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France MPs back cut in 'tampon tax'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 13:37

French MPs vote to cut the the VAT paid on sanitary products from 20% to 5.5% despite blocking the move in October.
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VIDEO: COP21: 'Extremely close to an agreement'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:15
related places: Paris

Negotiators at the climate change talks in Paris have been working through the night in the hope of reaching a deal-a day later than expected
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VIDEO: 'If you are Muslim they judge you'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 9:23

Rights groups have warned that there could be a widespread abuse of civil liberties for French Muslims.
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Benzema suspended from France team

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 16:29

Karim Benzema is suspended from the France team until his alleged part in a blackmail and sex tape case is resolved.
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Paris climate summit

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 14:15

Full coverage of the COP21 UN climate conference
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VIDEO: Madonna sings at surprise Paris 'gig'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:27
related places: Paris

Madonna has given an impromptu performance in Paris in tribute to the victims of the 13 November attacks.
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Three jailed over 'train attack bluff'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 18:31
related places: Paris

Three Frenchmen are jailed for faking a terror threat on a train to steal passengers' phones - days after the Paris attacks.
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French probe Eugene 2021 decision

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 18:15

French prosecutors are investigating the IAAF's decision to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene, the BBC learns.
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Third Bataclan attacker identified

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 15:24
related places: Paris

French police identify the third gunman who attacked the Bataclan during the Paris attacks, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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VIDEO: Who was Bataclan attacker Mohamed-Aggad?

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 15:04
related places: Paris

What we know about Foued Mohamed-Aggad, named by police as the third suicide bomber who attacked the Bataclan concert hall last month in Paris.
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Sarkozy, rhubarb and France's National Front

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 0:42

Sarkozy leaves French asking what on earth he means
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VIDEO: Paris attacker's escape from Athens

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Paris

The BBC has learnt that the ringleader of the Paris attacks was being tracked by police 10 months earlier, but got away.
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US House votes to curb visa-free entry

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

After the Paris attacks, the US House of Representatives votes to restrict visa-free entry for people who have been to Iraq and Syria.
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Paris 'ringleader' evaded Athens police

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 18:00
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Paris

Greek police tried to capture the suspected ringleader of the Paris terror attacks in January but the operation failed, the BBC learns.
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Eagles of Death Metal visit Bataclan

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 16:20
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal make an emotional return to the Bataclan theatre following the Paris terror attacks last month.
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VIDEO: Bataclan band visit scene of massacre

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 13:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have visited the Paris concert venue where many of the 130 people who died in the 13 November terror attacks were killed.
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Air France estimates Paris attack costs

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 9:28
related places: Paris

Air France-KLM says the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m drop in revenue but that business was gradually returning to normal.
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VIDEO: Does Mona Lisa have a hidden personality?

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 6:14

A French scientist who has spent more than 10 years analysing the Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - claims he has found another portrait of a different woman underneath.
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Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa'

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 6:00

An earlier portrait of the Mona Lisa has been found under the existing painting using reflective light technology, according to a French scientist.
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VIDEO: Eagles of Death Metal rock Paris

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have appeared on stage in Paris, less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance in the French capital.
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VIDEO: What happens if climate summit fails?

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 0:18
related places: Paris

BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath assesses the consequences if the UN Climate Change Convention in Paris fails.
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France PM calls for united anti-FN vote

Monday, December 7th 2015, 23:09

France's prime minister urges voters to back the main opposition to prevent the far-right National Front (FN) from winning regional elections.
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Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal appear on stage with U2 in Paris - less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance there.
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VIDEO: Russia donates puppy to France

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Russia has donated a German Shepherd puppy to France after a police dog was killed in an anti-terror raid following November's attacks in Paris.
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Le Pen says French elite 'crumbling'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 10:54

The leader of France's far-right National Front says voters rejected the "old political class" in regional elections that put her party top.
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COP21: Final push for Paris deal

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:45
related places: Paris

Environment and foreign ministers from all over the world gather in Paris on Monday in a final push for a new global climate compact.
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VIDEO: Bono's onstage Paris tribute

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:18
related places: Bono, Paris

U2 singer Bono pays tribute to the people of Paris during the band's concert in the city on Sunday night.
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U2 pay tribute to Paris in new song

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:16
related places: Paris

Rock band U2 write a song in tribute to Paris as they return to the city to play gigs that were postponed in the wake of last month's attacks.
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Far right leads France regional polls

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 21:59
related places: Paris

France's far-right National Front makes big gains in regional elections, estimates suggest, three weeks after the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: The changing face of France's National Front

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 15:26
related places: Paris

Gabriel Gatehouse reports from south-east France on how the far-right National Front party is making headway in one of the country's most diverse regions.
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Climate delegates agree draft deal text

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 12:55
related places: Paris

Delegates at a UN climate conference in Paris have approved a new draft text that they hope will form the basis of a global agreement.
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COP21: Progress reported on key issue

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 8:23
related places: Paris

Negotiators are edging towards a compromise on one of the most divisive issues between countries at the COP21 climate change talks in Paris.
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Vive la difference - has France's National Front changed?

