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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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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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Hollande 'revenge' book to be filmed

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:34

A film adaptation of a bestselling book by France's former First Lady about her six-year relationship with president Francois Hollande is in development, its producer says.
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Montpellier 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:28
related places: Montpellier

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores one goal and assists another as Paris St-Germain ease past Montpellier in the French Cup.
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Roma baby finally buried in France

Monday, January 5th 2015, 15:46

A baby from a Roma family has been buried in France as an inquiry is launched into the reported refusal by a mayor to grant her a grave.
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France seeks end to Russia sanctions

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
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VIDEO: City of Lets: Paris holiday rental row

Monday, January 5th 2015, 7:58
related places: Paris

Authorities in Paris are so worried about the drain on residential property that they have taken drastic measures to bring holiday lets under control.
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Goodbye to Language wins US film prize

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jean

French director Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is named best picture of 2014 at the 49th annual US National Society of Film Critics awards.
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Roma baby refused burial in France

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 1:58

A Roma baby girl is denied a burial plot by a French mayor who says taxpayers are the priority, sparking outrage among activists.
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Paris funeral for naturism founder

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 14:04
related places: Paris

The funeral of Christiane Lecocq, one of the founder members of the world's naturism or nudism movement, takes place in Paris.
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France new year car-burning falls

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 22:31
related places: Eve

The number of cars set alight in France on New Year's Eve fell significantly this year, the government says.
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Thomas Piketty rejects France award

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 15:55

Economist Thomas Piketty, author of a much-lauded book on capital and inequality, turns down France's Legion D'Honneur and criticises the government.
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Gambia leader 'home after coup plot'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:14
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has returned to the country, officials say, after what was described as a coup attempt while he was away.
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Snow strands motorists in Alps

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 18:16

Snow and ice strand up to 15,000 motorists in the French Alps, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts, the authorities say.
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VIDEO: Snow leaves Alps tourists stranded

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 18:07

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps hits thousands of vehicles, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts and leaving travellers stranded.
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Wind blows down Calais migrant fence

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 18:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

High winds topple part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.
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Short-let apartments spark Paris row

Friday, December 26th 2014, 11:41
related places: Paris

Growth of short holiday lets alarms Paris authorities
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French jobless total at new record

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 13:29

The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.
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VIDEO: French troops on streets after attacks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 22:31

Up to 300 soldiers are being deployed across France in the wake of recent attacks in three cities, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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France deploys troops after attacks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:23

Up to 300 soldiers are being deployed across France in the wake of recent attacks in three cities, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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Algerian army 'kills top jihadist'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 13:11
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algeria's defence ministry says troops have killed the leader of a jihadist militant group which kidnapped and beheaded a French tourist.
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Van driven into shoppers in France

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 7:11
related places: Nantes

Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, with reports the driver then stabbed himself.
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VIDEO: Van driven at shoppers in France

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 2:51
related places: Nantes

Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, officials say.
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Hollande urges French not to panic

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 16:11

President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.
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Driver attacks French pedestrians

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 14:59
related places: Dijon

A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
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VIDEO: Knife attacker is shot dead in France

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 6:36
related places: Tours

A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.
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'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot in France

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 22:56

Police in central France shoot dead a man who injured three officers at a police station whilst reportedly shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.
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Paris Saint Germain 0-0 Montpellier

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 18:30
related places: Montpellier

Paris St-Germain miss the chance to go top of Ligue 1 after being held to a goalless draw by Montpellier.
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French defender Abidal retires

Friday, December 19th 2014, 21:41

Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.
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VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 5:04

A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.
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Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe buy seven sacred masks at auction in France after failing to stop the contested sale of the artefacts.
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Uber taxi service faces Paris protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 10:17
related places: Paris

Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
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VIDEO: Air-to-ground wingsuit 'high five'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 17:12

A wingsuit pilot has completed what is being claimed as the world's first air-to-ground "high five" in Chamonix, in France.
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France shaken up by 'new reactionaries'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 15:46

French writers shake up immigration debate
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VIDEO: Russia's Christmas tree diplomacy

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Notre-Dame

Russia donates a Christmas tree to the Notre Dame cathedral in France, following an appeal for help.
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Migrant hidden under lorry dies on M25

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 16:42

A Sudanese migrant who hid under a lorry travelling from France has been killed trying to get out while the vehicle was stationary on the M25.
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Mali confirms militant-hostage swap

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.
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French mayor jailed over fatal flood

Friday, December 12th 2014, 16:02

The former mayor of a French seaside town is sentenced to four years in jail for ignoring flood risks before a storm that killed 29 people in 2010.
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Airbus shares fall over A380 threat

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:29

Shares in French aviation firm Airbus fell as much as 4.5% on Thursday after it said it might halt production of its A380 superjumbo in 2018.
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Toulouse killer 'raided jeweller's'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:12

French Islamist militant Mohammed Merah, who murdered seven people in 2012, is suspected of attacking a jeweller's between gun attacks, reports say.
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Jet crashes on central France home

