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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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Champion Sharapova through in Paris

Monday, May 25th 2015, 16:06
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Paris

Maria Sharapova makes a successful start to her defence of the French Open title while Tomas Berdych also wins in Paris.
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French film Dheepan wins at Cannes

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 20:09
related places: Cannes

French director Jacques Audiard's film, Dheepan, wins the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.
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Federer unhappy with Paris security

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 15:05
related places: Paris

Roger Federer criticises French Open security after a spectator runs onto court and attempts to take a photograph with him.
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'Confident' Murray set for Paris bow

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British number one Andy Murray is among five British players in first-round action at the French Open on Monday.
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Federer & Halep win at French Open

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:43
related countries: Romania Romania, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Paris

Roger Federer and women's third seed Simona Halep progress in straight sets on the opening day of the French Open.
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Edmund & Konta into French Open draw

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta qualify for the main draw in the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray hails 'best clay-court' form

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.
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Walkout hits Eiffel Tower tourists

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 15:57
related places: Paris

The Eiffel Tower shuts down for six hours because of a staff walkout in protest against a surge in pickpocketing gangs.
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Luiz dismisses 'virgin' reports

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 9:58

Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz accuses the media of a lack of respect after dismissing reports he is a virgin.
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Raonic pulls out of French Open

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 18:31

World number six Milos Raonic pulls out of next week's French Open after failing to recover from a foot injury.
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16th Century Reformation notes found

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 14:40

A first edition of one of the most important works of the man who inspired the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, is discovered in a library in France.
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France 'kills key jihadists' in Mali

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:07
related countries: Mali Mali

French special forces kill four jihadists, including two leaders, in a raid in northern Mali, the defence ministry says.
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PSG stars top Man City in wage list

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 14:19

Paris St-Germain replace Manchester City as the best paid team in world sport, according to a new survey.
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VIDEO: Paris stained-glass windows restored

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 4:32
related places: Paris

The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.
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Germanwings victims all identified

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 17:26

All the human remains recovered from the scene of the Germanwings air crash have been identified and can now be returned to their families, a French prosecutor says.
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'Huge drugs haul' in Sahara desert

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 16:59
related countries: Niger Niger

The French army says it has seized 1.5 tonnes of drugs and a cache of weapons from militant Islamists in the desert in Niger.
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France teachers strike over reforms

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Teachers across France go on strike against the government's proposed education reforms, including devoting less time to Latin and Greek.
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Cartoonist Luz leaves Charlie Hebdo

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 0:47
related places: Paris

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist "Luz" who designed its cover image of Muhammad after the Paris attacks announces he is leaving the magazine.
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French teachers strike over change plans

Monday, May 18th 2015, 23:42

French teachers strike over plans to ditch Latin
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France clears police over teen deaths

Monday, May 18th 2015, 15:14

A court in France acquits two police officers accused of failing to help two boys whose deaths at a power substation led to weeks of riots.
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Woodward 'on France job shortlist'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 12:27

Sir Clive Woodward is among eight candidates in line to take over as France coach after the World Cup, reports L'Equipe.
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Gucci sues Alibaba over 'fake goods'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 11:47
related countries: China China

The French owner of Gucci and other luxury brands sues Chinese internet shopping giant Alibaba over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods.
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Harlequins agree to sign Roberts

Monday, May 18th 2015, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Harlequins agree a deal to sign Wales international centre Jamie Roberts from French Top 14 side Racing Metro.
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Montpellier 1-2 Paris St-Germain

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 22:01
related places: Montpellier

Paris St-Germain are French champions for the third consecutive season after a hard-fought away win at Montpellier.
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Nadal loss hurts French Open seeding

Friday, May 15th 2015, 23:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Rafael Nadal loses to Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer reach semis.
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Fury at France mystery wreck ruling

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 9:27

Families of sailors killed in a shipwreck off Cornwall express outrage after a French court dismissed their last-ditch bid to find out what happened.
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Cannes Film Festival gets under way

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:24

The Cannes Film Festival is getting under way in the south of France, with Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman among the notables due to attend.
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Eurozone economy grows by 0.4%

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:20

The economy of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, as its slow recovery continues.
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Everett signs up for Musketeers

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:16

Actor Rupert Everett is to play a corrupt governor of 17th Century Paris in the third series of The Musketeers.
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Hollande pledges Haiti investment

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:22
related countries: Haiti Haiti

French President Francois Hollande pledges investment to Haiti, but steers clear of the reparations some in the ex-colony are demanding from Paris.
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Easyjet shares hit by strike impact

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:00

Shares in Easyjet fall by more than 9% after the airline says the disruption from April's air traffic control strikes in France will cut profits by £25m.
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France searches for stolen monkeys

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 11:50
related places: Beauval

Police are searching for seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silvery marmosets stolen from Beauval zoo in central France at the weekend.
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VIDEO: France's Hollande meets Castros

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

French President Francois Hollande has met Cuba's 1959 revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro on a historic trip to Havana.
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Hollande meets Castro brothers

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 1:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

French President Francois Hollande meets revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, in the first Cuba visit by a West European leader since the 80s.
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Le Pen father to set up 'grouping'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 21:43

France's National Front (FN) founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says he plans to set up his own "grouping" after being suspended from the far-right party.
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Eurostar bans artillery shell in bag

Monday, May 11th 2015, 12:33
related places: Paris

The Gare du Nord railway station in Paris was evacuated after a man tried to board a Eurostar train with an artillery shell in his luggage.
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China firm on mass holiday to France

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:18
related countries: China China

A Chinese company has paid for 6,400 of its employees to go on holiday to France for four days.
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VIDEO: France ceremony marks VE Day

Friday, May 8th 2015, 9:55
related places: Paris

A VE Day ceremony has taken place in Paris marking 70 years since the end of World War Two.
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Could Girlhood change French cinema?

