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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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The 500 memorials of liberated Paris

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 23:39
related places: Paris

True stories behind the 1944 liberation of Paris
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VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:09
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
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Iraqi Christians welcomed in France

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Paris

France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees flown to Paris from Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing Islamist fighters.
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Russian returns imported French pate

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 18:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions.
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Eurozone growth slows in August

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 12:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 18:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: West

US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
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VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 20:53

A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
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VIDEO: Besson makes Scarlett superhuman

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:16
related places: Lucy

French film director Luc Besson talks about his new science fiction thriller called Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson
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'Video-less' 3D game made for blind players

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:02

French developers invent the video-less video game
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Paris raid on Saudi prince's convoy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.
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Two base jumpers killed in Alps

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".
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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why the French government is cool on Scottish independence
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The dying art of tipping in France

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 0:51

French waiters see their extra income decline
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Gemili & Rooney storm to Euro golds

Friday, August 15th 2014, 19:51

Adam Gemili and Martyn Rooney both win gold on another successful night for Britain at the European Championships in Zurich.
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Athlete loses gold for removing shirt

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 21:39

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is stripped of his 3,000m steeplechase gold medal for taking his shirt off on the home straight.
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Quins launch European Champions Cup

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 14:53
related places: Castres

Harlequins will entertain French side Castres in the opening game of the new European Rugby Champions Cup on Friday 17 October.
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ECB 'under pressure' to boost growth

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Stagnating growth in the eurozone has put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further measures to boost the economic bloc, say analysts.
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Ireland 7-40 England

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 18:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

England reach the final of the Women's Rugby World Cup for the fourth time in a row as they out-class Ireland in Paris.
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Climbers found dead in the French Alps

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 17:44

An investigation begins after the bodies of five French climbers and their guide are found in the Alps in south-eastern France.
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Ribery, 31, retires from France duty

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 17:23

France and Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery announces his retirement from international football.
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'Death to Jews' hamlet row in France

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 18:07

A prominent Jewish group, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, asks France to rename a hamlet in central France currently called 'Death to Jews'.
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Man City complete Mangala signing

Monday, August 11th 2014, 21:39
related places: Porto

Manchester City sign France international defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a fee understood to be about £32m.
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French workers 'stole gold treasure'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:52

Three French workers are due in court on charges of stealing gold treasure they discovered while working on a Normandy property, local media say.
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Iraqi Kurds ask for arms to fight IS

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The leader of Iraq's Kurds, Massoud Barzani, appeals for weapons to help fight IS militants, who are threatening Kurdish areas in northern Iraq.
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France bombs Islamists in north Mali

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Mali Mali

French special forces bomb positions held by Islamist militants in northern Mali, as part of its efforts to combat al-Qaeda in the region.
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Reims v Paris St-Germain

Friday, August 8th 2014, 17:16
related places: Reims

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's French Ligue 1 game between Reims and Paris St-Germain.
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Huge Russian warship fascinates French

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Tang of the Cold War as France completes Russian warship
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Air Algerie black box 'unusable'

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 15:07
related countries: Mali Mali

The voice recorder from a black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last month is damaged and unintelligible, French investigators say.
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Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 12:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.
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Australia Women 25-3 Wales Women

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales are knocked out of the Women's Rugby World Cup following a comprehensive defeat by Australia in France.
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Credit Agricole hit by BES troubles

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:38
related countries: Portugal Portugal

French bank Credit Agricole says second quarter profits almost halved after it wrote down its stake in the troubled Portuguese Banco Espirito Santo to zero.
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African migrants clash in Calais

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Clashes between African migrants camping near Calais in northern France while attempting to cross into the UK leave dozens of people injured.
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Female boss loses first Clermont game

Monday, August 4th 2014, 22:06
related places: Brest, Clermont

Corinne Diacre's first game in charge of French second division side Clermont Foot ends in a 2-1 defeat away to Brest in Ligue 2.
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The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 23:23

The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes
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French and German leaders mark WW1

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 16:19
related countries: Germany Germany

The presidents of France and Germany are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on France.
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VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 12:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.
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French officer held in cocaine hunt

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 15:33
related places: Paris, Perpignan

A French drugs squad officer is arrested in the city of Perpignan on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg of cocaine from Paris police headquarters.
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VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine

Friday, August 1st 2014, 17:40

French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.
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Canada sets oyster-shucking record

