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News: France

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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Cantona cash protest fizzles out

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 18:15

Few French people respond to a call by ex-footballer Eric Cantona for people to punish banks by withdrawing all their cash.
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'Da Vinci code' found in France

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 10:14
related places: Nantes

A public library in the French city of Nantes discovers a coded manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci.
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India and France in nuclear deal

Monday, December 6th 2010, 17:38
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India signs a deal to buy nuclear reactors from France, following talks between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi.
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Continental blamed over Concorde

Monday, December 6th 2010, 15:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Continental

A Paris court blames US carrier Continental for the 2000 Concorde crash which killed 113, but the airline vows to appeal, describing the ruling as 'absurd'.
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Troicki wins Davis Cup for Serbia

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 17:12
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Viktor Troicki is the hero for Serbia as he beats France's Michael Llodra in the decisive rubber to give the home side their first Davis Cup victory.
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Djokovic win brings Serbia level

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 18:11
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Novak Djokovic beats Gilles Simon to ensure Serbia end day one of the Davis Cup final in Belgrade level with France at 1-1.
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Bruni praises Pope over condoms

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 9:44

French first lady Carla Bruni thanks Pope Benedict for saying the use of condoms to prevent HIV/Aids may be justified.
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Sarkozy chased son's rabbit at meeting with US envoy

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 4:30
related countries: United States United States

Nicolas Sarkozy was left chasing a rabbit while meeting the US ambassador before he became French president, leaked US diplomatic cables reveal.
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Man dies in French Taser shooting

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 17:11
related countries: Mali Mali

An immigrant from Mali in West Africa has died after French police shot him twice with a Taser electric stun gun during a fracas, officials say.
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Lagarde says EU support will continue

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 17:05
related countries: Greece Greece, Ireland Ireland
related places: Eu

Stephen King, Chief Economist of the global bank HSBC says that the EU needs to be closer politically in order to maintain the Eurozone. The French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde says the EU has already bailed out Greece and Ireland and they will
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French consul in 'wine theft' row

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The French consulate in Hong Kong refuses to comment on reports that the consul there stole two expensive bottles of wine.
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'Sego' in new French election bid

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 13:54

Segolene Royal, the Socialist Nicolas Sarkozy defeated in France's 2007 presidential poll, says she wants to stand again.
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Foie gras is fast food in France

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 12:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian fast food firm says it plans to offer customers in France a luxury burger containing in the run-up to Christmas.
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French wine maker is Manga hero

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 6:38
related countries: Japan Japan

A French wine maker has found himself the hero of Japanese manga comic strips and is now a cult figure in Japan.
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Napoleon's soldiers laid to rest

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 4:02
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Russia Russia

The remains of 18 French soldiers killed during Napoleon Bonaparte's failed invasion of Russia have been buried in Lithuania.
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Picasso 'treasure trove' revealed

Monday, November 29th 2010, 18:33

A retired electrician in southern France who worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist.
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Row erupts over newly discovered Picassos

Monday, November 29th 2010, 14:24

A retired electrician in southern France says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso, worth about 60m euros.
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AXA agrees deal on Asian insurer

Monday, November 29th 2010, 14:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The French insurer AXA has signed an agreement with Australian wealth manager AMP to divide up the activities of AXA APH.
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Net-dedicated satellite launches

Friday, November 26th 2010, 20:29
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Kourou

The first satellite dedicated to delivering broadband services to Europe launches on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
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Air France crash hunt to restart

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 23:19

France is to resume searching for the flight recorders from an Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic in 2009, killing all 228 people on board.
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Bastille prison's secrets go on display

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 6:46
related places: Paris

A new exhibition has opened in Paris close to where the Bastille once stood, revealing some of the famous prison's secrets.
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Pensioner trapped in Paris bathroom for 20 days

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 11:37
related places: Paris

A Paris pensioner has survived for 20 days on warm water after getting stuck in her bathroom, before neighbours realised she was trapped.
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Sarkozy in 'paedophile' jibe row

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 17:21

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's use of the word "paedophile" in an exchange with reporters sparks a row with the media.
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Harnessing horse power in France

