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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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French minister quits over tax probe

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 18:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Cahuzac

France's Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac resigns after prosecutors begin an investigation into an alleged secret Swiss bank account.
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Mali: France hosts 'post-war' talks

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Mali Mali

France is hosting talks on Mali's post-war development, two months after sending troops to battle Islamist militants in northern Mali.
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Father and son killed in Alps named

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 22:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and his 12-year-old son found dead in the French Alps after apparently falling while hiking have been named.
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Hollande makes Toulouse killing vow

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 18:53
related places: Toulouse

France's president vows to continue fighting terrorism at a memorial for victims of last year's killing rampage by an Islamist gunman in Toulouse.
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Leading French lawyer found dead

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 17:54

One of France's best-known criminal lawyers, Olivier Metzner, has been found dead, floating off his private island, in an apparent suicide.
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Barca face PSG in Champions League

Friday, March 15th 2013, 11:53

Barcelona face Paris St-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Real Madrid meeting Galatasaray.
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Boris defends bankers on French radio

Friday, March 15th 2013, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: City of London, Paris

Mayor of London Boris Johnson defends the City of London and bankers during a visit to Paris.
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Early HIV drugs 'cure one in 10'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 9:38

Rapid drug treatment after HIV infection may be enough to "functionally cure" about one in 10 patients, say researchers in France.
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VIDEO: Wine is overnight hit in Japan

Friday, March 15th 2013, 4:39
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Chateau, Puy

French winemaker Leo Tordjman tells how his Chateau le Puy became an unexpected overnight success in Japan.
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France backs end to Syria arms ban

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 18:34
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

French President Francois Hollande backs calls for the EU arms embargo on Syria to be lifted to allow weapons to reach anti-government rebels.
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Court backs man over Sarkozy insult

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 13:16

The European Court of Human Rights says France violated freedom of expression by fining a man for insulting former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Defining absinthe gives EU headache

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 10:09
related places: Eu

The EU is struggling to define absinthe - a strong alcoholic drink that inspired some French poets and painters.
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Europe faces more snow travel chaos

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 10:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Transport in France, Belgium and Germany continues to be severely disrupted by severe winter weather, although snowfalls ease.
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France to break deficit pledge

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 17:13

President Francois Hollande admits France's 2013 budget deficit will be higher than the 3% level he promised during last year's election.
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Snow hits northern Europe travellers

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Frankfurt airport, Europe's third-busiest hub, partially re-opens after heavy snow causes severe travel disruption in north-west Europe.
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VIDEO: Snow causes disruption in Europe

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 13:40
related places: Paris

Heavy snow in north-western Europe is causing severe travel disruption, including the cancellation of hundreds of flights via Frankfurt and Paris
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Beyonce and Jay-Z finances hacked

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:19

The musicians are targeted online, along with Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton.
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WWII secret agent's ashes scattered

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 18:42
related countries: Australia Australia

The ashes of Australia's most decorated World War II servicewoman, saboteur and spy Nancy Wake, are scattered at a ceremony in central France.
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Team Sky's Porte wins Paris-Nice

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Nice, Paris

Richie Porte of Team Sky becomes the first Australian to win the Paris-Nice road race in France.
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VIDEO: Catholicism's fading appeal in France

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 14:27

As Cardinals prepare for their conclave to elect a new Pope, the Catholic Church more followers than ever, but the the number of church-going Catholics is falling year on year in much of Europe.
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France and its Catholic legacy

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 2:58

France's Catholic Church soldiers on but young stay away
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Ireland 13-13 France

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 18:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A late converted try from Louis Picamoles helps France earn a 13-13 draw with Ireland draw at the Aviva Stadium.
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Al-Qaeda base in Mali 'dismantled'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 17:22
related countries: Mali Mali

A major al-Qaeda base has been dismantled by French forces in the remote mountains of northern Mali, France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says.
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French mother tried for 9/11 T-shirt

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 11:35
related places: Born

A French mother goes on trial for sending her son, named Jihad, to nursery school wearing a T-shirt reading "I am a bomb" and "Born on 11 September".
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France name Michalak at fly-half

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France recall Frederic Michalak at fly-half to face Ireland in one of three changes from the side which lost to England.
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PSG 1-1 Valencia (3-2 aggregate)

