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French strikes go into second day

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 16:58

French unions build pressure on the government with a second day of strikes on transport, while oil refineries are forced to shut.
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French unions launch new strike

Tuesday, October 12th 2010, 10:23

French unions stage the third national day of strikes against pension reforms in a month, with a vote due on whether to launch open-ended industrial action.
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Rwanda rebel chief held in France

Monday, October 11th 2010, 16:23
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A leader of the Rwandan FDLR rebel group, Callixte Mbarushimana, is arrested in France on war crimes charges, the International Criminal Court says.
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Fix Europe first, Israeli FM says

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Spain Spain

Israel's foreign minister tells his counterparts from France and Spain to solve Europe's problems before taking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Tanker collision in the English Channel

Friday, October 8th 2010, 15:35

A tanker carrying thousands of tonnes of heavy pygas gasoline has collided with a cargo ship off France's Brittany coast.
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Roma expulsions affect gypsy circus

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 10:21

French immigration crackdown could mean a final curtain call for Europe's last gypsy circus
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Cleaner dies at Disneyland Paris

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 21:38

A cleaner at Disneyland Paris dies while working on an attraction.
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Canada census challenge rejected

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 20:49
related countries: Canada Canada

The Federal Court of Canada rejects a French-speaking group's attempts to halt the government from scrapping the mandatory long-form census.
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Kerviel spared full SocGen fine

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 17:57

French bank Societe Generale says it will not make rogue trader Jerome Kerviel pay back the 4.9bn euros ($7bn; £4bn) he lost.
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'Le spin'

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 5:09

Will French President Sarkozy regret courting the media?
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France holds 12 in terror raids

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 12:03

French police arrest 12 people and seize guns and ammunition in anti-terrorism raids in the south of the country, officials say.
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Rogue trader to serve jail term

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 10:53

Former trader Jerome Kerviel is sentenced to three years in jail over his role in a scandal at French bank Societe General that cost the firm 5bn euros ($7bn).
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Murray cruises through in Beijing

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 6:15
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Paul

Andy Murray beats French qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2 6-3 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing.
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Sanofi makes hostile Genzyme bid

Monday, October 4th 2010, 8:32
related countries: United States United States

French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi-Aventis launches a hostile bid for US counterpart Genzyme after friendly overtures are rejected.
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UK travellers warned over Europe

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 17:05
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office updates its travel advice for Europe, warning of a "high threat" of attacks in countries including France and Germany.
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French hold fresh pension protest

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 21:05

Hundreds of thousands of people across France have taken to the streets to demonstrate against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age, according to police figures.
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French hold fresh pension protest

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 17:52

Hundreds of thousands of people across France take part in the third day of demonstrations against pension reform in less than a month.
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Contador wants dope tests revised

Friday, October 1st 2010, 17:27

Triple Tour de France champion Alberto Contrador has called for dope tests to be rethought in cycling, following his positive test for a banned substance.
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Jaguar launches new concept car

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 15:22

Jaguar goes hybrid and electric as it launches a new car at the Paris Motor Show.
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Tour winner in positive dope test

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 3:40

Cyclist Alberto Contador, winner of the 2010 Tour de France, reveals that he has tested positive for a banned substance.
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Lotus unveils five new sportscars

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 21:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

UK-based Lotus reveals details about five new sportscars ahead of their unveiling at the Paris motor show on Thursday.
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French budget aims to cut deficit

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 14:54

France will make spending cuts and increase taxes but also hopes for stronger-than-forecast economic growth to balance its books.
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EU gives France warning on Roma

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 14:33
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The European Commission threatens France with action over its expulsion of Romanian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsy) migrants.
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EU mulls suing France over Roma

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 1:20
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania
related places: Roma

The European Commission is due to decide whether to take legal action against France over its expulsion of thousands of Romanian and Bulgarian Roma (Gypsy) migrants.
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Michelin in 1.2bn euros cash call

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 16:17

Shares in Michelin tumble 10.21% after the French tyre maker announces a 1.2bn euros rights issue to finance expansion.
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Major exhibition of Gauguin's work

Monday, September 27th 2010, 22:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's Tate Modern will host a major exhibition by the post-Impressionist French artist Paul Gauguin.
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France's Dati confuses inflation with oral sex

Monday, September 27th 2010, 10:54

France's former justice minister Rachida Dati mixes up the words fellatio and inflation during a TV interview, sparking a viral web video.
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Integrating Roma migrants into France

Friday, September 24th 2010, 5:41
related places: Paris

Local authorities on the outskirts of Paris have built temporary homes for some of the Roma community, in an attempt to integrate them into French society.
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Russian train to serve French Riviera

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Nice

Russia launches a rail service from Moscow to Nice, in an echo of the days when its nobility holidayed on the French Riviera.
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France protest numbers in dispute

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 16:15

French unions report turnout of nearly three million people at rallies against pension reform but police figures are much lower.
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France asks al-Qaeda for demands

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 10:44
related countries: Niger Niger

France wants to contact the al-Qaeda group which abducted five of its citizens in Niger, its defence minister says.
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French couple missing in Bolivia

