian forces will leave buffer zones in Georgia around the separatist areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by midnight Wednesday. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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The French Alps are those parts of the Alps mountain range which lie in France. They are within the regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes.

The specific subranges of the Alps that are at least partly in France include (from south to north):

Mont Blanc is the highest point of the Alps and is on the French-Italian border, so it's called Monte Bianco in Italy

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "French Alps."
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