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French MEP Jose Bove denied entry into Canada

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 17:54
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

Jose Bove, a French politician who has opposed a trade deal between Canada and the European Union, is detained in Montreal.
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Poland 'taught France how to use fork' says deputy minister amid helicopter row

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish deputy minister says Poland "taught the French how to use a fork" amid a continuing row over a cancelled helicopter contract.
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Hollande faces fresh controversy over 'toothless' remark

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 13:52

French President Francois Hollande is facing fresh allegations from his ex-girlfriend that he used "toothless" as a derogatory nickname for the poor.
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IS conflict: Booby-trapped drone kills Kurdish fighters in Iraq

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 12:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A booby-trapped drone kills two Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and badly wounds two French soldiers battling so-called Islamic State in northern Iraq.
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Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam 'will not defend him'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 9:38
related places: Paris

Lawyers for the main suspect in last year's Islamist attacks in Paris, Salah Abdeslam, say they will no longer defend him.
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Celebrating the French grape harvest in Sancerre

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 4:54
related places: Sancerre

Sancerre in central France produces one of the country’s most famous wines.
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Kim Kardashian West sues over claims she faked robbery

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian West sues a celebrity gossip website for claiming that she faked being the victim of a robbery in Paris.
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Syria conflict: Russia's Putin halts France visit amid row

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 17:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Vladimir Putin halts a visit to France a day after President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges for its actions in Syria.
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France's first drug room for addicts to inject opens in Paris

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 15:17
related places: Paris

A Paris hospital opens France's first "shooting gallery" - a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision.
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Rwanda genocide: Kagame warns of 'showdown' with France

Monday, October 10th 2016, 18:39
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame warns of a "showdown" with France after a French investigation into the events leading to Rwanda's genocide was reopened.
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Syria conflict: France wants Russia on war crimes charges

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

French President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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Calais crisis: Migrant killed in accident with UK driver

Monday, October 10th 2016, 10:22
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

An Eritrean migrant died and his wife was injured in an accident involving a British driver on a motorway near the French port of Calais.
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Hacked off air

Monday, October 10th 2016, 5:22

A powerful cyber-attack came close to destroying a French TV network, its director-general tells the BBC.
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French officer 'between life and death' after fire attack

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 16:56
related places: Paris

A French police officer is in a life-threatening condition after he and his partner were attacked with petrol bombs near a housing estate outside Paris.
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Chinese wine-tasters scoop surprise win in France

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 11:13
related countries: China China

A Chinese team wins a wine taste test in France, in what organisers call "a thunderbolt in the world of wine".
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France's Hollande scraps Poland trip over lost Airbus deal

Friday, October 7th 2016, 17:30
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

French President Francois Hollande is postponing a visit to Poland, after Warsaw rejected a 3.14bn euro (£2.8bn / $3.51bn) deal to buy Airbus helicopters.
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Lagerfeld reacts to Kardashian robbery

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 20:16
related places: Paris

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has questioned the lack of security around Kim Kardashian West in Paris.
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Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 13:29
related places: Eu, Paris

The European Parliament backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, the world's first comprehensive climate agreement.
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Syria conflict: Spain and France draft Aleppo truce resolution

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 12:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Monday, Aleppo

France and Spain draft a UN resolution to halt the fighting in Aleppo, after the US ended its negotiations with Russia on Monday.
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Jeans dreams

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:05

How the French city where denim originated is making jeans again.
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Kim Kardashian robbery: Paris police hunt armed attackers

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 19:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, New York

Police in Paris hunt the armed robbers who targeted Kim Kardashian West, as the US reality TV star arrives back in New York.
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Kim Kardashian West robbed of millions by Paris gunmen

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 13:46
related places: Paris

US reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has been robbed at a luxury residence in Paris by gunmen dressed as police officers, officials say.
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Saudi princess's bodyguard quizzed over Paris 'assault'

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 9:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Paris

