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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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Le Pen and Wilders fail to form bloc

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

France's National Front (FN) fails to link up with the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders, reducing both parties' influence in the European Parliament.
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Female coach rejects Clermont role

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:34
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Clermont

Portuguese coach Helena Costa decides not to take up head coach's job at French Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot.
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Cave given world heritage status

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:59

A prehistoric cave in southern France featuring 1,000 drawings dating back to 36,000 years ago, is inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage list.
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France claims victory in Alstom deal

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:20

The boss of rail and energy group Alstom says the $17bn deal to sell most of its power business to General Electric will protect France's interests and save jobs.
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France sparks .wine address row

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 13:17

France has expressed anger at the organisation responsible for assigning internet domains over the planned launch of .wine and .vin addresses.
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Thousands descend for Hellfest 2014

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 12:59
related places: Clisson

See the pictures from what's known as the "extreme music festival", held in the town of Clisson in west of France. The annual music event has been going since 2006 and this year features headliners Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath.
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Alstom board votes to accepts GE bid

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 1:14

The board of French rail and energy group Alstom votes to accept a $17bn offer from General Electric, in what could be GE's biggest ever acquisition.
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The face of British poverty in France

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 23:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The many faces of British expat poverty in France since 1823
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GE front-runner for Alstom takeover

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

The bid battle for France's rail and energy group Alstom shifts in favour of General Electric after the US firm agrees to work with French state on a new offer.
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French court says end life support

Friday, June 20th 2014, 12:20

A man in a vegetative state, whose fate has split his family, should have his life support ended, the public rapporteur of France's top court says.
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Siemens and Mitsubishi up Alstom bid

Friday, June 20th 2014, 6:17

Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sweeten their offer to buy the energy business of France's Alstom, in the latest move by competing bidders.
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GE revises bid for France's Alstom

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 18:18

General Electric revises its bid for the energy business of France's Alstom to try and convince the government that its bid is better than a rival one by Siemens-Mitsubishi.
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EU benefits case goes against UK

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 16:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A pregnant French woman denied benefits in the UK was entitled to the payments, the European Court of Justice rules.
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Rik Mayall mourned at Devon funeral

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 16:30

Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and other friends of Rik Mayall join his family to mourn the comedian and actor at a private funeral in Devon.
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Victor Hugo attacked by French students

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 11:13

Victor Hugo comes under fire from angry French students
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VIDEO: French rail strike enters second week

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 19:18

A strike by rail staff in France enters its second week with no sign of a settlement.
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Injured Wiggins out of Swiss race

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 11:11
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Sir Bradley Wiggins is out of the Tour of Switzerland through injury, less than three weeks before the Tour de France.
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Father guilty of killer's kidnap

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:05
related places: Paris

A court in Paris gives Frenchman Andre Bamberski a one-year suspended jail sentence for ordering the kidnapping of his daughter's killer.
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Alstom bidders woo France's Hollande

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:41

Executives from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries meet French President Francois Hollande for talks about buying parts of engineering firm Alstom.
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France condemns attack on Roma boy

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:25
related places: Paris

The French president condemns a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate.
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Firms launch fresh Alstom gas bid

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:51

Siemens and Mitsubishi have come up with a fresh offer for France's Alstom in a rival attempt to General Electric's bid.
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Pogba told to stay calm by team-mates

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:42

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is warned by players to keep his cool for the remainder of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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French exams hit by rail strike

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:09

Rail workers go on strike in France for a sixth day, as almost 700,000 students take their final school exams., the Baccalaureate.
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France 3-0 Honduras

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 21:57
related countries: Honduras Honduras

France become the first team to benefit from goalline technology at a Fifa World Cup during their impressive win over Honduras.
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Australia 6-0 France

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 12:04

Australia take a decisive 2-0 series lead despite a much-improved display from France in the second Test in Melbourne.
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Chelsea defender Luiz to join PSG

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:50

Paris St-Germain announce the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz on a five-year contract.
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France rail strike halts many trains

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:07

A strike by train staff in France - already three days old - halts many rail services and is set to run into the weekend.
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Manchester City agree deal for Sagna

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:12

Premier League champions Manchester City reach an agreement to sign France defender Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.
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Family tiff in French National Front

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 23:48

Testing time for French National Front leader
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Court backs Monaco love child story

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Monaco Monaco
related places: Paris

The European Court of Human Rights defends Paris-Match magazine for revealing that Monaco's Prince Albert II had a love child in 2005.
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European cities hit by strikes

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 21:06

A strike against a mobile taxi service prompts protests by cab drivers across Europe, while rail services are disrupted by action in France.
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Mitsubishi joins scramble for Alstom

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 18:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan

Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi joins forces with German firm Siemens to come up with a fresh offer for France's Alstom.
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Rare brown bear found dead in France

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 15:53
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A brown bear introduced into the French Pyrenees from Slovenia in 2006 has been found dead.
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FN rift grows in 'anti-Semitism' row

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 20:11

The founder of France's National Front (FN) hits out at his daughter, Marine Le Pen, in a row over a remark condemned as anti-Semitic.
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VIDEO: Hailstones 'the size of golf balls'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 18:26
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

Parts of Europe are battered by violent storms, including Germany, the Netherlands and France, where hailstones the size of golf balls were reported.
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Le Pen family in 'anti-Semitism' row

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:51

French National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen and her father argue publicly over a remark he made which has been condemned as anti-Semitic.
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VIDEO: 'Lovelocks' collapse Paris bridge rail

