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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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Ashton and Youngs dropped by England

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England drop Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs for Saturday's Six Nations game with France as uncapped Jack Nowell is selected.
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French police raid comic's property

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 12:27

Police in France raid properties linked to controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala as part of a fraud inquiry, French media report.
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Deadly avalanches sweep French Alps

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 11:34

A rash of deadly avalanches sweeps the Alps
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Newcastle agree Cabaye fee with PSG

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:51

Newcastle and French champions Paris St-Germain agree a transfer fee for midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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French unemployment at record high

Monday, January 27th 2014, 20:47

French unemployment rises to 11.1% in December 2013, breaking President Francois Hollande's promise it would fall by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Alps avalanche warning to skiers

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex Trierweiler visits India

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:59
related countries: India India

The former partner of French President Francois Hollande, has arrived in India to raise awareness about child malnutrition.
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More Channel Tunnel poisoning cases

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:09

A further 13 workers suffer suspected carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials say, making 32 in all.
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Daft Punk get lucky at Grammy Awards

Monday, January 27th 2014, 11:42

French dance stars Daft Punk and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the big winners at LA's prestigious Grammy Awards, which also saw Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite on stage.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'greeted by media scrum'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 4:36
related countries: India India

France's former first lady has arrived in India a day after the announcement that she was splitting from her partner, François Hollande.
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The role of public showers in hard times

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:19

Why public showers are key for France's financially distressed
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Newcastle reject PSG's Cabaye bid

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 16:02

Newcastle United reject a £14m bid from Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain for France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Channel Tunnel workers 'poisoned'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 10:34

Nineteen workers suffer carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials say.
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VIDEO: Hollande saga 'stain on France'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 2:10

French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler.
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Hollande confirms Trierweiler split

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 22:09

French President Francois Hollande confirms his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler, two weeks after allegations of an affair.
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VIDEO: France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:27
related countries: India India

Valerie Trierweiler will go ahead with a planned trip to India despite uncertainty over her relationship with President Francois Hollande.
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France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:57
related countries: India India

Valerie Trierweiler, officially France's first lady, is to visit India as uncertainty continues over her relations with President Hollande.
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Hollande meets Pope Francis in Rome

Friday, January 24th 2014, 13:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

French President Francois Hollande meets Pope Francis on his first foreign trip since reports of his alleged affair with an actress.
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French comic Dieudonne questioned

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 22:05

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala is questioned after bailiffs allege they were fired on with rubber bullets at his house.
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German region aims to be bilingual

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 18:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The German state of Saarland, bordering France, says it wants the next generation to be bilingual as it moves to attract more French business.
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Breast implant damages ruling upheld

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

A French court upholds a landmark ruling ordering a German company to pay compensation to some 1,700 women fitted with defective breast implants.
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Alstom's profit hit as orders fall

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:57

French engineering firm Alstom warns that its full year profit margin will miss targets, sending its shares plunging 14%.
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VIDEO: Aerial rescues amid France floods

Monday, January 20th 2014, 22:48

Footage shows a rescue in south-eastern France as many are airlifted to safety after unusually heavy rain caused flooding.
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French players in prostitution trial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:54
related places: Paris

French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, charged with having sex with an underage prostitute, go on trial in Paris.
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Deaths as floods hit southern France

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 20:34

Two people have died and more than 150 others are airlifted to safety after floods hit the Var area of south-eastern France, authorities say.
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Hollande's partner leaves hospital

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 19:44
related places: Paris

France's First Lady Valerie Trierweiler leaves a Paris hospital, a week after allegations of President Hollande's affair with an actress.
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Sex and the French

Friday, January 17th 2014, 15:18

What the Hollande affair reveals about our attitudes
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Hollande visits partner in hospital

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:53

French President Francois Hollande visits First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke.
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Hollande 'affair predates election'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:38

The French gossip magazine Closer publishes claims Francois Hollande has been having a secret romance with actress Julie Gayet for two years.
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Israel berates 'pro-Palestinian EU'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:35
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias .
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Actress sues over Hollande 'affair'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:13

The actress linked to French President Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet, sues the magazine that published photos of their alleged affair.
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Fall in European car sales slows

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:57
related countries: Italy Italy

New car registrations in the European Union fell in 2013, led by slumps in Italy and France, but the decline was not as steep as the year before.
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France 'underestimated' CAR hatred

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 5:00
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

France underestimated the hatred between Christian and Muslims in the Central African Republic, its ambassador to the United Nations says.
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Drunk 'tried to put out Arc flame'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:23
related places: Arc, Paris

A drunk man has been arrested for trying to put out the eternal flame beneath the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, police say.
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No case against Alps murders brother

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 14:00

A man held in connection with the murders in the French Alps of four people, including his brother, is freed from bail.
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VIDEO: Detroit: The muscle car is back

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 13:44

French owned, private car manufacturer Equus, take on the 'muscle car', unveiling their Bass 770.
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French press respect Hollande's silence

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:58

French media ignore affair and hail Hollande
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Hollande actress 'blocked from post'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 11:04

France's government blocks the appointment of actress Julie Gayet, linked to an affair with President Francois Hollande, to a key cultural jury.
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Algerian leader in hospital check-up

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 18:48
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who had a mini-stroke last year, is staying in a Paris hospital for a planned check-up, his office says.
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Hollande ducks first lady question

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 17:58

French President Francois Hollande refuses to answer questions over his alleged affair with an actress, speaking only about "difficult moments".
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Hollande attempts policy relaunch

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:06

French President Francois Hollande holds a news conference on the economy, with press interest instead likely to be on his private life.
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France's Barnier seeks top EU job

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 11:17
related places: Eu

The French politician steering the EU's banking reforms, Michel Barnier, says he is ready to run for the post of European Commission president.
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VIDEO: Can Hollande win political support?

