Gabrielle Giffords improves, inspires; Jared Loughner sentenced

Gabrielle Giffords improves, inspires; Jared Loughner sentenced

Former Congressman Gabrielle Giffords continued her remarkable recovery in 2012 from a gunshot wound to the head in January 2011.
ED ADAMCZYK, United Press International

Swedish hiker killed in French Alps fall

FALUN, Sweden, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old Swedish girl was killed in a hiking accident in the French Alps after taking a wrong turn, Swedish officials confirm.

Two British tourists killed in Alps

GRENOBLE, France, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities say two British men died after leaving a bar on foot and falling over a cliff at a French ski resort in the Alps.

Train hits school bus in French Alps

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- French police say at least five children were killed and dozens of others injured when a train struck their school bus at a crossing in the French Alps.

Dirty Mont Blanc no longer blanc

PARIS, June 18 (UPI) -- Melted ice in a recent heat wave released rivers of garbage from Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, French media reported Friday.

Copter crash kills two in Alps

CHARMONIX, France, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A helicopter setting off controlled avalanches struck a ski-lift cable and crashed near Chamonix in the French Alps, killing two people.
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French Alps
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)

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

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "French Alps."
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