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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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'Forty-five churches' burnt in Niger

Monday, January 19th 2015, 18:36
related countries: Niger Niger

Police in Niger say 45 churches were set on fire in a weekend of protests erupted there against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Second Paris gunman buried in secret

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:35
related places: Paris

Cherif Kouachi, the second gunman who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo, is buried amid tight security in an unmarked grave in a Paris suburb.
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Stal triumphs after Kaymer collapse

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 13:47
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Gary Stal of France claims his first European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi Championship as Martin Kaymer loses a 10-shot lead.
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VIDEO: Angry protests over Charlie cover

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 2:25

Muslims in countries across the world are continuing to voice their anger over the publication of images of the Prophet Muhammad by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Niger Charlie protesters burn churches

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 22:34
related countries: Niger Niger

At least three are killed and churches set on fire in Niger during protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon.
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Clooney Charlie tribute paper shut

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 18:41
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian court has ordered the closure of a newspaper that published a picture of George Clooney wearing a badge backing French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Paris gunman buried in secret grave

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 18:25
related places: Reims

One of the brothers who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo is buried in an unmarked grave in Reims, against the wishes of the mayor.
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Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 17:24

Passengers face severe disruption after rail services through the Channel Tunnel were cancelled because of a fire on a lorry.
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Troops deployed on Belgium's streets

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Soldiers are deployed in Belgium amid tightened security in many European countries after last week's attacks in France and anti-terror raids.
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Deadly Charlie Hebdo protest in Niger

Friday, January 16th 2015, 20:04
related countries: Niger Niger

At least four people are killed in Zinder, Niger, amid protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon, officials say.
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Soumission tops charts post attacks

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:58
related places: Paris

Michel Houellebecq’s controversial novel Soumission, which featured in satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, tops France's bestseller charts in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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Twelve held over Paris attacks

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:52
related places: Paris

Twelve suspects are held in France about alleged support for the Islamist gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17.
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VIDEO: Rally in Jordan against Charlie Hebdo

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan

There have been protests in Jordan against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the publication of an image of the Prophet Muhammad.
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#JeSuisCharlie gets little sympathy in Russia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia shuns French cartoons seen by many as 'insulting'
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Police 'concern' for Jewish community

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is "heightened concern" about the risk to Jewish communities in the UK and police officers following the terror attacks in France, police warn.
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'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France

Friday, January 16th 2015, 15:36

Media sites suffer outage a day after the French government warns of cyber attacks, although it is unclear whether the two are linked.
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Pakistan clashes over Hebdo cartoon

Friday, January 16th 2015, 14:55

Pakistani police use tear gas and water cannon to push back crowds of protesters angry at a French magazine's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Muslim tells of hiding Jewish shoppers

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

A Malian Muslim, who is being fast-tracked for French nationality, tells the BBC how he hid Jewish shoppers during last week's Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: John Kerry visits Charlie Hebdo office

Friday, January 16th 2015, 9:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks.
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Freedom of speech has limits - Pope

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:19
related places: Paris

Pope Francis defends freedom of expression after the Paris attacks but says it has to have limits, as the funerals of four victims are held.
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African apologies for prophet cover

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 17:28
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Two leading African newspapers apologise for publishing Charlie Hebdo's cover depicting Prophet Muhammad, after an outcry from Muslim readers.
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Algeria finds French tourist's body

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The body of French mountain guide Herve Gourdel is found in Algeria four months after he was killed by Algerian jihadists.
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Charlie cartoonists' funerals held

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:24
related places: Paris

Funerals are held for four people killed in last week's attack in Paris on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by militant Islamists.
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VIDEO: Crowds' tribute at cartoonist's funeral

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 16:05

One of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoonists, Bernard Verlhac - known as Tignous - has been laid to rest in France.
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France 'to protect all religions'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 12:38

President Francois Hollande vows that France will protect all religions, as funerals are held for victims of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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VIDEO: 'Muslims first victims of fanaticism'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:21

The French President urges people to remember that Islam is compatible with democracy and says France, as a secular society, intends to protect all religions.
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Hollande hails 'reborn' magazine

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 5:51

French President Francois Hollande insists satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will grow stronger after the new edition sold out in hours.
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VIDEO: Do tourists feel safe in Paris?

