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Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 9:17

Parisian Clotilde Nonnez has lived in the capital for 30 years and has seen her health deteriorate.
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Paris's Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 18:01
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

The suspect attacked a police officer with a hammer in an incident officials say is "terrorism".
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Paris: Inside Notre-Dame during lockdown

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 16:26
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

Visitors were shut inside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after a man with a hammer attacked a police officer outside.
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Overseas French back Macron movement in first round of voting

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 15:08

France's 1.3 million expats back President Macron's nascent movement - though only 19.1% turn out.
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US diplomat in China quits 'over Trump climate change policy'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 10:34
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Paris, Trump

The Beijing-based envoy disagrees with the Paris climate change deal withdrawal, report US media.
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Two hundred cats poisoned inside month in French village

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 2:05

Residents are on edge after more than 200 cats are poisoned to death inside a month.
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Thrillseekers zoom off Eiffel Tower on zip wire

Monday, June 5th 2017, 10:32
related places: Paris

Visitors can now whizz at the speed of a tennis serve, 100m (330 ft) high, off the Paris landmark.
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Calais Mon Amour

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 23:18
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Béatrice Huret once delivered pamphlets for France's National Front, but then she met an Iranian migrant. After falling in love she helped him set off on a dangerous journey to the UK.
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Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 14:34
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

The Indian and French leaders pledge to fight climate change together and "protect Mother Earth".
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Not green enough

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 13:52
related places: Paris

Only three countries have not signed up to the Paris agreement - but for very different reasons.
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Birth of the anti-Trump

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 23:25

Is the new French president the man the world's liberals have been waiting for?
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Trump climate agreement: Rest of world rallies around Paris deal

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 19:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Other big emitters of carbon dioxide restate their commitment to Paris as the US pulls out.
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Vladimir Putin on US Paris withdrawal: Don't worry, be happy

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 16:11
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Don, Paris

The Russian president refuses to condemn Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal.
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Paris climate deal: Buildings 'go green' in protest

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 15:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Buildings around the world are lit green after the US withdraws from the Paris climate agreement.
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'Immoral assault'

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Supporters and opponents react to President Trump's decision to pull US out of Paris climate accord.
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Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 14:20

European leaders, businesses and the UN condemn President Trump's decision.
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Coal country kids divided on Trump Paris pullout

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 6:20

Students comment on their President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate.
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'World won't laugh any more'

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 0:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

President Trump says pulling out of Paris climate deal will stop world laughing at the US.
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Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 22:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The move drew criticism, with Germany, France and Italy immediately rejecting any renegotiation.
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Paris climate deal: Macron pledges to 'make planet great again'

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 22:36

Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from climate agreement is criticised by the French president.
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Trump explains why US pulling out of Paris accord

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 20:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The US is pulling out of the Paris climate accord because it is unfair to Americans, says President Trump.
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French prosecutor probes Macron ally Ferrand over deal

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 13:03
related places: Ferrand

Minister Richard Ferrand is under formal investigation over claims of financial misconduct.
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Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 1:17
related countries: China China
related places: Eu, Paris

Leaders say they support Paris climate deal but the US will say on Thursday if it is pulling out.
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Trump decision 'will encourage activists'

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 0:38
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

California Governor Jerry Brown warns Trump on climate deal, and says he's ready to work with China.
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Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 21:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The Paris accord was signed by 195 countries but President Trump will pull out, US media report.
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UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential

Wednesday, May 31st 2017, 0:48
related places: Paris

Antonio Guterres was speaking after Donald Trump refused to back the Paris climate accord.
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French Open bans Hamou over attempts to kiss reporter on live TV

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 18:36

Maxime Hamou is condemned for "reprehensible behaviour" during an interview at the French Open.
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'Solution' found for Paris black feminist Nyansapo festival

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 10:18
related places: Paris

The mayor says a clarification has been made after threats to ban event for alleged discrimination.
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France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin

Monday, May 29th 2017, 18:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Paris, Versailles

Despite disagreements, the new French president says his country could work with Russia more.
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Paris mayor may ban black feminist Nyansapo festival

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 22:26

The majority of the events at the Nyansapo Festival will be open only to black women.
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Outrage after General de Gaulle's tomb damaged by vandals

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 14:02

The incident happened on a day commemorating the French Resistance against Nazi Germany.
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Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a 'moment of truth'

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 12:45
related countries: United States United States

France's president says his white-knuckle encounter with the US leader was designed to get respect.
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Climate change: Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 3:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Trump

The US president says he will announce this week if he will pull out of the Paris agreement.
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G7 talks: Trump isolated over Paris climate change deal

