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PIP breast implants: French court tells TUV to pay damages

Friday, January 20th 2017, 15:25
related countries: Germany Germany

German safety body TUV is told to pay hefty compensation over the PIP breast implant scandal.
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French Polynesia signs first 'floating city' deal

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 11:01
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia

French Polynesia signs a deal that could pave the way for the world's first floating city.
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Trump attack on Merkel rebuffed by French president

Monday, January 16th 2017, 20:36
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Francois Hollande brushes off the US president-elect's attack on Germany's liberal migrant policy.
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Russian artist Pavlensky 'to seek French asylum' amid sex claim

Monday, January 16th 2017, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Shock artist Petr Pavlensky leaves Moscow after being told he is being accused of a sex crime.
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Ray-Ban maker Luxottica agrees €46bn merger with Essilor

Monday, January 16th 2017, 6:48

Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, agrees a merger with French lens maker Esillor.
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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 21:28
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Delegates at the Paris conference also reiterated their commitment to the two-state solution.
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Icy weather in Europe causes more hardship and chaos

Friday, January 13th 2017, 22:39
related countries: Germany Germany

The freezing conditions show little sign of abating as temperatures plummet across the continent.
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Kardashian West robbery: Six more suspects under investigation

Friday, January 13th 2017, 18:59

Six more suspects face charges in France over the Kim Kardashian West robbery last year.
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Kardashian West robbery: First suspects under formal investigation

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 20:57

French police place four suspects under formal investigation over the Kim Kardashian West robbery.
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France's Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 20:25

Trump team says it is not meeting the French far-right presidential candidate.
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Guy Wildenstein: Leading art dealer cleared of tax fraud

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 10:32

Guy Wildenstein had been accused of trying to hide millions of euros in assets.
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In pictures

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 1:40
related places: Saint-Sorlin

Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.
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Shunning the mainstream

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 0:25

Marine Le Pen is appealing to the French mainstream, but what policies define her as far right?
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Kardashian West chauffeur freed in €9m Paris robbery inquiry

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 11:33
related places: Paris

Three people are released by police investigating a jewellery robbery targeting Kim Kardashian West.
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Kim Kardashian West: French arrests over Paris robbery

Monday, January 9th 2017, 12:03
related places: Paris

Seventeen people are held after an armed gang robbed Kim Kardashian West in Paris in October.
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France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 12:03

France warns hackers are attacking its defence systems and this year's election could be a target.
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Fewer foreigners visit Paris art galleries

Friday, January 6th 2017, 13:38
related places: Paris

Paris's main art galleries saw a decline in visits by foreign tourists in 2016 after attacks in France.
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Former Kosovo PM Haradinaj arrested on war crimes warrant

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 22:08

French police arrest a former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, over alleged war crimes.
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Cycling into the record books at 105

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 22:07

French cyclist Robert Marchand has clocked up 105 years and now a new record for the furthest distance cycled in one hour.
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'No charges' for French troops over CAR child sex allegations

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 18:41

Investigators rule that French troops accused of child sex abuse in the CAR should not face charges.
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FN leader Le Pen calls for France to leave euro but stay linked

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 17:49

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen says France should leave the euro but work to soften the economic impact.
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French cyclist Robert Marchand sets new record aged 105

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 17:40

Robert Marchand sets a new hour record at the national velodrome but regrets not going faster.
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French baby death linked to vitamin dose

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 13:07

France acts to suspend the sale of a vitamin D supplement after the death of a newborn baby.
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Olympic skiing champion Jean Vuarnet dies aged 83

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 21:41

The former French Olympic skiing champion and entrepreneur Jean Vuarnet has died at the age of 83.
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Equatorial Guinea's VP Obiang on trial in France

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 18:31

Equatorial Guinea's flamboyant vice-president goes on trial in France on charges of corruption.
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Francois Hollande: Fighting IS in Iraq prevents terrorism in France

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 7:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Hollande tells French soldiers in Iraq their work against IS helps prevent terrorism at home.
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Art of peace

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 2:43
related places: Paris

War gets plenty of artistic representation - but what about the art of peace? An exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris explores the imagery of peace-making over the centuries. For history-lovers, it is a rare chance to see the originals of scores o
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French workers get 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 15:51

As of 1 January, French firms must tell workers how much time they can expect away from work emails.
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Mali sends back migrants deported by France

Friday, December 30th 2016, 18:34

Mali sends back two people deported from France on the same planes they came on.
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Which European city is this?

