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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

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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French nursery hostage siege ends

Monday, December 13th 2010, 12:36

French police end a hostage siege at a nursery school after a youth armed with two swords released children and their teacher in Besancon.
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Internet movers and shakers at Le Web

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 15:36
related places: Paris

Each year in Paris the great and the good of the internet world gather for the Le Web conference.
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Britons die in helicopter crash

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 0:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British championship-winning pilots are killed in a helicopter crash in southern France.
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Glasgow Warriors 16-28 Toulouse

Friday, December 10th 2010, 22:34
related places: Toulouse

Glasgow struggle to contain French side Toulouse at Firhill in their Heineken Cup Pool 6 match.
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Airbus exec 'under investigation'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 18:24

A top executive at European planemaker Airbus is placed under formal investigation for insider trading by French authorities, reports suggest.
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Germany and France rally to euro

Friday, December 10th 2010, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

French and German leaders passionately defend the single currency at talks ahead of an EU summit on the euro crisis fund.
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Somali radio station wins award

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Paris

An embattled Somali radio station, Radio Shabelle, receives an international press freedom award at a ceremony in Paris.
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Picasso sale off after discovery

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:12
related places: Paris

A Paris auctioneer postpones a sale of paintings by Picasso that he gave to his chauffeur after a further cache of the artist's works was revealed.
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EU high-speed rail bridge opened

Friday, December 10th 2010, 11:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu, Strasbourg

Germany and France inaugurate a new bridge at Strasbourg as part of an ambitious high-speed rail network to span the EU.
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French PM meets Russian president

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

France's PM visits Moscow amid press speculation about a move to allow a road to be built through a historic forest.
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Roads in Paris region freeze over

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 10:41
related places: Paris

Snow and ice paralyse much of the region around Paris stranding thousands of motorists and air travellers for the night.
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Eiffel Tower shut by Paris snow

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 18:00
related places: Paris

Heavy snow hits Paris, briefly closing Charles de Gaulle airport and bringing buses to a halt.
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Snow disruption hits Paris transport

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 16:39
related places: Paris

Paris has been covered in a blanket of snow which has led to disruption on the French capital's motorways and airports.
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France tries Pinochet officials

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 13:17
related countries: Chile Chile

Fourteen officials from General Pinochet's military regime in Chile are being tried in their absence in a French court.
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UN caused Haiti epidemic - report

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 8:18
related countries: Haiti Haiti

UN peacekeepers were the most likely source of the cholera epidemic sweeping Haiti, according to a leaked report by a French disease expert.
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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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