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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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VIDEO: Turkey retaliates for French bill

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 20:00
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish prime minister has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian "genocide".
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Turkey retaliates for French bill

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 17:57
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish prime minister announces punitive measures against France after its parliament passes a bill criminalising denial of the Armenian "genocide".
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Turkey recalls envoy from France

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 14:39
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey recalls its ambassador to France in protest at a bill making it illegal to deny that the killing of Armenians in World War I was genocide.
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VIDEO: Debt crisis: What next for Europe?

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 5:43
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

While countries like Britain are resisting efforts to pool more sovereignty in economic terms, others like France and Germany are keen to press on with ever closer union. The BBC's Matthew Price looks at what's next for Europe.
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UK plays down breast implant fear

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 9:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British women with silicone breast implants made by a French company should not have them removed, a UK watchdog says, amid concerns over health risks.
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France alert on breast implants

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 17:14

Thirty thousand women in France, given a potentially defective breast implant, will be told this week whether to have them removed.
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France genocide law angers Turkey

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 16:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's president urges France to scrap plans for a bill criminalising the denial of the 1915-16 mass killings of Armenians as genocide.
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Triple jumper Tamgho hit with ban

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 15:25

French triple jumper Teddy Tamgho is banned for 12 months, six of which are suspended, after being involved in a fight with a female athlete.
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VIDEO: Cinema's first blockbuster restored

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 10:12

The 1902 silent movie A Trip to the Moon by the French film-maker Georges Melies has been restored in one of the most complex and ambitious movie projects ever.
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Olympic rings at Channel Tunnel

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 1:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A giant set of Olympic rings is unveiled at the entrance to Channel Tunnel in France - mainland Europe's gateway to London 2012.
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Fitch changes outlook on France

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 8:36

Ratings agency Fitch affirms France's top-notch AAA credit rating but revises its outlook on the country to "negative".
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VIDEO: Soyuz launches six satellites

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 4:57
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana, Russia Russia
related places: Sinnamary

A Russian Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana - only the second such vehicle to fly out of the territory's new Sinnamary spaceport.
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Soyuz launches satellite sextet

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 3:12
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana, Russia Russia
related places: Sinnamary

A Russian Soyuz rocket launches from French Guiana - only the second such vehicle to fly out of the territory's new Sinnamary spaceport.
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VIDEO: Cargo ship crew rescued off France

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 3:03

A rescue operation has been taking place off the French coast after a cargo ship ran aground in heavy storms.
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A literary haven on the Seine

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 0:59

Paris's Beat-era bookshop where authors read, write and sleep
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Calm rhetoric, Clegg urges French

Friday, December 16th 2011, 20:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg tells the French prime minister that steps should be taken to "calm the rhetoric" on the UK economy.
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VIDEO: Cargo ship aground off French coast

Friday, December 16th 2011, 17:00
related countries: Malta Malta

A Maltese-registered cargo ship has run aground of the coast of Brittany, leaking oil onto a nearby beach.
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Power cuts as storm lashes France

Friday, December 16th 2011, 10:45

A storm lashes north-western France, leaving thousands of homes without power and oil leaking from a stranded cargo ship.
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France convicts Carlos the Jackal

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 23:31

Self-styled revolutionary "Carlos the Jackal" is convicted by a French court of organising four deadly attacks in the 1980s and sentenced to life in prison.
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Chirac 'lacks strength to appeal'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 22:42

Former French President Jacques Chirac says he has no plans to appeal againt a sentence for diverting public funds, but denies the charges.
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Golden Globes: A transatlantic love affair

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 18:58

Hollywood and France fall for each other at the Golden Globes
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French call to downgrade UK first

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 18:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French central bank head Christian Noyer says ratings agencies should downgrade the UK before France because its economy is weaker.
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Chirac found guilty of corruption

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 16:22

A French court gives former President Jacques Chirac a two-year suspended sentence for diverting public funds and abusing public trust.
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VIDEO: Chirac guilty of corruption

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 16:03

A French court has given former President Jacques Chirac a two-year suspended prison sentence for diverting public funds and abusing public trust.
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Paris museum buys Bronte treasure

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French museum wins a bidding war for an unpublished Charlotte Bronte manuscript, dashing hopes that it could return to the author's former home.
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Jackson inspired to act by father

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:18
related places: Paris

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris says that her father was the inspiration to embark upon a film career.
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Verdict due in Chirac fraud trial

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 4:49
related places: Chirac

