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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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Paris St-Germain 1-3 Barcelona

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 20:53

Barcelona will take a two-goal lead to the Nou Camp after a first-leg win at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.
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France stands by gay Vatican envoy

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 15:27

France says it will not back down over its nomination of an openly gay ambassador to the Vatican, despite no confirmation after three months.
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Nokia agrees deal with Alcatel-Lucent

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 8:06

Nokia says it has agreed a deal to buy smaller French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn takeover deal.
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France backs Nokia deal with Alcatel

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 17:42

Nokia is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent in a deal that could create a European telecoms equipment group worth some €40bn.
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'Prosecute near-miss cyclists' call

Monday, April 13th 2015, 16:10
related places: Paris

A French rail company wants Paris-Roubaix cyclists who raced over a level crossing as a train approached to be prosecuted.
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France's Le Pen 'pulls out of poll'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 10:48

The founder of French National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, says he is pulling out of regional elections amid a row with his daughter.
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Paris closer to 2024 Olympics bid

Monday, April 13th 2015, 10:45

The French capital's city council votes in favour of bidding for the 2024 Olympics following a feasibility study.
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VIDEO: 'Spiderman' climbs Dubai tower

Monday, April 13th 2015, 8:28

Alain Robert, the man known as the French "Spiderman", has successfully climbed the highest twisted tower in the world.
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Tribute to Alps skiing death boy

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 22:54

The family of a seven-year-old boy who fell to his death on a skiing holiday in the French Alps describe him as a "daring, outgoing, determined little boy".
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Wiggins fails in Paris-Roubaix bid

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 16:06
related places: Paris

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins finishes 18th in his final Team Sky race as Germany's John Degenkolb wins the cobbled classic.
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Surfer, 13, killed in shark attack

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 14:44
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

A 13-year-old surfer is killed by a shark off the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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VIDEO: Alps instructor: 'It is easy to fall'

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 17:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Yann Westercamp, a ski instructor in the French ski resort Flaine, explains how a British child may have died in a skiing accident.
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British child dies in skiing accident

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British child has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps, the Foreign Office confirms, with reports saying it was a seven-year-old boy.
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VIDEO: Battle for Joan of Arc's legacy

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:33
related places: Arc

As new museum celebrating the life and legacy of Joan of Arc opens in France, the country's political parties battle to claim her legacy.
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Vatican silent over French gay envoy

Friday, April 10th 2015, 17:27

The Vatican refuses to comment on media reports that it has not accepted France's proposed ambassador to the city state because he is gay.
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France TV5Monde passwords seen on TV

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:44

Staff at TV5Monde are filmed with passwords visible in the newsroom a day after the French TV network suffered a huge cyber-attack.
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France replicates cave art marvel

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:06

France opens a giant replica cave adorned with copies of prehistoric animal drawings some 32,000 years old, found at a nearby site.
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Extra flights tackle strike backlog

Friday, April 10th 2015, 10:26

Easyjet will run "rescue" flights and may put bigger planes on busy routes to deal with the after-effects of two-day strike action by French air traffic controllers.
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Latin America boosts Carrefour sales

Friday, April 10th 2015, 8:27

French retail giant Carrefour reports a 3.2% rise in underlying sales in the first quarter, helped by growth in Europe and Latin America.
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Jet deal on Modi's France agenda

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:44
related countries: India India

India's PM Narendra Modi may try to reach a breakthrough on a defence deal during his ongoing visit to France, media reports say.
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Easyjet cancels nearly 600 flights

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 18:18

Easyjet cancels hundreds of flights as a strike by French air traffic controllers continues.
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VIDEO: A farewell to France's war broadcaster

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, who played a key role in General de Gaulle's entourage in wartime London, has died in Paris at the age of 98.
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A farewell to France's war broadcaster

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:57

Remembering the man who prepared France for D-Day
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France's Le Pen family feud deepens

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:44

The family feud at the heart of France's National Front deepens, with Jean-Marie Le Pen saying his daughter "may want me dead".
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HSBC faces French criminal tax probe

