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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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Men deny French student murders

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men deny murdering two French students who were found dead in a blazing bedsit in London.
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French Socialists vote for leader

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 18:28

France's opposition Socialists are voting for a new leader, amid bitter infighting and deep divisions in the party.
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Rwanda aide questioned in Paris

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 1:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan presidential aide is placed under formal investigation in France over the killing of a former president.
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Rwandans protest over extradition

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 12:48
related countries: Germany Germany

Rwandans protest against the expected extradition of a presidential aide from Germany to France.
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Former French PM to stand trial

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 6:47

Dominique de Villepin is ordered to stand trial in connection with a political smear campaign against President Nicholas Sarkozy.
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Armstrong fears Tour crowd attack

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 10:15

America's seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong fears he may be attacked by spectators when he returns to the race in 2009.
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UN draft seeks to boost DRC force

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 4:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

France presents a draft resolution to the Security Council aimed at strengthening the UN mission in DR Congo.
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French MP kills himself and woman

Monday, November 17th 2008, 20:57

A French politician defeated in a mayoral election eight months ago kills a woman and then himself.
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French 'virgin' ruling reversed

Monday, November 17th 2008, 15:37

A French appeal court overrules the decision to annul a Muslim marriage because the bride had lied about being a virgin.
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France holds 'Eta military head'

Monday, November 17th 2008, 12:25

Spain hails a "severe blow" to Basque separatist group Eta after its suspected military chief is arrested in France.
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Frenchman held over missing women

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 21:39
related places: Marseille

Police in France hold a man in the southern city of Marseille after three foreign prostitutes vanish in the space of a month.
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Rwandan aide to be sent to France

Friday, November 14th 2008, 20:55
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan official held in Germany over a killing that triggered the 1994 genocide is to be sent to France.
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Sarkozy scorns Bush over Georgia

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 17:17
related countries: Georgia Georgia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy accuses George Bush of failing to take the initiative over the summer conflict in Georgia.
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Paris transformed

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 11:53

Can Sarkozy's bold plans regenerate the French capital?
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Murray cruises into Masters semis

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 15:41

Andy Murray makes the Masters Cup semi-finals by beating Gilles Simon while Roger Federer wins to keep his hopes alive.
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Live text - Murray v Simon

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 9:46

Andy Murray takes on France's Gilles Simon looking for his second win at the Masters Cup in Shanghai.
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Cameroon rebels release hostages

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 22:11
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Rebels in Cameroon free 10 people - most of them French nationals - who were seized from an oil vessel last month.
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Royal leads Socialist Party race

Friday, November 7th 2008, 16:39

Ex-presidential candidate Segolene Royal wins round one of the race to lead France's opposition Socialist Party.
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Bears cause tension in the Pyrenees

Friday, November 7th 2008, 10:03

Mick Webb reports on the controversial decision to reintroduce bears to the Pyrenees mountains.
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'Hostage killed' in Cameroon raid

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 14:42
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

One of a group of 10 mostly French hostages seized off Cameroon has been killed in a rescue bid, a militia leader says.
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Call to boost UN DR Congo powers

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 21:29
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

France calls for a stronger UN mandate in DR Congo, as civilians caught in the conflict are in urgent need of aid.
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French pirates face net cut-off

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 12:48

French plans to throw persistent pirates off the net are a step closer to becoming law.
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Moroccan ban for French magazine

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 10:23
related countries: Morocco Morocco

An edition of French magazine L'Express International is banned in Morocco for allegedly insulting Islam.
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Gunmen seize French man in Kabul

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A French aid worker is kidnapped and a driver who intervened is killed, in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
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Murray maintains winning sequence

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray makes it 14 wins in a row as he reaches the Paris Masters quarter-finals with an impressive victory over Fernando Verdasco.
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Sour grapes

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 13:57

French winemakers feud over league table U-turn
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Divine power in the Pyrenees

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:38

Genevieve Bicknell discovers how, in south-west France, ancient practices are used for a very modern purpose.
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President Sarkozy not enchanted as he loses 'voodoo doll' case

