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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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France: news

Peugeot plans car plant in Russia

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 17:59
related countries: Russia Russia

French car maker Peugeot Citroen announces plans to build its first factory in Russia, an expanding market.
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Chad court jails French aid staff

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 1:05
related countries: Chad Chad

A court in Chad sentences six French aid workers to eight years of hard labour for trying to abduct children.
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Theft prompts art show rethink

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 23:32
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Paris

Bangladesh cancels plans to send rare artefacts to a Paris exhibition after ancient Vishnu statues were stolen.
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Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 22:06
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Men suspected of killing French tourists in Mauritania belong to an al-Qaeda-linked group, prosecutors say.
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Tourists shot dead in Mauritania

Monday, December 24th 2007, 21:26
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Four members of the same French family are shot dead while on holiday in Mauritania, police say.
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French newsman freed in Somalia

Monday, December 24th 2007, 19:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

French journalist Gwen Le Gouil, seized by gunmen in Somalia's breakaway Puntland state, is freed, say officials.
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Chad kidnap accused 'were duped'

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 23:27
related countries: Chad Chad

One of the French aid workers in Chad who denies abducting children tells a court that intermediaries misled them.
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Australia in Afghan commitment

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba
related places: Kabul

Australia's new PM Kevin Rudd visits Kabul to pledge support, hours after French leader Nicolas Sarkozy also visits.
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Sarkozy warns of Taleban threat

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says Afghanistan must not fall back into the hands of extremist groups.
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French on trial for Chad 'kidnap'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 16:37
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: N'Djamena

Six French nationals accused of trying to kidnap 103 children go on trial in Chad, amid tight security.
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Russian art exhibit 'to go ahead'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 11:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Russia says a cancelled London exhibition of major Russian and French artworks should now go ahead.
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France Guantanamo five convicted

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 15:05
related places: Paris

Five French ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees are convicted of links to terrorism by a court in Paris.
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EADS sells six Airbus factories

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 14:17
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Airbus parent EADS says it is selling off six plants to French, British and German companies.
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Belgium gets interim government

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 12:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands

Belgium's Dutch and French parties form an emergency government, ending six months of deadlock.
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Palestinians 'win $7bn aid vow'

Monday, December 17th 2007, 19:39

A foreign aid package for the Palestinians will total at least $7bn, France's foreign minister says at talks in Paris.
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French newsman 'safe' in Somalia

Monday, December 17th 2007, 12:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Negotiations are underway to free a French journalist, Gwen Le Gouil, abducted in northern Somalia on Sunday.
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French newsman held in Somalia

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 22:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A French journalist, Gwen Le Gouil, is abducted in northern Somalia by unidentified gunmen.
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Ladies of the French Resistance

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Emma-Jane Kirby shares an evocative trip down memory lane with a woman who, as a young girl, was part of the French Resistance in London.
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Chad sets date for kidnap trial

Friday, December 14th 2007, 8:57
related countries: Chad Chad

A court in Chad sets a date for the trial of six French nationals charged with trying to kidnap 103 children.
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Life for Corsica prefect murderer

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 19:30

A French court sentences Yvan Colonna to life in jail for killing the top French official on Corsica in 1988.
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Emiratis jailed for raping youth

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 11:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Dubai court jails two men for the kidnap and sexual assault of a French-Swiss teenager.
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Gaddafi visit seals French deals

Monday, December 10th 2007, 22:36
related countries: Libya Libya

France agrees a number of lucrative accords with Libya as Col Gaddafi makes his first visit to France since 1973.
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Chad moves on kidnap case

Monday, December 10th 2007, 12:24
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad says six French aid workers will be tried in a criminal court over an attempt to fly children to Europe.
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French workers in Chad protest

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 15:13
related countries: Chad Chad

Six French charity workers accused of trying to fly children out of Chad start a hunger strike, a source says.
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Fallon fails drugs test in France

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 12:29

Kieren Fallon's lawyer confirms newspaper reports the jockey tested positive for a banned substance while racing in France.
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Man detained over Paris bombing

Friday, December 7th 2007, 10:14
related places: Paris

Paris police detain a man following a parcel bomb blast which killed one person at law offices.
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Farc welcomes Sarkozy offer

Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian Farc rebels welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy's offer to mediate prisoner exchange.
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Iran a threat, say Europe allies

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 20:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The German and French leaders say Iran continues to pose a threat as the US urges further pressure on Tehran.
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Deadly parcel bomb blast in Paris

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 18:04
related places: Paris

A parcel bomb blast kills one person and injures several others at law offices in central Paris.
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France urged to feed 'kidnappers'

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 16:10
related countries: Chad Chad

The lawyer for six charity workers held in Chad calls on the French government to pay for their food.
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French 'reparation' for Algerians

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 10:49

France is to compensate thousands of Algerians who fought to preserve French colonial rule.
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Sarkozy urges Betancourt release

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 2:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

French President Sarkozy appeals to Colombian rebels to free French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt.
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'Eta attack' kills second officer

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 14:21
related countries: Spain Spain

A second Spanish policeman has died after being shot in France by suspected Basque separatist militants.
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Spanish rally for shot policeman

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 23:15
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The shooting in France of a Spanish policeman by suspected Eta militants prompts protests in Madrid.
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France's Royal in swipe at party

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 13:04

France's losing presidential candidate, Segolene Royal, attacks her own Socialist Party in a new book.
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Spain buries 'Eta victim'

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 14:47
related countries: Spain Spain

PM Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero attends the funeral of a Spanish civil guard killed by Eta suspects in France.
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Big trio in tough Euro 2008 group

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 12:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy, Holland and France are all drawn in the same group for the Euro 2008 finals.
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Live - Euro 2008 finals draw

