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Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:48

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen haunts France's Republicans as they hold a presidential primary.
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French confectioners battle Chinese firm over Calissons d'Aix

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:23
related countries: China China
related places: Aix

A Chinese firm has trademarked the name of the marzipan Calissons d'Aix sweet, angering the French.
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Part of an Eiffel Tower staircase up for auction

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 19:46
related places: Paris

A segment of an Eiffel Tower staircase has gone on display at a Paris auction house.
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France's Macron joins presidential race to 'unblock France'

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 14:51

Ex-economy minister Emmanuel Macron says he will revolutionise French politics if elected president.
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Paris bomber's lost mobile found under paperwork in police station

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 19:31
related places: Paris

Officers discover Paris bomber Brahim Abdeslam's lost mobile under paperwork in police station.
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US envoy says climate deal is bigger than any one head of state

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 1:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Trump

The Paris climate agreement will survive a Trump presidency, says the US climate change envoy.
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Paris attacks: France state of emergency to be extended - PM Valls

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 18:33

France's emergency measures are to be extended, PM Valls says, as Paris marks the attacks a year ago.
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Plaques unveiled to mark anniversary of Paris attacks

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 12:54
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo have been unveiling plaques around Paris, on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the city last year.
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Marine Le Pen: Trump win boosts my chances

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 10:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The US election has boosted the chances of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, she tells the BBC.
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Bataclan terror attack: Survivor returns to concert hall

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 6:00
related places: Paris

A survivor of last year's Bataclan terror attack in Paris, Stephane Toutlouyan, explains why he returned to the scene.
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Theatre of nightmares

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 0:58
related places: Paris

The Bataclan reopens on the eve of the Paris attacks anniversary, but its wounds are not yet closed.
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Sting tribute for Bataclan victims

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 0:19

Pop star Sting played a concert to mark the reopening of Paris' Bataclan venue, a year after the terrorist attack there.
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Paris attacks: Bataclan reopens with Sting concert

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 23:22
related places: Paris

The iconic Bataclan theatre reopens with a Sting concert, a year after the Paris massacre.
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Paris attacks: Sting prepares for Bataclan concert

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 19:33
related places: Paris

Sting warms up for his concert which will reopen the Bataclan in Paris for the first time since the 2015 terror attack.
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A changed man

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 0:47
related places: Paris

On the anniversary of the Paris attacks, survivor Michael O'Connor explains how the atrocity changed his life.
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French opposition MPs seek to impeach President Hollande

Friday, November 11th 2016, 18:11

Dozens of French MPs launch an attempt to impeach the country's president, Francois Hollande.
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Bataclan attack: 'You live it again and again'

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 18:01
related places: Paris

Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann is commemorating the Paris attacks
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Belgian jihadist Atar 'co-ordinated' Paris and Brussels attacks

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 19:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Syria Syria
related places: Brussels, Paris

A jihadist in Syria is thought to have organised the attacks on Paris and Brussels, sources say.
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Hands off!

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 1:15

A French watchdog calls for the suspension of a database that could hold the details of 60 million.
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Working for nothing

Monday, November 7th 2016, 17:59

French women were urged to walk out of work at 16:37 local time to highlight the gender pay gap.
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Adieu, murals

Sunday, November 6th 2016, 0:21

Adverts painted on walls used to be a common sight in France. But the art of sign-writers is now in decline.
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Migrant crisis: Police clear Paris's 'Stalingrad' camp

Friday, November 4th 2016, 12:07
related places: Paris

French authorities clear a migrant camp housing more than 3,000 people in Paris.
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Sting to reopen Paris's Bataclan before attack anniversary

Friday, November 4th 2016, 9:48
related places: Paris

Pop star Sting will reopen the Bataclan in Paris to mark the anniversary of the attack on the venue.
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Lucky rabbits

Friday, November 4th 2016, 0:07

The French are renowned as enthusiastic hunters, but their enthusiasm is waning fast, reports John Laurenson, as younger generations baulk at causing harm to animals.
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Calais 'Jungle': Last remaining children evacuated from camp

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 13:49

France begins moving 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children from the Calais "Jungle" camp.
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Last children evacuated from Calais camp

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 12:57
related places: Calais

French authorities have begun moving 1,500 migrant children from the Calais "Jungle" camp, a week after demolition began.
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Calais migrants: France's Hollande vows no return to camp

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 11:37

No-one will be let back in the dismantled "Jungle" camp, says French President Francois Hollande.
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Unusual suspects