Friday, August 1st 2014, 14:54
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian teams breaks an oyster-shucking record set by a French team 12 years ago.
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Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

Friday, August 1st 2014, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iliad

Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.
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VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:40
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.
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Louvre rat run shocks the French

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:27
related places: Paris

The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.
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France evacuates expats from Libya

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
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Playing French horn with no arms

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 1:30

The French horn player who has no arms
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Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Lille

Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
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Jewish Museum suspect extradited

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 13:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.
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VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 3:44
related countries: Mali Mali

The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
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AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
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France offers Iraq Christians asylum

Monday, July 28th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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AH5017 'black boxes' now in France

Monday, July 28th 2014, 13:53
related countries: Mali Mali

Two data recorders from a plane that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, arrive in France as it begins three days of mourning.
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Nibali seals Tour de France win

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
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Liverpool's move for Remy collapses

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 14:29
related places: Remy

Liverpool call off their £8.5m move for QPR's striker Loic Remy amid reports that he failed a medical in the United States.
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Vos wins inaugural La Course in Paris

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 13:27
related places: Paris

Dutchwoman Marianne Vos wins the inaugural one-day La Course race in Paris, with Briton Lizzie Armitstead crashing out late on.
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VIDEO: Air Algerie bodies to be brought to France

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 1:51
related countries: Mali Mali

France's president has promised that the bodies of 118 people who died when an Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali will be brought to France.
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Nibali hails Tour doping controls

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 21:00

Tour de France 2014 champion elect Vincenzo Nibali praises cycling's doping controls for levelling the playing field.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Paris pro-Palestinian demo

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 20:56
related places: Paris

French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Palestinian demonstration on Saturday, as thousands defied a ban on the protest.
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Nibali poised to win Tour de France

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 15:39

Tony Martin wins stage 20's individual time trial as Vincenzo Nibali moves closer to overall Tour de France victory.
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'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

Friday, July 25th 2014, 16:41

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
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Friday, July 25th 2014, 15:23
related places: Bergerac

Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas is the surprise winner of a rainy stage 19 of the Tour de France in Bergerac.
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France protests over performers' pay

Friday, July 25th 2014, 0:22

French performers march to defend state benefits
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Wiggins says he's 'done with the road'

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 21:04

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".
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Nibali wins stage to all but seal Tour

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:38

Vincenzo Nibali underlines his superiority by winning the final Tour de France mountain stage to all but wrap up overall victory.
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Protests target Israel football club

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 11:08
related countries: Austria Austria, Israel Israel
related places: Lille

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.
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Wiggins questions price of Tour fame

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 5:31

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.
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Majka wins stage as Nibali extends lead

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 16:42
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's Rafal Majka clinches his second Tour de France stage win as Vincenzo Nibali moves further ahead on stage 17.
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France jails pro-Palestinian rioters

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 9:50
related places: Paris

A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.
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VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 2:52
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
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Children dead in French bus crash

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 16:30
related places: Paris, Troyes

Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
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Australian Rogers takes stage 16 win

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Michael Rogers seals victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France - the longest of this year's race.
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France condemns 'anti-Semitic' riot

Monday, July 21st 2014, 13:17
related countries: Israel Israel

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attacks "anti-Semitic" violence that broke out during a protest against Israel's action in Gaza.
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Ukraine conflict unsettles six players

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refuse to fly back to Ukraine after a friendly in France due to concerns over the conflict.
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Kristoff sprints to stage 15 win

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's Alexander Kristoff sprints to victory on stage 15 of the Tour de France and Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall lead.
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Clashes erupt at Paris Gaza protest

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 18:15
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Large crowds of protesters in Paris clash with police at a banned pro-Palestinian rally against Israeli military action in Gaza.
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Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

Friday, July 18th 2014, 16:25
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.
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Nibali wins stage to extend Tour lead

Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:25
related places: Chamrousse, Saint-Etienne

Vincenzo Nibali races away from his rivals on the summit finish at Chamrousse as Team Sky's Richie Porte drops to 16th.
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French high-speed train crashes

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 18:14

A French high-speed TGV train collides with a regional express in south-western France injuring several people.
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French leader in West Africa tour

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 10:51

The French president begins a three-day visit to West Africa, likely to be dominated by security and fostering economic ties, in Ivory Coast.
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Blogger fined for restaurant review

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 17:15

A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.
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