Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

News: France

We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to France – overview

France: news

Toulouse gunman killed by sniper

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 19:38
related places: Toulouse

A police sniper shot and killed the gunman who carried out a spate of murders in southern France, prosecutors say, after a 32-hour siege.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: French Muslims react to death of gunman

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 16:53
related places: Paris, Toulouse

French Muslims in Paris react to the killing of the Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hermes bags record 2011 profits

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 15:46
related places: Hermes

French accessories maker Hermes reports a record rise in profits, the latest luxury goods firm to be doing well despite the global economic gloom.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Toulouse inquiry: Did gunman act alone?

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 12:58
related places: Toulouse

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has appealed for unity following the dramatic end to the siege in Toulouse.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Gunman dead as French siege ends

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 12:38
related places: Toulouse

A police siege in the French city of Toulouse has ended with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, the French interior minister has said.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'He jumped from window firing a gun'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 11:31
related places: Toulouse

A police siege in the French city of Toulouse has ended with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, the French interior minister has said.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French gunman siege 'nearing end'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 10:37
related places: Toulouse

The siege of a gunman suspected of seven killings in southern France is nearing an end, police sources say, with AFP reporting he has been killed.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France gunman 'set to kill again'

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 20:47
related places: Toulouse

French prosecutors say the Toulouse shooting suspect, now surrounded in his flat, planned more killings and admits being trained by al-Qaeda.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Blast at Indonesia Paris embassy

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:12
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Paris

French police are questioning three suspects in connection with a bomb blast outside the Indonesian embassy in Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Toulouse victims buried in Israel

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:03
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Toulouse

The funerals of the three children and a teacher shot dead by a gunman in the French city of Toulouse are held in Jerusalem.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Toulouse gun suspect under siege

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 12:43
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Toulouse

Police lay siege to a flat in Toulouse and are negotiating with a man suspected of killing seven people in southern France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: French shooting suspect under siege

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 6:32
related places: Toulouse

French police searching for a gunman who has shot dead seven people have laid siege to a flat in Toulouse.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French killer 'may strike again'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 18:46

The gunman who shot dead seven people in the south of France knows he is being hunted and is likely to strike again, the prosecutor says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Camera 'clue' to French manhunt

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 14:20

The suspect in the killings at a Jewish school in France was wearing a camera and may have filmed the scene, say officials, as the manhunt intensifies.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Huge manhunt after French attacks

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 13:39

France mounts a large-scale manhunt over fatal shootings at a Jewish school linked with the killings of soldiers, as schools observe a minute's silence
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Huge manhunt after French attacks

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 10:19

France mounts a large-scale manhunt over fatal shootings at a Jewish school linked with the killings of soldiers, as schools observe a minute's silence.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Monday, March 19th 2012, 23:22
related places: Toulouse

French police say one of the guns used in a fatal shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse was also used in the killings of three French soldiers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ten contenders in French election

Monday, March 19th 2012, 17:46

Ten French politicians have been confirmed as candidates in the 2012 presidential election, one of the most closely fought in decades.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Killings at French Jewish school

Monday, March 19th 2012, 16:42
related places: Toulouse

Three children and a teacher are shot dead by a gunman at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse - it is being linked to shootings last week.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: School shootings shock France

Monday, March 19th 2012, 12:39
related places: Toulouse

A gunman on a scooter has opened fire on a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing three children and a teacher, police say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Libya demands handover of Senussi

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 15:18
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Libya asks Mauritania to hand over Col Gaddafi's former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi, also sought by the International Criminal Court and France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Thousands celebrating Grand Slam

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Welsh fans are celebrating a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years after Wales beat France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Wales 16-9 France

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 16:30

Wales clinch a third Grand Slam in eight years as they edge past France at a delirious Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France killings spark uniform ban

Friday, March 16th 2012, 17:37

Service personnel in south-west France are reportedly told not to wear military uniforms outside barracks, after paratroopers are shot dead in Montauban and Toulouse.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Wales want to win it for Davies

Friday, March 16th 2012, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mervyn Davies' death gives Wales added motivation for Saturday's Grand Slam tilt against France, says backs coach Robert Howley.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Depardieu on 'smug' Strauss-Kahn

Friday, March 16th 2012, 9:34

French actor Gerard Depardieu reveals he signed up to play former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn because he is "arrogant and smug".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Soldiers shot dead in French town