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 3:58

A French air force jet on a training flight crashes into a home for disabled people in central France, killing one person and injuring several others.
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Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint Germain

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:21

Goals from Messi, Neymar and Suarez cancel out Ibrahimovic's opener as Barcelona beat PSG to secure top spot in Group F.
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Joey Barton reveals death threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:00
related places: Marseille

QPR midfielder Joey Barton reveals a death threat he received while playing in France for Marseille.
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France reforms spark controversy

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:41
related places: Paris

The announcement of French plans to relax Sunday trading laws and open up regulated sectors of the economy draws protests in Paris.
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'Prisoner swap' freed French hostage

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Mali Mali

A Frenchman held hostage by an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali was reportedly freed as part of a prisoner swap with two jailed militants.
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VIDEO: French hostage Lazarevic arrives home

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:37

France's last remaining hostage in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, has arrived home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage back in France

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:32

France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrives home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage released

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:58
related countries: Mali Mali

The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announces.
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French economic reform battle looms

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 2:27

Plans of France's youngest minister to unlock economy
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No trial over Nazi massacre case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

A court in the German city of Cologne throws out the case of an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
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Call for Paris ban on diesel cars

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 15:35
related places: Paris

The mayor of Paris tells a French newspaper she wants diesel cars to be banned from the French capital by 2020 as part of plans to fight pollution.
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Putin 'has hope' for Ukraine truce

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 23:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin hopes a permanent ceasefire will soon be agreed in Ukraine, after Moscow talks with French counterpart Francois Hollande.
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England draw France in World Cup

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 19:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

England will play France, Colombia and Mexico in Group F at the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Nantes

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 19:01
related places: Nantes

Paris St-Germain move to the top of Ligue 1 after two Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals helps them beat Nantes.
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Briton guilty of Paris bathtub murder

Friday, December 5th 2014, 21:54
related places: Paris

A businessman is jailed for murdering his millionaire girlfriend in a Paris hotel suite.
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France agrees Holocaust rail payout

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

France and the US agree a compensation package for Holocaust victims deported by the French state rail company during World War Two.
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French court bans nativity scene

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 18:18
related places: Roche

Officials in the French town of Roche-Sur-Yon are told to dismantle a Christmas nativity scene in the latest row over secularist traditions.
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France condemns 'anti-Semitic' attack

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 16:24

French President Francois Hollande speaks out against an "unbearable" assault on a young couple which the government says was anti-Semitic.
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France told to compensate pirates

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The European Court of Human Rights tells France to pay thousands of euros to Somali pirates because of judicial delays.
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Frenchmen jailed for Tel Aviv crash

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:40
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

Two Frenchmen are jailed in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in 2011 in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv.
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French entrepreneur takes on Hollande business policies

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 0:09

French businesswoman takes on President Hollande
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French MPs back Palestinian state

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 19:16

French MPs vote in favour of recognising a Palestinian state, in a highly symbolic gesture that will not be binding upon the government.
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Froome to race in Tour de France

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 13:50

Britain's Chris Froome says he will compete in next year's Tour de France, saying the race is his "main focus" for 2015.
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France's National Front eyes route to power

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:53

Marine Le Pen eyes route to success in France
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VIDEO: Flooding in France claims lives

Monday, December 1st 2014, 18:22

Five people have died in France as severe storms continue to batter the western Mediterranean, with damaging winds and torrential downpours.
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The French delicacy made of 25 layers of pig intestines

Monday, December 1st 2014, 1:42

The delicacy made of 25 layers of pig intestines
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Sarkozy wins French opposition vote

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:12

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is elected head of the opposition UMP, but by a smaller than expected margin over his nearest rival.
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French party shrugs off cyber attack

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:36

Members of France's centre-right UMP party press on with an online leadership ballot despite a cyber attack, with Nicolas Sarkozy's future at stake.
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Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 8:54

Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.
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Hollande visits Ebola-hit Guinea

Friday, November 28th 2014, 14:39
related countries: Guinea Guinea

French President Francois Hollande visits Guinea on the first trip by a Western leader to a country at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak.
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Russia warships pass through Channel

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:48
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
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VIDEO: The National Front party's rebranding

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:32
related places: Lyon

France's far-right National Front party is gathering in Lyon ahead of a crucial meeting to decide its future direction.
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VIDEO: Flash floods in the French Riviera

Friday, November 28th 2014, 9:34

At least one person has died and three others are missing after torrential rain left homes and roads inundated on the French Riviera.
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French trial over Tel Aviv car death

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

Two Frenchmen go on trial in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv in 2011.
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Brandao jailed for Motta headbutt

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Bastia

A one-month jail sentence is given to Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao for a headbutt in a French league fixture.
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Jihadi 'hostage murderer' killed

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The Algerian army has killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September, the justice minister says.
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Shakespeare Folio found in France

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 10:15

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
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