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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Chinese students attacked in France

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 9:04
related countries: China China
related places: Bordeaux

Bloggers in China react with outrage to news of an assault on six Chinese students in France's wine-producing Bordeaux region.
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Mali 'suicide-vest workshop found’

Friday, June 14th 2013, 18:18
related countries: Mali Mali

A workshop to make suicide vests has been discovered in northern Mali where Islamist militants have been ousted from the main towns, the French army says.
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VIDEO: Briton dies in Peking to Paris rally

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A British woman has been killed in a car crash in Siberia while taking part in the Peking to Paris vintage car rally.
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TV images show recovering Bouteflika

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 21:10
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

The first images of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since he went to Paris in April to be treated for a mini-stroke are broadcast on TV.
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French strike grounds Europe flights

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 12:50

European travellers are facing further disruption because of a strike by French air traffic controllers over plans to create a single European airspace
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VIDEO: French air controllers on strike

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 10:06

Francois Ballestero, political secretary for civil aviation at the European Transport Workers' Federation explained why air-traffic controllers are striking
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Seeding tough for Nadal - Murray

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 13:07

Britain's Andy Murray believes Rafael Nadal's expected seeding at Wimbledon is "tough" on the French Open champion.
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VIDEO: How French village 'saved our lives'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 13:04

A small French village which saved thousands of Jewish people and refugees from the Nazis has opened a museum dedicated to its wartime secret.
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Call to drop DSK pimping charges

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 11:16

French prosecutors seek to have pimping charges dropped against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying there is insufficient evidence.
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French air controllers go on strike

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 8:45
related places: Eu

French air-traffic controllers strike over against plans to create a single European airspace, ahead of similar protests planned across the EU.
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The Somali fisherman abducted and abandoned in Paris

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 0:01
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Paris

The Somali fisherman abducted and jailed in Paris
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VIDEO: Complaint filed in Halabja case

Monday, June 10th 2013, 20:02
related places: Paris

Lawyers in Paris have filed a criminal complaint against those Western companies they believe were legally responsible for supplying the gases that were used in a chemical attack on Halabja.
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Orange boss held in corruption case

Monday, June 10th 2013, 18:04
related places: Orange

Stephane Richard, the boss of telecoms firm France Telecom-Orange, is being held in custody for questioning in a corruption case.
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Pupils to visit WWI battlefields

Monday, June 10th 2013, 12:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two pupils and a teacher from each state secondary school in England will visit battlefields in France and Belgium to mark the World War I centenary, the government says.
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Italy and France economies diverge

Monday, June 10th 2013, 12:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Mixed data from the eurozone suggests the French economy picked up in April, while Italy's decline has deepened.
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Nadal thrilled by 'impossible' title

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 20:26

French Open champion Rafael Nadal says there were times he feared he would not win another title because of injury.
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Protesters target French Open final

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 18:35

Protesters against same-sex marriage target the French Open tennis tournament, one of them running onto court with a lit flare.
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Nadal wins eighth French Open title

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 16:08

Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer 6-3 6-2 6-3 to become the first man to win a Grand Slam singles title eight times.
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Froome wins Criterium du Dauphine

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 14:20

Britain's Chris Froome wins the Criterium du Dauphine ahead of the Tour de France, which starts on 29 June.
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Judge orders Paris Jackson inquiry

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 12:06

A judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson's children orders an inquiry in Paris Jackson's wellbeing after she attempted to kill herself.
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France's Hollande: Euro crisis over

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 10:32

French President Francois Hollande declares that the eurozone debt crisis, which has gripped the region for the past four years, is over.
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France 'to dissolve' far-right group

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:37

The French government is to take steps to break up a far-right group allegedly linked to the death of left-wing activist Clement Meric.
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Williams clinches French Open title

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:16

Serena Williams beats defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4 to win her first French Open singles title since 2002.
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Nadal beats Djokovic in epic semi

Friday, June 7th 2013, 17:09

Rafael Nadal reaches his eighth French Open final by beating world number one Novak Djokovic in a five-set classic.
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UBS under tax probe in France

