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President Obama in Copenhagen

Obama and the Gang of Five cut deal in Copenhagen

Obama muscles his way into Gang of Five to hammer out environmental framework

Obama Obama and the Gang of Five cut deal in Copenhagen photo
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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Airbus A330-200 similar to the Air France plane which vanished from radar after leaving Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on route to Paris.

Air France 447 computer crash

As the first bodies from Air France 447 are found, investigators suspect a terrifying mix of weather and technological weakness was responsible

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Airbus A330-200 similar to the Air France plane which vanished from radar after leaving Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on route to Paris.

Richard Woods and Matthew Campbell Times OnLine June 7, 2009

When things go wrong at high altitude, one of the deadliest challenges for pilots is a phenomenon known as “coffin corner”. This is the point, tens of thousands of feet up, where the margin for error in controlling a sophisticated modern airliner becomes tiny. Investigators are now wondering whether Air France flight 447, which disappeared last week with 228 people on board, may have flown into coffin corner never to escape.

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Sophisticated sonar equipment on SNA Emeraude nuclear attack sub to help in search

Nuclear attack sub sent to help on search for black boxes

sna emeraude Nuclear attack sub sent to help on search for black boxes photo
Sophisticated sonar equipment on SNA Emeraude nuclear attack sub to help in search

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.
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Oil slick and debris are from passing ships not Air France 447

Brazilian Navy find sea trash not Air France debris

air france not debris Brazilian Navy find sea trash not Air France debris photo
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

Brazilian navy arrives in Air France crash area

air france flight path into storm 16 9 Brazilian navy arrives in Air France crash area photo
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