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 1:33

France's National Front and its efforts to change
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Two new suspects sought in Paris attacks

Friday, December 4th 2015, 19:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Police are seeking two new suspects accused of aiding Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, the Belgian prosecutor's office says.
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Paris cafe reopens after attacks

Friday, December 4th 2015, 10:28
related places: Paris

A Paris cafe where five people were killed during the terror attacks last month reopens its doors - the first of the targets to do so.
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Danes vote No in EU rules referendum

Friday, December 4th 2015, 5:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Eu, No, Paris

Danes vote No in a referendum on adopting EU rules strengthening cross-border policing that would have seen closer ties with the bloc.
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Marion Marechal-Le Pen and France's far-right charm offensive

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:56

Youngest Le Pen leading France far-right drive
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Danes vote on relationship with EU

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 19:38
related places: Eu, Paris

Danes vote in a referendum on whether to scrap opt-outs from EU justice and policing laws, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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New Belgium charges over Paris attacks

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 16:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Two more men are charged in Belgium on suspicion of terrorist offences in relation to the 13 November Paris attacks.
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Benzema denies playing blackmail 'game'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 21:32

French footballer Karim Benzema says he is "sincere" in a released interview excerpt, after saying there has been "a huge misunderstanding" of his role in an alleged plot to blackmail team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
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India 'will cut coal for climate cash'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

India will cut back its skyrocketing use of coal if sufficient cash for renewables emerges from a Paris deal, says a senior negotiator.
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IS 'recruiters' go on trial in Paris

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 21:25
related places: Paris

Seven men go on trial in Paris accused of recruiting fighters for the so-called Islamic State group, in the first such trial since the 13 November attacks.
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French mayor plans 'volunteer guard'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 19:22
related places: Beziers, Paris

The far-right mayor of the French town of Beziers plans a volunteer force to boost police during the national state of emergency after the Paris attacks.
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French PM warns of far-right 'trickery'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 14:16

France's Manuel Valls urges voters not to fall for the "trickery" of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, ahead of key regional polls on Sunday.
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US to tighten visa waiver programme

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The US says it wants to tighten travel restrictions on foreigners who visit the country without needing full visas, following the Paris attacks.
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Prince Charles to make forest appeal

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:16
related places: Paris

Prince Charles is to call for better protection of the world's forests at the UN climate conference in Paris.
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Climate talks 'could be turning point'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 21:28
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama says the key UN climate conference in Paris could be a "turning point" in global efforts to limit future temperature rises.
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VIDEO: 'Submerged countries, abandoned cities'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 12:36
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama outlines a vision of the world, at the Paris 2015 climate conference, if efforts to halt global warming are not stepped up.
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High-level climate talks open in Paris

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:40
related places: Paris

Leaders from 150 nations open a key UN conference in Paris aimed at reaching a deal on curbing carbon emissions to tackle global warning.
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VIDEO: Leaders' speeches at climate summit

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:17
related places: Paris

Leaders from 147 nations are addressing a UN conference in Paris, aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change.
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Obama lays rose for Paris victims

Monday, November 30th 2015, 7:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.
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VIDEO: Obama visits Bataclan theatre

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attacks in Paris.
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Thousands march for climate action

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:05
related places: Paris

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests worldwide to demand action to stop climate change but violence mars a demonstration in Paris.
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Hopes raised for Paris climate deal

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 18:20
related places: Paris

Global leaders are to gather for a UN global warming summit in Paris, with the shadow cast by the recent attacks expected to boost chances of a deal.
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Eco activists fill Paris with spoof ads

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 17:20
related places: Paris

More than 600 artworks critiquing corporate sponsors of the UN climate summit are installed in advertising spaces across Paris on the eve of the talks.
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VIDEO: Empty shoes replace Paris climate march

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:48
related places: Paris, Place

Emma Ruby-Sachs, of the Avaaz campaign group, explains why Parisians have been placing pairs of shoes at the Place de la Republique in Paris as a UN climate meeting gets under way in the city.
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VIDEO: Hopes 'higher' for Paris climate summit

