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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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Austrian Kohl fails doping test

Monday, October 13th 2008, 17:32
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: This

This year's Tour de France 'King of the Mountains' Bernhard Kohl, who finished third overall, is the latest rider to fail a doping test.
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Bruni backed Red Brigades woman

Monday, October 13th 2008, 16:46

After French President Sarkozy blocks the extradition of a former militant, it emerges his wife Carla Bruni visited her in hospital.
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Armstrong to race Giro d'Italia

Monday, October 13th 2008, 13:49

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will race in the Giro d'Italia for the first time next year.
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European banks rescue plan agreed

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 22:14
related places: Eu, Paris

European leaders meeting at a crisis summit in Paris announce a plan to save their beleaguered banking industry.
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EU chiefs confront markets crisis

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 18:20
related places: Paris

European heads of state meet in Paris to try to establish a common approach to the global financial crisis.
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Blind Belgian breaks world speed record

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 14:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian Luc Costermans breaks the world blind road speed record, reaching 308km/h on an airstrip in France.
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France pulls tainted Chinese food

Friday, October 10th 2008, 17:06
related countries: China China

France recalls sweets and biscuits made with Chinese dairy after finding high levels of an industrial chemical.
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EU verifies Russia's withdrawal

Friday, October 10th 2008, 14:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian forces have fully withdrawn from buffer zones adjoining Georgia's breakaway regions, the EU says.
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Author Le Clezio wins Nobel prize

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 11:55

Distinguished French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio is awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Literature.
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H-bombshell - French FM says Israel might "eat" Iran

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 13:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

H-bombshell - French FM says Israel might "eat" Iran
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Tour rocked by new positive tests

Monday, October 6th 2008, 20:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Two Tour de France stage winners - Italy's Leonardo Piepoli and Germany's Stefan Schumacher - test positive for an advanced blood doping product.
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Angola arms trial opens in Paris

Monday, October 6th 2008, 14:11
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Paris

Forty-two people, including members of the French elite, go on trial accused of involvement in trafficking arms to Angola.
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Festival screens Newman swansong

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 12:56

Late actor Paul Newman's final role as the narrator of a wildlife documentary makes its debut at the Dinard Film Festival in France.
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French save money for a rainy day

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 11:08

Emma Jane Kirby looks at how the thrifty French appear to be weathering the credit crunch better than others
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EU leaders to discuss bank crisis

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 4:42

An emergency summit of European leaders is to be held in Paris to discuss responses to the global financial crisis.
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Parachute tragedy at French match

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 13:50

A parachutist and a teenage spectator are killed in a tragic accident at an Under-18s football friendly in France.
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Recession 'real risk' for France

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 10:20

France's economy risks shrinking for the second quarter in a row, says finance minister Christine Lagarde.
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EU force to fight Somali pirates

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 17:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A least eight European countries are to form a maritime security force to fight Somali piracy, France says.
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Doping boss rues Armstrong stance

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 14:18

The head of the French anti-doping agency tells BBC Sport that Lance Armstrong has missed a chance to prove his detractors wrong over doping claims.
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Driving onwards

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 22:27
related places: Paris

The hunt for profits dominates Paris motor show talk
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French beauticians bristle over having to use wax and tweezers

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 17:31

French beauticians have launched street protests to demand the right to use modern hair-removal techniques.
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India and France in nuclear deal

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 16:00
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Paris

India and France sign a pact which will lead to the sale of French nuclear reactors to Delhi, officials say.
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French prisoner killed by sniper

Monday, September 29th 2008, 8:01

An inmate in a French prison is shot dead by a sniper from outside the jail, officials say.
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Frugal French

Friday, September 26th 2008, 0:12

France is resisting the credit crunch better than most
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Senegal warrant for French judge

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 16:50
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal issues an arrest warrant for a French judge in a row over a 2002 ferry disaster.
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Empty tables

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 8:21

Why are many French restaurants feeling the pinch?
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Armstrong to return with Astana

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 16:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will make his cycling comeback with Kazakhstan's Astana team.
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French author in dock over Rwanda

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 12:09
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Paris

Prominent French writer Pierre Pean is on trial in Paris accused of inciting racial hatred in a book on Rwanda's genocide.
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EDF agrees to buy British Energy

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French energy firm EDF says it will buy UK nuclear power plant operator British Energy in a £12.5bn deal.
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EDF set to buy British Energy

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 19:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French energy firm EDF is due to announce a £12.4bn deal to buy UK nuclear power plant operator British Energy.
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More Eta suspects held in France

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 16:19

Police in France arrest two Basque separatist suspects, taking the total to eight since a deadly weekend bomb blast.
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France to beef up Afghan mission

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 20:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The French prime minister says Paris will reinforce its military presence in Afghanistan, as MPs vote in support of the mission.
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France to vote on Afghan troops

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 6:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The French parliament is due to vote shortly on whether to keep its troops in Afghanistan.
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Previously unknown Mozart score found at French library

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 15:50
related places: Nantes

A previously unknown piece of music by Mozart is discovered by staff at a library in Nantes, western France.
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France frees sailors from pirates

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 10:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia

French troops free two sailors seized by Somali pirates, as President Sarkozy warns others.
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Pope holds huge Mass in Lourdes

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 14:50

Pope Benedict XVI tells tens of thousands of pilgrims in the French town of Lourdes that love can be stronger than evil.
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Two die after Paris boat accident

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 8:26
related places: Paris

A father and son die after a tourist boat hits a bridge on the River Seine in Paris and sinks, police say.
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Boat hits bridge in central Paris