Friday, May 8th 2015, 0:18

What the success of Girlhood could mean for French cinema
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Top al-Qaeda militant 'killed'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 19:33
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen says a US air strike has killed Nasser al-Ansi, a militant who claimed January's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Thursday, May 7th 2015, 11:19

A French court rules that wire-tapped conversations between ex-President Sarkozy and his lawyer can be used as evidence.
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Pilot 'had tried Alps crash descent'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:35

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps appears to have practised a rapid descent on a previous flight, investigators say.
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French banks' profits beat forecasts

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 16:09

Two of France's leading banks, Societe Generale and Credit Agricole, report higher earnings, helped by a recovery in Europe's economy.
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UN whistle-blower suspension 'unlawful'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 14:08

A whistle-blower who revealed allegations of child sex abuse by French peacekeepers in the CAR should be re-instated immediately, a tribunal says.
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VIDEO: Alps crash: Co-pilot rehearsed descent

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 13:21

French investigators have found that the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings flight into the French Alps in March may have rehearsed the manouevre.
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Abbott dismisses 'gay partner snub'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses as "trivia" a media row over his treatment of the gay partner of his ambassador to France.
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France expands spy agency powers

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 2:02

Controversial rules to strengthen French intelligence services, with the aim of preventing Islamist attacks, are approved by parliament.
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Disputed NY award for Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 1:36

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo receives a controversial freedom of speech award in New York, but six writers boycott the ceremony.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 22:31

Radamel Falcao could stay at Manchester United, Arsenal eye French-based pair, Chelsea look to revamp squad, plus more.
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Le Pen 'ashamed' Marine has his name

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 15:10

France's National Front party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says he is "ashamed" his daughter Marine still has his name, amid a growing family feud.
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FN's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended

Monday, May 4th 2015, 20:36

France's National Front suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a series of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter Marine.
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Le Pen rejects FN bid to silence him

Monday, May 4th 2015, 14:18

French ex-National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen refuses to appear before a party board deciding his fate over a series of inflammatory remarks.
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Surveillance law prompts unease in France

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 23:20

Proposed surveillance law prompts unease in France
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VIDEO: France probes CAR child abuse claim

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 13:24
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The French government says an investigation is under way into claims French soldiers in the Central African Republic sexually abused children.
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'No mercy' if CAR abuse proven

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:47
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French President Francois Hollande says there will be "no mercy" for any soldiers found to have abused children in the Central African Republic.
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Spy scandal turns tables on Merkel government

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Embarrassment over allegations Germany spied on France for the US
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Germans 'helped US spy on France'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 9:50
related countries: United States United States

Germany's national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of US intelligence, reports say.
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McDonald's China supplier fined

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 6:25

Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Angel Di Maria, Marseille consider Patrick Vieira, plus more.
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Charlie artist ends Muhammad cartoons

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 18:42
related places: Paris

Charlie Hebdo artist "Luz", who designed the satirical magazine's front page after the Paris attacks, says he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad.
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France investigates CAR abuse claim

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Paris

A Paris prosecutor confirms an investigation is under way into claims French soldiers in the Central African Republic sexually abused children.
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Ruling on French gay blood donor ban

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 17:27
related places: Eu

A ban on gay men giving blood in France may be justified but only if there are no alternatives, the EU's top court says.
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France outcry over school skirt ban

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 12:11

France faces a fresh backlash against its ban on religious signs in schools after a 15-year-old Muslim girl is sent home for wearing a long black skirt.
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France increases defence spending

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 10:16

French President Francois Hollande says defence spending will rise by nearly 4bn euros to tackle extremist threats "at home and overseas".
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French boss forced out over taxi bill

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 9:52

Agnes Saal resigns as head of France's National Audiovisual Institute after spending some €40,000 in taxi journeys in 10 months.
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VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia.
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Authors boycott PEN gala over award

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six writers, including Michael Ondaatje and Peter Carey, boycott a major US literary event over plans to give French magazine Charlie Hebdo a freedom of speech award.
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China overtakes France in vineyards

Monday, April 27th 2015, 13:25
related countries: China China, Spain Spain

China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.
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Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 20:51

France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp.
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VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave

Friday, April 24th 2015, 5:32

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
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France 'foils five terror attacks'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 11:21

French police have foiled five recent terror plots, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says, amid tightened security in the wake of deadly attacks in January.
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VIDEO: The migrants who make it to Calais

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 5:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Calais

Paris Correspondent, Lucy Williamson has been to hear Mohammed's story, a 35 year old from Sudan.
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Man 'planned France church attacks'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:32
related places: Paris

A man suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on "one or two churches" has been arrested in Paris, the French interior minister says.
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VIDEO: Vintage cars race through France

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 13:18

The oldest motor race in France is underway with at least 200 vintage cars taking part.
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French swimmer sparks fury with cocaine claims

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 9:29

French champion upsets sport's authorities with drug claims
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Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 1:20
related places: Paris

Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
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Barcelona 2-0 Paris St-Germain (agg 5-1)

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 20:49

Neymar's two goals see Barcelona coast past Paris St-Germain and into a third successive Champions League semi-final.
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VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 7:38
related countries: United States United States

A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.
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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
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VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 11:46

An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.
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Replica ship recalls French-US history

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US
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Men fined for burning marsupial

Friday, April 17th 2015, 11:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.
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