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Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

Monday, March 18th 2019, 18:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese star Koffi Olomidé is given a two-year suspended jail term by a French court.
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Boeing: French investigators find crash 'similarities'

Monday, March 18th 2019, 18:02

French air crash investigators say there are "clear similarities" between two Boeing 737 Max crashes.
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Yellow vest protests: Paris police sacked, rally bans planned

Monday, March 18th 2019, 17:13
related places: Paris

The French government acts after businesses were vandalised on Paris's famed Champs-Élysées.
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Eurostar industrial action continues to hit services from Paris

Monday, March 18th 2019, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Severe disruption on Paris-to-London services continues on another day of industrial action.
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The Gypsy mayor who wants Gypsies to mix with everyone else

Sunday, March 17th 2019, 0:03

France has about 500,000 gypsies but only one gypsy mayor - and he is not popular with gypsy voters.
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Yellow vest protests: Violence returns to streets of Paris

Saturday, March 16th 2019, 19:14
related places: Paris

French "anti-elitist" protests increase in size - and violence - after weeks of dwindling numbers.
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'Yellow vests' protests: Violence returns to Paris streets

Saturday, March 16th 2019, 14:42
related places: Paris

Police fire tear gas at demonstrators rioting, looting and setting barricades alight in France's capital.
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Paris Jackson: 'Not my role' to defend dad Michael over abuse allegations

Friday, March 15th 2019, 9:47

The 20-year-old backs her family's efforts to clear Michael's name - but tells fans to "chill out".
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Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded 'until May at least'

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 21:58
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Paris

Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded until a software update can be installed, the FAA says
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Chickens 'gang up' to kill intruder fox on French farm

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 10:40

The small fox became trapped inside a coop with 3,000 chickens when the automatic doors closed.
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Paris street to 'shut out Instagrammers'

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 15:15

Residents are demanding a gate to keep picture-hunters off their colourful cobbled street.
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Phillipe Barbarin: French cardinal guilty of abuse cover-up

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 12:13

France's most senior Catholic cleric is handed a suspended sentence for not reporting sexual abuse.
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Michaël Chiolo attack leaves France facing new questions

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 0:53

How was Michaël Chiolo able to attack two guards and leave them seriously wounded?
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Agincourt: How does a museum remember a defeat?

Wednesday, March 6th 2019, 0:05
related places: Agincourt

The French are planning a new commemoration to the battle of Agincourt. How should a museum depict a famous defeat?
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Inmate Michaël Chiolo wounds guards at France's Condé-sur-Sarthe prison

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 21:46

He wounded two guards at a high-security prison, in a knife attack described as a "terror incident".
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French customs agents disrupt Calais port ahead of Brexit

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 16:43
related places: Calais

Traffic jams build up around the French port as customs officers carry out tighter lorry checks.
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Emmanuel Macron calls for 'EU renaissance' ahead of polls

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 11:28
related places: Eu

The French leader makes an impassioned plea for a new Europe ahead of elections in May.
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French teen deaths spark riots in Grenoble

Monday, March 4th 2019, 10:01
related places: Grenoble

The youths' scooter crashed while being chased by police, sparking two nights of clashes.
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Anti-Semitism protest at desecrated French cemetery

Sunday, March 3rd 2019, 21:56

Hundreds of people in France protest against anti-Semitism at a Jewish cemetery desecrated last month.
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The bar on wheels keeping French villages alive

Saturday, March 2nd 2019, 23:59

How one man and his mobile bistro are fighting back against the decline of rural communities.
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'Dead' Mali jihadist Amadou Koufa reappears in video

Saturday, March 2nd 2019, 15:53

French authorities are working on authenticating the video, which shows Amadou Koufa mocking armies.
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Feminine job titles get go-ahead in France

Friday, March 1st 2019, 11:29

The official guardians of the language in France yield to years of pressure to back the change.
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Air-France KLM: Dutch surprise France by taking airline stake

Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 16:04
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Shares in the holding company slide, and France's government reacts angrily to the move.
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Decathlon cancels sports hijab sale in France

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 22:46

Decathlon changes its mind about selling a sportswear hijab in France after it sparks an outcry.
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French Islamic State accused handed over to face trial in Iraq

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 11:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thirteen French citizens will face trial in Iraq for alleged support of the Islamic State group.
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Fabien Clain, French jihadist and 'voice of Paris attacks', reported killed

Thursday, February 21st 2019, 22:14
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

The French jihadist who claimed the 2015 attacks for IS is thought to have died in an air strike in Syria.
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Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France

Thursday, February 21st 2019, 4:40

France's president says that attacks seem to be at their worst level since World War Two.
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The bakeries of Bamako in Mali

Thursday, February 21st 2019, 0:59
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako. Mali.
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Karl Lagerfeld: Designer's cat Choupette 'named in his will'

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 17:42

The late designer told a French magazine last year that his cat Choupette is one of his heirs.
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Swiss bank UBS fined €3.7bn in fraud case

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 14:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss bank is found guilty of helping French clients hide billions from French tax authorities.
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Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 22:09

