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Frenchman who beheaded boss found dead

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 9:30

Yassin Salhi, a French terror suspect who decapitated his boss and tried to blow up a gas plant in June, is found dead in prison.
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French celebrity brothel keeper dies

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 20:11

Madame Claude, who claimed to have supplied prostitutes to some of the world's most powerful men while France's most notorious brothel keeper, dies aged 92.
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'Terror attack' foiled in France

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 19:38
related places: Orleans

French police have thwarted a planned terror attack on official targets near Orleans south of Paris, the interior minister says.
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'Two held' over Air France bomb scare

Monday, December 21st 2015, 12:41
related places: Paris

Police in Paris have detained two people who were on an Air France flight forced to make an emergency landing when a fake bomb was found, reports say.
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Fake bomb grounds Air France flight

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Mauritius Mauritius
related places: Paris

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris is forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a fake bomb is found in a toilet.
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'Climate chef' fined for razing forest

Friday, December 18th 2015, 13:09
related places: Paris

A French chief hired to work at the Paris climate change talks is fined for razing 7,000 sq metres (75,000 sq feet) of protected forest near his restaurant.
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France bans 'excessively thin' models

Friday, December 18th 2015, 11:59

French MPs adopt a bill aimed at banning the use of fashion models deemed to be "excessively thin".
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IMF chief Lagarde faces French trial

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 17:21
related places: Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €404m payment to a businessman, as her organisation says it stands behind her.
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Le Pen attacked for posting IS images

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 10:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marine

The parents of a US journalist killed by IS criticise French far-right leader Marine le Pen for tweeting an image of his decapitated body.
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VIDEO: Trump: 'I am number one by far'

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 19:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Republican, California

Donald Trump has been told he would be a "chaos president" by Republican presidential candidacy rival, Jeb Bush.
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Eagles of Death Metal confirm new dates

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 17:11
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal announce their rescheduled European tour dates following last month's Paris attacks.
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Austria arrests in Paris attacks probe

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Paris, Salzburg

Austrian police arrest two people suspected of having links to the Paris attacks at a centre for refugees in Salzburg, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Was Paris attack ringleader in Leros?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 21:13
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Paris

Two independent eyewitnesses tell the BBC they saw the ringleader of the Paris attacks on the Greek island of Leros, in October, placing him on the island at the same time the two Stade de France suicide bombers arrived.
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Le Pen acquitted of inciting hatred

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:56

French National Front leader Marine le Pen is acquitted of charges of inciting hatred on the December 2010 campaign trail.
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Paris attacks suspect held in France

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:35
related places: Paris

French police have arrested a man with suspected links to Paris attacks, sources say.
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Psychiatric help for France hoax teacher

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 14:30
related places: Paris

A teacher at a school near Paris who falsely claimed he had been stabbed by a man shouting "Islamic State" has been sent to a psychiatric hospital, prosecutors say.
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Palin's 'crush' on Marechal-Le Pen

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she has "political crush" on young French National Front candidate Marion Marechal-Le Pen.
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French teacher invented school attack

Monday, December 14th 2015, 17:20

A teacher at a French school who said he had been stabbed by a man shouting "Islamic State" made the story up, prosecutors say.
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Man 'shouts IS' in French school attack

Monday, December 14th 2015, 15:48
related places: Paris

A man shouting "this is for Islamic State" stabs a teacher in a preschool class in a suburb of the French capital, Paris, police say.
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Le Pen condemns 'campaign of lies'

Monday, December 14th 2015, 12:55

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front, condemns opponents for colluding to prevent it from winning a single region in elections.
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French far right defeated in key vote

Monday, December 14th 2015, 12:09

France's far-right National Front fails to win a single region, despite leading in nearly half in the first round of voting.
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VIDEO: French far right 'fell hard tonight'

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 23:00

France's far-right National Front (FN) has failed to win a single region in the second round of elections, exit polls indicate.
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VIDEO: French National Front eyes election win

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 18:21

France's far-right National Front is hoping to win control of a region for the first time in its history in elections on Sunday.
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VIDEO: How the climate change deal was done

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 13:43
related places: Paris

A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of negotiations.
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Climate deal 'is world's best chance'

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

President Obama says the Paris climate deal is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", as China and India also hail the accord.
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World agrees landmark climate deal

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 1:09
related places: Paris

A landmark agreement designed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2C (3.6F) is adopted by nearly 200 nations at a UN climate summit in Paris.
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Le Pen seeks France poll breakthrough

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 0:47

France's far-right National Front hopes for further gains in the second round of regional polls, battling against the Republicans and Socialists.
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World awaits landmark climate deal

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 17:12
related places: Paris

Key negotiating blocs in Paris, including the G77, and nations such as China and India have indicated they will support the UN's draft climate agreement.
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VIDEO: Protesters hold 'red line' climate demo

