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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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Clashes erupt at Paris Gaza protest

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Large crowds of protesters in Paris clash with police at a banned pro-Palestinian rally against Israeli military action in Gaza.
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Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

Friday, July 18th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.
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Nibali wins stage to extend Tour lead

Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:25
related places: Chamrousse, Saint-Etienne

Vincenzo Nibali races away from his rivals on the summit finish at Chamrousse as Team Sky's Richie Porte drops to 16th.
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French high-speed train crashes

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 18:14

A French high-speed TGV train collides with a regional express in south-western France injuring several people.
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French leader in West Africa tour

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 10:51

The French president begins a three-day visit to West Africa, likely to be dominated by security and fostering economic ties, in Ivory Coast.
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Blogger fined for restaurant review

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 17:15

A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.
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Gallopin wins stage 11 of Tour

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 16:03
related places: Besancon, Oyonnax

Tony Gallopin wins stage 11 of the Tour de France from Besancon to Oyonnax as Vincenzo Nibali retains the yellow jersey.
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Rightist jailed for 'racist' image

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 12:43

An ex-member of France's far-right National Front is jailed for posting a picture on Facebook comparing France's justice minister to a chimpanzee.
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Merkel, Hollande sites hit by abuse

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 11:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian internet users are being blamed for deluging the social networking sites of the German chancellor and the French president with abuse.
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The new sign on French menus

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 23:12

The new sign on French menus - what does it mean?
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VIDEO: Bastille Day fireworks light up Paris

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 1:13
related places: Paris

Fireworks have lit up the Paris skyline as the country marked its annual Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison which helped spark the French Revolution.
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Contador pulls out of Tour de France

Monday, July 14th 2014, 16:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Alberto Contador of Spain pulls out of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 to reclaim the yellow jersey.
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France sets up anti-Islamist force

Monday, July 14th 2014, 14:23

France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.
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Cheryl Cole reveals secret marriage

Monday, July 14th 2014, 1:33

Pop star Cheryl Cole reveals she married French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in secret earlier this month.
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Are 4bn watching the Tour de France?

Monday, July 14th 2014, 0:26
related places: Le Tour

Do four billion people really watch Le Tour?
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Martin takes stage nine solo Tour win

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Tony Martin wins stage nine of the Tour de France as Tony Gallopin takes the overall race lead from Vicenzo Nibali.
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Kadri wins stage eight summit finish

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:27

Blel Kadri takes a dramatic summit-finish victory on stage eight of the Tour de France after being involved in a breakaway.
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The World Cup France always wins

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 0:15

The World Cup that France always wins
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Froome has fractured wrist and hand

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:27

Scans show Chris Froome suffered a fractured wrist and hand in the falls that forced him to withdraw from the Tour de France.
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Trentin wins Tour de France stage seven

Friday, July 11th 2014, 16:32

Matteo Trentin wins stage seven of the Tour de France 2014 as Vincenzo Nibali retains the leader's yellow jersey.
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Baby found in French bottle bin

Friday, July 11th 2014, 12:58
related places: Rouvroy

A search is under way for the mother after a newborn baby girl is found abandoned in a bin for recycling bottles in the northern French town of Rouvroy.
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Greipel wins Tour de France stage six

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 16:33

Andre Greipel wins stage six of the Tour de France 2014, ahead of Alexander Kristoff and Samuel Dumoulin.
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Nasri signs five-year Man City deal

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 15:41

French midfielder Samir Nasri signs a five-year deal to extend his stay with Premier League champions Manchester City.
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Frozen climber found after 32 years

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 10:38

Mountain climbers discover the frozen body of a young climber who disappeared 32 years ago in the French Alps, French media say.
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Lloris signs new five-year Spurs deal

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 8:08

Tottenham's France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris signs a five-year contract extension with the Premier League club.
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Froome pulls out of Tour after fall

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:37

Defending champion Chris Froome pulls out of the Tour de France after crashing twice on stage five in wet conditions.
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Nibali in charge after fifth stage

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:05

Vincenzo Nibali takes his advantage to 2 minutes 37 seconds over rival Alberto Contador after the Tour de France's fifth stage.
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France eyes anti-terror travel ban

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.
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Vatican overhauls scandal-hit bank

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:59

The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of extensive reforms to the Church's central government.
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EU leaders to push for Ukraine truce

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 10:10
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

The leaders of France and Germany are to press Ukraine's president to agree to a new truce in eastern Ukraine when they speak by phone on Wednesday.
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Froome gets all-clear after Tour crash

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 20:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome is given the all-clear after a crash during the fourth stage of the race.
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Kittel claims third Tour stage win

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 15:52
related places: Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

Marcel Kittel wins stage four of the Tour de France 2014 - the 163.5km from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole.
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US gives Venezuela stolen Matisse

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:39
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

A painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, stolen more than a decade ago, is handed back to Venezuela by the United States.
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Cavendish angry over crash claim

Monday, July 7th 2014, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Mark Cavendish considers legal action after Tour de France rider Alexander Kristoff claims he "crashed on purpose".
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Tour will return to Britain - Prudhomme

Monday, July 7th 2014, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Race director Christian Prudhomme is keen to bring the Tour de France back to Britain after a successful Grand Depart.
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Kittel wins Tour de France third stage

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:18
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge, London

Germany's Marcel Kittel heads a late sprint to win the third stage of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London.
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Tour de France riders reach Essex

Monday, July 7th 2014, 12:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge, London