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 6:47

Around 60 towns in France have started using horse-drawn carts to collect waste in order to reduce pollution, lower costs and limit noise.
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French farmer fed ducks cannabis

Friday, November 19th 2010, 16:00

A French farmer is given a one-month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros (£428) for feeding his ducks marijuana to rid them of worms.
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Hodgson angry over Gerrard injury

Friday, November 19th 2010, 15:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson says he is "disappointed" and "angry" about losing Steven Gerrard to an injury suffered in an England friendly.
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France rejects 'Bin Laden talks'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 12:25

France rejects demands by an al-Qaeda group to negotiate the release of hostages held in Africa with Osama Bin Laden
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Paris Club cancels DR Congo debt

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:30
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Paris Club of creditor nations cancels $7.35bn of debt owed by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Louvre launches painting appeal

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 8:01
related places: Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris is appealing to the public to help raise 1m euro (£853,000) to keep a Lucas Cranach the Elder painting in France.
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Capello defends Gerrard decision

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 23:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Fabio Capello defends his decision to leave Steven Gerrard on the pitch until the 85th minute of the defeat by France, even though he picked up an injury.
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Classy France expose poor England

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 21:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland, Wembley

France outplay England at Wembley as goals from Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena earn them a 2-1 win in the friendly international.
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Live - Wednesday's football

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 16:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil, Morocco Morocco, Qatar Qatar, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Doha, Wembley

England entertain France at Wembley, with Andy Carroll starting, and Northern Ireland host Morocco following Argentina's late win over Brazil on a busy night of international friendlies.
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French envoys 'attacked in Iran'

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 18:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

France accuses Iranian security services of "unacceptable acts of violence" on diplomatic personnel at the ambassador's residence in Tehran.
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French cuisine on UN culture list

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 15:11
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Mexico Mexico

UN cultural organisation Unesco adds France's traditional gastronomic meal to the world's intangible heritage list along with Mexican food and Colombian songs.
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Sarkozy makes cabinet reshuffle

Monday, November 15th 2010, 6:51

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has made a significant cabinet reshuffle.
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Sarkozy unveils cabinet reshuffle

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 20:33

French President Nicolas Sarkozy replaces his foreign and defence ministers but keeps his PM as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
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Seven die in French hostel fire

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 14:52
related places: Dijon

Seven people are killed and 11 seriously hurt by a fire in a nine-storey hostel housing immigrants in the eastern French city of Dijon.
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French cabinet quits ahead of reshuffle

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 19:49

France's prime minister and cabinet tender their resignation ahead of a planned reshuffle by President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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SNCF 'sorrow' over Holocaust role

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

France's state rail company SNCF expresses "profound sorrow" in the US for its role in transporting Jews to Nazi death camps in WWII.
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Monfils ends Murray run in Paris

Friday, November 12th 2010, 22:08
related places: Paris

France's Gael Monfils defeats Andy Murray in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the Paris Masters.
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Live text - Murray v Monfils

Friday, November 12th 2010, 19:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on home favourite Gael Monfils at the Paris Masters with a semi-final against Roger Federer at stake.
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Recovery rates slow across Europe

Friday, November 12th 2010, 11:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Economic recovery has slowed across Europe, with Germany, which had experienced record growth, showing the sharpest change.
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Murray through to Paris quarters

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 23:23
related places: Paris

Andy Murray moves into the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a hard-fought victory over Marin Cilic.
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Live text - Murray v Cilic

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 20:55
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic for a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters.
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Roddick completes London line-up

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Andy Roddick completes the eight-man line-up for the ATP World Tour Finals in London as results go his way at the Paris Masters on Thursday.
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Maiden flight for France's 'Air Sarko One'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 13:01

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is set to make his first trip aboard his new official plane which has been criticised for costing too much.
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'Terror attack foiled' in France

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 10:23
related places: Paris

Five suspects arrested in Paris this week were French Islamists planning a terror attack, the French government says.
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Judge gives Renault's 'Zoe' green light

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 8:24
related places: Renault

A judge says French carmaker Renault can name a new model Zoe - throwing out a case brought by parents of two girls who said they could face a lifetime of teasing.
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French object to 'Zoe Renault' car name

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 3:18
related places: Renault

