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EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Wreckage of the EgyptAir Paris-Cairo flight MS804 has been found in the Mediterranean a month after the crash, Egyptian investigators say.
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Euro 2016 violence: Police arrest 36 amid Lille disorder involving England fans

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lille

At least 36 people are arrested amid clashes between French police and England fans at the Euro 2016 tournament, ahead of England's match with Wales.
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Euro 2016: England fans clash with French police in Lille

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 2:07
related places: Lille

The BBC's Danny Savage reports from Lille as riot police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds.
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Euro 2016: Russia summons French ambassador after fan violence

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's ambassador to Moscow is summoned to the Russian foreign ministry after Russia sharply criticises French policing at Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016: Police use tear gas against football fans in Lille

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 17:23
related places: Lille

Police in the French city of Lille use tear gas and pepper spray against football fans amid reports of renewed violence at the Euro 2016 tournament.
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French jihadist police killer Abballa 'isolated' after jail

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 10:11

The former girlfriend of police killer Larossi Abballa says he kept his distance and changed his friends after leaving jail last year.
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Euro 2016: Will Russian hooligans attack in Lille?

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 6:49
related countries: Russia Russia

French authorities are on high alert in case of more violence between Russian and English supporters at the European Football Championship.
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France labour dispute: Paris protests descend into violence

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 22:15
related places: Paris

Protests in Paris over a French labour reform bill turn violent, with at least 40 people injured, including 29 police officers, and 58 arrests.
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French jihadist police killer 'obeyed Islamic State order'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 15:51
related places: Paris

The killer of a French police couple at their home near Paris was responding to calls by so-called Islamic State "to kill infidels", police say.
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French jihadist murders police couple at Magnanville

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 13:23

The killing of two French police officials by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is "a terrorist act", says President Hollande.
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Euro 2016: Russia fans deported from France after violent scenes

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 10:51
related countries: Russia Russia

French authorities have started deporting Russia supporters from the country in response to repeated violence at Euro 2016.
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French policeman killed in 'terrorist act'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 9:54

The attack on a policeman and his partner by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is a "terrorist act", France's interior minister says.
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Euro 2016: 150 Russians 'behind' violence

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

A group of "well-trained" Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say, as six England fans are jailed following disorder.
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French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Marseille

A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian "hooligans" who travelled to Marseille "well-prepared for violence".
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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fan dies after fall in Nice

Monday, June 13th 2016, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nice

A Northern Ireland fan dies in Nice after falling eight metres onto a beach, French police confirm.
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Euro 2016: French government calls for alcohol ban in match zones

Monday, June 13th 2016, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

The French government urges cities hosting Euro 2016 matches to ban alcohol near venues and fan zones, following several days of clashes involving England fans in Marseille.
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Turkey 0-1 Croatia

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 15:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

Luka Modric's 25-yard volley earns a dominant Croatia victory over Turkey in their opening Euro 2016 fixture in Paris.
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Violence mars England's Euro 2016 opener

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

A number of England fans were taken to hospital following a series of clashes between football fans in Marseille before and after England's 1-1 draw with Russia in their opening Euro 2016 fixture.
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Air France: Pilots' strike hits Euro 2016

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 22:20

The French national airline, Air France, asks passengers to check their flight status before travelling, as a pilots' strike coinciding with Euro 2016 causes it to cancel flights.
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Euro 2016: Dramatic late win for France

Friday, June 10th 2016, 21:36
related countries: Romania Romania

Dimitri Payet scores a stunning late winner to give hosts France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the first game of Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016: France kick off tournament amid security, strike and weather fears

Friday, June 10th 2016, 16:27
related countries: Romania Romania

Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday when hosts France face Group A opponents Romania at the Stade de France, amid unprecedented security.
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France Euro 2016: Hollande warns unions against disrupting tournament

Friday, June 10th 2016, 10:55

French President Francois Hollande warns against attempts to disrupt Euro 2016 with strike action, as the football tournament prepares for its opening match.
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Tribes of Paris

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 23:54
related places: Paris

In most cities, different neighbourhoods have a different character and those who live in them can develop tribal loyalties. Hugh Schofield explains how it works in Paris.
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Louis Saha: 'France still failing minorities'

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 23:39

Former France and Premier League footballer Louis Saha says France is behind other countries in tackling racism.
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Euro 2016: Extra police deployed across France

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 21:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday amid tight security, and half a million British football fans will be going to France over the next few weeks.
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Paris attacks: Mohamed Abrini to be extradited to France

