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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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Danone hit by China bribery claims

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:42
related countries: China China

A baby food brand owned by France's Danone says it is investigating claims the company bribed hospital staff in China to promote its products.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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Call for 'strong' UN text on Syria

Monday, September 16th 2013, 13:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

France, Britain and the US will seek a UN resolution with "serious consequences" for Syria if it fails to comply with a chemical weapons handover.
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France welcomes US-Russia Syria deal

Monday, September 16th 2013, 4:34
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande says the deal on Syria's chemical weapons is an "important step", as he prepares to host further talks in Paris.
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France to release genocide suspect

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:32
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court orders the release of a former Rwandan colonel, wanted by the African nation for his alleged role in the 1994 genocide.
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Wiggins 'considered quitting 2012 Tour'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 11:22

Eventual winner Bradley Wiggins thought about pulling out of the 2012 Tour de France, according to ex-Team Sky manager Sean Yates.
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Louvre fears mass ticket scam

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 9:49
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

The Louvre museum in Paris calls in the police amid fears thousands of fake tickets have been sent in from China.
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Japan anger over Fukushima cartoon

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 8:47
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japan will formally protest about a cartoon in a French satirical weekly of sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Panda diplomacy sparks Belgium row

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium, China China

China's loan of two giant pandas to Belgium triggers a row, after it emerges the bears will go to a zoo in the French-speaking part of the country.
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Clubs 'to set up new European cup'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 17:39

English and French rugby union clubs say they will set up a new tournament to replace the Heineken Cup from next season.
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France floats tough UN Syria move

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 15:33
related countries: Syria Syria

France urges a tough UN Security Council on Syria's chemical weapons, as Damascus accepts a Russian plan to put them under international control.
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VIDEO: The many faces of a Paris artist

Monday, September 9th 2013, 15:58
related places: Paris

A Paris-based street artist has spent several years creating sculptures of his face and installing them as art installations around the French capital.
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VIDEO: Police investigate Paris jewel raid

Monday, September 9th 2013, 15:37
related places: Paris

French police are investigating a jewellery robbery in Paris - the latest in a series of high-profile thefts in France.
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France hit by another jewels theft

Monday, September 9th 2013, 14:39
related places: Paris

French police are investigating a daring jewellery robbery in Paris - the latest in a series of high-profile thefts seen this summer.
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America's oldest ally in from the cold

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

How US and France healed wounds inflicted by Iraq
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Kerry seeks Arab support over Syria

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris, Arab

US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Arab leaders in Paris as part of a tour to gather support for military intervention in Syria.
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Alps killer 'an experienced gunman'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One year on from the murder of three UK family members in the French Alps, police say they believe the killer was an experienced gunman.
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VIDEO: Alps murders 'may never be solved'

Friday, September 6th 2013, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Annecy

French and British police are due to hold a news conference in the French town of Annecy, to give an update on their investigation into the killing of three members of a British family, together with a Frenchman.
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French club director's son shot dead

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 21:16

The son of Jose Anigo, sporting director of French football club Olympique Marseille, is shot dead in a suspected gangland killing.
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French Alps murder: Police still seeking answers one year on

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 13:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alps police still seek British family's killer
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AFP 'wrong' to drop Hollande photo

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 10:09

News agency AFP says it was an "error" to pull an unflattering picture of French President Hollande after it was posted on social media sites.
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German leader visits massacre site

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck becomes the first top German dignitary to visit Oradour-sur-Glane where hundreds of French villagers were massacred in 1944.
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VIDEO: German visit to Nazi atrocity village

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 12:57
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Glane, Oradour

President Joachim Gauck is to become the first senior dignitary from German to visit Oradour-sur-Glane in France, where 642 people were killed by Nazi troops in June 1944.
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Louvre restores famous winged statue

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 22:38
related places: Paris

One of the most famous statues in the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, is removed from view for a year of restoration.
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More than 2m have fled Syria - UN

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The UN's refugee agency says two million Syrians are now refugees, as the US and France push for military action over chemical weapons claims.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:00
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Small

Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Syrian regime 'led chemical attack'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 20:21
related countries: Syria Syria

France says the chemical attack near Damascus last month "could not have been ordered and carried out by anyone but the Syrian government".
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VIDEO: The rise of the rickshaw in Paris

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:34
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok, Paris