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 0:53
related places: Notre-Dame

Tom Esslemont went to Notre Dame cathedral to see if recent events had worried tourists
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Paris print-works fight

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 22:05
related places: Paris

The print-works that the Kouachi brothers fled to has been left severely damaged by the fire-fight which took place there.
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Charlie Hebdo expands print run

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 21:16

Millions more copies of French weekly Charlie Hebdo are printed after the first run sells out in hours, with proceeds going to victims' families.
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VIDEO: Paris attacker 'was acting normally'

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 20:33

The wife of Said Kouachi who attacked the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo has claimed her husband had been acting normally before the attack.
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Comic held as France begins crackdown

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 18:56
related places: Paris

Controversial comedian Dieudonne is detained for appearing to back Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly, as France moves to tackle hate speech.
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African team to race in Le Tour

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:38
related places: Le Tour

MTN-Qhubeka will be the first African-registered team to compete in the Tour de France after earning a wildcard for the 2015 race.
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France 'at war with terrorism'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:13
related places: Paris

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says Islamist gunmen who murdered 17 people in Paris wanted to kill the "spirit of France" - but have failed.
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Jewish paper removes women from picture

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 15:25
related places: Paris

A Jewish newspaper has photoshopped female world leaders out of a Unity March picture in Paris.
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Charlie Hebdo cover depicts Muhammad

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 9:32

French magazine Charlie Hebdo is to carry a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, a week after Islamist gunmen killed 12 at its offices.
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Clegg on 'snoopers' charter' attack

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 7:53
related places: Paris

Nick Clegg is to reaffirm his party's opposition to what critics have dubbed a "snoopers' charter", in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: Charlie Hebdo reveals latest magazine

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 6:56
related places: Paris

Staff at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where the Paris attacks began, are preparing to print three million copies of their next edition, reports the BBC's Ben Bland.
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Thousands in rival German rallies

Monday, January 12th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

A record 25,000 join an anti-Islamisation rally in Dresden in the wake of the Paris attacks, but tens of thousands attend rival protests in Germany.
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Contador rivalry spurs on Froome

Monday, January 12th 2015, 22:17

Chris Froome says he cannot show weakness to his rival Alberto Contador when he bids for a second Tour de France title.
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Video 'of Paris suspect' in Turkey

Monday, January 12th 2015, 22:16
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Paris

New CCTV appears to show a key suspect in the Paris attacks passing through Turkey, as the cover of the latest Charlie Hebdo issue is released.
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Paris attack: Were gunmen helped?

Monday, January 12th 2015, 20:26
related places: Paris

Did the Paris gunmen have outside help?
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Farage: 'Defend Christian culture'

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:46
related places: Paris

UKIP leader Nigel Farage calls for the defence of "Judeo-Christian culture" in response to Islamist terrorism as MEPs debate the Paris attacks.
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US admits Paris 'no-show' mistake

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, White House

A White House spokesman says the US should have sent "someone with a higher profile" to Sunday's unity rally in Paris, following criticism from US media.
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France to deploy 10,000 troops

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:58
related places: Paris

France is to deploy 10,000 troops to boost security after last week's deadly attacks, and will send thousands of police to protect Jewish schools.
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Paris attacks underline persistent threat

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:12

We must cooperate to fight fundamentalism, says PJ Crowley
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Paris attacks: Jewish and French

Monday, January 12th 2015, 4:05

Liberty, equality, fraternity and hate crimes
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VIDEO: Charlie Hebdo support at the Globes

Monday, January 12th 2015, 4:04

Celebrities attending the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills have shown their support for the people of France in the wake of a deadly attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Millions rally for French unity

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 23:28
related places: Paris

More than three million people take part in unity marches across France following the three days of attacks in Paris that left 17 people dead.
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VIDEO: How Paris march unfolded - in 60 secs

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 22:12
related places: Paris

BBC News takes a look at the most memorable moments of a unity march that saw 1.6 million people take to the streets of Paris.
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London goes Tricolore in Paris tribute

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 19:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

London landmarks are lit in the colours of the French flag after crowds gather in Trafalgar Square in tribute to those killed in the Paris terror attacks.
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VIDEO: Crowds unite in applause in Paris

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 15:39
related places: Paris