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

A Belgian court approves the extradition to France of Mohamed Abrini, a key suspect in the Paris and Brussels attacks.
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Journey's end

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:04

The BBC's Richard Galpin in northern France reports on the determinations of migrants to cross the English channel in search of a new life.
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All you need to know

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 23:02

The 15th European Championship finals will be contested by 24 teams in France. Here's everything you need to know.
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Storms and heavy rain batter Europe

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 18:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Stormy weather continues to batter parts of Europe as floodwaters recede in France and Germany.
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Bins overflow in new French strike

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 17:48
related places: Paris

With two days to go before the start of the Euro 2016 tournament, Paris and other French cities are hit by a bin strike.
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UN 'sex abuse' whistleblower resigns

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 14:50
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

A UN whistleblower who alleged child sex abuse by French troops in the Central African Republic resigns, citing the "impunity" of those responsible.
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French cardinal questioned by police

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:54
related places: Lyon

The Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, is questioned by police over claims he failed to act on paedophile allegations.
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France releases terror alert phone app

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:17

The French government has released a mobile phone app that it says will help spread more reliable information during a terror attack.
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VIDEO: France police hold Euro 2016 security drills

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 7:17

Security forces across France have been holding drills to check preparedness in case of a terror attack, as Gavin Lee reports.
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Ex-trader Kerviel wins unfair dismissal

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 13:52

A French labour court rules that the Societe Generale bank unfairly dismissed ex-trader Jerome Kerviel, who lost it €4.9bn in unauthorised trades.
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French PM sets up flood emergency fund

Monday, June 6th 2016, 9:07
related places: Paris

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces emergency help for those who "lost everything" in floods that have caused havoc in Paris and elsewhere.
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Djokovic beats Murray in French final

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 16:17

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.
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Shots fired at tourist bus in France

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 12:43
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Six people are hurt as shots are fired at a bus carrying Czech tourists in south-east France, police say.
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'We French do love to demonstrate'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 0:09

The French love their protests: Why?
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VIDEO: Inventor shows off 'two-minute' hoverboard

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 21:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

Canadian inventor Alexandru Duru has been showcasing the hoverboard he designed and built to audiences in Paris.
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Muguruza upsets Williams to win title

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Garbine Muguruza beats world number one Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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Murray & Djokovic seek first Paris win

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 13:02
related places: Paris

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic meet in Sunday's French Open final - with both men seeking their first title in Paris.
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Paris river levels begin dropping

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:38
related places: Paris

The levels of the River Seine in Paris start dropping slightly after reaching a 34-year high on Friday, but the city remains on alert.
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Paris river swells to 30-year high

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 3:34
related places: Paris

Parts of the metro, famous galleries and landmarks in Paris remain closed as the flood-hit Seine rises to its highest level for more than 30 years.
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French fan's cockerel gets Euro-16 ban

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 22:23

A cockerel named Balthazar, the unofficial French football mascot, has been banned from matches at the Euro-16 championships in France.
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VIDEO: France floods: 'Water has reached upstairs'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 18:21
related places: Nemours, Paris

Lamorna Hooker describes how flooding is affecting the area around Nemours, some 55 miles south of Paris.
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Israel-Palestinian solution 'in danger'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 17:00
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Hopes of a "two-state solution" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in "serious danger", France's foreign minister tells a Paris peace conference.
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Paris river 'rising beyond six metres'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 14:31
related places: Paris

The city of Paris is on high alert, with floodwaters on the River Seine due to peak in the coming hours and heavy rain continuing to sweep across Europe.
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Louvre to close as France floods worsen

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:23

The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday to allow works to be evacuated amid worsening floods.
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Syria aid drops by air 'not imminent'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 13:49
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior UN official warns air drops of aid to Syrians are not imminent, despite calls for such action by the US, UK and France.
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Threat to French air travel eases

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 9:47
related places: Paris

Threats of French air traffic disruption this weekend have been lifted, ministers say, although a rail strike is still halving services.
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Five dead in Germany and France floods

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 6:26
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

At least five people are dead and dozens of towns are inundated by flooding across France and Germany, authorities say.
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French detect EgyptAir black box signal

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 15:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

French investigators confirm that signals from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month have been detected.
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'Guggenheim of wine' opens in France

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:50
related places: Bordeaux

A shimmering "shrine to wine" opens in Bordeaux, with hopes the new museum and tasting centre will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.
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Strike brings rail misery to France

