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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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No survivors from Alps plane crash

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 22:53
related places: Digne

A Germanwings plane carrying 150 people crashes in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, with no survivors.
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VIDEO: German town mourns plane crash students

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 22:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Haltern

A memorial mass for students and teachers on a plane that crashed in the French Alps has been taking place in the German town of Haltern, as Katya Adler reports.
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VIDEO: Last moments of Germanwings plane

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 17:28

Germanwings flight 4U 9525 carrying 150 people has crashed in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Richard Westcott explains what we know so far.
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VIDEO: Merkel: 'Time of great sorrow'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:18
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that it is a "time of great sorrow" after a Germanwings airliner crashed in the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Car curbing to fight Paris smog

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 21:50
related places: Paris

Paris has imposed drastic measures on drivers to cut pollution and according to the city authorities, they are working.
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Paris curbs cars to fight pollution

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:40
related places: Paris

The French authorities introduce measures to combat a sharp increase in pollution affecting Paris and other cities in northern France.
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French conservatives edge far right

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:13

France's centre-right UMP party and its allies have come first in the first round of local elections, according to official results.
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VIDEO: French right hold off far-right vote

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:31

France's centre-right UMP party and its allies have taken first place in the first round of local elections, partial results show.
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Irish win Women's Six Nations title

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 14:50
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland crush Scotland 73-3 to secure the Women's Six Nations Championship on points difference from France.
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England 55-35 France

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:46

England come up just short of the 26-point margin needed to win the Six Nations in a 55-35 win over France at Twickenham.
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France polls: A step closer to power for the National Front?

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 9:16

National Front gains are changing France's political landscape
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Six Nations title fight - who needs to do what?

Friday, March 20th 2015, 23:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

As England, Ireland, Wales and France battle for the Six Nations title this weekend, BBC Sport assess their chances.
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Madrid derby in Champions League

Friday, March 20th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Holders Real Madrid will meet Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Barcelona face Paris St-Germain.
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England bring Parling in for decider

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lock Geoff Parling will start England's Six Nations finale against France on Saturday with Dave Attwood dropping out.
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France - the Saharan policeman

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 7:52

On patrol with French forces combating Islamist expansion
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Dieudonne guilty of condoning terror

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 15:40
related places: Dieudonne, Paris

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne is found guilty of condoning terrorism over a Facebook comment about January's Paris attacks.
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French crash victims to be flown home

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The bodies of eight French nationals, including three sports stars, who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina are to be repatriated.
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VIDEO: Dating site sued for promoting adultery

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 6:38

An internet dating site for married people is taken to court in France, accused of promoting adultery.
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Cookson fury at Armstrong Tour plan

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:10

Cycling boss Brian Cookson says Lance Armstrong's plan to join a charity ride at this year's Tour de France is "disrespectful".
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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VIDEO: Tackling extremism in French prisons

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 6:38

The French government is pushing forward a series of measures designed to counter Islamic extremism in the country's prisons.
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French government orders site block

Monday, March 16th 2015, 18:35

The French authorities have used new powers to block five websites, which they claim condone terrorism, without a court order.
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Ibrahimovic sorry after outburst

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:59
related places: Paris

Paris-St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises after saying France 'does not deserve' his club.
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French police trial for teen deaths

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:43

Two French police officers appear in court accused of failing to help two boys whose deaths prompted weeks of rioting in 2005.
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Cement mega-merger deal in doubt

Monday, March 16th 2015, 8:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Lafarge

A deal to create the world's largest cement maker is in jeopardy after Swiss firm Holcim says merger terms with French rival Lafarge are untenable.
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VIDEO: Shop re-opens after Hebdo attack

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 14:44
related places: Paris

The Jewish supermarket in Paris where a gunman held a number of hostages following the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine re-opens.
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Paris attack supermarket reopens

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 12:58

A Paris Jewish supermarket reopens two months after a gunman, linked to militants who had attacked a satirical weekly, shot four people there.
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Asterix cartoon helps Hebdo victims

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 10:54
related places: Paris

A 1971 Asterix cartoon sells for £100,000 at auction in Paris, with proceeds going to the families of victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
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French prosecutor seeks HSBC trial

Friday, March 13th 2015, 15:16
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The French financial prosecutor's office demands that HSBC's Swiss private bank face a criminal trial for tax evasion.
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Yoplait exposes French yogurt cartel

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 17:43

French authorities fine 11 of the country's top yogurt makers for engaging in a price-fixing cartel, which was revealed by Yoplait.
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Porte clinches Paris-Nice stage win

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Paris

Australian Richie Porte wins stage four of the Paris-Nice just ahead of fellow Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas.
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France investigates IS killing video

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 16:17

France investigates an IS video featuring a French-speaking man said to be related to Mohammed Merah, who carried out attacks in Toulouse in 2012.
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France wins Waterloo coin battle

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 16:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Waterloo

Belgium withdraws a design for a €2 coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, heading off a potential spat with its French neighbour.
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'I had Chelsea babies around me'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 9:14

Chelsea's players acted like "babies" during Zlatan Ibrahimovic's sending off, the Paris St-Germain striker says.
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Chelsea 2-2 Paris St-Germain (aet)

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 22:40

Chelsea are dramatically eliminated from the Champions League as 10-man Paris St-Germain reach the quarter-finals.
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Motorway thieves steal French jewels

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 12:44

Armed thieves seize a reported €9m (£6m) worth of jewels from two high-security lorries at a motorway toll booth in central France.
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Argentine crash pilot 'experienced'

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 12:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A pilot involved in a helicopter crash in Argentina that killed eight French nationals, including sports stars, was reportedly "vastly experienced".
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Diesel car 'demonisation' condemned

