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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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Lancaster hails England composure

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Stuart Lancaster praises their composure as they withstand the pressure of a "proper Test" to beat France.
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England 23-13 France

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:57

England keep their Grand Slam hopes on track with a 23-13 victory over a rejuvenated France at Twickenham.
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Beckham can win title - Ancelotti

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:36

Paris St-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti says David Beckham has the quality to help the club to their first title since 1994.
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Praying for Six Nations victory

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 1:12

French hope for divine intervention in rugby Six Nations
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Cuthbert expects Italian revival

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert believes Saturday's Six Nations opponents Italy will match the performance that accounted for France.
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US sends 100 armed troops to Niger

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:45
related countries: Mali Mali, Niger Niger, United States United States

The US has deployed 100 troops to Niger to assist French forces in neighbouring Mali, President Barack Obama says.
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England will go on attack - Brown

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Mike Brown says England will look to attack against France in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday.
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Three held over France Spurs attack

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 8:39
related places: Lyon

Three men are arrested by French police following an attack on Tottenham Hotspur fans in a bar in Lyon.
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VIDEO: French slam 'ignorant' US tyre boss

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

A French minister has responded angrily to the boss of US tyremaker Titan who said he would have to be "stupid" to invest in the country.
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French blast 'ignorant' US tyre boss

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 15:41
related countries: United States United States

A French minister responds angrily to the boss of a US tyre firm who said he would have to be "stupid" to invest in France, where he claimed staff worked three hours a day.
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French hostages 'not released'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 12:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Nigeria Nigeria

The French foreign ministry denies reports that a French family, kidnapped in Cameroon this week, have been freed.
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England change three for France

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 10:45

England bring back Manu Tuilagi, Courtney Lawes and Dylan Hartley for the Six Nations clash with France.
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US boss mocks French work ethic

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 21:22
related countries: United States United States

The boss of US tyremaker Titan causes uproar in France by saying French workers only put in three hours a day.
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Record loss at Credit Agricole

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:40

French bank Credit Agricole reports a worse-than-expected annual loss after an unexpected tax charge pushes it deeper into the red.
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France urges Cameroon evacuation

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

France urges its citizens to leave north Cameroon "as quickly as possible" after seven of its nationals were kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday.
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French tourists seized in Cameroon

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Gunmen abduct seven French tourists in northern Cameroon, French President Francois Hollande says, blaming Nigerian-based militants.
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French soldier dies in Mali fighting

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 18:12
related countries: Mali Mali

A French soldier is killed in fighting with Islamist rebels in northern Mali, President Francois Hollande says.
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Nestle finds horsemeat in beef meals

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 13:39
related countries: Italy Italy

The world's biggest food company, Nestle, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.
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Danone to cut 900 jobs in Europe

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:38

French food and drink company Danone says it will cut 900 jobs after weakness in southern European economies hit sales.
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France eases 'horsemeat firm' ban

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:28

French meat processing firm Spanghero will be allowed to produce certain types of meat as the government partially rescinds its licence suspension.
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Nadal takes title at Brazil Open

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 18:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Rafael Nadal wins his first title since last year's French Open as he beats David Nalbandian in the Brazil Open final.
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G20 vows to tackle tax avoidance

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 8:57
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow pledge to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals, and vow to abstain from "currency wars".
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Osborne urges global tax rule reform

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 12:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor George Osborne joins French and German counterparts at the G20 summit to call for global rules to tackle corporate tax avoidance.
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Gucci owner's shares at 12-year high

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:44

Shares in the French luxury goods firm, PPR, rise to their highest level in 12 years after strong earnings, boosted by sales of Bottega Veneta handbags.
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VIDEO: Spanghero workers' concern over jobs

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:17

The French government has suspended the licence of processing firm Spanghero, saying it had "knowingly" sold horsemeat as beef.
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Nazi-looted Louvre art returned

Friday, February 15th 2013, 10:56

Seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners in the 1930s are being returned to their surviving relatives as part of an ongoing French effort to give back looted artworks.
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Mali to hold 'early July election'

Friday, February 15th 2013, 9:59
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali will hold presidential elections on 7 July, a key step to stabilising the country after the intervention of France to oust Islamist fighters, the government says.
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VIDEO: French claim horsemeat 'mislabelled'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 20:22

