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France election: Le Pen and Macron clash over Europe in TV debate

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 22:51

The French far-right leader is accused of "lying" and leading France towards "economic warfare".
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Brexit: No talks with the UK before clear withdrawal terms, says France

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Initial talks must focus on rights of citizens in each other's territory, President Hollande adds.
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French pensioners demand end to chip drought

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 10:17

French retirement home residents complain to mayor about lack of chips.
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Family of Chinese victim of Paris killing calls for calm

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 6:35
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

The shooting of Chinese national Liu Shaoyo by French police has sparked violence and protests.
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French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 22:09
related places: Paris

Abraham Poincheval is sitting on 10 chicken eggs that he hopes to hatch in a Paris museum.
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France election: Ex-PM Valls backs Macron for president

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 11:21

Instead of backing his own party's candidate, Manuel Valls throws his weight behind Emmanuel Macron.
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Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 0:18
related places: Eu

Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.
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Francois Fillon's wife Penelope under formal investigation

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 21:24

The French presidential candidate's wife is accused of being paid public money for a "fake job".
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Paris clashes after French police kill Chinese man

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 16:10
related countries: China China

Police say they were attacked by the Chinese national but his family says he did not injure anyone.
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Clashes in Paris after police shoot dead Chinese man

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 15:21
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Protesters threw missiles and set alight a car in Paris amid anger over the police shooting of a Chinese man.
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Carlos the Jackal : Third French life sentence for notorious militant

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 14:50

The self-styled revolutionary is already serving sentences for attacks in the 1970s and '80s.
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French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial in Amiens

Monday, March 27th 2017, 9:36
related places: Amiens

Eighteen are accused of offences carried out by a far-right gang known as the White Wolves Klan.
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France's Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

Friday, March 24th 2017, 12:47
related countries: Russia Russia

The far-right presidential candidate meets Russian MPs just weeks before France's elections.
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French election: Defence Minister Le Drian defects to Macron

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 22:18

Jean-Yves Le Drian is criticised by his Socialist party voicing support for the centrist candidate.
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Bastions of democracy

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 15:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Paris

An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster - so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC?
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London attack: World leaders show solidarity

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament.
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Eiffel Tower turns off lights in London tribute

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 0:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Lights on the famous Paris landmark go off in tribute to the victims of the London attack.
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London attack: French students injured on bridge

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, 20:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament.
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French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 22:06

Bruno Le Roux gave parliamentary work to his daughters when they were teenagers.
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Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions investigated in France

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 20:12

A French prosecuting magistrate opens an investigation into claims that the carmaker broke emissions tests.
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French minister Bruno Le Roux hit by summer jobs revelations

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 12:58

Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux is asked to explain claims about holiday jobs he gave his daughters.
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Tour de vote

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 1:07

Emma-Jane Kirby tests the mood of voters in the run-up to France's presidential election.
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Orly airport: Drugs and alcohol found in gunman's blood

Monday, March 20th 2017, 1:05
related places: Paris

Tests show a man who attacked soldiers at a Paris airport consumed alcohol, cocaine and cannabis.
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Racing 92 and Stade Francais merger off

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 13:33

A merger between top French sides Racing 92 and Stade Francais has been called off, says Racing president Jacky Lorenzetti.
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Orly airport: France launches terror investigation

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 10:37

The gunman shouted he wanted to "die for Allah" before attacking soldiers who shot him dead.
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Orly airport: Man killed after seizing soldier's gun

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 20:06

A man is shot dead trying to grab a soldier's gun in the terminal, sparking an anti-terror inquiry.
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Prince William delivers message to France from Queen

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 5:35
related places: Paris

Prince William has delivered a message to France from the Queen during an official visit to Paris.
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Le salon de Clarkey

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 2:17

It was the place to be in 19th Century Paris - the city's most successful political and literary salon. And it was run by a remarkable Englishwoman.
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Paris IMF letter bomb that injured one was sent from Greece

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 21:22
related places: Paris

Officials say it was sent in the name of a Greek conservative politician.
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France school shooting: Teenage boy arrested after four hurt

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 18:06
related places: Grasse

The French education minister says the shooting in Grasse was a "crazy act" by an "unstable" teenager.
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French National Front official sacked for 'Holocaust denial'

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 18:17

The French National Front official said there were no "mass murders" in the Holocaust.
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Francois Fillon placed under formal investigation

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 22:08

The French presidential candidate is suspected of paying his family for work they may not have done.
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Melanie does the weather: Frenchwoman with Down's syndrome fulfils TV dream