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 22:24

Paris St-Germain reach the Champions League quarter-finals as a 1-1 draw with Valencia gives them a 3-2 aggregate win.
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French troops in Mali 'until April'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 22:11
related countries: Mali Mali

French President Francois Hollande says his country will begin withdrawing troops from Mali in April, a month later than originally planned.
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VIDEO: French fast food outsells bistros

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 15:31

Fast food has outsold table service restaurants for the first time in France, according to new research.
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Madagascar jail raid over nun murder

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Two people are killed after a crowd storms a jail in Madagascar where the three alleged killers of a French nun were believed to be held.
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Islamist 'probably' killed in Mali

Monday, March 4th 2013, 22:58
related countries: Mali Mali

The head of France's joint chiefs of staff says it is "probable" that Islamist commander Abdelhamid Abou Zeid was killed in fighting in Mali.
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Paris chefs kick-start a horsemeat gastro-trend

Monday, March 4th 2013, 0:07

Fashionable Paris chefs kickstart a horsemeat gastro-trend
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AUDIO: 'Love letter to my lost boyfriend'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:48
related countries: Syria Syria

A year after the French photographer Remi Ochlik was killed in Syria, his partner Emilie Blachere has written a love letter to him.
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French soldier dies in Mali fighting

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 14:42
related countries: Chad Chad, Mali Mali

A French soldier is killed in heavy fighting in northern Mali in the same region where Chad said it killed Islamist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
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VIDEO: Richard the Lionheart's heart probed

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 8:08
related places: Richard

French scientists have revealed the results of a nine month study on the heart of Richard I, or as he is better known Richard the Lionheart.
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VIDEO: France crowns pig squealing kings

Friday, March 1st 2013, 0:56

One of the big crowd-pullers at France's annual agricultural fair is the national pig-noise contest.
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Inspirational French writer dies

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 17:51

Stephane Hessel, the former French Resistance fighter whose 2010 manifesto Time for Outrage inspired social protesters in Europe, dies aged 95.
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What 'hostage video' reveals about Nigeria's Boko Haram

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 13:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

What the French 'kidnap video' reveals about Nigeria's militants
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VIDEO: Brazil's robot surgeons in action

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Surgeons in Brazil and France are turning to robots developed by in the United States to assist them in delicate reconstructive nerve operations.
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Strauss-Kahn fails to ban book

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 3:51

A judge in France rejects a lawsuit filed by Dominique Strauss-Kahn which sought to stop the publication of a book written by a former lover.
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Deadly attack on Mali checkpoint

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 0:44
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

Seven people are reported killed in a car bomb blast in the northern Malian town of Kidal, thought to be aimed at a Tuareg group supporting French troops.
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Italian photographer Rizzo dies

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 16:56
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Willy Rizzo, the Italian photographer renowned for his images of prominent celebrities, has died in Paris at the age of 84, his studio announces.
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VIDEO: French family in 'kidnap video'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:26
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A video posted on YouTube appears to show seven members of a French family, including four children, abducted by Islamists in Cameroon.
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French children in 'kidnap video'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:20
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A video published on YouTube appears to show seven members of a French family, including four children, abducted by Islamists in Cameroon.
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Beckham aims for regular PSG starts

Monday, February 25th 2013, 6:47
related places: Marseille

David Beckham is aiming for a place in the Paris St-Germain starting XI after an instant impact in the win over Marseille.
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PSG win as Beckham makes debut

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 23:15
related places: Marseille

David Beckham debuts for Paris St-Germain as the French league leaders see off rivals Marseille and stay on course for the title.
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'Le Spice Boy' proves his worth

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 23:03
related places: Paris

Beckham debut a good start to Paris love affair
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Mali operation reaches 'final phase'

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Mali Mali

French President Francois Hollande says his country's forces are engaged in the "final phase" of the fight against Islamist militants in Mali.
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Lancaster hails England composure

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Stuart Lancaster praises their composure as they withstand the pressure of a "proper Test" to beat France.
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England 23-13 France

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:57

England keep their Grand Slam hopes on track with a 23-13 victory over a rejuvenated France at Twickenham.
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Beckham can win title - Ancelotti

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:36

Paris St-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti says David Beckham has the quality to help the club to their first title since 1994.
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Praying for Six Nations victory

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 1:12

French hope for divine intervention in rugby Six Nations
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Cuthbert expects Italian revival