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 10:24
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Brazil Brazil

The French embassy in Bolivia expresses concern for a French couple who went missing more than three weeks ago in a Bolivian village on the border with Brazil.
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Strike in France set to cripple services

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 6:30

French trade unions have launched their second 24-hour strike in a month to try to halt President Sarkozy's attempt to increase the official retirement age from 60 to 62.
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Romania 'asked Sarkozy to stop'

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 17:28
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Roma

Romania's president says he asked his French counterpart to stop the deportation of Roma settling illegally in France.
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French crew kidnapped off Nigeria

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three French crewmen have been kidnapped in an attack on a ship in an oilfield off the Nigerian coast.
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France confirms al-Qaeda kidnap

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 12:43
related countries: Niger Niger

France confirms an al-Qaeda group is holding five of its citizens after abducting them from a uranium mine in Niger.
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Paris Hilton denied Japan entry

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 9:51
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Socialite Paris Hilton returns to America after being questioned by immigration officials at Tokyo airport.
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France looks into al-Qaeda claim

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 22:13
related countries: Niger Niger

French intelligence is looking into a claim by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to have kidnapped seven foreign workers at a uranium mine in Niger.
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Fizzy water on tap in Paris

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 22:11
related places: Paris

A new drinking fountain dispensing still and fizzy tap water has opened in a park in Paris, in an effort to persuade people to drink less bottled water and reduce waste.
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France on heightened terror alert

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 9:29

France is on heightened alert for possible terror attacks after tip-offs that public places could be targeted, officials say.
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Paris Hilton avoids going to jail

Monday, September 20th 2010, 21:37
related countries: United States United States

A US judge gives Paris Hilton a one-year, suspended sentence after she pleads guilty to drug possession and obstructing a police officer.
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French troops hunt Niger hostages

Monday, September 20th 2010, 15:53
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Niamey

France has sent dozens of soldiers to Niger's capital Niamey to try to find seven hostages kidnapped last week by suspected Islamist militants.
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French banks fined for fee cartel

Monday, September 20th 2010, 9:42

France's competition authority fines 11 banks 384.9m euros for colluding to fix the price they charge for handling cheques.
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Frenchman with amputated limbs swims Channel

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 20:06

A Frenchman whose limbs were amputated after an accident successfully completes his attempt to swim the English Channel.
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France ease into Davis Cup final

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 17:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Lyon

France reach the Davis Cup final by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over Argentina in Lyon.
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Carrefour shares rise on revamp

Friday, September 17th 2010, 16:29

French supermarket giant Carrefour announces plans to rebrand its biggest European stores, sending its shares up by more than 4%.
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France in Roma rift with Germany

Friday, September 17th 2010, 14:10
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany rejects the French president's claim that Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to clear Roma (Gypsy) camps.
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Carla Bruni in secret file claims

Friday, September 17th 2010, 13:01

A biography of French first lady Carla Bruni claims she used police and secret service files to find out who was spreading rumours about the state of her marriage.
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Friday, September 17th 2010, 10:58
related countries: Niger Niger

French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner says he suspects a group linked to al-Qaeda are behind the kidnapping of seven people in Niger.
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Imam designs 'mosque in a box'

Friday, September 17th 2010, 5:22
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Paris

Muslims in Paris who find themselves too busy to pray have been given a new option, thanks to a Tunisian businessman.
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Franco-German row over Roma camps

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 21:59
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany are embroiled in a diplomatic row after contradictory statements on the heated issue of Roma camps.
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French nationals seized in Niger

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 19:58
related countries: Niger Niger

French engineering firm Vinci and nuclear energy group Areva say seven of their employees working at a uranium mine in Niger have been kidnapped.
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Sarkozy attacks Roma row critics

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 17:51
related places: Eu

French President Nicolas Sarkozy denounces as "outrageous" comments by an EU commissioner criticising France's deportation of Roma.
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France faces EU showdown on Roma

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 9:41
related places: Eu

A row between Nicolas Sarkozy and an EU official over France's removal of Roma (Gypsies) looks set to dominate an EU summit.
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France passes pension reform bill

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 16:35

A controversial bill to raise France's pension age to 62 is approved by the lower house of parliament, amid threats of fresh strike action.
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French fume after EU Roma rebuke

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 15:09
related places: Eu

The two ministers at the heart of France's Roma deportation policy angrily reject criticism from EU justice commissioner.
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France blocks Rwanda extradition

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:13
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court refuses to extradite to Rwanda a doctor suspected of taking part in the country's 1994 genocide.
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Eiffel Tower evacuated in scare

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 22:39
related places: Paris

The Eiffel Tower and its surrounding park have been briefly evacuated by police in Paris following a false bomb alert.
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Eiffel Tower in Paris evacuated

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 22:27
related places: Paris

Paris's Eiffel Tower has been evacuated after police received a bomb alert via an anonymous phone call.
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EU condemns French Roma crackdown

