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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 workers 'stole gold treasure'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:52

Three French workers are due in court on charges of stealing gold treasure they discovered while working on a Normandy property, local media say.
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Iraqi Kurds ask for arms to fight IS

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The leader of Iraq's Kurds, Massoud Barzani, appeals for weapons to help fight IS militants, who are threatening Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.
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France bombs Islamists in north Mali

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Mali Mali

French special forces bomb positions held by Islamist militants in northern Mali, as part of its efforts to combat al-Qaeda in the region.
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Reims v Paris St-Germain

Friday, August 8th 2014, 17:16
related places: Reims

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's French Ligue 1 game between Reims and Paris St-Germain.
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Huge Russian warship fascinates French

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Tang of the Cold War as France completes Russian warship
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Air Algerie black box 'unusable'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 15:07
related countries: Mali Mali

The voice recorder from a black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last month is damaged and unintelligible, French investigators say.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 12:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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Australia Women 25-3 Wales Women

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales are knocked out of the Women's Rugby World Cup following a comprehensive defeat by Australia in France.
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Credit Agricole hit by BES troubles

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Portugal Portugal

French bank Credit Agricole says second quarter profits almost halved after it wrote down its stake in the troubled Portuguese Banco Espirito Santo to zero.
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African migrants clash in Calais

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Clashes between African migrants camping near Calais in northern France while attempting to cross into the UK leave dozens of people injured.
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Female boss loses first Clermont game

Monday, August 4th 2014, 22:06
related places: Brest, Clermont

Corinne Diacre's first game in charge of French second division side Clermont Foot ends in a 2-1 defeat away to Brest in Ligue 2.
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The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:23

The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes
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French and German leaders mark WW1

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 16:19
related countries: Germany Germany

The presidents of France and Germany are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France.
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VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 12:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.
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French officer held in cocaine hunt

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 15:33
related places: Paris, Perpignan

A French drugs squad officer is arrested in the city of Perpignan on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg of cocaine from Paris police headquarters.
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VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine

Friday, August 1st 2014, 17:40

French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.
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Canada sets oyster-shucking record

Friday, August 1st 2014, 14:54
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian teams breaks an oyster-shucking record set by a French team 12 years ago.
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Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iliad

Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.
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VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:40
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.
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Louvre rat run shocks the French

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:27
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.
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France evacuates expats from Libya

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
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Playing French horn with no arms

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 1:30

The French horn player who has no arms
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Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Lille

Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
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Jewish Museum suspect extradited

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 13:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.
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VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 3:44
related countries: Mali Mali

The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
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AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
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France offers Iraq Christians asylum

Monday, July 28th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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AH5017 'black boxes' now in France

Monday, July 28th 2014, 13:53
related countries: Mali Mali

Two data recorders from a plane that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, arrive in France as it begins three days of mourning.
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Nibali seals Tour de France win

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
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Liverpool's move for Remy collapses

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 14:29
related places: Remy

Liverpool call off their £8.5m move for QPR's striker Loic Remy amid reports that he failed a medical in the United States.
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Vos wins inaugural La Course in Paris

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 13:27
related places: Paris

Dutchwoman Marianne Vos wins the inaugural one-day La Course race in Paris, with Briton Lizzie Armitstead crashing out late on.
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VIDEO: Air Algerie bodies to be brought to France

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 1:51
related countries: Mali Mali

France's president has promised that the bodies of 118 people who died when an Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali will be brought to France.
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Nibali hails Tour doping controls

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 21:00

Tour de France 2014 champion elect Vincenzo Nibali praises cycling's doping controls for levelling the playing field.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Paris pro-Palestinian demo

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 20:56
related places: Paris

French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Palestinian demonstration on Saturday, as thousands defied a ban on the protest.
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Nibali poised to win Tour de France

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 15:39

Tony Martin wins stage 20's individual time trial as Vincenzo Nibali moves closer to overall Tour de France victory.
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'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

Friday, July 25th 2014, 16:41

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
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Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:23
related places: Bergerac

Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas is the surprise winner of a rainy stage 19 of the Tour de France in Bergerac.
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France protests over performers' pay

Friday, July 25th 2014, 0:22

French performers march to defend state benefits
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Wiggins says he's 'done with the road'

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 21:04

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".
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Nibali wins stage to all but seal Tour

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:38

Vincenzo Nibali underlines his superiority by winning the final Tour de France mountain stage to all but wrap up overall victory.
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Protests target Israel football club

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 11:08
related countries: Austria Austria, Israel Israel
related places: Lille

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.
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Wiggins questions price of Tour fame

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 5:31

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.
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Majka wins stage as Nibali extends lead

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 16:42
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's Rafal Majka clinches his second Tour de France stage win as Vincenzo Nibali moves further ahead on stage 17.
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France jails pro-Palestinian rioters

