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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: Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully tried to force their way onto a ferry bound for England, officials say.
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Hollande allies condemn ex's book

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:51

French President Francois Hollande's political allies come to his defence against withering criticism from ex-First Lady Valerie Trierweiler.
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France faces huge bill over warship

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Russia Russia

France stands to lose at least 1bn euros (£800m) after suspending delivery of a Mistral naval assault ship to Russia, officials say.
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Rogue trader Kerviel 'to leave jail'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 12:47

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel is to be allowed out of jail to serve the rest of his prison term wearing an electronic tag, his lawyer says.
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Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully try to force their way onto a ferry bound for England.
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France tries nuclear protesters

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 9:26

Just three out of 55 international anti-nuclear protesters turn up for trial in eastern France over a protest at the country's oldest atomic power station.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'took pills' over split

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 1:32

Valerie Trierweiler, the former partner of French President Francois Hollande, says Mr Hollande 'dislikes the poor'.
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France halts Russia warship delivery

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 19:42
related countries: Russia Russia

France halts the delivery of the first of two assault navy ships ordered by Russia, blaming Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
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'Youngest hostage' returns to France

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 16:51
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A mother arrives back in France from Turkey with her baby after her husband reportedly took the child to Syria.
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French 'know little' about wine

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 15:37

A wine survey suggests that French people do not consider themselves connoisseurs, despite the country's long association with the drink.
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Trierweiler 'took pills' over split

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:44

France's former first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, reveals she swallowed sleeping pills, in her account of her break-up with President Hollande.
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UK service sector sees strong growth

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 10:40
related countries: Italy Italy

The UK service sector records its fastest growth for almost a year, but recovery in the eurozone slows, closely-watched surveys suggest.
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Calais mayor threatens to block port

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 4:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

The mayor of the French city of Calais threatens to block the port unless Britain does more to control the rising number of illegal migrants.
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Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 0:29

Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
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Gayet wins new French privacy case

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 16:32

Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.
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Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 0:04

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
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VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?

Monday, September 1st 2014, 14:33

Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.
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Seven dead in Paris flats explosion

Monday, September 1st 2014, 8:39
related places: Paris

A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.
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End in sight for WW1 War Horse ride

Monday, September 1st 2014, 4:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nery

The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.
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VIDEO: Paris building demolished in blast

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 17:10
related places: Paris, Rosny-sous-Bois

Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.
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Chelsea sign Remy in £10.5m deal

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 15:54
related places: Remy

Chelsea sign QPR's Loic Remy for £10.5m after Arsenal withdraw their interest in the French striker.
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IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

Friday, August 29th 2014, 22:08
related places: Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.
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VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 14:49

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
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France urges special Libya support

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Libya Libya

French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
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France's jobless total rises again

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 21:01

The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, as PM Manuel Valls promises business leaders to speed up reform.
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IMF's Lagarde under investigation

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 16:46
related places: Lagarde

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
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VIDEO: The trouble with France - in 60 secs

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 9:12

France's newspaper front pages lament the country's 'crisis in the regime' as prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to form a new government.
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AUDIO: Refugees build new Sangatte camps

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 9:07
related places: Calais, Sangatte

Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais.
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Hollande names new French cabinet

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 20:02

French President Francois Hollande names a new government under Prime Minister Manual Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against spending cuts.
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Can Hollande recover from French revolt?

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 18:54

Can President Hollande recover from French revolt?
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Profile: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 13:46

Hardest fight yet for French prime minister
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French ministers quit in economy row

Monday, August 25th 2014, 17:15

France's Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg says he and two colleagues are leaving their posts amid a bitter row over economic policy.
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VIDEO: French PM resigns amid economy row

Monday, August 25th 2014, 17:11

French PM Manuel Valls presents the resignation of his government amid a cabinet row over economic policies, and is asked to form a new administration.
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The 500 memorials of liberated Paris

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 23:39
related places: Paris

True stories behind the 1944 liberation of Paris
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VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:09
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
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Iraqi Christians welcomed in France

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Paris

France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees flown to Paris from Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing Islamist fighters.
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Russian returns imported French pate

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 18:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions.
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Eurozone growth slows in August

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 12:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 18:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: West

US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
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VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 20:53