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 18:02

Two soldiers are shot dead and a third is wounded after an attacker on a scooter opens fire near a military base in south-west France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Abidal to have liver transplant

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 14:16

Barcelona confirm that their French international defender Eric Abidal is to undergo a liver transplant.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Warburton boosts Wales Slam bid

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 13:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Sam Warburton overcomes his knee injury in time to lead Wales in Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam match against France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

North Koreans perform in France

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Paris

A North Korean and a French orchestra perform together in a concert in Paris, led by renowned South Korean conductor Chung Myung-Whun.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France recall fit-again Yachvili

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Dimitri Yachvili is back at scrum-half as France make six changes to face Grand Slam-chasing Wales in Cardiff.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Film director Schoendoerffer dies

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 17:47

Oscar-winning French documentary-maker Pierre Schoendoerffer dies at the age of 83.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French far right looks west for votes

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:29

France's far right looks west for new voters
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UK review for French Connection

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fashion retailer French Connection says it is reviewing its UK store operations after reporting a sharp fall in profits.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Le Pen to run in French election

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 13:25

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she now has enough support to run for the presidency as Nicolas Sarkozy edges ahead in the polls.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UK 'puts energy in French hands'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Four

Four senior UK environmentalists tell the prime minister Britain's nuclear plans will effectively hand control of energy and climate policies to France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy 'in tomato prank apology'

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 21:03

French President Nicholas Sarkozy apologises to a policewoman after his teenage son apparently threw a tomato at her.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy threat over open borders

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:59

President Nicolas Sarkozy tells a campaign rally that France will withdraw from Europe's open borders agreement unless illegal immigration is tackled.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France 22-24 England

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 16:57
related places: Paris

England score three tries as they become the first side to win a Six Nations match in Paris since 2008.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Britain's Wiggins wins Paris-Nice

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 14:26
related places: Nice, Paris

Bradley Wiggins triumphs in the final time trial stage to become only the second Briton to win the Paris-Nice race.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French comics artist Moebius dies

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:55
related places: Paris

Jean Giraud, widely known as Moebius and one of France's leading comics artists, dies in Paris at the age of 73.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

England call up winger Sharples

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:36

England call up Charlie Sharples to replace injured wing David Strettle against France in Sunday's Six Nations match.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Polish PM denies Hollande boycott

Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:57
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk denies snubbing French Socialist election candidate Francois Hollande in favour of Nicolas Sarkozy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French question Breivik's father

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 17:41
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

The father of Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik is questioned by French and Norwegian police investigating the attacks in which 77 people died.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy to quit if he loses vote

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 15:52

Nicolas Sarkozy says he will give up politics if he fails to be re-elected president of France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico judge backs Cassez release

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican judge proposes the release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, whose 60-year sentence for kidnapping has been the source of friction with France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Sarkozy: Too many foreigners in France

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 22:56

French President Nicholas Sarkozy has said there are too many foreigners in France - and pledged to halve the number of immigrants arriving if he is re-elected later this year.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French breast implant boss jailed

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 10:36

Jean-Claude Mas, the head of the French implant supplier at the heart of a global health scare, is jailed for not paying his bail.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France 'has too many foreigners'

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 6:47

French President Nicholas Sarkozy says there are too many foreigners in France, and defends his plan to halve new arrivals if he is re-elected.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French PM prompts religious row

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 20:24

Muslim and Jewish groups react with dismay after French PM Francois Fillon suggests the religious slaughter of animals is out of date.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Skiers film French avalanche

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 13:40
related places: Savoie

Skiers at a resort in the Savoie region of France escaped injury when an avalanche plunged down the St Francois Longchamp mountain, at the weekend.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France 17-17 Ireland

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 17:02
related places: Paris

Ireland end France's Grand Slam hopes by securing a draw in an entertaining and keenly fought Six Nations match in Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Edith Bouvier returns to France

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Homs, Paris

Two French journalists who were caught up in shelling and smuggled out of Homs into Lebanon have been flown back to a military airport outside Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Sarkozy praises rescue mission

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 23:24

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy thanked all those involved in the rescuing of freelance reporter Edith Bouvier and photographer William Daniels.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Sarkozy hides in bar to avoid protest