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 13:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

HSBC says it has been placed under formal criminal investigation by French magistrates over alleged past tax-related offences at its Swiss private bank.
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'New' Cezanne sketches to go on show

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:23

Two newly discovered sketches by the French artist Paul Cezanne are to go on display in Philadelphia.
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French air traffic strike begins

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 14:10

Air traffic controllers in France have walked out on strike, with almost half of all flights going to and from France cancelled.
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Le Pen opposes father's candidacy

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:23

The head of France's far-right Front National Marine Le Pen moves to stop her father Jean-Marie from standing in polls later this year.
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France opens Rwanda genocide archive

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

France declassifies documents related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide which claimed at least 800,000 lives, the French president's office says.
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Accused French senator found dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 14:36
related countries: China China
related places: Loire

A French Socialist senator is found dead on the day he was due to stand trial for corruption over Chinese wedding tours.
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Dutch hostage freed in Mali

Monday, April 6th 2015, 14:02
related countries: Mali Mali, Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, has been freed by French special forces.
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Germanwings crash body search ends

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 20:52

French authorities end the search for bodies at the site where a Germanwings plane crashed, killing all 150 people on board.
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Sturgeon hits out at 'dirty tricks'

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 16:34

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon accuses Whitehall of "dirty tricks" over an account of her meeting with the French ambassador - with a leak inquiry ordered into how the memo became public.
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French MPs back ban on skinny models

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 13:50

French MPs approve a law to ban the use of fashion models deemed to be excessively thin by requiring them to have a BMI above a certain level.
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Paris survivors' TV claims probed

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:28
related places: Paris

French police examine claims that broadcast media endangered the lives of hostages being held at a Jewish store during January's Paris attacks.
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Alps co-pilot 'researched suicide'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 17:21
related places: Marseille

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane into the Alps had researched suicide methods and the security of cockpit doors, prosecutors say.
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Three dead in French Alps avalanche

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 20:07

Three tourists, two Austrians and an Italian, are killed in an avalanche at a national park in the French Alps.
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Alps crash video 'must be handed in'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:43

A lead investigator into the Germanwings crash calls for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities.
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Alps victims identified 'this week'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 15:44

All 150 victims of the Germanwings crash will be identified by the end of the week, the French President Francois Hollande says.
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VIDEO: Ultra-thin models could face jail

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:46

Models with a BMI of less than 18 could be fined or sent to prison, under legislation being considered by France.
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France scraps payment for sex fines

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:09

France's Senate rejects a planned 2013 law penalising people who pay for sex and decides to maintain the offence of soliciting.
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Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment'

Monday, March 30th 2015, 20:37

Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.
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French elections see swing to right

Monday, March 30th 2015, 11:21

Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialists.
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Kingfisher fails to nail French deal

Monday, March 30th 2015, 8:21

The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.
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VIDEO: French polls suggest Conservative win

Monday, March 30th 2015, 6:33

Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party look set for victory in France's local elections, exit polls suggest.
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DNA of 78 Germanwings victims found

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 21:05

Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated DNA of 78 people on board.
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'Conservative surge' in French polls

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 20:48

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP and its allies make major gains in the final round of local elections, exit polls suggest.
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VIDEO: Tunisians march against terrorism

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 10:51

French President Francois Hollande and other foreign dignitaries are expected to join thousands of Tunisians marching in protest against terrorism.
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Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 19:35

The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.
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Alps air crash co-pilot knew region

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 3:03

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner into the French Alps knew the region from gliding holidays, people who knew him say.
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VIDEO: What happened on Alps crash plane?