Ministers in France claim meat processing firm Spanghero has been engaged in "fraud", an accusation the company denies.
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French firm 'mislabelled horsemeat'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 19:16

French meat processing company Spanghero has its licence suspended after the government says it relabelled horsemeat as beef.
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Bute found in UK horse carcasses

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eight horses, killed in the UK, have tested positive for the painkiller bute and six may have entered the food chain in France, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Kanye announces one-off London gig

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

The rapper will play a one-off performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo and a gig in Paris at the end of February.
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Eurozone sees recession deepen

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 14:23

The eurozone recession deepened in the final three months of 2012, with the area's economy contracting by 0.6%.
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Energy giant EDF sees profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France-based gas and electricity provider EDF has announced a rise in global profits, despite a loss in UK gas and electricity.
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Self-immolation at French job centre

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 17:19

A man burns himself to death outside a job centre in France after being declared ineligible for unemployment benefit.
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VIDEO: Two jailed in Africa children scandal

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 9:40
related countries: Chad Chad

Two French charity workers have been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally trying to fly 103 African children from Chad to France in 2007.
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Peugeot Citroen posts record loss

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 8:01

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen reports its biggest annual loss of 5bn euros ($6.7bn; £4.3bn) for 2012, blaming shrinking European sales.
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VIDEO: French MPs back gay marriage law

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:05

France's National Assembly has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, after days of intense debate.
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Two French charity workers jailed

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:36
related countries: Chad Chad

Two workers from French charity Zoe's Ark are jailed for two years for illegally trying to fly 103 African children from Chad to France in 2007.
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French MPs approve gay marriage law

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:10

After intense debate, France's National Assembly approves a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.
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Euro rises as finance ministers meet

Monday, February 11th 2013, 23:36

The euro has risen against the pound and the yen as eurozone ministers prepare to discuss the currency's recent strength.
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Attacks jolt Mali and France out of complacency

Monday, February 11th 2013, 17:34
related countries: Mali Mali

Attacks are a reminder that fixing Mali will not be easy
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Horsemeat scandal widens across EU

Monday, February 11th 2013, 7:51
related places: Eu

French ministers are to hold emergency talks with key players in the meat industry as the horsemeat scandal widens to up to 16 countries.
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VIDEO: Mali troops battle rebels in Gao

Monday, February 11th 2013, 6:47
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Gao

French and Malian troops have fought running battles with Islamist rebels in the centre of Gao, the main city in northern Mali.
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In pictures: The massacre at Oradour

Monday, February 11th 2013, 2:06
related places: Oradour

French village devastated by Nazi massacre in 1944
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'Mature' England please Lancaster

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 18:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lancaster

Coach Stuart Lancaster praises England's maturity after their win in Ireland and predicts a massive game against France.
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French stores pull frozen beef meals

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 16:59

Six French stores pull beef products over fears they may contain horsemeat, as France investigates if the food firms knowingly misled consumers.
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Horsemeat scandal leads to Romania

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Romania Romania, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Romanian government is investigating whether horsemeat discovered in beef products in Britain and France came from an abattoir in Romania.
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Twins' DNA dilemma for French police

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 12:12
related places: Marseille

Police investigating a series of sexual assaults in the French city of Marseille have arrested identical twins, but do not know which one to charge.
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France investigates terror suspects

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 22:34
related countries: Mali Mali

France opens criminal proceedings against four men suspected of links with African militants, amid fears of attacks in the wake of the Mali conflict.
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France 6-16 Wales

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 19:48
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales end a run of eight straight defeats as George North's spectacular finish helps them beat France in the Six Nations.
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John Kerry refuses to speak French

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 1:42
related countries: United States United States

John Kerry prompts a Gallic shrug by refusing to answer a question in French at his first news conference as US secretary of state.
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Mali rebels 'got French ransom cash'

Friday, February 8th 2013, 22:48
related countries: Mali Mali, United States United States

A former US ambassador to Mali says France paid ransom money to free hostages and the funds ended up bolstering Islamist groups it is now fighting.
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Peugeot in 4bn-euro asset writedown

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:59

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen writes down the value of its assets by 4.1bn euros to reflect the worsening state of Europe's car market.
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French economy 'to avoid recession'

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:47

The French economy will avoid recession this year, according to the country's central bank.
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Iconic painting vandalised in France

