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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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Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:52
related countries: United States United States

The 2012 Nobel physics prize goes to two scientists for controlling single particles to yield a picture of the world at the most fundamental level.
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Hammond warns on BAE-EADS merger

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany must reduce their stakes in EADS if the UK is to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems, the defence secretary says.
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France boosts synagogue security

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 12:19

French President Francois Hollande promises the Jewish community a major increase in security after police shot dead a man suspected of targeting a kosher shop.
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VIDEO: Vineyard crash sends sparks flying

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 10:55

Rally de France: Norway's Petter Solberg unhurt after crashing through a vineyard and toppling a telegraph pole.
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VIDEO: Art lovers celebrate 'White Night'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 4:18
related places: Paris

Visitors have been flocking to Paris overnight to participate in La Nuit Blanche, where free access is granted to many galleries, museums and monuments.
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Man killed in French terror raid

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 21:05
related places: Strasbourg

A man linked to a grenade attack on a Jewish shop in Paris is killed in a shoot-out with French police during a wave of anti-terror arrests.
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French fun with old rock ballads

Friday, October 5th 2012, 23:25

French show has fun with old rock ballads
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VIDEO: Paris nightlife dilemma

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:41
related places: Paris

Local residents complain that bars are colonising the streets and making it impossible to sleep, but some say they are proof Paris is a dynamic city.
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Paris hotelier's apology to China

Friday, October 5th 2012, 15:21
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

A French fashion designer apologises for telling a magazine that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at his new luxury hotel in Paris.
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VIDEO: Beekeepers solve blue honey mystery

Friday, October 5th 2012, 6:31

Beekeepers in northeastern France have been alarmed to find their bees producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue.
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The gloomy atmosphere in France

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 23:34

Why Britain is on a high and France is in depression
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VIDEO: Inside the tunnels of the Somme

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 22:48
related places: Somme

Robert Hall looks inside the labyrinth of tunnels underneath the Somme battlefield in France
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Newcastle 3-0 Bordeaux

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 21:12
related places: Bordeaux

Newcastle cruise to a first Europa League Group D victory as they comfortably beat French side Bordeaux.
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Buzz in France over 'blue' honey

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 17:35

Beekeepers in northeastern France, alarmed to find their bees producing blue and green honey, trace the problem back to a local biogas plant.
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French anti-crime officers held

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:00
related places: Marseille

At least 12 members of the police anti-crime squad in the southern French city of Marseille are arrested in an inquiry into corruption.
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Megan teacher can be extradited

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 7:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The teacher arrested on suspicion of abducting Sussex schoolgirl Megan Stammers can be extradited to the UK, judges in France rule.
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French bill targets terror camps

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 22:29

France prepares a bill that would outlaw training in overseas militant camps, months after shootings by a foreign-trained extremist.
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Strike paralyses Belgian railways

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 16:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

A 24-hour strike over rail sector reform paralyses the network in Belgium, including high-speed services to London and Paris.
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French first lady regrets tweet

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:36

French first lady Valerie Trierweiler admits she made a mistake sending tweets aimed against President Francois Hollande's former partner.
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Strauss-Kahn rape case dropped

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:24

French prosecutors drop an investigation into ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss Kahn over an allegation of "gang rape" in Washington.
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French handball players arrested

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:52

Double Olympic gold medal winner Nikola Karabatic is one of 12 French handball players arrested for match-fixing.
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Morning business round-up

Monday, October 1st 2012, 11:31
related places: Our

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including a new 75% tax rate for top earners in France.
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European pundits eye British exit

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 23:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu, How

How much do the French care if Britain leaves the EU?
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Megan due to fly home from France

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fifteen-year-old Megan Stammers is expected back in the UK later, having sparked an international search after she went to France with her maths teacher.
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VIDEO: Man sets cycling record at 100

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 8:12

French centenarian Robert Marchand has set a record for the fastest 100 kilometres by bicycle for his age.
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VIDEO: Giscard d'Estaing's chateau auction

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 0:38
related places: Estaing

The former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing is set to auction the contents of his chateau on Saturday, as he attempts to raise funds to create a foundation in his name.
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French president auctions chateau contents

