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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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France in new deficit cut pledge

Monday, October 27th 2014, 16:01

France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.
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French World War One bedroom of soldier who never returned

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 23:27

French soldier's bedroom untouched for 100 years
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Picasso Museum sees grand reopening

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:21
related places: Paris

Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
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VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens

Friday, October 24th 2014, 23:13
related places: Paris

Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
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Nadal confirms the end of his season

Friday, October 24th 2014, 20:31

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
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Rubber bullets used on Everton fans

Friday, October 24th 2014, 14:56
related places: Lille

Rubber bullets and a stun grenade were used against Everton supporters in a disturbance before the club's match in Lille, French police say.
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Everton fans targeted with tear gas

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 16:41
related places: Lille

Everton fans are targeted with tear gas fired by police during clashes ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.
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Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 9:32
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Vnukovo

The head of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
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Froome may skip 2015 Tour de France

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:41

Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.
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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Vnukovo

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
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Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
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Paris 'sex toy' sculpture sabotaged

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:09
related places: Paris

A huge inflatable sculpture, apparently inspired by the shape of a sex toy and a Christmas tree, is sabotaged days after it was erected in Paris.
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Lens 1-3 Paris St-Germain

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:24
related places: Lens

Edinson Cavani scores and is then sent off for his trademark gun celebration and protest as Paris St-Germain beat Lens.
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'Sex toy' sculpture raises storm

Friday, October 17th 2014, 13:23
related places: Paris

A huge, green, inflatable sculpture on a famous Paris square raises a storm for its resemblance to a sex toy, with the artist attacked in the street.
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VIDEO: The 'concept cars' money cannot buy

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:20

The car industry jamboree known as the Paris Motor Show is wrapping up on the outskirts of the French capital.
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Nibali's Astana faces doping review

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:55

Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team will have its WorldTour elite status reviewed after a third failed doping test.
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Chelsea title winner Gallas retires

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:58

French defender William Gallas has announced his retirement from football
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VIDEO: Plato inspires Paris sculptures

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 2:46
related places: Paris

French sculptor Etienne has unveiled his new collection of seven works which are inspired by the philosophy of Plato and, he says, invoke beauty, truth and kindness.
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French law targets binge drinkers

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 17:59

The French government proposes a new law to tackle the growing problem of youth binge drinking.
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France defies Brussels over 2015 budget

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:07
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Eu

France defies EU pleas to make more budget cuts
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Star Wales trio 'could leave Racing'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Racing Metro coach Laurent Labit reported as saying Wales trio have been offered chance to leave the Top 14 French club.
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French economist wins Nobel Prize

Monday, October 13th 2014, 11:42
related places: Toulouse

French economist Jean Tirole of Toulouse University is awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
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S&P cuts France's credit outlook

Friday, October 10th 2014, 21:36

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit outlook to 'negative', due to concerns about the country's struggling economic recovery.
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French 'destroy' al-Qaeda convoy

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:50
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

An al-Qaeda convoy carrying a shipment of weapons from North Africa to Mali has been destroyed by French forces, according to officials in Paris.
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French author wins Nobel prize

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 16:11

French author Patrick Modiano, whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.
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Royal Mail strikes French fine deal

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 8:06

Royal Mail says it has set aside £18m ($29m; €23m) to cover a potential fine imposed by French competition authorities.
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VIDEO: Flash floods hit southern France

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 16:41
related places: Montpellier

The southern French city of Montpellier has been hit by torrential downpours for the second time in a week on Monday.
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Carlos the Jackal faces new trial

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 12:00

Notorious convicted killer Carlos the Jackal, who carried out attacks in the 1970s and 1980s, is to go on trial again in France for two murders.
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VIDEO: Eiffel Tower gets a glass floor

Monday, October 6th 2014, 21:07
related places: Paris

A new glass floor has been unveiled at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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French PM attacks UK 'caricature'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: City of London

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets David Cameron in Downing Street, before addressing financiers in the City of London.
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John Galliano returns to fashion

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
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Bianchi severely hurt in Japan crash

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 12:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi has surgery after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Frenchman allowed to wed stepmother

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:58

A man in north-eastern France marries his father's former wife, after a court battle that lasted for months.
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VIDEO: The car that's powered by air

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 14:54

At the Paris Motor Show, Theo Leggett looks at the Peugeot 208 hybrid air - a concept car that brings a new meaning to the term "gas guzzler".
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John Lewis boss apologises to French

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 14:18

The boss of the retailer John Lewis, Andy Street, apologises for describing France as "hopeless and downbeat", saying his comments "went too far".
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'Lost' Sherlock film discovered

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 11:15

A silent Sherlock Holmes film made in 1916 and featuring the only performance by pioneering actor William Gillette is uncovered in the French film archives.
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Israel urged to silence net activist

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:22
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli authorities are urged to shut down the internet account of an activist in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.
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Sarkozy bid divides Chirac couple

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 13:05

The prospect of Nicolas Sarkozy returning as French presidency candidate in 2017 splits opinion between ex-President Jacques Chirac and his wife.
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France to shrink deficit by 2017

