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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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Pi calculated to 'record number'

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 8:24

The mathematical constant pi is calculated to a record 2.7 trillion digits using a desktop computer, a French researcher claims.
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Foreign embassies reopen in Yemen

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 6:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

The UK and France have reopened their embassies in Yemen which closed in response to a possible al-Qaeda threat.
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Marital bullying

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 1:25

French may ban psychological abuse by spouses
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France armed gang steals millions

Monday, January 4th 2010, 17:05

An armed gang steals several million euros from an armoured van transporting the cash to a bank in southern France.
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France sells surplus flu vaccine

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 17:30

France sells millions of surplus swine flu vaccine doses to other countries after finding it has more than enough for the outbreak.
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French seized near Kabul 'alive'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 22:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan earlier this week are alive and in good health, French media report.
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French online piracy law in force

Friday, January 1st 2010, 0:45

The first effects of France's controversial new law against internet piracy will begin to be felt as the new year starts.
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French reporters held near Kabul

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 17:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Two French reporters and three Afghans travelling with them are kidnapped north-east of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
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France to rethink carbon tax plan

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 13:33

A new French carbon tax that was championed by President Sarkozy is struck down, days before it was to take effect.
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Shopping joys in Europe's boutiques

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 11:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy
related places: Berlin, Paris

Joanna Robertson samples the delights of her favourite independent shops and uncovers hidden gourmet gems in Paris, Rome and Berlin.
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Johnny Hallyday leaves hospital

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 21:14

French rock star Johnny Hallyday is released from a Los Angeles hospital after back surgery that led to a coma.
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France warns of Guinea civil war

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 11:39
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea could face a civil war if the country's military leader returns home, France's foreign minister says.
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Eurostar resumes train services

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 12:00
related places: Paris

Eurostar resumes operation of high-speed trains through the Channel Tunnel after three days with no service.
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Lady and the tramp - Carla Bruni reportedly befriends homeless man

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 10:13
related places: Paris

Carla Bruni reportedly befriends a homeless man who lives near her home in Paris's chic 16th arrondissement, and often gives him 50 or 100-euro notes.
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Eurotunnel shuts down car service

Monday, December 21st 2009, 12:23

Eurotunnel announced it is closing its "saturated" shuttle car service, as Eurostar passenger chaos continues.
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Fine for Google over French books

Friday, December 18th 2009, 13:33

A French court fines Google 300,000 euros and tells it to remove some titles from the archive of digital books it is creating.
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French Afghan assault concludes

Friday, December 18th 2009, 6:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A major assault by coalition troops in Afghanistan's eastern Uzbin Valley concludes successfully, military officials say.
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French launch major Afghan attack

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 22:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 1,100 troops - 800 of them French - have launched a major operation in Afghanistan, the AFP news agency reports.
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Guinea aide admits Camara attack

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 17:33
related countries: Guinea Guinea

A Guinean soldier on the run from the authorities admits for the first time that he shot the country's military ruler.
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France to bring in bank bonus tax

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 10:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France plans to follow the UK and bring in a one-off 50% tax on bankers' bonuses in 2010.
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Summit moved to keep Bashir away

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 15:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

A France-Africa summit is put back and moved to prevent Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attending.
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Bon appetit!

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 14:54

Liberte, Egalite, Obesite: Fighting flab the French way
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Johnny Hallyday emerges from coma

Monday, December 14th 2009, 22:30

French rock star Johnny Hallyday emerges from a medically induced coma after surgery in a Los Angeles hospital.
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France to resume 'black box' hunt

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 5:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil

French investigators say they will begin a third search for the black boxes of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil.
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Johnny Hallyday surgeon attacked

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 21:09
related places: Paris

A French surgeon who operated on rock legend Johnny Hallyday has been attacked in Paris, officials say.
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Trial over L'Oreal heiress gifts

Friday, December 11th 2009, 22:01

A French celebrity photographer is to stand trial over allegations he took millions of euros from a L'Oreal heiress.
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'Time close' for Iran sanctions

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN has no reason to delay new sanctions on Iran if it does not answer concerns over its nuclear programme, France says.
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EU bonus tax plan gains momentum