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 8:12

An open-ended rail strike is under way in France, with many services cancelled, just nine days before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off.
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US warns of Europe terror threat

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
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French leader digs in as strike begins

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 19:41

President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action begins on the railways.
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VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 15:16

Parts of northern France have been hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain swept the region.
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Paris to create camp for migrants

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 14:59
related places: Paris

A camp for migrants is to be set up in the north of Paris within the next six weeks, the mayor of the French capital announces.
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Rain brings floods to northern France

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 13:45

Parts of northern France are hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain, which shut down the French Open tennis tournament on Monday.
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VIDEO: Protests in Belgium over labour reforms

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 13:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Thousands of public sector workers in Belgium are taking part in a 24-hour national strike against labour reforms, as protests in France over reforms there continue.
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Marcel Proust precious items on sale

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 12:49
related places: Paris

Intimate letters and family photographs that belonged to the celebrated French writer Marcel Proust are being sold at auction in Paris.
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Ivory Coast's Aurier arrested in Paris

Monday, May 30th 2016, 9:10
related places: Paris

Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier is arrested and placed in police custody on Monday after being involved in an incident in Paris.
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Leaders mark Verdun with EU unity plea

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 16:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Verdun

The leaders of France and Germany mark the 100th anniversary of the WW1 battle of Verdun in northern France with a call for European unity.
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VIDEO: Europe hit by lightning strikes

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 6:03
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to several people, at a park in Paris, and a football match in Germany.
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VIDEO: Remembering Verdun 100 years on

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 23:05
related places: Verdun

France is commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Verdun, World War One's longest battle.
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Europe hit by lightning strikes

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 21:56
related places: Paris

Lightning strikes in France, Germany and Poland cause death and serious injuries, with the victims including children at a birthday party in a Paris park.
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Verdun: France's sacred symbol of healing

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 0:03

France's sacred symbol of healing
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Trump would 'cancel' Paris climate deal

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Republican

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal that limits carbon emissions in nearly 200 countries.
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Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

Friday, May 27th 2016, 13:38

France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.
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France boss to sue Cantona over race row

Friday, May 27th 2016, 12:00

Lawyers for French national manager say he will sue Eric Cantona for suggesting his Euro 2016 squad selection was racially motivated.
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Wave of industrial unrest across France

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 21:15

Strike action over labour law reforms grips France, disrupting oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs, as police battle protesters.
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Do French workers really have it easy?

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:41

So why then is the French workforce so restive?
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VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 10:53

Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France
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Stakes rise in French labour protests

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 12:27

Angry petrol queues in France as social conflict ramps up
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Strike hits all French oil refineries

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 15:02

A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
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Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 13:53
related places: Paris

French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation.
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Special forces to guard Tour de France

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 12:05

About 23,000 police will provide security for this year's Tour de France cycle race, with the country still facing threats from extremists.
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French petrol supplies hit by strikes

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 12:57

Hundreds of French petrol stations run dry and the unions say five oil refineries are being blockaded as protesters fight government labour reforms.
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Oil strikes close French petrol stations

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 18:24

Hundreds of French petrol stations run out of fuel after workers blockade oil refineries in protest over controversial labour reforms.
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Festivals pull EODM over Bataclan claim

Friday, May 20th 2016, 15:28

Eagles of Death Metal are dropped from two French music festivals, after their singer reiterated his suggestion that security at the Bataclan was complicit in the 2015 terror attacks.
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Abdeslam stays silent in Paris court

Friday, May 20th 2016, 14:11
related places: Paris

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam exercises his right to silence as he appears in a French court for his first questioning by investigating judges.
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Crash jet made 'sharp turns and plunged'

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Paris

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister says.
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Spy service sets school challenge

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 13:54

For the first time France's foreign spy service, the DGSE, sponsors a code-breaking competition in schools.
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EgyptAir flight crashed - Hollande

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 11:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Paris

French President Francois Hollande confirms a Paris-Cairo EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean, with 66 people on board, did crash.
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VIDEO: Clashes at anti-violence rally

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 19:01
related places: Paris

A police car has been torched in central Paris as officers demonstrated against the mob violence directed at them during anti-labour reform protests.
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Brussels suspect 'left last testament'

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 10:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

A "last testament" by Mohamed Abrini, a suspect in the Paris and Brussels attacks, contradicts claims he would "never hurt a fly", reports say.
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