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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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Hunt for French terror accomplices

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 12:10
related places: Paris

Police in France are urgently hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks around Paris.
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Bloody end to sieges in France

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 2:52
related places: Paris

Two hostage sieges come to a dramatic end in France, with three gunmen and four hostages confirmed dead, two days after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine .
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VIDEO: Kosher supermarket siege ended

Friday, January 9th 2015, 22:47
related places: Paris

Anti-terror forces have stormed a supermarket in eastern Paris where several hostages were being held by a gunman.
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VIDEO: Moment police take warehouse roof

Friday, January 9th 2015, 22:10
related places: Paris

Two brothers suspected of attacking the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine on Wednesday have been killed at a warehouse where they had held a hostage north of Paris.
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VIDEO: Explosions at Paris siege supermarket

Friday, January 9th 2015, 16:41
related places: Paris

Explosions have been heard around a supermarket where hostages are being held in eastern Paris.
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France faces double hostage crisis

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:54
related places: Paris

A gunman seizes hostages at a kosher shop in Paris as police in a northern French town corner the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
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VIDEO: 'Shooting' at kosher Paris supermarket

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:07
related places: Paris

A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
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VIDEO: Police surround hostage warehouse

Friday, January 9th 2015, 12:07
related places: Paris

Police have surrounded a warehouse in northern France, as they close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
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VIDEO: Gunmen's car in high speed chase

Friday, January 9th 2015, 9:34
related places: Paris

One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
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France tightens net in manhunt

Friday, January 9th 2015, 8:03
related places: Paris

Armed police backed by helicopters search a rural region of northern France for Islamist gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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French hunt focuses north of Paris

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 23:18
related places: Paris

A huge police operation is under way in France's Picardy region, as special forces search for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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Paris attack: UK steps up security

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:06
related places: Paris

Security is stepped up at UK ports, border controls and a major railway station following the shootings at the Paris office of magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: 'Huge police operation' in Picardy

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 17:02
related places: Longpont, Paris

The Picardy region has been put on high alert and armed police and helicopters have been seen in and around the village of Longpont, following Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
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Paris suspects 'rob service station'

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 15:53

The two main suspects in the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris are said to have robbed a service station in the north of France.
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French sport to honour Paris victims

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 15:37
related places: Paris

A minute's silence will be observed at French football, rugby and basketball matches to honour victims of the Paris gun attack.
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VIDEO: France falls silent for victims

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 14:21
related places: Paris

A minute's silence has been held for the 12 people killed at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: How cartoonists showed solidarity

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 6:32
related places: Many

Many cartoonists have been using the "Je suis Charlie" slogan in drawings to commemorate the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Manhunt for French magazine gunmen

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 3:57
related places: Paris

French police mount a huge search for gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: How events unfolded in Paris

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 23:47
related places: Paris

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven.
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VIDEO: Candlelit vigils held around Europe

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 23:30
related places: Paris

Vigils are held in cities around Europe, in memory of the 12 people who lost their lives in a gun attack at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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PM vows co-operation on Paris attack

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 21:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The UK's political leaders and the Queen offer statements of support and solidarity following the Paris terror attack.
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Massacre at French magazine office

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 17:45
related places: Paris

A major manhunt is under way in Paris for three gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: Rooftop video of Paris shooting

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 13:48
related places: Paris

Video taken from a rooftop in Paris show two gunmen attacking a magazine office leaving 12 people dead
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VIDEO: Video shows gunmen fleeing attack

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 13:16
related places: Paris

Richard Galpin reports on the shooting at the office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.
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VIDEO: Paris gunfire caught on video

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 12:51
related places: Paris

A witness to the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris filmed the scene as the sound of gunshots were heard.
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Furore over novel depicting Muslim-run France

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:26

A provocative new novel stirs fierce debate
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Germany 'must do more' to aid growth

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.
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Hollande 'revenge' book to be filmed

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:34

A film adaptation of a bestselling book by France's former First Lady about her six-year relationship with president Francois Hollande is in development, its producer says.
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Montpellier 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:28
related places: Montpellier

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores one goal and assists another as Paris St-Germain ease past Montpellier in the French Cup.
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Roma baby finally buried in France

Monday, January 5th 2015, 15:46

A baby from a Roma family has been buried in France as an inquiry is launched into the reported refusal by a mayor to grant her a grave.
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France seeks end to Russia sanctions

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
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VIDEO: City of Lets: Paris holiday rental row

Monday, January 5th 2015, 7:58
related places: Paris

Authorities in Paris are so worried about the drain on residential property that they have taken drastic measures to bring holiday lets under control.
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Goodbye to Language wins US film prize

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jean

French director Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is named best picture of 2014 at the 49th annual US National Society of Film Critics awards.
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Roma baby refused burial in France

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 1:58

A Roma baby girl is denied a burial plot by a French mayor who says taxpayers are the priority, sparking outrage among activists.
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Paris funeral for naturism founder

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 14:04
related places: Paris

The funeral of Christiane Lecocq, one of the founder members of the world's naturism or nudism movement, takes place in Paris.
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France new year car-burning falls

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 22:31
related places: Eve

The number of cars set alight in France on New Year's Eve fell significantly this year, the government says.
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Thomas Piketty rejects France award