Rickshaws and tuk tuks are more commonly spotted on the bustling streets of Delhi or Bangkok, but now Paris is seeing a steady rise in their numbers on its roads.
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France backs US on Syria action

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

President Hollande says France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement.
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Hermes sales growth drives profits

Friday, August 30th 2013, 9:19
related places: Hermes

French luxury goods retailer Hermes sees profits jump as its global luxury goods sales remain robust in all regions, despite uncertain economic outlook.
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Murray through with late-night win

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 3:34
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray begins his US Open title defence with a straight-sets win against France's Michael Llodra.
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Depardieu throws Belgian barbecue

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 20:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The French film star Gerard Depardieu, whose erratic behaviour made headlines all year, throws a big housewarming barbecue in Belgium.
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Congo general arrested in France

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 11:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

A general from Congo-Brazzaville is arrested in France and put under formal investigation for crimes against humanity, court officials say.
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Cantona to head film festival jury

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Footballer turned actor Eric Cantona is to head the jury at this year's Dinard Film Festival, an annual celebration of British film held in northern France.
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Amelie on its way to Broadway stage

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:22

The 2001 Oscar-nominated French film Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou, is on its way to Broadway.
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Murray begins US Open against Llodra

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Andy Murray is drawn against France's Michael Llodra in the first round of the US Open.
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Sahara militant Islamists 'merge'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:14
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Mali Mali

Fighters loyal to Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar have merged with Malian Islamists to take revenge against France for its Mali campaign, a statement says.
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VIDEO: Epic race across France tests runners

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 13:08
related places: Gruissan, Roscoff

The Trans Gaule is a gruelling running race from Roscoff on France's north coast to Gruissan-Plage in the south.
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AUDIO: Thatcher unlikely patron of Daft Punk

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As Daft Punk sell more singles in the UK than any other track this century, John Laurenson reports on why French music has become so incredibly cool.
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Pink Panther suspect held in France

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 13:13

A suspected member of a gang of jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers is arrested in southern France.
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VIDEO: French 'brainwashed' to fight in Syria

Monday, August 19th 2013, 19:11
related countries: Syria Syria

What makes French white men fight for Islam in Syria?
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Arsenal in £10m bid to sign Cabaye

Monday, August 19th 2013, 14:40

Arsenal make an offer in the region of £10m for Newcastle's France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Kermode is new Observer film critic

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 13:48

Mark Kermode is announced as the new chief film critic for The Observer, replacing Philip French when he retires next month.
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Working the soil in far-off lands

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 1:01

How the volunteer farming movement took off in France
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French lawyer Jacques Verges dies

Friday, August 16th 2013, 10:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Controversial French lawyer Jacques Verges, whose clients included Carlos the Jackal, dies aged 88.
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VIDEO: Double take: Hundreds of twins at festival

Friday, August 16th 2013, 1:47

Hundreds of twins but also triplets and quadruplets have gathered in a French village in Brittany to celebrate their uniqueness.
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Nairo Quintana revives Colombians' passion for cycling

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Tour de France star Nairo Quintana inspires Colombia
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Tottenham complete £9m deal for Capoue

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:49
related places: Toulouse

Tottenham sign France international midfielder and central defender Etienne Capoue from Toulouse.
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Wimbledon champion Bartoli retires

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 6:57

Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli says she is quitting tennis aged 28 because of persistent injury problems.
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French tennis star Bartoli to retire

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 4:53

Wimbledon women's champion Marion Bartoli shocks the tennis world by announcing she is retiring from the professional game.
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French football sees red over Monaco tax breaks

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Monaco Monaco

French football clubs see red over Monaco's tax breaks
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Confidence in short supply at French flea market

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 23:02

Confidence is in short supply at world-famous flea market
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VIDEO: Traders 'on brink' at giant flea market

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:54

France is to publish figures for the second quarter of 2013 with economists predicting a slight rise in growth.
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Amputee swimmer's wheelchair found

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:20

A stolen custom-made wheelchair belonging to French amputee swimmer Philippe Croizon is found after he makes an emotional appeal.
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Amputee swimmer's wheelchair stolen

Monday, August 12th 2013, 11:41

French swimmer Philippe Croizon, who lost all his limbs in an accident, makes a public appeal after the theft of his custom-made wheelchair.
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French serviceman 'in mosque plot'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 20:23
related places: Lyon