French police question the bodyguard of a Saudi princess over an alleged assault on a workman in Paris.
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Kanye cuts show short after wife robbed

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 9:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, New York

When US rapper Kanye West heard the news, he cut a concert short in New York.
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Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris hotel room

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 4:16
related places: Paris

Kim Kardashian has been held at gunpoint by two armed masked men in her Paris hotel room.
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Delays after Eurostar train hits wild boar in France

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 21:03

Eurostar passengers experienced delays earlier on Sunday after a train hit a wild boar that had strayed on to the track in northern France.
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France priest: Jihadist attack church re-opens

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 17:08

The French church where an elderly priest was murdered by Islamist extremists reopens its doors for the first time since the attack.
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India ratifies Paris climate agreement

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 16:59
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

India, one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, becomes the 62nd country to ratify the Paris global climate agreement pact.
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Teenage lives

Friday, September 30th 2016, 0:21

The story behind the suicide of two teenage girls in France opens an intense debate about how teenagers treat each other and how they are looked after at school.
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French survivor tells of Rouen priest's jihadist murder

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 11:29
related places: Rouen

An elderly man left for dead by two jihadists who murdered a priest in the French city of Rouen has spoken of his terrifying ordeal.
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Paris agrees plan to open experimental nudist zone

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 12:51
related places: Paris

Paris city councillors agree to open an experimental nudist area in the French capital, as early as next summer.
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France's Hollande: Jungle camp to be demolished by end of year

Monday, September 26th 2016, 14:06
related places: Calais

French President Francois Hollande visits Calais and says the "Jungle" migrant camp will be "definitively, entirely and rapidly dismantled" by the end of the year.
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Paris St-Germain's Serge Aurier given two-month jail term

Monday, September 26th 2016, 11:14

Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain, is sentenced to two months in jail for assaulting a police officer.
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Chateau boot camp

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 0:50

France is planning a string rehabilitation centres to combat extremism. But the first to open is already proving controversial.
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Calais migrants: Hollande sets out plan to close Jungle camp

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 14:10
related places: Calais

French President Francois Hollande says he intends to close the "Jungle" camp in Calais and move 9,000 migrants to reception centres across France.
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Court slashes damages to be paid by ex-trader Kerviel

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 14:58

A French appeals court has slashed the amount that rogue trader Jerome Kerviel has to pay his former employer Societe Generale to €1m.
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French-American honoured for helping stop train attack

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 1:42
related countries: United States United States

A French-American man who helped stop a heavily armed gunman on a train in 2015 receives France's highest award.
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France arrests Belgian police in migrant border row

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 16:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium

French police detain two Belgian officers who offered a lift to 13 migrants and strayed into French territory, sparking a diplomatic spat.
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French MP inquiry calls for abattoir video cameras

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 11:52

A parliamentary inquiry recommends video monitoring to tackle abuses in abattoirs, after secretly filmed videos shocked the French public.
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France burkini ban: Australian woman forced off Riviera beach

Monday, September 19th 2016, 9:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian Muslim who went to France to show solidarity with French Muslims is forced to leave a beach for wearing a burkini, despite the ban being overturned.
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World War Two tanks auctioned off by cash-strapped museum

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 16:26

One of the biggest ever sales of World War Two hardware is being held in France, as the Normandy Tank Museum closes its doors.
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Bratislava EU talks bring Merkel-Hollande pact for renewal

Friday, September 16th 2016, 20:54
related countries: Germany Germany, Slovakia Slovakia
related places: Eu

France and Germany say the EU has set priorities for renewing itself, despite the tough challenge of Brexit.
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Paris Opera directors accused of abusing expenses

Friday, September 16th 2016, 15:15

Paris Opera says it is cutting costs and tackling abuse of expenses after being criticised by France's audit office and facing media criticism.
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France labour reform: Clashes during 'last round' of street protests

