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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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France: news

Ben Ali's properties investigated

Monday, January 24th 2011, 18:00
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Paris

The Paris state prosecutor's office says it is investigating the property assets held by ousted Tunisian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in France.
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France 'slow to back' Tunisians

Monday, January 24th 2011, 12:28

French President Nicolas Sarkozy acknowledges France was slow to respond to protests that led to the fall of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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Belgian rally demands government

Monday, January 24th 2011, 0:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Tens of thousands of Belgians rally to demand a government and call for better relations between Flemish and French speakers.
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Former Vivendi bosses convicted

Friday, January 21st 2011, 15:55

A French court fines the boss of Warner Music Group for insider trading when he was a leading executive at Vivendi.
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French minister mobbed by Gazans

Friday, January 21st 2011, 15:53

France's foreign minister is mobbed in Gaza by Palestinians who mistakenly believed she had called the capture of an Israeli soldier a war crime.
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France warned over rare hamsters

Friday, January 21st 2011, 12:39
related places: Eu, Strasbourg

A top EU legal adviser warns the French government that it must do more to protect endangered hamsters near Strasbourg in eastern France.
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SA probes French couple's death

Friday, January 21st 2011, 11:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African authorities are investigating the death of a French couple who had been on the run for a week.
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Sarkozy in Alsace 'German' gaffe

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:21
related countries: Germany Germany

French President Nicolas Sarkozy makes a gaffe while addressing farmers in a French border region, saying he is "in Germany".
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French boy 'sets himself alight'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 17:47
related places: Marseille

A teenage French boy is rushed to hospital after setting himself on fire at his school, officials in Marseille say.
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Tunisia 'took France by surprise'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:41
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The French foreign minister defends her handling of the Tunisian crisis, saying France was as surprised as anyone else.
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Time capsule mansion unlocked

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 7:14

A French mansion house that was kept locked up for 100 years has just been opened to the public, in accordance with its owner's last wishes.
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Yemen convicts Frenchman's killer

Monday, January 17th 2011, 11:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Yemeni court condemns a man to death for killing a French contractor and sentences in absentia radical preacher Anwar al-Awlaki to 10 years.
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In father's footsteps

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 19:42

Profile of Marine Le Pen, new leader of France's National Front
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France pledges drug system reform

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 22:12

France pledges to overhaul its medical regulatory system after a failure to ban a diabetes drug that may have killed up to 2,000 people.
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Marine Le Pen 'to lead far right'

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 7:59

France's far-right National Front chooses Marine Le Pen, daughter of veteran leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, as its new head, party sources say.
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2011 'year of rockets' for Europe

Friday, January 14th 2011, 19:00
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

Twenty-eleven will be the "year of launchers", says the European Space Agency's director-general, as three different rockets start operating out of Europe's French Guiana spaceport.
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Europe mulls upping rescue fund

Friday, January 14th 2011, 16:29

Increasing the size of the eurozone bail-out fund is an option being considered, France's finance minister says.
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Renault seeks 'espionage' probe

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 20:51
related places: Renault

Renault asks French authorities to investigate the suspected industrial espionage at the carmaker.
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French scandal over Halimi girl

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 11:22

A French prison chief is suspended over an alleged affair he had with a woman used as bait in a notorious gang murder.
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French PM pushes Cameron over EU

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron, Eu

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon urges the UK to back further European integration ahead of a Downing Street meeting with David Cameron.
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Bokassa's chateau sold at auction

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 16:57
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Paris

A chateau on the outskirts of Paris that once belonged to Central African Republic dictator Jean-Bedel Bokassa is sold at auction for 915,000 euros.
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Unlikely French comedian is a hit

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 10:51

Christian Fraser meets a comedian, Sami Ameziane, who has escaped his own poverty and a stereotype that in France has held plenty of others back.
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Four killed in French avalanche

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 22:06
related places: Four, Val

Four skiers, a Briton, two French and a Swede, are killed in an avalanche while skiing off-piste in the French Alpine resort of Val d'Isere.
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'Hostage-takers' seized in Niger

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 16:55
related countries: Niger Niger

Two suspected militants were seized in last week's raid which resulted in the deaths of two French hostages in Niger, Niger's security sources reveal.
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Wake-up call

