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President Obama in Copenhagen
President Obama announced a framework deal for climate change with four other nations.
China, India, Brazil and South Africa were holding all the cards on a agreement and Obama used his persuasion to close the deal.
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Brazil and France give out conflicting messages on Air France 447
Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 6, 2009 with stories from BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and AP
Conflicts between Brazilian and French authorities are being blamed for differing reports from the search area of downed Air France flight 447.
The plane disappeared without a trace five days ago with 228 people on board.
Oil slick and debris are from passing ships not Air France 447 (Brazilian Air Force)
No debris sited yet
story from Agence France Press
Enthusiastic reports of sightings of oil slick and potential fuselage pieces from the air turned out to be false hopes in the search for debris from Air France flight447 which was lost with 228 people on board.
“RED-FACED Brazilian officials have said debris they thought was from an Air France crash in the Atlantic was in fact sea “trash”, adding to the uncertainties surrounding the jet tragedy.”
“Up to now, no material from the plane has been recovered,” Brigadier Ramon Cardoso, director of Brazilian air traffic control, told reporters in the northeastern city of Recife.” Continue reading
Weather map of Atlantic at the time of crash, last known contact at 2:15 UTC
Daunting search begins of the vast mid-Atlantic Ocean
Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 4, 2009 with story from BBC News
The Brazilian Navy reached the debris field of Air France flight 447 early this morning. Continue reading
Brazilian aircraft have sighted debris on the Atlantic ocean, possibly from Air France flight 447 with 228 on board
Brazilian Air Force searching for debris from Air France 447
Story from BBC News