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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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DSK's bizarre pimping trial

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 1:16

Strauss-Kahn trial raises questions about French justice
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Images released of Paris Chelsea fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 21:31

Images of three men sought in connection with an incident of alleged racism by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro on Tuesday are released.
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Chelsea suspend two more fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 19:18

Chelsea suspend two more people from attending Stamford Bridge after investigations into racism on the Paris Metro.
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Strauss-Kahn pimping trial closes

Friday, February 20th 2015, 18:56

The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ends in France, with a judge declaring he will deliver his verdict on 12 June.
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Paris racism 'pathetic and dreadful'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:18

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the racist incident involving Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro was "pathetic and dreadful".
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Mourinho 'ashamed' of racist fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:40
related places: Paris

Jose Mourinho is "ashamed" of the Chelsea fans who prevented a black man from boarding a Paris train on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Paris racism victim speaks out

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:54

A French man who was pushed off a Paris Metro train by Chelsea fans chanting racist songs has been speaking about the experience.
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Chelsea suspends Paris Metro trio

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 20:01

Chelsea Football Club suspends three people from its ground after fans of the club appeared to stop a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.
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France PM wins confidence vote

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 20:00

France's Socialist government survives a parliamentary confidence vote over a controversial set of free market economic reforms.
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Punish them, says Paris Metro victim

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 13:00

A man prevented from boarding a Paris Metro train by Chelsea football fans chanting racist slogans calls for their punishment in an interview.
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French inflation turns negative

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:33

Inflation in France, the eurozone's second-biggest economy, turned negative in January, adding to worries over deflation in the eurozone.
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Charges over Jewish grave vandalism

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:06

Five teenagers are charged in France with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves with what prosecutors describe as a clear "anti-Semitic motive".
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French political rhetoric ups ante

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:43

How controversial comments are upping the political ante
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Armstrong admits driving charge

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aspen

US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won and was then stripped of seven Tour de France titles, pleads guilty to careless driving in the ski resort of Aspen.
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VIDEO: Video of Chelsea fans sparks outrage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK police are examining footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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UK police examine Chelsea fans video

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK officers are to examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, the Met Police says.
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VIDEO: Sun 'could be biggest power source'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 13:40
related places: Paris

The Sun could become the world's biggest source of electricity by the middle of this century - a bold prediction from the respected International Energy Association in Paris.
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France PM pushes key reforms through

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 12:15

French PM Manuel Valls uses an emergency procedure to push through key labour market reforms without a vote by MPs.
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VIDEO: Chelsea fans' racist abuse on Paris Metro

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:57
related places: Paris

Footage has emerged which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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Chelsea fans in Paris Metro incident

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:39
related places: Paris

Footage emerges appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, ahead of a Champions League match.
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Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Chelsea

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 22:21

Chelsea withstand waves of Paris St-Germain attacks to claim a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
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French economy bill passed by decree

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 17:49

France's Socialist government pushes through a key economic bill by decree, in a move that could trigger a no-confidence vote.
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Acquit Strauss-Kahn, says prosecutor

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 15:56
related places: Lille

The former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, should be acquitted of pimping charges due to insufficient evidence, says French prosecutor.
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VIDEO: Frank Leboeuf: From football to film

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:40

The former Chelsea and France footballer, Frank Leboeuf, has become the first person to win the World Cup and have a role in a film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
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10 Hours of Walking in Paris as a Jew

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 2:49
related places: Paris

Walking through Paris wearing a Jewish skullcap
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French PM Valls urges Jews to stay

Monday, February 16th 2015, 15:05
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Prime Minister Manuel Valls urges Jews to stay in France, amid shock at vandalism of Jewish graves and an attack on a Danish synagogue.
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Gigi star Louis Jourdan dies at 93

Monday, February 16th 2015, 11:20

Louis Jourdan, the French film star known for roles in Gigi and Octopussy, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 93.
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Jewish graves vandalised in France

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 21:22

Hundreds of Jewish graves are desecrated at a cemetery in eastern France, an act condemned by French officials.
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Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 18:11

French striker Olivier Giroud scores two as holders Arsenal move past Middlesbrough and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
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Gunman hits Danish blasphemy seminar

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

One person dies after shots are fired at a Copenhagen cafe where a controversial cartoonist was attending a free speech debate.
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Ireland 18-11 France

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 20:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Five penalties from fit-again fly-half Johnny Sexton help defending Six Nations champions Ireland to victory at home to France.
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Sexton 'fine' after Ireland victory

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 19:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jonathan Sexton says he suffered no ill-effects despite taking another bang to his head in Ireland's win over France.
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Events throw Hollande a lifebuoy

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 5:50

Events lift France's Hollande out of downward spiral
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UN agrees draft text for Paris

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:20
related places: Paris

UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a draft text for a new climate agreement to be discussed in Paris in December.
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EU 'needs stricter border checks'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:47
related places: Paris

European Union leaders call for stricter checks on travellers entering the passport-free Schengen area, in response to last month's Paris attacks.
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France wins Egypt combat jet deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.
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Ukraine talks last through the night