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 19:52

She presented the weather in France after an online campaign attracted 200,000 supporters.
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Kim Kardashian West relives Paris armed robbery

Monday, March 13th 2017, 18:25
related places: Paris

Kim Kardashian West relives being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year in a preview clip from E!.
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Carlos the Jackal to go on trial again in France

Monday, March 13th 2017, 5:18

The notorious convicted killer carried out a string of attacks in the 1970s and 80s.
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French elections: Beleaguered Fillon hit by fresh scandals

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 20:28

Cartoon labelled anti-Semitic and gift of suits puts French presidential candidate on defensive.
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EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies

Friday, March 10th 2017, 18:30
related countries: Poland Poland

PM Szydlo insists her country will stand up for itself despite threats to stop its EU funding.
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Valfrejus avalanche: One dead and two missing in France

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 9:46
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An avalanche at the Alpine ski resort Valfrejus kills a Dutch snowboarder with two others missing.
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Francois Fillon did not declare loan in 2013 - French paper

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 21:33

A lawyer for the embattled centre-right French presidential candidate denies any wrongdoing.
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Fighting back

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 16:51

France's beleaguered Republican presidential candidate borrows some new from the populist playbook.
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Poachers kill rhino for his horn at French zoo

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 16:10

It is believed to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a European zoo.
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Tignes avalanche: All skiers reported safe after resort struck by avalanche

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 12:17
related places: Tignes

The rescue operation has concluded without finding any casualties, reports in France say.
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EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 10:31
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain
related places: Eu

The EU needs flexibility as well as unity, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain say.
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Peaks and troughs

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 0:18

The French Alps are a winter glory - but air pollution blights a major valley, John Laurenson reports.
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French Republicans back embattled Fillon

Monday, March 6th 2017, 20:08

The centre-right leaders say they are re-launching presidential candidate Francois Fillon's campaign.
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France election: Juppe refuses to stand instead of crisis-hit Fillon

Monday, March 6th 2017, 16:01

Former PM Alain Juppe says it is too late for him to unite the public ahead of the French polls.
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Fillon France election: 'No one can stop me' says candidate

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 20:22
related places: Paris

Embattled presidential contender Francois Fillon vows to continue amid speculation over a challenge.
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Troadec case: Two relatives arrested over French family disappearance

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 16:16

Two relatives are arrested in the city where several items belonging to the family have been found.
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Is Francois Fillon finished in presidential race?

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 16:54

The conservative candidate hopes a rally will rescue his bid to become France's next president.
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Raymond Kopa: Real Madrid and France legend dies at 85

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 12:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Legendary France and Real Madrid attacking midfielder Raymond Kopa dies at the age of 85.
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France election: New blow for Fillon as spokesman quits

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 11:48

The latest loss raises speculation that ex-PM Alain Juppe could rejoin the French election battle.
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Rio 2016 vote corruption claims 'probed by French investigators'

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 10:06

French investigators believe the vote to hand Rio the 2016 Olympic Games may have been rigged, a French newspaper claims.
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Francois Fillon: French conservative candidate's home raided

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 21:34

The search comes as police investigate allegations his wife received public money for a fake job.
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Marine Le Pen loses immunity from prosecution over IS images

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 12:04
related places: Eu

The move paves the way for France to prosecute the far-right leader for tweeting IS violence images.
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French election: Macron targets nepotism as aides desert Fillon

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 11:50

The centrist candidate unveils his manifesto as aides desert rival Fillon.
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Francois Fillon: Pressure piles on French conservative candidate

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 8:45

Centrists withhold support for Francois Fillon less than two months before the presidential poll.
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Fillon refuses to quit French election despite investigation

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 17:12

The French centre-right presidential candidate is accused of fraud - but will not quit.
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Murder investigation into mysterious family disappearance in France

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 16:24

A document and a pair of trousers of one of the missing have now been found 300km from their city.
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French candidate Francois Fillon pulls out of key event

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 11:32

The centre-right hopeful's dramatic move raises more doubts about his campaign.
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French police sniper shoots two in error at Hollande speech

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 23:17

The shot was fired as a police sniper shifted position on a roof about 100m from Mr Hollande.
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French election 2017: 'Obama for president', 42,000 supporters say

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 12:59

Disillusioned by the range of candidates, French pranksters launch a campaign backing Barack Obama
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French election: New claims over Le Pen FN funding

Monday, February 27th 2017, 11:01

A former aide to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen makes new fraud claims.
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James O'Connor and Ali Williams charged in Paris over cocaine