A French military serviceman is arrested in Lyon for allegedly planning an attack on a mosque, the interior ministry says.
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France: No change to 2013 forecasts

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:18

France's finance minister denies that the eurozone's second-biggest country has revised down its economic prospects for 2013.
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VIDEO: Museum brings robots back to life

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 2:01

France's history as a pioneer of automatons is being celebrated at a new exhibition.
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'Human trafficking ring' broken up

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 10:16
related countries: China China, Spain Spain, United States United States

Dozens of people have been arrested in Spain and France on suspicion of smuggling Chinese migrants into Europe and the US, police say.
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French police step up watch on British drivers

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police home in on lax British drivers
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Eiffel Tower re-opened after alert

Friday, August 9th 2013, 15:08
related places: Paris

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, which was closed to the public for two hours following a bomb scare, has re-opened.
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French farmers smash eggs in protest

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:52

French poultry farmers smash 100,000 eggs outside a tax office in Brittany in a protest over low prices.
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Border staff 'not fingerprinting'

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK border staff in France are failing to take the fingerprints of thousands of illegal immigrants caught trying to enter Britain, inspectors say.
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Faulty Airbus lands in Amsterdam

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

An airliner flying from France to the USA which developed a technical fault and circled over the East of England lands safely.
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VIDEO: French hail storm smashes windows

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 13:06

A hail storm has smashed windows and damaged roofs in part of France.
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A tale of two French villages

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 23:08

Picture-postcard France puts gloss on reality
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In pictures: Stolen French jewels

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 17:49
related places: Cannes

Pictures of jewels worth 103m euros stolen in Cannes last month
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VIDEO: £1m reward for capture of jewel thief

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 14:44
related places: Cannes

A reward of about 1m euros, is being offered for any information leading to the recovery of jewels worth some 100m euros, stolen from the French Riviera resort of Cannes.
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Remy set to join Newcastle on loan

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:10

Newcastle agree a season-long loan deal with Championship side QPR for France international striker Loic Remy.
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Newcastle agree deal for Gomis

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 19:18
related places: Lyon

Newcastle United have agreed an £8million fee to sign 27-year-old France striker Bafetimbi Gomis from French side Lyon.
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New plan for France's poor suburbs

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 13:29

The French government unveils a new plan by President Francois Hollande to help the country's deprived and troubled suburbs.
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Mali election heads to run-off

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 12:20
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's election, which follows a military coup, an Islamist seizure of half the country and French military intervention, goes to a run-off, it is announced.
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Kazakh oligarch wanted in Ukraine

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 16:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Kazakh oligarch and dissident, Mukhtar Ablyazov, is kept in custody in France after Ukraine issues a warrant for his arrest.
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Kazakh oligarch arrested in France

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 8:20

Kazakh fugitive opposition oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov accused of embezzling billions of dollars has been arrested in southern France, officials say.
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Luxury watch store robbed in Cannes

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:06
related places: Cannes

Two armed men rob a luxury watch store in Cannes, days after gems worth 103m euros were stolen from a nearby hotel in the French Riviera town.
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Strauss-Kahn: 'Politics over for me'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Scandal-hit French Socialist and ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he is now an economic advisor to Russian firms and his political career is over.
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How French secretly filmed prison camp life in WWII

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:15

How French prisoners made a secret film of their camp
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Cannes gem robbery worth 100m euros

Monday, July 29th 2013, 16:56
related places: Cannes

The value of jewels stolen in a dramatic armed raid in the French Riviera resort of Cannes is now put at more than 100m euros.
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France praises Mali's election

Monday, July 29th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Mali Mali

France hails Mali's presidential election, the first since a coup and an Islamist-led insurgency which it helped repel, a "great success".
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Cannes thief in jewel heist

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:35
related places: Cannes

An armed man steals jewels worth 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in a hold-up at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in the French resort of Cannes, officials say.
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VIDEO: Cannes thief in hotel jewel heist

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 15:54
related places: Cannes

An armed man steals jewels worth 40m euros ($53m, £34m) in a hold-up at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in the French resort of Cannes.
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Merger makes world's biggest ad firm

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

France's Publicis and US firm Omnicom announce a merger to create the world's biggest advertising company worth $35.1bn (£22.8bn).
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