Friday, June 7th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

UBS is being formally investigated in France on suspicion of persuading wealthy French clients to open undeclared bank accounts in Switzerland.
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French president calls Japan 'China'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:38
related countries: China China, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The French President is embarrassed by a slip of the tongue at a news conference in Tokyo as he confuses his hosts with the Chinese.
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French journalists missing in Syria

Friday, June 7th 2013, 7:20
related countries: Syria Syria

France's President Francois Hollande calls for the release of two French journalists who are missing in conflict-torn Syria.
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Sharapova and Williams set up final

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Reigning champion Maria Sharapova will face American top seed Serena Williams in Saturday's French Open final.
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Michael Jackson child in suicide bid

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 11:30

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, is recovering after an attempt to kill herself, a publicist says.
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EU proposals to take control of Libor

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 10:36
related places: Paris

European authorities are to propose bringing control of the inter-bank lending rate, Libor, under the supervision of a Paris-based regulator
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US condemns Syrian siege of Qusair

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 8:33
related countries: Syria Syria

As a BBC team visits Qusair, the US condemns "in the strongest possible terms" Syria's military campaign to retake the strategic town from rebels.
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French jobless rate climbs again

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 7:08

French unemployment rose to 10.8% in the first quarter of the year - its highest level in 15 years, figures show.
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VIDEO: China uncorks 'wine war' with France

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 1:48
related countries: China China

The French government has labelled a Chinese anti-dumping probe into wine imported from the European Union "inappropriate and reprehensible".
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Hollande wins Unesco peace prize

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Mali Mali

France's President Francois Hollande receives a major prize from the UN's cultural organisation for his decision to send troops to Mali in January.
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Nadal and Djokovic set up semi-final

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:08

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic each record straight-sets wins to tee up a much-anticipated French Open semi-final on Friday.
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Sharapova fights back to reach semis

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 14:41

Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova edges into the semi-finals with a battling win over Jelena Jankovic.
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Degas sculpture gifted to museum

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 7:02

A bronze sculpture of a horse by the French artist Edgar Degas goes on display in Cardiff after being gifted by Lucian Freud's estate gifted in lieu of inheritance tax.
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Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 2:29
related countries: Syria Syria

There is no doubt Syria's government has used sarin during the country's crisis, says France's foreign minister, without specifying where or when.
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Tsonga stuns Federer to reach semis

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 16:34

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga upsets Roger Federer to reach the French Open semi-finals with a stunning 7-5 6-3 6-3 win.
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IMF urges France to reform economy

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:48

The gap between France and its European neighbours will widen unless it introduces fresh economic reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
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Williams fights back to reach semis

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:48

Top seed Serena Williams survives a scare from Svetlana Kuznetsova before reaching the French Open semis.
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Dylan nominated for French honour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Legion

Veteran US singer Bob Dylan is nominated for France's top distinction, the Legion d'Honneur, an award previously given to musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Charles Aznavour.
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French wine 'has Italian origins'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 19:11
related countries: Italy Italy

Researchers studying Italian pottery vessels found in France from 500 BC establish that they contained wine - and the beginnings of France's wine culture.
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Djokovic digs deep to reach quarters

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 16:01

Novak Djokovic fights back to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4 and reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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Prince splashes out on Disney stay

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 14:52

Prince Fahd al-Saud hires parts of Disneyland Paris for a private visit, reportedly spending millions of euros on the event.
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Electronic election security blasted

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:02

A website says it cast several votes in France's first digital election by registering under different names.
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Why must French pupils master philosophy?

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 0:24

Why does France insist school pupils master philosophy?
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Federer survives scare in Paris

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 19:35
related places: Paris

Roger Federer was in danger of his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004 before recovering to beat Gilles Simon in France.
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Robredo makes history at French Open

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 17:18
related places: Paris

Spaniard Tommy Robredo comes from two sets down to reach the last eight of the French Open.
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Serena books place in Paris quarters

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 13:41
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Serena Williams remains on course to land her second French Open title after beating Roberta Vinci in the last 16.
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Djokovic thrashes Dimitrov in Paris

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 19:25
related countries: Italy Italy

Novak Djokovic avenges his Madrid defeat by Grigor Dimitrov as he beats the Bulgarian in straight sets at the French Open.
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Wiggins to return stronger - Roche

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 15:38
related places: Roche

