Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

News: France

We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to France – overview

France: news

Damages for France baby mix-up

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 12:25

The families of two French girls accidentally switched at birth 20 years ago are awarded nearly €2m (£1.5m) in damages.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French Socialists fend off far right

Monday, February 9th 2015, 1:00

The ruling French Socialist party narrowly beats the far-right National Front at a by-election seen as a test of President Hollande's popularity.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Four-way Ukraine summit planned

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they aim to meet in Minsk on Wednesday to discuss a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Scots did not get breaks - Cotter

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 22:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Vern Cotter feels fortune favoured France as Scotland lose in Paris on the opening weekend of the Six Nations.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Gauguin's record sale - in 45 seconds

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 14:48

A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300m (£197m), making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Painting sale sets $300m record

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 13:15

A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Forgotten Ferrari sold for nearly $16m

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 5:18
related places: Paris

A rare Ferrari sports car found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of magazines has been sold for nearly $16m at an auction in Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Rare Ferrari sells for 14m euros

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 3:43

A rare Ferrari sports car that was found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines sells for 14.2m euros at auction.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 0:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany held "constructive and substantive" talks in Moscow on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ibrahimovic 'abuses referees in English'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 17:49
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lyon

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic abuses French referees in either English or Italian, claims Lyon coach Hubert Fournier.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Action films restricted in Paris

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:03
related places: Paris

The filming of action sequences has been restricted by authorities in Paris following last month's attacks in the French capital.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New Ukraine peace push launched

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 21:30
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The French and German leaders make an unscheduled visit to Ukraine to discuss a new peace plan with President Petro Poroshenko,
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: The vintage cars found at a French castle

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 7:36
related places: Paris

Around 60 vintage cars that were discovered at a remote French castle have gone on show in Paris, ahead of an auction on Friday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French prisons fertile ground for Islamists

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 0:14

French prisons are fertile ground for extremists
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French comic condemns Paris attacks

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 19:34

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala condemns the Paris attack in a trial in which he faces charges of condoning terrorism.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Has PM's first week changed Greece?

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 11:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Greece Greece
related places: Brussels, Paris

Greece's new prime minister completes his first tour of Europe on Wednesday, meeting the head of the European Commission in Brussels and the French President in Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French soldiers hurt in knife attack

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:21
related places: Nice

Three French soldiers on an anti-terror patrol have been attacked by a man wielding a knife outside a Jewish community centre in Nice.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

DSK trial hears of sex parties

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:09

A former prostitute takes the stand at the pimping trial of former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn, describing "classy" lunchtime sex parties.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Outrage at French 'no Jews' job ad

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:45

An advert for a job in graphic design in France is withdrawn after complaints about a clause stipulating "not Jewish".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French police arrest terror suspects

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Lyon, Paris

Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Death threats' over French reform

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 20:12

France's Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, says he has received death threats over his attempts to reform the legal profession.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Strauss-Kahn pimping trial begins

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:28

The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of procuring women for sex parties opens in France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Secrets of ancient scrolls unlocked

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:39
related places: Roman

Scientists in France have a found a way to look inside fragile charred scrolls from the ancient Roman library in Herculaneum.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:02
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, as he heads for London and talks with Chancellor George Osborne.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Lance should get back Tour titles'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 13:29

Lance Armstrong should get back his seven Tour de France titles, according to former rider Scott Mercier.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:39

French government's extremism message mocked
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack 'hero'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 4:44
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

Friday, January 30th 2015, 1:01

French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:52
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:48

More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 5:55
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France releases anti-jihadist video

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 21:05

The French government hits back in the fight against home-gown jihadists by releasing an anti-extremism online video.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Court bans child being named Nutella

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:59

A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bettencourt exploitation trial opens

Monday, January 26th 2015, 17:10
related places: Bordeaux

A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide
Read the full article » | View on the map »

#FreeSpeechStories: A family feud on the French far-right

Monday, January 26th 2015, 2:25

France's Le Pen family split over controversial anti-Muslim video
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Paris attacker Coulibaly is buried

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 16:11
related places: Paris

An Islamist militant shot dead by French commandos after he attacked a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago is buried near Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Can France integrate humiliated suburbs?

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 2:02
related places: Paris

Can disaffected suburbs be integrated after Paris attacks?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Fight segregation' - French PM Valls

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 16:09

France has tolerated "ghettoisation" in its deprived suburbs for too long, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jewish alarm after terror in France

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 14:21

Terror in France fuels Jewish fears of 'new anti-Semitism'
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Most heavily-guarded place in France?