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert believes Saturday's Six Nations opponents Italy will match the performance that accounted for France.
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US sends 100 armed troops to Niger

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:45
related countries: Mali Mali, Niger Niger, United States United States

The US has deployed 100 troops to Niger to assist French forces in neighbouring Mali, President Barack Obama says.
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England will go on attack - Brown

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Mike Brown says England will look to attack against France in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Three held over France Spurs attack

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 8:39
related places: Lyon

Three men are arrested by French police following an attack on Tottenham Hotspur fans in a bar in Lyon.
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VIDEO: French slam 'ignorant' US tyre boss

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

A French minister has responded angrily to the boss of US tyremaker Titan who said he would have to be "stupid" to invest in the country.
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French blast 'ignorant' US tyre boss

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 15:41
related countries: United States United States

A French minister responds angrily to the boss of a US tyre firm who said he would have to be "stupid" to invest in France, where he claimed staff worked three hours a day.
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French hostages 'not released'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Nigeria Nigeria

The French foreign ministry denies reports that a French family, kidnapped in Cameroon this week, have been freed.
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England change three for France

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 10:45

England bring back Manu Tuilagi, Courtney Lawes and Dylan Hartley for the Six Nations clash with France.
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US boss mocks French work ethic

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 21:22
related countries: United States United States

The boss of US tyremaker Titan causes uproar in France by saying French workers only put in three hours a day.
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Record loss at Credit Agricole

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:40

French bank Credit Agricole reports a worse-than-expected annual loss after an unexpected tax charge pushes it deeper into the red.
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France urges Cameroon evacuation

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

France urges its citizens to leave north Cameroon "as quickly as possible" after seven of its nationals were kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday.
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French tourists seized in Cameroon

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Gunmen abduct seven French tourists in northern Cameroon, French President Francois Hollande says, blaming Nigerian-based militants.
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French soldier dies in Mali fighting

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 18:12
related countries: Mali Mali

A French soldier is killed in fighting with Islamist rebels in northern Mali, President Francois Hollande says.
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Nestle finds horsemeat in beef meals

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 13:39
related countries: Italy Italy

The world's biggest food company, Nestle, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.
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Danone to cut 900 jobs in Europe

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:38

French food and drink company Danone says it will cut 900 jobs after weakness in southern European economies hit sales.
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France eases 'horsemeat firm' ban

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:28

French meat processing firm Spanghero will be allowed to produce certain types of meat as the government partially rescinds its licence suspension.
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Nadal takes title at Brazil Open

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 18:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Rafael Nadal wins his first title since last year's French Open as he beats David Nalbandian in the Brazil Open final.
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G20 vows to tackle tax avoidance

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 8:57
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow pledge to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals, and vow to abstain from "currency wars".
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Osborne urges global tax rule reform

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 12:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor George Osborne joins French and German counterparts at the G20 summit to call for global rules to tackle corporate tax avoidance.
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Gucci owner's shares at 12-year high

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:44

Shares in the French luxury goods firm, PPR, rise to their highest level in 12 years after strong earnings, boosted by sales of Bottega Veneta handbags.
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VIDEO: Spanghero workers' concern over jobs

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:17

The French government has suspended the licence of processing firm Spanghero, saying it had "knowingly" sold horsemeat as beef.
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Nazi-looted Louvre art returned

Friday, February 15th 2013, 10:56

Seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners in the 1930s are being returned to their surviving relatives as part of an ongoing French effort to give back looted artworks.
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Mali to hold 'early July election'

Friday, February 15th 2013, 9:59
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali will hold presidential elections on 7 July, a key step to stabilising the country after the intervention of France to oust Islamist fighters, the government says.
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VIDEO: French claim horsemeat 'mislabelled'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 20:22

Ministers in France claim meat processing firm Spanghero has been engaged in "fraud", an accusation the company denies.
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French firm 'mislabelled horsemeat'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 19:16

French meat processing company Spanghero has its licence suspended after the government says it relabelled horsemeat as beef.
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Bute found in UK horse carcasses

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eight horses, killed in the UK, have tested positive for the painkiller bute and six may have entered the food chain in France, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Kanye announces one-off London gig

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

The rapper will play a one-off performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo and a gig in Paris at the end of February.
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