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 15:55

Economist Thomas Piketty, author of a much-lauded book on capital and inequality, turns down France's Legion D'Honneur and criticises the government.
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Gambia leader 'home after coup plot'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:14
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has returned to the country, officials say, after what was described as a coup attempt while he was away.
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Snow strands motorists in Alps

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 18:16

Snow and ice strand up to 15,000 motorists in the French Alps, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts, the authorities say.
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VIDEO: Snow leaves Alps tourists stranded

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 18:07

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps hits thousands of vehicles, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts and leaving travellers stranded.
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Wind blows down Calais migrant fence

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 18:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

High winds topple part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.
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Short-let apartments spark Paris row

Friday, December 26th 2014, 11:41
related places: Paris

Growth of short holiday lets alarms Paris authorities
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French jobless total at new record

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 13:29

The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.
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VIDEO: French troops on streets after attacks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 22:31

Up to 300 soldiers are being deployed across France in the wake of recent attacks in three cities, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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France deploys troops after attacks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:23

Up to 300 soldiers are being deployed across France in the wake of recent attacks in three cities, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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Algerian army 'kills top jihadist'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 13:11
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria's defence ministry says troops have killed the leader of a jihadist militant group which kidnapped and beheaded a French tourist.
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Van driven into shoppers in France

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 7:11
related places: Nantes

Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, with reports the driver then stabbed himself.
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VIDEO: Van driven at shoppers in France

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 2:51
related places: Nantes

Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, officials say.
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Hollande urges French not to panic

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 16:11

President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.
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Driver attacks French pedestrians

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 14:59
related places: Dijon

A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
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VIDEO: Knife attacker is shot dead in France

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 6:36
related places: Tours

A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.
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'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot in France

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 22:56

Police in central France shoot dead a man who injured three officers at a police station whilst reportedly shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.
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Paris Saint Germain 0-0 Montpellier

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 18:30
related places: Montpellier

Paris St-Germain miss the chance to go top of Ligue 1 after being held to a goalless draw by Montpellier.
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French defender Abidal retires

Friday, December 19th 2014, 21:41

Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.
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VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 5:04

A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.
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Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe buy seven sacred masks at auction in France after failing to stop the contested sale of the artefacts.
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Uber taxi service faces Paris protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 10:17
related places: Paris

Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
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VIDEO: Air-to-ground wingsuit 'high five'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 17:12

A wingsuit pilot has completed what is being claimed as the world's first air-to-ground "high five" in Chamonix, in France.
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France shaken up by 'new reactionaries'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 15:46

French writers shake up immigration debate
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VIDEO: Russia's Christmas tree diplomacy

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Notre-Dame

Russia donates a Christmas tree to the Notre Dame cathedral in France, following an appeal for help.
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Migrant hidden under lorry dies on M25

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 16:42

A Sudanese migrant who hid under a lorry travelling from France has been killed trying to get out while the vehicle was stationary on the M25.
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Mali confirms militant-hostage swap

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.
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French mayor jailed over fatal flood

Friday, December 12th 2014, 16:02

The former mayor of a French seaside town is sentenced to four years in jail for ignoring flood risks before a storm that killed 29 people in 2010.
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Airbus shares fall over A380 threat

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:29

Shares in French aviation firm Airbus fell as much as 4.5% on Thursday after it said it might halt production of its A380 superjumbo in 2018.
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Toulouse killer 'raided jeweller's'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:12

French Islamist militant Mohammed Merah, who murdered seven people in 2012, is suspected of attacking a jeweller's between gun attacks, reports say.
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Jet crashes on central France home

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 3:58

A French air force jet on a training flight crashes into a home for disabled people in central France, killing one person and injuring several others.
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Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint Germain

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:21

Goals from Messi, Neymar and Suarez cancel out Ibrahimovic's opener as Barcelona beat PSG to secure top spot in Group F.
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Joey Barton reveals death threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:00
related places: Marseille

QPR midfielder Joey Barton reveals a death threat he received while playing in France for Marseille.
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France reforms spark controversy

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:41
related places: Paris

The announcement of French plans to relax Sunday trading laws and open up regulated sectors of the economy draws protests in Paris.
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'Prisoner swap' freed French hostage

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Mali Mali

A Frenchman held hostage by an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali was reportedly freed as part of a prisoner swap with two jailed militants.
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VIDEO: French hostage Lazarevic arrives home

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:37

France's last remaining hostage in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, has arrived home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage back in France

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:32

France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrives home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage released

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:58
related countries: Mali Mali

The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announces.
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French economic reform battle looms

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 2:27

Plans of France's youngest minister to unlock economy
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No trial over Nazi massacre case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

A court in the German city of Cologne throws out the case of an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
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Call for Paris ban on diesel cars

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 15:35
related places: Paris

The mayor of Paris tells a French newspaper she wants diesel cars to be banned from the French capital by 2020 as part of plans to fight pollution.
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Putin 'has hope' for Ukraine truce

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 23:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin hopes a permanent ceasefire will soon be agreed in Ukraine, after Moscow talks with French counterpart Francois Hollande.
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England draw France in World Cup

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 19:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

England will play France, Colombia and Mexico in Group F at the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Nantes

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 19:01
related places: Nantes

Paris St-Germain move to the top of Ligue 1 after two Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals helps them beat Nantes.
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