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 11:01
related places: Paris

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders launches a campaign to counter the 'demonisation' of diesel vehicles following Paris's plan to ban the cars.
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France stunned by Argentina crash

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 17:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Prosecutors in France open an investigation after eight French nationals, including three sports stars, die in a helicopter crash in Argentina.
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Le Pen party faces EU fraud claims

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 17:22
related places: Eu

The European Parliament calls in the EU's anti-fraud squad over possible financial irregularities committed by France's National Front.
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Greipel sprints to Paris-Nice stage

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 16:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Germany's Andre Greipel sprints to the second stage of Paris-Nice as a late break - featuring Geraint Thomas - is reeled in.
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India remembers World War One dead

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 15:07
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Events are being held to remember thousands of Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in a key battle in France in World War One.
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EU grants France deficit extension

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 13:05

European Union finance ministers grant France an extra two years to bring its budget deficit below 3% of GDP, the third such extension since 2009.
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Romania makes German diplomacy gaffe

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 12:22
related countries: Germany Germany, Romania Romania

The Romanian Foreign Ministry apologises for giving Germany's top diplomat a booklet marking bilateral relations which showed a map of France in the colours of the German flag.
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Tourists sent on 1,200km GPS detour

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Spain Spain

A GPS navigation error sends a tour group of Belgian skiers to the Spanish border instead of the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Ex-hostage on 'fragile' jihadis

Monday, March 9th 2015, 21:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French journalist, Nicolas Henin, who was held hostage for 10 months in Syria by the British militant known as "Jihadi John" describes his captors as "fragile" jihadis.
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New arrests over Paris attacks

Monday, March 9th 2015, 18:30
related places: Paris

French police detain four people over the Islamist attacks in Paris on a satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket in which 17 people died.
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French Jews question their future

Monday, March 9th 2015, 1:33
related places: Many

Many French Jews feel betrayed by response to anti-Semitism
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France holds back the anti-smacking tide

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 0:56

France refuses to be taught a lesson on smacking
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Alps murders motorcyclist ruled out

Friday, March 6th 2015, 14:10

A motorcyclist who was being sought over the murders of four members of a Surrey family in the French Alps is ruled out of the investigation.
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Nepotism row over French arts job

Friday, March 6th 2015, 2:51

Nepotism row over top French arts job
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VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 12:15

A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.
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'Celtic prince tomb' found in France

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:43
related places: Champagne, Lavau

An "exceptional" tomb from the 5th Century BC likely to be that of a Celtic prince is unearthed on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region.
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France seeks 1982 attack arrests

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 12:42
related places: Paris, Rosiers, Rue

A judge in France issues arrest warrants for three people suspected of being behind a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Rue des Rosiers in Paris.
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France 'breaks Europe smacking pact'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:19
related places: Eu

Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
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New wave of Paris drone alerts

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 9:41
related places: Paris

Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
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Paris journalist fined over drone

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:55
related places: Paris

An Al Jazeera journalist is fined €1,000 (£725;$1,120) for flying a drone in Paris in the midst of a security alert sparked by unexplained drone sightings.
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Pape fails in suspension appeal

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

France lock Pascal Pape fails in his bid to overturn a 10-week suspension for kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip in the back.
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French families fight shipwreck case

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:13

Eleven years after the deaths of five sailors in the mysterious sinking of a French trawler, their families have launched a final appeal in court.
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VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 23:52
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
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France 'rebuked over smacking'

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 18:50

Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.
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Thieves raid museum in French palace

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:05
related countries: China China

Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau palace in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.
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Tintin items up for auction in Paris

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:38
related places: Paris

Hundreds of storyboards, drawings and books by Tintin creator Georges Remi - better known as Herge - are to go under the hammer in Paris.
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Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 15:12
related places: Paris

An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".
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Nadal reaches Argentina Open final

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 8:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Rafael Nadal reaches his first final since winning the French Open last June after beating Carlos Berlocq at the Argentina Open.
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France 13-20 Wales

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 18:40
related places: Paris

Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
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Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 16:55
related places: Paris

Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
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Stolen Picasso returned to France

Friday, February 27th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

A Picasso painting smuggled into the US last December, disguised as a Christmas parcel, is being returned to its home in France.
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Airbus reports big rise in profits

Friday, February 27th 2015, 11:31

French aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
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Paris gunman video 'shows killings'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:00
related places: Paris

Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a report says.
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Paris drone journalist to face court

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:35
related places: Paris

An Al-Jazeera journalist is to appear in a French court accused of flying a drone illegally over Paris as mystery continues over night-time drone flights.
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Al-Jazeera arrests over Paris drone

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 22:38
related places: Bois, Boulogne, Paris

Three journalists for the Qatar-based channel Al-Jazeera are arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.
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Paris night drone mystery deepens

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:36
related places: Paris

Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.
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French appeal to kidnappers in Yemen

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:45
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

The French foreign minister urges the release of a Frenchwoman kidnapped along with her interpreter in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
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Europe's young Jews face security fears

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 0:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen, Paris

Security fears after Paris and Copenhagen attacks
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French woman kidnapped in Yemen

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A French woman working for an international organisation has been kidnapped in Yemen, the French foreign ministry says.
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Paris targeted in night drone mystery

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 14:46
related places: Paris

Drones are seen flying over several sensitive landmarks in Paris in a night-time mystery that French police say is being taken seriously.
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North one of four Wales changes

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.
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Hollande seeks tough race hate laws

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 1:44

French President Francois Hollande lays out proposals to strengthen laws on anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate crimes.
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France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Syria Syria

France for the first time confiscates the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
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Chelsea fan sorry over Paris incident

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 22:21
related places: Paris

An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan apologises for his part in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro - but denies he is a racist.
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