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Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme centenary commemoration

Friday, July 1st 2016, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Somme

Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, are at a ceremony in France marking 100 years since the start of the World War One Battle of the Somme.
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Frenchman stabbed by couple shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 10:55

Police are investigating after a French charity worker says he was attacked by an axe and knife by a couple who shouted "Allahu Akbar".
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Somme centenary: Royals attend vigil in France

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 21:28
related places: Somme

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have attended a vigil in France, to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, where Prince Harry gave a reading.
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LIVE: Vigil services on Battle of the Somme centenary

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Somme, Thiepval

Huw Edwards in Thiepval, France, and Kirsty Young in Westminster Abbey, London, host live coverage of vigil services held to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
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Forgotten battle

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Somme, Verdun

Many French soldiers died alongside their British allies at the bloody Battle of the Somme, but the conflict is overshadowed in France by Verdun, says Hugh Schofield.
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EgyptAir crash: Flight data recorder repaired - investigators

Monday, June 27th 2016, 23:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators say.
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French police hit by security breach as data put online

Monday, June 27th 2016, 18:05

Addresses of 112,000 French police officers are uploaded to Google Drive in a security breach a fortnight after two officers were murdered at their home by a jihadist.
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Brexit: Germany rules out informal negotiations

Monday, June 27th 2016, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says there can be no talks on Brexit before the UK formally begins the process of leaving the EU.
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EgyptAir crash: Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry

Monday, June 27th 2016, 16:25
related places: Paris

French prosecutors open a manslaughter investigation into the EgyptAir plane crash last month, saying there is no evidence so far of terrorism.
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Lessons from history

Monday, June 27th 2016, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

As European leaders meet this week to find a way forward from the UK’s decision to leave the EU, James Naughtie surveys the mood in France.
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Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill says France rest time 'incredible'

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Martin O'Neill says France's recovery time from their last game was "incredible" as the hosts end his Ireland team's Euro 2016 hopes.
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Iceland historian Johannesson wins presidential election

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 12:24
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A historian with no experience of public office wins Iceland's presidential election, amid low turnout as many voters were in France for Euro 2016.
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Catch-Up: Wales, Portugal & Poland progress

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 10:09

Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from Saturday at the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
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Euro 2016: Wales and Northern Ireland set for historic last-16 tie in Paris

Friday, June 24th 2016, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales and Northern Ireland bid for their first European Championship quarter-final when they meet in Saturday's last-16 tie.
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EU Brexit referendum: France's Calais seeks border deal changes

Friday, June 24th 2016, 20:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais, Eu

The mayor of Calais wants changes to a deal which allows Britain to carry out immigration checks on the French side of the English Channel, after a UK vote to leave the EU.
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EgyptAir Flight MS804 recorders to go to Paris for repairs

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 21:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Paris

Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft which crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.
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France labour dispute: Dozens arrested in Paris ahead of protest

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 14:33
related places: Paris

At least 85 people were arrested in Paris as protesters gathered for a march against France's labour reforms, police say.
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Highlights, goals and fun from day 13 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 8:12

Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from day 13 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
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France labour dispute: Ban on Paris protest 'lifted'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 12:16
related places: Paris

A French union leader says a ban on a labour reform protest planned for Thursday in Paris is lifted, in an apparent reversal by the government.
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Euro 2016: Russia fan leader Shprygin expelled from France again

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 0:19
related countries: Russia Russia

The French authorities expel controversial Russia fan leader Alexander Shprygin for a second time, after he re-entered the country for Euro 2016.
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Northern Ireland 0-1 Germany

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 20:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Northern Ireland are beaten by world champions Germany but still advance to the last 16 of Euro 2016 after the Czech Republic lose.
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French Shakespearean theatre 'desecrated'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 4:11

A week before its official opening, France's first ever Shakespearean-style theatre has been vandalised.
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Russian fan leader Shprygin back in France at Euro 2016

Monday, June 20th 2016, 21:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian football fan leader Alexander Shprygin has been detained at a Euro 2016 match in France, two days after being expelled from the country, officials say.
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France: mum on trial over baby left on beach to die

Monday, June 20th 2016, 16:59

A woman goes on trial in France on suspicion of leaving her infant daughter on a beach to die on a cold November night.
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France's first Shakespearean-style theatre vandalised

Monday, June 20th 2016, 14:33

France's first ever Shakespearean Globe-style theatre is vandalised just a week before its official opening.
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Switzerland and France go through after 0-0 draw

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 21:54
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland and France play out a Euro 2016 goalless draw which takes the Swiss into the last 16 and sees the French win Group A.
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Police and 'le stress'

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 23:11
related places: Paris

French police are struggling with a triple whammy of terrorism, football hooliganism and labour protests, as the BBC's Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.
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Highlights, goals and fun from 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 9:31

Catch up with all the goals, match highlights, fun moments and more from day 8 of the 2016 Uefa European Championship in France.
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France police killing: Hollande honours couple stabbed by jihadist

