Other countries, too, are part of the effort to block the transport of nuclear materials.
Anomalies in on-board computerized controls have destabilized other A330 jets. Airbus sees no link between those cases and Flight 447.
Two weeks after the flight disappeared, investigators have pieced together many clues but still need the black boxes.
Figuring out what caused the crash could shed light on the safety of composites – new materials replacing traditional metals in many aircraft.
Veterans still make their way back - and the locals still thank them for their role in a decisive battle for the Continent.
Meet the modern-day brigands behind the sometimes sophisticated, always risky operations that raked in an estimated $80 million in ransoms in 2008.