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France attack: Nice in mourning after deadly church stabbings

Friday, October 30th 2020, 12:03
related places: Nice

Security across France tightens after a suspected Islamist militant stabs three people to death.
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France church attacker arrived in Europe from Tunisia days ago

Friday, October 30th 2020, 8:49
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Nice

Three people were stabbed to death in Nice in what France says was an "Islamist terrorist attack".
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Covid-19: Record traffic around Paris as second French lockdown begins

Friday, October 30th 2020, 4:37
related places: Paris

Jams stretched more than 430 miles (700km) in total just hours before new measures came into force.
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France attack: Three killed in 'Islamist terrorist' stabbings

Thursday, October 29th 2020, 21:34
related places: Nice

President Macron says France will not give up its values after the attack at the Notre-Dame basilica.
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Covid: Merkel warns of 'long, hard winter' as lockdowns return

Thursday, October 29th 2020, 19:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany and France reintroduce strict measures amid dire warnings over rising Covid-19 cases.
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France attack: 'Islamist terrorist attack' leaves three dead

Thursday, October 29th 2020, 18:00
related places: Nice

Three people have died in a knife attack at a church in Nice, in what France's President described as an "Islamist terrorist attack".
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France attack: 'We will never give in', says Macron

Thursday, October 29th 2020, 17:07
related places: Nice

Three people have died in a knife attack in Nice, in what the French President called an "Islamist terrorist attack".
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LVMH and Tiffany kiss and make up over takeover dispute

Thursday, October 29th 2020, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tiffany

The French luxury brand will pay less to buy the US jeweller, ending a bitter dispute over the deal.
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Coronavirus: Macron declares second national lockdown in France

Thursday, October 29th 2020, 0:22

The tough new curbs on travel, businesses and gatherings are aimed at tackling a Covid-19 surge.
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Covid: Macron promises solidarity for new French lockdown

Wednesday, October 28th 2020, 22:11

Schools and universities will remain open as France goes into lockdown for the whole of November.
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'Growing enemies to French concept of secularism'

Wednesday, October 28th 2020, 12:22

Some people have values contrary to democracy, says a secularism in education adviser.
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Huge Bangladesh rally calls for boycott of French products

Tuesday, October 27th 2020, 14:36

Marchers burn an effigy of Emmanuel Macron after he defended cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Turkey's Erdogan urges French goods boycott amid Islam row

Monday, October 26th 2020, 16:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

The president urges people not to buy French goods after his counterpart Mr Macron defended secularism.
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Monday, October 26th 2020, 14:28

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba says he will take legal action after "total fake" reports said he was to quit international football.
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Pakistan's PM asks Facebook to ban Islamophobic content

Monday, October 26th 2020, 9:38

It comes a day after Imran Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of "attacking Islam".
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France recalls Turkey envoy after Erdogan says Macron needs 'mental check'

Sunday, October 25th 2020, 2:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

France recalls its ambassador after President Erdogan suggests French leader needs "mental check".
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My search for novelist Rumer Godden's famed French summer

Saturday, October 24th 2020, 23:10

Hugh Schofield looks for the truth behind Rumer Godden's The Greengage Summer in northern France.
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Virus to stay at least until next summer - Macron

Saturday, October 24th 2020, 7:38

The French president's comments come as daily cases in several European countries reach new highs.
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Emily in Paris: Netflix hit's creator Darren Star 'not sorry' for 'clichés'

Friday, October 23rd 2020, 11:38
related places: Paris

Darren Star says he intended the critically lambasted show to be "a love letter" to the French city.
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Coronavirus: France puts 46 million under night curfew

Friday, October 23rd 2020, 10:33

A night-time curfew already affecting nine cities will now cover two-thirds of France.
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Italian held in France on suspicion of 160 rapes and sexual assaults

Friday, October 23rd 2020, 10:23
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

The 52-year-old man, wanted in Germany, was detained in north-eastern France.
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Coronavirus: France extends overnight curfew as cases surge

Thursday, October 22nd 2020, 20:47

The 21:00 to 06:00 curfew will apply from Friday and two-thirds of French people will be affected.
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France teacher attack: Macron leads vigil for beheaded teacher

Wednesday, October 21st 2020, 23:01
related places: Paris

The French President described Samuel Paty as a "quiet hero" at a memorial in Paris.
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France teacher attack: Students 'paid €300' to identify Samuel Paty

Wednesday, October 21st 2020, 16:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Two teenagers were allegedly paid hundreds of euros to point out the teacher before he was killed.
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Samuel Paty: Beheading of teacher deepens divisions over France's secular identity

Monday, October 19th 2020, 23:16

Mass rallies over the murder of a teacher mask growing dissent over the country's secular identity.
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France teacher attack: Four pupils held over beheading

