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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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Deported Roma girl's family attacked

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 19:23

The parents of a Kosovo Roma schoolgirl, whose deportation from France sparked an outcry, are attacked in the divided city of Mitrovica.
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Alps murders police 'covering up'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The brother of a Briton among four people killed in the Alps denies arranging the murders, and says French police do not want to find a French culprit.
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VIDEO: Roma girl 'can return to France'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 18:10

French President Francois Hollande has said a 15-year-old girl of Roma descent who was deported to her father's home country Kosovo, can return to France to continue her studies - without her family.
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Roma girl 'can return to France'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 14:32

A Roma girl whose deportation sparked protests can return from Kosovo to finish her studies, but her family cannot, French President Hollande says.
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VIDEO: Inside Paris' purrfect cat cafe

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 8:58
related places: Paris

A cafe in Paris is offering customers the chance to stroke a cat whilst sipping on their coffee.
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VIDEO: Students clash with Paris police

Friday, October 18th 2013, 18:25
related places: Paris

Demonstrators protesting against the removal of a foreign student from France have clashed with police in Paris.
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Protesters disrupt French schools

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:52
related places: Paris

Secondary schools in Paris and other French cities are again disrupted by pupils protesting at the removal of two foreign students from France.
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France ruling backs gay marriage

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:13

France's highest court rules that mayors cannot refuse to hold same-sex marriage ceremonies.
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How did van Gogh find colour?

Friday, October 18th 2013, 0:14
related places: Paris, Vincent

The two years in Paris that changed Vincent van Gogh
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VIDEO: French students protest deportation

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 20:05
related places: Paris

High school students in Paris have blocked the entrance to several schools, in protest at the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma girl to Kosovo.
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French pupils march over expulsions

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:11
related places: Paris

Thousands of schoolchildren in Paris and other parts of France demonstrate in anger over the controversial expulsion of two foreign teenagers.
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France neo-Nazi trial postponed

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 14:32
related countries: Norway Norway

A French court postpones the trial of the Norwegian neo-Nazi musician, Kristian "Varg" Vikernes, accused of inciting racial hatred.
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Coen brothers receive France honour

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 7:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Joel

US filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen receive France's highest cultural honour at a ceremony in Paris.
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VIDEO: Police seize girl, 15, on school trip

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 4:46

A row has erupted in France over the treatment of a Roma girl, who was detained by police on a school trip so she that could be expelled as an illegal immigrant.
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Roma expulsion row grips France

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 17:30

France's Socialist government becomes embroiled in a row over the expulsion of a Kosovo Roma schoolgirl, who was removed from her school bus.
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Watch Dogs delay wounds games maker

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:52

More than a quarter of Ubisoft's market value is wiped out after the French video games publisher delays the launch of hacker-themed title Watch Dogs.
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French bull gores cyclist to death

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 12:39
related countries: Germany Germany

An escaped bull gores a German cyclist to death and injures his wife on a road in the Camargue region of southern France, in a rare attack.
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English 'beat French to frogs legs'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 12:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A major archaeological dig unearths evidence of frogs legs being eaten in Britain, some 8,000 years before France, organisers say.
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Danone in China management shuffle

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 3:44
related countries: China China

Dumex, a baby food brand owned by French firm Danone, says it will appoint new management following allegations of bribery in China.
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Reclaiming Paris's River Seine quayside

Monday, October 14th 2013, 23:35
related places: Paris

Paris reclaims the banks of the Seine for pedestrians and cyclists
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Avon to close its French operations

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The French operations of the US cosmetics giant Avon Products are to be closed by the end of the month, its Paris office says.
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Chinese held in Paris euro coin row

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:56
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Two Chinese tourists are briefly detained in Paris on suspicion of forgery after trying to settle their hotel bill with one-euro coins.
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French far-right wins local election

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 21:53

A candidate for the National Front party wins a local by-election in south-eastern France, amid signs the far-right party is gaining in strength.
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Balding and Tatchell on Pink List

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 6:38

Journalist Paris Lees, TV presenter Clare Balding and activist Peter Tatchell top a "Pink List" celebrating influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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Why I shun the Champs Elysees

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 1:20
related places: Paris

Why I tell visitors to Paris to shun the Champs Elysees
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VIDEO: State funeral for Vietnam's Giap

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 15:18
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam is holding an elaborate, two-day state funeral for General Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.
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France remands 'top al-Qaeda man'

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 13:25
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Paris, Frenchman

A Frenchman believed to have had links to a German al-Qaeda cell behind the 11 September attacks on the US is remanded in custody in Paris.
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Vietnam state funeral for general

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 11:16
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

A two-day state funeral is under way in Vietnam for General Vo Nguyen Giap, credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces in his country.
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French court upholds fracking ban

Friday, October 11th 2013, 15:06

France's constitutional council rejects an attempt to overturn a ban on fracking, the controversial method of extracting gas from rock.
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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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VIDEO: Sexist taunts halt French parliament

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 2:04

A French MP has sparked outrage and been fined, after he mocked a female colleague by clucking like a chicken in parliament.
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French director Patrice Chereau dies

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 8:43

French cinema, opera and theatre director Patrice Chereau, whose work included 1994 film La Reine Margot, dies at the age of 68.
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Marseille battles image as France's murder capital

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 0:44

Battling Marseille's image as France's murder capital
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Sarkozy secret cash case 'dropped'

Monday, October 7th 2013, 14:44

A criminal investigation into French former President Nicolas Sarkozy over alleged secret campaign financing in the "Bettencourt affair" is dropped, judicial sources say.
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Once-banned protest songs make comeback

Friday, October 4th 2013, 23:51

The dance music once banned for being a threat to France
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A lost city captured on film

Friday, October 4th 2013, 23:24

The photographer who captured the 'little Paris of the East'
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VIDEO: Vietnam's General Giap dies

Friday, October 4th 2013, 22:25
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
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Vietnam war leader General Giap dies

Friday, October 4th 2013, 18:53
related countries: United States United States

Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam's legendary general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
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Madagascar mob kills two Europeans

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 18:14
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Angry protesters in Madagascar burn to death two European men they suspected had trafficked the organs of a missing child for witchcraft rituals.
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Amazon lashes out at new French bill

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 17:47

France's new bill supporting independent bookstores against competition from web-based retailers introduces "discrimination against online consumers", says Amazon.
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Europe fight back to lead Seve Trophy

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 17:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Continental Europe secure a two-point lead over Great Britain and Ireland after day one of the Seve Trophy in France.
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French court fines Ryanair 8m euros

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 16:34

A French court fines Ryanair more than 8m euros (£6.7m) after ruling the low-cost airline broke local labour laws.
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Call to rewrite France WWI records

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 21:03

A panel of French historians calls for the records of soldiers who were shot for cowardice and desertion in World War I to be rewritten.
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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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