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 6:42
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Urgent talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine - brokered by Germany and France - last all night in Minsk, as fighting rages in the east.
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China's Fosun finally wins Club Med

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 23:59
related countries: China China

The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.
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Strauss-Kahn angry with focus on sex

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 19:40

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells his pimping trial in France that he is annoyed with persistent questions about his sexual preferences.
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Romanian envoy fired over rude email

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Paris

The Romanian Foreign Ministry says a diplomat has been fired after its Paris embassy sent out invitations to a reception containing rude remarks about the guests.
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MEPs back EU anti-terror measures

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 14:23
related places: Eu, Paris

The European Parliament calls for greater sharing of information among security forces to combat terrorism, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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Western powers close Yemen embassies

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country.
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Strauss-Kahn: Orgies were rare

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 14:49

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who denies pimping charges over sex parties, tells a French court he only took part in a few such evenings.
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VIDEO: Payout over French baby mix-up

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 13:57

Two French families whose babies were swapped at birth 20 years ago win more than two million euros in compensation.
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Damages for France baby mix-up

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 12:25

The families of two French girls accidentally switched at birth 20 years ago are awarded nearly €2m (£1.5m) in damages.
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French Socialists fend off far right

Monday, February 9th 2015, 1:00

The ruling French Socialist party narrowly beats the far-right National Front at a by-election seen as a test of President Hollande's popularity.
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Four-way Ukraine summit planned

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they aim to meet in Minsk on Wednesday to discuss a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.
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Scots did not get breaks - Cotter

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 22:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Vern Cotter feels fortune favoured France as Scotland lose in Paris on the opening weekend of the Six Nations.
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VIDEO: Gauguin's record sale - in 45 seconds

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 14:48

A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300m (£197m), making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
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Painting sale sets $300m record

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 13:15

A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
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VIDEO: Forgotten Ferrari sold for nearly $16m

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 5:18
related places: Paris

A rare Ferrari sports car found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of magazines has been sold for nearly $16m at an auction in Paris.
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Rare Ferrari sells for 14m euros

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 3:43

A rare Ferrari sports car that was found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines sells for 14.2m euros at auction.
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Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 0:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany held "constructive and substantive" talks in Moscow on ending the conflict in Ukraine, diplomats say.
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Ibrahimovic 'abuses referees in English'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 17:49
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lyon

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic abuses French referees in either English or Italian, claims Lyon coach Hubert Fournier.
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Action films restricted in Paris

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:03
related places: Paris

The filming of action sequences has been restricted by authorities in Paris following last month's attacks in the French capital.
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New Ukraine peace push launched

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 21:30
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The French and German leaders make an unscheduled visit to Ukraine to discuss a new peace plan with President Petro Poroshenko,
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Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.
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VIDEO: The vintage cars found at a French castle

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 7:36
related places: Paris

Around 60 vintage cars that were discovered at a remote French castle have gone on show in Paris, ahead of an auction on Friday.
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French prisons fertile ground for Islamists

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 0:14

French prisons are fertile ground for extremists
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French comic condemns Paris attacks

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 19:34

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala condemns the Paris attack in a trial in which he faces charges of condoning terrorism.
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VIDEO: Has PM's first week changed Greece?

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 11:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Greece Greece
related places: Brussels, Paris

Greece's new prime minister completes his first tour of Europe on Wednesday, meeting the head of the European Commission in Brussels and the French President in Paris.
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French soldiers hurt in knife attack

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:21
related places: Nice

Three French soldiers on an anti-terror patrol have been attacked by a man wielding a knife outside a Jewish community centre in Nice.
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DSK trial hears of sex parties

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:09

A former prostitute takes the stand at the pimping trial of former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn, describing "classy" lunchtime sex parties.
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Outrage at French 'no Jews' job ad

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:45

An advert for a job in graphic design in France is withdrawn after complaints about a clause stipulating "not Jewish".
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French police arrest terror suspects

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 11:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Lyon, Paris

Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.
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'Death threats' over French reform

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 20:12

France's Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, says he has received death threats over his attempts to reform the legal profession.
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Strauss-Kahn pimping trial begins

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:28

The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of procuring women for sex parties opens in France.
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VIDEO: Secrets of ancient scrolls unlocked

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:39
related places: Roman

Scientists in France have a found a way to look inside fragile charred scrolls from the ancient Roman library in Herculaneum.
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Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:02
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, as he heads for London and talks with Chancellor George Osborne.
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'Lance should get back Tour titles'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 13:29

Lance Armstrong should get back his seven Tour de France titles, according to former rider Scott Mercier.
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'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:39

French government's extremism message mocked
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VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack 'hero'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 4:44
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.
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Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

Friday, January 30th 2015, 1:01

French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
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Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.
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'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:52
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.
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AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:48

More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
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Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 5:55
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
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France releases anti-jihadist video

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 21:05

The French government hits back in the fight against home-gown jihadists by releasing an anti-extremism online video.
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Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.
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Court bans child being named Nutella

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:59

A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
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Bettencourt exploitation trial opens

Monday, January 26th 2015, 17:10
related places: Bordeaux

A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide
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