Friday, June 17th 2016, 17:44

French President Francois Hollande pays tribute to a police couple murdered this week by a man who pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State.
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France police killing: policeman refuses to shake president's hand

Friday, June 17th 2016, 17:05

As the French president pays tribute to the police force at a ceremony for the police couple murdered by a jihadist, one policeman does not shake his hand.
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Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 19:59
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Marseille

France is to deport the far-right leader of the Russian football supporters' association and 19 of his fellow fans after violence in Marseille.
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EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 12:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Wreckage of the EgyptAir Paris-Cairo flight MS804 has been found in the Mediterranean a month after the crash, Egyptian investigators say.
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Euro 2016 violence: Police arrest 36 amid Lille disorder involving England fans

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 7:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lille

At least 36 people are arrested amid clashes between French police and England fans at the Euro 2016 tournament, ahead of England's match with Wales.
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Euro 2016: England fans clash with French police in Lille

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 2:07
related places: Lille

The BBC's Danny Savage reports from Lille as riot police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds.
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Euro 2016: Russia summons French ambassador after fan violence

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's ambassador to Moscow is summoned to the Russian foreign ministry after Russia sharply criticises French policing at Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016: Police use tear gas against football fans in Lille

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 17:23
related places: Lille

Police in the French city of Lille use tear gas and pepper spray against football fans amid reports of renewed violence at the Euro 2016 tournament.
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French jihadist police killer Abballa 'isolated' after jail

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 10:11

The former girlfriend of police killer Larossi Abballa says he kept his distance and changed his friends after leaving jail last year.
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Euro 2016: Will Russian hooligans attack in Lille?

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 6:49
related countries: Russia Russia

French authorities are on high alert in case of more violence between Russian and English supporters at the European Football Championship.
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France labour dispute: Paris protests descend into violence

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 22:15
related places: Paris

Protests in Paris over a French labour reform bill turn violent, with at least 40 people injured, including 29 police officers, and 58 arrests.
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French jihadist police killer 'obeyed Islamic State order'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 15:51
related places: Paris

The killer of a French police couple at their home near Paris was responding to calls by so-called Islamic State "to kill infidels", police say.
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French jihadist murders police couple at Magnanville

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 13:23

The killing of two French police officials by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is "a terrorist act", says President Hollande.
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Euro 2016: Russia fans deported from France after violent scenes

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 10:51
related countries: Russia Russia

French authorities have started deporting Russia supporters from the country in response to repeated violence at Euro 2016.
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French policeman killed in 'terrorist act'

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 9:54

The attack on a policeman and his partner by a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State is a "terrorist act", France's interior minister says.
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Euro 2016: 150 Russians 'behind' violence

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:44
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

A group of "well-trained" Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say, as six England fans are jailed following disorder.
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French prosecutor: 'Russian hooligans came ready for violence'

Monday, June 13th 2016, 16:21
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Marseille

A French prosecutor says there were around 150 Russian "hooligans" who travelled to Marseille "well-prepared for violence".
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Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fan dies after fall in Nice

Monday, June 13th 2016, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nice

A Northern Ireland fan dies in Nice after falling eight metres onto a beach, French police confirm.
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Euro 2016: French government calls for alcohol ban in match zones

Monday, June 13th 2016, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

The French government urges cities hosting Euro 2016 matches to ban alcohol near venues and fan zones, following several days of clashes involving England fans in Marseille.
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Turkey 0-1 Croatia

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 15:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

Luka Modric's 25-yard volley earns a dominant Croatia victory over Turkey in their opening Euro 2016 fixture in Paris.
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Violence mars England's Euro 2016 opener

Sunday, June 12th 2016, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Marseille

A number of England fans were taken to hospital following a series of clashes between football fans in Marseille before and after England's 1-1 draw with Russia in their opening Euro 2016 fixture.
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Air France: Pilots' strike hits Euro 2016

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 22:20

The French national airline, Air France, asks passengers to check their flight status before travelling, as a pilots' strike coinciding with Euro 2016 causes it to cancel flights.
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Euro 2016: Dramatic late win for France

Friday, June 10th 2016, 21:36
related countries: Romania Romania

Dimitri Payet scores a stunning late winner to give hosts France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the first game of Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016: France kick off tournament amid security, strike and weather fears

Friday, June 10th 2016, 16:27
related countries: Romania Romania

Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday when hosts France face Group A opponents Romania at the Stade de France, amid unprecedented security.
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France Euro 2016: Hollande warns unions against disrupting tournament

Friday, June 10th 2016, 10:55

French President Francois Hollande warns against attempts to disrupt Euro 2016 with strike action, as the football tournament prepares for its opening match.
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Tribes of Paris

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 23:54
related places: Paris

In most cities, different neighbourhoods have a different character and those who live in them can develop tribal loyalties. Hugh Schofield explains how it works in Paris.
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Louis Saha: 'France still failing minorities'

