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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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Kazakh oligarch arrested in France

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 8:20

Kazakh fugitive opposition oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov accused of embezzling billions of dollars has been arrested in southern France, officials say.
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Luxury watch store robbed in Cannes

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:06
related places: Cannes

Two armed men rob a luxury watch store in Cannes, days after gems worth 103m euros were stolen from a nearby hotel in the French Riviera town.
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Strauss-Kahn: 'Politics over for me'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Scandal-hit French Socialist and ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he is now an economic advisor to Russian firms and his political career is over.
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How French secretly filmed prison camp life in WWII

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:15

How French prisoners made a secret film of their camp
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Cannes gem robbery worth 100m euros

Monday, July 29th 2013, 16:56
related places: Cannes

The value of jewels stolen in a dramatic armed raid in the French Riviera resort of Cannes is now put at more than 100m euros.
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France praises Mali's election

Monday, July 29th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Mali Mali

France hails Mali's presidential election, the first since a coup and an Islamist-led insurgency which it helped repel, a "great success".
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Cannes thief in jewel heist

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:35
related places: Cannes

An armed man steals jewels worth 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in a hold-up at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in the French resort of Cannes, officials say.
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VIDEO: Cannes thief in hotel jewel heist

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 15:54
related places: Cannes

An armed man steals jewels worth 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in a hold-up at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in the French resort of Cannes.
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Merger makes world's biggest ad firm

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom announce a merger to create the world's biggest advertising company worth $35.1bn (£22.8bn).
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I could not watch the Tour - Wiggins

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 20:30

Sir Bradley Wiggins admits he could not watch the 2013 Tour de France after fitness issues meant he could not defend his title.
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Tour chief criticises Harman letter

Friday, July 26th 2013, 15:46

Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme dismisses Labour MP Harriet Harman's request for a women's edition to next year's race.
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Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial

Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:55

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to face trial on pimping charges, French prosecutors say.
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Friday, July 26th 2013, 11:10

The French parliament agrees to amend legislation to make it legal to insult the president, changing a law imposing a fine dating back to 1881.
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Iran write-off hits Renault profits

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault reports a huge fall in profits for the first half of 2013 after writing off the entire value of its business in Iran.
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France investigates chain's 'models'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Abercrombie

The US clothes retailer Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F) is under investigation in France for possible discrimination based on job applicants' looks.
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VIDEO: Historic landmark stripped of trees

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 9:59

42,000 plane trees line Canal du Midi in southern France and all will be chopped down as a deadly fungus continues to spread along the banks.
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MP faces prosecution for Roma remark

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:03

A French MP is facing prosecution for allegedly endorsing Hitler's crimes against the Roma (Gypsies) during a confrontation with travellers.
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Beach smoking ban call stirs French

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 10:14

A call by France's health minister for local authorities to ban smoking in parks and on beaches sparks a lively debate.
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Wiggins & Froome 'can team up again'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 23:16

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome can team up in the 2014 Tour de France.
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Froome can be 'multiple champion'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Dave Brailsford believes Britain's 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome can be a "multiple champion".
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VIDEO: Joy for Chris Froome's first coach

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Chris Froome's first coach and mentor in Kenya has spoken of his joy at the cyclist's Tour de France win.
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French Muslims choose burial abroad

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 23:34

Why French Muslims often choose to be buried abroad
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Froome triumphs in Tour de France

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 19:33
related places: Paris

Britain's Chris Froome wins the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Marcel Kittel claims the final stage in Paris.
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Hollande's ministers face staycation

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 15:30

French President Francois Hollande tells members of his government to take a two-week break next month - but apparently not to venture abroad.
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Veil row sparks Paris suburb unrest

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 11:16
related places: Paris, Trappes

Crowds of youths throw stones at French police and set cars alight in a second night of disturbances in the Paris suburb of Trappes.
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Froome third but Tour win within sight

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome is set to win the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on the penultimate stage.
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Froome closes on maiden Tour victory

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his advantage in the Tour de France as Portugal's Rui Costa wins the 19th stage.
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Froome extends lead despite penalty

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 18:01
related places: Huez

Britain's Chris Froome is penalised 20 seconds for taking food late in stage 18 but still extends his lead in the Tour de France.
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French hostage 'was shot dead'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 15:17
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