Monday, October 19th 2020, 20:50

In all, 15 people are now in custody after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty near Paris.
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France teacher attack: Rallies held to honour beheaded Samuel Paty

Sunday, October 18th 2020, 17:28

Samuel Paty was murdered after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
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France teacher attack: Suspect 'asked pupils to point Samuel Paty out'

Saturday, October 17th 2020, 19:02

The man waited for Samuel Paty, who showed Prophet Muhammad cartoons in class, and beheaded him.
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Macron calls Paris beheading 'Islamist terrorist attack'

Saturday, October 17th 2020, 7:13
related places: Paris

The teacher killed in a Paris suburb reportedly showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Coronavirus French cities start month-long curfew

Friday, October 16th 2020, 22:13

French restaurants and bars faced a busy evening before a month-long curfew started in nine cities.
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Terror inquiry after teacher beheaded near Paris

Friday, October 16th 2020, 20:55
related places: Paris

The victim is said to have shown his pupils controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
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French ex-president Sarkozy charged with 'criminal conspiracy'

Friday, October 16th 2020, 12:43

It is the latest in a string of charges against ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, which he denies.
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Coronavirus: France reports more than 30,000 new infections

Thursday, October 15th 2020, 19:41

The World Health Organization urges tough measures in France and elsewhere in Europe to save lives.
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Coronavirus: French police raid ministers' homes in pandemic inquiry

Thursday, October 15th 2020, 16:11
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Netherlands Netherlands

The health minister is among those whose homes and offices have been searched by police.
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Brexit: Why France is raising the stakes over fishing

Tuesday, October 13th 2020, 23:17

Fishing has become a key sticking point in Brexit trade talks, and French fishermen need a good deal.
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Police station near Paris attacked with fireworks

Sunday, October 11th 2020, 15:43
related places: Paris

Police say at least 40 people armed with metal bars attacked the building, causing damage to windows and cars.
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The tale of Algeria's stolen cannon and France's cockerel

Saturday, October 10th 2020, 23:50
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

Hopes grow that a gigantic weapon stolen after the invasion of Algiers in 1830 may soon be returned.
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Mali hostages: Swiss woman killed last month

Friday, October 9th 2020, 22:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Sophie Pétronin, one of four hostages released this week, alerted French officials to the killing.
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Mali hostages: Sophie Pétronin and Soumaïla Cissé freed in prisoner swap

Friday, October 9th 2020, 11:14
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Four

Sophie Pétronin and Soumaïla Cissé are among four people released by their hostage-takers.
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Coronavirus: Bars to shut in four more French cities with alert level raised

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 20:56
related places: Bars, Lille, Lyon, Saint-Etienne

Bars and restaurants are to close in Lyon, Lille, Grenoble and Saint-Etienne, as infections spike.
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Storm Alex: Deadly flash floods hit France and Italy

Monday, October 5th 2020, 16:23
related countries: Italy Italy

At least seven people are found dead as storm Alex wreaks havoc on both sides of the border.
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Coronavirus: Paris to shut bars and raise alert to maximum

Monday, October 5th 2020, 11:11
related places: Paris

Paris becomes the second French city to order bars to close again as infections continue to rise.
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Kenzo Takada: Japanese designer dies after catching Covid-19

Monday, October 5th 2020, 5:24
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Paris

Kenzo Takada was the first Japanese designer to gain prominence on the Paris fashion scene.
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French Open 2020: Simona Halep stunned by Iga Swiatek in fourth round

Sunday, October 4th 2020, 14:41

Top seed Simona Halep is out of the French Open after losing to Iga Swiatek in little more than an hour in the fourth round.
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Jessica Marcialis: Jockey wins on Tiger Tanaka for historic French win

Sunday, October 4th 2020, 13:56

Jessica Marcialis, who returned to racing after becoming a mother, becomes the first female jockey to win a top-level Group One race in France with victory on Tiger Tanaka at ParisLongchamp.
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New Caledonia referendum: South Pacific territory rejects independence from France

Sunday, October 4th 2020, 13:54

People in the French overseas territory narrowly reject independence for the second time in two years.
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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal sees off qualifier Sebastian Korda

Sunday, October 4th 2020, 12:48
related countries: United States United States

Rafael Nadal races into the quarter-finals with a demolition of American qualifier Sebastian Korda at Roland Garros.
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Storm Alex: Floods and landslides hit France and Italy

Sunday, October 4th 2020, 11:04
related countries: Italy Italy

At least two die as strong winds and heavy rain batter north-western Italy and south-eastern France.
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Storm Alex: Buildings, roads and bridges destroyed in southern France