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 23:39

Former France and Premier League footballer Louis Saha says France is behind other countries in tackling racism.
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Euro 2016: Extra police deployed across France

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 21:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday amid tight security, and half a million British football fans will be going to France over the next few weeks.
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Paris attacks: Mohamed Abrini to be extradited to France

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 17:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

A Belgian court approves the extradition to France of Mohamed Abrini, a key suspect in the Paris and Brussels attacks.
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Journey's end

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 1:04

The BBC's Richard Galpin in northern France reports on the determinations of migrants to cross the English channel in search of a new life.
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All you need to know

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 23:02

The 15th European Championship finals will be contested by 24 teams in France. Here's everything you need to know.
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Storms and heavy rain batter Europe

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 18:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Stormy weather continues to batter parts of Europe as floodwaters recede in France and Germany.
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Bins overflow in new French strike

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 17:48
related places: Paris

With two days to go before the start of the Euro 2016 tournament, Paris and other French cities are hit by a bin strike.
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UN 'sex abuse' whistleblower resigns

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 14:50
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

A UN whistleblower who alleged child sex abuse by French troops in the Central African Republic resigns, citing the "impunity" of those responsible.
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French cardinal questioned by police

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:54
related places: Lyon

The Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, is questioned by police over claims he failed to act on paedophile allegations.
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France releases terror alert phone app

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:17

The French government has released a mobile phone app that it says will help spread more reliable information during a terror attack.
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VIDEO: France police hold Euro 2016 security drills

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 7:17

Security forces across France have been holding drills to check preparedness in case of a terror attack, as Gavin Lee reports.
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Ex-trader Kerviel wins unfair dismissal

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 13:52

A French labour court rules that the Societe Generale bank unfairly dismissed ex-trader Jerome Kerviel, who lost it €4.9bn in unauthorised trades.
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French PM sets up flood emergency fund

Monday, June 6th 2016, 9:07
related places: Paris

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces emergency help for those who "lost everything" in floods that have caused havoc in Paris and elsewhere.
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Djokovic beats Murray in French final

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 16:17

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.
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Shots fired at tourist bus in France

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 12:43
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Six people are hurt as shots are fired at a bus carrying Czech tourists in south-east France, police say.
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'We French do love to demonstrate'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 0:09

The French love their protests: Why?
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VIDEO: Inventor shows off 'two-minute' hoverboard

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 21:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

Canadian inventor Alexandru Duru has been showcasing the hoverboard he designed and built to audiences in Paris.
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Muguruza upsets Williams to win title

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Garbine Muguruza beats world number one Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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Murray & Djokovic seek first Paris win

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 13:02
related places: Paris

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic meet in Sunday's French Open final - with both men seeking their first title in Paris.
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Paris river levels begin dropping

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:38
related places: Paris

The levels of the River Seine in Paris start dropping slightly after reaching a 34-year high on Friday, but the city remains on alert.
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Paris river swells to 30-year high

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 3:34
related places: Paris

Parts of the metro, famous galleries and landmarks in Paris remain closed as the flood-hit Seine rises to its highest level for more than 30 years.
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French fan's cockerel gets Euro-16 ban

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 22:23

A cockerel named Balthazar, the unofficial French football mascot, has been banned from matches at the Euro-16 championships in France.
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VIDEO: France floods: 'Water has reached upstairs'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 18:21
related places: Nemours, Paris

Lamorna Hooker describes how flooding is affecting the area around Nemours, some 55 miles south of Paris.
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Israel-Palestinian solution 'in danger'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 17:00
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Hopes of a "two-state solution" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in "serious danger", France's foreign minister tells a Paris peace conference.
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Paris river 'rising beyond six metres'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 14:31
related places: Paris

The city of Paris is on high alert, with floodwaters on the River Seine due to peak in the coming hours and heavy rain continuing to sweep across Europe.
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Louvre to close as France floods worsen

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:23

The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday to allow works to be evacuated amid worsening floods.
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Syria aid drops by air 'not imminent'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 13:49
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior UN official warns air drops of aid to Syrians are not imminent, despite calls for such action by the US, UK and France.
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Threat to French air travel eases

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 9:47
related places: Paris

Threats of French air traffic disruption this weekend have been lifted, ministers say, although a rail strike is still halving services.
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Five dead in Germany and France floods

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 6:26
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

At least five people are dead and dozens of towns are inundated by flooding across France and Germany, authorities say.
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French detect EgyptAir black box signal

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 15:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

French investigators confirm that signals from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month have been detected.
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'Guggenheim of wine' opens in France

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:50
related places: Bordeaux

A shimmering "shrine to wine" opens in Bordeaux, with hopes the new museum and tasting centre will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.
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Strike brings rail misery to France

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 8:12

An open-ended rail strike is under way in France, with many services cancelled, just nine days before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off.
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US warns of Europe terror threat

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
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French leader digs in as strike begins

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 19:41

President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action begins on the railways.
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