Sunday, May 28th 2017, 0:58
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Paris, Trump

Germany called the climate change talks "very unsatisfactory", describing them as "six against one".
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How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion

Friday, May 26th 2017, 23:46
related places: Paris

It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.
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French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 10:24

Islanders on tiny Pacific atoll may have helped themselves to burning boat's illicit cargo.
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Manchester attack: Bataclan survivor's message for Manchester

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 9:58

Father of two Serge Maestracci was at the Bataclan with friends on the night of the 2015 Paris attacks. He has this message of support for the people of Manchester.
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Cyril Hanouna: French host humiliated gay men on live TV

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 16:02

Cyril Hanouna's "homophobic" prank prompts a record number of viewer complaints.
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French ex-envoy Boris Boillon in mystery cash trial

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 10:38
related places: Paris

Ex-ambassador Boris Boillon goes on trial after €350,000 was found in his bags at a Paris station.
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Saturday, May 20th 2017, 13:19

The man's DNA was found on the gun used to kill a police officer on the Champs Elysees, sources say.
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Macron in Mali: France will be 'uncompromising' in fight against terrorists

Friday, May 19th 2017, 12:33
related countries: Mali Mali

The new French leader is visiting French soldiers fighting Islamic militants for more than four years.
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Bernard Tapie loses final appeal in 404m-euro Adidas case

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 14:14

A ruling by France's top appeals court ends the tycoon's 20-year battle over the sale of Adidas.
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Macron cabinet: Women are half of France's new ministers

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 20:21

They include its new defence, sport and labour ministers in a cabinet spanning the political spectrum.
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Maria Sharapova: French Open decides against giving former champion a wildcard

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 20:08

Former champion Maria Sharapova will not play at the French Open as tournament officials decide against giving her a wildcard.
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Chechnya accused of 'gay genocide' in ICC complaint

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 12:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Three French gay rights groups want the International Criminal Court to act before Russia withdraws.
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Party over?

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 0:50

After a crushing defeat in the first round of the French presidential election, can the PS survive?
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Picasso's Seated Woman in Blue Dress sells for $45m

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 0:31

Seated Woman in Blue Dress was rescued from the Nazis by the French Resistance.
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Emmanuel Macron due to name PM on first day as French president

Monday, May 15th 2017, 6:06
related countries: Germany Germany

The new French president is due to name his prime minster as well as travel to key ally Germany.
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A novice rises

Monday, May 15th 2017, 0:58

Alexis Vintray asks whether political novice Emmanuel Macron can transform change-resistant France.
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Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 21:13
related places: Paris

The victor in last week's vote says the world needs France more than ever, as he is inaugurated.
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Macron sworn in as French president

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 11:11

Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore France's global standing, as he was officially inaugurated as the country's youngest president.
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Paris Jackson explains nude Instagram posts

Saturday, May 13th 2017, 21:43

Michael Jackson's daughter says "part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way".
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French bulldog makes bold attempt to skateboard into BBC offices

Friday, May 12th 2017, 11:38

Watch the moment that a skateboarding French bulldog veers away from its owner and heads towards the glass-fronted doors of New Broadcasting House.
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Mapping Macron

Friday, May 12th 2017, 0:14

A sequence of maps showing how France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen.
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France's Macron announces gender equal list of political outsiders

Thursday, May 11th 2017, 18:55

Half of the incoming French president's candidates are women, and only 24 are outgoing MPs.
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IS defector: 'I want to go home'

Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 21:50

Mohammed left France to join so-called Islamic State, but now he wants to go home.
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Climate change: China vows to defend Paris agreement

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 16:23
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Paris

The comments come amid uncertainty over whether the US will withdraw from the Paris agreement.
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Macron election: French ex-PM Manuel Valls wants to join En Marche

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 9:19

He says his own Socialist party is dead and he wants to fight parliamentary elections next month.
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Macron: Behind the scenes with France's new president

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 7:51

A fly on the wall documentary showing Emmanuel Macron during his election victory has been aired.
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France: Paris Gare du Nord train station reopens after security alert

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 1:37

No details have been given about the operation at the Gare du Nord station, one of Europe's busiest.
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Voting from afar

Tuesday, May 9th 2017, 0:03
related countries: Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Off Newfoundland's southern tip, French residents from St Pierre and Miquelon voted from afar.
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Emmanuel Macron: Tough task ahead after victory in France

Monday, May 8th 2017, 19:27

France's president-elect is faced with a divided country and a party with no seats in parliament.
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French election 2017: Meet Brigitte Macron, the new first lady

