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French cardinal questioned by police

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:54
related places: Lyon

The Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, is questioned by police over claims he failed to act on paedophile allegations.
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France releases terror alert phone app

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 11:17

The French government has released a mobile phone app that it says will help spread more reliable information during a terror attack.
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VIDEO: France police hold Euro 2016 security drills

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 7:17

Security forces across France have been holding drills to check preparedness in case of a terror attack, as Gavin Lee reports.
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Ex-trader Kerviel wins unfair dismissal

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 13:52

A French labour court rules that the Societe Generale bank unfairly dismissed ex-trader Jerome Kerviel, who lost it €4.9bn in unauthorised trades.
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French PM sets up flood emergency fund

Monday, June 6th 2016, 9:07
related places: Paris

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces emergency help for those who "lost everything" in floods that have caused havoc in Paris and elsewhere.
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Djokovic beats Murray in French final

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 16:17

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.
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Shots fired at tourist bus in France

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 12:43
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Six people are hurt as shots are fired at a bus carrying Czech tourists in south-east France, police say.
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'We French do love to demonstrate'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 0:09

The French love their protests: Why?
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VIDEO: Inventor shows off 'two-minute' hoverboard

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 21:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

Canadian inventor Alexandru Duru has been showcasing the hoverboard he designed and built to audiences in Paris.
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Muguruza upsets Williams to win title

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Garbine Muguruza beats world number one Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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Murray & Djokovic seek first Paris win

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 13:02
related places: Paris

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic meet in Sunday's French Open final - with both men seeking their first title in Paris.
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Paris river levels begin dropping

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:38
related places: Paris

The levels of the River Seine in Paris start dropping slightly after reaching a 34-year high on Friday, but the city remains on alert.
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Paris river swells to 30-year high

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 3:34
related places: Paris

Parts of the metro, famous galleries and landmarks in Paris remain closed as the flood-hit Seine rises to its highest level for more than 30 years.
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French fan's cockerel gets Euro-16 ban

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 22:23

A cockerel named Balthazar, the unofficial French football mascot, has been banned from matches at the Euro-16 championships in France.
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VIDEO: France floods: 'Water has reached upstairs'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 18:21
related places: Nemours, Paris

Lamorna Hooker describes how flooding is affecting the area around Nemours, some 55 miles south of Paris.
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Israel-Palestinian solution 'in danger'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 17:00
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Hopes of a "two-state solution" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in "serious danger", France's foreign minister tells a Paris peace conference.
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Paris river 'rising beyond six metres'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 14:31
related places: Paris

The city of Paris is on high alert, with floodwaters on the River Seine due to peak in the coming hours and heavy rain continuing to sweep across Europe.
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Louvre to close as France floods worsen

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 17:23

The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday to allow works to be evacuated amid worsening floods.
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Syria aid drops by air 'not imminent'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 13:49
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior UN official warns air drops of aid to Syrians are not imminent, despite calls for such action by the US, UK and France.
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Threat to French air travel eases

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 9:47
related places: Paris

Threats of French air traffic disruption this weekend have been lifted, ministers say, although a rail strike is still halving services.
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Five dead in Germany and France floods

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 6:26
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

At least five people are dead and dozens of towns are inundated by flooding across France and Germany, authorities say.
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French detect EgyptAir black box signal

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 15:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

French investigators confirm that signals from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month have been detected.
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'Guggenheim of wine' opens in France

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:50
related places: Bordeaux

A shimmering "shrine to wine" opens in Bordeaux, with hopes the new museum and tasting centre will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.
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Strike brings rail misery to France

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 8:12

An open-ended rail strike is under way in France, with many services cancelled, just nine days before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off.
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US warns of Europe terror threat

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
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French leader digs in as strike begins

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 19:41

President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action begins on the railways.
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VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 15:16

Parts of northern France have been hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain swept the region.
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Paris to create camp for migrants

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 14:59
related places: Paris

A camp for migrants is to be set up in the north of Paris within the next six weeks, the mayor of the French capital announces.
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Rain brings floods to northern France

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 13:45

Parts of northern France are hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain, which shut down the French Open tennis tournament on Monday.
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VIDEO: Protests in Belgium over labour reforms

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 13:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Thousands of public sector workers in Belgium are taking part in a 24-hour national strike against labour reforms, as protests in France over reforms there continue.
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Marcel Proust precious items on sale

