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PM booed as France mourns Nice attack dead

Monday, July 18th 2016, 13:03
related places: Nice

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been booed as he attended a minute's silence in Nice, where an attacker in a lorry killed 84 people on Thursday.
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Attack on Nice: Sarkozy blames government for failing to prevent attacks

Monday, July 18th 2016, 10:04
related places: Nice

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the government is not doing enough to provide security following the Nice attack as a nationwide minute's silence is observed.
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Nice attack: The struggle to stop radicalisation

Monday, July 18th 2016, 6:18
related places: Nice

France is still struggling to understand what motivated the man who carried out Thursday's lorry attack in Nice which left more than 80 people dead.
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Nice attack: Driver 'researched route' earlier in week

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 14:49
related places: Nice

The Tunisian man who carried out the lorry attack in the French city of Nice researched his route in the days beforehand, French media reports say.
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Attack in Nice: Muslims describe tensions after lorry attack

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 10:07
related places: Nice

French Muslims in Nice speak about the tensions that have arisen since the beachfront lorry attack on city.
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Nice attack: France calls up 12,000 reservists

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 5:42
related places: Nice

France calls up 12,000 police reservists to help boost security after Thursday's attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed.
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Nice attack: Arrests made by French police

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 18:14
related places: Nice

Five people have been arrested in connection with the lorry attack in Nice which left 84 people dead and a state of emergency has been extended across France.
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Attack on Nice: Five held by French police

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 17:17
related places: Nice

Five people are in custody suspected of links to the man who killed 84 people in Nice, prosecutors say, as IS claims he was one of its followers.
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Nice attack: President Hollande to chair crisis talks

Saturday, July 16th 2016, 1:40
related places: Nice

French President Francois Hollande is to chair crisis talks with his inner security cabinet after Thursday's attack in Nice that killed 84 people.
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Nice attack: Lorry driver confirmed as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel

Friday, July 15th 2016, 20:54
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Nice

The driver of a lorry that killed 84 people in an attack in the French city of Nice is confirmed as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.
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French prosecutor: Attacker 'known for violence and threats'

Friday, July 15th 2016, 16:29

Attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was known by police for violence and threats, French prosecutor Francois Molins says.
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Minute's silence at Tour de France

Friday, July 15th 2016, 16:18
related places: Nice

Sport has been paying tribute to the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice, with minute's silences at the Tour de France.
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Full story: Nice attack

Friday, July 15th 2016, 12:25
related places: Nice

A lorry strikes a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice, killing at least 84 people in what officials say was a terrorist attack.
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French newspapers stunned

Friday, July 15th 2016, 10:54

Front pages from newspapers across France are dominated by images of the Bastille Day lorry attack.
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Witnesses: Never seen such fear

Friday, July 15th 2016, 10:21
related places: Nice

Eyewitnesses describe scenes of terror after a lorry ran into a crowd during national day celebrations in the French city of Nice, killing at least 84 people.
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Nice attack: Hollande condemns lorry terror attack

Friday, July 15th 2016, 2:53
related places: Nice

President Francois Hollande extends France's state of emergency by three months after the lorry attack in Nice.
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Nice attack: 'You could see the fear in people's faces'

Friday, July 15th 2016, 1:16
related places: Nice

Will Shore is an ex-military officer who helped rescue people after a lorry struck a crowd in Nice, France.
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Nice attack: Eyewitness says police told people 'run, now'

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 22:46
related places: Nice

Colin Srivastava says police told people to run after a lorry struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.
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Boris Johnson is a liar with his back to the wall, says French FM

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's foreign minister says his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with "his back against the wall".
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson booed at French Embassy

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The new Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has been booed by some of the guests at a French Embassy reception in London.
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France will not extend state of emergency beyond 26 July

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 14:42
related places: Paris

France will not extend the state of emergency imposed after last November's terror attacks in Paris beyond 26 July, President Hollande says.
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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 11:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

France was informed of a planned terror attack by a Brazilian Islamist militant on its team at the Olympic Games, the head of French military intelligence says.
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France's three words

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 23:11

Lucy Williamson considers how the founding values of the French state - equality, fraternity, liberty - have been challenged by recent events.
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Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 19:17
related countries: United States United States

France calls on former European Commission head, Jose Manuel Barroso, not to take up job advising US investment bank Goldman Sachs on Brexit.
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Because he's worth it?