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 22:25

Hundreds of angry protesters have booed French President Nicolas Sarkozy, forcing him to take shelter in a bar as he campaigned in the Basque country ahead of April's presidential election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy hides in bar amid protest

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 20:14

Protesters mob French President Nicolas Sarkozy as he campaigns for re-election in the Basque country, forcing him to take shelter in a bar.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Abu Nidal members ordered jailed

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 17:39
related countries: Greece Greece

A French court sentences in absentia three ex-members of the radical Palestinian Abu Nidal group to 30 years in jail over a deadly attack on a Greek cruise ship in 1988.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Profile: 2012 French candidates

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 1:51

Left, right, centre, green - France's presidential hopefuls
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France defeat Germany in friendly

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 23:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bremen, Chelsea

Chelsea's Florent Malouda scores as England's Euro 2012 Group D opponents France stun Germany 2-1 in Bremen.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'I worked in Homs makeshift hospital'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 21:10
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Homs

French surgeon tells of operating in Syria's besieged city of Homs
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ikea 'paid for police files'

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A French newspaper claims that Swedish furniture giant Ikea has paid for illegal access to police files on its staff and customers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Race attack' sparks French row

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 13:47

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen condemns a reported far right attack on a prominent broadcaster who challenged her on TV.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy orders new genocide law

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Armenia Armenia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy orders his government to draft a new law punishing denial of the Armenian genocide after a top court strikes down a previous bill.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Google 'fails EU privacy rules'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 16:58
related places: Eu

Google's new privacy policy may violate the European Union's data protection laws, according to the French data regulator.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

South Korea conductor goes North

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 13:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The renowned South Korean conductor Chung Myung-Whun is in North Korea to help its Unhasu orchestra prepare for a concert in France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France's Hollande: 75% wealth tax

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:41

The Socialist favourite in France's presidential election, Francois Hollande, calls for top earners to pay 75% of their income in tax.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Fishing boat towing stranded liner

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 5:44
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Italy Italy

A French fishing boat has come to the aid of an Italian cruise liner left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 600 passengers on board after a power failure.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hodgson back in England training

Monday, February 27th 2012, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charlie Hodgson is named in England's 32-man training squad ahead of the Six Nations match against France on 11 March.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France hails The Artist's triumph

Monday, February 27th 2012, 13:10

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is among those celebrating The Artist's five Academy Awards, but commentators say the ceremony was largely free of surprises.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Full-back Medard out for France

Monday, February 27th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland

France full-back Maxime Medard is ruled out of Sunday's Six Nations clash against Ireland because of injury.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The Artist triumphs at the Oscars

Monday, February 27th 2012, 8:58

Silent movie The Artist triumphs at the Oscars, winning five awards including best picture, best director and best actor.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Europeans extend Kabul withdrawal

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 17:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Kabul

France and Germany follow the US and Britain in withdrawing civilian staff from Afghan government institutions after the killing of two US Nato officers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: UK to elect MP in French Parliament

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 14:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has arrived on France's electoral map, as French people living north of the English Channel can vote in elections for the National Assembly with their own Deputy for the first time.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The Artist sweeps Spirit awards

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 5:05

French silent film The Artist is named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, one day before it is expected to take the top prize at the Oscars.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The Artist eyes Oscars prize

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 21:00

The final countdown to the Oscars has begun, with silent French film The Artist as the clear favourite to take the coveted best picture prize.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Campaign to save Manet painting

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 0:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Oxford

Oxford's Ashmolean Museum launches a campaign to buy a £28m painting by the French Impressionist Edouard Manet and prevent it leaving the UK.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hurt reporter asks to leave Syria

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 23:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Homs

Edith Bouvier, the French journalist hurt in an attack on the Syrian city of Homs, says she needs urgent medical attention and asks to be evacuated.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Western journalists die in Homs

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 19:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Homs, Western

American Marie Colvin of the UK's Sunday Times and French photographer Remi Ochlik are among 60 people killed as Syria steps up its clampdown.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Court blow for French far right

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 12:23

France's top court rejects a request by far right candidate Marine Le Pen to grant her supporters anonymity as she struggles to secure her place in the election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: New bells for Notre Dame anniversary

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 11:46
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

Bells at Notre Dame in Paris are being replaced to mark the 850th anniversary of the cathedral
Read the full article » | View on the map »

page 34/81

This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.


Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS