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

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VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 23:52
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
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France 'rebuked over smacking'

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 18:50

Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.
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Thieves raid museum in French palace

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:05
related countries: China China

Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau palace in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.
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Tintin items up for auction in Paris

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:38
related places: Paris

Hundreds of storyboards, drawings and books by Tintin creator Georges Remi - better known as Herge - are to go under the hammer in Paris.
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Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 15:12
related places: Paris

An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".
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Nadal reaches Argentina Open final

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 8:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Rafael Nadal reaches his first final since winning the French Open last June after beating Carlos Berlocq at the Argentina Open.
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France 13-20 Wales

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 18:40
related places: Paris

Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
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Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 16:55
related places: Paris

Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
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Stolen Picasso returned to France

Friday, February 27th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

A Picasso painting smuggled into the US last December, disguised as a Christmas parcel, is being returned to its home in France.
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Airbus reports big rise in profits

Friday, February 27th 2015, 11:31

French aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
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Paris gunman video 'shows killings'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:00
related places: Paris

Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a report says.
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Paris drone journalist to face court

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:35
related places: Paris

An Al-Jazeera journalist is to appear in a French court accused of flying a drone illegally over Paris as mystery continues over night-time drone flights.
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Al-Jazeera arrests over Paris drone

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 22:38
related places: Bois, Boulogne, Paris

Three journalists for the Qatar-based channel Al-Jazeera are arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.
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Paris night drone mystery deepens

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:36
related places: Paris

Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.
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French appeal to kidnappers in Yemen

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:45
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

The French foreign minister urges the release of a Frenchwoman kidnapped along with her interpreter in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
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Europe's young Jews face security fears

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 0:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen, Paris

Security fears after Paris and Copenhagen attacks
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French woman kidnapped in Yemen

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A French woman working for an international organisation has been kidnapped in Yemen, the French foreign ministry says.
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Paris targeted in night drone mystery

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 14:46
related places: Paris

Drones are seen flying over several sensitive landmarks in Paris in a night-time mystery that French police say is being taken seriously.
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North one of four Wales changes

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.
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Hollande seeks tough race hate laws

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 1:44

French President Francois Hollande lays out proposals to strengthen laws on anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate crimes.
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France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Syria Syria

France for the first time confiscates the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
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Chelsea fan sorry over Paris incident

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 22:21
related places: Paris

An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan apologises for his part in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro - but denies he is a racist.
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Fans identified after Chelsea appeal

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 13:30
related places: Paris

Officers probing allegations of racism by Chelsea fans in Paris say they have identified three men at the centre of the Metropolitan Police appeal.
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Do more to tackle racism - Ferdinand

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:37

QPR's Rio Ferdinand says Tuesday's incident on the Paris Metro shows football cannot be complacent about tackling racism.
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Chelsea fans in London racism probe

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, London, Paris

Police are investigating a second allegation of racism involving Chelsea fans, after reports that men returning from Paris chanted racist slogans at London's St Pancras station.
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Kristen Stewart makes awards history

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 10:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

US actress Kristen Stewart becomes first American actress to win a Cesar Award - the French equivalent of an Oscar - for her role in Cloud of Sils Maria.
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DSK's bizarre pimping trial

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 1:16

Strauss-Kahn trial raises questions about French justice
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Images released of Paris Chelsea fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 21:31

Images of three men sought in connection with an incident of alleged racism by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro on Tuesday are released.
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Chelsea suspend two more fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 19:18

Chelsea suspend two more people from attending Stamford Bridge after investigations into racism on the Paris Metro.
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Strauss-Kahn pimping trial closes

Friday, February 20th 2015, 18:56

The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ends in France, with a judge declaring he will deliver his verdict on 12 June.
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Paris racism 'pathetic and dreadful'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:18

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the racist incident involving Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro was "pathetic and dreadful".
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Mourinho 'ashamed' of racist fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:40
related places: Paris

Jose Mourinho is "ashamed" of the Chelsea fans who prevented a black man from boarding a Paris train on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Paris racism victim speaks out

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:54

A French man who was pushed off a Paris Metro train by Chelsea fans chanting racist songs has been speaking about the experience.
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Chelsea suspends Paris Metro trio

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 20:01

Chelsea Football Club suspends three people from its ground after fans of the club appeared to stop a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.
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France PM wins confidence vote

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 20:00

France's Socialist government survives a parliamentary confidence vote over a controversial set of free market economic reforms.
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Punish them, says Paris Metro victim

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 13:00

A man prevented from boarding a Paris Metro train by Chelsea football fans chanting racist slogans calls for their punishment in an interview.
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French inflation turns negative

