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News: France

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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Grim mood

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 17:31

Strikes provide vivid focus for growing French public anger
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Pope's condom stance sparks row

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 23:49

Several EU states criticise the Pope's rejection of condoms as a means to combat HIV/Aids as he visits Africa.
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Short shrift

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 18:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Germany and France to resist EU summit splurge
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Sarkozy survives vote over Nato

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 21:23

The French parliament backs President Sarkozy's decision to take France fully back into Nato, rejecting a no-confidence motion.
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England can offer more - Johnson

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 18:59

England manager Martin Johnson urges his side to continue their improvement after seeing them hand out a 34-10 Six Nations hiding to France.
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Resurgent England destroy France

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 16:56

England beat France 34-10 with some magnificent attacking rugby in a five-try rout at Twickenham.
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Live text - England v France

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 14:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twickenham

Martin Johnson's England are running rampant against a poor France at Twickenham.
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France's rendezvous with history

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Allan Little reflects on France's long journey to reconcile itself with one of the darkest chapters in its history and its difficult relationship with the US and Britain.
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French Sony boss freed by staff

Friday, March 13th 2009, 15:16

The head of Sony France and another executive are released after being held captive overnight by staff angry at their severance pay.
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France ends four-decade Nato rift

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 0:36

President Sarkozy announces France's return to Nato's military command, reversing decades of self-imposed exile.
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'Four dead' in French avalanche

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 18:06

Four people are dead after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps, according to reports.
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England change three for France

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 13:08

England call up Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and Ugo Monye for Sunday's Six Nations match against France.
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France offers Mexico police aid

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 12:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledges to help Mexico in its battle against organised crime during an official visit.
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French Nazi-era barb sparks row

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 11:49
related places: Vichy

A French minister criticises a film maker for likening his government to Vichy over its treatment of illegal migrants.
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France protects Madagascar rival

Monday, March 9th 2009, 22:29
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascan opposition leader Andry Rajoelina is being protected by France after two days in hiding, the UN says.
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Indigestible?

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 1:05

Plans to redraw France's map are in trouble
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China denies YSL auction bid role

Friday, March 6th 2009, 9:02
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

China says it had nothing to do with false bidding for two looted sculptures from Yves Saint Laurent's art auction in Paris.
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France 'holds Europe jewel thief'

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 13:08

A woman and her son are arrested in northern France in connection with the theft of jewellery across Europe.
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Guadeloupe strike ends after deal

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 10:21
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

Unions on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe agree to suspend a 44-day-old strike as most of their demands are met.
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Tecktonik shift

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 8:52

New dance craze is de rigueur among French youth
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Sarkozy team gets death threats

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 9:10

President Nicolas Sarkozy and eight other top French politicians receive death threats in letters containing bullets.
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China relics buyer refuses to pay

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 15:22
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

A Chinese man who won two looted bronze sculptures at a Paris auction refuses to pay - as an "act of patriotism".
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Sarkozy's talent for reinvention

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 12:03

Emma Jane Kirby reflects on why the unpredictability of French President Nicolas Sarkozy means it is difficult to define him.
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France end Wales Grand Slam hopes

Friday, February 27th 2009, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales suffer defeat for the first time in the Six Nations under Warren Gatland, beaten 21-16 by France in Paris.
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France end Wales Grand Slam hopes

Friday, February 27th 2009, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales suffer defeat for the first time in the Six Nations under Warren Gatland, beaten 21-16 by France in Paris.
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Live - France v Wales

Friday, February 27th 2009, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales' Grand Slam hopes are dashed as France win 21-16 at the Stade de France.
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Gathering storm

Friday, February 27th 2009, 18:13
related places: Eu

French car workers fear EU leaders will veto rescue loans
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Gabon president's accounts frozen

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 16:51
related countries: Gabon Gabon

French bank accounts held by Gabon's president, believed to hold $4m, are frozen.
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18th-Century statues claimed by China sold at YSL auction

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 22:53
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Two 18th-Century statues claimed by China are sold at the Paris auction of late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent's collection.
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France's Sarkozy finds time in busy schedule to collect stamps

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 12:12

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is still finding time in his busy schedule to collect stamps, it has been revealed.
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Italy and France pen nuclear deal

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 15:52
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italy and France sign a nuclear co-operation agreement in Rome to revive nuclear power in Italy.
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Record bids at Yves Saint Laurent auction - the largest of its kind

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 3:45
related places: Paris

An Henri Matisse painting sells for a record 32m euros as works from Yves Saint Laurent's private art collection are auctioned off.
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Record bids at Yves Saint Laurent auction - the largest of its kind

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 21:35
related places: Paris

Bids for Yves Saint Laurent's art collection reach a record 206m euros (£181m) at an auction in Paris.
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Fertiliser blast trial in France

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 15:03
related places: Toulouse

A subsidiary of French energy giant Total goes on trial over an industrial blast in Toulouse in 2001 that killed 30 people.
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German passports for war children

Friday, February 20th 2009, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says it will ease the granting of citizenship to "war children" fathered by German soldiers in France during WWII.
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Sarkozy steps in to end protests

Friday, February 20th 2009, 0:18

France's president pledges $730m (£507m) in economic aid to its Caribbean territories in a bid to head off escalating protests.
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France meets Guadeloupe demands

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 15:48
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

France agrees to increase payments to workers on its Caribbean territories, as protests and violence escalate.
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WWI French battleship found

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 10:33
related countries: Germany Germany

A French battleship sunk by Germany in 1917 is discovered in remarkable condition on the Mediterranean Sea bed.
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Sarkozy aims to head off unrest