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 0:54

Report to expose flaws in French drug industry
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Frenchmen 'killed in cold blood'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 15:31
related countries: Niger Niger

The French Prime Minister says two Frenchmen were shot dead in Niger in cold blood by their captors during a failed rescue.
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Niger captors 'killed' hostages

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 12:49
related countries: Niger Niger

Two French citizens who died after being kidnapped in Niger were probably killed by their captors, the French military says.
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Renault plays down spying damage

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 11:53
related countries: China China
related places: Renault

Renault says the impact of spying on the carmaker could have been much worse, as a minister refuses to speculate about Chinese involvement.
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France to probe Renault spy case

Friday, January 7th 2011, 18:08
related places: Renault

The French president asks the country's intelligence service to investigate suspected industrial spying at carmaker Renault.
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Squatters 'face off' with Sarkozy

Friday, January 7th 2011, 13:15

French police seal off an office building opposite the Elysee Palace as squatters taunt President Nicolas Sarkozy over housing.
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Malian hailed as French embassy blast hero

Friday, January 7th 2011, 11:16
related countries: Mali Mali, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Bamako

A man who helped Malian police arrest a Tunisian national as he attacked the French embassy in the capital, Bamako, is hailed as a hero for his bravery.
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Caine collects top French honour

Friday, January 7th 2011, 8:38
related places: Paris

Oscar-winning actor Sir Michael Caine receives France's highest cultural honour in Paris.
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Renault warns of threat to assets

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 15:59
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault says suspected industrial espionage against its business threatens its "strategic assets".
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French whistle-blower suspended

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 12:09

A French regional council suspends a computer engineer after he leaks council business onto a Wikileaks-style website.
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Blast at French embassy in Mali

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 22:06
related countries: Mali Mali

An explosion rocks the French embassy in the capital of Mali, slightly injuring one person, officials say.
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Leak prompts Renault suspensions

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 18:05
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault suspends three senior managers after an investigation into the possible leaking of electric vehicle secrets.
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Rwandan rebel's ICC switch upheld

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 21:49
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

France's highest court upholds an order to extradite Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana to face trial at the International Criminal Court.
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French gang 'financed militants'

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 16:50

The trial begins in France of eight men accused of carrying out armed robberies and other crimes to finance militant Islamist movements.
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New year bug hits French texters

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 15:03

A bug hits French mobile phone customers, prompting some to send dozens of unintended new year messages.
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Front National prepares for election

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 11:41

The far right party of France, the Front National, is preparing to elect its new President.
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In father's footsteps

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 0:01

The daughter of French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen who aims to lead Front National
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In the spotlight

Friday, December 31st 2010, 5:11

Global role offers Sarkozy dividends in France
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'No anorexia' model Isabelle Caro dies

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 15:46

A French model who posed nude for an anti-anorexia campaign while suffering from the illness herself has died at the age of 28.
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'No Anorexia' model dies aged 28

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 22:53

French model Isabelle Caro, who gained worldwide publicity posing nude for an anti-anorexia campaign while suffering from the illness, dies at 28.
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France marks kidnap anniversary

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 10:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Arc

Images of two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan are projected onto the Arc de Triomphe on the anniversary of their capture.
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Cornish cheese is world champion

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 11:28
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A little cheese from Cornwall has beaten off les grand fromages from France, Italy and even Switzerland to win the World Cheese Awards.
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'Hell on wheels' misery for French train passengers

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 11:08

A night train on France's famed SNCF rail network arrives 13 hours late after a series of unfortunate events on the way.
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Toulon sign Wilkinson until 2013

Monday, December 27th 2010, 18:15
related places: Toulon

England international Jonny Wilkinson signs a two-year contract extension with Toulon which commits him to the French club until 2013.
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Internet satellite launch success

Monday, December 27th 2010, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The UK-built Ka-Sat, only the second spacecraft dedicated to delivering broadband internet connections to European households, lifts off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
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Europe flights resume after snow

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 16:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium

European flights resume after passengers spent the night at airports in Paris and Brussels because of freezing weather that disrupted Christmas travel.
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French haven

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 0:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Christian refugees recall horror of massacre
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More snow chaos in Western Europe

Friday, December 24th 2010, 17:35
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Paris

Thousands of travellers face transport disruptions in many European countries, amid further snowfalls in the busy Christmas period.
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Russia to buy two French warships