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:29
related places: Paris

James Reynolds looks at the new security measures unveiled by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France to recruit more police agents

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 15:52

Hundreds of new police intelligence agents will be recruited in France, and some defence cuts will be reversed, following the attacks in Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Paris to sue Fox over Muslim claims

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:56
related places: Paris

The mayor of Paris says she will sue Fox News for its inaccurate reporting of the city following the attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Passport for Mali-born Paris 'hero'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

A Mali-born man lauded as a hero for helping people during the recent attacks in Paris is granted French citizenship at a ceremony.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'Supermarket hero' receives citizenship

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 21:27
related places: Paris

The Muslim shop assistant, who hid Jewish shoppers in a freezer during the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, has been granted French nationality.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tense France arrests Chechens

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 19:16
related places: Four, Paris

Police in southern France detain five Chechens on suspicion of possessing explosives, with security still high following the Paris attacks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French aid worker abducted in CAR

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Two people, including a 67-year-old French woman working for a Catholic charity, are kidnapped by militiamen in the Central African Republic.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Attacks spur Europe anti-terror push

Monday, January 19th 2015, 18:43
related places: Eu

EU states respond to the France terror attacks with plans to engage Muslim nations in counter-terror "projects", and boost Arabic-language skills.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Forty-five churches' burnt in Niger

Monday, January 19th 2015, 18:36
related countries: Niger Niger

Police in Niger say 45 churches were set on fire in a weekend of protests erupted there against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Second Paris gunman buried in secret

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:35
related places: Paris

Cherif Kouachi, the second gunman who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo, is buried amid tight security in an unmarked grave in a Paris suburb.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Stal triumphs after Kaymer collapse

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 13:47
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Gary Stal of France claims his first European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi Championship as Martin Kaymer loses a 10-shot lead.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Angry protests over Charlie cover

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 2:25

Muslims in countries across the world are continuing to voice their anger over the publication of images of the Prophet Muhammad by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Niger Charlie protesters burn churches

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 22:34
related countries: Niger Niger

At least three are killed and churches set on fire in Niger during protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Clooney Charlie tribute paper shut

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 18:41
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian court has ordered the closure of a newspaper that published a picture of George Clooney wearing a badge backing French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Paris gunman buried in secret grave

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 18:25
related places: Reims

One of the brothers who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo is buried in an unmarked grave in Reims, against the wishes of the mayor.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 17:24

Passengers face severe disruption after rail services through the Channel Tunnel were cancelled because of a fire on a lorry.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Troops deployed on Belgium's streets

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Soldiers are deployed in Belgium amid tightened security in many European countries after last week's attacks in France and anti-terror raids.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Deadly Charlie Hebdo protest in Niger

Friday, January 16th 2015, 20:04
related countries: Niger Niger

At least four people are killed in Zinder, Niger, amid protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Soumission tops charts post attacks

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:58
related places: Paris

Michel Houellebecq’s controversial novel Soumission, which featured in satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, tops France's bestseller charts in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Twelve held over Paris attacks

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:52
related places: Paris

Twelve suspects are held in France about alleged support for the Islamist gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Rally in Jordan against Charlie Hebdo

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan

There have been protests in Jordan against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the publication of an image of the Prophet Muhammad.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

#JeSuisCharlie gets little sympathy in Russia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia shuns French cartoons seen by many as 'insulting'
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Police 'concern' for Jewish community

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is "heightened concern" about the risk to Jewish communities in the UK and police officers following the terror attacks in France, police warn.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France

Friday, January 16th 2015, 15:36

Media sites suffer outage a day after the French government warns of cyber attacks, although it is unclear whether the two are linked.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pakistan clashes over Hebdo cartoon

Friday, January 16th 2015, 14:55

Pakistani police use tear gas and water cannon to push back crowds of protesters angry at a French magazine's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Muslim tells of hiding Jewish shoppers

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

A Malian Muslim, who is being fast-tracked for French nationality, tells the BBC how he hid Jewish shoppers during last week's Paris attacks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: John Kerry visits Charlie Hebdo office

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Freedom of speech has limits - Pope

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:19
related places: Paris

Pope Francis defends freedom of expression after the Paris attacks but says it has to have limits, as the funerals of four victims are held.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

African apologies for prophet cover

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 17:28
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Two leading African newspapers apologise for publishing Charlie Hebdo's cover depicting Prophet Muhammad, after an outcry from Muslim readers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Algeria finds French tourist's body

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The body of French mountain guide Herve Gourdel is found in Algeria four months after he was killed by Algerian jihadists.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Charlie cartoonists' funerals held

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:24
related places: Paris

Funerals are held for four people killed in last week's attack in Paris on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by militant Islamists.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Crowds' tribute at cartoonist's funeral

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:05

One of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists, Bernard Verlhac - known as Tignous - has been laid to rest in France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France 'to protect all religions'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:38

President Francois Hollande vows that France will protect all religions, as funerals are held for victims of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'Muslims first victims of fanaticism'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:21

The French President urges people to remember that Islam is compatible with democracy and says France, as a secular society, intends to protect all religions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hollande hails 'reborn' magazine

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:51

French President Francois Hollande insists satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will grow stronger after the new edition sold out in hours.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Do tourists feel safe in Paris?

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 0:53
related places: Notre-Dame

Tom Esslemont went to Notre Dame cathedral to see if recent events had worried tourists
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Aftermath of Paris print-works fight

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 22:05
related places: Paris

The print-works that the Kouachi brothers fled to has been left severely damaged by the fire-fight which took place there.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Charlie Hebdo expands print run

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 21:16

Millions more copies of French weekly Charlie Hebdo are printed after the first run sells out in hours, with proceeds going to victims' families.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

page 2/81

This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.


Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS