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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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Euro for Greece 'was a mistake'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 4:30
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says allowing Greece into the eurozone was a "mistake" at the time, while Athens denies causing the debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Greece entering euro 'a mistake'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 1:40
related countries: Greece Greece

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he believes it was wrong to allow Greece into the euro in 2001, saying the country's economic figures did not add up.
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Peugeot Citroen to cut 6,000 jobs

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 11:13

French carmaker Peugeot Citroen says it plans to cut 6,000 jobs in an attempt to save 800m euros in costs.
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Mirror site to face French court

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's Sunday Mirror fails to stop Kylie Minogue's ex-boyfriend, actor Olivier Martinez, suing it in France for allegedly breaching his privacy.
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France to help Kenya's incursion

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

France will give logistical support to Kenyan forces pursuing Islamist militants across the border in Somalia, a French military spokesman says.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 7:04

Sportsday Live featuring Gareth Thomas's retirement from rugby, England's 5-0 ODI series defeat by India, QPR's stance on John Terry's alleged racist slur, plus more.
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VIDEO: Chinese buying French vineyards

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 3:39
related countries: China China

The Chinese are developing a new taste for French wines, leading some Chinese investors to buy vineyards in France.
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Dusautoir wins player of the year

Monday, October 24th 2011, 11:48

France captain Thierry Dusautoir is named the International Rugby Board's player of the year.
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PM clashes with Sarkozy over euro

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron clashes with French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who says he is "sick" of the UK offering advice on the euro despite not using it.
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World Cup final as it happened

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hosts New Zealand end 24 years of hurt in the final of the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park, edging underdogs France 8-7.
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Abducted stepdad jailed for death

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 0:56

A French father's 29-year fight for justice after the death of his daughter ends with her kidnapped stepfather being jailed for killing her.
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'Detoxifying' France's National Front

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 11:03

The charming face of France's far right National Front
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Lievremont wants final hangover

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 8:36

France coach Marc Lievremont says he would be happy to wake up with a hangover if it means his side win the Rugby World Cup.
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French rugby's moment of glory?

Friday, October 21st 2011, 23:21

Debate rages in France over its World Cup final team
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Galileo sat-nav rides into orbit

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:26
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

The first satellites for Galileo - Europe's GPS - are launched from French Guiana on a Soyuz rocket.
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Deadlock in the eurozone

Friday, October 21st 2011, 9:31
related countries: Germany Germany

No easy solution in sight as Germany and France differ
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New Zealand unchanged for final

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 20:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand coach Graham Henry names an unchanged side for Sunday's World Cup final against France.
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Sarkozy 'joy' at daughter's birth

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:47

French President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks about the birth of his daughter, describing it as a "profound joy", but a "private" one.
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Carla Bruni gives birth to girl

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 21:11
related places: Paris

Carla Bruni, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, gives birth to a girl in a Paris clinic where crowds of well-wishers have gathered, reports say.
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French woman held in Somalia dies

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A 66-year-old French woman kidnapped from Kenya by Somali gunmen has died, say French officials.
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France begins Afghan withdrawals

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 10:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Paris

France is set to pull out nearly 200 troops from Afghanistan in a few hours, kickstarting withdrawals announced three months ago by Paris.
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Shares fall on France rating fear

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 18:19
related countries: China China

European shares fall after Moody's warns about France's credit rating and figures show a slowdown in the rate of China's economic growth.
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IRB to assess Gatland cheat claim

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The International Rugby Board is to review Warren Gatland's claim he considered cheating in Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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Wales debated cheating - Gatland

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Warren Gatland admits he thought about asking one a forward to fake an injury during Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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Moody's warns on France's rating

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 7:10

Moody's, one of the main rating agencies, warns France that it may put a negative outlook on the country's top AAA credit rating.
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A rocket abroad - Soyuz in French Guiana

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:45
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana, Russia Russia
related places: Soyuz

Russian rocket gets new lease of life in South America
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VIDEO: Hollande set to challenge Sarkozy

Monday, October 17th 2011, 1:35

Francois Hollande has been elected the French Socialist Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election when he is expected to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Dream start for French Socialist hopeful

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 22:50

Fight for French presidency gets harder from now on
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Hollande elected to face Sarkozy