Friday, December 24th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia confirms it will buy at least two Mistral-class warships from a French-led consortium.
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Snow paralyses western Europe

Friday, December 24th 2010, 15:24
related countries: Germany Germany

More snow is continuing to paralyse transport in parts of western Europe, with flights disrupted across Germany, Belgium and northern France.
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Man fined for French flag insult

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 16:07

A French court fines a man 750 euros for insulting the national flag - the first such sentence under a new decree.
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Saudis buy landmark Paris hotel

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 13:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Crillon, Paris

The prestigious Hotel de Crillon in the heart of Paris is sold to a Saudi royal, reportedly for around 250m euros.
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Adopted Haitians arrive in France

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 11:29
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Some 200 Haitian orphans are being brought to France to be with their adoptive families for Christmas.
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Boar war

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 6:03

French hunters urged to deploy against army of wild pigs
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French urged to leave Ivory Coast

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 20:52

The French government urges its nationals in Ivory Coast to leave, as a crisis over disputed elections continues.
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French urged to leave Ivory Coast

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 12:42

France has urged its nationals in Ivory Coast to leave, as a crisis over disputed elections continues.
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French mayor fears mass influx for 'end of the world'

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 11:11
related places: Bugarach

The mayor of the French village of Bugarach says he fears an influx of New Age believers who are convinced they will escape the end of the world in 2012.
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Veolia wins Bavarian train deal

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 10:29

French utility and transport group Veolia wins a 1bn-euro contract to operate Bavarian trains for the next 12 years.
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Snow halts northern European travel

Monday, December 20th 2010, 12:05
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Holland

Heavy snow and freezing cold temperatures are causing travel problems from Britain, through France, Holland, Belgium and Germany
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Snow halts rescheduled Gaga gig

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:32

Lady Gaga postpones a rescheduled show in Paris after bad weather prevents equipment trucks reaching the venue.
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Ivory Coast leader in defiant mood

Monday, December 20th 2010, 3:43

Ivory Coast's president is refusing to accept he lost the recent election and is calling for French and UN soldiers to leave his country.
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Luxury Paris hotels aim to woo super rich

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 7:48
related places: Paris

A number of new luxury hotels are opening in Paris, with some charging up to 20,000 euros per night.
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Paris chic

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 0:51

Super-deluxe hotels defy French austerity
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France sentences Pinochet allies

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Chile Chile

Fourteen officials from Gen Pinochet's military regime in Chile are sentenced to prison for between 15 years and life in their absence in a French court.
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Mystery of beheaded French king solved

Friday, December 17th 2010, 6:33

Forensic experts have identified an embalmed head passed between private collectors for centuries as belonging to King Henri IV of France, assassinated in 1610.
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France investigates Kagame allies

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 14:09
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

France starts a judicial investigation of six close allies of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame - an issue which has led to a diplomatic split, legal sources say.
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Fake Faberge eggs seized in Paris

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 5:40
related places: Paris

More than 350 fake Faberge eggs are set to be destroyed after they were seized by customs at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
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Cuba refuses dissident exit visa

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 3:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Eu

Cuba refuses to grant exit visa for dissident Guillermo Farinas to travel to France to receive the EU's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
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King Henri IV's head is the genuine article

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 0:49

Scientists say they have identified an embalmed head as belonging to King Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610 at the age of 57.
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France says Google ads 'dominant'

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 17:29

Google holds a dominant position in the online advertising market linked to search engines, the French regulator says.
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Moroccans take SNCF to tribunal

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 16:58

About 360 Moroccans hired by the French state rail firm SNCF in the 1970s demand the same rights as French colleagues.
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Hundreds of fake Faberge eggs seized in Paris

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 16:56
related places: Paris

French customs officials seize some 350 fake Faberge eggs at a Paris airport, saying they were intended for sale during the Christmas season.
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French driver overturns veil fine

Monday, December 13th 2010, 16:56

A French court annuls a fine imposed by police on a Muslim woman for driving wearing a face-covering veil, in a closely watched case.
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Armed siege at French nursery ends

Monday, December 13th 2010, 13:34
related places: Besancon

French police have ended a hostage siege at a nursery school after a youth armed with two swords released the remaining children and their teacher in Besancon.
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