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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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France 'has vast data surveillance'

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

France secretly stores computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the US with its Prism programme, Le Monde reports.
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VIDEO: France apologises in Bolivia plane row

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 5:47
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

France has apologised to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming "conflicting information".
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France apology in Bolivia jet row

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 22:02
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

France apologises to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming the incident on "conflicting information".
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Thomas may still withdraw from Tour

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 11:16

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas admits his pelvic fracture could still force him to withdraw from cycling's Tour de France.
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Hollande sacks critical minister

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 17:55

France's President Francois Hollande sacks his Environment Minister Delphine Batho after she criticised cuts to her department.
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Gerrans takes over yellow jersey

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Nice

Simon Gerrans takes the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after his Orica GreenEdge squad won the team time trial.
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Betancourt marks 2008 Farc escape

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:12
related countries: Colombia Colombia

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt marks five years since her dramatic release by Farc militants, who held her for years in the jungle.
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Marine Le Pen loses immunity as MEP

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:03

MEPs strip France's National Front leader of parliamentary immunity, paving the way for her prosecution for incitement to hatred.
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French regulator raids Apple stores

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 11:10

Apple stores and distributors have been raided by French authorities amid accusations that Apple store rivals have been treated unfairly.
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Gerrans wins stage three in Corsica

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Simon Gerrans wins a sprint finish to clinch stage three of the Tour de France in Corsica.
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New bugging claims made against US

Monday, July 1st 2013, 4:23
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Eu

France, Greece and Italy are among allies targeted by US spying operations, according to fresh leaks, as the EU demands answers on bugging claims.
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EU outrage over US bugging claims

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

France and Germany are demanding the United States comes clean over claims its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices.
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VIDEO: EU outrage over US bugging claims

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The French and German governments are demanding the United States comes clean over allegations that its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices.
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Bakelants claims second Tour stage

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 15:53
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Tour

Jan Bakelants of Belgium wins the second stage of the 100th Tour de France and claims the overall leader's yellow jersey.
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VIDEO: Global Gay Pride: View from parades

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 3:45
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Gay Pride parades and celebrations have been held in several cities all over the world, including London, Singapore and Paris.
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VIDEO: French fears over right-wing resurgence

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 19:35

A French right-wing group has vowed to target the Tour de France in order to get its policies "noticed".
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Cavendish misses out on yellow jersey

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 16:52

Mark Cavendish's dream of claiming the Tour de France yellow jersey disappear after a crash near the end of the first stage.
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French tycoon in corruption probe

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:44

French tycoon Bernard Tapie is put under investigation, over a long-running corruption case in which IMF head Christine Lagarde is a key witness.
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Froome heads British Tour challenge

Friday, June 28th 2013, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 100th Tour de France starts on Saturday, with Chris Froome favourite to become the second British winner.
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How I gave the Taliban the slip

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 23:30

How French aid worker Pierre Borghi gave the Taliban the slip
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France moves against reheated dishes

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 19:19

French MPs approve a bill forcing restaurants to label as "home-made" dishes which were prepared from raw ingredients in their kitchen.
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Williams cruises into third round

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 13:29

Defending champion Serena Williams sweeps past French teenager Caroline Garcia to reach round three at Wimbledon.
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French auditor urges economic reform

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 10:30

France's national auditor, the Cour des Comptes, calls for urgent cuts in public spending to get the struggling economy back on track.
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Carlos the Jackal loses appeal

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 8:25

Self-styled revolutionary "Carlos the Jackal" loses an appeal against his life sentence for deadly attacks in France in the 1980s.
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The factory that refuses to die

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 23:24
related countries: United States United States

The French tyre factory at war for six years with its US owners
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Activist convicted over Dura film

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Israel Israel

A French media activist is found guilty of defamation for accusing France 2 of staging a film that accused Israel of killing a Palestinian boy in 2000.
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Gay pair take French mayor to court

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 11:35

A gay couple in south-west France take a mayor to court after he refuses to wed them under the new same-sex marriage law.
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UBS fined in France amid tax probe

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 10:12

The French unit of UBS is fined 10m euros (£8.5m; $13m) by French banking regulators for failing to tighten money-laundering controls.
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Ancelotti appointed Real Madrid boss

