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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: news

Swiss wargame casts France as enemy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:02
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss army has carried out a training exercise which simulated an attack by France, it emerges.
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Alpine climber finds 'crash' jewels

Friday, September 27th 2013, 16:29

A French mountain climber finds a box of precious jewels in the Alps in what is thought to be debris from an Air India crash decades ago.
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French police clear town Roma camp

Friday, September 27th 2013, 13:54
related places: Roubaix

Police in the northern French town of Roubaix dismantle a Roma (Gypsy) camp, days after the interior minister says most Roma should be expelled.
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'Arrests' in Paris gold theft probe

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:56
related places: Paris

Police investigating the theft of gold bars worth 1.6m euros from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris arrest six people, reports say.
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Danone in new China bribery claims

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 2:13
related countries: China China

A second unit of the French food group Danone starts an internal investigation into claims that it bribed doctors in China in an effort to boost sales.
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French minister defends Roma remarks

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 18:18

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls defends widely criticised comments calling for Roma (Gypsies) to be expelled.
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French public debt to hit record

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 11:49

France's government unveils its 2014 budget, which shows public debt will hit a record level in 2014
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Israel mulls action over aid scuffle

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 13:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel has threatened to take action against a French diplomat after video emerged of her lashing out at an Israeli soldier.
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Venezuelan guardsmen in drugs arrest

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 17:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Police in Venezuela arrest three members of the National Guard on suspicion of helping smuggle a record 1.3 tonnes of cocaine to France.
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A French Dornier surfaces bit by bit

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 23:55

The WWII bomber that locals hid, and wanted to forget
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Huge cocaine haul seized in Paris

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 19:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Paris

Police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport seize more than one tonne of cocaine hidden in suitcases on board an Air France flight from Venezuela.
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Hollande to meet Rouhani at UN

Friday, September 20th 2013, 18:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, Paris says.
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French riots: Police to stand trial

Friday, September 20th 2013, 12:02

Two French police officers are to be tried for failing to save two teenagers whose 2005 deaths led to widespread rioting.
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French minister attacks German wages

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 0:32
related countries: Germany Germany

A French economy minister intervenes in Germany's election campaign by calling for wages to be raised in order to ensure fairer competition.
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Air France plans to cut 2,800 jobs

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 13:50

French carrier Air France says it plans to cut a further 2,800 jobs through voluntary redundancy as it struggles to cut costs.
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France eyes child beauty pageant ban

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:38

Parliament in France moves to ban child beauty pageants on the grounds that they promote the "hyper-sexualisation" of minors.
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French citizen dies in Egypt custody

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 9:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A French citizen dies while in police custody in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, with security sources saying he was beaten to death by fellow detainees.
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France and Russia admit Syria rift

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The foreign ministers of Russia and France disagree publicly over who is to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, after meeting in Moscow.
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Storm over French jewel thief killer

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:21
related places: Nice

Anger grows in France after a jeweller who shot and killed a teenage robber in the southern city of Nice is charged with voluntary homicide.
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Danone hit by China bribery claims

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:42
related countries: China China

A baby food brand owned by France's Danone says it is investigating claims the company bribed hospital staff in China to promote its products.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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Call for 'strong' UN text on Syria

Monday, September 16th 2013, 13:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

France, Britain and the US will seek a UN resolution with "serious consequences" for Syria if it fails to comply with a chemical weapons handover.
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France welcomes US-Russia Syria deal

Monday, September 16th 2013, 4:34
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande says the deal on Syria's chemical weapons is an "important step", as he prepares to host further talks in Paris.
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France to release genocide suspect

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:32
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court orders the release of a former Rwandan colonel, wanted by the African nation for his alleged role in the 1994 genocide.
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Wiggins 'considered quitting 2012 Tour'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 11:22

Eventual winner Bradley Wiggins thought about pulling out of the 2012 Tour de France, according to ex-Team Sky manager Sean Yates.
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Louvre fears mass ticket scam

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:49
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

The Louvre museum in Paris calls in the police amid fears thousands of fake tickets have been sent in from China.
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Japan anger over Fukushima cartoon

