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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: Fast food workers want 'living wage'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 23:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

US fast food workers have joined colleagues in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and working conditions.
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Eurozone business maintains growth

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 11:05
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: May

Business activity in the eurozone kept up a steady pace of growth in May, a survey indicates, but France and Germany continue to experience contrasting fortunes.
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PSG charged with abusing disabled fans

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 17:49

Uefa charges Paris St-Germain over allegations that their supporters threw bottles and spat at disabled Chelsea fans.
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VIDEO: New French trains are 'too fat'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:57

The platform edges of some older stations in France are too close to the tracks in some stations which means new wider trains cannot get in.
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French embarrassment over rail error

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 23:00

The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros are too wide for many regional platforms.
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VIDEO: The £120 per day swimming pool

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:14
related places: Paris

Piscine Molitor, once one of Paris's most fashionable public swimming pools, reopened on Monday, 85 years after it was established.
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Ranieri steps down as Monaco coach

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:24
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Former Chelsea manager leaves French Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco after finishing second to Paris St-Germain.
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Russian told to pay ex-wife $4.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Russia Russia, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court orders Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of French football team AS Monaco, to hand over around half of his estimated fortune to his ex-wife.
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Azarenka withdraws from French Open

Monday, May 19th 2014, 7:16
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Azarenka, the world number five, will miss this month's French Open as she recovers from a foot injury.
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Rogue trader Kerviel held in France

Monday, May 19th 2014, 2:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel crosses into France from Italy to face a three-year prison term for forgery and breach of trust.
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Djokovic too strong for Nadal in Rome

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Novak Djokovic wins his third Italian Open title and lays down a marker for the French Open with victory over Rafael Nadal in Rome.
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Wiggins eyes Tour after California win

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:32

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he wants to ride the Tour de France after becoming Britain's first winner of the Tour of California.
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VIDEO: Nations 'wage war on Boko Haram'

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 9:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Paris

A summit of African leaders in Paris agrees to wage "war" on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants, following the kidnap of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria.
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French rogue trader in border appeal

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 15:51

Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel says he will not return to France to face a prison term without getting assurances from President Hollande.
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Ethnic diversity in France's National Front

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 0:08

Why France's National Front has black and Arab supporters
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Is the French national anthem 'racist'?

Friday, May 16th 2014, 16:01

Is the French national anthem 'racist'?
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French National Front's changing face

Friday, May 16th 2014, 1:31

The changing rhetoric of France's National Front
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Fast food worker protests spread

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

US fast food workers join counterparts in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and conditions.
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Strike in France after new savings

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 12:52

Workers from France's public sector hold a one-day strike in protest at cuts as the Socialist government struggles to revive the economy.
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Eurozone growth loses momentum

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 10:17
related countries: Germany Germany

Eurozone economic growth loses momentum in the first three months of 2014, official figures show, with the growth rate unchanged from the previous quarter at 0.2%.
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France gets new takeover veto rights

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 9:23

The French government assumes new powers to block foreign bids for firms deemed "strategic", as two companies vie to buy part of France's Alstom.
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Grace of Monaco slammed at Cannes

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 6:39
related places: Cannes

Early reviews of the film chosen to open this year's Cannes Film Festival slam it, with one describing it as "a timeless camp classic".
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Le Monde managing editor resigns

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 22:12

Natalie Nougayrede, the first woman editor-in-chief of the French newspaper Le Monde, resigns amid a newsroom rebellion over the paper's future.
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Johansson court case opens in France

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

A court case opens in France against author Gregoire Delacourt over claims that one of his characters defames US actress Scarlett Johansson.
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Ulissi beats Evans to Giro stage win

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Evans

Italian Diego Ulissi outsprints 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to win stage five of Giro d'Italia.
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French journalist killed in CAR

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 20:58
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Paris

French photojournalist Camille Lepage has been killed while working in the Central African Republic, officials in Paris say.
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Nasri and Clichy left out by France

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 19:06
related places: Clichy

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri and left-back Gael Clichy are not included in France's World Cup squad.
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US beats France for wine drinking

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 18:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vine

The US overtakes France to become the world's biggest market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
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'Information' about Nigeria girls

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 23:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The governor of Nigeria's Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: France and Germany warning to Russia

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 23:27
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Eu

The leaders of Germany and France have warned of further EU sanctions against Russia, if presidential elections fail to take place in Ukraine later this month
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Russia threatened over Ukraine poll

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 14:20
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The French and German leaders threaten further sanctions against Russia if Ukraine's presidential election fails to go ahead as planned.
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France's WW2 letters that evaded the censors

Friday, May 9th 2014, 23:19

The letters from wartime France that got past the censors
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France to fight Sahel militants

