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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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Henry escapes ban over handball

Monday, January 18th 2010, 16:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Thierry Henry will not be punished by Fifa for his handball in France's World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland.
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France in fresh Explorer warning

Monday, January 18th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Germany Germany

France echoes calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
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IMF head in 'double-dip' warning

Monday, January 18th 2010, 12:26
related countries: Germany Germany

The International Monetary Fund head warns of another downturn, even as German and French growth forecasts are raised.
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Renault to keep Clio in France

Monday, January 18th 2010, 10:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Renault says some new Clio models will be built in France, calming fears that production would move to Turkey.
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Chavez seizes foreign supermarket

Monday, January 18th 2010, 4:34
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez expropriates a French-Colombian supermarket, accusing it of raising prices.
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EU nominee tries to reassure City

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 10:53
related places: Eu

The man set to oversee the EU's internal market, Michel Barnier, says Europe needs new financial rules - but they will not be dictated by France.
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US soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 22:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Attacks in Afghanistan leave four US and one French soldier dead, with the US death toll for 2010 now 14.
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UK minister's niece guilty of murder

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The niece of UK junior defence minister Quentin Davies is jailed for 15 years for murdering a man at her flat near Paris.
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UK minister's niece guilty of murder

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The niece of UK junior defence minister Quentin Davies is jailed for 15 years for murdering a man at her flat near Paris.
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French director Eric Rohmer dies

Monday, January 11th 2010, 19:20

French film director Eric Rohmer, whose works include the cycle of films Six Moral Tales, dies at the age of 89.
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French director Eric Rohmer dies

Monday, January 11th 2010, 17:38

Arthouse French film-maker Eric Rohmer has died at the age of 89, his producer has told the AFP news agency.
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Overseas French reject autonomy

Monday, January 11th 2010, 3:48
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

Referendums in French Guiana and Martinique reject increased autonomy for the French overseas departments.
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ETA suspects held outside Spain

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 22:27
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain

Four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested in Portugal and France, officials say.
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Vieira completes Man City switch

Friday, January 8th 2010, 13:10

Manchester City complete the signing of Inter Milan's France midfielder Patrick Vieira, who has signed a six-month contract with the option of a further year.
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France considers Google tax plan

Friday, January 8th 2010, 12:50

A report, commissioned by the French government, seeks ways to counteract digital dominance over content.
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Forget me not

Friday, January 8th 2010, 11:26

France ponders putting a time limit to online life
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France hero saves pregnant woman

Friday, January 8th 2010, 10:37

A French man gets a bravery medal for diving into an icy river and saving a pregnant woman trapped in a crashed car.
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Airport chaos as Europe freezes

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 21:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The icy weather gripping parts of Europe disrupts flights in the UK, France, the Irish Republic and the Netherlands.
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France to set up genocide court

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:37

The French government announces a new unit to try cases of genocide and war crimes committed either in France or outside its borders.
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French Socialists oppose burka ban

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:27

France's opposition Socialists come out against a law banning the burka - even though they oppose the garment.
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Briatore maintains his innocence

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 11:29

Former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore maintains his innocent of any wrongdoing after the overturning of his lifetime ban from Formula 1.
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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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