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Paris swimming ban lifted

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 16:41

Parisians no longer have to travel to the coast to take a swim in the open air.
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Wildfires rage across Europe

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 17:47
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Firefighters have been tackling blazes in France, Italy and Croatia.
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Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

The Israeli PM joins President Macron to commemorate a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France.
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Rapper ScHoolboy Q rants at United Airlines as dog misplaced

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 18:45

ScHoolboy Q's French bulldog puppy is switched during a stopover and flown to Chicago instead.
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Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade

Friday, July 14th 2017, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

The US president was guest of honour for Bastille Day, with US troops joining French counterparts.
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Trump in Paris: Compliments and a hint of compromise

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 22:06
related places: Paris

The tough talk on climate change and terror was replaced by compliments and a hint of compromise.
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Macron's wife 'in such good shape' - Donald Trump

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 21:07
related countries: United States United States

The US president told France's first lady, Brigitte Macron, she looked beautiful and complimented her figure.
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Nice attack: Paris Match ordered not to republish photos

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 18:50

A year after the murder of 86 people, Paris Match magazine publishes CCTV images of the attack.
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Trump hints at climate deal shift in Paris talks

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 18:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Speaking alongside his French counterpart, the US president told reporters "something could happen".
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Olivier Tébily: Ivory Coast footballer on making Cognac

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 6:56
related places: Cognac

Former Ivory Coast and Premier League footballer Olivier Tébily on becoming France's first African Cognac maker.
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Two revolutionaries

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 23:19
related places: Paris

France's Emmanuel Macron reaches out to President Trump, welcoming him to Paris for Bastille Day.
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Grégory Villemin case: Former French judge found dead

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 12:47

Jean-Michel Lambert admitted mistakes in investigating the 1984 killing of a four-year-old boy.
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Clint Eastwood casts actual heroes in train attack film

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 12:00
related places: Paris

Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone will play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris.
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Olympics in 2024 & 2028: Paris & Los Angeles get Games as IOC backs dual host announcement

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 18:32
related places: Paris

Paris and Los Angeles are set to stage the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games - provided they can agree on who should go first.
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Benzema wins breakthrough in French sex tape case

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 15:14
related countries: Spain Spain

A French court backs the Real Madrid footballer as he fights to have a blackmail case thrown out.
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Paris flooding: Record rainfall hits French capital

Monday, July 10th 2017, 11:09
related places: Paris

A storm unleashes the heaviest July rainfall on record in the French capital.
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G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 19:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

A statement at the G20 summit says the Paris accord is "irreversible" but the US forces compromise.
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France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 15:13
related places: Paris

After Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, France doubles down on pollution.
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France teenager's exam polemic fails to impress markers

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 15:34

The French history student shunned the exam questions and wrote on a subject close to their heart.
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French MP Laetitia Avia counters cab-driver 'bite' claim

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 14:50

Laetitia Avia says she was scared by the cab-driver's behaviour and tried to defend herself.
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France's Simone Veil honoured with Pantheon burial

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 13:43

President Macron gives late politician one of France's highest honours - a place in the Pantheon.
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Emmanuel Macron aboard France's nuclear submarine

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 22:57

The president reportedly took part in a simulated underwater missile launch in the Atlantic.
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Second woman injured by exploding cream dispenser in France

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 16:40

A woman is hit by an exploding cream dispenser, days after a similar device killed a French blogger.
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Macron seeks to cut number of France MPs by a third

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 15:16
related places: Versailles

France's president promises to lead the nation on a "radical new path", in a speech at Versailles.
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Emmanuel Macron: Man charged with plotting to kill French president

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 13:35

The suspected far-right extremist wanted to carry out an attack on Bastille Day, investigators say.
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Avignon shooting: Eight injured near French mosque

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 4:14

Two suspects opened fire on people in front of a mosque, but officials have ruled out terrorism.
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Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins sprint finish with Mark Cavendish fourth

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 19:20

Marcel Kittel wins the second stage of the Tour de France as Geraint Thomas retains the yellow jersey and Mark Cavendish finishes fourth.
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Hostages shown in al-Qaeda Mali video as Macron flies in

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 14:28

The video is released as French President Emmanuel Macron visits to support anti-militant efforts.
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Iran to sign gas deal with France's Total and China's CNPC

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 11:27
related countries: China China

It is the biggest foreign deal since most economic sanctions on the country were lifted in 2016.
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France's Marine Le Pen charged over funding scandal