Friday, September 16th 2016, 1:27

Riot police clash with protesters in France marching against labour reforms in what unions say will be the last of such demonstrations.
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Anger flares at French labour law protest in Paris

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 17:45
related places: Paris

Clashes broke out during protests over French labour reforms in Paris, with tear gas being fired by riot police, and some demonstrators throwing missiles.
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French police arrest teenager over 'IS terror plot'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 15:26
related places: Paris

A 15-year-old boy is arrested in Paris on suspicion of plotting to carry out terror attacks, the second such case involving a teenager in less than a week.
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UK MPs decry UK-French Libya campaign

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 7:41
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's 2011 military intervention in Libya was based on "erroneous assumptions", according to MPs who blame ex-PM David Cameron for the lack of a coherent strategy.
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Prime suspect

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 1:40

Rashid Kassim has been identified as a link to several recent jihadist plots in France. But who is he and how are the plots co-ordinated?
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France foiling terror plots 'daily' - Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 21:11
related places: Paris

The French prime minister says the country's security services are foiling terror plots "every day" as a teenage boy is arrested in Paris.
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France charges woman arrested over foiled Paris attack

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 21:53
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

French prosecutors charge one of the "female terrorist commandos" arrested over a foiled attack near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
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Arrested women in Paris 'were guided by IS'

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:58
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Three women arrested near Paris on suspicion of planning attacks, were guided remotely by IS in Syria, investigators say.
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Foiled Paris attack 'was directed by IS'

Friday, September 9th 2016, 18:48
related places: Paris

Three women arrested over a foiled attack in Paris were directed by so-called Islamic State, a French prosecutor says.
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French policeman stabbed during gas canister car arrests

Friday, September 9th 2016, 11:46
related places: Notre-Dame

A French policeman is stabbed during an operation to arrest three women over the discovery of a suspect car near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
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Tourists rescued from Mont Blanc cable car

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:48

Tourists who spent the night suspended in the air after a cable car system broke down in the French Alps have been successfully brought down to earth.
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French Alps cable cars tourists rescued

Friday, September 9th 2016, 9:23

At least 33 tourists who spent a cold Thursday night trapped in several cable cars high above the French Alps have been rescued, officials say.
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Cable cars failure traps dozens over French Alps

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:28

Forty-five people remain stuck on cable cars above the glaciers of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, a local official says, as rescue efforts are halted with the nightfall.
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Hollande: France's democracy will beat barbarism

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 14:08

French President Francois Hollande gives a powerful defence of his country's fight against terrorism, insisting that democracy always wins.
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Solar tuk-tuk journey halted by robbery in France

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 12:15
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.
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Paris terror arrest after gas tanks found in Notre Dame car

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 11:45
related places: Paris

Police in Paris arrest a man on the terror watch list after gas cylinders are found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral.
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France burkini: Corsica court upholds local ban

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 9:01

A court on the French island of Corsica upholds a local ban on the burkini, despite a higher court ruling saying the measure violates freedoms.
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Renault considers killing off diesel engines

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 20:22
related places: Renault

Renault, the French car maker, may stop offering diesel engines in most cars sold in Europe ahead of more strict emissions regulations.
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Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 17:57
related places: Paris

A French court jails 35 porters at the prestigious Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris for stealing valuable items over many years.
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First face transplant patient Isabelle Dinoire dies in France

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 15:52

The first-ever person to receive a face transplant, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, dies of cancer 11 years after her pioneering surgery.
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France migrant crisis: Paris to open refugee camp in October

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 12:34
related places: Paris

Paris announces plans to open its first refugee camp in October while another projected centre for asylum seekers is set alight near the French capital.
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France Islam: Valls slams New York Times report on burkini ban

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 11:04

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, rejects as "unacceptable" a New York Times article in which French Muslim women complain of discrimination.
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EU migrants: Calais Jungle protest causes huge disruption

