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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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Tsonga beats Benneteau in Paris

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:22
related places: Paris

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga moves closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals by beating Julien Benneteau at the Paris Masters.
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Search for missing boy called off

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The search is called off for a 12-year-old British boy who is missing on an island in the south of France.
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French PM opens 35-hour week row

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 12:55

The French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, starts a row by suggesting the 35-hour week thought sacred to his Socialist Party is open to review.
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Murray will 'go for it' in Paris

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:47
related places: Paris

Andy Murray is fully committed to this week's Paris Masters, despite the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals starting on Monday.
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Wiggins 2009 Tour result upgraded

Monday, October 29th 2012, 19:25

Bradley Wiggins has his fourth place at the 2009 Tour de France moved up to third after Lance Armstrong's disqualification.
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VIDEO: A walk in the Elysee Palace gardens

Monday, October 29th 2012, 17:46

French President Francois Hollande has decided to open the gardens of his official residence to the public on the last Sunday of each month.
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PIP implant boss leaves custody

Monday, October 29th 2012, 16:18

Jean-Claude Mas, the boss of the scandal-hit French breast implant company PIP, is released from custody pending trial in 2013.
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French Euromillions site hacked

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 21:32

The French site of the Euromillions lottery is hacked, with a passage from the Koran discouraging gambling posted on its homepage.
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French arrest 'top Eta leader'

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 18:00
related countries: Spain Spain

A woman suspected of being a military leader in the armed Basque separatist group Eta is arrested in France, Spanish officials say.
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French GP could return for 2013

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 9:10

The French GP could return to the F1 calendar next year for the first time in five years, according to Bernie Ecclestone.
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VIDEO: Entente cordiale for UK and France

Friday, October 26th 2012, 23:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and France have been conducting a major military exercise in the Mediterranean, in what is being hailed as a milestone in closer defence co-operation between the two countries.
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No reallocation of Armstrong wins

Friday, October 26th 2012, 16:42

Lance Armstrong's Tour de France titles will not be given to others in the wake of the doping scandal.
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Paris Market Report

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:38

Paris Market Report
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Stones play surprise gig in Paris

Friday, October 26th 2012, 8:29
related places: Paris

The Rolling Stones perform to 350 fans in Paris after announcing a surprise gig on Twitter.
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Credit rating of French banks cut

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 19:35

Three French banks including BNP Paribas are downgraded by credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's.
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Nadal out of ATP Finals in London

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals in London because of continuing knee problems.
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LeMond calls for McQuaid to quit

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 14:19

America's three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond calls for International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid to resign.
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Wiggins set to aid Froome at Tour

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bradley Wiggins admits it is "more than likely" he will support Chris Froome in the 2013 Tour de France.
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VIDEO: European car manufacturers struggling

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States
related places: Genk, Ford

US car giant Ford announces plans to close its factory at Genk in Belgium and French manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen has secured a 7bn euro state guarantee.
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Peugeot asks for financing help

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 9:02

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it is seeking 11.5bn euros in new financing after reporting another fall in car sales.
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Trierweiler photos lead to fines

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 18:37
related places: Paris

Three French magazines are fined by a Paris court for publishing photos of France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler in her bikini.
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France urged to tackle bribery

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 12:30

France must do more to tackle the bribery of foreign public officials by French companies, a club of leading industrial countries says.
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Armstrong 'must return Tour cash'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 7:12

Lance Armstrong should be made to repay his prize money from winning seven Tour de France titles, says the race's director.
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France to target Corsican gangs

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 12:48

France's prime minister announces new measures to tackle organised crime in Corsica after last week's killing of a prominent lawyer
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Armstrong stripped of Tour wins

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 12:25

Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by cycling's governing body the UCI.
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VIDEO: Armstrong stripped of Tour titles

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 11:47

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the International Cycling Union, the sport's governing body.
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VIDEO: Do the French like British food?

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 3:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As a UK trade delegation tries to boost sales of British food in France, Sophie Van Brugen finds out what Parisians really think of pork pies and cheese sandwiches.
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In pictures: Lourdes under water

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 15:03
related places: Lourdes

French pilgrim town of Lourdes under water
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VIDEO: French floods hit Lourdes shrine

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 0:14
related places: Lourdes

Hundreds of Roman Catholic pilgrims have been evacuated from the sanctuary of Lourdes in France after heavy flooding in the area.
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Pilgrims evacuated from Lourdes

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 20:27
related places: Lourdes

Hundreds of Roman Catholic pilgrims are evacuated from the sanctuary of Lourdes in southern France after heavy flooding in the area.
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Alps gunman 'shot cyclist first'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigating the shooting of a British family in the French Alps believe the cyclist also found dead at the scene was killed first, according to a leaked provisional scenario.
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VIDEO: 'Tensions' spotted at EU summit

Friday, October 19th 2012, 17:26
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Body language between French president Francois Hollande, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests their relationship may be tenser than ever
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EU bank deal 'boosts integration'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:37
related places: Eu

France says a deal to launch a eurozone banking union next year will help speed up integration, but admits that EU nations are moving at different speeds.
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Twitter cuts anti-Semitic tweets

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:26

Micro-blogging site Twitter has agreed to remove a flood of anti-Semitic tweets that are circulating on its service in France.
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VIDEO: Severe weather for Spain

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:22
related countries: Spain Spain

BBC Weather's Nick Miller has the details on some heavy rain and stormy weather hitting parts of Spain and France this weekend.
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French 'stopped tracking Merah'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Toulouse

French security services stopped tracking Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah, despite links to jihadists including in the UK, leaked documents suggest.
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Carrefour pulls out of Colombia

Friday, October 19th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Chile Chile, Colombia Colombia

Shares in Carrefour gain almost 7% after the French retail giant announced the sale of its Colombian business to Chile's Cencosud for 2bn euros.
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Google threatens French media ban

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 16:44

Google has said that it will exclude French media sites from its search results if a controversial law goes ahead in France.
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VIDEO: 'Sylvia Kristel was a sister to me'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 16:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, who starred in the 1974 erotic French film Emmanuelle, has died aged 60. The film's director Just Jaeckin said: "She was like a small sister to me because we did Emmanuelle together."
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French hacker 'admits app fraud'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 15:29

A 20-year-old "computer genius" is arrested in northern France for spreading a virus on smartphones that defrauded thousands of victims.
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Emmanuelle actress Kristel dies

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:15
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel who starred in the 1974 erotic French film Emmanuelle, dies aged 60.
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VIDEO: Marie Antoinette's slippers fetch 50,000 euros

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 19:49

A pair of Marie Antoinette's slippers has been auctioned for 50,000 euros on the anniversary of the French queen's execution
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Antoinette's slippers auctioned

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 16:37

Silk shoes belonging to the 18th Century French Queen sell for 50,000 euros in an auction in Paris marking the anniversary of her execution.
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Lawyers question Arafat's widow

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 12:37

French prosecutors investigating the death of the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, question his widow Suha as a witness.
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French envoy out on bail in India

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 7:16
related countries: India India

French diplomat Pascal Mazurier, who is charged with raping his three-year-old daughter, is released from an Indian prison on bail.
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Sweden fight back to stun Germany

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:06
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

A round-up of Friday's World Cup qualifying matches as Sweden fight back from 4-0 down to draw with Germany and France score an injury-time equaliser against Spain.
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Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:36
related places: Le Bourget, Paris

A major new art gallery has been installed in an unusual location: Paris's Le Bourget airport.
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France smashes 'huge heroin ring'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:53
related countries: Albania Albania, Germany Germany

Prosecutors in France say police have smashed a "huge" Albanian heroin-trafficking network, making 42 arrests in eastern France and Germany.
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VIDEO: Does France support entrepreneurs?

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 5:54

Small business leaders in France are hailing their success in forcing the government to abandon a controversial new tax policy.
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Size matters for 'sex cheat' frogs

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:48

Smaller treefrogs are more likely to "cheat" their way to a mate, French scientists have found.
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Shot Mauritania leader in France

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 16:17
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania
related places: Nouakchott, Paris

Mauritania's President Abdelaziz has been flown to Paris for treatment after being shot in what officials say was an accident.
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VIDEO: France drug money arrests

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 18:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Paris

Authorities in France and Switzerland arrest 20 people, including the deputy mayor of a Paris district, on suspicion of laundering some 40m (£32m) euros of drug money.
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Nine charged in France drug bust

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 15:27
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Paris

Authorities in France and Switzerland arrest 20 people, including the deputy mayor of a Paris district, in a major drug money laundering operation,.
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French appeal over rape verdicts

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:37
related places: Paris

French prosecutors appeal against verdicts in a Paris gang rape trial amid public outrage over acquittals and light sentences.
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Armstrong titles 'should be void'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 15:25

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says there should be "no winner" of Lance Armstrong's seven titles.
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VIDEO: UK fishermen 'attacked by French'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 19:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fishermen are calling for Royal Navy protection after claims they were attacked by French vessels.
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UK fishermen 'attacked by French'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:47

Fishermen are calling for Royal Navy protection after claims they were attacked by French vessels.
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French 'plot biggest in years'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 17:41
related places: Paris

Prosecutors in France say an alleged Islamist terror cell was planning the biggest bomb attack on France since the mid-1990s.
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Bill waived after 12qn-euro gaffe

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 11:36

A woman in south-west France, who mistakenly received a telephone bill of nearly 12 quadrillion euros, has the real amount she owed waived.
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Abduction charge teacher in court

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 10:24

Teacher Jeremy Forrest who was extradited from France after going missing with a 15-year-old girl appears in court to face a child abduction charge.
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VIDEO: French police 'find bomb material'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 20:48

French police have found bomb-making materials during an investigation into radical Islamist suspects arrested at the weekend, a prosecutor says.
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Paris police 'find bomb material'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 10:03

French police have found bomb-making materials during an investigation into radical Islamist suspects arrested at the weekend, a prosecutor says.
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BAE and EADS merger in balance

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany
related places: Brussels

The UK, French and German governments are holding talks that will decide whether the merger between defence companies BAE and EADS goes ahead.
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Bertolucci given European honour

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, of Last Tango in Paris fame, will receive a lifetime achievement honour at the European Film Awards in December.
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Trierweiler sends kidnapper gifts

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

France's first lady begins sending care packages to a French woman jailed for 60 years in Mexico for kidnapping.
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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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