A French court is due to deliver its verdict in the long-running corruption trial of former French President Jacques Chirac.
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Renault heirs challenge seizure

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:37
related places: Renault

Heirs of the founder of the French car company Renault demand in court compensation for the nationalisation of the firm after World War II.
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British man floods French villa

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British man causes thousands of euros worth of damage after appropriating a luxury villa on the French coast to seduce an American girl, media reports say.
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Credit Agricole to cut 2,350 jobs

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:43

French bank Credit Agricole, one of the most exposed to the eurozone debt crisis, says it will cut 2,350 jobs worldwide.
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Bag of sweets prompts fatal fire

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 12:50
related places: Marseille

A fire at a retirement home in the French city of Marseille, blamed on a resident opening a bag of sweets, leaves six women dead.
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Canada under fire over Kyoto exit

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Canada Canada, Japan Japan
related places: Kyoto, Ottawa

France, China and Japan criticise Canada for formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, but Australia defends Ottawa's decision.
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Mali arrests French 'kidnappers'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 11:06
related countries: Mali Mali

The alleged kidnappers of two Frenchmen in the West African state of Mali last month have been arrested, Malian officials say.
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Wine record at Paris duty free

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:44
related places: Paris

A traveller "from Asia" makes a record purchase at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport, spending nearly 50,000 euros on six bottles of exclusive wine.
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Frenchman in 'pro-Hmong suicide'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:24
related countries: Laos Laos

A retired French colonel killed himself to protest against "indifference" to the plight of Laos's Hmong minority, French media report.
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Sarkozy: Now clearly two Europes

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:00
related places: Eu

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says there are now clearly two Europes following last week's summit in which the UK vetoed EU treaty changes.
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VIDEO: Catholic protest at 'blasphemous' play

Monday, December 12th 2011, 7:47
related places: Paris

Riot police in Paris have been brought in to protect a city centre theatre putting on a play said to be blasphemous by many Catholics.
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Jailed Noriega arrives in Panama

Monday, December 12th 2011, 4:56
related countries: Panama Panama
related places: Paris

Panama's jailed ex-ruler Manuel Noriega returns to his homeland after being extradited from France to serve sentences for murder and other crimes.
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VIDEO: De Villepin to run for president

Monday, December 12th 2011, 3:13

The former prime minister of France, Dominique de Villepin, has announced he will stand in next year's presidential elections.
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Villepin to stand for president

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 22:30

French former prime minister and centre-right politician Dominique de Villepin announces he will stand for president in the 2012 election.
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MP sorry for 'Nazi' guest photos

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 15:58

A Staffordshire MP apologises for the "inappropriate behaviour" of fellow guests he was with on a stag party in France.
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France's Areva to 'make big loss'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 12:59

The French industry minister has said that nuclear reactor maker Areva will announce large losses on Tuesday.
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French bank ratings cut further

Friday, December 9th 2011, 17:38

Credit rating agency Moody's downgrades France's big three banks, two for the second time, citing their funding difficulties.
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PM blocks EU-wide treaty changes

Friday, December 9th 2011, 14:14
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cameron, Eu

The PM effectively vetoes an EU-wide treaty change, after making what French President Nicolas Sarkozy called "unacceptable" demands.
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Eurozone deal reached without UK

Friday, December 9th 2011, 13:39

The eurozone states agree to closer integration of tax and budgets to save the euro, but a bid to include all 27 EU members fails amid British objections.
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Panama prepares Noriega's return

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 2:42
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama's jailed former ruler Manuel Noriega will be extradited from France to his homeland on Sunday, Panama's foreign minister says.
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Common taxes urged for eurozone

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 18:06
related countries: Germany Germany

President Sarkozy of France and Germany's Chancellor Merkel call for the eurozone to have common corporation and financial transaction taxes.
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Stun gas used in Paris rhino raid

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 11:59
related places: Paris

Thieves use a "paralysing" gas during the theft of a rhino horn from a Paris museum, the latest in a string of such thefts.
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Comet owner sees half-year loss

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:29

Anglo-French electrical retailer Kesa, which is selling its Comet business, reports a half-year loss and says market conditions are more challenging.
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France eyes new prostitution law

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 9:13

The French parliament backs a cross-party resolution to fight prostitution by making payment for sex a crime punishable by fines and prison.
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VIDEO: Eurozone: Geithner to meet Sarkozy

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:41
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is due to hold talks with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy about the state of the eurozone.
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French Alpine glaciers in retreat