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 17:15

A French court rejects President Nicolas Sarkozy's attempt to stop sales of a satirical "voodoo doll" in his image.
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Brown and Sarkozy in action call

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 19:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and France call for action to prevent the world financial crisis spreading and for IMF funds to be reshaped.
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Colombia aims to reward ex-rebel

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 8:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Farc guerrilla who led a hostage to freedom may be rewarded with almost half a million dollars and a new life in France, officials say.
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Passenger's arm sucked down French train toilet

Monday, October 27th 2008, 14:58

A man travelling on a French high speed train is rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet.
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Live text - Australia v New Zealand

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 6:21
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

Australia hammer New Zealand after France defeat Scotland in the rugby league World Cup.
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Peugeot to make 'massive' cuts

Friday, October 24th 2008, 12:28

French car firm Peugeot Citroen says it will start "massive" production cuts as the downturn bites.
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Eight die in Italian helicopter

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 16:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Eight passengers are killed as an Italian military helicopter crashes in eastern France, officials say.
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French recall 'radioactive' lifts

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 18:38

A company in France removes buttons from hundreds of its lifts after they are found to contain imported radioactive material.
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Tour plan raises Armstrong doubts

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 13:02

The penultimate day of the 2009 Tour de France will be a tough mountain stage, placing further doubt on a possible return for Lance Armstrong.
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Sarkozy needled by 'voodoo doll' in his image

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 10:29

French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatens to sue a company if it does not withdraw from shops a "voodoo doll" in his image.
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Sarkozy wants top EU economy team

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 14:32
related places: Eu

The French president calls for an EU "economic government", as the IMF predicts a tough year for Europe.
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France unveils bank rescue plan

Monday, October 20th 2008, 19:28

The French government will inject 10.5bn euros into the country's six largest banks, the finance minister announces.
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Sarkozy bank theft probed

Monday, October 20th 2008, 14:19

An investigation is under way in France after hackers steal money from President Nicolas Sarkozy's personal bank account.
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Troubled French bank boss resigns

Monday, October 20th 2008, 3:58

The chairman of Caisse d'Epargne steps down, taking responsibility for a 600m euro loss, and two other top officials go with him.
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Finance reforms 'must help poor'

Monday, October 20th 2008, 0:04

French-speaking nations say the needs of the poorest countries must be considered in any solution to the financial crisis.
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US to host global finance summit

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 8:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Eu

The US, France and the EU unveil plans for a series of summits to discuss ways of dealing with the global financial crisis.
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French bank admits trading loss

Friday, October 17th 2008, 15:21

The French bank Caisse d'Epargne admits that it lost 600m euros in a derivatives trading incident last week.
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Sarkozy sues French ex-spy chief

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 21:14

The French president files a legal action for libel and invasion of privacy against the former head of a national intelligence agency.
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EU 'holds firm' on climate goals

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 12:55
related places: Eu

The EU will keep to its targets to tackle climate change despite worries about slowing economies, the French president says.
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EU rallies behind banking reform

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 23:44

All 27 EU states broadly support their bank rescue plan and the holding of a world finance summit, France's president says.
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France makes anthem threat to fans

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 16:30

The French sports minister says football matches in France will be called off if spectators jeer during their national anthem.
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Bush to host crisis talks with EU

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 19:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Eu

US President George W Bush is to hold economic talks on Saturday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and EC President Jose Manuel Barroso.
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Russian rights lawyer 'poisoned'

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 19:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Strasbourg

French police investigate claims that a prominent Russian human rights lawyer may have been poisoned in Strasbourg.
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French 'Grumpies' sue over the TV family they say sullies their surname

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 12:51
related places: Bougon

A French court rejects an attempt by people with the surname Bougon, which means "grumpy", to change the title of a new TV series.
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Depardieu's actor son dies at 37

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 7:40

The son of French actor Gerard Depardieu has died from pneumonia, hospital officials confirm.
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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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