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 9:02
related places: Paris

Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting, amid tight security.
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Paris attacks weapons 'made in Serbia'

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 15:21
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Paris

Several of the weapons used by militants during the Paris attacks were made in Serbia in the 1990s, the head of a Serbian arms manufacturer says.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Paris attack memorial

Friday, November 27th 2015, 19:02
related places: Paris

France has held a national memorial service for the 130 people killed in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 November
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France holds memorial for Paris victims

Friday, November 27th 2015, 18:15
related places: Paris

France holds a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
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Valbuena speaks on Benzema 'plot'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 15:25

Footballer Mathieu Valbuena speaks publicly for the first time about an alleged sex tape blackmail plot involving France teammate Karim Benzema.
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VIDEO: 'Their laughter, we'll never hear again'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 11:01
related places: Paris

At a memorial service in Paris, President Francois Hollande pays tribute to the victims of the gun and bomb attacks in the city two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: French memorial service

Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:08
related places: Paris

France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Paris after attacks: 'I'm pessimistic'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 6:18
related places: Paris

Two weeks on from the Paris terror attacks, in which 130 people lost their lives, some Parisians share their thoughts and feelings.
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Is bashing Belgium over Paris attacks justified?

Friday, November 27th 2015, 0:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Are claims of a 'failed state' after Paris attacks justified?
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VIDEO: 'Salah Abdeslam might go to Syria'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 20:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Syria Syria
related places: Brussels, Paris, Salah

A man from Brussels, who was a friend of Salah Abdeslam the chief suspect following the Paris attacks, has told the BBC that Salah's options are to "turn himself in" or "go to Syria".
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German Tornados set for Syria role

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 18:13
related places: Paris

Germany is to deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to help French planes to bomb so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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Hollande in Moscow: A new era in Russian-French relations?

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Russia Russia

A new era in Russian-French relations?
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Away fans banned after Paris attacks

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 13:28
related places: Paris

Away fans are banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the attacks in Paris.
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French PM warns on refugee numbers

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: Germany Germany

European countries cannot accept so many refugees, says France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls before a meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel.
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French ex-minister delivers baby girl

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 17:07
related places: Paris

Former French minister Philippe Douste-Blazy helps to deliver a baby girl on an Air France flight to Paris.
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Dieudonne sentenced for anti-Semitism

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 11:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for anti-Semitic comments made in Belgium.
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Brussels metro and schools reopen

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Schools and many metro stations in Brussels reopen after being shut four days ago in a security crackdown following the Paris attacks.
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Hostages freed from gunmen in France

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 22:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Roubaix

The hostage situation in the French town of Roubaix, near Belgium, has ended, with the hostages now safe, local officials say.
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Paris 'ringleader was near Bataclan'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Paris's chief prosecutor says the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was near the Bataclan theatre while a siege was taking place.
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France and US intensify anti-IS push

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security

Security is tight as the French and US presidents meet to step up the offensive against the so-called Islamic State militant group.
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'Suicide belt' dumped on Paris street

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 11:14
related places: Paris

French police examine what appears to be a suicide bomb belt dumped on a Paris street following attacks that killed 130 people.
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How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 0:49
related places: Paris

How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children
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Belgium charges man over Paris attacks

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 21:02
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Belgian police charge a fourth suspect in connection with the deadly attacks on Paris as the authorities maintain the highest security threat level.
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France targets IS from aircraft carrier

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 16:25
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

France launches its first strikes against Islamic State from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, newly deployed in the Mediterranean.
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MEP 'helped fugitive French pilots'

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 10:59
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

A Dominican Republic judge issues arrest warrants for three Frenchmen, including an MEP, for allegedly helping two French pilots flee drug convictions.
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VIDEO: Muslim comedians denounce Paris attacks

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 9:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Paris

A Muslim comedy trio from Pakistan has taken a stand against the stance of those who carried out the attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Belgium anti-terror raids arrests

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 4:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids but suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large, the authorities have said.
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VIDEO: Paris suspect's brother: 'Surrender'

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 14:21
related places: Paris

The brother of Salah Abdeslam, who is thought to have played a key role in the Paris attacks appeals to him to turn himself in.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: 'Flower mountain' grows

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 13:05
related places: Paris, Place

Flowers and candles continue to be put at Place de la Republique in Paris to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attacks.
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VIDEO: 'Attacks made me doubt God's presence'

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 10:59
related places: Paris

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the terror attacks in Paris made him "doubt" the presence of God.
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