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 2:05
related places: Paris

A boat with at least 10 people on board hits a bridge pillar on the River Seine in Paris, causing injuries, French police say.
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In pictures

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 22:29
related places: Lourdes

Pope Benedict goes to the French shrine of Lourdes
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Arrests sought over Senegal ferry

Friday, September 12th 2008, 21:26
related countries: Senegal Senegal

A French judge issues warrants for nine Senegal officials over Africa's worst maritime disaster.
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Pope begins first visit to France

Friday, September 12th 2008, 11:05
related places: Paris

Pope Benedict arrives in Paris for a four-day visit to France, the first trip to the country since he took office.
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Channel Tunnel shut after blaze

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 18:23

More than 30 people are led from the Channel Tunnel after a fire on a freight train, with cancelled trains stranding thousands.
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Vande Velde 'can stop Armstrong'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 9:16

Lance Armstrong's former team-mate Jonathan Vaughters says Christian Vande Velde can stop the seven-time Tour de France winner's bid for another title.
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Armstrong to make shock comeback

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 9:12

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong is coming out of retirement to try to win an eighth Tour de France.
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Renault announces 6,000 job cuts

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 18:47
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault announces 6,000 job cuts, as it responds to an industry-wide slowdown in sales.
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Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 21:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia will withdraw its forces from undisputed Georgian land within a month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.
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Saving souls

Monday, September 8th 2008, 14:30

French goalkeeping academy with a higher purpose
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Sarkozy leads EU trio to Moscow

Monday, September 8th 2008, 14:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Eu, Moscow

French President Nicolas Sarkozy leads an EU mission to press Russia to honour the terms of a peace plan for Georgia.
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Scientology 'faces French trial'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 13:53

The Church of Scientology in France is to be tried in court for "organised fraud", according to legal sources.
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Jail for French 'garage surgeon'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 9:49

A French doctor whose cosmetic surgery mutilated dozens of patients is given three years in prison.
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Mammoth skull raised from ground

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 16:42

Palaeontologists lift a "rare" mammoth skull out of its resting place in France and move it to a museum.
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Row over trial's 'Ramadan' delay

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 4:20

French anger at court's apparent decision to postpone a trial because it was to take place during Ramadan.
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'Propaganda'

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 17:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Images from Afghanistan spark anger in France
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Sarkozy joins Middle East talks

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 9:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets regional leaders in Syria in a bid to boost efforts towards Middle East peace.
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Solve Iran peacefully urges Syria

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 20:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's president meets visiting French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy and urges a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear issues.
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Somali pirates seize French boat

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 15:15
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two French citizens are seized by pirates off Somalia, along with their boat, officials say.
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French government plan for free English lessons angers teachers

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 20:28

A proposal to give intensive English tuition to French high school pupils angers the country's main teaching union.
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Two held over France camp rape

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 12:31
related countries: Canada Canada

French police are questioning two men in connection with the rape of a Canadian student at a migrants camp, according to reports
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'Rare' mammoth skull discovered in southern France

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 0:47

The fossilised skull of an "extremely rare" steppe mammoth has been discovered in southern France.
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Student 'raped in migrant camp'

Friday, August 29th 2008, 12:05
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Calais

French police question about 100 men after a Canadian student is raped by a man near Calais.
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Ivanovic beaten by qualifier Coin

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 22:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Coin

World number one Ana Ivanovic is sent crashing out of the US Open by French qualifier Julie Coin.
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EU considers sanctions on Russia

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 14:41
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

EU leaders are considering imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Georgia, the French foreign minister says.
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Poisoned artery

Monday, August 25th 2008, 23:23

Deadly chemicals infiltrate France's Rhone river
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Alpine avalanche victims located

Monday, August 25th 2008, 16:47

The bodies of several climbers caught in a French avalanche have been located, but will not be retrieved yet.
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Hopes fade for avalanche victims

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 16:22

Rescue teams call off the search for at least eight climbers swept away by an avalanche in the Mont Blanc range in France.
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Russia urged to quit Georgia port

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 22:45
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

France's president urges Moscow to remove its troops from a Georgian port as Russian troops settle in.
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Russia accused of abusing truce

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 3:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and France accuse Russia of failing to comply with the terms of its ceasefire with Georgia by creating buffer zones.
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Sarkozy pays tribute to soldiers

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 12:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy presides over a ceremony to honour 10 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
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Russia tables own UN Georgia text

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 23:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia introduces its own draft UN Security Council resolution on Georgia, a day after rejecting a rival French document.
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Combat losses

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 13:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Troop deaths feed French doubts over Afghan mission
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Birds 'off the pace' with warming

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 11:03

French birds are moving northwards in response to climate change, but not fast enough, a study suggests.
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Spain holds wanted French surgeon

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 10:20
related countries: Spain Spain

A French cosmetic surgeon accused of having mutilated dozens of patients is arrested in Spain.
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Sarkozy renews Afghan commitment

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 10:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy travels to Afghanistan to support his troops, a day after a deadly attack by Taleban fighters.
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Show of strength

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 6:20

Killing of French troops shows more brazen Taleban
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Afghan ambush kills French troops

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 19:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Ten French soldiers die in fighting east of Kabul in one of the heaviest losses suffered by peacekeepers in Afghanistan.
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Zambia's president dies in France

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 18:48
related places: Paris

Zambian leader Levy Mwanawasa, a critic of violence in Zimbabwe, dies in a Paris hospital two months after suffering a stroke.
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France probes Algerian official

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Algeria Algeria

France investigates a senior Algerian official in connection with the 1987 assassination of an Algerian opposition leader.
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French 'can car'

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 10:50

France marks the 60th anniversary of its iconic 2CV
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