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 12:48

France reacts to the news that President Francois Hollande's hairdresser costs almost 10,000 euros a month.
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Not all gloom

Monday, July 11th 2016, 12:43

France may not have won the trophy, but the country stayed safe and felt good about itself again, the BBC's Lucy Williamson reports.
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Portuguese boy hugs crying French fan

Monday, July 11th 2016, 1:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A young Portuguese boy consoles a French fan after Portugal beat France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final.
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Lisbon delight, Paris misery

Monday, July 11th 2016, 1:17
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Paris

Fans reactions to Portugal beating France after extra-time in the Euro 2016 final.
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Portugal stun hosts France to win Euros

Monday, July 11th 2016, 0:01

Portugal win a first major international trophy as they overcome the loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final.
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Euro 2016: France team have united country - Thierry Henry

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 6:00

The France team has brought the country together at Euro 2016 and made the nation proud, says their former striker Thierry Henry.
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Euro 2016: France beefs up security ahead of final match

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 3:25
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Paris

More than 5,000 French police will be deployed at key venues in and around Paris ahead of the Euro 2016 football final between France and Portugal.
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Irish football fan collects award

Friday, July 8th 2016, 0:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, awarded the prestigious Medal of the City of Paris to both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland fans.
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France Telecom suicides: Prosecutor calls for bullying trial

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 10:42

After a lengthy inquiry into a wave of suicides at France Telecom, prosecutors call for its former head and other key figures to be put on trial for bullying.
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French court jails Rwanda mayors over genocide

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 3:56
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court sentences two former Rwandan mayors to life in prison for their role in the mass killings of ethnic Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.
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Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 11:37

French intelligence services should be overhauled in the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks, a parliamentary commission of inquiry recommends.
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Iran cinema: Abbas Kiarostami, award-winning film director, dies at 76

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 10:40
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Paris

Award-winning Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, a much-feted figure in world cinema, dies in Paris aged 76.
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Paris attacks: Belgian 'delay' let Abdeslam go

Monday, July 4th 2016, 11:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was able to leave France because Belgium was slow to warn about his jihadist background, a French MP says.
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France beat Iceland to reach semi-final

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 21:16
related countries: Germany Germany, Iceland Iceland

Euro 2016 hosts France thrash Iceland to set up a intriguing semi-final with world champions Germany.
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Entebbe pilot Michel Bacos 'saw hostage murdered'

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 23:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The French captain of a hijacked plane at the centre of a famed 1976 Israeli rescue operation says he saw a passenger killed by a hostage-taker.
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French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 3:19

The French poet, translator and art critique Yves Bonnefoy dies, aged 93, according to media reports.
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Ceremony in France to mark Battle of the Somme centenary

Friday, July 1st 2016, 22:00
related places: Somme

Commemorations have been held in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
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Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Friday, July 1st 2016, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Somme

Vigils have been held overnight in France and across the UK to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
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Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme centenary commemoration

Friday, July 1st 2016, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Somme

Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, are at a ceremony in France marking 100 years since the start of the World War One Battle of the Somme.
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Frenchman stabbed by couple shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 10:55

Police are investigating after a French charity worker says he was attacked by an axe and knife by a couple who shouted "Allahu Akbar".
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Somme centenary: Royals attend vigil in France

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 21:28
related places: Somme

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended a vigil in France, to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, where Prince Harry gave a reading.
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LIVE: Vigil services on Battle of the Somme centenary

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Somme, Thiepval

Huw Edwards in Thiepval, France, and Kirsty Young in Westminster Abbey, London, host live coverage of vigil services held to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
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Forgotten battle

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Somme, Verdun

Many French soldiers died alongside their British allies at the bloody Battle of the Somme, but the conflict is overshadowed in France by Verdun, says Hugh Schofield.
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EgyptAir crash: Flight data recorder repaired - investigators

Monday, June 27th 2016, 23:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators say.
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French police hit by security breach as data put online

Monday, June 27th 2016, 18:05

Addresses of 112,000 French police officers are uploaded to Google Drive in a security breach a fortnight after two officers were murdered at their home by a jihadist.
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Brexit: Germany rules out informal negotiations

Monday, June 27th 2016, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says there can be no talks on Brexit before the UK formally begins the process of leaving the EU.
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EgyptAir crash: Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry

Monday, June 27th 2016, 16:25
related places: Paris

French prosecutors open a manslaughter investigation into the EgyptAir plane crash last month, saying there is no evidence so far of terrorism.
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Lessons from history

Monday, June 27th 2016, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

As European leaders meet this week to find a way forward from the UK’s decision to leave the EU, James Naughtie surveys the mood in France.
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Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill says France rest time 'incredible'

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Martin O'Neill says France's recovery time from their last game was "incredible" as the hosts end his Ireland team's Euro 2016 hopes.
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Iceland historian Johannesson wins presidential election

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 12:24
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A historian with no experience of public office wins Iceland's presidential election, amid low turnout as many voters were in France for Euro 2016.
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Catch-Up: Wales, Portugal & Poland progress

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 10:09

Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from Saturday at the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
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Euro 2016: Wales and Northern Ireland set for historic last-16 tie in Paris

Friday, June 24th 2016, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales and Northern Ireland bid for their first European Championship quarter-final when they meet in Saturday's last-16 tie.
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EU Brexit referendum: France's Calais seeks border deal changes

Friday, June 24th 2016, 20:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais, Eu

The mayor of Calais wants changes to a deal which allows Britain to carry out immigration checks on the French side of the English Channel, after a UK vote to leave the EU.
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EgyptAir Flight MS804 recorders to go to Paris for repairs

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 21:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Paris

Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft which crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.
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France labour dispute: Dozens arrested in Paris ahead of protest

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 14:33
related places: Paris

At least 85 people were arrested in Paris as protesters gathered for a march against France's labour reforms, police say.
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Highlights, goals and fun from day 13 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 8:12

Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from day 13 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
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France labour dispute: Ban on Paris protest 'lifted'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 12:16
related places: Paris

A French union leader says a ban on a labour reform protest planned for Thursday in Paris is lifted, in an apparent reversal by the government.
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Euro 2016: Russia fan leader Shprygin expelled from France again

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 0:19
related countries: Russia Russia

The French authorities expel controversial Russia fan leader Alexander Shprygin for a second time, after he re-entered the country for Euro 2016.
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Northern Ireland 0-1 Germany

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 20:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Northern Ireland are beaten by world champions Germany but still advance to the last 16 of Euro 2016 after the Czech Republic lose.
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French Shakespearean theatre 'desecrated'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 4:11

A week before its official opening, France's first ever Shakespearean-style theatre has been vandalised.
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Russian fan leader Shprygin back in France at Euro 2016

Monday, June 20th 2016, 21:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian football fan leader Alexander Shprygin has been detained at a Euro 2016 match in France, two days after being expelled from the country, officials say.
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France: mum on trial over baby left on beach to die

Monday, June 20th 2016, 16:59

A woman goes on trial in France on suspicion of leaving her infant daughter on a beach to die on a cold November night.
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France's first Shakespearean-style theatre vandalised

Monday, June 20th 2016, 14:33

France's first ever Shakespearean Globe-style theatre is vandalised just a week before its official opening.
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Switzerland and France go through after 0-0 draw

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 21:54
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland and France play out a Euro 2016 goalless draw which takes the Swiss into the last 16 and sees the French win Group A.
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Police and 'le stress'

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 23:11
related places: Paris

French police are struggling with a triple whammy of terrorism, football hooliganism and labour protests, as the BBC's Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.
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Highlights, goals and fun from 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 9:31

Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from day 8 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
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France police killing: Hollande honours couple stabbed by jihadist

Friday, June 17th 2016, 17:44

French President Francois Hollande pays tribute to a police couple murdered this week by a man who pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State.
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France police killing: policeman refuses to shake president's hand

Friday, June 17th 2016, 17:05

As the French president pays tribute to the police force at a ceremony for the police couple murdered by a jihadist, one policeman does not shake his hand.
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Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 19:59
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Marseille

France is to deport the far-right leader of the Russian football supporters' association and 19 of his fellow fans after violence in Marseille.
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EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Wreckage of the EgyptAir Paris-Cairo flight MS804 has been found in the Mediterranean a month after the crash, Egyptian investigators say.
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Euro 2016 violence: Police arrest 36 amid Lille disorder involving England fans

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lille

At least 36 people are arrested amid clashes between French police and England fans at the Euro 2016 tournament, ahead of England's match with Wales.
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Euro 2016: England fans clash with French police in Lille

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 2:07
related places: Lille

The BBC's Danny Savage reports from Lille as riot police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds.
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Euro 2016: Russia summons French ambassador after fan violence

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's ambassador to Moscow is summoned to the Russian foreign ministry after Russia sharply criticises French policing at Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016: Police use tear gas against football fans in Lille

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 17:23
related places: Lille

Police in the French city of Lille use tear gas and pepper spray against football fans amid reports of renewed violence at the Euro 2016 tournament.
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French jihadist police killer Abballa 'isolated' after jail

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 10:11

The former girlfriend of police killer Larossi Abballa says he kept his distance and changed his friends after leaving jail last year.
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Euro 2016: Will Russian hooligans attack in Lille?

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 6:49
related countries: Russia Russia

French authorities are on high alert in case of more violence between Russian and English supporters at the European Football Championship.
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France labour dispute: Paris protests descend into violence

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 22:15
related places: Paris

Protests in Paris over a French labour reform bill turn violent, with at least 40 people injured, including 29 police officers, and 58 arrests.
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French jihadist police killer 'obeyed Islamic State order'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 15:51
related places: Paris

The killer of a French police couple at their home near Paris was responding to calls by so-called Islamic State "to kill infidels", police say.
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French jihadist murders police couple at Magnanville

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 13:23

The killing of two French police officials by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is "a terrorist act", says President Hollande.
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Euro 2016: Russia fans deported from France after violent scenes

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 10:51
related countries: Russia Russia

French authorities have started deporting Russia supporters from the country in response to repeated violence at Euro 2016.
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French policeman killed in 'terrorist act'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 9:54

The attack on a policeman and his partner by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is a "terrorist act", France's interior minister says.
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Euro 2016: 150 Russians 'behind' violence

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

A group of "well-trained" Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say, as six England fans are jailed following disorder.
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French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Marseille

A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian "hooligans" who travelled to Marseille "well-prepared for violence".
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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fan dies after fall in Nice

Monday, June 13th 2016, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nice

A Northern Ireland fan dies in Nice after falling eight metres onto a beach, French police confirm.
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