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 21:53
related places: Eu

The EU's justice commissioner issues an extraordinarily stern rebuke to France, saying its "disgraceful" treatment of Roma (Gypsies) may trigger legal action
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French Senate approves veil ban

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 17:51

France's Senate approves a controversial bill banning the Islamic full veil in public, in a final step towards making it a law.
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EU condemns French Roma crackdown

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 16:21
related places: Eu

The EU's justice commissioner delivers a stern rebuke to France, saying its "disgraceful" treatment of Roma (Gypsies) may trigger legal action by the EU.
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Castro says Sarkozy going crazy

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 14:04
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro says French President Nicolas Sarkozy appears to be going "crazy" in an article on the expulsion of Roma migrants from France.
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EU condemns France Roma moves

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 11:54
related places: Eu

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding says the EU may take legal action against France over its "disgraceful" treatment of Roma (Gypsies).
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Falcons boost Champagne harvest

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 3:56
related places: Champagne

Farmers in the Champagne region of France are hoping for a bumper crop of grapes for a sixth year after introducing falcons to ward off pests.
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Le Monde sues French presidency

Monday, September 13th 2010, 22:21

French newspaper Le Monde is suing the president's office for spying on its reporters, in the latest twist in a party-funding row.
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France angered by Roma criticism

Monday, September 13th 2010, 19:02

France's minister for Europe Pierre Lellouche says he is tired of "unfair" criticism of his country's treatment of Roma gypsies.
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French rally for Iranian on death row

Monday, September 13th 2010, 2:21
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Paris

Philosophers and singers were among those taking part in a demonstration in Paris in solidarity for an Iranian woman on death row.
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French film-maker Chabrol dies

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 15:18

One of France's best-known film directors, Claude Chabrol, has died at the age of 80, according to the AFP news agency.
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French begin 1994 Rwanda inquiry

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 13:30
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French legal team arrives in Rwanda to begin a week-long inquiry into the 1994 killing of President Juvenal Habyarimana.
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French couples 'succumb to sex misery'

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 7:45

More than three-quarters of French couples have bad sex lives, a survey by a leading market research group finds.
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Foreign priest influx in France

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 5:08

It is thought there are more than 1,000 foreign priests working in France with a big influx of priests from Africa.
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Journalists killed for their craft in Iraq

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 4:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

More than 200 journalists and media workers have been killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to French report.
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Castro remark on Roma condemned

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 11:17

France says a remark by Fidel Castro that its treatment of Roma migrants amounts to a "racial holocaust" is unacceptable.
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Too 'Anglo-Saxon'

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 11:00

French horror at plans to raise the retirement age... to 62
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France to continue deporting Roma

Friday, September 10th 2010, 9:31
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Roma

France will not stop deporting Roma (Gypsy) people, French Immigration Minister Eric Besson says on a visit to Romania.
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Euro MPs condemn France over Roma

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 11:38
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Paris, Roma

Euro MPs call on France to suspend its deportations of Roma (Gypsies), as Paris seeks co-operation from Romania.
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Police search Sarkozy party's HQ

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 10:46

French financial police search the headquarters of President Nicolas Sarkozy's party over the inquiry into the L'Oreal party funding scandal, reports say.
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Ferrari escape further punishment

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 17:15
related places: Paris

Ferrari have avoided further punishment for using banned team orders, a Formula 1 disciplinary hearing in Paris has ruled.
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Cameron's father dies in hospital

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 16:31

David Cameron's father Ian dies in hospital in France shortly after the Prime Minister joined other members of his family at his bedside.
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Pension rallies hit French cities

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 21:28

More than one million protesters join rallies across France and a national strike causes major disruption, amid rising anger over pension reforms.
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French church's 'Muslim' gargoyle

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 10:37
related places: Lyon

A Muslim stonemason is immortalised by having his face carved on a gargoyle on the side of the medieval cathedral in Lyon.
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Strike over French pension reforms

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 5:37

France faces serious disruption in a nationwide strike to fight proposals to raise the retirement age.
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Reluctant return

Monday, September 6th 2010, 17:11

Roma angry and disillusioned after being thrown out of France
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French FM pledges Ashtiani support

Monday, September 6th 2010, 14:39
related countries: Iran Iran

France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he will 'do anything' to help save an Iranian woman sentenced to death on an adultery conviction.
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Life for Roma expelled from France

Monday, September 6th 2010, 5:28
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Roma

Nick Thorpe has been visiting some of the families in western Romania, who were sent back from France.
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French hostages 'in good health'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 15:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan in December are alive, says President Nicolas Sarkozy's chief adviser.
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Exclusive video shows Eta statement

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 10:27
related countries: Spain Spain

The armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided not to carry out "armed actions" in its campaign for Basque independence from France and Spain, the BBC has been told.
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Protests over French Roma policy

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 19:50

Thousands attend rallies in Paris and other French cities to protest at the government's policy of deporting Roma people.
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The real deal?

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 1:53

Questions over halal meat as market booms in France
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Fox rules out French 'ship share'

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence Secretary Liam Fox rules out the UK sharing aircraft carriers with France as part of closer defence co-operation.
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