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 21:02

Francois Hollande is elected the French Socialist Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election when he is expected to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Henry hails 'heroic' All Blacks

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 12:36
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand coach Graham Henry describes his side's performance as "heroic" after they book a World Cup final against France by defeating Australia 20-6.
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Warburton banned for three weeks

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 7:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sam Warburton will miss Wales' World Cup third-place play-off match after receiving a three-week ban for his "dangerous tip tackle" in the semi-final defeat by France.
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EU summit 'decisive' for crisis

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 17:57
related places: Paris

The EU summit later this month will be "decisive" in tackling the eurozone debt crisis, says the French finance minister at the end of G20 talks in Paris.
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Red was right - ex-Wales captain

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 16:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Wales captain Robert Jones says Sam Warburton's sending-off in the World Cup semi-final defeat by France was the correct decision, although he believes 'the best team lost'.
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Fans watch 'brave' Wales bow out

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 14:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Wales narrowly lose their World Cup semi-final to France in New Zealand, as 61,500 fans watch on big screens at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
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Wales 8-9 France

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 9:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales' World Cup campaign ends in controversial fashion as France edge a nailbiting semi-final after Welsh captain Sam Warburton is sent off.
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Live text: Wales 8-9 France

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 6:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales, down to 14 men after the dismissal of captain Sam Waburton, lose their World Cup semi-final against France in heartbreaking fashion.
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French teacher dies from injuries

Friday, October 14th 2011, 15:20

A teacher with a "difficult" relationship with parents and pupils dies after setting herself on fire in the playground of her school in southern France.
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PSG make approach to sign Beckham

Friday, October 14th 2011, 6:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paris Saint-Germain make an approach to sign ex-England captain David Beckham when his contract at LA Galaxy expires in December.
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VIDEO: Strauss-Khan rape inquiry dropped

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:22

A French inquiry into as attempted rape claim against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dropped
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Strauss-Kahn sex case is dropped

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 16:13

The French inquiry into attempted rape allegations against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is dropped by the prosecutor's office.
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Hook replaces injured Priestland

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 2:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Hook will start at fly-half in place of the injured Rhys Priestland in Wales' World Cup semi-final against France on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Business booming at Paris pawn shop

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 5:50
related places: Paris

More and more people in Paris in need of extra cash are turning to the city's famous municipal pawn shop, the Credit Municipal de Paris.
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France unchanged for Wales clash

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 0:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France coach Marc Lievremont names an unchanged side to face Wales in Saturday's World Cup semi-final in Auckland.
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Shares rise on euro bank pledge

Monday, October 10th 2011, 22:02
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

US shares rise sharply as investors take comfort from the pledge by French and German leaders to protect European banks from the debt crisis.
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Moustache tribute to Lievremont

Monday, October 10th 2011, 21:28
related places: Bayonne, Lievremont, Montpellier

French side Bayonne pay the ultimate lip service to Marc Lievremont - by offering half-price admission to fans who sport a moustache for their game against Montpellier.
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Embattled Dexia gets huge bailout

Monday, October 10th 2011, 19:25
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

France, Belgium and Luxembourg look to secure the future of the troubled bank Dexia with a massive bailout, following fears it could go bankrupt.
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History beckons Wales - Jenkins

Monday, October 10th 2011, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Assistant coach Neil Jenkins says Wales' World Cup semi-final with France is "maybe the biggest game in Welsh rugby history".
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French Socialists to face run-off

Monday, October 10th 2011, 9:53
related countries: United States United States

Francois Hollande leads in a primary for the French Socialist Party's nomination ahead of presidential polls and will face rival Martine Aubry in a run-off.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis talks reach agreement

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 18:03
related countries: Germany Germany

A plan to protect Europe's banks from the effects of the eurozone debt crisis is much closer, the leaders of France and Germany say after meeting to discuss the issue.
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Euro crisis talks 'end in accord'

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 17:31
related places: Paris

The German and French leaders say they will propose "important changes" to the way the eurozone operates after talks on controlling the bloc's debt crisis.
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RFU to review Johnson's position

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 0:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Rugby Football Union will carry out a review of England's World Cup campaign before deciding whether or not Martin Johnson continues as manager.
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Wales delight but heartbreak for England