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 12:49
related places: Paris

Intimate letters and family photographs that belonged to the celebrated French writer Marcel Proust are being sold at auction in Paris.
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Ivory Coast's Aurier arrested in Paris

Monday, May 30th 2016, 9:10
related places: Paris

Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier is arrested and placed in police custody on Monday after being involved in an incident in Paris.
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Leaders mark Verdun with EU unity plea

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 16:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Verdun

The leaders of France and Germany mark the 100th anniversary of the WW1 battle of Verdun in northern France with a call for European unity.
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VIDEO: Europe hit by lightning strikes

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 6:03
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to several people, at a park in Paris, and a football match in Germany.
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VIDEO: Remembering Verdun 100 years on

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 23:05
related places: Verdun

France is commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Verdun, World War One's longest battle.
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Europe hit by lightning strikes

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 21:56
related places: Paris

Lightning strikes in France, Germany and Poland cause death and serious injuries, with the victims including children at a birthday party in a Paris park.
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Verdun: France's sacred symbol of healing

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 0:03

France's sacred symbol of healing
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Trump would 'cancel' Paris climate deal

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Republican

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate deal that limits carbon emissions in nearly 200 countries.
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Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

Friday, May 27th 2016, 13:38

France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.
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France boss to sue Cantona over race row

Friday, May 27th 2016, 12:00

Lawyers for French national manager say he will sue Eric Cantona for suggesting his Euro 2016 squad selection was racially motivated.
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Wave of industrial unrest across France

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 21:15

Strike action over labour law reforms grips France, disrupting oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs, as police battle protesters.
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Do French workers really have it easy?

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:41

So why then is the French workforce so restive?
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VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 10:53

Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France
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Stakes rise in French labour protests

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 12:27

Angry petrol queues in France as social conflict ramps up
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Strike hits all French oil refineries

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 15:02

A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
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Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 13:53
related places: Paris

French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation.
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Special forces to guard Tour de France

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 12:05

About 23,000 police will provide security for this year's Tour de France cycle race, with the country still facing threats from extremists.
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French petrol supplies hit by strikes

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 12:57

Hundreds of French petrol stations run dry and the unions say five oil refineries are being blockaded as protesters fight government labour reforms.
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Oil strikes close French petrol stations

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 18:24

Hundreds of French petrol stations run out of fuel after workers blockade oil refineries in protest over controversial labour reforms.
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Festivals pull EODM over Bataclan claim

Friday, May 20th 2016, 15:28

Eagles of Death Metal are dropped from two French music festivals, after their singer reiterated his suggestion that security at the Bataclan was complicit in the 2015 terror attacks.
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Abdeslam stays silent in Paris court

Friday, May 20th 2016, 14:11
related places: Paris

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam exercises his right to silence as he appears in a French court for his first questioning by investigating judges.
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Crash jet made 'sharp turns and plunged'

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Paris

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister says.
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Spy service sets school challenge

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 13:54

For the first time France's foreign spy service, the DGSE, sponsors a code-breaking competition in schools.
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EgyptAir flight crashed - Hollande

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 11:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Paris

French President Francois Hollande confirms a Paris-Cairo EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean, with 66 people on board, did crash.
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VIDEO: Clashes at anti-violence rally

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 19:01
related places: Paris

A police car has been torched in central Paris as officers demonstrated against the mob violence directed at them during anti-labour reform protests.
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Brussels suspect 'left last testament'

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 10:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

A "last testament" by Mohamed Abrini, a suspect in the Paris and Brussels attacks, contradicts claims he would "never hurt a fly", reports say.
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French women say 'Non' to everyday sexism

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 23:42

French women say 'Non' to everyday sexism
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Kristen Stewart talks film, fame and France

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 14:05

Twilight star Kristen Stewart on film, fame and France
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Paris attacks suspect 'posted IS flag'

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 12:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam posted an Islamic State flag on Facebook ahead of the attack, a Belgian report claims, but authorities did nothing.
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Web giants face action over hate speech

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:48

Three organisations in France say they are planning legal action against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for failing to remove hate speech.
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French female ministers decry harassment

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 15:43

Seventeen women who have served as ministers in France issue a strongly worded declaration saying they will no longer be silent about sexual harassment in politics.
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Last surviving Casablanca actress dies