Monday, February 27th 2017, 10:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Paris

The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were arrested outside a Paris nightclub.
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Holograms, mistrust and 'fake news'

Monday, February 27th 2017, 0:08

How technology and disillusionment with mainstream media is affecting France's presidential election.
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French historian Henry Rousso nearly deported from US

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 13:19
related countries: United States United States

Visiting speaker Henry Rousso was stopped by border officials on his way to a university conference.
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Trump Paris jibe: Mayor uses Mickey Mouse to fight back

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 7:16
related places: Paris

Anne Hidalgo pushes back against jibes with a tweet celebrating Paris's "dynamism and openness".
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James O'Connor and Ali Williams held on Paris cocaine charge

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 16:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Paris

The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were buying cocaine, police sources say.
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French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

Friday, February 24th 2017, 20:17

The appointment steps up the inquiry into payments made to the family of the presidential candidate.
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France probes 'anti-Semitic' assault in Paris suburb

Friday, February 24th 2017, 13:47
related places: Paris

Two Jewish men report a brutal assault near Paris in which one allegedly lost a finger.
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UN promises to stamp out abuse after child rape allegations

Friday, February 24th 2017, 0:08
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Child abuse allegations have been made against French and UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.
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Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 13:56

Schools are blockaded in protest at alleged police brutality, including the reported rape of a black man.
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Venezuela protests over skier's expulsion from France

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 12:53
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan cross-country skier Adrian Solano was expelled from France on his way to a training camp.
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French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 18:00

Poincheval will stay inside the 20-tonne limestone rock for a week to experience "geological time".
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'France loves you!'

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 11:26

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron tells French Londoners to come home in pre-election rally.
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France 'attack plot': Three arrested

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 13:30

Three people are arrested in France on suspicion of plotting a terrorism attack, police sources say.
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'Spiderman' art thief Vjeran Tomic jailed in Paris

Monday, February 20th 2017, 17:48
related places: Paris

Vjeran Tomic took five paintings - including a Matisse and Picasso - from a Paris museum in 2010.
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Oscar hopes

Monday, February 20th 2017, 8:31

French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.
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Sister of Paris police 'rape victim' speaks out

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 11:45
related places: Paris

The sister of the young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by French police, calls for justice in a BBC interview.
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'The state is the enemy'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 6:05
related places: Paris

The BBC's James Longman assesses the mood in the deprived suburbs of Paris after days of unrest.
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Francois Fillon goes back on promise to quit if investigated

Friday, February 17th 2017, 22:37

The French presidential candidate had said he would step down if placed under formal investigation.
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Dan Carter: Racing 92 fly-half sorry after drink-driving reports

Friday, February 17th 2017, 6:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Paris

Ex-New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter apologises for "a massive error of judgement" after reports he was stopped by police for drink-driving in Paris.
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France election: Fillon spokesman denies tax evasion

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 11:31

The embattled French presidential campaign of Francois Fillon suffers a fresh distraction.
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France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort

Monday, February 13th 2017, 19:51
related places: Tignes

A group of snowboarders was buried after the avalanche swept through an off-piste area at Tignes.
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Theo 'rape' case fuels clashes with police in Paris area

Monday, February 13th 2017, 16:30
related places: Paris

Clashes spread in Paris suburbs amid anger over the alleged police rape of a young black man.
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Protests in France over alleged police rape

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 9:20
related places: Paris

Violence has broken out at a protest in Paris in support of a young black man who was allegedly assaulted by police.
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Montpellier arrests: France police avert 'imminent' attack

Friday, February 10th 2017, 15:36

Three men and a girl of 16 are found with bomb-making materials in a police raid in Montpellier.
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French farmer Cedric Herrou fined for helping migrants

Friday, February 10th 2017, 10:37

Cedric Herrou says his conviction will not stop him offering help to migrants arriving in Europe.
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France election: Fillon lawyers demand dropping of payments probe

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 22:14

Lawyers for the French presidential candidate say a payments inquiry against him is "invalid".
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Nabila Ramdani: 'Marine Le Pen won't do a Donald'

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 17:04
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Here

Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight's new place for ideas and opinion. Here, French-Algerian journalist Nabila Ramdani argues Marine Le Pen will not win in France.
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Paris to put up glass wall to protect Eiffel Tower

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 16:26

The reinforced glass wall is designed to stop gunmen or vehicles storming the site, officials say.
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Galeries Lafayette apologises for barring cancer patient

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 11:35

A security guard at France's Galeries Lafayette threw out the woman as her head was covered.
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