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France shooting: Police kill supermarket gunman

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 19:12

The gunman killed three and took hostages at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France.
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Mother jailed in France for drowning five newborn babies

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 18:56
related places: Bordeaux

The newborns were found in a freezer at the mother's home near Bordeaux.
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France hostage crisis: 'Two dead' in Trèbes supermarket

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 13:23
related places: Montpellier

The gunman in a supermarket is reported to have claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group.
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Sex doll 'brothel': Xdolls escapes Paris council censure

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 20:55
related places: Paris

The business, which charges €89 for an hour with a silicone sex doll, was accused of demeaning women.
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Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president under formal investigation

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 21:14
related countries: Libya Libya

The ex-French president allegedly received illegal campaign funds from Libya's Colonel Gaddafi.
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Hamburgers usurp classic baguette sandwich in France

Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

The French order more US-style hamburgers than classic jambon-beurre sandwiches, a study suggests.
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Brother of French jihadist killer Mohamed Merah jailed

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 19:44

The brother of French jihadist Mohamed Merah, who murdered seven people, is jailed for 20 years.
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Emmanuel Macron writes Eiffel Tower poem for UK schoolgirl

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 17:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's president flexes his writing muscles responding to the girl's paean to the Eiffel Tower.
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Eurozone growth exceeds expectations

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 11:59

GDP in the 19-nation bloc grew 0.6% in the third quarter, says statistics office Eurostat.
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Rape claims hit Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan in France

Monday, October 30th 2017, 16:55

Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan dismisses the allegations by two women as "slander".
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Emmanuel Macron asks a seven-year-old boy about his career plans

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 14:13
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

President Macron was on a visit to French Guiana when he got talking to a local boy.
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Holiday home

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 23:02
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.
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Spread too thinly

Friday, October 27th 2017, 23:21

Shoppers in France have noticed butter disappearing from supermarket shelves. Is there a crisis?
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Equatorial Guinea VP Teodorin Obiang sentenced in France

Friday, October 27th 2017, 9:40
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president gets a suspended jail term for corruption - in absentia.
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Clashes mar Macron's French Guiana visit

Friday, October 27th 2017, 8:51
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana, United States United States

A protest over social deprivation turns violent in the French South American territory.
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Paris removes 'sugar daddy' advert

Friday, October 27th 2017, 8:07
related places: Paris

A dating site offering to help students in Paris find a "sugar daddy" to fund their studies causes outrage.
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A French model has made history by becoming the first transgender 'Playmate of the Month'.

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 10:29

Ines Rau featured in the first issue of Playboy since its founder Hugh Hefner died. The 26-year-old transgender model took the magazine's coveted centrefold spot.
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World wine production 'to hit 50-year low'

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 12:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Poor weather in France, Italy and Spain has hit production levels, an industry body says.
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Sexual harassment: French MPs 'blacklisted' by women staff

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 12:27

A French politician says female parliament staff warned each other about certain MPs.
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Jihad: Toulouse boy's name leads to France dilemma

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 10:38

The parents' chosen name is referred to France's state prosecutor for a ruling.
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Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 23:16
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.
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Macron's dog Nemo filmed peeing on Elysée fireplace

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 19:18

French TV was filming the president chatting with junior ministers when Nemo stole the scene.
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British woman reported dead in boat accident in France

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four others were injured when the boat hit a warning beacon, throwing the woman into the Rhone.
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French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 17:42

The girl who got her first film role at 14 was still working at the age of 99.
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French aviators credited with transatlantic flight

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:03

New Paris street signs say Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli did fly across the Atlantic in 1927.
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French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 22:56

Les Inrockuptibles defends making Bertrand Cantat - who killed his girlfriend - its cover star.
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Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Paris

Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, fled to France in January.
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Airbus boss 'would step down if needed'

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 18:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The aircraft maker is dealing with corruption investigations in the UK and France.
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Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Saturday, October 14th 2017, 13:28
related places: Four

Four Moldovans are killed and four French nationals are among the six injured.
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Original Asterix illustration sells for 1.4m euros in Paris auction

Friday, October 13th 2017, 23:22
related places: Paris

It was signed by both the creators of the iconic French comic book series.
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Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sold for $12,000

Friday, October 13th 2017, 16:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The chewed cigar was featured with a photo of the British leader's trip to Paris in 1947.
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He shot at a mosque - and his life changed

Friday, October 13th 2017, 0:04
related places: Paris

A man drunkenly fired shots at a mosque after the Paris terror attacks, then tried to make amends.
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The Paris artist who works with rubber stamps