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 7:29

French actress Madeleine Lebeau, the last surviving cast member of the classic 1942 film Casablanca, dies at the age of 92.
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French Periscope death stirs social media safety fears

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 23:01

Live-streaming death stirs French social media fears
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French PM survives no-confidence vote

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 17:17

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls survives vote of no confidence put forward by the opposition in protest over controversial labour reforms.
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French open new Tokyo Olympics probe

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 13:25
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

French prosecutors investigate an alleged $2m payment to an ex-athletics official's son and whether it is linked to Tokyo's 2020 Olympics bid.
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VIDEO: Protests over French labour reforms

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 2:33

The French government is facing a vote of no confidence in parliament after it forced through a controversial bill designed to reform Labour laws.
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Woman 'filmed suicide on Periscope'

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 16:21

An investigation opens into the death of a 19-year-old woman in France who reportedly live-streamed her own suicide.
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French minister denies sex harassment

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 10:54

France's finance minister apologises for acting "inappropriately" towards a journalist but denies harassment, amid a political row over sexism.
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Anger as France imposes labour reforms

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 7:14

Protests break out in several French cities as the government uses special powers to force through controversial labour reforms.
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France to impose labour reforms

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 19:59

The French government invokes a rarely used clause in the constitution to force through controversial labour reforms, circumventing parliament.
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France sex harassment 'impunity' attacked

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 15:13

French female politicians speak out about sexual harassment
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French inquiry into 'sex pest' MP

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 12:19

Prosecutors in France open an inquiry into sexual harassment claims made by political colleagues of senior MP Denis Baupin.
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French 'sex pest' resignation leaves bitter taste

Monday, May 9th 2016, 23:51

French 'sex pest' resignation leaves bitter taste
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Senior French MP 'sex pest' quits

Monday, May 9th 2016, 13:20

The deputy speaker of parliament in France quits after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him by colleagues.
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Belgium terror cell suspects on trial

Monday, May 9th 2016, 12:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Four, Paris, Verviers

Seven people go on trial in Belgium accused of being part of the "Verviers group" - linked to jihadists who attacked Paris and Brussels.
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Crowds flock to car-free Champs Elysees

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 17:42
related places: Paris

Thousands of people have take advantage of a move by the authorities in Paris to close the famous Champs Elysees thoroughfare to traffic.
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'Human smugglers' shot in France chase

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police shoot a UK-registered car carrying suspected people smugglers after a high-speed chase that crossed from Belgium into France, state media says.
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Chanel stages fashion show in Cuba

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 4:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

French fashion house Chanel holds a show in the Cuban capital Havana - the first such event since the communist revolution on the island in 1959.
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French tennis body searched by police

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 20:32

The headquarters of the French tennis federation (FFT) and the home of its president are searched following allegations of illegal ticket sales.
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Outrage at France's English Euro anthem

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 15:25

A French minister describes the choice of I was Made for Lovin' You as the official anthem for the French team at the Euro 2016 championship as "incomprehensible".
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How Paris is stepping up its drive against the car

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 23:08
related places: Paris

Paris steps up its drive against the car
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Clashes erupt at French May Day march

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 15:55
related places: Paris

French police clash with demonstrators in Paris during a May Day parade organised by trade unions to protest against a controversial labour bill.
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French police injured in protest clashes

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 19:21

Twenty-four police officers are injured, three seriously, during protests against a proposed labour law change in France.
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Paris attacks suspect in French court

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 17:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam appears before a French judge hours after his extradition from Belgium.
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VIDEO: Jail for France's 'dentist of horror'

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 20:39

Jacobus van Nierop dubbed the "dentist of horror" has been sentenced to eight years in jail in France.
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Paris suicide bomber shown on French TV

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 12:28

Suicide bomber on French TV sparks debate
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'Dentist of horror' jailed in France

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 11:00

A Dutchman dubbed the "dentist of horror" is sentenced to eight years in France for mutilating the mouths of some 120 patients.
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France wins A$50bn Australia sub contract

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 5:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A A$50bn (€34bn; £27bn) contract to build 12 submarines for the Australian Navy is awarded to France, beating bids from Germany and Japan.
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Nations sign historic Paris climate deal

Friday, April 22nd 2016, 17:26
related places: Paris

Amid hope and hype, delegates have finished signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York.
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