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:33

Inflation in France, the eurozone's second-biggest economy, turned negative in January, adding to worries over deflation in the eurozone.
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Charges over Jewish grave vandalism

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:06

Five teenagers are charged in France with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves with what prosecutors describe as a clear "anti-Semitic motive".
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French political rhetoric ups ante

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:43

How controversial comments are upping the political ante
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Armstrong admits driving charge

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aspen

US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won and was then stripped of seven Tour de France titles, pleads guilty to careless driving in the ski resort of Aspen.
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VIDEO: Video of Chelsea fans sparks outrage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK police are examining footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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UK police examine Chelsea fans video

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK officers are to examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, the Met Police says.
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VIDEO: Sun 'could be biggest power source'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 13:40
related places: Paris

The Sun could become the world's biggest source of electricity by the middle of this century - a bold prediction from the respected International Energy Association in Paris.
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France PM pushes key reforms through

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 12:15

French PM Manuel Valls uses an emergency procedure to push through key labour market reforms without a vote by MPs.
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VIDEO: Chelsea fans' racist abuse on Paris Metro

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:57
related places: Paris

Footage has emerged which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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Chelsea fans in Paris Metro incident

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:39
related places: Paris

Footage emerges appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, ahead of a Champions League match.
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Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Chelsea

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 22:21

Chelsea withstand waves of Paris St-Germain attacks to claim a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
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French economy bill passed by decree

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 17:49

France's Socialist government pushes through a key economic bill by decree, in a move that could trigger a no-confidence vote.
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Acquit Strauss-Kahn, says prosecutor

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 15:56
related places: Lille

The former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, should be acquitted of pimping charges due to insufficient evidence, says French prosecutor.
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VIDEO: Frank Leboeuf: From football to film

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:40

The former Chelsea and France footballer, Frank Leboeuf, has become the first person to win the World Cup and have a role in a film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
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10 Hours of Walking in Paris as a Jew

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 2:49
related places: Paris

Walking through Paris wearing a Jewish skullcap
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French PM Valls urges Jews to stay

Monday, February 16th 2015, 15:05
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Prime Minister Manuel Valls urges Jews to stay in France, amid shock at vandalism of Jewish graves and an attack on a Danish synagogue.
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Gigi star Louis Jourdan dies at 93

Monday, February 16th 2015, 11:20

Louis Jourdan, the French film star known for roles in Gigi and Octopussy, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 93.
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Jewish graves vandalised in France

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 21:22

Hundreds of Jewish graves are desecrated at a cemetery in eastern France, an act condemned by French officials.
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Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 18:11

French striker Olivier Giroud scores two as holders Arsenal move past Middlesbrough and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
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Gunman hits Danish blasphemy seminar

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

One person dies after shots are fired at a Copenhagen cafe where a controversial cartoonist was attending a free speech debate.
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Ireland 18-11 France

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 20:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Five penalties from fit-again fly-half Johnny Sexton help defending Six Nations champions Ireland to victory at home to France.
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Sexton 'fine' after Ireland victory

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 19:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jonathan Sexton says he suffered no ill-effects despite taking another bang to his head in Ireland's win over France.
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Events throw Hollande a lifebuoy

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 5:50

Events lift France's Hollande out of downward spiral
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UN agrees draft text for Paris

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:20
related places: Paris

UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a draft text for a new climate agreement to be discussed in Paris in December.
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EU 'needs stricter border checks'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:47
related places: Paris

European Union leaders call for stricter checks on travellers entering the passport-free Schengen area, in response to last month's Paris attacks.
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France wins Egypt combat jet deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.
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Ukraine talks last through the night

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 6:42
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Urgent talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine - brokered by Germany and France - last all night in Minsk, as fighting rages in the east.
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China's Fosun finally wins Club Med

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 23:59
related countries: China China

The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.
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Strauss-Kahn angry with focus on sex

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 19:40

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells his pimping trial in France that he is annoyed with persistent questions about his sexual preferences.
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Romanian envoy fired over rude email

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Paris

The Romanian Foreign Ministry says a diplomat has been fired after its Paris embassy sent out invitations to a reception containing rude remarks about the guests.
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MEPs back EU anti-terror measures

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 14:23
related places: Eu, Paris

The European Parliament calls for greater sharing of information among security forces to combat terrorism, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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Western powers close Yemen embassies

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country.
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Strauss-Kahn: Orgies were rare

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 14:49

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who denies pimping charges over sex parties, tells a French court he only took part in a few such evenings.
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VIDEO: Payout over French baby mix-up

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 13:57

Two French families whose babies were swapped at birth 20 years ago win more than two million euros in compensation.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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