Friday, June 30th 2017, 15:33

France's far-right leader faces allegations European parliament cash was wrongly paid to party staff.
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Simone Veil: French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

Friday, June 30th 2017, 10:32

The Holocaust survivor and politician led the campaign to legalise abortion in France.
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Paris mosque: Man held after 'trying to ram crowd with vehicle'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 21:33

Barriers protected the building in the Créteil suburb and the suspect was arrested.
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Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 15:01
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Paris

This year's G20 summit is to focus on furthering the Paris climate deal, which Mr Trump opposes.
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Tour cyclist Jan Bakelants sorry for 'condom' jibe

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 14:45

Jan Bakelants made an "inappropriate" remark about women who present prizes at the Tour de France.
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How Gandhi's last day was photographed

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 0:51

French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson took the last photos of Gandhi before his assassination.
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Trump to attend Bastille Day celebrations in France

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 16:10
related countries: United States United States

Mr Trump will again meet Emmanuel Macron, who accused him of a "not innocent" handshake last month.
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France general 'took fighter jet for weekends'

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 9:51
related places: Bordeaux

The officer is accused of flying the Alpha jet from Bordeaux to his property in the south of France.
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French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK.
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Look at this amazing basketball court - and other awesome sports venues

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 13:54
related places: Paris, This

This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise standard suburb of Paris.
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Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 11:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

French-Vietnamese dissident blogger Pham Minh Hoang loses his birth nationality and is deported.
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Mosul battle: Third journalist dies after mine blast

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Veronique Robert was injured while reporting on an advance by Iraqi forces against IS militants.
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Chateau de Chambord: The garden that cost 3.5m euros

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 7:46
related places: Chambord, Chateau

France's Chateau de Chambord reopens after a renovation that was 14 years in the making.
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'Macronmania'?

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 16:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The French president makes his debut in Brussels, but it will take him more than smiles to succeed.
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Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 8:18

The popular Instagram figure was struck in the chest and died of a heart attack, French media say.
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Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 18:07

Centrist leader François Bayrou is the latest to resign as the president finalises his cabinet team.
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Sylvie Goulard: Macron's defence minister resigns

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 13:17
related places: Eu

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard resigns as her party is investigated over EU funding.
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Mosul battle: Mine blast kills French and Iraqi journalists

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 9:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Stephan Villeneuve and Bakhtiyar Haddad were embedded with Iraqi forces battling IS militants.
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Champs-Elysees attack car 'had guns and gas' - Paris police

Monday, June 19th 2017, 21:35
related places: Champs, Paris

The driver died but nobody else was injured in the incident, French officials say.
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French election: Macron team complete rout with Assembly win

Monday, June 19th 2017, 13:32

The French president celebrates election victory in a vote that sees a record number of women elected.
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France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority

Monday, June 19th 2017, 5:17

The French president now has a strong mandate to pursue his pro-EU, business-friendly reforms.
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Conquest complete

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 19:47

The BBC's Hugh Schofield ponders what might lie ahead for France's man-on-the-move.
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French voter turnout falls sharply in second round

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 15:25

Turnout is sharply down in France's second round vote as President Macron seeks a strong mandate.
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Turbulence on Paris-China flight injures 26

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 11:41
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Passengers suffered broken bones and scalp injuries on the China Eastern Airlines flight.
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Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 9:19

Ivan Fandino caught his feet in his cloak and was gored during a festival.
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Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 5:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

One of the dead has been identified as a French woman who was working in the capital Bogotá.
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France's Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet knocked out while campaigning

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 15:37
related places: Paris

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet fell and hit her head after a man threw leaflets in her face in Paris.
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Gregory Villemin: Three held in 1984 French child murder mystery

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 18:25

Police detain a woman and a couple in their 70s, three decades after a crime that horrified France.
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Paris catacombs: Missing boys rescued after three days

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 14:21

The teenagers were suffering from hypothermia when they were found in the underground tunnels.
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French equality minister Schiappa ridiculed for Paris no-go visit

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 11:51
related places: Paris

When the new sexual equality minister visited a notorious area of Paris it seemed a good idea.
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Have A Nice Day, Chinese gangster animation, blocked in France

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 10:05
related countries: China China

The creators of the animated movie say they hope it will still run in cinemas at home.
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Macron says EU door remains open to UK

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

The French president says the EU is open to a change of heart from the UK over Brexit.
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Brexit: EU 'open' to change of heart, say France and Germany