Philippe Verdon, a French hostage found dead in Mali this month, was killed by a shot to the head, the Paris prosecutor's office says.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes on Team Sky's Tour bus

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 10:41

BBC Sport's Matt Slater is given a tour of Team Sky's bus to see how the riders travel in style when competing in the Tour de France
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Froome wins time trial to extend lead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome wins Wednesday's Tour de France individual time trial by nine seconds to increase his overall lead.
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U2's Bono receives French honour

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:33
related places: Bono

U2 singer Bono receives France's highest cultural award for his contribution to music and commitment to humanitarian causes.
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Froome set to sign new deal with Sky

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:09

Tour de France leader Chris Froome agrees a new contract with Team Sky to run until the end of the 2016 season.
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Musician in French terror arrest

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 19:38
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A neo-Nazi musician linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is arrested in central France on suspicion of planning a "major terrorist act".
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Costa wins Tour de France stage 16

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese rider Rui Costa wins stage 16 of the Tour de France as Briton Chris Froome retains his place as overall leader.
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Algerian president returns home

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

The long-serving Algerian leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has flown home after nearly three months in a Paris hospital after suffering a mini-stroke.
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French Mali hostage confirmed dead

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:51
related countries: Mali Mali

A body found in northern Mali is confirmed to be that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, the French president's office says.
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Topless protester inspired Marianne

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The artist who designed the new Marianne image for French stamps reveals he was inspired by topless Ukrainian activist Inna Shevchenko.
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Protest inside French nuclear plant

Monday, July 15th 2013, 16:28

French police arrest at least 29 Greenpeace environmental activists who broke into the Tricastin nuclear plant.
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Girl killed in Reunion shark attack

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:46
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

A teenager is killed by a shark while snorkelling off the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, in an unusual attack near the shore.
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Froome saddened by doping questions

Monday, July 15th 2013, 14:14

Chris Froome, current leader of the Tour de France, is 'saddened' by continuous questions surrounding doping within the sport.
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France insists no U-turn on shale

Monday, July 15th 2013, 7:17

French President Francois Hollande again rules out exploration for shale gas during his presidency.
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Mali body 'probably' French hostage

Monday, July 15th 2013, 4:46
related countries: Mali Mali

A body found in northern Mali is very likely that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, France's foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark France's Bastille Day

Monday, July 15th 2013, 3:28
related places: Paris

France has celebrated its annual Bastille Day holiday with a patriotic firework display in Paris.
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Froome destroys rivals to extend lead

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 14:34

Chris Froome produces a blistering ride up Mont Ventoux to win stage 15 and extend his lead in the Tour de France.
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France 'must do more' on rail safety

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 12:06

President Hollande marks Bastille Day by saying more must be done to maintain France's rail network, two days after a deadly train accident.
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Train crash shadow over Bastille Day

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:30

France marks Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years which left six people dead.
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Truth behind France's Bastille Day

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 23:54

History of Bastille Day has a surprising twist
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Trentin wins Tour's stage 14 to Lyon

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 15:13
related places: Lyon

Matteo Trentin wins the race to Lyon as Chris Froome retains his overall lead on stage 14 of the Tour de France.
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French crash 'blamed on track fault'

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 14:16
related places: Bretigny, Paris

Friday's train derailment that left six people dead may have been caused by a rail connector which had come loose, state train company SNCF says.
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'Six killed' in French train crash

Friday, July 12th 2013, 21:41
related places: Bretigny, Many, Paris

Six people died and 22 others were badly hurt when a train left the rails and ploughed into a station platform south of the French capital Paris.
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Cavendish sprints to 25th Tour win

Friday, July 12th 2013, 19:19

Mark Cavendish wins stage 13 of the Tour de France as Bauke Mollema and Alberto Contador close the gap on Chris Froome.
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Kittel pips Cavendish in stage 12

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 18:13

Mark Cavendish is outpaced by Marcel Kittel as the Argos-Shimano rider wins stage 12 of the Tour de France.
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Cavendish laughs off urine incident

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 12:40

Mark Cavendish laughs off the incident in which a spectator threw urine in his face during the Tour de France.
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Froome extends lead in time trial

