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VIDEO: The National Front party's rebranding

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:32
related places: Lyon

France's far-right National Front party is gathering in Lyon ahead of a crucial meeting to decide its future direction.
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VIDEO: Flash floods in the French Riviera

Friday, November 28th 2014, 9:34

At least one person has died and three others are missing after torrential rain left homes and roads inundated on the French Riviera.
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French trial over Tel Aviv car death

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

Two Frenchmen go on trial in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv in 2011.
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Brandao jailed for Motta headbutt

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Bastia

A one-month jail sentence is given to Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao for a headbutt in a French league fixture.
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Jihadi 'hostage murderer' killed

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The Algerian army has killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September, the justice minister says.
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Shakespeare Folio found in France

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 10:15

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
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Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 22:43
related places: Paris

Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
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France puts Russian warship on hold

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 15:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
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French dad loses adoption fight

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 12:12

A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
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French fight for economic reputation

Monday, November 24th 2014, 1:36

French come out fighting for their economic reputation
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Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 16:37
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.
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Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 12:58
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
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Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
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'No new ideas at talks' - Iran

Friday, November 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Iran's foreign minister says he has heard "no new ideas" as talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme stretch into the evening.
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France level with Swiss in Davis Cup

Friday, November 21st 2014, 18:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer to draw France level at 1-1 with Switzerland after day one of the Davis Cup final in Lille.
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Second Frenchman in IS video named

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:04
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Frenchman

France names another Frenchman in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by IS militants as Muslim convert Mickael Dos Santos, 22.
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England to face Germany and France

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:06
related countries: Germany Germany

England will face world champions Germany and hosts France in the build-up to the 2016 European Championship.
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Shares dive in nuclear firm Areva

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:10

Shares in Areva have plunged after the French nuclear firm suspended its financial targets for 2015 and 2016.
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French chefs call for end to kitchen violence

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:20

French chefs call for end to kitchen bullying
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Mali hostages in jihadist video

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 13:57
related countries: Mali Mali

The daughter of a French hostage being held by jihadists in Mali has spoken of her shock after he appeared in a video clip pleading for his release.
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Ferrero to caddie Garcia in Thailand

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 8:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Sergio Garcia will use former French Open tennis champion Juan Carlos Ferrero as his caddie for the Thailand Open.
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Paris row over skyscraper vote

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:21
related places: Paris

Paris city council narrowly rejects a plan to build a controversial Triangle Tower, but the mayor says she will fight the decision.
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Napoleon hat sells for 1.9m euros

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 17:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean collector buys a hat worn by French Emperor Napoleon for 1.9m euros at auction, smashing its expected sale price.
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VIDEO: Floods devastate Italian communities

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:07

Storms and heavy rains batter parts of western Europe, causing a number of fatalities.
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France 29-26 Australia

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Paris

France make it two wins from two autumn internationals after withstanding a late surge from Australia in Paris.
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Algeria leader exits French hospital

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 16:10
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Grenoble

Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returns home after being treated for an undisclosed condition at a hospital in Grenoble, France.
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VIDEO: Napoleon collection to be auctioned

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 14:27
related places: Paris

Around a thousand items relating to Napoleon Bonaparte are being auctioned near Paris this weekend.
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Bomb suspect extradited to France

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

A Canadian academic accused of a deadly 1980 bombing outside a synagogue in Paris arrives in France after losing an extradition battle.
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In pictures: Napoleon's artefacts

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 1:19
related places: Paris

Pictures of French emperor's treasures on sale near Paris
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Algeria leader 'in French hospital'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been hospitalised in France, according to French officials.
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France scales back 'tiger' hunt

Friday, November 14th 2014, 18:15
related places: Paris

The search for a stray big cat in France, initially thought to be a tiger, is scaled back after an inspection of tracks suggests it is smaller.
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VIDEO: Paw prints 'not made by a tiger'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 17:19
related places: Paris

Wildlife experts in France say they have ruled out the possibility that an animal they have been hunting near Paris is a tiger.
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Building bridges after French Islamist attacks

Friday, November 14th 2014, 1:16

Young French footballers build bridges after Islamist attacks
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'Tiger on the loose' near Paris

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 19:42
related places: Paris

Police and fire officials are searching for a tiger on the loose in a town outside Paris, local authorities say.
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VIDEO: Hunt for needle in haystack 'is art'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Italy Italy, Japan Japan
related places: Loisy, Paris, Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy explains why Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a contemporary art gallery in Paris.
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Frenchman jailed for Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:40
related countries: Syria Syria

A Frenchman is jailed for seven years for joining an Islamist militant group in Syria - the first such sentence in France.
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Artist hunting needle in haystack

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:28
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

The Italian artist Sven Sachsalber is spending 48 hours searching for a needle in a pile of hay at a museum in Paris.
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'Anti-Sarkozy plot' hits French right

Monday, November 10th 2014, 12:28

Allegations that a former prime minister under Nicolas Sarkozy tried to halt the ex-president's political comeback have shaken French politics.
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'Universality' of French benefits under threat

Monday, November 10th 2014, 12:18

French riled by changes to universal benefits
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I will quit if I fail, says Hollande

Friday, November 7th 2014, 10:19

French President Francois Hollande tells a TV audience he will not seek re-election in 2017 if he fails to cut unemployment.
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Writer 'suicidal over conspiracy'

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:04

A former journalist who claims he was framed for the unsolved murder of a French film-maker has said he felt suicidal over the alleged conspiracy.
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Flamenco great Manitas de Plata dies

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 15:36

World-famous French flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata dies in the south of France at the age of 93.
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Manet £40m sale beats artist's record

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 9:31

A celebrated portrait of a Parisian actress by Edouard Manet sets a new auction record for the French impressionist.
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VIDEO: France deluged with massive rainfall

