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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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UK economy 'to beat France by 2020'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's economy is set to overtake France by 2020 to become the second largest in Europe, consultancy firm PwC forecasts.
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Yorkshire sends off Tour de France

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 11:10

Thousands of cycling fans gather in Yorkshire as Chris Froome begins his defence of the Tour de France in Leeds.
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What the Tour riders might not see

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Things the Tour de France cyclists will probably miss on UK route
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France 0-1 Germany

Friday, July 4th 2014, 18:46

Germany progress to a record fourth successive World Cup semi-final as Mats Hummels' header knocks out France.
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VIDEO: French teacher 'stabbed by parent'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 17:10
related places: Albi

A primary school teacher in the southern French town of Albi has been stabbed to death in front of her class by a pupil's mother, police say.
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French teacher 'stabbed by parent'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:46

A primary school teacher in the southern French town of Albi has been stabbed to death in front of her class by a pupil's mother, police say.
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Germany downplay illness concerns

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:59

Joachim Low expects to have a strong squad to choose from for Germany's quarter-final against France despite illness in the camp.
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France steps up airport security

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

France has become the latest country to increase airport security in line with a US request to enhance screening for flights to America.
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French firm wins 7-year DLR contract

Friday, July 4th 2014, 7:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

French transport group Keolis has been awarded a new franchise to operate London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) from December 2014.
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Flags out for France-Germany fixture

Friday, July 4th 2014, 0:54

France-Germany fixture stokes old rivalry
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Opening ceremony launches Tour

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 20:45

Participants in the Tour de France parade through the centre of Leeds before taking part in the opening ceremony.
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Contador my main threat - Froome

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 21:14
related countries: Spain Spain

Britain's Chris Froome believes Spain's Alberto Contador is his biggest threat in this year's Tour de France.
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Hopes rise for new Ukraine ceasefire

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 21:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have agreed on steps aimed at ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
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Sarkozy: Case against me 'political'

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:20

Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy says the French judiciary is "being used for political ends", as he is formally investigated for influence peddling.
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Sarkozy placed under investigation

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 12:55

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy is placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling, after a day of police questioning.
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South Africa's Impey fails drugs test

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 11:11

Daryl Impey, who briefly led the Tour de France last year, is suspended by his team after failing a drugs test.
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French police disband migrant camps

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Police in the French port of Calais clear makeshift camps occupied by migrants from Africa and the Middle East who are trying to get to Britain.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy placed under investigation

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 5:16

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling.
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VIDEO: French full veil ban upheld by court

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:50

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban in France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil - the niqab.
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Burkina Faso’s French knicker-makers

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:08

The homespun tailors sewing knickers for a French lingerie label
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Sarkozy held over influence claims

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 21:43

Nicolas Sarkozy is detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling - unprecedented for a former French president - and his lawyer is charged.
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Court upholds French full veil ban

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 11:45

The European Court of Human Rights upholds France's ban on wearing the Muslim full-face veil or niqab.
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France 2-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 30th 2014, 21:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as second-half goals knock out Nigeria in Brasilia.
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Ukraine and Russia to work on truce

Monday, June 30th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia agree to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says.
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Russians get French warship training

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:18
related countries: Russia Russia

A group of 400 Russian sailors arrives in France for training aboard one of two warships being sold to their country despite international criticism.
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Nigeria bonuses not an issue - Mikel

Monday, June 30th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

John Mikel Obi says Nigeria's bonus row "wasn't a major issue" and will not affect the team in Monday's last-16 game against France.
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More Ukraine talks amid clashes

Monday, June 30th 2014, 8:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to hold more talks over the conflict in east Ukraine as the end of a ceasefire with separatists nears.
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India launches five satellites

Monday, June 30th 2014, 5:40
related countries: India India

India puts into orbit five foreign satellites, including one built by France, to observe the earth.
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World Cup run lights up France

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:05

Can France's footballers continue to bring joy to the nation?
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BNP Paribas to be 'punished heavily'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

The boss of BNP Paribas writes to staff warning that the French banking giant will be fined heavily by US authorities.
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Williams makes shock Wimbledon exit

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 18:54

Serena Williams suffers her earliest Wimbledon defeat since 2005 as she loses to France's Alize Cornet in the third round.
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VIDEO: Gay pride around the world

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

People in London, Paris and Singapore have gathered to celebrate gay rights.
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Clermont pick second female coach

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 17:06
related places: Clermont

Clermont appoint former France women's captain Corinne Diacre to succeed Helena Costa as manager.
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Ex-envoy probed over Monaco murder

Friday, June 27th 2014, 21:13
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Poland Poland

Poland's ex-honorary consul in Monaco is being formally investigated for ordering the murder of his heiress mother-in-law, prosecutors say.
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BNP Paribas 'to pay $8.9bn US fine'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 19:41
related countries: United States United States

US authorities will announce early next week that French banking group BNP Paribas has agreed to pay a fine of $8.9bn for allegedly violating sanctions rules, reports suggest.
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Wiggins out as Froome leads Sky at Tour

Friday, June 27th 2014, 10:47

Sir Bradley Wiggins will not race in the Tour de France, with Team Sky confirming Chris Froome will again lead the team.
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Brussels murders extradition ordered

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 9:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A French court orders the extradition to Belgium of Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of murdering four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum.
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French air traffic strike ends early

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 2:32

A strike by French air traffic controllers that caused widespread disruption to UK flights comes to an end.
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World Cup: Ecuador 0-0 France

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:24
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

France win their 2014 Fifa World Cup group and set up a last-16 tie with Nigeria after a goalless draw with 10-man Ecuador.
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Doctor 'not guilty' of mercy deaths