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 8:47
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japan will formally protest about a cartoon in a French satirical weekly of sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Panda diplomacy sparks Belgium row

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium, China China

China's loan of two giant pandas to Belgium triggers a row, after it emerges the bears will go to a zoo in the French-speaking part of the country.
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Clubs 'to set up new European cup'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 17:39

English and French rugby union clubs say they will set up a new tournament to replace the Heineken Cup from next season.
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France floats tough UN Syria move

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 15:33
related countries: Syria Syria

France urges a tough UN Security Council on Syria's chemical weapons, as Damascus accepts a Russian plan to put them under international control.
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VIDEO: The many faces of a Paris artist

Monday, September 9th 2013, 15:58
related places: Paris

A Paris-based street artist has spent several years creating sculptures of his face and installing them as art installations around the French capital.
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VIDEO: Police investigate Paris jewel raid

Monday, September 9th 2013, 15:37
related places: Paris

French police are investigating a jewellery robbery in Paris - the latest in a series of high-profile thefts in France.
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France hit by another jewels theft

Monday, September 9th 2013, 14:39
related places: Paris

French police are investigating a daring jewellery robbery in Paris - the latest in a series of high-profile thefts seen this summer.
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America's oldest ally in from the cold

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

How US and France healed wounds inflicted by Iraq
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Kerry seeks Arab support over Syria

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris, Arab

US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Arab leaders in Paris as part of a tour to gather support for military intervention in Syria.
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Alps killer 'an experienced gunman'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One year on from the murder of three UK family members in the French Alps, police say they believe the killer was an experienced gunman.
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VIDEO: Alps murders 'may never be solved'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Annecy

French and British police are due to hold a news conference in the French town of Annecy, to give an update on their investigation into the killing of three members of a British family, together with a Frenchman.
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French club director's son shot dead

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 21:16

The son of Jose Anigo, sporting director of French football club Olympique Marseille, is shot dead in a suspected gangland killing.
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French Alps murder: Police still seeking answers one year on

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 13:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alps police still seek British family's killer
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AFP 'wrong' to drop Hollande photo

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:09

News agency AFP says it was an "error" to pull an unflattering picture of French President Hollande after it was posted on social media sites.
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German leader visits massacre site

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck becomes the first top German dignitary to visit Oradour-sur-Glane where hundreds of French villagers were massacred in 1944.
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VIDEO: German visit to Nazi atrocity village

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:57
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck is to become the first senior dignitary from German to visit Oradour-sur-Glane in France, where 642 people were killed by Nazi troops in June 1944.
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Louvre restores famous winged statue

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:38
related places: Paris

One of the most famous statues in the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, is removed from view for a year of restoration.
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More than 2m have fled Syria - UN

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UN's refugee agency says two million Syrians are now refugees, as the US and France push for military action over chemical weapons claims.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Syrian regime 'led chemical attack'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 20:21
related countries: Syria Syria

France says the chemical attack near Damascus last month "could not have been ordered and carried out by anyone but the Syrian government".
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VIDEO: The rise of the rickshaw in Paris

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok, Paris

Rickshaws and tuk tuks are more commonly spotted on the bustling streets of Delhi or Bangkok, but now Paris is seeing a steady rise in their numbers on its roads.
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France backs US on Syria action

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

President Hollande says France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement.
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Hermes sales growth drives profits

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:19
related places: Hermes

French luxury goods retailer Hermes sees profits jump as its global luxury goods sales remain robust in all regions, despite uncertain economic outlook.
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Murray through with late-night win

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 3:34
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray begins his US Open title defence with a straight-sets win against France's Michael Llodra.
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Depardieu throws Belgian barbecue

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 20:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The French film star Gerard Depardieu, whose erratic behaviour made headlines all year, throws a big housewarming barbecue in Belgium.
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Congo general arrested in France

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 11:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

A general from Congo-Brazzaville is arrested in France and put under formal investigation for crimes against humanity, court officials say.
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Cantona to head film festival jury

