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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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EU set to roll out big space project

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 0:40
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

The European Union begins the roll-out on Thursday of the biggest Earth-observation programme ever conceived - with the launch of the Sentinel-1a radar satellite from French Guiana.
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Paris St-Germain 3-1 Chelsea

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 21:27

Chelsea have it all to do as Javier Pastore's late strike gives Paris St-Germain a two-goal victory in the Champions League.
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Hollande ex-partner Royal in cabinet

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 13:22

French President Francois Hollande's former partner, Segolene Royal, joins the government after the Socialists suffer a heavy defeat at local elections.
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Artist starts fortnight inside bear

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 11:42

A French artist begins an unusual artistic performance that will see him spend 13 days living inside the sterilised carcass of a bear.
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Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?

Monday, March 31st 2014, 23:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?
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Hollande appoints new PM for 'fight'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:36

French President Francois Hollande names Manuel Valls as new PM to lead a "fighting government", after his Socialist party suffers big election losses.
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Profile: French PM-designate Valls

Monday, March 31st 2014, 17:43

Profile of France's next prime minister, Manuel Valls
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French Socialists head for big loss

Monday, March 31st 2014, 16:40

France's governing Socialists sustain substantial losses in local polls, as the centre right claims victory and the far right makes big gains.
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Russia and US end crisis talks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Paris

Russian and US foreign ministers hold talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis after Russia set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
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VIDEO: National Front makes inroads in France

Friday, March 28th 2014, 23:55
related places: Avignon

The ancient city of Avignon in the south of France may, for the first time after Sunday's municipal elections, have a mayor from the far-right Front National.
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VIDEO: Baa-rnstorming sheep enter Louvre

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:13
related places: Paris

A dozen sheep - herded by a sheepdog - surprised tourists and passers-by by pounding their way into the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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National Front rattles French elite

Friday, March 28th 2014, 8:13

National Front poised for European election gains
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Hollande affair actress wins damages

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 14:40

A French court orders Closer magazine to pay actress Julie Gayet damages for breach of privacy over an affair with President Francois Hollande.
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Polishing the image of France's National Front

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:26

The smooth talker polishing the image of France's National Front
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Alarm at French National Front gains

Monday, March 24th 2014, 13:10

France's political establishment is rocked by the far-right National Front party making significant gains in local elections.
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French business 'returns to growth'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 11:10

France's private sector output grew at its fastest pace in more than two and a half years in March, bucking forecasts for a further contraction, a survey says.
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VIDEO: Haunted by memories of Iran

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Paris

Cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who now lives in Paris, talks to the BBC about how he was able to speak out in Iran through his work.
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Poll gains for French National Front

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 22:47

France's far-right anti-immigration National Front party has made significant gains in local elections, according to early results and projections.
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Deadly Ebola reaches Guinea capital

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:09
related countries: Guinea Guinea

An outbreak of the Ebola virus - which has already killed 59 people in Guinea - has reached the capital Conakry, the UN's children agency warns.
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New data 'shows possible jet debris'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 16:13

New satellite data from French authorities show potential debris in the "southern corridor" being searched for flight MH370, Malaysia says.
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Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France, 15 years after it was stolen.
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Children 'living wild' in Paris flat

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:28
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

The authorities in Paris investigate an Indian couple for neglect after their three small children are found living in appalling conditions.
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Man Utd face Bayern in Champions League

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:50

Manchester United will meet Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Chelsea face Paris St-Germain.
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Brazil launches big corruption probe

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 22:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Germany Germany

Brazil says it is investigating corruption and price-fixing allegations against 18 companies, including Siemens of Germany and Alstom of France.
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E Guinea president's son faces probe

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 13:54
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader is put under formal investigation in France over money-laundering allegations, his lawyer says.
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French rogue trader to go to jail

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:04

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, who caused huge losses at bank Societe Generale, loses his appeal against jail but his fine is to be reviewed.
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Car ban imposed in polluted Paris

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:03
related places: Paris

Hundreds of police monitored traffic in Paris on Monday as high air pollution levels prompted the government to impose major restrictions.
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VIDEO: Is Paris car ban a gimmick?

Monday, March 17th 2014, 13:50
related places: Paris

Hundreds of police are monitoring traffic in Paris to ensure today only car number plates ending in odd numbers are driven on the city's roads.
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France 20-22 Ireland

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 19:00

Ireland hold off France in a thrilling finish to send Brian O'Driscoll into Test retirement with a Six Nations title.
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Anelka sacked for 'gross misconduct'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:57

West Brom are sacking Nicolas Anelka for gross misconduct after he announced on social media he was quitting the club.
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Rwanda ex-spy chief jailed in France

Friday, March 14th 2014, 22:19
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court jails former Rwandan spy chief Pascal Simbikangwa for 25 years for complicity in the 1994 genocide.
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Mali Islamist chief 'killed in raid'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Mali Mali

Officials in Mali say a senior Islamist leader, known as Red Beard, has been killed in a French missile strike in the north-east of the country.
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Site ordered to remove Sarkozy tapes

Friday, March 14th 2014, 14:43

A French court orders a news website to remove files of secretly taped conversations involving Nicolas Sarkozy during his time as president.
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Leicester's Flood to join Toulouse

Friday, March 14th 2014, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Toulouse

French side Toulouse confirm Leicester Tigers and England fly-half Toby Flood will join them from next season.
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Free Paris transport to reduce smog

Friday, March 14th 2014, 11:35
related places: Paris

French officials make public transport in the capital, Paris, free for three days to reduce severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather.
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VIDEO: Free travel in Paris as pollution rises