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 18:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Momentum is building for a tax on bankers' bonuses, as European leaders gather for an EU summit in Brussels.
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Guinea's junta accuses Kouchner

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 11:31

Guinea's military rulers say French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner was involved in a plot to kill junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara.
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Brown and Sarkozy target bonuses

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 1:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British PM and French president issue a joint call for global financial change and a tax on bank bonuses.
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Johnny Hallyday sent to hospital

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

Veteran French rock star Johnny Hallyday is admitted to hospital in the US with a post-operative infection, his spokesman says.
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Bottle of cognac from 1788 and more up for grabs at Paris auction

Monday, December 7th 2009, 18:17
related places: Paris

One of the French capital's most famous restaurants prepares to auction some 18,000 bottles from its cellar.
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Talks between UK and France off

Friday, December 4th 2009, 9:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

A scheduled meeting between the UK and France, which may have addressed the EU banking regulation dispute, is off.
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Strike shuts top French museums

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 15:36
related places: Versailles

Two of France's top attractions - the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles - are closed by a civil service strike.
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Henry faces inquiry over handball

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 15:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

France striker Thierry Henry is to be investigated by Fifa's disciplinary committee over his handball against the Republic of Ireland.
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Iraq shoe thrower faces shoe-ing

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 23:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Paris

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President Bush is himself targeted by a shoe-throwing attack.
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Bruni-Sarkozy urges action on HIV

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 1:59

The French first lady is campaigning to increase access to HIV drugs for women and children in the developing world.
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Leaders condemn Swiss minaret ban

Monday, November 30th 2009, 16:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Religious leaders from across the world criticise Switzerland's referendum vote to ban the building of minarets.
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Rwanda and France restore ties

Monday, November 30th 2009, 10:13
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda and France restore diplomatic ties years after they were broken in a row over the 1994 genocide.
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France gets key EU Commission job

Friday, November 27th 2009, 17:04

France gets the key internal market post in the new European Commission, whose composition has just been announced.
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Putin announces Lada rescue deal

Friday, November 27th 2009, 16:33
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Lada, Renault

French carmaker Renault signs a deal to rescue its struggling Russian partner Avtovaz, the maker of Lada cars.
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Mali gunmen seize French national

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 19:23
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Menaka

A French national is kidnapped from outside his hotel in the northern Mali town of Menaka by armed gunmen, officials say.
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Tamil Tigers convicted in France

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 21:29

A court jails Tamil Tiger militants convicted of extorting millions of dollars from the Tamil community in France, reports say.
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French aid workers seized in CAR

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 20:35
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Two French aid workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in the Central African Republic, their employer says.
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Opposition to moving Camus' ashes

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 18:01
related places: Paris

A friend and biographer of Albert Camus says moving his ashes to Paris would go against the author's life and work.
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Hand-wringing

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 14:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

French qualms about football win over Ireland
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France reject Irish replay hopes

Friday, November 20th 2009, 20:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The French Football Federation turns down the Republic of Ireland's request for a replay of their controversial World Cup play-off game.
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French jail mail escapee caught

Friday, November 20th 2009, 19:04

A French murder suspect who hid in a cardboard box and escaped in a delivery van is recaptured after weeks on the run.
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Roy Keane has no sympathy for Irish

Friday, November 20th 2009, 11:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Roy Keane lambasts the Republic of Ireland's attempts to get their World Cup play-off match against France replayed.
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Total cleared over France blast

Friday, November 20th 2009, 11:24

A court acquits a subsidiary of energy giant Total over a 2001 explosion at a French chemical plant which killed 30 people.
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Fifa turns down Irish replay plea

Friday, November 20th 2009, 10:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Fifa rejects the Football Association of Ireland's request for a replay of France's World Cup play-off win over the Republic of Ireland.
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Top South Korean model found dead

Friday, November 20th 2009, 7:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Paris

South Korean model Daul Kim is found dead at her apartment in Paris, amid speculation she took her own life.
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'Foiled shooting' teenager bailed

Friday, November 20th 2009, 0:44

A teenager in France suspected of planning to shoot his teachers is charged with attempted murder and released on bail.
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Barghouti urges unity from jail