Friday, March 27th 2015, 19:36

What happened on board Germanwings flight 4U 9525 before it crashed into the French Alps, killing everyone on board
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Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 1:44

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, named as Andreas Lubitz, intentionally started the plane's descent before it crashed into the French Alps, officials say.
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France 1-3 Brazil

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:13
related places: Paris

Brazil record their seventh win since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they come from behind to beat France in Paris.
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Crash pilot 'locked out of cockpit'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 11:36

One of the two pilots of the plane that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday was locked out of the cockpit, according to reports.
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France cuts budget deficit target

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:59

France cuts its budget deficit target for this year and signals that the economic recovery is gathering pace.
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Wada boss laments Armstrong 'ambush'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 8:11

Lance Armstrong should avoid "ambushing" the Tour de France by taking part in a charity ride, says a Wada chief.
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Crash jet black box has 'usable data'

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 23:57

French investigators say the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 has usable data, but it has so far yielded no clues to the crash.
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Leaders visit Alps plane crash site

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 15:46

The German, French and Spanish leaders visit the site in the French Alps where a Germanwings plane crashed, killing all 150 people on board.
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Britons 'likely' on board Alps plane

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 5:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

It is "sadly likely" there were some British nationals on board the plane that crashed in the French Alps, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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No survivors from Alps plane crash

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 22:53
related places: Digne

A Germanwings plane carrying 150 people crashes in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, with no survivors.
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VIDEO: German town mourns plane crash students

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 22:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Haltern

A memorial mass for students and teachers on a plane that crashed in the French Alps has been taking place in the German town of Haltern, as Katya Adler reports.
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VIDEO: Last moments of Germanwings plane

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 17:28

Germanwings flight 4U 9525 carrying 150 people has crashed in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Richard Westcott explains what we know so far.
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VIDEO: Merkel: 'Time of great sorrow'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:18
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that it is a "time of great sorrow" after a Germanwings airliner crashed in the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Car curbing to fight Paris smog

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 21:50
related places: Paris

Paris has imposed drastic measures on drivers to cut pollution and according to the city authorities, they are working.
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Paris curbs cars to fight pollution

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:40
related places: Paris

The French authorities introduce measures to combat a sharp increase in pollution affecting Paris and other cities in northern France.
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French conservatives edge far right

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:13

France's centre-right UMP party and its allies have come first in the first round of local elections, according to official results.
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VIDEO: French right hold off far-right vote

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:31

France's centre-right UMP party and its allies have taken first place in the first round of local elections, partial results show.
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Irish win Women's Six Nations title

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 14:50
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland crush Scotland 73-3 to secure the Women's Six Nations Championship on points difference from France.
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England 55-35 France

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:46

England come up just short of the 26-point margin needed to win the Six Nations in a 55-35 win over France at Twickenham.
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France polls: A step closer to power for the National Front?

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 9:16

National Front gains are changing France's political landscape
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Six Nations title fight - who needs to do what?

Friday, March 20th 2015, 23:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

As England, Ireland, Wales and France battle for the Six Nations title this weekend, BBC Sport assess their chances.
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Madrid derby in Champions League

Friday, March 20th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Holders Real Madrid will meet Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Barcelona face Paris St-Germain.
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England bring Parling in for decider

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lock Geoff Parling will start England's Six Nations finale against France on Saturday with Dave Attwood dropping out.
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France - the Saharan policeman

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 7:52

On patrol with French forces combating Islamist expansion
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Dieudonne guilty of condoning terror

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 15:40
related places: Dieudonne, Paris

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne is found guilty of condoning terrorism over a Facebook comment about January's Paris attacks.
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French crash victims to be flown home

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The bodies of eight French nationals, including three sports stars, who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina are to be repatriated.
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VIDEO: Dating site sued for promoting adultery

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 6:38

An internet dating site for married people is taken to court in France, accused of promoting adultery.
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Cookson fury at Armstrong Tour plan

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:10

Cycling boss Brian Cookson says Lance Armstrong's plan to join a charity ride at this year's Tour de France is "disrespectful".
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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VIDEO: Tackling extremism in French prisons

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 6:38

The French government is pushing forward a series of measures designed to counter Islamic extremism in the country's prisons.
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French government orders site block

Monday, March 16th 2015, 18:35

The French authorities have used new powers to block five websites, which they claim condone terrorism, without a court order.
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Ibrahimovic sorry after outburst

Monday, March 16th 2015, 13:59
related places: Paris

Paris-St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises after saying France 'does not deserve' his club.
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