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German museum rejoices over Durer found at flea market

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 11:35
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Stuttgart

Stuttgart's art museum says a print by Albrecht Durer donated by a man who found it at a French flea market is in very good condition.
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French pair attempt to pedal Channel

Friday, August 5th 2016, 22:28

Two men attempting to cross the English Channel in a pedal-powered submarine begin their journey.
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France Nice lorry attack: Cycling event cancelled over security fears

Friday, August 5th 2016, 21:06
related places: Nice

The French city of Nice says it will not host the European Road Cycling Championships, planned for 14-18 September, for security reasons.
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Lille flea market cancelled over security fears

Friday, August 5th 2016, 13:40
related places: Lille

One of Europe's biggest flea markets, in the northern French city of Lille, is cancelled amid security fears over Islamist militant violence.
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Anxiety in Paradise

Friday, August 5th 2016, 0:09

How recent attacks in France have changed the mood around the popular beach resorts.
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French town flooded with wine after protesters crack open vats

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 14:43

Vandals crack open several vats of wine in a southern French town, flooding nearby streets, with a militant winemaking group claiming responsibility.
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Hidden Degas portrait revealed

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 13:09

A hidden portrait by the French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas has been revealed using powerful x-rays, scientists report.
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'Burkini-only day' at French waterpark criticised

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 9:26

A waterpark in France is to be booked out for one day to Muslim women wanting to wear "burkinis" - a decision criticised by politicians on the right.
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French priest funeral: Jacques Hamel mourned in Rouen

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 17:52

Thousands attend the funeral in Rouen of French priest Father Jacques Hamel, who was murdered in his church by Islamist extremists.
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France seeks more influence over mosques to stop jihadists

Monday, August 1st 2016, 11:20

Dozens of leading French Muslims and Prime Minister Manuel Valls call for a new national drive to promote mainstream Islam and combat radicalisation.
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France church attack: Two arrested over priest's killing

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 20:47

Two men are placed under formal investigation over the murder of a French priest, including a cousin of one of the killers.
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France churches host Muslims for Mass in show of solidarity

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 16:34

Muslims across France have attended Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday.
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France church attack: Muslims attend Mass

Sunday, July 31st 2016, 13:35

Muslims across France attend Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday.
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France church attack: Kermiche friend 'detained before assault'

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 13:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.
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Terror attacks dismay Afghan migrants in Istanbul

Saturday, July 30th 2016, 3:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

The latest terror attacks in Germany and France have left migrants in Turkey worried about their chances of reaching northern Europe.
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Paris bombings suspects extradited to France from Austria

Friday, July 29th 2016, 20:08
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Paris

Two alleged members of the IS cell that carried out the Paris attacks are extradited from Austria to France and reportedly charged with terrorism.
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France church attack: Manuel Valls highlights 'justice failure'

Friday, July 29th 2016, 12:16

Prime Minister Manuel Valls highlights a "failure" of French justice over the church killing of a priest by two home-grown jihadists.
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France church attack: Second attacker in priest killing named

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 22:42

French prosecutors name the second man involved in the killing of a priest in a Normandy church as Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, who was being hunted by police.
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France church attack: Authorities close to identifying second attacker

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 5:02

Investigators in France believe they are close to identifying the second of two men who murdered a priest in a church on Tuesday, reports say.
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Hollande attends Notre Dame mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 21:21
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

French President Francois Hollande has attended a memorial mass for Fr Jacques Hamel at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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France church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 20:59

Two men who killed a priest in France pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, according to a newly released unverified video.
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Tested by terror

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 17:17

A spate of jihadist terror attacks has left France reeling - so why do they keep happening? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
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French church attack: Faith leaders call for more security

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 16:22

Religious leaders urge more security at places of worship after the jihadist murder of an elderly priest, as a mass is held in Paris in his memory.
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Brexit: France's Michel Barnier made European negotiator with UK

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Former French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is appointed by the European Commission to negotiate over Brexit.
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'Forgive them'

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 12:31
related places: Paris

Secular France has responded to Islamist attacks by promoting values inspired by its cultural and religious inheritance, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.
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Air France warns of 'concern about France as a destination'

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 8:28

Air France-KLM warns there is "special concern about France as a destination" as recent terror attacks weighed on sales in the second quarter of the year.
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France church attack: Nun describes horror

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 22:17

A nun who was in a Rouen church when a priest was attacked tells of her fear when she saw the armed men.
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French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 21:20

The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was being monitored by police and wearing a tag at the time of the attack, prosecutors say.
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France church attack: Hollande vows to fight extremism

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 19:25

President Hollande says the Islamist threat to France and Europe has never been as severe as now and vows to win the fight against radicalisation.
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France church attack: Priest killed by two 'IS soldiers'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 17:56
related places: Rouen

So-called Islamic State says it was behind the killing of an 84-year-old priest in an attack on his church near Rouen in northern France.
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France church attack: Terrorists will stop at nothing -Hollande

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 13:33
related places: Rouen

President Francois Hollande says that two armed men who killed a priest at a church in a suburb of Rouen, northern France, claimed to be from so-called Islamic State.
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France church attack: Priest killed near Rouen

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 10:45
related places: Rouen

A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church near Rouen in northern France.
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Chris Froome's South African school celebrates Tour de France win

Monday, July 25th 2016, 16:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Students at Chris Froome's former school in South Africa celebrate his victory Tour de France.
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Nice attack: Cazeneuve denies policewoman 'harassed' over report

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 15:27
related places: Cazeneuve, Nice

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he will sue for libel after a police officer said she was harassed to change her report on the Nice attack.
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Cheltenham school pupils injured in France coach crash

Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 18:17

Fifteen Britons are injured as a bus carrying a group of school pupils from Cheltenham crashes in eastern France.
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IMF's Lagarde to face trial over payout court confirms

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 13:16
related places: Lagarde

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is to stand trial over €404m payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie, an appeals court confirms.
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Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 13:06
related places: Nice

Local authorities in Nice refuse a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of last week's lorry attack.
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Nice truck attack: Five suspected accomplices charged

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 0:32
related places: Nice

Four men and one women are charged with terror offences after police reveal that the Nice attacker "had logistical support" prior to the attack.
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'Dear Mr Terrorist': Vlogger from Nice Maroua Bekkouche speaks out

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 17:35
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Nice

French-Algerian beauty blogger goes viral with video message to the perpetrator of the Nice attack.
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Clashes near Paris after young black man dies in police custody

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 11:54
related places: Paris

Clashes take place for a second night in a French town near Paris following the death of a young black man in police custody.
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My brother the jihadist

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 23:09

Henri Astier talks to Abdelghani Merah, an anti-jihad activist whose brother killed seven people in south-west France in 2012.
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Libya attack: French soldiers die in helicopter crash

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 22:48
related countries: Libya Libya

Three French soldiers have been killed in Libya after their helicopter was shot down, President Francois Hollande says.
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France to extend state of emergency for six months

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 2:23
related places: Nice

The French National Assembly votes to extend the state of emergency for six months following last week's deadly attack in Nice.
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Fire disrupts Paris Gare du Nord rail travel

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 19:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Rail travel including the Eurostar service to Britain is temporarily halted from the Gare du Nord station in Paris after a fire.
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Man knifes mother and three daughters at French holiday park

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 15:26

A woman and her three daughters have been attacked by a knife-wielding man at a holiday site in the south of France, French media report.
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Nice attack: 'You killed my sister, you're not a Muslim'

Monday, July 18th 2016, 22:03
related places: Nice

The family of 42-year-old Aldjia Bouzaouit only found out that she was dead on Sunday, three days after the truck attack in Nice, France.
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Attack on Nice: French PM Valls booed at commemoration

Monday, July 18th 2016, 15:34
related places: Nice

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is booed as he attends a minute's silence in Nice, where an attacker in a lorry killed 84 people on Thursday.
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PM booed as France mourns Nice attack dead

Monday, July 18th 2016, 13:03
related places: Nice

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been booed as he attended a minute's silence in Nice, where an attacker in a lorry killed 84 people on Thursday.
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Attack on Nice: Sarkozy blames government for failing to prevent attacks

Monday, July 18th 2016, 10:04
related places: Nice

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the government is not doing enough to provide security following the Nice attack as a nationwide minute's silence is observed.
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Nice attack: The struggle to stop radicalisation

Monday, July 18th 2016, 6:18
related places: Nice

France is still struggling to understand what motivated the man who carried out Thursday's lorry attack in Nice which left more than 80 people dead.
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Nice attack: Driver 'researched route' earlier in week

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 14:49
related places: Nice

The Tunisian man who carried out the lorry attack in the French city of Nice researched his route in the days beforehand, French media reports say.
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Attack in Nice: Muslims describe tensions after lorry attack

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 10:07
related places: Nice

French Muslims in Nice speak about the tensions that have arisen since the beachfront lorry attack on city.
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Nice attack: France calls up 12,000 reservists

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 5:42
related places: Nice

France calls up 12,000 police reservists to help boost security after Thursday's attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed.
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Nice attack: Arrests made by French police

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 18:14
related places: Nice

Five people have been arrested in connection with the lorry attack in Nice which left 84 people dead and a state of emergency has been extended across France.
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Attack on Nice: Five held by French police

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 17:17
related places: Nice

Five people are in custody suspected of links to the man who killed 84 people in Nice, prosecutors say, as IS claims he was one of its followers.
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Nice attack: President Hollande to chair crisis talks

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 1:40
related places: Nice

French President Francois Hollande is to chair crisis talks with his inner security cabinet after Thursday's attack in Nice that killed 84 people.
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Nice attack: Lorry driver confirmed as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel

Friday, July 15th 2016, 20:54
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Nice

The driver of a lorry that killed 84 people in an attack in the French city of Nice is confirmed as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.
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French prosecutor: Attacker 'known for violence and threats'