Monday, September 5th 2016, 19:41
related places: Calais

Lorries, tractors and a human chain disrupt traffic around the French port of Calais as protesters demand the closure of the "Jungle" migrant camp.
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EU migrants crisis: Lorry protest causes Calais disruption

Monday, September 5th 2016, 11:50
related places: Calais

Traffic is brought to a near-standstill in Calais, northern France, where protesters are demanding the closure of a migrant camp known as "The Jungle".
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Nicolas Sarkozy 'should stand trial' over 2012 election spending

Monday, September 5th 2016, 11:01

French prosecutors recommend that former President Nicolas Sarkozy stand trial for breaching campaign spending limits.
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US Open 2016: Lucas Pouille beats Rafael Nadal in five sets

Monday, September 5th 2016, 0:19
related countries: United States United States

France's Lucas Pouille claims the biggest victory of his career as he beats two-time champion Rafael Nadal in the US Open last 16.
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Aris Messinis: Lesbos migrant crisis photos win French award

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 5:23
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek photographer wins the Visa d'Or news photography prize for his coverage of the mass arrival of migrants on the island of Lesbos last year.
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Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 14:18
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Paris

The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - formally join the Paris global climate agreement.
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Migrants in Calais turn violent as population rises

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 8:19
related places: Calais

Violent, desperate gangs and a rising tide of robberies, vandalism and assaults - that has been the latest depiction of the camp known as the Jungle on the edge of the northern French port of Calais.
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Video replays used for first time during France's 3-1 win over Italy

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 6:19
related countries: Italy Italy

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says "football history" was made after video replays are used for the first time in an international match.
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French resorts lift burkini bans after court ruling

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 15:59
related places: Nice

Nice lifts a controversial ban on burkini swimsuits, among several French seaside resort to do so, following a national court ruling.
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French children return to school amid high security

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 10:37

Twelve million French children go back to school with new security measures in place because of recent jihadist attacks.
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Had its chips? The traditional British fish van in France

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 5:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple have been providing authentic fish and chips across France's Dordogne region for four years. Has Brexit affected their business?
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Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 12:05

Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros is discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in southern France.
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Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 17:18

Prime Minister Manuel Valls angers political rivals by invoking the symbol of the French republic, Marianne, in the row over "burkini" beach bans.
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Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 16:54

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns from the government ahead of an expected centrist bid for the presidency in next year's election.
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Why the French economy minister has resigned

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 16:51

The French economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has resigned from Francois Hollande's government, amid speculation that he's considering running for president.
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TTIP in further doubt as Hollande questions timing

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 15:45

The TTIP trade deal is dealt another blow as French President Francois Hollande casts doubt on when an agreement will be reached.
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Baby sea lion dies after possible 4,000km wrong turn

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 10:23
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia

A baby sea lion that turned up in French Polynesia, possibly 4,000km (2,500 miles) from home, dies despite a week-long battle to save it.
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Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK

Monday, August 29th 2016, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be able to lodge their claim in France and not have to wait until they reach British soil, the region's president says.
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Paris restaurant 'refuses to serve Muslim women'

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 19:06

A video showing a French restaurateur apparently calling all Muslims terrorists and refusing to serve two Muslim women sparks anger and calls for protests.
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France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court's ruling

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 11:06

French mayors are urged to heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body burkini swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.
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France burkini: Highest court suspends ban

Friday, August 26th 2016, 18:22
related places: Villeneuve

France's highest administrative court suspends a ban on controversial full-body "burkini" swimsuits in a town on the Mediterranean coast.
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France 'burkini ban': Court to decide on beach fines

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 18:40

A top French court is being asked to overturn bans imposed by almost 30 towns and cities on women wearing full-body swimsuits or "burkinis".
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Bad weather takes toll on French wine production

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 15:43

French wine production is likely to be 10% lower this year than in 2015 because of a spring frost and a heatwave now.
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Sonia Rykiel: French fashion designer dies at 86

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 11:19

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies at the age of 86 after suffering from Parkinson's disease, her family says.
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