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 9:50
related places: Paris

A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.
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VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 2:52
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
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Children dead in French bus crash

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 16:30
related places: Paris, Troyes

Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
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Australian Rogers takes stage 16 win

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Michael Rogers seals victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France - the longest of this year's race.
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France condemns 'anti-Semitic' riot

Monday, July 21st 2014, 13:17
related countries: Israel Israel

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attacks "anti-Semitic" violence that broke out during a protest against Israel's action in Gaza.
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Ukraine conflict unsettles six players

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refuse to fly back to Ukraine after a friendly in France due to concerns over the conflict.
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Kristoff sprints to stage 15 win

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's Alexander Kristoff sprints to victory on stage 15 of the Tour de France and Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall lead.
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Clashes erupt at Paris Gaza protest

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Large crowds of protesters in Paris clash with police at a banned pro-Palestinian rally against Israeli military action in Gaza.
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Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

Friday, July 18th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.
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Nibali wins stage to extend Tour lead

Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:25
related places: Chamrousse, Saint-Etienne

Vincenzo Nibali races away from his rivals on the summit finish at Chamrousse as Team Sky's Richie Porte drops to 16th.
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French high-speed train crashes

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 18:14

A French high-speed TGV train collides with a regional express in south-western France injuring several people.
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French leader in West Africa tour

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 10:51

The French president begins a three-day visit to West Africa, likely to be dominated by security and fostering economic ties, in Ivory Coast.
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Blogger fined for restaurant review

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 17:15

A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.
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Gallopin wins stage 11 of Tour

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 16:03
related places: Besancon, Oyonnax

Tony Gallopin wins stage 11 of the Tour de France from Besancon to Oyonnax as Vincenzo Nibali retains the yellow jersey.
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Rightist jailed for 'racist' image

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 12:43

An ex-member of France's far-right National Front is jailed for posting a picture on Facebook comparing France's justice minister to a chimpanzee.
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Merkel, Hollande sites hit by abuse

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 11:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian internet users are being blamed for deluging the social networking sites of the German chancellor and the French president with abuse.
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The new sign on French menus

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:12

The new sign on French menus - what does it mean?
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VIDEO: Bastille Day fireworks light up Paris

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 1:13
related places: Paris

Fireworks have lit up the Paris skyline as the country marked its annual Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison which helped spark the French Revolution.
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Contador pulls out of Tour de France

Monday, July 14th 2014, 16:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Alberto Contador of Spain pulls out of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 to reclaim the yellow jersey.
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France sets up anti-Islamist force

Monday, July 14th 2014, 14:23

France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.
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Cheryl Cole reveals secret marriage

Monday, July 14th 2014, 1:33

Pop star Cheryl Cole reveals she married French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in secret earlier this month.
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Are 4bn watching the Tour de France?

Monday, July 14th 2014, 0:26
related places: Le Tour

Do four billion people really watch Le Tour?
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Martin takes stage nine solo Tour win

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Tony Martin wins stage nine of the Tour de France as Tony Gallopin takes the overall race lead from Vicenzo Nibali.
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Kadri wins stage eight summit finish

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:27

Blel Kadri takes a dramatic summit-finish victory on stage eight of the Tour de France after being involved in a breakaway.
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The World Cup France always wins

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 0:15

The World Cup that France always wins
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Froome has fractured wrist and hand

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:27

Scans show Chris Froome suffered a fractured wrist and hand in the falls that forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France.
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Trentin wins Tour de France stage seven

Friday, July 11th 2014, 16:32

Matteo Trentin wins stage seven of the Tour de France 2014 as Vincenzo Nibali retains the leader's yellow jersey.
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Baby found in French bottle bin

Friday, July 11th 2014, 12:58
related places: Rouvroy

A search is under way for the mother after a newborn baby girl is found abandoned in a bin for recycling bottles in the northern French town of Rouvroy.
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Greipel wins Tour de France stage six

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 16:33

Andre Greipel wins stage six of the Tour de France 2014, ahead of Alexander Kristoff and Samuel Dumoulin.
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Nasri signs five-year Man City deal

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 15:41

French midfielder Samir Nasri signs a five-year deal to extend his stay with Premier League champions Manchester City.
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Frozen climber found after 32 years

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 10:38

Mountain climbers discover the frozen body of a young climber who disappeared 32 years ago in the French Alps, French media say.
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Lloris signs new five-year Spurs deal

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 8:08

Tottenham's France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris signs a five-year contract extension with the Premier League club.
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Froome pulls out of Tour after fall

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:37

Defending champion Chris Froome pulls out of the Tour de France after crashing twice on stage five in wet conditions.
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Nibali in charge after fifth stage

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:05

Vincenzo Nibali takes his advantage to 2 minutes 37 seconds over rival Alberto Contador after the Tour de France's fifth stage.
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