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 12:18
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Carlo Ancelotti takes over as Real Madrid manager, with Laurent Blanc replacing the Italian at Paris St-Germain.
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French police arrest terror suspects

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 10:01

Police in France arrest six people suspected of belonging to a radical Islamist cell and preparing attacks in the country.
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Tour de France 100

Monday, June 24th 2013, 23:00

How the world's biggest bike race began
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EU's Barroso in spat with France

Monday, June 24th 2013, 15:46
related places: Eu

The European Commission accuses some French politicians of using the EU as a "scapegoat", in a row over economic policy.
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Brother held over Alps family murder

Monday, June 24th 2013, 14:31
related places: Annecy

A 54-year-old man is arrested in Surrey in connection with the murder of his brother and three other people in the French Alps.
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Charles Aznavour announces UK return

Monday, June 24th 2013, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

French singer Charles Aznavour will perform at his first live concert in the UK for more than 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Why are the French feeling so gloomy?

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 23:13

Are the French really the gloomiest people in Europe?
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Al-Qaeda says hostages are alive

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 2:40

Al-Qaeda's North Africa branch says eight European hostages including five French nationals are alive, as relatives hold rallies across France.
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Danish driver killed in Le Mans race

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 19:37
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Le Mans

Danish driver Allan Simonsen dies after a crash in the Le Mans endurance race in France, the first death at the event since 1997.
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All Blacks complete France whitewash

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 11:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Dan Carter kicks 14 points as New Zealand beat France 24-9 in New Plymouth to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
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Tour winner Ullrich admits doping

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 10:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich confesses to doping and being treated by disgraced Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes.
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Abduction sex case teacher jailed

Friday, June 21st 2013, 16:43

A teacher is jailed for five and a half years for abducting and having sex with a 15-year-old pupil he ran off with to France.
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Depardieu fined for drunk driving

Friday, June 21st 2013, 9:02
related places: Paris

A Paris court fines French film star Gerard Depardieu 4,000 euros and suspends his driving licence for riding his scooter while drunk.
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Teacher guilty of pupil abduction

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 18:00

Jeremy Forrest, the maths teacher who went on the run in France with a 15-year-old pupil, is found guilty of child abduction.
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New Gaddafi-Sarkozy funds allegation

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Libya Libya

The late Muammar Gaddafi's interpreter says Libya helped finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign in France - an allegation he denies.
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France and Spain investigate Google

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:02
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Eu

Google's failure to address EU concerns about its consolidated privacy policy has led France and Spain to launch their own investigations.
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Olympic champion held in custody row

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 9:50
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Norway Norway

A Moroccan Olympic champion, Khalid Skah, who claims his children were abducted by Norwegian agents, is arrested in France.
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VIDEO: Project Zero: Half plane, half helicopter

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 9:40

On of the most striking items on display at the Paris Air Show is Agusta Westland's Project Zero - a flying machine that can be described as half helicopter, half aeroplane.
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VIDEO: Lourdes closed by flash floods

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 6:04
related places: Lourdes

Residents of the French town of Lourdes are clearing up after severe flash floods which forced the closure of its holy shrine.
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Froome 'relief' at Wiggins Tour loss

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 17:06

Chris Froome says Sir Bradley Wiggins's absence from the Tour de France is a "relief" after media scrutiny of their rivalry.
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French footballers' trial adjourned

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 14:50
related places: Paris

The trial of French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute is adjourned in Paris.
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Easyjet agrees large Airbus deal

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 13:46

Easyjet has agreed to buy 135 new aircraft from Airbus, in a deal announced on the second day of the Paris Air Show.
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Does Paris need new skyscrapers?

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 1:39

Critics question plans for 12 new skyscrapers
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Airbus wins orders battle at air show

Monday, June 17th 2013, 14:50
related places: Paris

Airbus secures almost £12bn of new orders on day one of the Paris air show, more than three times those of rival Boeing.
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VIDEO: 'Biggest ever' Paris air show under way

Monday, June 17th 2013, 6:50
related places: Paris

The biggest aerospace event of the year takes off in Paris this week with the two sectors that make up the industry in different moods.
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Paris Air Show set for take-off

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 23:07

Two very different moods at this year's Paris Air Show
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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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