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 11:08
related places: Eu

The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
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Paris St-Germain 3-2 Barcelona

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 22:45

Barcelona suffer their first defeat of the season as PSG move top of Group F after a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win.
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Cyprus thieves steal Degas painting

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 14:00
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Thieves break into the Cyprus home of a 70-year-man and steal a painting by French master Edgar Degas valued at 6m euros.
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L'Oreal halts travel to Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 13:23
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets.
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VIDEO: Da Vinci: Ermine's secrets revealed

Monday, September 29th 2014, 22:03
related places: Lady

A French scientist uses reflective light technology to reveal the secrets of the 500-year-old Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

Monday, September 29th 2014, 16:01
related places: Lady

Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
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French far-right party enters Senate

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 20:24

France's far-right National Front party wins its first ever Senate seats, with right-wing parties looking set to take control of the upper house.
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French driving schools fight red tape

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 1:36

Red tape frustrates French motoring school
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French rally against hostage killing

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:43
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

Hundreds gather at the main mosque in Paris to protest against the killing of Herve Gourdel, the French hostage beheaded by jihadists in Algeria.
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Asterix creator settles long dispute

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:06

The co-creator of the world-famous Asterix cartoons, Albert Uderzo, ends a seven-year legal battle with his daughter amicably.
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Air France sticks to low-cost plan

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:42

Air France says it will develop its low cost airline, Transavia, within France, despite objections from striking pilots.
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VIDEO: France launches cigarette crackdown

Friday, September 26th 2014, 4:37

The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
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Sarkozy launches political comeback

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:14
related places: Lille

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a rally near the northern city of Lille.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy re-launches political career

Friday, September 26th 2014, 2:06
related places: Lille

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a campaign rally outside Lille.
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Algeria in shock over beheading

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:14
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria in shock over beheading of French tourist
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US: No evidence of subways plot by IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Paris

US officials say they have no indication of a plot by Islamic State militants to attack underground rail systems in the US and Paris, as claimed by the Iraqi PM.
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French launch crackdown on smoking

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:37

The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
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France’s hostage nightmare

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:21

Shock and horror in France after beheading of Herve Gourdel
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France crisis talks after beheading

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:45
related countries: Algeria Algeria

France's defence council is to convene after the beheading in Algeria of French tourist Herve Gourdel by militants linked to Islamic State.
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Hollande condemns Algeria beheading

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 0:01
related countries: Algeria Algeria

French President Francois Hollande condemns the beheading in Algeria of tourist Herve Gourdel by a jihadist group linked to Islamic State militants.
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Air France offers to scrap expansion

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 20:35

Air France offers to scrap plans to expand its Transavia low-cost airline in Europe, in return for striking pilots returning to work immediately.
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French hostage beheaded in Algeria

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 17:57
related countries: Algeria Algeria

France confirms an Algerian jihadist group linked to IS has beheaded 55-year-old tourist Herve Gourdel, who was seized on Sunday.
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French lament 'jihadi' arrest fiasco

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:32
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

A French minister criticises Turkey after plans to arrest suspected jihadis returning from Syria collapse when they are put on the wrong flight.
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Sarkozy corruption case 'suspended'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 8:54

A French court has suspended a corruption and influence-peddling investigation against former President Nicolas Sarkozy, media say.
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Air France pilots protest in Paris

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 17:35
related places: Paris

Up to 200 Air France pilots have demonstrated in Paris over the company's plan to expand its low-cost airline.
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Algeria militants seize Frenchman

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:39
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.
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Nicolas Sarkozy sets out to woo French voters

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:37

Can the ex-president's comeback succeed?
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Fate of Air France 'at stake' in row

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 17:13

The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister.
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UK and France agree Calais measures

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

The UK government is to provide £12m to help France tackle the problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain from Calais.
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French farmers torch tax office

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 11:49

Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.
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VIDEO: French launch first strikes on IS

Friday, September 19th 2014, 22:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.
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Sarkozy announces return to politics

Friday, September 19th 2014, 15:47

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics, announcing on his Facebook page that he will seek the leadership of main centre-right party.
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French launch first strikes on IS

Friday, September 19th 2014, 14:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group.
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France to launch air strikes in Iraq

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.
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French MSF worker contracts Ebola

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 11:53
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.
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VIDEO: Calais chaos as refugees dodge trucks

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

A BBC documentary team has filmed hundreds of refugees being held back by French police as they attempt to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain from Calais.
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Storm deaths at French camping site

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:25

Five people are killed after violent storms unleash a flash flood at a camp site in Herault in southern France.
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French PM Valls wins confidence vote

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 17:53

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures.
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Gaultier quits ready-to-wear clothes

Monday, September 15th 2014, 21:09

French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier is to stop making ready-to-wear clothes for both men and women, and will focus on "haute couture" and perfume.
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World leaders vow to help fight IS

Monday, September 15th 2014, 18:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

A Paris summit of 30 countries - including 10 Arab states - pledges to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants "by all means necessary".
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Australia to join anti-IS force

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 4:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

PM Tony Abbott says Australia is sending 600 troops to the Middle East ahead of possible combat operations against Islamic State in Iraq.
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