Monday, May 8th 2017, 15:13

From an unusual love story to the Élysée Palace - what's next for Brigitte Macron?
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Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight 'forces of division'

Monday, May 8th 2017, 14:03

Emmanuel Macron attends his first functions as president-elect after his crushing victory.
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Euro strengthens on Macron win

Monday, May 8th 2017, 12:51

Markets focus on the challenges facing Emmanuel Macron after his election victory.
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Trump shadow hangs over climate talks opening

Monday, May 8th 2017, 9:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Bonn

Climate negotiators meet in Bonn amid concern that the US president could shun the Paris accord.
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Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

Monday, May 8th 2017, 8:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The French collection was incinerated by Australian biosecurity officers due to missing paperwork.
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Emmanuel Macron defeats Le Pen to become French president

Monday, May 8th 2017, 5:38

Voters reject far right Marine Le Pen and choose a youthful former investment banker as new leader.
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French election: What do you do when you lose? Dance

Monday, May 8th 2017, 2:26
related places: Dance

Marine Le Pen may have lost the presidential election, but she was captured on French TV dancing away with her supporters.
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France elections: 'It would have been chaos with Le Pen'

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 23:32

Parisians react to the news that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election.
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Macron v Le Pen election results night... in 120 seconds

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 19:56

There were cheers, boos... and the accidental broadcast of the new president's speech preparations.
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Macron's 'rabbit'

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 18:43

Speculation abounds over the president-elect's pick for prime minister, writes Lucy Williamson.
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Five reasons why Macron won

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 18:07

How was Emmanuel Macron - a man with no electoral experience - able to win the French presidency?
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French election: Turnout sharply down in Le Pen-Macron battle

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 17:42

Security is heavy as the bitter contest between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen concludes.
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Watch live TV coverage of French vote

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 17:34

Reaction following Emmanuel Macron's presidential victory over Marine Le Pen.
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French elections: It's voting time

Sunday, May 7th 2017, 11:05

The two candidates along with French citizens around the world have voted.
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Where's an unpopular president to go?

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 23:09

There's one town at least that'll welcome François Hollande after his term as French president.
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French election: Hollande vows 'response' to Macron hack attack

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 16:35

Fallout from an online data leak continues as France gears up for Sunday's presidential election.
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French election: Emmanuel Macron condemns 'massive' hack attack

Saturday, May 6th 2017, 12:46

The French presidential candidate says files have been leaked to damage him ahead of Sunday's vote.
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French election: Security alerts as campaigning ends

Friday, May 5th 2017, 21:37

Greenpeace activists scale the Eiffel Tower and a suspected radical Islamist is arrested.
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France's disillusioned youth in Paris

Friday, May 5th 2017, 15:12
related places: Paris

Activists protest against France's presidential candidates, blocking access to the Lycée Voltaire.
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Brexit: English language 'losing importance' - EU's Juncker

Friday, May 5th 2017, 14:02
related places: Eu

The EU Commission chief chooses French because English "is losing importance in Europe".
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French election: Macron and Le Pen wrap up tense campaign

Friday, May 5th 2017, 11:55

It is the final day of campaigning for Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron ahead of Sunday's vote.
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A former drug dealer's tips for youths in France's banlieues

Friday, May 5th 2017, 8:20
related places: Lyon

A former drug dealer from a deprived suburb in Lyon gives his tips for youths wanting to escape poverty in France's banlieues.
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Egg thrown at Marine Le Pen on campaign trail in France

Friday, May 5th 2017, 8:07
related places: Bretagne, Dol

The far-right presidential candidate had a near miss as she campaigned on Thursday in Dol-de-Bretagne.
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... and the man who would be president

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 20:18

Emmanuel Macron's unconventional route to political stardom in France.
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French election: Macron takes action over offshore claims

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 19:16

Emmanuel Macron takes legal action over claims that he has a secret bank account in the Caribbean.
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French election: Macron declared 'winner' of final debate

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 8:26

Emmanuel Macron is widely regarded as having the best of a quarrelsome debate with Marine Le Pen.
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French election: 'Unworthy' debate was still great viewing

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 0:43

Our Paris correspondent evaluates the heated final debate in France's presidential race.
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Le Pen and Macron clash in crucial French election debate

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 21:45

The presidential candidates traded insults in a fiery TV debate at the climax of a bitter campaign.
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Why is this election so important?

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 13:45

A quick guide to the French presidential election - said to be the least predictable in decades.
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The economic challenge

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 8:44

France may have a high standard of living but there are some persistent economic problems that will prove a challenge to whoever becomes the next president.
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