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome extends his Tour de France lead with a stunning performance in Stage 11's individual time trial.
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France bans far-right fringe groups

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:08
related places: Paris

France bans three far-right groups allegedly linked to the death of left-wing activist Clement Meric in a Paris street brawl in June.
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Urine thrown at Cavendish in Tour

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 15:50

A spectator throws urine at Mark Cavendish during stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.
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Fire damages landmark Paris mansion

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 13:45
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Paris

A fire damages the landmark 17th-Century Hotel Lambert in Paris, which was being renovated after its controversial purchase by a Qatari prince.
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Leonardo resigns from PSG post

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 10:57

Leonardo resigns as Paris St-Germain's sporting director after receiving a 13-month ban for pushing a referee.
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Crash not my fault, says Cavendish

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 18:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Mark Cavendish claims he was not at fault for a crash at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France, won by Marcel Kittel.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bolivia after jet blocked

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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Le Tour conquers economic mountains

Monday, July 8th 2013, 23:01

The financial benefit of having the Tour de France come to town
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Envoys summoned over Bolivia jet

Monday, July 8th 2013, 19:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Bolivia demands that the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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Team Sky plan Tour tactical changes

Monday, July 8th 2013, 17:57

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says their Tour de France strategy will change after Chris Froome was left stranded.
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Topless protester wins French asylum

Monday, July 8th 2013, 16:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

A Ukrainian topless activist who used a chainsaw to fell a large cross in the centre of Kiev says she has been granted political asylum in France.
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Total cleared of Iraq oil corruption

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A French court acquits oil company Total and its chief executive on charges of corruption in the UN's oil-for-food programme in Iraq.
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McDowell clinches French Open title

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 16:15

Graeme McDowell earns his third win of 2013 as he hits a closing 67 to complete a four-stroke triumph at the French Open.
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Bolt clocks fastest 200m time of year

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 21:12
related places: Paris

Usain Bolt clocks the fastest time of the year as he wins the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris in 19.73 seconds.
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Froome takes yellow after stage win

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 15:03

Chris Froome produces a superb ride to emphatically win stage eight of the Tour de France and take the leader's yellow jersey.
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Mali lifts state of emergency

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali lifts a state of emergency in place since January when France intervened to help drive out Islamists occupying the north.
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'I'm not invincible,' admits Bolt

Friday, July 5th 2013, 21:23
related places: Paris

Usain Bolt says he is not invincible as he prepares to face his biggest rivals at the Diamond League in Paris.
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French PM dismisses spying claims

Friday, July 5th 2013, 17:24

Allegations that French intelligence agencies are running a vast surveillance operation are inexact, the French prime minister's office says.
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France praises Tunisia as 'model'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

French President Francois Hollande praises Tunisia as "a model in the region" and pledges another 500m euros to support its transition to democracy.
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VIDEO: Fan spends $32,000 on Tour de France

Friday, July 5th 2013, 15:56

Freddy Parker, an airline mechanic from California, has been a cycling enthusiast since attending his first race in 1987, and has now embarked on the trip of a lifetime to watch the Tour de France.
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Sagan wins to extend Tour points lead

Friday, July 5th 2013, 15:25

Green jersey holder Peter Sagan extends his lead in the Tour de France points competition as wins stage seven.
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Lisicki and Bartoli set for final

Friday, July 5th 2013, 14:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Wimbledon will have a new women's champion on Saturday with Germany's Sabine Lisicki facing Marion Bartoli of France in the final.
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Sarkozy seeks donations on Facebook

Friday, July 5th 2013, 13:57

Former French President Sarkozy appeals for funds on Facebook after his UMP party was told to repay 11m euros (£9.4m) for electoral overspending.
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VIDEO: France 'has vast data surveillance'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 5:21
related countries: United States United States

France's foreign intelligence service intercepts computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the controversial US Prism programme, according to the French daily Le Monde.
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Tour de France fans follow their heroes

Friday, July 5th 2013, 0:01

The diehard cycling fans who follow the Tour de France
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Greipel grabs stage victory in Tour

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 20:40

Germany's Andre Greipel wins a sprint finish as Mark Cavendish comes home fourth on stage six of the Tour de France.
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