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Footballer turned actor Eric Cantona is to head the jury at this year's Dinard Film Festival, an annual celebration of British film held in northern France.
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Amelie on its way to Broadway stage

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:22

The 2001 Oscar-nominated French film Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou, is on its way to Broadway.
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Murray begins US Open against Llodra

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Andy Murray is drawn against France's Michael Llodra in the first round of the US Open.
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Sahara militant Islamists 'merge'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:14
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Mali Mali

Fighters loyal to Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar have merged with Malian Islamists to take revenge against France for its Mali campaign, a statement says.
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VIDEO: Epic race across France tests runners

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:08
related places: Gruissan, Roscoff

The Trans Gaule is a gruelling running race from Roscoff on France's north coast to Gruissan-Plage in the south.
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AUDIO: Thatcher unlikely patron of Daft Punk

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As Daft Punk sell more singles in the UK than any other track this century, John Laurenson reports on why French music has become so incredibly cool.
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Pink Panther suspect held in France

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 13:13

A suspected member of a gang of jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers is arrested in southern France.
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VIDEO: French 'brainwashed' to fight in Syria

Monday, August 19th 2013, 19:11
related countries: Syria Syria

What makes French white men fight for Islam in Syria?
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Arsenal in £10m bid to sign Cabaye

Monday, August 19th 2013, 14:40

Arsenal make an offer in the region of £10m for Newcastle's France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Kermode is new Observer film critic

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 13:48

Mark Kermode is announced as the new chief film critic for The Observer, replacing Philip French when he retires next month.
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Working the soil in far-off lands

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 1:01

How the volunteer farming movement took off in France
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French lawyer Jacques Verges dies

Friday, August 16th 2013, 10:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Controversial French lawyer Jacques Verges, whose clients included Carlos the Jackal, dies aged 88.
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VIDEO: Double take: Hundreds of twins at festival

Friday, August 16th 2013, 1:47

Hundreds of twins but also triplets and quadruplets have gathered in a French village in Brittany to celebrate their uniqueness.
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Nairo Quintana revives Colombians' passion for cycling

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Tour de France star Nairo Quintana inspires Colombia
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Tottenham complete £9m deal for Capoue

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:49
related places: Toulouse

Tottenham sign France international midfielder and central defender Etienne Capoue from Toulouse.
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Wimbledon champion Bartoli retires

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:57

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli says she is quitting tennis aged 28 because of persistent injury problems.
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French tennis star Bartoli to retire

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 4:53

Wimbledon women's champion Marion Bartoli shocks the tennis world by announcing she is retiring from the professional game.
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French football sees red over Monaco tax breaks

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Monaco Monaco

French football clubs see red over Monaco's tax breaks
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Confidence in short supply at French flea market

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:02

Confidence is in short supply at world-famous flea market
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VIDEO: Traders 'on brink' at giant flea market

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:54

France is to publish figures for the second quarter of 2013 with economists predicting a slight rise in growth.
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Amputee swimmer's wheelchair found

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:20

A stolen custom-made wheelchair belonging to French amputee swimmer Philippe Croizon is found after he makes an emotional appeal.
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Amputee swimmer's wheelchair stolen

Monday, August 12th 2013, 11:41

French swimmer Philippe Croizon, who lost all his limbs in an accident, makes a public appeal after the theft of his custom-made wheelchair.
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French serviceman 'in mosque plot'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 20:23
related places: Lyon

A French military serviceman is arrested in Lyon for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque, the interior ministry says.
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France: No change to 2013 forecasts

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:18

France's finance minister denies that the eurozone's second-biggest country has revised down its economic prospects for 2013.
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VIDEO: Museum brings robots back to life

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 2:01

France's history as a pioneer of automatons is being celebrated at a new exhibition.
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'Human trafficking ring' broken up

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 10:16
related countries: China China, Spain Spain, United States United States

Dozens of people have been arrested in Spain and France on suspicion of smuggling Chinese migrants into Europe and the US, police say.
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French police step up watch on British drivers

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police home in on lax British drivers
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