Around 70 demonstrations took place across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks.
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Marseille knife attacker shot dead by French police

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 20:52

A man attacks and injures at least two people in what prosecutors say was a common law assault.
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France anti-Semitism: Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 19:42
related places: Strasbourg

Nearly 100 graves are damaged at a Jewish cemetery, ahead of marches against anti-Semitism.
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Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, dies

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 16:07
related places: Paris

The fashion world pays tribute to the giant, who was working right up until his death.
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Tiny South Africa beach restaurant Wolfgat wins top award

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 11:13
related places: Paris

A South African beachside eatery wins top prize at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris.
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The French château you part own for €50

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 10:48

A 13th Century French castle that has lain in ruins since the 1930s is set for a new lease of life.
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Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 4:08
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were found on a popular beach, police say.
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Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

Tuesday, February 19th 2019, 0:09

There have been reports of anti-Semitic abuse from some French protesters, writes the BBC's Lucy Williamson.
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'Air Cocaine' drug-trafficking trial starts in France

Monday, February 18th 2019, 16:59
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Two French ex-pilots are accused of trying to smuggle a huge drugs stash from the Dominican Republic.
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Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 14:19
related places: Paris

A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher.
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Ligue du LOL: Secret boys’ club cyber-bullying shakes French media

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 12:22
related places: Lol

Léa Lejeune was harassed by a group known as Ligue du LOL in a scandal that has shaken French media.
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Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 1:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond - a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.
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Vatican envoy Luigi Ventura faces sexual assault claim

Friday, February 15th 2019, 14:13

Archbishop Luigi Ventura, ambassador to France, is alleged to have molested a junior official.
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What is the EU's controversial Article 13?

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 13:13
related places: Eu

The final version of the new EU copyright law is agreed after three days of talks in France.
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Christophe Dettinger: French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 22:45
related places: Paris

The ex-boxing champion is sentenced for assaulting police officers at a Paris protest in January.
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French cash delivery man arrested after a van with €3m vanishes

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 21:31
related places: Paris

The other two members of the team returned to see their van had disappeared near Paris.
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French mayor issues ban on 'excessive dog barking'

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 17:26

"If dogs have mouths, it's so they can bark," one critical animal rights activist said of the ban.
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Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women

Tuesday, February 12th 2019, 10:24

Media execs at several major outlets used anonymous accounts to harass women writers and activists.
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Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal ads'

Monday, February 11th 2019, 12:43

The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French law.
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French 'yellow vest' protester loses fingers in violent unrest

Saturday, February 9th 2019, 20:00

A rubber pellet grenade injures a protester's hand as thousands take to the streets again in France.
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Chad: 'More than 250 rebels' captured in convoy raid

Saturday, February 9th 2019, 16:52
related countries: Libya Libya

French military are involved in an operation to stop a convoy of vehicles from Libya.
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France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 18:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

France recalls its ambassador to Rome after an Italian minister met French "yellow-vest" protesters.
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Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, WHO says

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 13:45
related countries: Greece Greece

More than 90% of cases were reported in 10 countries, including France, Italy and Greece.
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Yellow-vest protests: France warns Italy Deputy PM Di Maio

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 23:27
related countries: Italy Italy

Paris describes as "unacceptable" a meeting between Luigi Di Mao and anti-government protesters.
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French-German rail merger blocked by Brussels

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 12:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium, China China, Germany Germany
related places: Brussels

France's finance minister says ruling against the Siemens-Alstom tie-up 'serves the interests of China'.
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Paris fire: Ten dead and many injured at apartment block

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 20:46
related places: Paris

One of the deadliest fires in the French capital in years is being investigated as possible arson.
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Paris fire: Survivor 'jumped across balconies' to escape

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 20:36
related places: Paris

A woman describes her escape from a fatal apartment fire in Paris.
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Paris fire: Firefighters tackle blaze

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 7:49
related places: Paris

Ten people have died after a fire broke out in an apartment complex in south-western Paris, officials say.
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Italy avalanche kills British and French skiers

Monday, February 4th 2019, 15:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A weekend of avalanches leaves eight people dead, including British, French and Belgian citizens.
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World War One grenade among potatoes at Hong Kong crisp factory

Sunday, February 3rd 2019, 10:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The device was found among a delivery of potatoes from France sent to a crisp factory in Hong Kong.
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Yellow-vest protests: French demonstrators condemn police violence

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 15:58

The latest "yellow-vest" protests focus on the use of riot guns that has led to serious injuries.
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French rugby players' deaths raise concern over safety

Saturday, February 2nd 2019, 0:29

French rugby is currently under a shadow cast by the deaths of four players in the past eight months
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France puts up food and drink prices under new law

Friday, February 1st 2019, 13:06
related places: Camembert

A law aimed at helping French farmers makes Camembert, Nutella and other brands more expensive.
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Canadian tourist rape: Paris police jailed for seven years

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 19:44
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

Two officers are convicted of carrying out the attack at a Paris police headquarters.
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UK, France and Germany create payments system to trade with Iran