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 6:28

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is to remain in hospital, where she has been since a magazine accused President Francois Hollande of having an affair. Hugh Schofield reports.
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Kerry gives Lavrov Idaho potatoes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Paris, Idaho

US Secretary of State John Kerry presents his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov with two Idaho potatoes as a gift during a meeting in Paris.
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Hollande partner to stay in hospital

Monday, January 13th 2014, 18:08

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler will stay in hospital for more rest, her aides say, after a magazine alleged Francois Hollande was having an affair.
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French first lady in Paris hospital

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:55

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler remains in hospital following media reports of an alleged affair involving her partner, Francois Hollande.
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VIDEO: French first lady in Paris hospital

Monday, January 13th 2014, 14:25
related places: Paris

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital on Monday, amid media reports of an alleged affair involving her long-term partner President Francois Hollande.
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President Hollande: Power and privacy in France

Monday, January 13th 2014, 10:19

Gavin Hewitt on Hollande’s troubled presidency
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VIDEO: Rivals 'embrace' in CAR truce hopes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 6:41
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

Rival militiamen have embraced each other in a district of the Central African Republic capital Bangui after the French military brokered a truce.
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VIDEO: French First Lady in hospital

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 17:11

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is admitted to hospital after media reports of an alleged affair involving President Francois Hollande and another woman - a claim he has not denied.
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CAR residents 'hug' in truce hopes

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

Rival militiamen embrace each other in a district of CAR capital Bangui after the French military brokers a local truce on the eve of talks.
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French comic drops banned show

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 23:13

French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech, drops his controversial show after it is banned.
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Total 'to invest in UK shale gas'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French oil and gas company Total is to invest in the UK's shale gas industry, it is to be announced on Monday.
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Pressure on Hollande over 'affair'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:24

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to clarify his personal situation, after a magazine report about an alleged secret affair.
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VIDEO: Stolen Renoir to return to US museum

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 4:42
related countries: United States United States

A judge in the US has ruled that a painting by French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was stolen, and should be returned to the museum it was taken from more than 60 years ago.
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France struggles to break nuclear habit

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 0:53

Kicking the nuclear habit is hard, France discovers
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Hollande attacks report of affair

Friday, January 10th 2014, 17:49

French President Francois Hollande says he is considering legal action against a magazine after it claimed he was having an affair with an actress.
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French comic appeals against ban

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:38

Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, previously convicted of anti-Semitic hate speech, appeals against a ban on his show.
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Hollande's 'affair' tests French limits

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:27

Hollande affair claims test French limits, says Hugh Schofield
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Court reinstates ban on French comic

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:53
related places: Nantes

The highest court in France reinstates a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, just before the curtain is due to rise.
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France to extradite Kazakh tycoon

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A French court rules Kazakh tycoon and dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine, where he is wanted on fraud charges.
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Danone to sue Fonterra over recalls

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 5:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

French food group Danone says it will sue New Zealand's Fonterra over last year's infant milk formula recalls.
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German charged over WW2 massacre

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Glane, Oradour

An 88-year-old German man is charged with involvement in one of the most infamous World War Two Nazi atrocities, at Oradour-sur-Glane in France.
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VIDEO: French cities ban comic's show

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:40
related places: Nantes, Tours

Nantes and Tours have become the latest French cities to ban a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala.
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French cities ban Dieudonne show

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 14:18
related places: Dieudonne

Nantes and Tours become the latest French cities to ban a show by controversial anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne, backed by President Hollande.
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Schumacher's wife in privacy appeal

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:04

The wife of injured ex-Formula 1 star Michael Schumacher appeals for privacy and for reporters to leave the French clinic where he is being treated.
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La Belle Epoque: Paris 1914

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:17

A giant of innovation and creativity on the brink of war
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Schumacher helmet camera 'examined'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 21:57

Investigators are examining a camera fixed to the ski helmet of injured Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, French media report.
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Vigil to mark Schumacher birthday

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 17:55

Fans of injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher hold a vigil to mark his birthday at the French hospital treating him.
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'Whale' spotted on French motorway

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 15:00

'Whale' strapped to lorry baffles French motorists
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French comic 'must pay racism fines'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 13:07

The French interior minister vows to make the comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala pay big fines over his convictions for racist abuse.
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Island of Reunion brushed by cyclone

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 22:27
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

The French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is brushed by cyclone Bejisa, leaving 15 people injured, power lines cut and some homes damaged.
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Freed priest arrives back in France

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:21
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A French Catholic priest freed in Cameroon nearly seven weeks after being abducted is welcomed back to France by President Francois Hollande.
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Dieudonne and his bizarre journey

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:16

Why a boycotted comic retains wide appeal in France
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France to sharply reduce Mali troops

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:55
related countries: Mali Mali

France is to reduce the number of its troops in Mali over the next three months by 60%, the French defence minister says.
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