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 19:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France's president says the option of the UK staying in the EU remains, until Brexit talks conclude.
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French Spiderman climbs skyscraper without harness

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 12:51

French Spiderman climbed the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel without a safety harness.
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French soldier jailed for molesting girls in Burkina Faso

Monday, June 12th 2017, 20:50
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

The soldier filmed the assaults on two girls aged three and five - but left the camera behind.
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France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

Monday, June 12th 2017, 9:33

France's leader is set for a parliamentary majority but rivals warn about giving him too much power.
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French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win the tournament for a 10th time

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 16:17
related countries: Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland

Spain's Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title by beating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 in the men's singles final.
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Notre-Dame attack: Farid Ikken appears in Paris court

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 2:11
related places: Paris

He is charged with attempted murder of law enforcement officials and association with terrorists.
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French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 16:16
related countries: Romania Romania

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko becomes the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933 with a thrilling 4-6 6-4 6-3 win against Romania's Simona Halep.
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Turkey to deport French photographer Mathias Depardon

Friday, June 9th 2017, 15:22

Activists criticised the detention of Mathias Depardon, accused of links with Kurdish militants.
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French rail drama as actor mistaken for terrorist on TGV

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 9:46

When a French train conductor heard the English words "gun" and "weapon", he feared the worst.
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Paris attack: Notre-Dame assailant identified

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 14:58
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Notre-Dame

Farid Ikken, 40, an Algerian journalist and PhD student, is named as the man who attacked a policeman.
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French Open 2017: Novak Djokovic loses to Dominic Thiem in quarter-finals

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 12:18
related countries: Austria Austria

Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after losing to Austrian Dominic Thiem but Rafael Nadal is through to the last four.
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Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 9:17

Parisian Clotilde Nonnez has lived in the capital for 30 years and has seen her health deteriorate.
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Paris's Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 18:01
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

The suspect attacked a police officer with a hammer in an incident officials say is "terrorism".
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Paris: Inside Notre-Dame during lockdown

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 16:26
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

Visitors were shut inside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after a man with a hammer attacked a police officer outside.
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Overseas French back Macron movement in first round of voting

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 15:08

France's 1.3 million expats back President Macron's nascent movement - though only 19.1% turn out.
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US diplomat in China quits 'over Trump climate change policy'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 10:34
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Paris, Trump

The Beijing-based envoy disagrees with the Paris climate change deal withdrawal, report US media.
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Two hundred cats poisoned inside month in French village

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 2:05

Residents are on edge after more than 200 cats are poisoned to death inside a month.
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Thrillseekers zoom off Eiffel Tower on zip wire

Monday, June 5th 2017, 10:32
related places: Paris

Visitors can now whizz at the speed of a tennis serve, 100m (330 ft) high, off the Paris landmark.
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Calais Mon Amour

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 23:18
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Béatrice Huret once delivered pamphlets for France's National Front, but then she met an Iranian migrant. After falling in love she helped him set off on a dangerous journey to the UK.
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Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 14:34
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

The Indian and French leaders pledge to fight climate change together and "protect Mother Earth".
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Not green enough

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 13:52
related places: Paris

Only three countries have not signed up to the Paris agreement - but for very different reasons.
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Birth of the anti-Trump

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 23:25

Is the new French president the man the world's liberals have been waiting for?
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Trump climate agreement: Rest of world rallies around Paris deal

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 19:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Other big emitters of carbon dioxide restate their commitment to Paris as the US pulls out.
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Vladimir Putin on US Paris withdrawal: Don't worry, be happy

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 16:11
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Don, Paris

The Russian president refuses to condemn Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal.
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Paris climate deal: Buildings 'go green' in protest

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 15:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Buildings around the world are lit green after the US withdraws from the Paris climate agreement.
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'Immoral assault'

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Supporters and opponents react to President Trump's decision to pull US out of Paris climate accord.
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Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 14:20

European leaders, businesses and the UN condemn President Trump's decision.
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Coal country kids divided on Trump Paris pullout

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 6:20

Students comment on their President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate.
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'World won't laugh any more'

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 0:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

President Trump says pulling out of Paris climate deal will stop world laughing at the US.
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Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 22:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The move drew criticism, with Germany, France and Italy immediately rejecting any renegotiation.
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Paris climate deal: Macron pledges to 'make planet great again'

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 22:36

Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from climate agreement is criticised by the French president.
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