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 18:21
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK, Germany and France create a payment system to allow trade with Iran without breaching US sanctions.
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Gilets jaunes: France to ban masks at protests amid unrest

Thursday, January 31st 2019, 11:22

After months of protests, France will prohibit face coverings and even specific people from rallies.
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Bastia attack: Gunman found dead in police raid

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 23:55

France's interior minister says "the fanatic committed suicide" after killing one and injuring five.
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Emiliano Sala: Cushions 'from missing plane' found

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 18:38

Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson disappeared while flying from France.
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Nazi SS man investigated for incitement over Ascq massacre

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 12:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ascq

Karl Münter was convicted in absentia over a massacre in France, and now lives in northern Germany.
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Armed gang free prisoner in south-eastern France

Monday, January 28th 2019, 16:30

The gunmen knock a guard to ground to release the inmate, who was to face a judge for armed robbery.
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Bilal Hassani: Who is France's Eurovision entry?

Monday, January 28th 2019, 14:37

Eurovision isn't until May, but young queer icon Bilal Hassani is already taking the world by storm.
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'Red scarves' march in Paris against yellow-vest violence

Sunday, January 27th 2019, 18:22
related places: Paris

About 10,000 people call for an end to weeks of often violent yellow-vest demonstrations.
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Banksy tribute to Bataclan terror victims stolen in Paris

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A mural by the British artist painted in tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attack is removed.
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Venezuela crisis: Maduro given ultimatum by European leaders

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 22:22
related countries: Spain Spain

A number of EU countries say they will recognise Venezuela's opposition if elections are not called.
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Windmills of Your Mind composer Michel Legrand dies aged 86

Saturday, January 26th 2019, 8:51

During his long career, the Oscar-winning French artist wrote more than 200 film and TV scores.
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Five dead in air collision on France-Italy border

Friday, January 25th 2019, 17:10
related countries: Italy Italy

A helicopter and a light aircraft collided in the Italian Alps, killing five people and injuring two.
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African migration: Is the CFA franc forcing people to leave?

Friday, January 25th 2019, 2:05
related countries: Italy Italy

A spat between Italy and France has reignited a debate over French involvement in its former African colonies.
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Renault and Nissan usher in new era

Thursday, January 24th 2019, 16:38

The car giants commit to their alliance as its architect Carlos Ghosn is replaced at the helm of Renault.
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Dangerous chemicals found in nappy tests by French authority

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 16:14

Chemicals found in disposable nappies exceed safety levels, France's national health agency warns.
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Chris Brown: US singer released in Paris rape inquiry

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 22:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The American singer denies wrongdoing after a woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room.
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Paris in the snow, in pictures

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 18:30

The French capital is turned into a winter wonderland with the first dusting of snow of the season.
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French Chef 'surprised' to be back in Michelin guide

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 13:27
related places: Le Suquet

Sebastien Bras's restaurant Le Suquet is back in the guide, despite his request to be removed.
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Emiliano Sala: Born in Argentina, reputation forged in France

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 11:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Santa Fe

Emiliano Sala was born in Santa Fe, Argentina - but it is in France that the 28-year old has forged his reputation.
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France summons Italian envoy over Africa remarks

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 11:18
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian ambassador is summoned after Deputy PM Luigi di Maio accuses France of exploiting Africa.
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Horsemeat scandal: Trial of firms accused of selling horse as beef opens in Paris

Monday, January 21st 2019, 19:54
related places: Paris

Millions of ready meals were withdrawn from sale after they were found to contain horse, not beef.
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Courchevel: Two killed in fire at French ski resort

Sunday, January 20th 2019, 22:31

A large fire broke out in a building housing seasonal workers in a popular French Alpine resort.
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Courchevel fire: Footage shows deadly blaze at French ski resort

Sunday, January 20th 2019, 12:50
related places: Courchevel

Two people were killed and more than 20 injured in the blaze at Courchevel in France.
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An alpaca walks into a French optician's...

Saturday, January 19th 2019, 18:05
related places: Hennebont

The animal spent half an hour in the shop in the French town of Hennebont before its owner arrived.
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Gilets Jaunes: French 'flash-ball' row over riot-gun injuries

Friday, January 18th 2019, 12:22

The government faces a wave of anger over police riot guns fired during yellow-vest protests.
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Meng Hongwei: Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

Friday, January 18th 2019, 12:02
related countries: China China

Grace Meng's husband is in a Chinese jail and she already has French police protection.
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Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 0:14
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Hermes

France's luxury retailer Hermes is trying to become a big player in Switzerland's exclusive watch industry.
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Gilets jaunes: Will Macron's Grand Debate tackle French crisis?

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 16:27

France's president launches a national consultation in response to the "gilets jaunes" protests.
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Paris bakery explosion death toll rises to four

Sunday, January 13th 2019, 13:37

The body of a woman is found in the rubble of the buildings destroyed by a huge explosion on Saturday.
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Gilets Jaunes stage ninth round of protests in France

Saturday, January 12th 2019, 21:53

Thousands turn out across France for new "yellow vests" protests, with dozens of arrests.
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