Friday, July 15th 2016, 16:29

Attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was known by police for violence and threats, French prosecutor Francois Molins says.
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Minute's silence at Tour de France

Friday, July 15th 2016, 16:18
related places: Nice

Sport has been paying tribute to the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice, with minute's silences at the Tour de France.
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Full story: Nice attack

Friday, July 15th 2016, 12:25
related places: Nice

A lorry strikes a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice, killing at least 84 people in what officials say was a terrorist attack.
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French newspapers stunned

Friday, July 15th 2016, 10:54

Front pages from newspapers across France are dominated by images of the Bastille Day lorry attack.
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Witnesses: Never seen such fear

Friday, July 15th 2016, 10:21
related places: Nice

Eyewitnesses describe scenes of terror after a lorry ran into a crowd during national day celebrations in the French city of Nice, killing at least 84 people.
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Nice attack: Hollande condemns lorry terror attack

Friday, July 15th 2016, 2:53
related places: Nice

President Francois Hollande extends France's state of emergency by three months after the lorry attack in Nice.
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Nice attack: 'You could see the fear in people's faces'

Friday, July 15th 2016, 1:16
related places: Nice

Will Shore is an ex-military officer who helped rescue people after a lorry struck a crowd in Nice, France.
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Nice attack: Eyewitness says police told people 'run, now'

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 22:46
related places: Nice

Colin Srivastava says police told people to run after a lorry struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.
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Boris Johnson is a liar with his back to the wall, says French FM

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's foreign minister says his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with "his back against the wall".
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson booed at French Embassy

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The new Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has been booed by some of the guests at a French Embassy reception in London.
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France will not extend state of emergency beyond 26 July

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 14:42
related places: Paris

France will not extend the state of emergency imposed after last November's terror attacks in Paris beyond 26 July, President Hollande says.
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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

France was informed of a planned terror attack by a Brazilian Islamist militant on its team at the Olympic Games, the head of French military intelligence says.
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France's three words

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 23:11

Lucy Williamson considers how the founding values of the French state - equality, fraternity, liberty - have been challenged by recent events.
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Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 19:17
related countries: United States United States

France calls on former European Commission head, Jose Manuel Barroso, not to take up job advising US investment bank Goldman Sachs on Brexit.
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Because he's worth it?

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 12:48

France reacts to the news that President Francois Hollande's hairdresser costs almost 10,000 euros a month.
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Not all gloom

Monday, July 11th 2016, 12:43

France may not have won the trophy, but the country stayed safe and felt good about itself again, the BBC's Lucy Williamson reports.
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Portuguese boy hugs crying French fan

Monday, July 11th 2016, 1:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A young Portuguese boy consoles a French fan after Portugal beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final.
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Lisbon delight, Paris misery

Monday, July 11th 2016, 1:17
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Paris

Fans reactions to Portugal beating France after extra-time in the Euro 2016 final.
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Portugal stun hosts France to win Euros

Monday, July 11th 2016, 0:01

Portugal win a first major international trophy as they overcome the loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final.
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Euro 2016: France team have united country - Thierry Henry

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 6:00

The France team has brought the country together at Euro 2016 and made the nation proud, says their former striker Thierry Henry.
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Euro 2016: France beefs up security ahead of final match

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 3:25
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Paris

More than 5,000 French police will be deployed at key venues in and around Paris ahead of the Euro 2016 football final between France and Portugal.
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Irish football fan collects award

Friday, July 8th 2016, 0:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, awarded the prestigious Medal of the City of Paris to both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland fans.
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France Telecom suicides: Prosecutor calls for bullying trial

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 10:42

After a lengthy inquiry into a wave of suicides at France Telecom, prosecutors call for its former head and other key figures to be put on trial for bullying.
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French court jails Rwanda mayors over genocide

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 3:56
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court sentences two former Rwandan mayors to life in prison for their role in the mass killings of ethnic Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.
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Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 11:37

French intelligence services should be overhauled in the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks, a parliamentary commission of inquiry recommends.
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Iran cinema: Abbas Kiarostami, award-winning film director, dies at 76

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 10:40
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Paris

Award-winning Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, a much-feted figure in world cinema, dies in Paris aged 76.
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Paris attacks: Belgian 'delay' let Abdeslam go

Monday, July 4th 2016, 11:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was able to leave France because Belgium was slow to warn about his jihadist background, a French MP says.
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France beat Iceland to reach semi-final

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 21:16
related countries: Germany Germany, Iceland Iceland

Euro 2016 hosts France thrash Iceland to set up a intriguing semi-final with world champions Germany.
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Entebbe pilot Michel Bacos 'saw hostage murdered'

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 23:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The French captain of a hijacked plane at the centre of a famed 1976 Israeli rescue operation says he saw a passenger killed by a hostage-taker.
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French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 3:19

The French poet, translator and art critique Yves Bonnefoy dies, aged 93, according to media reports.
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Ceremony in France to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Friday, July 1st 2016, 22:00
related places: Somme

Commemorations have been held in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
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