The French car maker Renault has defeated a legal challenge to its plan to call its latest model the "Zoe".
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Enfant terrible

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 1:10

France's prize-winning reclusive author Michel Houellebecq
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Euro Disney trims annual losses

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 12:00

Euro Disney cuts its annual losses by 28%, despite a fall in visitor numbers to Disneyland Paris.
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Anger as French pension age rises

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 10:41

France's opposition attacks President Nicolas Sarkozy for signing into law a controversial bill raising the retirement age by two years.
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France's pledge to help Iraqi Christians

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 2:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The French government has said it will defend the rights of Christian minorities living in Muslim countries around the world.
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French inquiry for Africa leaders

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 15:50

France's highest appeals court allows an investigation to proceed into French assets held by three African leaders.
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France arrests terrorist suspects

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Paris

Five people believed to have trained as Islamist militants in Pakistan are arrested in and around the French capital Paris.
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Iraqi wounded treated in France

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A group of Iraqi Christians wounded in a deadly attack on a Baghdad church, arrive in France for medical treatment.
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German waste's slow journey ends

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:07
related countries: Germany Germany

A cargo of nuclear waste finally reaches its destination in northern Germany after anti-nuclear protesters held up its passage from France.
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Jacksons remember 'normal' father

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 10:32
related places: Paris

Michael Jackson's eldest children Paris and Prince Michael speak about their "normal dad" in a rare TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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UCI demands Contador disciplinary

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:50
related countries: Spain Spain

World cycling body UCI asks the Spanish federation to begin disciplinary proceedings against Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.
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Chirac faces new corruption trial

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:24

France's former president is to face a second corruption trial that could take place at the same time as the first case against him.
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Houellebecq wins top French prize

Monday, November 8th 2010, 15:10

The controversial writer Michel Houellebecq wins France's top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, for his book The Map and the Territory.
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Clashes over German nuclear train

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 19:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in Germany clash with activists trying to halt a train carrying reprocessed nuclear waste from France to northern Germany.
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Clashes as German nuclear train halted

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 15:18
related countries: Germany Germany

Police have clashed with activists trying to halt a train carrying nuclear waste from France to Germany.
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France wins Chinese deals bonanza

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 18:45
related countries: China China

China's Hu Jintao signs billions of euros' worth of business deals during a state visit to France.
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Greek bomb sent to French mission

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 17:24
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Police in Athens destroy a letter bomb sent to the French embassy, the 14th suspect device found in Greece this week.
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Yemen bomb 'defused just in time'

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 17:13
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A French official says a bomb sent from Yemen last week was minutes from exploding when it was defused, but the US says this cannot be confirmed.
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Oldest person dies at age of 114

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 16:28

French nun Eugenie Blanchard, certified as the world's oldest person, dies at the age of 114 in the French Caribbean.
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Matisse sculpture sold for $48.8m

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 8:55

A 6ft (1.8m) bronze sculpture of a nude woman by Matisse fetches $48.8m (£30.2m) - an auction record for the French artist.
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Baby caught after seven storey fall

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 19:41
related places: Paris

An 18-month-old boy has had a miraculous escape in Paris after he fell from a seventh floor apartment while playing with his sister.
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Rwandan rebel to face ICC trial

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 16:05
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court orders the extradition of Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana to face war crimes charges in the Hague.
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Leaders hail UK-France agreement

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 21:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron and France's Nicolas Sarkozy sign treaties agreeing to military co-operation, including the testing of nuclear warheads.
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Infant girl 'survives six-storey fall'

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 11:48

An 18-month-old girl is unharmed after falling from a sixth-floor apartment and bouncing off a cafe awning into the arms of a passer-by, French media say.
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Americain lands Melbourne Cup win

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 4:11

Americain becomes the first French-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup as hot favourite So You Think finishes third in the 150th running of Australia's big race.
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Monday, November 1st 2010, 23:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and France are set to announce a much closer degree of co-operation on defence.
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Sarkozy 'target of Greece bombs'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 17:57
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was among the intended recipients of four parcel bombs found in Athens on Monday, say police.
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UK-French defence work 'sensible'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The new UK armed forces chief welcomes closer co-operation with France but plays down reports troops could be deployed as a single brigade.
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