Friday, February 8th 2013, 10:27
related places: Lens

French police detain a woman who defaced an iconic Delacroix painting, Liberty Leading The People, at a regional branch of the Louvre Museum.
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VIDEO: French destroy Mali ammunition

Friday, February 8th 2013, 9:54
related countries: Mali Mali

The French army has released video footage of their operations in Mali where they have been destroying ammunition and searching for extremists.
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I am not a pass master - Davies

Friday, February 8th 2013, 7:30

Wales centre Jonathan Davies reveals he is working hard to improve his passing skills before facing France on Saturday.
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Tipuric in for injured Warburton

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Warburton

Injured Sam Warburton is out of the Wales team to face France in the Six Nations on Saturday while Ryan Jones returns as captain.
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VIDEO: Paris hosts vintage cars auction

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 8:03
related places: Paris

A collection of vintage cars and motorbikes including a 1960's Aston Martin and a Grand Prix Bugatti is up for auction at the Grand Palais in Paris.
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French MP played Scrabble in debate

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 22:46

A French MP sparks a debate about the use of electronic devices in parliament in France after being photographed playing online Scrabble on his tablet.
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France seeks quick UN Mali handover

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 19:30
related countries: Mali Mali

The UN should begin planning for African-led forces in Mali to become a full peacekeeping mission, France tells the Security Council, as clashes continue.
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France action in Mali is 'real war'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 12:31
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Gao

French forces are involved in a "real war" with "terrorists" around the Malian town of Gao, the defence minister says.
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Tanker seized off Ivory Coast freed

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 10:43

A French-owned tanker seized by pirates off Ivory Coast on Sunday is freed and two crewmen are receiving medical treatment , the vessel's owner says.
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French 'kill hundreds' in Mali

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 8:19
related countries: Mali Mali

France says hundreds of Islamist militants have been killed since its offensive began in northern Mali, and suggests troops may start pulling out in March.
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VIDEO: Forces take last Mali rebel town

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 23:23
related countries: Chad Chad, Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

Soldiers from France and Chad have entered the town of Kidal in northern Mali, the last major town held by Islamist militants.
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Terror suspects seized in France

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:26
related places: Paris

French anti-terror police arrest four suspects in the Paris region in a crackdown on Islamist militant networks operating in west Africa.
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Chad army 'in rebel Mali town'

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Chad Chad, Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

Some 1,800 soldiers from Chad have entered Kidal, the last major town in northern Mali under rebel control, the French military says.
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'No a la carte Europe' - Hollande

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:58

French President Francois Hollande tells the European Parliament there can be no "a la carte" attitude to the EU in an apparent swipe at the UK.
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Paris women permitted trousers

Monday, February 4th 2013, 21:49
related places: Paris

The French government overturns a 200-year-old ban on women wearing trousers in the capital, Paris, dating from November 1800.
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French jets target Mali rebel bases

Monday, February 4th 2013, 15:04
related countries: Mali Mali

French jets bomb rebel bases and depots in northern Mali in an effort to cut supply lines, as the US vice-president calls for an African-led force there.
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French jets bomb northern Mali

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:05
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

French warplanes carry out air strikes in Mali's far north as they try to secure the final rebel stronghold of Kidal after a three-week offensive.
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France guards Niger uranium mine

Monday, February 4th 2013, 2:07
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou confirms that French special forces are protecting one of the country's biggest uranium mines.
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VIDEO: Ethnic tensions threaten Mali

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 23:05
related countries: Mali Mali

Fears are growing that ethnic rivalry could destabilise parts of Mali, in the wake of a three-week campaign by French troops to drive out Islamist militants.
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Italy deserved win, says Parisse

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 19:37

Italy captain Sergio Parisse says his side deserved their stunning 23-18 victory over France in their Six Nations opener.
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Italy 23-18 France

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 17:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy blow the Six Nations wide open as they win at home to neighbours France for the second time in a row.
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Etch A Sketch inventor dies at 86

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 8:10

The inventor of the classic toy Etch A Sketch, former electrical technician Andre Cassagnes, dies in France at the age of 86.
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France vows to help rebuild Mali

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 19:24
related countries: Mali Mali

French President Francois Hollande promises to help rebuild Mali, after launching an offensive against Islamists who seized the north of the country.
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VIDEO: Mali welcomes French president

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 19:23
related countries: Mali Mali

France's president has said it would be wrong to assume the conflict in Mali is over, three weeks after launching an offensive to oust Islamist rebels.
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