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:25

A French court acquits a doctor of poisoning charges after giving lethal injections to help seven of his terminally ill patients die.
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Wonderbra firms set to reunite

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

US underwear firm HanesBrands is to buy French rival DBApparel in a 400m-euro deal giving it the right to sell the Wonderbra and Playtex brands globally.
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French life support removal blocked

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 11:33

French doctors must keep treating a man who has been in a coma for six years, the European Court of Human Rights rules.
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French court decides on life support

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 14:23

France's highest court, the Council of State, rules in favour of ending life support for a tetraplegic man in a case seen as unprecedented for the country.
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Shot Monaco heiress's daughter held

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Police investigating the killing of Monaco heiress Helene Pastor last month detain 23 people in France, including her daughter and son-in-law.
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Flights disrupted by French strike

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 11:02

Passengers are facing delays on the first day of an air traffic controllers' strike in France in protest against budget cuts.
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Le Pen and Wilders fail to form bloc

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:40
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

France's National Front (FN) fails to link up with the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders, reducing both parties' influence in the European Parliament.
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Female coach rejects Clermont role

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:34
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Clermont

Portuguese coach Helena Costa decides not to take up head coach's job at French Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot.
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Cave given world heritage status

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:59

A prehistoric cave in southern France featuring 1,000 drawings dating back to 36,000 years ago, is inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage list.
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France claims victory in Alstom deal

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:20

The boss of rail and energy group Alstom says the $17bn deal to sell most of its power business to General Electric will protect France's interests and save jobs.
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France sparks .wine address row

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 13:17

France has expressed anger at the organisation responsible for assigning internet domains over the planned launch of .wine and .vin addresses.
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Thousands descend for Hellfest 2014

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 12:59
related places: Clisson

See the pictures from what's known as the "extreme music festival", held in the town of Clisson in west of France. The annual music event has been going since 2006 and this year features headliners Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath.
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Alstom board votes to accepts GE bid

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 1:14

The board of French rail and energy group Alstom votes to accept a $17bn offer from General Electric, in what could be GE's biggest ever acquisition.
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The face of British poverty in France

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 23:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The many faces of British expat poverty in France since 1823
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GE front-runner for Alstom takeover

Friday, June 20th 2014, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

The bid battle for France's rail and energy group Alstom shifts in favour of General Electric after the US firm agrees to work with French state on a new offer.
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French court says end life support

Friday, June 20th 2014, 12:20

A man in a vegetative state, whose fate has split his family, should have his life support ended, the public rapporteur of France's top court says.
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Siemens and Mitsubishi up Alstom bid

Friday, June 20th 2014, 6:17

Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sweeten their offer to buy the energy business of France's Alstom, in the latest move by competing bidders.
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GE revises bid for France's Alstom

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 18:18

General Electric revises its bid for the energy business of France's Alstom to try and convince the government that its bid is better than a rival one by Siemens-Mitsubishi.
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EU benefits case goes against UK

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 16:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A pregnant French woman denied benefits in the UK was entitled to the payments, the European Court of Justice rules.
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Rik Mayall mourned at Devon funeral

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 16:30

Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and other friends of Rik Mayall join his family to mourn the comedian and actor at a private funeral in Devon.
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Victor Hugo attacked by French students

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 11:13

Victor Hugo comes under fire from angry French students
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VIDEO: French rail strike enters second week

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 19:18

A strike by rail staff in France enters its second week with no sign of a settlement.
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Injured Wiggins out of Swiss race

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 11:11
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Sir Bradley Wiggins is out of the Tour of Switzerland through injury, less than three weeks before the Tour de France.
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Father guilty of killer's kidnap

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 10:05
related places: Paris

A court in Paris gives Frenchman Andre Bamberski a one-year suspended jail sentence for ordering the kidnapping of his daughter's killer.
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Alstom bidders woo France's Hollande

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:41

Executives from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries meet French President Francois Hollande for talks about buying parts of engineering firm Alstom.
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France condemns attack on Roma boy

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:25
related places: Paris

The French president condemns a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate.
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Firms launch fresh Alstom gas bid

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:51

Siemens and Mitsubishi have come up with a fresh offer for France's Alstom in a rival attempt to General Electric's bid.
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Pogba told to stay calm by team-mates

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:42

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is warned by players to keep his cool for the remainder of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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French exams hit by rail strike

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:09

Rail workers go on strike in France for a sixth day, as almost 700,000 students take their final school exams., the Baccalaureate.
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France 3-0 Honduras

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 21:57
related countries: Honduras Honduras

France become the first team to benefit from goalline technology at a Fifa World Cup during their impressive win over Honduras.
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Australia 6-0 France

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 12:04

Australia take a decisive 2-0 series lead despite a much-improved display from France in the second Test in Melbourne.
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Chelsea defender Luiz to join PSG

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:50

Paris St-Germain announce the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz on a five-year contract.
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France rail strike halts many trains

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:07

A strike by train staff in France - already three days old - halts many rail services and is set to run into the weekend.
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Manchester City agree deal for Sagna

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:12

Premier League champions Manchester City reach an agreement to sign France defender Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.
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Family tiff in French National Front

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 23:48

Testing time for French National Front leader
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Court backs Monaco love child story

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Monaco Monaco
related places: Paris

The European Court of Human Rights defends Paris-Match magazine for revealing that Monaco's Prince Albert II had a love child in 2005.
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European cities hit by strikes

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 21:06

A strike against a mobile taxi service prompts protests by cab drivers across Europe, while rail services are disrupted by action in France.
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Mitsubishi joins scramble for Alstom

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 18:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan

Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi joins forces with German firm Siemens to come up with a fresh offer for France's Alstom.
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Rare brown bear found dead in France

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 15:53
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A brown bear introduced into the French Pyrenees from Slovenia in 2006 has been found dead.
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