Friday, September 28th 2012, 23:50

A former president auctions his belongings
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Family 'overjoyed' as Megan found

Friday, September 28th 2012, 17:56

The stepfather of Megan Stammers, who was missing with her teacher, says he is 'overjoyed' she has been found safe and well in France.
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Megan Stammers found in France

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:19

Missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers is found in France with teacher Jeremy Forrest, who is in police custody.
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France to raise taxes on wealthy

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:14

France unveils its budget for 2013, avoiding large austerity spending cuts in favour of higher taxes on the wealthy and big businesses.
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Vigilantes burn French Roma camp

Friday, September 28th 2012, 11:58
related places: Marseille

A group of vigilantes evict Roma (Gypsies) from a Marseille housing estate and burn down their camp, French media report.
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On track to growth or in denial?

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 23:10

France gambles on growth while steel mills cool
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Father in plea to Megan teacher

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 20:50

The father of the maths teacher missing in France with teenager Megan Stammers urges him to "please get in contact".
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VIDEO: Missing Megan not in French news

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 18:17

Reaction to the missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers in France is limited, with the law and media apparently believing she can think for herself.
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Zidane headbutt statue unveiled

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Zinedine Zidane's famous head-butt on Italy's Marco Materazzi is immortalised with a five-metre high statue in Paris.
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Manet portraits head for London

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The first major retrospective of French painter Edouard Manet's portraiture, at London's Royal Academy from January, is expected to be one of 2013's exhibition highlights.
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France's jobless tops 3 million

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 22:04

French unemployment has topped three million for first time since June 1999, as the economy continues to struggle.
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VIDEO: Zidane's head-butt cast in bronze

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 19:53
related places: Paris

A bronze statue of French football legend Zinedine Zidane's infamous head-butt in the 2006 World Cup final is on display in Paris.
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E Guinea acts to end France probe

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 14:21
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea asks the International Court of Justice to order France to end a corruption inquiry into the oil-rich country's ruling family.
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Egypt paper in cartoon campaign

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian newspaper launches a campaign against the obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published by the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
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France upholds oil spill verdict

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:00

France's top court upholds a conviction against French oil firm Total over the 1999 sinking of the tanker Erika.
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Megan's friends 'may know more'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 12:37

Police believe friends of Megan Stammers, who travelled to France with her maths teacher, might have been aware about her disappearance being planned.
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French family 'conned by guru'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 9:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French court examines the case of a man who allegedly kept a rich family secluded in their chateau and then in England, after warning them that freemasons could kill them.
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VIDEO: Teacher urged to return with teenager

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 6:23

A school teacher who is believed to have run away to France with pupil Megan Stammers has been urged to "do the right thing" and contact the police.
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Leaders discuss BAE-EADS merger

Monday, September 24th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence ministers from the UK, Germany, and France are likely to discuss the planned merger of BAE Systems and EADS this week.
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Missing pair not on return ferry

Monday, September 24th 2012, 15:53

The parents of an East Sussex teenager thought to be in France with a teacher make an emotional appeal as police reveal the pair failed to use their return ferry tickets.
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Girl, 15, 'missing with teacher'

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 16:33

A 15-year-old Sussex girl who travelled to France is believed to be with a 30-year-old teacher from her school, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Drug gang violence in Marseilles

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 3:33

Police in the southern French city of Marseilles are investigating the 20th murder there in the past nine months.
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France and Germany renew pledge

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 15:26
related countries: Germany Germany

French and German leaders mark the 50th anniversary of a key post-WWII reconciliation moment by pledging to maintain strong ties within Europe.
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Friday, September 21st 2012, 9:45

France's Constitutional Council, a top legal authority, rejects a plea from animal rights campaigners to ban bullfighting.
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VIDEO: Louvre opens new Islamic art wing

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:51
related places: Paris

A new wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris opens is set to open on Friday, amid ongoing religious tensions over the publication of obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Complaint over French cartoons

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:02

A complaint is filed against a French satirical magazine which published obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, accusing it of inciting hatred.
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France issues alert over cartoons

