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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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Brother of one of four slain in French Alps arrested in England

CHESSINGTON, England, June 24 (UPI) -- The brother of one of four people slain in the French Alps in 2012 was arrested Monday on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, British officials reported.

Body found in French Alps believed to be missing British soldier

LES DEUX ALPES, France, April 26 (UPI) -- The body of a man believed to be a British soldier missing since February was found by hikers in the French Alps, The Local reported.
Astronomers wowed by 'efficiency' of distant star-making galaxy

Astronomers wowed by 'efficiency' of distant star-making galaxy

PASADENA, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- Astronomers say they've observed the most "energy efficient" galaxy ever seen, one that's converting fuel into stars with almost 100-percent efficiency.

Bus driver killed in crash praised as hero

GRENOBLE, France, April 18 (UPI) -- The driver of a British bus that crashed in the French Alps may have saved the lives of everyone else on board, a French official said.

4 skiers killed in French Alps avalanches

CHAMBERY, France, April 15 (UPI) -- Two avalanches in the French Alps this past weekend killed four cross-country skiers, authorities said.

Police: Newly found DNA may aid French Alps shooting investigation

LAKE ANNECY, France, April 13 (UPI) -- French detectives said they've found new unidentified DNA on evidence from the scene of the shooting deaths of an Iraqi family visiting from England.

Brother questioned in Alps slayings

CHESSINGTON, England, March 30 (UPI) -- Investigators have questioned the brother of a victim in the shooting death of four people in the French Alps, police said.

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Father, son found dead in French Alps

CHAMONIX, France, March 17 (UPI) -- A British man and his 12-year-old son were found dead Sunday in a highly dangerous area of the French Alps, officials said.

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France to lure Bollywood films to Alps

PARIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A French culture minister is imploring Indian filmmakers to use the French Alps next time they need a dramatic mountain background for a Bollywood flick.
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