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 15:03
related places: Arc, Paris

Demonstrators in Paris wore red at a demonstration near the Arc de Triomphe, as the BBC's Iolo ap Dafydd reports.
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VIDEO: Cheers greet climate summit 2C objective

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 11:36

France's Laurent Fabius says new climate draft would be legally binding and aims to keep temperature rises 'well below 2C'
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Climate deal draft reached in Paris

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 10:07
related places: Paris

Organisers of climate talks in Paris say a final draft text has been reached after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations.
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Trump v Le Pen: In their own words

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 1:27
related countries: United States United States

US and French right-wingers in their own words
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'Conditions never better' for deal

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 0:52
related places: Paris

Negotiators in Paris work through the night in an effort to secure a new global climate deal, amid hopes that a final draft will be agreed by Saturday morning.
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VIDEO: 'No-one sleeping much' at climate talks

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 0:43
related places: Paris

Climate deal negotiators have been working through a third night in Paris, with those also attending including activists, journalists and scientists.
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Final climate deal 'nearly there'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:48
related places: Paris

Negotiators at the Paris climate summit aim to wrap up a global agreement on Saturday with the French hosts "optimistic" of a deal.
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Germany 'hunts man over Paris attacks'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:04
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

German security services are searching for a man wanted in connection with last month's terror attacks in Paris, German media reports say.
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France MPs back cut in 'tampon tax'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 13:37

French MPs vote to cut the the VAT paid on sanitary products from 20% to 5.5% despite blocking the move in October.
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VIDEO: COP21: 'Extremely close to an agreement'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:15
related places: Paris

Negotiators at the climate change talks in Paris have been working through the night in the hope of reaching a deal-a day later than expected
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VIDEO: 'If you are Muslim they judge you'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 9:23

Rights groups have warned that there could be a widespread abuse of civil liberties for French Muslims.
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Benzema suspended from France team

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 16:29

Karim Benzema is suspended from the France team until his alleged part in a blackmail and sex tape case is resolved.
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Paris climate summit

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 14:15

Full coverage of the COP21 UN climate conference
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VIDEO: Madonna sings at surprise Paris 'gig'

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 12:27
related places: Paris

Madonna has given an impromptu performance in Paris in tribute to the victims of the 13 November attacks.
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Three jailed over 'train attack bluff'

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 18:31
related places: Paris

Three Frenchmen are jailed for faking a terror threat on a train to steal passengers' phones - days after the Paris attacks.
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French probe Eugene 2021 decision

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 18:15

French prosecutors are investigating the IAAF's decision to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene, the BBC learns.
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Third Bataclan attacker identified

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 15:24
related places: Paris

French police identify the third gunman who attacked the Bataclan during the Paris attacks, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
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VIDEO: Who was Bataclan attacker Mohamed-Aggad?

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 15:04
related places: Paris

What we know about Foued Mohamed-Aggad, named by police as the third suicide bomber who attacked the Bataclan concert hall last month in Paris.
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Sarkozy, rhubarb and France's National Front

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 0:42

Sarkozy leaves French asking what on earth he means
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VIDEO: Paris attacker's escape from Athens

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Paris

The BBC has learnt that the ringleader of the Paris attacks was being tracked by police 10 months earlier, but got away.
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US House votes to curb visa-free entry

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

After the Paris attacks, the US House of Representatives votes to restrict visa-free entry for people who have been to Iraq and Syria.
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Paris 'ringleader' evaded Athens police

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 18:00
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens, Paris

Greek police tried to capture the suspected ringleader of the Paris terror attacks in January but the operation failed, the BBC learns.
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Eagles of Death Metal visit Bataclan

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 16:20
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal make an emotional return to the Bataclan theatre following the Paris terror attacks last month.
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VIDEO: Bataclan band visit scene of massacre

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 13:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have visited the Paris concert venue where many of the 130 people who died in the 13 November terror attacks were killed.
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Air France estimates Paris attack costs

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 9:28
related places: Paris

Air France-KLM says the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m drop in revenue but that business was gradually returning to normal.
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VIDEO: Does Mona Lisa have a hidden personality?

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 6:14

A French scientist who has spent more than 10 years analysing the Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - claims he has found another portrait of a different woman underneath.
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Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa'

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 6:00

An earlier portrait of the Mona Lisa has been found under the existing painting using reflective light technology, according to a French scientist.
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VIDEO: Eagles of Death Metal rock Paris

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have appeared on stage in Paris, less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance in the French capital.
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VIDEO: What happens if climate summit fails?