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 18:43

Palestinian factions must unite and start campaigning for statehood, says jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti.
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Live - Reaction to Republic of Ireland's exit

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 10:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland

All the reaction to the Republic of Ireland's controversial World Cup play-off defeat to France thanks to Thierry Henry's handball.
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Irish 'cheated' by Henry handball

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 7:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne says he felt "cheated" after Thierry Henry's handball helped France deny Ireland of a place at the World Cup.
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World Cup qualifying as it happened

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 22:58
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Egypt Egypt, Ireland Ireland, Sudan Sudan

France beat Republic of Ireland after extra time after a hugely controversial goal to reach the World Cup, as Egypt, Portugal, Slovenia and Greece also qualify.
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Dubious goal ends Irish World Cup dream

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 22:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland are left heartbroken as William Gallas' contentious extra-time goal takes France to the World Cup finals.
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French 'school shooting foiled'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 19:40
related places: Paris

Police in a town near Paris foil a teenage boy's plan to shoot his teachers after being warned by his parents, officials say.
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Sacre bleu! Tokyo outstrips Paris in Michelin three-star restaurants

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 11:35
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Paris, Tokyo

Tokyo now has the most Michelin three-star restaurants, overtaking Paris as the world's culinary capital, says the authoritative food guide.
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Sarkozy aims to build Saudi ties

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 11:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

French President Nicholas Sarkozy will arrive in Riyadh later on Tuesday for a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia.
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French 'van heist' man surrenders

Monday, November 16th 2009, 17:22

A Frenchman suspected of trying to steal 11.6m euros (£10.4m) from the security van he was driving surrenders to police in Monaco.
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France edge Republic in play-off

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 22:08
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland face an uphill task to make the World Cup finals after Nicolas Anelka's goal helps France win 1-0 in the first leg of their play-off at Croke Park.
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Brazil and France in climate deal

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 19:35
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Brazil and France agree a common position on fighting global warming before the UN climate change conference.
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French cash giveaway is called off after thousands turn up

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 18:32

A French internet company abandons plans to hand out envelopes of cash after police demanded they cancel the event for security reasons.
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France's love of rogues and rule breakers

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 12:00

The French believe laws are made to be broken and are apt to make heroes of villains, explains Emma Jane Kirby.
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Bad result for S Africa rugby team in France - off and on the field

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 5:31
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Toulouse

South Africa's rugby team accuses France of a lack of respect for their national anthem after a botched rendition before a match in Toulouse.
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Nadal ends Tsonga's London hopes

Friday, November 13th 2009, 17:42

Rafael Nadal beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Paris Masters, meaning Fernando Verdasco claims the last place at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Syria urges French Mid-East role

Friday, November 13th 2009, 11:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad calls for France to play a bigger role in Middle East peace efforts during a visit to Paris.
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Brady sets sights on France upset

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 21:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Assistant manager Liam Brady says the Republic of Ireland can go into their World Cup play-off against France confident of victory.
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Live text - Murray v Stepanek

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 16:56
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

World number four Andy Murray takes on tricky Czech Radek Stepanek in the third round of the Paris Masters.
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Davydenko books World Finals spot

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Nikolay Davydenko books his place in the World Tour Finals despite losing to Robin Soderling at the Paris Masters.
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Murray survives late-night battle

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 0:54
related places: Paris

Andy Murray needs a final-set tie-break to beat James Blake in the early hours at the Paris Masters.
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Benneteau stuns Federer in Paris

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 22:43
related places: Paris

Unseeded Julien Benneteau beats world number one Roger Federer at the Paris Masters.
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Live text - Murray v Blake

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 22:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blake, Murray

World number four Andy Murray opens his Paris Masters campaign against American James Blake.
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Safin bows out with loss in Paris

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 14:19
related places: Paris

Marat Safin bows out of tennis with a defeat at the hands of Juan Martin del Potro in the second round of the Paris Masters.
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French aid worker seized in Chad

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 18:23
related countries: Chad Chad

The Red Cross says a French member of staff working in east Chad has been abducted.
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Renault to challenge Tata's Nano

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 17:20
related countries: India India
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault pledges to build a low-cost car in India even cheaper than Tata's Nano.
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