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 22:20
related places: Paris

Free public transport is being offered to Parisians this weekend as the authorities encourage drivers to leave their cars at home in an attempt to combat severe pollution.
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O'Mahony returns to Ireland team

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 12:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

Fit-again Peter O'Mahony is back in the Ireland team for Saturday's crunch Six Nations game against France in Paris.
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Picamoles returns to French team

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 10:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Louis Picamoles is back in the France side to face Ireland after being dropped for his mock applause towards a referee.
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1)

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:43

Paris St-Germain reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they beat 10-man Bayer Leverkusen.
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VIDEO: Nazi stolen art returned to relatives

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 4:10

Three paintings seized by the Nazis have been returned to family members of the original owners in France.
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Sarkozy loses diary seizures fight

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 16:18

France's top court rules that investigators can retain the seized diaries of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling corruption allegations.
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Scotland 17-19 France

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 19:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty condemns Scotland to defeat and keeps France in contention for the Six Nations title.
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Johnson calls on Scots to 'play big'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 18:05

Head coach Scott Johnson rejects the notion that his pack could be outmuscled by the French at Murrayfield.
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Sarkozy phone 'tapped by judges'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Libya Libya

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
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Cowboy 'trick rope physics' revealed

Friday, March 7th 2014, 0:20

A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
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Bouygues makes bid for rival SFR

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:36

French corporation Bouygues makes a 10.5bn-euro (£8.7bn) takeover bid for mobile phone operator SFR.
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'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Paris, Crimea

Ministerial talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis were "tough" but will continue, the US says, as a tense stand-off continues in Crimea.
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Captain Brown recalled by Scotland

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saracens' Kelly Brown is back in Scotland's starting line-up to face France and will be captain at Murrayfield.
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French director Alain Resnais dies

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French director Alain Resnais, whose films spanned French New Wave, surrealism, and British playwrights, has died at the age 91.
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Too posh for Paris?

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:55

French right candidate struggles in race for mayor
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Morocco-France torture row escalates

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 22:18
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Morocco is to suspend judicial ties with France because of a row over lawsuits that accuse its intelligence chief of complicity in torture.
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France blocks Rwanda extraditions

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

France's highest court blocks plans to extradite three Rwandans to stand trial in Kigali on charges related to the 1994 genocide.
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Picamoles dropped for mocking referee

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Louis Picamoles is dropped from France's squad for next week's match against Scotland for mocking a referee.
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Toulouse 2-4 Paris St-Germain

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:36
related places: Toulouse

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his third hat-trick of the season as the league leaders beat Toulouse.
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Wales back in contention - Gatland

Friday, February 21st 2014, 23:36

Wales resurrected their Six Nations title hopes with a record 27-6 win against France, says head coach Warren Gatland.
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Wales 27-6 France

Friday, February 21st 2014, 22:11

Wales get their Six Nations campaign back on track with an emphatic win over a previously-unbeaten France in Cardiff.
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No charges for Alps arrest man

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

No charges will be brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps, French prosecutors say.
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Guantanamo prisoner pleads guilty

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay pleads guilty to his role in the deadly 2002 attack on a French oil tanker off Yemen.
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At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

At least 21 protesters are killed by security forces in Kiev, with the US expressing "outrage" at security forces' actions.
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Mike Phillips dropped for France game

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 16:54

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips is replaced by Osprey Rhys Webb for Friday's Six Nations match against France.
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VIDEO: Second man held over Alps murders

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 14:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 say a second man is in custody.
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Peugeot signs Dongfeng rescue deal

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:15

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen seals a long-awaited rescue deal that will see its founding family cede control of the company.
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French police quiz tycoon Dassault

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:12
related places: Paris

The billionaire French industrialist and senator Serge Dassault is held for questioning over alleged vote-buying in a Paris suburb.
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VIDEO: Man arrested in Alps murder hunt

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 have arrested a 48-year-old man.
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Bayer Leverkusen 0-4 Paris St-Germain

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 22:01

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as Paris St-Germain beat 10-man Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last 16 first leg.
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Man arrested in Alps murder probe

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 arrest a man three months after an identikit image of a motorcyclist seen near the scene is published.
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'No wrongdoing' in Schumacher fall

Monday, February 17th 2014, 11:00

The French prosecutor investigating Michael Schumacher's skiing accident finds no criminal wrongdoing and closes the case.
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Syria blamed for talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 22:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and France accuse the Syrian government over the failure of the second round of Geneva peace talks with opposition groups.
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Merkel proposes secure European web

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will talk to France about building a European communication network to improve data protection.
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Troops try to disarm militia in CAR

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 17:27
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French and African peacekeepers seize weapons from militia in the capital of the Central African Republic as they try to end sectarian strife.
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French chefs crack down on ‘food porn’

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:36

Two Michelin-starred French chefs vent their anger at people who take photographs of their food.
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Eurozone GDP growth gathers speed

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:33

The eurozone's economy grew by 0.3% in the final three months of 2013, up from 0.1% growth in the previous quarter.
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VIDEO: Do French labour laws harm economy?

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:21

There are calls to reform the French labour market to boost the economy, as Nigel Cassidy reports.
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Bread and circuses in France's economy

Friday, February 14th 2014, 0:37

France faces task of axing state subsidies
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French editor quits over reform plan

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:31

The editor-in-chief of left-leaning French newspaper Liberation resigns after a bitter row with staff over his plans to transform the paper into a social network.
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France's unwanted Roma

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:15

The immigrants France constantly moves from one camp to another
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