Huge crowds and some 40 world leaders gather in Paris for a unity march, after 17 people were killed during three days of deadly attacks.
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Huge marches against France killings

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 22:28
related places: Paris

About 700,000 people take part in marches across France following three days of deadly attacks in the Paris area that took the lives of 17 people.
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French sport pays tribute to dead

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 21:37
related places: Paris

French sporting stars pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in the Paris area which killed 17 people.
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Hunt for French terror accomplices

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 12:10
related places: Paris

Police in France are urgently hunting for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks around Paris.
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Bloody end to sieges in France

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 2:52
related places: Paris

Two hostage sieges come to a dramatic end in France, with three gunmen and four hostages confirmed dead, two days after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine .
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VIDEO: Kosher supermarket siege ended

Friday, January 9th 2015, 22:47
related places: Paris

Anti-terror forces have stormed a supermarket in eastern Paris where several hostages were being held by a gunman.
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VIDEO: Moment police take warehouse roof

Friday, January 9th 2015, 22:10
related places: Paris

Two brothers suspected of attacking the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine on Wednesday have been killed at a warehouse where they had held a hostage north of Paris.
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VIDEO: Explosions at Paris siege supermarket

Friday, January 9th 2015, 16:41
related places: Paris

Explosions have been heard around a supermarket where hostages are being held in eastern Paris.
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France faces double hostage crisis

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:54
related places: Paris

A gunman seizes hostages at a kosher shop in Paris as police in a northern French town corner the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
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VIDEO: 'Shooting' at kosher Paris supermarket

Friday, January 9th 2015, 15:07
related places: Paris

A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
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VIDEO: Police surround hostage warehouse

Friday, January 9th 2015, 12:07
related places: Paris

Police have surrounded a warehouse in northern France, as they close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
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VIDEO: Gunmen's car in high speed chase

Friday, January 9th 2015, 9:34
related places: Paris

One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
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France tightens net in manhunt

Friday, January 9th 2015, 8:03
related places: Paris

Armed police backed by helicopters search a rural region of northern France for Islamist gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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French hunt focuses north of Paris

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 23:18
related places: Paris

A huge police operation is under way in France's Picardy region, as special forces search for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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Paris attack: UK steps up security

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:06
related places: Paris

Security is stepped up at UK ports, border controls and a major railway station following the shootings at the Paris office of magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: 'Huge police operation' in Picardy

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 17:02
related places: Longpont, Paris

The Picardy region has been put on high alert and armed police and helicopters have been seen in and around the village of Longpont, following Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
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Paris suspects 'rob service station'

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 15:53

The two main suspects in the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris are said to have robbed a service station in the north of France.
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French sport to honour Paris victims

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 15:37
related places: Paris

A minute's silence will be observed at French football, rugby and basketball matches to honour victims of the Paris gun attack.
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VIDEO: France falls silent for victims

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 14:21
related places: Paris

A minute's silence has been held for the 12 people killed at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: How cartoonists showed solidarity

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 6:32
related places: Many

Many cartoonists have been using the "Je suis Charlie" slogan in drawings to commemorate the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Manhunt for French magazine gunmen

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 3:57
related places: Paris

French police mount a huge search for gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: How events unfolded in Paris

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 23:47
related places: Paris

Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven.
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VIDEO: Candlelit vigils held around Europe

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 23:30
related places: Paris

Vigils are held in cities around Europe, in memory of the 12 people who lost their lives in a gun attack at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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PM vows co-operation on Paris attack

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 21:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The UK's political leaders and the Queen offer statements of support and solidarity following the Paris terror attack.
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Massacre at French magazine office

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 17:45
related places: Paris

A major manhunt is under way in Paris for three gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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VIDEO: Rooftop video of Paris shooting

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 13:48
related places: Paris

Video taken from a rooftop in Paris show two gunmen attacking a magazine office leaving 12 people dead
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VIDEO: Video shows gunmen fleeing attack

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 13:16
related places: Paris

Richard Galpin reports on the shooting at the office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.
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VIDEO: Paris gunfire caught on video

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 12:51
related places: Paris

A witness to the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris filmed the scene as the sound of gunshots were heard.
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Furore over novel depicting Muslim-run France

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:26

A provocative new novel stirs fierce debate
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Germany 'must do more' to aid growth

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 22:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.
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