The final English leg of the Tour de France is under way with nearly 200 cyclists competing along the 96-mile (155km) route from Cambridge to London.
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McDowell retains French Open title

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 17:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell successfully defends his French Open title after Kevin Stadler let slip a four-shot lead.
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Italian Nibali wins stage two of Tour

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 16:06
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian champion Vincenzo Nibali launches a late attack to win a thrilling stage two of the Tour de France from York to Sheffield.
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Tour watched by 2.5m in Yorkshire

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 16:04

The second stage of the Tour de France finishes in Sheffield with 2.5m people having lined the route over two days.
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Cavendish out of Tour after crash

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 8:32

Mark Cavendish is out of the Tour de France after dislocating his shoulder in a crash on stage one in Yorkshire.
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First Yorkshire Tour stage ends

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 19:13

Germany's Marcel Kittel wins the first stage of the 101st Tour de France in Harrogate but Britain's Mark Cavendish crashes yards from the end.
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Cavendish falls as Kittel wins opener

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 18:49

Mark Cavendish dislocates his shoulder in a crash on stage one of the Tour de France in Yorkshire as Marcel Kittel wins.
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Tributes to stabbed French teacher

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 15:41

Children and parents return to a primary school in southern France to pay tribute to a teacher stabbed to death by a parent in front of pupils.
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UK economy 'to beat France by 2020'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's economy is set to overtake France by 2020 to become the second largest in Europe, consultancy firm PwC forecasts.
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Yorkshire sends off Tour de France

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 11:10

Thousands of cycling fans gather in Yorkshire as Chris Froome begins his defence of the Tour de France in Leeds.
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What the Tour riders might not see

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Things the Tour de France cyclists will probably miss on UK route
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France 0-1 Germany

Friday, July 4th 2014, 18:46

Germany progress to a record fourth successive World Cup semi-final as Mats Hummels' header knocks out France.
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VIDEO: French teacher 'stabbed by parent'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 17:10
related places: Albi

A primary school teacher in the southern French town of Albi has been stabbed to death in front of her class by a pupil's mother, police say.
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French teacher 'stabbed by parent'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:46

A primary school teacher in the southern French town of Albi has been stabbed to death in front of her class by a pupil's mother, police say.
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Germany downplay illness concerns

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:59

Joachim Low expects to have a strong squad to choose from for Germany's quarter-final against France despite illness in the camp.
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France steps up airport security

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

France has become the latest country to increase airport security in line with a US request to enhance screening for flights to America.
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French firm wins 7-year DLR contract

Friday, July 4th 2014, 7:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

French transport group Keolis has been awarded a new franchise to operate London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) from December 2014.
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Flags out for France-Germany fixture

Friday, July 4th 2014, 0:54

France-Germany fixture stokes old rivalry
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Opening ceremony launches Tour

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 20:45

Participants in the Tour de France parade through the centre of Leeds before taking part in the opening ceremony.
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Contador my main threat - Froome

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 21:14
related countries: Spain Spain

Britain's Chris Froome believes Spain's Alberto Contador is his biggest threat in this year's Tour de France.
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Hopes rise for new Ukraine ceasefire

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 21:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have agreed on steps aimed at ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
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Sarkozy: Case against me 'political'

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:20

Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy says the French judiciary is "being used for political ends", as he is formally investigated for influence peddling.
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Sarkozy placed under investigation

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 12:55

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy is placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling, after a day of police questioning.
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South Africa's Impey fails drugs test

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 11:11

Daryl Impey, who briefly led the Tour de France last year, is suspended by his team after failing a drugs test.
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French police disband migrant camps

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Police in the French port of Calais clear makeshift camps occupied by migrants from Africa and the Middle East who are trying to get to Britain.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy placed under investigation

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 5:16

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling.
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VIDEO: French full veil ban upheld by court

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:50

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban in France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil - the niqab.
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Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:08

The homespun tailors sewing knickers for a French lingerie label
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Sarkozy held over influence claims

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 21:43

Nicolas Sarkozy is detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling - unprecedented for a former French president - and his lawyer is charged.
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Court upholds French full veil ban

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 11:45

The European Court of Human Rights upholds France's ban on wearing the Muslim full-face veil or niqab.
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France 2-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 30th 2014, 21:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as second-half goals knock out Nigeria in Brasilia.
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Ukraine and Russia to work on truce

Monday, June 30th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia agree to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says.
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Russians get French warship training

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:18
related countries: Russia Russia

A group of 400 Russian sailors arrives in France for training aboard one of two warships being sold to their country despite international criticism.
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Nigeria bonuses not an issue - Mikel

Monday, June 30th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

John Mikel Obi says Nigeria's bonus row "wasn't a major issue" and will not affect the team in Monday's last-16 game against France.
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More Ukraine talks amid clashes

Monday, June 30th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.
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India launches five satellites

Monday, June 30th 2014, 5:40
related countries: India India

India puts into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth.
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World Cup run lights up France

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:05

Can France's footballers continue to bring joy to the nation?
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BNP Paribas to be 'punished heavily'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

The boss of BNP Paribas writes to staff warning that the French banking giant will be fined heavily by US authorities.
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Williams makes shock Wimbledon exit

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 18:54

Serena Williams suffers her earliest Wimbledon defeat since 2005 as she loses to France's Alize Cornet in the third round.
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VIDEO: Gay pride around the world

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

People in London, Paris and Singapore have gathered to celebrate gay rights.
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Clermont pick second female coach

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 17:06
related places: Clermont

Clermont appoint former France women's captain Corinne Diacre to succeed Helena Costa as manager.
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