Monday, June 9th 2014, 6:50
related places: Paris

Part of the parapet of the world famous Pont Des Arts bridge in Paris has collapsed under the weight of the growing number of locks that had been attached.
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Nadal focused on Wimbledon success

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 20:25

Rafael Nadal is determined to make an impact at Wimbledon again after winning his ninth French Open title on Sunday.
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Nadal wins ninth French Open title

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:50

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in four sets to win his ninth French Open title and a record fifth in succession.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former Wimbledon champion and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France.
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Nadal and Djokovic set for Paris final

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 17:12
related places: Paris

Top seed Rafael Nadal is aiming for his ninth French Open title but Novak Djokovic is eager for his first win in Paris.
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Sharapova wins French Open title

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:20

Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep in three gripping sets to win her second French Open title and fifth Grand Slam crown.
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VIDEO: Flower market renamed after Queen

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 13:29
related places: Paris

The Queen has been in Paris on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Paris flower market tribute for Queen

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 11:28
related places: Paris

A Paris flower market has been renamed in honour of the Queen, on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Veteran disappears for Normandy trip

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:16

An 89-year-old WW2 veteran is returning to the UK after disappearing from his nursing home and heading to France for the D-Day commemorations.
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Hollande calls for 'D-Day spirit'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 20:28

The French president calls for "vision and courage" to fight global threats to peace at a ceremony marking 70 years since the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy.
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Nadal tougher than ever - Murray

Friday, June 6th 2014, 18:13

Andy Murray said he had never had a tougher match against Rafael Nadal after losing their 20th encounter in straight sets at the French Open.
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Halep out for revenge in French final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:35

Simona Halep aims to cap an astonishing year by beating Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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Nadal hammers Murray in French semi

Friday, June 6th 2014, 15:59

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal powers past Andy Murray to reach his ninth French Open final in 10 years.
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Djokovic reaches French Open final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:17
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic battles past Ernests Gulbis on a hot afternoon in Paris to reach his second French Open final.
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'World-changing' D-Day remembered

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:39

France's president leads the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations, paying tribute to those who died on a day that "changed the world".
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BNP Paribas row 'risks trade pact'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) US fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas could hurt EU-US trade treaty talks.
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Wiggins set to miss Tour de France

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:15

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not be competing in this year's Tour de France "as things stand".
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France defends Russia warship sale

Friday, June 6th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Russia Russia

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirms the controversial sale of two warships to Russia will go ahead, saying "they mean a lot of jobs".
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Obama warns France on Russian ships

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama says France should have suspended the sale of two warships to Russia in the light of the crisis in Ukraine.
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Sharapova to face Halep in final

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:53

Maria Sharapova needs all her battling qualities to beat Eugenie Bouchard and set up a French Open final against Simona Halep.
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Hollande's double dinner date dilemma

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:27

Hollande's diplomatic solution to his D-Day dilemma
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VIDEO: D-Day remembered 70 years on

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 15:37

Commemorations are taking place in Portsmouth and Normandy to mark 70 years since the D-Day landings in France.
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China crackdown hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 8:59
related countries: China China

French spirits group Remy Cointreau reports a fall in profits after a crackdown on corruption in China hit sales of its premium brands in the country.
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Murray battles through in Paris gloom

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:52
related places: Paris

Andy Murray produces a late surge to beat Gael Monfils in five sets and reach the French Open semi-finals.
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Brussels suspect fights extradition

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A French-born Islamist suspected of shooting dead three people at the Brussels Jewish Museum has refused to be extradited from France, officials say.
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Murray set for partisan atmosphere

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 15:04

Andy Murray is prepared for a partisan atmosphere when he plays Frenchman Gael Monfils at the French Open on Wednesday.
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French hostage shown in 'new' video

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:13
related countries: Mali Mali

A video of 50-year-old French hostage Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, is shown on a TV station in Dubai.
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Djokovic into French Open semi-finals

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:07

Novak Djokovic beats Milos Raonic to reach the French Open semi-finals where he will play Ernests Gulbis.
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Sharapova fights back to reach semis

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:15

Seventh seed Maria Sharapova beats Garbine Muguruza in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.
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Gloucester sign Wales back Hook

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hook, Perpignan

Gloucester sign 75-cap Wales back James Hook on an undisclosed-length deal from relegated French Top 14 side Perpignan.
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France moves to tackle jihad threat

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 11:09

France takes action to tackle threat from returning jihadis
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France wades into BNP Paribas US row

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:09

France's foreign minister says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas in the US is "not reasonable".
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Elephant work wins wildlife award

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 6:05

French sculptor Pascal Chesneau wins the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year award for Transparence Elephant.
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Murray into French Open last eight

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 17:44
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco of Spain in straight sets to reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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France arrests Syria jihad suspects

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Syria Syria
related places: Four

Four people are held in France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria, after the arrest of a man over murders at Brussels' Jewish Museum.
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Suspect 'admitted' Brussels killings

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 20:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Prosecutors say a Frenchman being held over a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels admitted the killings in a video.
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VIDEO: Man held over museum shooting

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 18:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Police in France have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
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Murray to play for third straight day

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 17:45

Andy Murray must recover quickly from a draining win to take on Fernando Verdasco in the French Open last 16 on Monday.
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Federer suffers French Open exit

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 16:56

Roger Federer fails to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since 2004, losing to Ernests Gulbis.
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Murray wins Kohlschreiber marathon

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 12:41

Andy Murray defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 12-10 in the fifth set to reach the fourth round of the French Open.
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