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 23:21
related places: Paris

Paris-based artist Vincent Sardon says his choice of medium makes his work absurd.
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Swiss investigate Paris football chairman

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Paris

The Swiss Prosecutor's Office opens a criminal proceeding into Paris St-Germain's chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
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Yves Saint Laurent Museum opens in Paris

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 23:04
related places: Paris

As a museum dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent opens in Paris, hear from the people who knew the man himself.
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Marseille knifeman 'used several aliases and stole'

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 10:55
related places: Marseille

The killer of two women in Marseille was a known criminal who used various aliases, French police say.
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Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Monday, October 2nd 2017, 0:38

The attacker was shot dead at the scene and the French anti-terror prosecutor is investigating.
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Barrier collapse hurts French football fans

Sunday, October 1st 2017, 10:55
related places: Amiens, Lille

Five fans are seriously injured as a barrier collapses at the front of a stand during a French top-flight match.
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Renoir painting stolen before auction near Paris

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 21:04
related places: Paris

The piece was due to be auctioned on Sunday, with an estimated sale price of €30,000 (£26,500).
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Paris jewel raids: Three jailed for robberies at De Beers and Cartier

Saturday, September 30th 2017, 1:20

Their first raid in 2013 netted millions but a second attempt a year later ended in violence.
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Maëlys de Araujo: Mothers in plea to French kidnap suspect

Friday, September 29th 2017, 11:05

A man held over the disappearance of nine-year-old Maëlys de Araujo is urged to speak.
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'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 21:45

A curator suggests the charcoal drawing may be a sketch Leonardo da Vinci made for his masterpiece.
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French adventure

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 23:10

The French government is looking for a new couple to live on Quéménès, off the Brittany coast.
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Wanted: Caretakers for French island

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 23:10

The tiny island of Quéménès is home to a farm, but its current tenants are leaving after 10 years.
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France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 18:09
related places: Eu

The French president wants countries to co-operate more on security as part of a reformed EU.
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Macron's labour reforms spark huge demonstration in Paris

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 16:26
related places: Paris

Crowds take to the streets in protest at labour reforms signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron.
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Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French president says Theresa May needs to sort out three key issues before talks turn to trade.
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France's Macron signs labour reforms in law, defying protests

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 13:49

Protesters have condemned France's new labour laws, but they are a key part of the president's plans.
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French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 11:59
related places: Le Suquet

Celebrated chef Sebastien Bras says his restaurant Le Suquet's Michelin stars create huge pressure.
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Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 10:55

The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.
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Paris climate deal: Trump open to staying in, Tillerson says

Sunday, September 17th 2017, 17:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The US secretary of state backs up reports Mr Trump may soften his stance on the climate pact.
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Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Sunday, September 17th 2017, 7:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Reports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.
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France: Women injured in hammer attack

Friday, September 15th 2017, 15:36

A manhunt is under way after two women were injured in eastern France.
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Rwanda genocide: France keeps 1990s archives secret

Friday, September 15th 2017, 13:49
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A new ruling thwarts a researcher who suspects a French role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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Olympic Games: Paris & LA to host 2024 & 2028 respectively

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 18:54
related places: Paris

Paris and Los Angeles are named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics respectively by the International Olympic Committee.
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Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 21:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's Macron is among leaders visiting affected islands after being accused of doing too little.
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French protests target Macron labour reforms

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 20:21

In the first big test of the new French president, protesters challenge changes to labour laws.
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Hurricane Irma: Drone footage shows Saint-Martin devastation

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 19:04
related places: Saint-Martin

Drone footage shows the devastation from Hurricane Irma in the French territory of Saint-Martin.
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'Anti-Semitic' gang robbed Paris Jewish family

Monday, September 11th 2017, 9:39
related places: Paris

A Jewish family taken hostage in their Paris home were allegedly beaten and racially abused.
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French girl mutilated by rats in night attack at home

Friday, September 8th 2017, 13:57
related places: Roubaix

A disabled French teenager is critically ill after rats attacked her at night in Roubaix.
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Kate Millett, Sexual Politics author, dies at 82

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 15:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The US activist and writer of Sexual Politics dies from a heart attack while visiting Paris.
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French Villejuif terror suspects 'wanted to blow up banks'

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 9:51

Three are held on suspicion of a terror-linked bomb plot after TATP explosives are found in a flat.
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Chablis wine crop hit by changes to French climate