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 1:24

Glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years, according to new research.
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Eurozone duo restate reform plan

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:54
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany reaffirm their commitment to reform the eurozone, as a top credit agency says ratings for most euro countries could be hit.
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VIDEO: Mixed support for the euro in France

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 7:55
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany have been the powerhouses behind European integration since 1992, however it now seems that ordinary French people are less keen on the European Union.
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VIDEO: Ratings agency warns euro nations

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 5:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Ratings agency Standard and Poor has put almost the entire eurozone, including Germany and France, on "credit watch" due to fears over the impact of the debt crisis.
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Eurozone 'needs tougher treaty'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:34
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany call for a tougher EU treaty to cope with the eurozone crisis, as 15 countries are warned their credit rating could be downgraded.
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VIDEO: Leaders discuss eurozone changes

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

The leaders of France and Germany are meeting in Paris to work on a plan for tighter financial integration that will be debated at Friday's European Union summit.
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Sarkozy and Merkel meet on euro

Monday, December 5th 2011, 12:44
related countries: Germany Germany

France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel are to unveil proposals on the eurozone debt crisis, at the start of a critical week for the EU.
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Activists raid French atomic site

Monday, December 5th 2011, 11:03

Environmental activists break into a French nuclear power station, to highlight the "vulnerability" of atomic sites in France.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy and Merkel meet on euro

Monday, December 5th 2011, 6:12
related countries: Germany Germany

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to meet to agree on joint proposals aimed at resolving the eurozone debt crisis.
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France reduces Iran embassy staff

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 15:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

France brings a number of diplomats and their families home from Iran, following Tuesday's attack on the British embassy in Tehran.
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Guinea Bissau head seriously ill

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 17:22
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
related places: Paris

The president of Guinea Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, is in hospital in Paris after becoming seriously ill, the BBC has confirmed.
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PM and Sarkozy in eurozone talks

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 14:48
related places: Paris

Prime Minister David Cameron discusses the eurozone debt crisis with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.
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Merkel pushes euro fiscal union

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 13:51
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe is working towards setting up a "fiscal union", in an effort to resolve the eurozone's debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy backs closer Germany ties

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 22:41
related countries: Germany Germany

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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Sarkozy backs closer German ties

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 20:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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Lenny Kravitz gets French honour

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 9:33
related places: Paris

Rock star Lenny Kravitz is presented with one of France's highest cultural awards at a ceremony in Paris.
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VIDEO: Oscar Wilde's restored tomb unveiled

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 22:05
related places: Paris

Oscar Wilde's restored tomb is unveiled in Paris, complete with a glass barrier to make it "kiss-proof".
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Somali pirates jailed in France

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 21:57
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A French court jails five Somali men for between four and eight years for hijacking a yacht and taking a French couple hostage.
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Restored Wilde tomb is unveiled

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 17:08
related places: Paris

Oscar Wilde's restored tomb is unveiled in Paris, complete with a glass barrier to make it 'kiss-proof'.
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Syrian government days 'numbered'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 14:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says time is running out for the Syrian leader after the Arab League agrees sanctions against Damascus.
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AUDIO: Was Strauss-Kahn set up?

Monday, November 28th 2011, 8:18

Investigative journalist Edward Epstein describes evidence he has uncovered which he believes shows Dominique Strauss-Kahn was set up, while political commentator Ann-Elisabeth Moutet analyses how the report has been received in France.
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German protests at nuclear train

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Anti-nuclear activists protest in Germany as a train carrying reprocessed waste from France crosses the border.
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A century of Harry's Bar in Paris

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:19
related places: Bar, Paris

Iconic Paris bar marks centenary with nostalgia-fest
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Friday, November 25th 2011, 8:00

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest news on the leaked RFU reports, David Beckham and Carlos Tevez's possible moves and updates from the ATP World Tour Finals, plus more
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VIDEO: Sarkozy and Merkel back Italian PM

Friday, November 25th 2011, 2:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy
related places: Eu

The leaders of France and Germany are proposing changes to EU treaties, to tighten control over the eurozone.
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Germany nuclear protest clashes

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 22:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in northern Germany use water cannons after scuffles break out with protesters trying to stop a shipment of nuclear waste from France.
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Live - Nadal v Tsonga

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 19:58

Spain's Rafael Nadal and France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga meet in Group B's final round-robin match at the World Tour Finals with the winner advancing to the knockout stages.
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