Elections for the European Union parliament ended today. Far right parties made gains, including the British National Party, a party that only allows white members, which won one seat in parliament, Times Online. Check out BBC News’ helpful election results here.
A total of 17 bodies have been recovered so far from the Air France Flight 447 crash. The bodies were found about 700 miles off of Brazil’s coast. Authorities say they can still not rule out the possibility that an explosion caused the crash, CNN.
President Omar Bongo of Gabon, 73, has reportedly died after a serving the country since 1967. Bongo was under investigation for corruption charges along with two other African leaders, BBC News. Update: According to BNO, Gabon says reports that President Bongo has died are false.