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 17:44

French President Sarkozy unveils economic benefits for people hit by the credit crunch, hoping to quell discontent.
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Guadeloupe protests turn deadly

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 11:58
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

France appeals for calm on its Caribbean island of Guadeloupe after a man is killed amid escalating economic protests.
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SocGen cautious despite profit

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 7:38

French bank Societe Generale reports a fourth-quarter profit but says conditions will remain challenging in 2009.
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Trio quit Wasps to play in France

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 16:53

Wasps confirm that James Haskell, Riki Flutey and Tom Palmer will leave the club at the end of the season to play in France.
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Violent strikes on French island

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 3:37
related countries: Guadeloupe Guadeloupe

Police on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe hold dozens of people as protests against the rising cost of living turn violent.
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French Holocaust role recognised

Monday, February 16th 2009, 16:59

France's top court recognises the state's "responsibility" for deporting Jews in WWII, but says reparations have been made.
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Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

Monday, February 16th 2009, 16:05

A Royal Navy nuclear submarine was involved in a collision with a French submarine in the middle of the Atlantic, the MoD says.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff, Paris

England take on Six Nations champions Wales in Cardiff after Scotland go down to a 22-13 defeat by France in Paris.
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Jilted man jailed for fire attack

Friday, February 13th 2009, 14:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani man is sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting fire to an ex-girlfriend in France after she refused to marry him.
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Veteran crooner Aznavour to become Armenian envoy

Friday, February 13th 2009, 13:50
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Switzerland Switzerland

The French singer, Charles Aznavour, agrees to become ambassador to Switzerland for his ancestral homeland of Armenia.
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How President Sarkozy wooed 'wild' Bruni on blind date

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 13:05

French President Nicolas Sarkozy "proposed" to Carla Bruni within two hours of meeting the former model, it has been claimed.
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French Polynesia elects president

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 4:53
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia

French Polynesia's assembly elects Oscar Temaru as the French colony's new president, for the fourth time.
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Fortis shareholders reject sale

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 16:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Fortis shareholders reject the sale of parts of the bank to French bank BNP Paribas and to the Dutch government.
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Peugeot Citroen to cut 11,000 jobs

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:56

France's biggest carmaker, Peugeot Citroen, announces it will slash more than 11,000 jobs in 2009, starting outside France.
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Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:09
related places: Paris

A popular bicycle rental scheme in the French capital runs into problems just 18 months after its successful launch.
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Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 14:40
related places: Paris

A popular bicycle rental scheme in the French capital runs into problems just 18 months after its successful launch.
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Sarkozy pays first visit to Iraq

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 12:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Iraq - the first visit by a French leader since Saddam Hussein's overthrow in 2003.
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High winds hit north-west France

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 9:53
related places: Paris

Winds of up to 140km/h (87mph) batter northern and western France, disrupting power and transport services.
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French carmakers get 6.5bn euros

Monday, February 9th 2009, 17:28
related places: Renault

French President Nicolas Sarkozy announces that Renault and Peugeot-Citroen are to get 6.5bn euros ($8.5bn) of state loans.
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Forgotten Bugatti sells for 3.4m euros

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 19:34
related places: Paris

A Bugatti car, which gathered dust in a Tyneside garage for 47 years, sells for 3.4m euros (£3m) at an auction in Paris.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 13:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

Ireland take on France in Dublin after England labour to a 36-11 victory against Italy.
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Sarkozy defends plans for economy

Friday, February 6th 2009, 11:53

French President Nicolas Sarkozy defends his plans to revive the economy, saying state aid for banks has cost nothing.
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Impressive Irish hold off France

Friday, February 6th 2009, 8:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland begin their first Six Nations campaign under Declan Kidney aiming to improve on last year's dismal fourth-place showing.
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Two jailed over Tunisia bombing

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A French court sentences two men over an attack on a synagogue in Tunisia that killed 21 people in 2002.
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Kouchner hits out at book claims

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 16:47

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner rejects allegations in a book of unethical links with governments in Africa.
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Six-nation talks to discuss Iran

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 4:12
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Representatives of Britain, the US, Germany, France, China and Russia are to hold talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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German troops 'to be based in France'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 17:51
related countries: Germany Germany

German troops will be based in France for the first time since WWII, under plans reportedly being drawn up.
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Sarkozy 'snubbed' by sports star

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 17:36

Former French football star Lilian Thuram says he has rejected President Nicolas Sarkozy's offer to join the government.
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France unveils stimulus package

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 14:04

France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon announces a series of measures designed to "revitalise" the French economy.
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Rise of left

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 1:32

French government wary of radical resurgence
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Huge crowds join French strikes

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 23:33

Unions in France lead big protests against the handling of the economic crisis, causing disruption to rail and air services.
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Zvonareva storms into semi-finals

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 3:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Seventh seed Vera Zvonareva makes short work of France's Marion Bartoli to win 6-3 6-0 and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
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France eyes airline stimulus plan

Monday, January 26th 2009, 12:35

The French finance ministry is set to provide 5bn euros in credit guarantees to encourage lending to the airline industry.
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Europe recovers from deadly storm

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 14:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Authorities in France and Spain begin to repair houses, roads and power lines damaged by hurricane-force winds.
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Storm leaves 15 dead in S Europe

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 12:08

The fiercest storm to hit Spain and south-western France in a decade kills 15 people, including four children.
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France's Dati to quit government

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 19:08

Justice Minister Rachida Dati, the first politician of North African origin to hold a top cabinet post in France, is to step down.
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New lingua franca upsets French

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 8:04

Hugh Schofield discovers how a new version of English being spoken by business people is taking over in France.
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