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 2:36

Security is being stepped up at some French embassies after a satirical magazine publishes obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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VIDEO: France boosts security over cartoons

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 22:27

Security has been increased at France's interests abroad after a French satirical magazine published obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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French Connection reports loss

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 7:19

Fashion chain French Connection reports a half-year loss as sales fall during a "very difficult" six months.
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In pictures: Former French colony of Pondicherry in India

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 1:17
related countries: India India
related places: Pondicherry

Pictures of former French colony of Pondicherry in India
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Court injunction over Kate photos

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 16:31

A court bans a French magazine from re-publishing topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge and orders it to hand over the originals.
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Ex-Elf boss on Togo fraud charge

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 11:34
related countries: Togo Togo

Loik Le Floch-Prigent, the former French head of the Elf oil company, is charged with involvement in a massive fraud case in Togo.
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Will the rich flee France's 75% tax rate?

Monday, September 17th 2012, 23:05

Will high taxes make the rich leave and never come back?
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Affectionate dog shoots huntsman

Monday, September 17th 2012, 21:40

A dog inadvertently shoots his master in the hand on a hunt in France but the huntsman blames himself for not applying the gun's safety catch.
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Royals seek to ban topless images

Monday, September 17th 2012, 19:31
related places: Paris

Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin civil proceedings in a French court to halt further publication of topless images of the duchess.
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France and UK 'close' on banks

Monday, September 17th 2012, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France says it is in agreement with the UK on the EU plan to centralise supervision of eurozone banks.
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Delay fears on EADS and BAE deal

Monday, September 17th 2012, 17:55

France's finance minister says the planned merger of BAE and EADS needs close scrutiny raising fears of delays through political wrangling.
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Hamleys sold to French toy group

Monday, September 17th 2012, 16:36

The 250-year old toy chain Hamleys has been taken over by a French toy retailer for a reported £60m.
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Royals sue over topless pictures

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:23

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched legal action against the French magazine Closer over its publication of topless pictures of the duchess, Clarence House says.
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Kate privacy invasion 'grotesque'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 14:25

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are saddened by the "grotesque and unjustifiable" publication of topless photos of Kate in a French magazine and are considering legal action.
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Frenchman fined for pirating pop

Friday, September 14th 2012, 10:03

Illegally downloaded Rihanna songs land Frenchman in court for breaking French laws on pirated pop music.
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Alps cyclist 'feared more shots'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former RAF pilot who found a British family murdered in the French Alps says he feared the killer could still be nearby to shoot him next.
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VIDEO: How vehicle may have fled shooting

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 18:01
related places: Chevaline

Police in France are still trying to piece together the events surrounding the shootings of Saad al-Hilli, 50, who was killed along with his wife Iqbal, 47, his mother-in-law, and a passing cyclist in Chevaline.
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VIDEO: Shopping for Mr Right in Paris

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 3:06
related places: Paris

Shoppers hitting the streets of Paris could now be going home with a man in their shopping baskets.
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Alps death family 'heartbroken'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The relatives of a British man and his family killed in the French Alps last week say they are "heartbroken" by the "shocking crime".
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Spaniard Ferrero to quit tennis

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:47

Former world number one and French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero will retire after next month's Valencia Open 500.
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World Cup qualifying round-up: Spain avoid shock

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 22:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

Reigning world champions Spain avoid a shock in Georgia while Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands all also pick up wins.
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French police question Villepin

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:16

Former French PM Dominique de Villepin is being questioned by police over an embezzlement case involving a friend.
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VIDEO: 'Why I defected from Syrian regime'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Key Syrian defector Gen Manaf Tlas has hinted that French secret agents helped him flee and accused the Syrian government of lying and being unwilling to reform.
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France 'helped Syria defector'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Manaf Tlas, a Syrian general who defected in July, hints that French intelligence agencies helped him escape.
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'One gun' used in Alps shootings

Monday, September 10th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Only one gun was used in the attack on a British man shot dead with his wife, mother-in-law and a cyclist in the French Alps, police in France say.
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Bomb squad visits al-Hilli home

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bomb disposal experts visit the Surrey home of Saad al-Hilli, the British man shot dead in the French Alps with his wife and mother-in-law.
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