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 23:59

A wine producer in the Burgundy region of France blames climate change for this year's low yield.
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Hurricane Irma damage considerable - Macron

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 22:12

The French Caribbean territories St Martin and St Barts are badly damaged, France's president says.
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M'jid El Guerrab: French MP stands down over street fight

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 15:00
related places: Paris

M'jid El Guerrab allegedly assaulted a rival on a Paris street, leaving him with head injuries.
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Duchess wins damages over topless photos

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 13:37

French magazine Closer is ordered to pay 100,000 euros to the royal couple, for publishing the photographs.
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Alps murders: 'No progress' five years after al-Hilli shooting

Monday, September 4th 2017, 23:06

Zaid al-Hilli says he has no faith in the French investigators' search for his brother's killer.
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Maëlys de Araujo: Man charged with kidnap of missing girl

Monday, September 4th 2017, 9:37

Reports say French police found DNA traces of nine-year-old Maëlys de Araujo in the suspect's car.
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Lightning strikes hurt 15 people at French music festival

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 21:46

Those injured include children who were in a tent during the event in the north-east.
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Paris-St Germain investigated by Uefa over Financial Fair Play

Friday, September 1st 2017, 18:39

Uefa begins an investigation into Paris St-Germain as part of its "ongoing monitoring" of Financial Fair Play regulations.
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Macron government launches overhaul of France's labour laws

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 14:36

France's government unveils its signature plan, promising to "free up the energy of the workforce".
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Maëlys de Araujo: Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 14:18

Nine-year-old Maëlys de Araujo was last seen early on Sunday and police are still searching for her.
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Paris public park opens experimental nudist zone

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 10:15
related places: Bois, Vincennes

Officials vow that no exhibitionism will be tolerated in the experiment at Bois de Vincennes park.
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French police: Photo contest aims to show job misery

Wednesday, August 30th 2017, 13:47

Broken-down cars, blocked urinals and run-down buildings are among images taken by disgruntled staff.
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Migrant crisis: France hosts summit with African leaders

Monday, August 28th 2017, 8:52
related places: Eu

President Macron wants the EU to oversee new "hotspots" in Africa to deal with asylum claims.
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Angry army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions

Saturday, August 26th 2017, 15:04
related places: Paris

The women say troops are living in deplorable conditions, some with cockroaches and lice.
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'I can walk'

Friday, August 25th 2017, 0:05
related places: Paris

A family holiday to Paris ends in a nun believing she has performed a miracle on a surly teenager.
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EU needs migrant labour reform - France's Macron

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 17:03
related places: Eu

The French president says "social dumping" of cheap migrant workers puts the whole EU at risk.
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Barcelona sue Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 15:52

Barcelona are suing former player Neymar over his 222m euro (£200m) world record move to Paris St-Germain.
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Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket

Friday, August 18th 2017, 10:31
related countries: Canada Canada

Driver won't have to face court because a police officer only spoke to him in English.
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Fugitive Brazil singer held in Paris over deadly fight

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 11:33
related places: Paris

French police arrest Valterson Ferreira Cantuaria in Paris over a deadly punch-up in Rio in March.
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Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 8:16
related places: Paris

The crash is said to have been deliberate, but it is not being treated as a terror attack.
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'I've come to rescue you'

Friday, August 11th 2017, 23:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Guy Farrer was one of the volunteers who went to rescue British and French troops from advancing Germans in World War Two.
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Gore: US will meet targets despite Trump

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Trump

The former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."
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Paris attack: 'Algerian-born' suspect in Lille hospital

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 11:12
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Lille

The man described as Algerian was shot by French police in a car chase after an attack on soldiers.
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Two Germans killed climbing Mont Blanc in French Alps

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 8:59

The pair freeze to death in bad weather before they can reach the 4,248-metre Mont Blanc du Tacul.
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Post-mortems reveal how French men died during a meal

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 14:55

There had been intense speculation after the two men were found dead in a garden last Thursday.
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Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 14:47
related places: Paris

The man is shot and arrested after a dramatic car chase on a motorway in northern France.
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Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 23:15

A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.
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Lightning strike puts France teenagers in hospital

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 9:27

One is in a "very worrying" condition in France after suffering a cardiac arrest.
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Dunkirk on Dunkirk

Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 9:26

The people who live in the northern French seaside town share their thoughts about the box-office hit
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'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

Monday, August 7th 2017, 23:22
related places: Paris

There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.
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