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 16:04

Rain soaked southern France swept with more torrents
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Sending UK police to Calais ruled out

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

The government has ruled out sending British police to help tackle Calais’ “tremendous problem” with illegal immigration, declaring that security issues are "a matter for the French".
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Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 0:08

The country with a dedicated team of UFO hunters
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Publicis agrees Sapient takeover

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 8:28
related countries: United States United States

French advertising giant Publicis agrees to buy US-based Sapient for $3.7bn (£2.3bn) in cash.
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Djokovic beats Raonic to Paris title

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 16:12
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic strengthens his grip on the world number one ranking with a 6-2 6-3 win in the Paris Masters final.
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Djokovic to face Raonic in Paris

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 17:50
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reaches the Paris Masters final, where he will face Canada's Milos Raonic.
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Djokovic ends Murray's winning run

Friday, October 31st 2014, 20:34

Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
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French radio station catches fire

Friday, October 31st 2014, 13:08
related places: Paris

A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
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French town bans clowns after scares

Friday, October 31st 2014, 11:08

A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.
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Murray seals World Tour Finals place

Friday, October 31st 2014, 10:17

Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
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VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

Friday, October 31st 2014, 6:47

Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
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The channel that's spiced up French TV

Friday, October 31st 2014, 0:06

The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
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Drones buzz French nuclear plants

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 15:45

An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
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Murray on brink of World Tour Finals

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Andy Murray moves to within one win of securing a World Tour Finals place after beating Julien Benneteau in Paris.
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France denies Russia warship move

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Russia Russia

France denies reports that it is ready to go ahead with the controversial delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy.
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Protest death could stop French dam

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 15:19

The death of a young protester, which has shaken the French government, could put a halt to work on a controversial dam in southern France, officials say.
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Djokovic returns with win in Paris

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 20:16
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic's first match since becoming a father brings a 6-3 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Paris Masters.
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EU to pass France and Italy budgets

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 18:43
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
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Ryanair to pay 8.1m euros in damages

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 14:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A French court rules that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair must pay €8.1m in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaches of French labour laws.
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French clashes after protester dies

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 9:19

Demonstrations took place across France after a young man protesting against a controversial dam project was killed during clashes with police.
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French culture minister 'reads little'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 20:50

Fleur Pellerin, the French minister for culture, causes a stir by revealing that she hasn't read a single novel in the last two years.
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Clowns behaving badly

Monday, October 27th 2014, 17:31

The clowns scaring people in France
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France in new deficit cut pledge

Monday, October 27th 2014, 16:01

France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.
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French World War One bedroom of soldier who never returned

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 23:27

French soldier's bedroom untouched for 100 years
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Picasso Museum sees grand reopening

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:21
related places: Paris

Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
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VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:13
related places: Paris

Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
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Nadal confirms the end of his season

Friday, October 24th 2014, 20:31

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
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Rubber bullets used on Everton fans

Friday, October 24th 2014, 14:56
related places: Lille

Rubber bullets and a stun grenade were used against Everton supporters in a disturbance before the club's match in Lille, French police say.
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Everton fans targeted with tear gas

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 16:41
related places: Lille

Everton fans are targeted with tear gas fired by police during clashes ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.
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Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 9:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Vnukovo

The head of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
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Froome may skip 2015 Tour de France

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:41

Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.
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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Vnukovo

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
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Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
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Paris 'sex toy' sculpture sabotaged

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:09
related places: Paris

A huge inflatable sculpture, apparently inspired by the shape of a sex toy and a Christmas tree, is sabotaged days after it was erected in Paris.
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Lens 1-3 Paris St-Germain

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:24
related places: Lens

Edinson Cavani scores and is then sent off for his trademark gun celebration and protest as Paris St-Germain beat Lens.
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'Sex toy' sculpture raises storm

Friday, October 17th 2014, 13:23
related places: Paris

A huge, green, inflatable sculpture on a famous Paris square raises a storm for its resemblance to a sex toy, with the artist attacked in the street.
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VIDEO: The 'concept cars' money cannot buy

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:20

The car industry jamboree known as the Paris Motor Show is wrapping up on the outskirts of the French capital.
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Nibali's Astana faces doping review

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:55

Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team will have its WorldTour elite status reviewed after a third failed doping test.
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Chelsea title winner Gallas retires

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:58

French defender William Gallas has announced his retirement from football
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VIDEO: Plato inspires Paris sculptures

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 2:46
related places: Paris

French sculptor Etienne has unveiled his new collection of seven works which are inspired by the philosophy of Plato and, he says, invoke beauty, truth and kindness.
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French law targets binge drinkers

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 17:59

The French government proposes a new law to tackle the growing problem of youth binge drinking.
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France defies Brussels over 2015 budget

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:07
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Eu

France defies EU pleas to make more budget cuts
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Star Wales trio 'could leave Racing'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Racing Metro coach Laurent Labit reported as saying Wales trio have been offered chance to leave the Top 14 French club.
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French economist wins Nobel Prize

Monday, October 13th 2014, 11:42
related places: Toulouse

French economist Jean Tirole of Toulouse University is awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
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S&P cuts France's credit outlook

Friday, October 10th 2014, 21:36

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit outlook to 'negative', due to concerns about the country's struggling economic recovery.
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French 'destroy' al-Qaeda convoy

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:50
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

An al-Qaeda convoy carrying a shipment of weapons from North Africa to Mali has been destroyed by French forces, according to officials in Paris.
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French author wins Nobel prize

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 16:11

French author Patrick Modiano, whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.
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Royal Mail strikes French fine deal

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 8:06

Royal Mail says it has set aside £18m ($29m; €23m) to cover a potential fine imposed by French competition authorities.
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