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 16:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France beat England and Wales overpower Ireland on a dramatic day of Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
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England 12-19 France

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 9:23

England crash out of the Rugby World Cup after being outplayed by France in their quarter-final in Auckland.
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Crisis tests French Socialist faith in spending

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 7:36

Crisis tests French Socialist faith in spending
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Live text - England v France

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 6:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France beat England 19-12 in their Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at Eden Park in Auckland to set up a semi-final meeting with Wales.
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Sarkozy warns Russia over Georgia

Friday, October 7th 2011, 23:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Tbilisi

French President Nicolas Sarkozy tells an audience in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, that Russia should stop making "threats" against the country.
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France acts against net pirates

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 10:43

A small number of French net users could be thrown offline as the country moves to enforce its tough anti-piracy laws.
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French poll contenders spar on TV

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 8:44

Livelier exchanges mark the final TV debate between the six rivals for the right to stand for France's opposition Socialists at the 2012 presidential poll.
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Flood starts alongside Wilkinson

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 0:55

England pick both Toby Flood and Jonny Wilkinson for the World Cup quarter-final against France, while Nick Easter, Tom Palmer and Mark Cueto return to the side.
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Samsung wants iPhone 4S Euro ban

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Italy Italy

Samsung is seeking an injunction to get the new iPhone 4S banned from sale in France and Italy.
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VIDEO: Eurozone crisis sparks fears for Dexia

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 22:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Eurozone debt crisis is turning into a banking crisis as a large European bank, Dexia, is in talks with France and Belgium about a rescue, amid fears it will run out of cash.
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Players let England down - Hape

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England centre Shontayne Hape says some of his team-mates' behaviour has let the squad down but urges them to focus on beating France in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Armitage banned for France match

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England winger Delon Armitage will miss Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash against France after being given a one-match ban for a dangerous high tackle.
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VIDEO: French woman kidnapped in Kenya

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 20:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A French woman has been kidnapped by an armed gang on Kenya's northern resort island of Manda and taken to Somalia, Kenyan officials say.
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French woman kidnapped in Kenya

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 20:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Lamu

Suspected Somali militants kidnap a disabled French woman on the Kenyan resort island of Manda and take her to Somalia, officials say.
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France still a threat - Johnson

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 10:54

England manager Martin Johnson says World Cup quarter-final opponents France should not be underestimated.
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Electric cars for hire in Paris

Friday, September 30th 2011, 23:11
related places: Paris

Paris lauches electric car rental as it aims to clear its traffic-clogged boulevards, hoping to build on the success of the Velib cycle hire scheme.
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VIDEO: Paris gets petrol-free rental car

Friday, September 30th 2011, 19:09
related places: Paris

A petrol-free car will be available for rent at more than 1,000 parking bays around the Paris from December
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Prehistoric art was child's play

Friday, September 30th 2011, 0:43

Prehistoric etchings found in a cave in France are the work of children as young as three years old, research suggests.
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VIDEO: Ancient 'cave art' found in France

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 23:39

Jessica Cooney, an archaeologist from Cambridge University, talks about paintings found in a cave "nursery" in France.
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Sarkozy in Morocco rail launch

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 19:38
related countries: Morocco Morocco

French President Nicholas Sarkozy visits Morocco to oversee the start of construction on a new TGV high-speed rail link.
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Strauss-Kahn faces French accuser

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 14:54
related places: Paris

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and French writer Tristane Banon, who accuses him of attempted rape, have confronted each other as part of a police investigation.
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No extradition for Rwanda widow

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court turns down a bid to extradite the widow of Rwanda's ex-President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose killing sparked the 1994 genocide.
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West angered by Israel expansion

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 22:03
related countries: Israel Israel, Sweden Sweden, United States United States
related places: Eu

The US, EU, France, Britain and Sweden express their disappointment as Israel approves the construction of 1,100 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo.
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'My love for Sarkozy the gardener'

Monday, September 26th 2011, 0:28

Why Carla Bruni fell for the French president
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French left captures upper house

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 21:48

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government loses its majority in the Senate to the left for the first time in modern French history.
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Spanish triumph at San Sebastian

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 12:01
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: San Sebastian

A Spanish film is the surprise winner of the top prize at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival in northern Spain, where France's Julie Delpy is also honoured.
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