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 21:52
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Here, Madrid, Paris

Here's how Paris and Madrid have responded.
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French woman who killed husband freed after Hollande pardon

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 19:02

French woman Jacqueline Sauvage, who murdered her husband, is freed after a presidential pardon.
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National Front mayor creates 'Rue du Brexit' in French town

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 15:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu, Rue

A far-right French mayor has named a street in tribute to Britain's decision to leave the EU.
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Michele Morgan: French actress and glamour icon dies at 96

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 9:18
related places: Cannes

Michele Morgan, the star who won the Cannes film festival's first best actress award, dies aged 96.
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Processed meat 'could be bad for asthma'

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 1:28

Eating lots of ham and sausage might make asthma symptoms worse, according to French researchers.
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Christine Lagarde: IMF chief convicted over payout

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 0:59

A French court finds IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence but does not penalise her.
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French and Spanish police arrest five over 'Basque Eta arms cache'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 16:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Police arrest five people after finding a suspected arms cache of the Basque group Eta in a French town.
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Paris fire: Migrant dies in 'suspicious' Boulogne-Billancourt blaze

Friday, December 16th 2016, 12:41
related places: Boulogne, Paris

A fire at a migrant centre in Paris in which one man died may have been started deliberately.
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Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 2:42
related countries: China China
related places: Paris, Qianlong

An imperial seal owned by China's emperor Qianlong sells for a record €21m (£18m, $22m) in Paris.
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Aleppo battle: Eiffel tower lights in Paris turned off

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 20:20
related places: Paris

The lights of the Eiffel Tower are turned off as a gesture of support for the people in Aleppo.
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Paris attacks planners 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Two men who planned the November 2015 Paris attacks are killed in an air strike in Syria, the US says.
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France robbery: Thieves steal 70kg of gold on motorway

Monday, December 12th 2016, 15:29

Armed thieves are on the run in France after stealing 70kg of gold in a motorway heist.
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IMF chief Christine Lagarde in negligence trial in France

Monday, December 12th 2016, 13:24

IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France for negligence in a long-running cronyism case.
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Christmas tree camera catches nanny 'abuse'

Monday, December 12th 2016, 11:52

A camera under a Christmas tree allegedly shows a nanny in France abusing a child in her care.
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Paris attacks: State of emergency 'to protect elections'

Saturday, December 10th 2016, 11:54

France's state of emergency must be extended to protect elections next year, PM Cazeneuve says.
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Paris attacks: Two jailed in Grasse for fake claim

Friday, December 9th 2016, 10:41
related places: Grasse

France jails a couple who defrauded a fund for survivors of the 2015 Paris attacks.
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Cameroon protests: 'People have been gassed, shot and flogged'

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 18:07
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon
related places: Bamenda

A resident in Bamenda describes ongoing clashes after weeks of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon.
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Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 14:01

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.
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France tax case: Jerome Cahuzac, ex-budget minister, jailed for fraud

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 12:21

French ex-minister Jerome Cahuzac, appointed to clamp down on tax evasion, is jailed for tax fraud.
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Paris starts 'alternate day' car scheme

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 11:10
related places: Paris

Paris is suffering from the worst smog for a decade. To reduce pollution, motorists can only use their cars on alternate days this week.
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Paris closes parks in major anti-rat campaign

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 11:09
related places: Paris

Paris city hall temporarily closes the French capital's parks in a drive to cut the rat numbers.
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Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

Thursday, December 8th 2016, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris, says France's leading financial regulator.
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Numbers game

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 13:18
related places: Paris

For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?
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French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as PM

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 12:33

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve becomes PM, replacing presidential candidate Manuel Valls.
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France election: PM Manuel Valls to run for president

Monday, December 5th 2016, 22:03

French Socialist PM Manuel Valls announces he is standing in next year's presidential election.
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Australian charged with murder over death of French tourist

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 2:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man is charged with murder over the death of a French tourist in the outback.
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French town told park's Virgin Mary statue must go

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 0:41

A French town is told to remove its park's Virgin Mary statue as it breaks national secularism rules.
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Could a railway force Chanel No 5 out of its historic home?

