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Twitter campaign to get all France wearing Jewish skullcaps

Friday, January 15th 2016, 1:57

French Jews urged to wear headwear in defiance
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Teacher faces charge over Alps deaths

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 19:57

A French teacher is under investigation for manslaughter after he apparently led schoolchildren onto a closed ski run shortly before a deadly avalanche.
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Paris attacks suspect 'contacts lawyer'

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 19:34

Fugitive Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has got in touch with his lawyer, according to a report the lawyer will neither confirm nor deny.
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Renault shares plunge on police raids

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 17:49
related places: Renault

Shares in French car manufacturer Renault fall 20% before partially recovering after the company confirms its factories have been searched by police.
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Fears among French Jews 'intolerable'

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 22:13
related places: Marseille

Francois Hollande calls the idea French Jews should hide their religion out of fear "intolerable", after an anti-Semitic attack in Marseille.
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Three dead in Alps avalanche

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 20:56

Two French schoolchildren and a Ukrainian tourist have been killed in an avalanche at a ski resort in the French Alps, officials say.
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Hebdo called racist over Kurdi cartoon

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo faces a backlash after depicting drowned migrant boy Alan Kurdi as an adult committing a sex assault in Germany.
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Jews agonise over skullcap after attack

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 18:52
related places: Marseille

A Jewish leader in the French city of Marseille urges men to stop wearing a skullcap after an anti-Semitic attack, but the chief rabbi disagrees.
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VIDEO: Paris suspect seen on petrol station CCTV

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 16:24
related places: Paris

CCTV images have emerged that show a man suspected of involvement in the Paris terror attacks visiting a French petrol station.
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VIDEO: How many kisses do you want?

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 0:14

A Brit agonises over the right way to kiss hello in France
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Paris attacks suspect 'caught on CCTV'

Monday, January 11th 2016, 22:48
related places: Paris

The first images of fugitive Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam are said to have emerged, according to French news channel BFM TV.
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'IS' motive for Jewish teacher attack

Monday, January 11th 2016, 18:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish Kurd teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in France says he was acting in the name of the Islamic State group, according to a prosecutor.
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France to get longer-term migrant camps

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:20

Plans to move thousands of migrants into more permanent camps in northern France are expected to be given the go-ahead.
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Air France counts cost of Paris attacks

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:03
related places: Paris

Air France-KLM says lower bookings after the Paris terror attacks led to a €70m drop in revenues in December.
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France remembers Charlie attacks

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 11:51
related places: Paris

President Hollande and relatives of victims attend a ceremony in Paris to remember those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks a year ago.
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Sunday, January 10th 2016, 2:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

German police say a man shot dead as he attacked a police station in Paris this week had lived in a shelter for asylum seekers in Germany.
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Bravery of 'heart attack boy' hailed

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 22:41

A five-year-old French boy who saved his father's life by cycling to get help after he had a heart attack is praised for his courage.
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French mosques extend open invitation

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 16:18
related places: Paris

French mosques try to overcome prejudice against Islam by inviting people in for a "brotherly cup of tea", a year after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.
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Paris suspect's 'bomb factory' found

Friday, January 8th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Belgian prosecutors believe they may have found a Brussels apartment used by a fugitive jihadist as a bomb factory and hideout for the Paris attacks.
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Jail for fake French wedding trip boss

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 23:29
related countries: China China

A former French tourism official is jailed for 30 months for corruption over fake wedding trips for Chinese citizens to the Loire Valley.
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Cousteau's Calypso to sail again

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 22:57

The late French explorer Jacques Cousteau's famous ship, Calypso, will sail again following renovation work, its owners reveal.
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Man shot on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 19:06

Paris police shoot dead a man carrying a meat cleaver exactly a year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, as President Hollande promises to boost security.
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Q: Does Donald Trump think Paris is in Germany? A: Probably not

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 17:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

The Republican presidential candidate's tweet prompted a wave of derision online. But it seems most may simply have misunderstood what he meant.
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Composer Pierre Boulez dies at 90

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 15:23

French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez dies at the age of 90.
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Sexism row mars French comic award

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 10:52
related places: Angouleme

A prestigious award for graphic novelists in France, the Grand Prix d'Angouleme, is facing calls for a boycott after its list of nominees failed to include any women.
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The Beatles' decorator, and a famous brothel keeper

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 1:51

The Beatles' decorator and France's most famous madam
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First Concorde pilot Turcat dies at 94

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 13:56

Andre Turcat, a French test pilot who was the first person to fly the Concorde, dies aged 94.
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Hollande honours Charlie Hebdo victims

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 13:05
related places: Paris

President Francois Hollande unveils plaques to the victims of last January's jihadist attacks in Paris as anniversary commemorations begin.
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Franco-US art dealer in tax fraud trial

Monday, January 4th 2016, 18:13
related countries: United States United States

The trial opens in Paris of 70-year-old Guy Wildenstein, patriarch of an international art dealing dynasty, on charges of massive tax fraud.
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The little car you can drive without a licence