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 0:18
related places: Paris

BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath assesses the consequences if the UN Climate Change Convention in Paris fails.
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France PM calls for united anti-FN vote

Monday, December 7th 2015, 23:09

France's prime minister urges voters to back the main opposition to prevent the far-right National Front (FN) from winning regional elections.
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Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal appear on stage with U2 in Paris - less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance there.
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VIDEO: Russia donates puppy to France

Monday, December 7th 2015, 22:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Russia has donated a German Shepherd puppy to France after a police dog was killed in an anti-terror raid following November's attacks in Paris.
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Le Pen says French elite 'crumbling'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 10:54

The leader of France's far-right National Front says voters rejected the "old political class" in regional elections that put her party top.
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COP21: Final push for Paris deal

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:45
related places: Paris

Environment and foreign ministers from all over the world gather in Paris on Monday in a final push for a new global climate compact.
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VIDEO: Bono's onstage Paris tribute

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:18
related places: Bono, Paris

U2 singer Bono pays tribute to the people of Paris during the band's concert in the city on Sunday night.
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U2 pay tribute to Paris in new song

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:16
related places: Paris

Rock band U2 write a song in tribute to Paris as they return to the city to play gigs that were postponed in the wake of last month's attacks.
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Far right leads France regional polls

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 21:59
related places: Paris

France's far-right National Front makes big gains in regional elections, estimates suggest, three weeks after the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: The changing face of France's National Front

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 15:26
related places: Paris

Gabriel Gatehouse reports from south-east France on how the far-right National Front party is making headway in one of the country's most diverse regions.
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Climate delegates agree draft deal text

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 12:55
related places: Paris

Delegates at a UN climate conference in Paris have approved a new draft text that they hope will form the basis of a global agreement.
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COP21: Progress reported on key issue

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 8:23
related places: Paris

Negotiators are edging towards a compromise on one of the most divisive issues between countries at the COP21 climate change talks in Paris.
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Vive la difference - has France's National Front changed?

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 1:33

France's National Front and its efforts to change
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Two new suspects sought in Paris attacks

Friday, December 4th 2015, 19:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Police are seeking two new suspects accused of aiding Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, the Belgian prosecutor's office says.
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Paris cafe reopens after attacks

Friday, December 4th 2015, 10:28
related places: Paris

A Paris cafe where five people were killed during the terror attacks last month reopens its doors - the first of the targets to do so.
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Danes vote No in EU rules referendum

Friday, December 4th 2015, 5:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Eu, No, Paris

Danes vote No in a referendum on adopting EU rules strengthening cross-border policing that would have seen closer ties with the bloc.
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Marion Marechal-Le Pen and France's far-right charm offensive

Friday, December 4th 2015, 0:56

Youngest Le Pen leading France far-right drive
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Danes vote on relationship with EU

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 19:38
related places: Eu, Paris

Danes vote in a referendum on whether to scrap opt-outs from EU justice and policing laws, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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New Belgium charges over Paris attacks

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 16:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Two more men are charged in Belgium on suspicion of terrorist offences in relation to the 13 November Paris attacks.
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Benzema denies playing blackmail 'game'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 21:32

French footballer Karim Benzema says he is "sincere" in a released interview excerpt, after saying there has been "a huge misunderstanding" of his role in an alleged plot to blackmail team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
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India 'will cut coal for climate cash'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

India will cut back its skyrocketing use of coal if sufficient cash for renewables emerges from a Paris deal, says a senior negotiator.
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IS 'recruiters' go on trial in Paris

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 21:25
related places: Paris

Seven men go on trial in Paris accused of recruiting fighters for the so-called Islamic State group, in the first such trial since the 13 November attacks.
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French mayor plans 'volunteer guard'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 19:22
related places: Beziers, Paris

The far-right mayor of the French town of Beziers plans a volunteer force to boost police during the national state of emergency after the Paris attacks.
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French PM warns of far-right 'trickery'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 14:16

France's Manuel Valls urges voters not to fall for the "trickery" of National Front leader Marine Le Pen, ahead of key regional polls on Sunday.
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US to tighten visa waiver programme

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The US says it wants to tighten travel restrictions on foreigners who visit the country without needing full visas, following the Paris attacks.
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Prince Charles to make forest appeal

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 9:16
related places: Paris

Prince Charles is to call for better protection of the world's forests at the UN climate conference in Paris.
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Climate talks 'could be turning point'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 21:28
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama says the key UN climate conference in Paris could be a "turning point" in global efforts to limit future temperature rises.
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VIDEO: 'Submerged countries, abandoned cities'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 12:36
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama outlines a vision of the world, at the Paris 2015 climate conference, if efforts to halt global warming are not stepped up.
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High-level climate talks open in Paris

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:40
related places: Paris

Leaders from 150 nations open a key UN conference in Paris aimed at reaching a deal on curbing carbon emissions to tackle global warning.
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VIDEO: Leaders' speeches at climate summit

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:17
related places: Paris

Leaders from 147 nations are addressing a UN conference in Paris, aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change.
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Obama lays rose for Paris victims

Monday, November 30th 2015, 7:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.
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