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 5:57

Chanel says it will leave a historic French perfume site if plans for a high-speed train line go ahead.
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France presidency: Francois Hollande decides not to run again

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 23:30

In a surprise move Francois Hollande says he will not stand for a second term as French president.
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Stepping aside

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 23:06

Francois Hollande's decision not to stand again comes as a huge relief to France's Socialist Party.
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Rachida Dati: 'Powerful women have betrayed the poor’

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:24
related places: Born

Born to North African parents, Rachida Dati has risen to become one of the most high profile, yet controversial, female politicians in France.
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Gun that wounded French poet Rimbaud sold at auction

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 20:37

The revolver used to wound French poet Arthur Rimbaud fetches over €430,000 at auction.
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Three Air France shirt ripping protesters found guilty

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 11:39

A French court finds three former Air France employees guilty of ripping two executives' shirts off.
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Kirkorov plagiarism row: French disco musician held in Russia

Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 10:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

French disco musician Marouani is held in Moscow in a row over claims of plagiarism by Russian star.
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Rwanda genocide: French officials face investigation

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 23:43
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda opens an inquiry into 20 French officials it suspects of involvement in the 1994 genocide.
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France election: The key issues

Monday, November 28th 2016, 22:01

Elaine Jung looks at the challenges Francois Fillon and France's other presidential candidates will face in their bid to win 2017's election.
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France election: Socialists scramble to avoid split after Fillon win

Monday, November 28th 2016, 11:41

France's ruling Socialists scramble to avoid a damaging split over the spring presidential election.
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France election: Fillon floors rival in conservative primaries

Monday, November 28th 2016, 10:09

Francois Fillon takes the conservative ticket in France's presidential election by a landslide.
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'Fire under the ice'

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 20:34

Known for his quiet nature and love of motor-racing, who is Francois Fillon, tipped as France's next president?
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France presidential race: Fillon and Juppe face off in poll

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 19:07

Voters in France choose between Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe for their centre-right presidential candidate.
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Fillon and Juppe: Who are the French centre-right rivals?

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 23:55

Hugh Schofield looks at the two rivals for the centre-right French presidential nomination - Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe.
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UK photographer David Hamilton dies at 83 amid rape scandal

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 18:36
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British photographer David Hamilton dies in Paris days after being accused of rape by former models.
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French terror suspects 'were planning attack on Paris'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 14:27
related places: Marseille, Paris, Strasbourg

Prosecutors say five men arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille planned to attack Paris next week.
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France presidential election: Conservative rivals clash

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:43

Two rivals for the centre-right French presidential ticket clash over how much change they will bring.
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One dead in attack at French retired missionaries' home

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:09

French police hunt for a man who attacked a home for former missionaries, with terrorism ruled out.
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One dead in attack at French home for retired missionaries

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:55
related places: Montpellier

A woman has been found dead after an armed man entered a retirement home for missionaries in France.
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Storm over local ban on French gay safe-sex posters

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 13:46

French mayors face court ruling over local bans on gay safe-sex posters.
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Bamenda protests: Mass arrests in Cameroon

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 19:10
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Some 100 people are arrested after protests against using French in Cameroon's English-speaking region.
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French heir finds $3.7m gold hoard underneath furniture in house

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 20:22

An astonished Frenchman finds 100kg of gold hidden underneath furniture in a house he inherited.
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France's Francois Fillon under fire over women's rights

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 13:52

French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon faces questions over his stance on abortion and discrimination.
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Qatari sisters robbed of 5m euros in France road hold-up

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 11:34
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Masked men rob two Qatari women of valuables worth €5m in a Bentley on a motorway near Paris.
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France's next president?

Monday, November 21st 2016, 16:34

What divides the French conservative rivals vying to run for president? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
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France Sarkozy: Ex-president exits after defeat

Monday, November 21st 2016, 10:50

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy is knocked out of the centre-right presidential primary.
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French Republican primary: Sarkozy facing defeat

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 20:46

French conservatives vote on a presidential candidate, with ex-President Sarkozy facing defeat.
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High turnout in French presidential primary

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 17:10

There is a large turnout in the vote to choose a Republican Party candidate to run in next year's French presidential election.
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Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m at auction

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 14:57
related places: Paris

An original comic strip depicting Tintin sells for a record €1.55m at a Paris auction.
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En garde

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 0:48

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen haunts France's Republicans as they hold a presidential primary.
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French confectioners battle Chinese firm over Calissons d'Aix

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 22:23
related countries: China China
related places: Aix

A Chinese firm has trademarked the name of the marzipan Calissons d'Aix sweet, angering the French.
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Part of an Eiffel Tower staircase up for auction

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 19:46
related places: Paris

A segment of an Eiffel Tower staircase has gone on display at a Paris auction house.
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France's Macron joins presidential race to 'unblock France'

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 14:51

Ex-economy minister Emmanuel Macron says he will revolutionise French politics if elected president.
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Paris bomber's lost mobile found under paperwork in police station

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 19:31
related places: Paris

Officers discover Paris bomber Brahim Abdeslam's lost mobile under paperwork in police station.
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