Bradley Wiggins can return stronger after pulling out of the Tour de France, says 1987 winner Stephen Roche.
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Marine Le Pen faces racism charges

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 8:18

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen could face racism charges as her immunity as an MEP is lifted, the BBC learns.
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Russia expert fled over 'jail fear'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 22:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Leading Russian economist Sergei Guriev tells the BBC he has fled to France because he feared losing his freedom on trumped-up accusations.
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Man charged over soldier stabbing

Friday, May 31st 2013, 21:43
related places: Paris

Judges in France charge a man with "attempted murder linked to a terrorist enterprise" after a soldier was stabbed in a district near Paris.
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Wiggins ruled out of Tour de France

Friday, May 31st 2013, 16:52

Sir Bradley Wiggins is ruled out of the Tour de France because of the illness and injury he suffered at the Giro d'Italia.
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French Open schedule a joke - Nadal

Friday, May 31st 2013, 16:14

Rafael Nadal calls the French Open scheduling "unfair" and "a joke" after his second-round victory over Martin Klizan.
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Nadal and Federer progress in Paris

Friday, May 31st 2013, 14:21
related places: Paris

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal and 2009 winner Roger Federer advance at Roland Garros.
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VIDEO: 'Co-ordination needed for growth'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu, Paris

German chancellor Angela Merkel calls for greater co-ordination of economic policy among EU nations, at a meeting with the French president in Paris.
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Leonardo banned for nine months

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:01

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo is banned for nine months for pushing a referee.
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Djokovic sweeps into third round

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 18:55

Novak Djokovic beats Guido Pella to set up an intriguing third-round clash against Grigor Dimitrov at the French Open.
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Monaco close in on striker Falcao

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Monaco's owner Vadim Vasilyev says the club are closing in on a deal for Atletico Madrid's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.
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VIDEO: France sells off presidential wine

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 5:44

The French presidency is to auction off part of its famous wine cellar for the first time.
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Federer, Serena & Monfils post wins

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles

Roger Federer and Serena Williams make round three with easy wins, while Gael Monfils secures another fine victory.
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VIDEO: First gay couple marry in France

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:54

Two men have become the first gay couple to wed in France, just days after President Francois Hollande signed the same-sex marriage bill into law.
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First gay couple married in France

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:23

France's first gay wedding takes place amid tight security, just days after the controversial same-sex marriage bill was signed into law.
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Man 'admits French soldier stabbing'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 14:28
related places: Paris

A suspect arrested over the stabbing of a French soldier in Paris admits the attack and was probably acting on "religious ideology", prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: France set for first gay wedding

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:51

France is preparing for its first same sex marriage on Wednesday - 24 hours after the legislation was officially made law.
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Battling Watson loses on return

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Heather Watson loses in three sets to Stefanie Voegele in the French Open first round to end British interest in the singles.
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VIDEO: Man held over Paris soldier attack

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 8:53
related places: Paris

French police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a knife attack on a soldier near Paris on Saturday, officials say.
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Algeria child-selling doctor jailed

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 17:22
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

An Algerian doctor is sentenced in Algiers to 12 years for kidnapping children born to single mothers and selling them in France for adoption.
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Watson's opening match postponed

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:59
related places: Paris

Heather Watson's first-round match at the French Open is postponed until Wednesday because of rain in Paris.
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Coronavirus death reported in France

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:49

A patient infected with the novel coronavirus has died in France, according to the health ministry, after travelling in Dubai.
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French consumer confidence falls

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:24

French consumer confidence fell sharply in May, to its lowest level in nearly five years, a survey has indicated.
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EU struggles over Syria arms embargo

Monday, May 27th 2013, 20:09
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU foreign ministers are struggling to find agreement over whether to ease the arms embargo on Syria, with talks expected to continue into the evening.
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Algeria 'child traffickers' on trial

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:13
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

Thirteen people go on trial in Algiers, accused of trafficking an unknown number of children to France for a sum of money.
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Nadal survives early scare in Paris

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:01
related places: Paris

Rafael Nadal recovers from a set down to begin his French Open title defence with victory over Daniel Brands.
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Key unlocks French murder case

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:46

A key found on a murder victim enables French police to identify the man nearly two years after his body was found.
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