A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
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VIDEO: Besson makes Scarlett superhuman

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:16
related places: Lucy

French film director Luc Besson talks about his new science fiction thriller called Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson
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'Video-less' 3D game made for blind players

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:02

French developers invent the video-less video game
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Paris raid on Saudi prince's convoy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.
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Two base jumpers killed in Alps

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".
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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why the French government is cool on Scottish independence
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The dying art of tipping in France

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 0:51

French waiters see their extra income decline
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Gemili & Rooney storm to Euro golds

Friday, August 15th 2014, 19:51

Adam Gemili and Martyn Rooney both win gold on another successful night for Britain at the European Championships in Zurich.
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Athlete loses gold for removing shirt

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 21:39

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is stripped of his 3,000m steeplechase gold medal for taking his shirt off on the home straight.
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Quins launch European Champions Cup

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 14:53
related places: Castres

Harlequins will entertain French side Castres in the opening game of the new European Rugby Champions Cup on Friday 17 October.
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ECB 'under pressure' to boost growth

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Stagnating growth in the eurozone has put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further measures to boost the economic bloc, say analysts.
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Ireland 7-40 England

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

England reach the final of the Women's Rugby World Cup for the fourth time in a row as they out-class Ireland in Paris.
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Climbers found dead in the French Alps

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 17:44

An investigation begins after the bodies of five French climbers and their guide are found in the Alps in south-eastern France.
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Ribery, 31, retires from France duty

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 17:23

France and Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery announces his retirement from international football.
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'Death to Jews' hamlet row in France

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 18:07

A prominent Jewish group, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, asks France to rename a hamlet in central France currently called 'Death to Jews'.
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Man City complete Mangala signing

Monday, August 11th 2014, 21:39
related places: Porto

Manchester City sign France international defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a fee understood to be about £32m.
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French workers 'stole gold treasure'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:52

Three French workers are due in court on charges of stealing gold treasure they discovered while working on a Normandy property, local media say.
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Iraqi Kurds ask for arms to fight IS

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The leader of Iraq's Kurds, Massoud Barzani, appeals for weapons to help fight IS militants, who are threatening Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.
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France bombs Islamists in north Mali

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Mali Mali

French special forces bomb positions held by Islamist militants in northern Mali, as part of its efforts to combat al-Qaeda in the region.
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Reims v Paris St-Germain

Friday, August 8th 2014, 17:16
related places: Reims

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's French Ligue 1 game between Reims and Paris St-Germain.
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Huge Russian warship fascinates French

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Tang of the Cold War as France completes Russian warship
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Air Algerie black box 'unusable'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 15:07
related countries: Mali Mali

The voice recorder from a black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last month is damaged and unintelligible, French investigators say.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 12:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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Australia Women 25-3 Wales Women

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales are knocked out of the Women's Rugby World Cup following a comprehensive defeat by Australia in France.
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Credit Agricole hit by BES troubles

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Portugal Portugal

French bank Credit Agricole says second quarter profits almost halved after it wrote down its stake in the troubled Portuguese Banco Espirito Santo to zero.
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African migrants clash in Calais

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Clashes between African migrants camping near Calais in northern France while attempting to cross into the UK leave dozens of people injured.
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Female boss loses first Clermont game

Monday, August 4th 2014, 22:06
related places: Brest, Clermont

Corinne Diacre's first game in charge of French second division side Clermont Foot ends in a 2-1 defeat away to Brest in Ligue 2.
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The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:23

The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes
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French and German leaders mark WW1

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 16:19
related countries: Germany Germany

The presidents of France and Germany are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France.
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VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 12:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.
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French officer held in cocaine hunt

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 15:33
related places: Paris, Perpignan

A French drugs squad officer is arrested in the city of Perpignan on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg of cocaine from Paris police headquarters.
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VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine

Friday, August 1st 2014, 17:40

French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.
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Canada sets oyster-shucking record

Friday, August 1st 2014, 14:54
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian teams breaks an oyster-shucking record set by a French team 12 years ago.
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Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iliad

Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.
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VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:40
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.
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Louvre rat run shocks the French

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:27
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.
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France evacuates expats from Libya

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
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Playing French horn with no arms

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 1:30

The French horn player who has no arms
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Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Lille

Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
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