Monday, October 31st 2016, 12:30

Who are the main suspects in last week's kidnap of a wealthy hotel owner on the French Riviera?
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Gravel shipment causes French Polynesia radiation fears

Monday, October 31st 2016, 10:59
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia

Pacific island campaigners say materials for road building could contain plutonium.
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On with their heads

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 23:53

Despite officially not existing, the French nobility continues to endure and often thrive in the 21st Century.
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Calais 'Jungle': France urges UK to take more children

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's president says the UK should take in more migrant children after the Calais "Jungle" shuts.
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Inside France's new homes for Calais migrants

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 15:42
related places: Calais

The camp at Calais has been demolished, but its inhabitants have been moved to other centres in France.
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Not welcome

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 21:40
related places: Calais, Charleville, Mezieres

There is a sense of anger in a new host town for some of the migrants from the dismantled Jungle camp in Calais, writes the BBC's Kevin Connolly in northern France.
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Calais 'Jungle' cleared of migrants, French prefect says

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 16:45
related places: Calais

France says Calais "Jungle" camp clearance is complete but charities warn minors have nowhere to go.
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Paris Chinese 'scared to go home alone' after killing

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:26
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

French Chinese protest violent attacks on their community after a man is killed in Paris.
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A killing in Paris

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 23:25
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

The fatal mugging of a Chinese tailor in a Paris street has sparked angry demonstrations. But why are France's Chinese targeted for violent attacks?
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Calais 'Jungle': Demolition crews pull down migrant camp

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 18:46
related places: Calais

Crews dismantle the "Jungle" camp in Calais with sledgehammers as migrants continue to leave by bus.
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Kim Kardashian West drops Paris robbery lawsuit

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 5:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The reality star had said she would take US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case.
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Calais migrants: Hundreds moved from 'Jungle' camp

Monday, October 24th 2016, 21:17
related places: Calais

Almost 2,000 migrants are bussed from the "Jungle" in Calais as the controversial camp is cleared.
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France presidential hopeful in pastry price gaffe

Monday, October 24th 2016, 14:09

French politician tripped up by the cost of a pain au chocolat.
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Next move

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 23:22
related places: Calais

The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.
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Calais migrant: 'I will not move one inch from here'

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 13:32
related places: Calais

French officials are making final preparations before they demolish the migrant camp in Calais known as the "Jungle".
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Calais migrants: Clashes ahead of 'Jungle' closure

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 21:48
related places: Calais

French police clash with migrants outside the port of Calais at the camp known as the Jungle, which is scheduled to be closed on Monday.
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Body art

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 23:32

Elena Palumbo-Mosca talks about why she was happy to cover her body in paint to create artworks for the French artist Yves Klein in 1960.
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World wine output expected to hit four-year low

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 16:08

World wine output is expected to hit a four-year low in 2016 after bad weather hit production in France and South America, industry forecasts say.
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Political suicide?

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 23:01

A collection of interviews with the French president reveals a catalogue of jibes at a cross-section of society, leading many to describe his comments as "political suicide".
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'I cannot hate my wife's Bataclan killers'

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 12:27
related places: Paris

Antoine Leiris, who lost his wife Helene when gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, has written a book detailing his experience.
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'I'm not an object'

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 13:03

A backlash against sexual harassment is growing in France after a journalist kissed a woman on her breast on live TV.
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Brother urges Paris suspect to speak

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 10:18
related places: Paris

Mohamed Abdeslam urges his brother - sole surviving Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam - to break his silence over his role in the attacks.
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Aleppo bombing 'kills 14 members of one family'

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Fourteen members of one family die in an air strike on Aleppo, as EU foreign ministers discuss Russia and Syria's continued bombing of the city.
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Children in Calais Jungle to arrive in UK 'in days'

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 8:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and French officials begin registering unaccompanied children in the Calais "Jungle" who are hoping to join relatives in Britain.
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Transgender rights: France scraps sterilisation in status law

Friday, October 14th 2016, 10:29

Gay and transgender activists welcome a new French law that lets transgender people change their legal status without having to be sterilised.
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Calais Jungle: Aid groups ask French court to delay demolition

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 15:40

Aid groups file an injunction at a French court seeking to suspend the closure of Calais' Jungle migrant camp, arguing a relocation plan is not ready.
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The great seducer

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:22

Years after his death, late President Francois Mitterrand bewitches France again with the publication of his letters to his secret lover Anne Pingeot.
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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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