Monday, January 4th 2016, 0:21

The tiny car you can drive in France without a licence
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Two dead in avalanche near Mont Blanc

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 18:13
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

An avalanche near Mont Blanc in the French Alps kills two Lithuanian climbers after heavy snowfall.
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How the world was changed by the slogan 'Je Suis Charlie'

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 0:28
related places: Paris

How the world was changed by three words from Paris
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Driver rams French soldiers at mosque

Friday, January 1st 2016, 21:50

French soldiers open fire on a man who drove twice at them outside a mosque in south-eastern France.
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'Car bomb attack' on Kabul restaurant

Friday, January 1st 2016, 18:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A loud blast has rocked the Afghan capital Kabul, hitting a French restaurant popular with foreigners, in a car bomb attack that reportedly killed two people.
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Munich tension over 'IS plot' eases

Friday, January 1st 2016, 12:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Munich

German officials see no sign of any imminent terror attack, after an alert closed two Munich railway stations on New Year's Eve.
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Leaders reinforce Ukraine peace deal

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 17:16
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agree the Minsk peace deal for Ukraine must be fully implemented in 2016.
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Gerard Depardieu to play Josef Stalin

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 12:27
related countries: Russia Russia

French actor Gerard Depardieu is to play Russian dictator Josef Stalin in a new film, according to reports.
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Paris-linked IS chiefs 'died in strikes'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:05
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

IS commanders linked to last month's Paris attacks were among 10 militants killed in recent US-led coalition air strikes, the US military says.
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Journalist death toll rises in 2015

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 9:11

The murders of nine people at the magazine Charlie Hebdo made France the second deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2015.
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France opens WW2 Vichy regime files

Monday, December 28th 2015, 13:29
related places: Vichy

France opens up police and ministerial archives from the Vichy regime which helped Nazi Germany in World War Two.
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Hundreds defy Corsica protest ban

Monday, December 28th 2015, 1:25

Several hundred people march in Corsica, defying a ban on protests introduced after a Muslim prayer hall was vandalised on the French island.
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Paris attacker buried in unmarked grave

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 15:06
related places: Paris

One of the Islamist militants who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on 13 November was buried on Christmas Eve in an unmarked grave, reports say.
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VIDEO: 'China intimidating foreign press'

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 16:14
related countries: China China

A French journalist, effectively expelled from China over an article she wrote, says they are trying to intimidate the foreign press.
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China 'expels' French journalist

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 14:45
related countries: China China

China refuses to renew French journalist Ursula Gauthier's press card, effectively expelling her, over an article it said "emboldened terrorism" - something she denies.
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French boules lovers push for recognition

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 0:35

French boules lovers want wider recognition
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Muslim prayer hall attacked in Corsica

Friday, December 25th 2015, 23:57

A crowd vandalises a Muslim prayer hall in Corsica, following an attack on firefighters on the French Mediterranean island, officials say.
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VIDEO: Who is Sun King in lavish French TV drama?

Friday, December 25th 2015, 17:01

France has aired its most expensive television period drama ever, about the life of its most famous monarch, Louis XIV.
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Airport worker 'took diplomat's money'

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 19:22
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Paris

A worker at a Paris airport has been arrested after picking up €20,000 dropped by a Moroccan diplomat, police say.
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Belgian police seize Paris suspect

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Belgian police arrest a ninth suspect in connection with the 13 November gun and bomb attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people.
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French forces 'neutralise' Mali militants

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 10:49
related countries: Mali Mali

France says its forces in Mali have killed or captured 10 members of an Islamist group which claimed responsibility for a hotel massacre last month.
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VIDEO: How is Paris coping one month on?

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 10:45
related places: Paris

The BBC's Anna Holligan looks at the impact the attacks in Paris have had on a city that's usually full of tourists.
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Frenchman who beheaded boss found dead

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 9:30

Yassin Salhi, a French terror suspect who decapitated his boss and tried to blow up a gas plant in June, is found dead in prison.
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French celebrity brothel keeper dies

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 20:11

Madame Claude, who claimed to have supplied prostitutes to some of the world's most powerful men while France's most notorious brothel keeper, dies aged 92.
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'Terror attack' foiled in France

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 19:38
related places: Orleans

French police have thwarted a planned terror attack on official targets near Orleans south of Paris, the interior minister says.
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'Two held' over Air France bomb scare

Monday, December 21st 2015, 12:41
related places: Paris

Police in Paris have detained two people who were on an Air France flight forced to make an emergency landing when a fake bomb was found, reports say.
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Fake bomb grounds Air France flight

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Mauritius Mauritius
related places: Paris

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris is forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a fake bomb is found in a toilet.
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'Climate chef' fined for razing forest