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 10:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy, Holland and France are all drawn in the same group for the Euro 2008 finals.
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Eta blamed for killing in France

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 22:00
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish civil guard is killed and another badly wounded after a suspected Eta attack in southern France.
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France plays down Chad war claim

Friday, November 30th 2007, 20:53
related countries: Chad Chad

A mission to Chad will go ahead despite a rebel threat of war against France, President Sarkozy says.
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Chad rebels 'at war with French'

Friday, November 30th 2007, 16:15
related countries: Chad Chad

Rebels in Chad say they are at war with French forces, due to lead a European Union peacekeeping force.
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Sarkozy vows to boost confidence

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 22:33
related places: Paris

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledges to rebuild public trust after riots in the suburbs of Paris and strikes.
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Sarkozy issues warning to rioters

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 11:57

French President Nicolas Sarkozy vows to bring to justice rioters who shot at police in current urban unrest.
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France holds man over murders

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 11:45

A 68-year-old man is arrested in France on suspicion of murdering 18 people between 1980 and 2002, officials say.
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Sarkozy holds riot crisis talks

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 10:15
related places: Paris, Toulouse

French President Sarkozy is meeting ministers to discuss urban rioting that broke out after two teenagers died.
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Paris rioters 'criminals' says PM

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 20:00
related places: Paris

The French prime minister calls rioters criminals, after two nights of clashes in the Paris suburbs.
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Dozens injured in Paris rampage

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 12:08
related places: Paris

Nearly 80 police officers are injured in a second night of clashes with youths in the suburbs of Paris.
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Sarkozy in China climate appeal

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 10:55
related countries: China China

China must play its role in framing a new global deal on climate change, France's President Sarkozy says.
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Probe ordered into Paris deaths

Monday, November 26th 2007, 17:58
related places: Paris

French authorities order an internal police inquiry into the deaths of two teenagers who died in a crash with a police car.
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Riots break out in Paris suburbs

Monday, November 26th 2007, 16:49
related places: Paris

Youths set buildings and cars ablaze in Paris suburbs after two teenagers died in a crash with a police car.
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Sarkozy in 20bn euro China deal

Monday, November 26th 2007, 11:36
related countries: China China

French industrialists visiting China with President Nicolas Sarkozy finalise trade deals worth billions of euros.
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Sarkozy on first visit to China

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 21:36
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in China for a visit that is expected to focus on economic links and Iran.
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Sarkozy's 'war' with French strikers

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 12:11

The French president's ongoing dispute with striking transport unions is far from won, writes Emma Jane Kirby.
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France train services near normal

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 12:11

Services on many French rail lines are getting back to normal after a nine-day strike over pension reforms.
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Chirac vows to 'fight for honour'

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 0:20
related places: Paris

French ex-President Chirac says he will fight for his "honour" against charges he misused funds as Paris mayor.
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France's rail strike 'nears end'

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 23:13

French travellers endure a ninth day of chaos, but an end to a crippling transport strike appears to be in sight.
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France urged to cut its spending

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 19:57
related places: Eu

The president of the European Central Bank urges France to cut its public spending - the heaviest in the EU.
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Choreographer Bejart dies at 80

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 12:52

Renowned French choreographer Maurice Bejart has died, a spokeswoman for his company says.
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Sarkozy vows to punish saboteurs

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 20:03

France's president calls for those who sabotaged the TGV rail network to be punished with "extreme severity".
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Chirac formally probed over scam

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 17:14

French ex-President Jacques Chirac is questioned over alleged embezzlement while he was Paris mayor.
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French trains 'hit by sabotage'

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 16:51

Widespread sabotage has damaged France's high-speed TGV rail network, the state rail operator says.
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Cycling: Landis in last drugs plea

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 11:12

Floyd Landis files his final appeal as he tries to overturn the doping ban that cost him the 2006 Tour de France title.
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France 'let down' Chad aid staff

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 6:29
related countries: Chad Chad

The head of a French charity facing child abduction charges in Chad says his government "let down" his workers.
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Talks to begin over French strike

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 5:24

The French government is to hold talks with striking unions as a pensions dispute enters its eighth day.
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Sarkozy defiant against strikers

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 17:53

French President Nicolas Sarkozy vows to see through controversial reforms despite crippling industrial action.
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France gripped by massive strike

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 15:22

French teachers and civil servants hold a 24-hour walkout, as the transport strike enters its second week.
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French navy deters Somali pirates

Monday, November 19th 2007, 16:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two ships carrying food aid have arrived in Somalia under French naval escort, to deter pirates.
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France decries Lebanon 'blockage'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 15:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

France's foreign minister blames unnamed groups for blocking a compromise in the Lebanon presidency impasse.
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French protest enters sixth day

Monday, November 19th 2007, 3:07

A transport strike in France is continuing into a second week despite signs of imminent negotiations.
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France faces fifth day of strikes

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 23:20

French rail workers reject a new offer of talks, voting to extend industrial action over pension reforms.
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France investigates Airbus crash

Friday, November 16th 2007, 16:54
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

An inquiry is launched in France into the crash of an Airbus due to be delivered to a United Arab Emirates carrier.
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French unions to continue strike

Friday, November 16th 2007, 16:07

Transport workers in France vote to continue a national strike over the weekend, protesting against pension reforms.
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France braves fresh travel misery

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 19:02

France endures a second day of travel chaos as transport unions continue their strike against pension reforms.
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Sarkozy calls for end to strikes

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 2:52

French President Sarkozy calls for a speedy end to transport strikes as the country faces a second day of disruption.
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French strike brings travel chaos

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 20:01

France is hit by transport upheavals as workers strike against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reforms.
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