Saturday, October 3rd 2020, 21:17

Powerful Storm Alex has brought destructive winds, rain, flooding and landslides to southern France.
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Fariba Adelkhah: French-Iranian academic temporarily released in Iran

Saturday, October 3rd 2020, 19:24
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Fariba Adelkhah has come out of jail and is with her family in Tehran, her lawyer says.
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France's Macron vows to fight 'Islamist separatism'

Friday, October 2nd 2020, 15:16

The president warns a minority of France's Muslims are in danger of forming a "counter-society".
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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Armenia 'ready' for ceasefire talks

Friday, October 2nd 2020, 12:23
related countries: Armenia Armenia, United States United States

Casualties mount in the southern Caucasus as France, Russia and the US call for a halt to fighting.
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Coronavirus: Paris poised for maximum Covid alert

Thursday, October 1st 2020, 18:34

France's health minister has warned that new measures could be introduced by Monday.
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Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 19:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

President Ilham Aliyev vows to keep fighting in an upsurge of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Activists on trial over attempt to steal African staff

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 19:43
related places: Paris

The leader of the group said they had come to claim Africa's stolen property from a Paris museum.
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French Open 2020: Kiki Bertens accused of exaggerating injury after leaving court in wheelchair

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 18:04
related countries: Italy Italy

Fifth seed Kiki Bertens leaves the court in a wheelchair after her victory over Sara Errani before being accused by the Italian of exaggerating her injury.
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Sonic boom heard across Paris

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 16:55
related places: Paris

People in the French capital are interrupted by a loud bang as a plane travels at supersonic speed.
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Félicien Kabuga: French court backs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 13:37
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kabuga, Paris

Félicien Kabuga was arrested in Paris in May after 26 years on the run - police say he used 28 aliases.
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French Open 2020: Serena Williams withdraws from competition on day four

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 10:51

Three-time French Open champion Serena Williams withdraws from the 2020 event because of injury.
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Belarus: France's Macron calls for 'peaceful transition' amid protests

Tuesday, September 29th 2020, 17:00

The French president promises to help mediate in the country following weeks of political unrest.
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France racism: Paris to commemorate slave rebellion figure

Sunday, September 27th 2020, 1:59
related places: Paris

A statue will honour Solitude, a black woman involved in a 1802 uprising in the French West Indies.
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Charlie Hebdo: Stabbings suspect 'was trying to target magazine'

Saturday, September 26th 2020, 21:01
related places: Paris

Two people were seriously injured in the attack near the Paris ex-offices of the satirical magazine.
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French Open to start with fan numbers slashed

Saturday, September 26th 2020, 16:01

The opening day of the French Open sees three Britons - Andy Murray, Johanna Konta and Dan Evans - playing at Roland Garros.
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Seven detained after knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo offices

Saturday, September 26th 2020, 4:04

Two people were seriously wounded near the former offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Rimbaud and Verlaine: France agonises over digging up gay poets

Saturday, September 26th 2020, 0:22

There is mounting pressure to have two of France's best-loved poets reinterred in the Paris Pantheon.
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Paris attack: Two people stabbed near former Charlie Hebdo office

Friday, September 25th 2020, 16:38
related places: Four, Paris

Two suspects are arrested after the incident near the scene of the deadly 2015 attack on the magazine.
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Juliette Gréco: Doyenne of French singers dies at 93

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 18:52

Her career spanned eight decades and she charmed audiences in France and beyond.
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Charlie Hebdo: French magazine's head of HR 'forced out of home'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 13:06

Marika Bret, who lost 12 colleagues in the 2015 attack, says her guards received "detailed threats".
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Two men arrested over rape of nine-year-old girl in rural France

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 9:41
related places: Villiers

The victim, a nine-year-old girl, was kidnapped and attacked in Villiers in western France.
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How Mali's coup affects the fight against jihadists

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 0:07
related countries: Mali Mali

Thousands of UN, French and regional soldiers are in Mali fighting Islamist militants - what difference will the coup make?
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Michael Lonsdale, who played James Bond villain in Moonraker, dies aged 89

Monday, September 21st 2020, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Anglo-French star played Hugo Drax opposite Roger Moore's 007 in the 1979 film Moonraker.
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French MP left red-faced after parked car blocks train

Monday, September 21st 2020, 10:24

Jean Lassalle apologises after he mistakenly left his car on a level crossing while in a hurry.
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Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar poised to win after stunning time-trial ride

Saturday, September 19th 2020, 17:57

Tadej Pogacar is poised to win the Tour de France ahead of strong favourite Primoz Roglic in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in the race's history.
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Central African Republic: Ex-officer arrested for war crimes

Saturday, September 19th 2020, 13:54
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Eric Danboy Bagale, a guard under ex-President François Bozizé, was arrested by French police.
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Violence and hostility: Inside the French police

