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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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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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New Zealand 37-17 France

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 10:18

New Zealand brush aside World Cup bogey team France to take a decisive grip on Pool A.
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Live text - New Zealand v France

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 8:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand score three quick first-half tries to stun France in Auckland.
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A little corner of England in France

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 23:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A bid to save a unique English house and garden in France
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Accuser to confront Strauss-Kahn

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 11:07

The former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is to appear face to face with a French writer who accuses him of trying to rape her in 2003.
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France imposes first niqab fines

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:32

Two Muslim women who continue to wear the full-face veil in defiance of a law banning it in France have been fined by a court.
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Sarkozy's best man faces charges

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:29

Nicolas Bazire, the best man at French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wedding, is charged with misuse of public funds over a 1990s election campaign.
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Defiantly veiled in France

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 15:59

First women fined under French ban speak out
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VIDEO: Niqab wearers fined in France

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:46

Two French Muslim women who continue to wear the full-face veil in defiance of a new law banning it in France have been issued fines by a court.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy: 'We need timetable on peace'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 18:03

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested the Palestinians should be given observer status at the UN rather than the full membership they are set to request.
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One killed in French heist drama

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 10:02
related places: Paris

A military-style assault on a safe deposit centre near Paris leaves one guard dead and two injured, with the attackers shooting at police as they escape.
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Chirac prosecutor seeks acquittal

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 8:26
related places: Paris

The Paris prosecutor asks for illegal party funding charges against former French President Jacques Chirac and nine others to be dropped.
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Briton dies after fight in Cannes

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 13:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cannes

A British man dies after a fight breaks out in the French Riviera resort of Cannes.
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Siemens 'in 500m-euro cash move'

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 9:37

Engineering group Siemens has withdrawn 500m euros from a French bank over concerns about its stability, according to reports.
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French media react to Strauss-Kahn interview

Monday, September 19th 2011, 10:42

French newspapers react to Strauss-Kahn's first TV interview
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Profits rise at French Connection

Monday, September 19th 2011, 6:52

Fashion retailer French Connection reports higher profits and says it sees "great opportunities" for the business.
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VIDEO: Strauss-Kahn: Liaison was 'inappropriate'

Monday, September 19th 2011, 1:25

The French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn has given his first interview since he was accused of attempting to rape a maid at a hotel in New York.
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Strauss-Kahn rues hotel liaison

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 23:24

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells French TV his liaison with a New York hotel maid was a "moral failing".
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Angry Nadal puts Spain in charge

Friday, September 16th 2011, 22:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Spain Spain

Rafael Nadal wins his match against France to put Spain on course for a Davis Cup semi-final, while Argentina establish a lead over Serbia.
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Paris bans Muslim street prayers

Friday, September 16th 2011, 21:18
related places: Paris

A ban on Muslims saying prayers in the street comes into effect in Paris with believers offered the use of a disused fire brigade barracks instead.
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Gaddafi loyalists resist in Sirte

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:32
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gaddafi loyalists mount a stiff resistance on the outskirts of Sirte, as their opponents begin an assault on one of the last Gaddafi strongholds.
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PSG interested in signing Beckham

Friday, September 16th 2011, 7:22
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo reveals he would like to bring "pop star" David Beckham to the Qatari-owned club.
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French Socialists hold TV debate

Friday, September 16th 2011, 1:11

The six contenders for the right to stand for France's opposition Socialists at the 2012 presidential election hold a live TV debate.
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VIDEO: World leaders met as heroes in Libya

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:06
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British PM David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are in Libya, the most senior Western leaders to visit since Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted.
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Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 11:56
related countries: Libya Libya

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are in Libya, the most senior Western leaders to visit since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted.
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Apple drops 'Jew or not Jew' app

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

US computer firm Apple withdraws a Jewish or Not Jewish mobile phone application from its French online store over legal data collection issues.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis threatens French banks

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:37
related countries: Greece Greece

Continuing concern over a possible Greek default is putting pressure on French banks, which are the most exposed to Greek debt.
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French banks feel eurozone pain

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 19:13

Credit rating agency Moody's downgrades Credit Agricole and Societe Generale after reviewing their exposure to Greek debt.
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Belgian king returns over crisis

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 16:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

King Albert II of Belgium is cutting short a holiday in France to fly back to Brussels as his appointed mediator struggles to form a new government.
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French ex-PM's acquittal upheld

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:40
related places: Paris

A Paris appeals court upholds the acquittal of former French PM Dominique de Villepin on charges of smearing President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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The cosy relations between France and Africa

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 12:39

The cosy relationship between French and African leaders
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Should Hitler's Wall be preserved?

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 2:06

Should French respect or revile Nazi coast defences?
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Top French ex-leaders 'got $20m'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 18:55

Former French President Jacques Chirac and PM Dominique de Villepin were given $20m by African leaders, a lawyer and former aide alleges.
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