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 16:14

France will deploy 3,000 troops to fight militant Islamists across Africa's vast Sahel region as it has turned into a "danger zone", the defence minister says.
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Female boss appointed by French club

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 11:46

French side Clermont Foot become the highest-profile European men's team to name a female manager as Helena Costa takes charge.
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Bid target Alstom sees profits fall

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:18

French engineering group Alstom, which is currently embroiled in a takeover battle for its power business, reports a drop in full year profits.
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French jobs for Spanish builders

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Spain Spain

When French jobs go to Spanish builders
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European elections: Living out of bins in France

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:15

Young Europeans surviving hand-to-mouth in France
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French security guard shot in Yemen

Monday, May 5th 2014, 19:23
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

A French security agent has been killed and another seriously injured in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
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Could Vietnam have been nuked in 1954?

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 23:35
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

Did the US offer France A-bombs to use in Vietnam?
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Miss France wins 1,000 Guineas

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 16:12

Highly rated filly Miss France gives French trainer Andre Fabre a first victory in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
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Belgium bans 'anti-Semitic' congress

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Dieudonne

A Belgian mayor bans a meeting condemned as anti-Semitic, which French far-right figures including controversial comic Dieudonne were due to attend.
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Concerns grow over deadly pig virus

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 0:22

France is expected to suspend some pig-related imports as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus.
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Anger at France gay adoption block

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 12:27

Gay rights groups in France voice anger after a judge prevented a lesbian couple from adopting an infant.
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Sheikh renames French royal theatre

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 10:55
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau

A theatre in France's famous Palace of Fontainebleau is renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi.
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Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:23
related countries: United States United States

French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.
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Rocket launch debris found in Amazon

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian fisherman in a remote Amazon region river finds debris from a European satellite launch from a base in neighbouring French Guyana.
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Siemens to make Alstom offer

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 16:40

Siemens wants to make an offer for France's Alstom if Siemens can see the company's books and interview its management.
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Hollande meets GE boss over Alstom

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:31

French President Francois Hollande meets General Electric (GE) boss Jeff Immelt over GE's potential takeover bid for French train maker Alstom.
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Siemens joins battle for Alstom

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 20:50

Siemens wants to discuss "strategic opportunities" with France's Alstom, raising the prospect of a takeover battle for the maker of France's TGV trains.
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The French economist US liberals love

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

The French economist US liberals love - and others hate
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Alstom shares jump on GE bid report

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn.
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Crisis loosens Franco-German bond

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany leaves France behind - how will voters react?
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Blood 'is not from headless king'

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:07

An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
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Mali group says French hostage dead

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 22:17
related countries: Mali Mali

Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
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Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.
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French hostages home from Syria

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 8:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria arrive back in France.
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VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 2:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.
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France's silent tea revolution

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
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VIDEO: Why France is rediscovering tea

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:10

France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.
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Syria-held French journalists freed

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
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Top aide to French president resigns

Friday, April 18th 2014, 12:51

A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
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VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 22:42

The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".
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French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:57
related places: Eu

The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
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French troops free Mali aid workers

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Mali Mali

French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
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Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 17:48

Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.
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China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:13
related countries: China China

French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
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Tobacco firm to close factories

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 11:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Imperial Tobacco announces it is to close two of its factories in the UK and France, with the loss of almost 900 jobs.
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VIDEO: DNA tests at French school over rape

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 4:58
related places: La Rochelle

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle.
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Nazi memorabilia auction cancelled

Monday, April 14th 2014, 20:39
related places: Paris

A Paris auction house cancels the sale of objects that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering after objection from Jewish groups.
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Peugeot outlines major recovery plan

Monday, April 14th 2014, 12:05

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen announces a major recovery plan after net losses of 7.2bn euros in the past two years.
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Wiggins' anxious Tour de France wait

Monday, April 14th 2014, 11:42

Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, admits there are doubts around him making Sky's team for this year's race.
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DNA tests at French school over rape

Monday, April 14th 2014, 9:34
related places: La Rochelle

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle, in an unprecedented step.
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VIDEO: French Jews 'afraid to be Jewish'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 7:07

Israel has said an increasing number of Jewish people are migrating to the country from France because of a rise in anti-Semitism.
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France on alert for prowling wolves

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:13

French sheep farmers guard against wolf threat
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Chelsea 2-0 Paris St-Germain (3-3 agg)

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 21:17

Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba score as Chelsea reach the Champions League semi-finals by beating Paris St-Germain on away goals.
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France PM vows tax and spending cuts

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 17:57

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vows to cut taxes and public spending in a bid to make the French economy more competitive.
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