Tuesday, September 15th 2020, 23:01

French journalist Valentin Gendrot describes the two years he spent undercover as a French police officer.
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Coronavirus: Marseille's Covid-19 hospital beds 'close to saturation'

Monday, September 14th 2020, 19:27
related places: Bordeaux

"Worrying" coronavirus increases in the southern French city and in Bordeaux spark new restrictions.
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Neymar among five sent off as Marseille beat PSG

Monday, September 14th 2020, 6:04
related places: Marseille

Neymar is one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl as Marseille beat Paris St-Germain in an action-packed Ligue 1 game.
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Coronavirus: Cases in France leap past 10,000 a day

Sunday, September 13th 2020, 11:14

Hospitalisations and intensive care admissions also rise across the country as infections soar.
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'Yellow vest' France protests: Demonstrators return to streets of Paris

Saturday, September 12th 2020, 15:23
related places: Paris

More than 200 people are arrested as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in the French capital.
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Paris Musée d'Orsay sorry for barring visitor in low-cut dress

Thursday, September 10th 2020, 12:22
related places: Mus, Orsay, Paris

Student Jeanne describes her embarrassment at being stopped from going into the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
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Ashleigh Barty: French Open champion pulls out of 2020 tournament over coronavirus

Tuesday, September 8th 2020, 6:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian cites health risks and lack of preparation as the reasons she won't be defending her Grand Slam title.
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Man blows up part of house while chasing fly

Sunday, September 6th 2020, 19:57

An electric racket and a gas leak have proved disastrous for one man in France, local media report.
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France horse mutilations: Police hunt two suspects in Losne

Sunday, September 6th 2020, 14:00
related places: Losne

About 30 horses have been attacked in France in recent months, prompting public outcry.
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The daring nun who hid and saved 83 Jewish children

Saturday, September 5th 2020, 23:09

A convent in southern France secretly gave sanctuary to 83 Jewish children during World War Two.
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France in huge coronavirus recovery plan focusing on green energy

Thursday, September 3rd 2020, 19:31

France unveils a 100bn-euro plan to kick-start the economy, with a promise to invest in green energy.
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Charlie Hebdo: 14 suspects on trial over Paris massacre

Wednesday, September 2nd 2020, 13:48
related places: Paris

They are accused of helping Islamist militants stage the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack that killed 12.
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The nudists spreading coronavirus in a French resort

Tuesday, September 1st 2020, 23:40
related places: Agde

An outbreak of Covid-19 has hit 30% of those tested in the popular naturist village of Cap d'Agde.
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Charlie Hebdo: Magazine republishes controversial Mohammed cartoons

Tuesday, September 1st 2020, 12:10

Fourteen alleged accomplices to the deadly 2015 attack on the French magazine go on trial on Wednesday.
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French magazine condemned for showing MP Danièle Obono as slave

Monday, August 31st 2020, 10:21

A right-wing French magazine accused of racism apologises to black socialist MP Danièle Obono.
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Alaphilippe wins Tour de France stage in sprint

Sunday, August 30th 2020, 18:06
related places: Nice

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe wins stage two of the Tour de France to claim the yellow jersey in Nice.
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French spying: Senior army officer investigated

Sunday, August 30th 2020, 13:19
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia

The officer is stationed with Nato in Italy and is suspected of spying for Russia, sources say.
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France Covid-19: Paris compulsory face-mask rule comes into force

Friday, August 28th 2020, 17:26

People now have to wear a mask in outdoor public places, as France fights a surge in new infections.
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Topless sunbathing defended by French interior minister

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 4:27

Gérald Darmanin tweets his support after police asked women relaxing on a beach to cover up.
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Facebook agrees to pay France €106m in back taxes

Monday, August 24th 2020, 16:37

The social networking giant has also agreed to pay France 50% more tax for 2020.
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Police make 148 arrests after clashes following PSG Champions League defeat

Monday, August 24th 2020, 7:08

French police made 148 arrests following riots in the capital after Paris St-Germain's 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
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Paris: 'World’s largest urban rooftop farm' in progress

Sunday, August 23rd 2020, 23:06
related places: Paris

A company in Paris is transforming roofs and abandoned urban areas into spaces covered in plants.
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Oradour-sur-Glane: Uproar after France Nazi massacre site vandalised

Saturday, August 22nd 2020, 21:20
related places: Oradour

President Macron condemns the "unspeakable" act at Oradour-sur-Glane, where 642 people were killed.
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Police cancel ban on Paris Saint-Germain shirts in Marseille for Champions League final

Friday, August 21st 2020, 22:35
related places: Marseille

Marseille are PSG's fierce rivals and disturbances are feared for the Champions League final.
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