Friday, December 18th 2015, 13:09
related places: Paris

A French chief hired to work at the Paris climate change talks is fined for razing 7,000 sq metres (75,000 sq feet) of protected forest near his restaurant.
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France bans 'excessively thin' models

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:59

French MPs adopt a bill aimed at banning the use of fashion models deemed to be "excessively thin".
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IMF chief Lagarde faces French trial

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 17:21
related places: Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €404m payment to a businessman, as her organisation says it stands behind her.
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Le Pen attacked for posting IS images

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 10:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marine

The parents of a US journalist killed by IS criticise French far-right leader Marine le Pen for tweeting an image of his decapitated body.
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VIDEO: Trump: 'I am number one by far'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Republican, California

Donald Trump has been told he would be a "chaos president" by Republican presidential candidacy rival, Jeb Bush.
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Eagles of Death Metal confirm new dates

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 17:11
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal announce their rescheduled European tour dates following last month's Paris attacks.
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Austria arrests in Paris attacks probe

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Paris, Salzburg

Austrian police arrest two people suspected of having links to the Paris attacks at a centre for refugees in Salzburg, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Was Paris attack ringleader in Leros?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 21:13
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Paris

Two independent eyewitnesses tell the BBC they saw the ringleader of the Paris attacks on the Greek island of Leros, in October, placing him on the island at the same time the two Stade de France suicide bombers arrived.
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Le Pen acquitted of inciting hatred

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:56

French National Front leader Marine le Pen is acquitted of charges of inciting hatred on the December 2010 campaign trail.
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Paris attacks suspect held in France

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:35
related places: Paris

French police have arrested a man with suspected links to Paris attacks, sources say.
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Psychiatric help for France hoax teacher

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:30
related places: Paris

A teacher at a school near Paris who falsely claimed he had been stabbed by a man shouting "Islamic State" has been sent to a psychiatric hospital, prosecutors say.
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Palin's 'crush' on Marechal-Le Pen

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she has "political crush" on young French National Front candidate Marion Marechal-Le Pen.
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French teacher invented school attack

Monday, December 14th 2015, 17:20

A teacher at a French school who said he had been stabbed by a man shouting "Islamic State" made the story up, prosecutors say.
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Man 'shouts IS' in French school attack

Monday, December 14th 2015, 15:48
related places: Paris

A man shouting "this is for Islamic State" stabs a teacher in a preschool class in a suburb of the French capital, Paris, police say.
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Le Pen condemns 'campaign of lies'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 12:55

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front, condemns opponents for colluding to prevent it from winning a single region in elections.
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French far right defeated in key vote

Monday, December 14th 2015, 12:09

France's far-right National Front fails to win a single region, despite leading in nearly half in the first round of voting.
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VIDEO: French far right 'fell hard tonight'

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 23:00

France's far-right National Front (FN) has failed to win a single region in the second round of elections, exit polls indicate.
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VIDEO: French National Front eyes election win

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 18:21

France's far-right National Front is hoping to win control of a region for the first time in its history in elections on Sunday.
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VIDEO: How the climate change deal was done

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 13:43
related places: Paris

A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of negotiations.
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Climate deal 'is world's best chance'

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

President Obama says the Paris climate deal is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", as China and India also hail the accord.
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World agrees landmark climate deal

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 1:09
related places: Paris

A landmark agreement designed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2C (3.6F) is adopted by nearly 200 nations at a UN climate summit in Paris.
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Le Pen seeks France poll breakthrough

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 0:47

France's far-right National Front hopes for further gains in the second round of regional polls, battling against the Republicans and Socialists.
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World awaits landmark climate deal

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 17:12
related places: Paris

Key negotiating blocs in Paris, including the G77, and nations such as China and India have indicated they will support the UN's draft climate agreement.
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VIDEO: Protesters hold 'red line' climate demo

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 15:03
related places: Arc, Paris

Demonstrators in Paris wore red at a demonstration near the Arc de Triomphe, as the BBC's Iolo ap Dafydd reports.
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VIDEO: Cheers greet climate summit 2C objective

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 11:36

France's Laurent Fabius says new climate draft would be legally binding and aims to keep temperature rises 'well below 2C'
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Climate deal draft reached in Paris

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 10:07
related places: Paris

Organisers of climate talks in Paris say a final draft text has been reached after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations.
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Trump v Le Pen: In their own words

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 1:27
related countries: United States United States

US and French right-wingers in their own words
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'Conditions never better' for deal

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 0:52
related places: Paris

Negotiators in Paris work through the night in an effort to secure a new global climate deal, amid hopes that a final draft will be agreed by Saturday morning.
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VIDEO: 'No-one sleeping much' at climate talks

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 0:43
related places: Paris

Climate deal negotiators have been working through a third night in Paris, with those also attending including activists, journalists and scientists.
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Final climate deal 'nearly there'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:48
related places: Paris

Negotiators at the Paris climate summit aim to wrap up a global agreement on Saturday with the French hosts "optimistic" of a deal.
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