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Silence over abuse priest praised

Friday, April 16th 2010, 11:55

The Vatican confirms a 2001 letter in which a cardinal praised a French bishop for not denouncing a paedophile priest.
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Le Pen daughter in succession bid

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 11:52

The daughter of French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen says she hopes to replace him once he stands down.
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Behind French veil

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 0:25

'Portable coffin' or 'enhanced freedom'?
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 17:30
related places: Bordeaux, Lyon

Man Utd go out of the Champions League on away goals despite beating Bayern Munich 3-2 at Old Trafford, while Lyon knock out French rivals Bordeaux.
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Total under bribery investigation

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 18:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

French oil company Total is to be investigated over allegations of bribing Iraqi officials while Saddam Hussein was in power.
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Thieves dig into Paris bank again

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 21:30
related places: Paris

For the second time in a week, robbers in Paris dig a tunnel to access the vaults of a bank, but flee empty-handed.
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Senegal 'takes back French bases'

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 3:11
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal's president says his country is taking back control of all military bases held by France.
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France cracks down after minister jets off to Martinique

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 13:00

The French PM moves to curb private jet travel by his ministers, after one of them hired a plane for 116,500 euros (£103,325).
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US-French push for Iran sanctions

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 23:14
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and France's Nicolas Sarkozy vow to push for new UN sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Lyon 3-1 Bordeaux

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 20:36
related places: Bordeaux

Lyon take a giant step towards their first Champions League semi-final with victory over French rivals Bordeaux.
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France advised against veil ban

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 16:40

France's State Council says any total ban on face-covering Islamic veils could be unconstitutional.
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Robbers dig into Paris bank vaults

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 13:17
related places: Paris

A gang of robbers dig their way into the vault of a Parisian bank and empty almost 200 private safes, police say.
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Keep your money

Monday, March 29th 2010, 8:19

The small French town still holding out against euro
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Rival poised to challenge Sarkozy

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 16:00

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin creates a new party amid speculation he will run for the presidency.
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Money row

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 0:50
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece
related places: Eu

Greek crisis reveals French-German rift over EU economy
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National strike staged in France

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 18:37

French public sector workers strike in protest against the government's social and economic policies.
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France backs down on carbon tax

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 18:23

The French government signals that it is dropping a plan for a tax on domestic carbon dioxide emissions.
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France 'to eradicate' Eta bases

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 17:01

France's president says the country will rid itself of Eta bases following the killing of a French policeman.
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Sarkozy reshuffle after poll loss

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 19:06

French President Nicolas Sarkozy reshuffles his cabinet after a heavy defeat in regional elections.
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Sarkozy party loses French poll

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 10:06

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right UMP party is rejected by voters in the final round of regional elections.
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French election fear for Sarkozy

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 14:50

France votes in a second round of local polls, with President Sarkozy's UMP under pressure after a poor showing in the first round.
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Grand Slam delights France coach

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 23:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France coach Marc Lievremont is hugely satisfied after his side claim a first Grand Slam since 2004 with a hard-fought win over England.
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France edge England to seal Grand Slam

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 21:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

France complete their ninth Grand Slam but they are pushed all the way by a much-improved England side in Paris.
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Live Six Nations - France v England

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 14:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

France seal the Grand Slam with a 12-10 victory over England in Paris after Scotland beat Ireland and Wales beat Italy.
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French fall out of love with Sarkozy

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 11:57

President Sarkozy's recent performance in the popularity polls shows he has his work cut out to win back the affections of the French.
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French baby killer sent to jail

Friday, March 19th 2010, 9:44

A court in northern France sentences a woman to 15 years in prison for murdering six of her newborn babies.
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European worker freed in Darfur

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 9:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An aid worker with joint UK-French nationality is freed in Darfur five months after being kidnapped.
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Shock television

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 7:28

French fake show turns contestants to electrocutioners
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England drop Wilkinson for Flood

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 13:00

England replace fly-half Jonny Wilkinson with Toby Flood, one of six changes for Saturday's final Six Nations game against France.
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French policeman 'killed by Eta'

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 11:15
related places: Paris

Spain's prime minister blames the killing of a French policeman shot dead near Paris on the Basque separatist group Eta.
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French 'game show' mimics torture

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 10:25

A French TV documentary shows people in a spoof game show giving what they think are huge electric shocks to contestants.
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French rail website causes scare as train 'blast' report goes live

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 17:31

France's rail operator mistakenly puts a statement on its website saying more than 100 people had died in a train explosion.
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Sarkozy party facing poll defeat

Monday, March 15th 2010, 3:16

President Sarkozy's party faces defeat from the Socialists in regional elections, which also saw a strong National Front showing.
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French hostages 'freed in Darfur'

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 17:46
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Two French hostages seized in the Central African Republic in November have been freed, the French foreign minister says.
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Sarkozy and Brown attack US deal

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 0:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown criticise the US for "protectionism" over an aerospace deal.
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Sarkozy to meet UK party leaders

Friday, March 12th 2010, 5:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold separate talks in London later with Gordon Brown and Tory leader David Cameron.
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Israel and Syria in nuclear bids

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Israel and Syria both tell a conference in Paris they want to use nuclear power to generate electricity.
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France seizes 35 Somali 'pirates'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 12:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The French navy captures 35 Somali suspected pirates in three days - calling it the biggest seizure since 2008.
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Wonder receives top French honour

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 18:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US singer Stevie Wonder collects one of France's top cultural honours in Paris, 30 years after he was first named to receive it.
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Rwanda president's widow arrested

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 16:35
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The widow of assassinated Rwandan President Habyarimana is arrested in France and accused of links to the 1994 genocide.
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Walls blamed for storm disaster

Monday, March 1st 2010, 16:36

France's aged sea defences are blamed after violent storms left 50 dead and thousands homeless along the Atlantic coast.
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France declares storms 'disaster'

Monday, March 1st 2010, 10:41

The French PM declares a national disaster after storms bring death and destruction to parts of the country.
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At least 50 die in Europe storms

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 22:29
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain
related places: Madeira

At least 50 people are killed, most of them in France, as powerful storms cause chaos across western Europe.
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Key Eta leader arrested in France

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 15:21

One of the top leaders of Basque separatist group Eta is arrested in northern France, Spain's interior ministry says.
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Gatland defiant after Wales loss

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 0:23

Wales coach Warren Gatland feels France did "not play a lot of rugby" despite handing his side a 26-20 beating.
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Live Six Nations - Wales v France

Friday, February 26th 2010, 19:05

France hang on to beat Wales 26-20 in a thrilling match at the Millennium Stadium.
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France 'may tag' abusive husbands

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 18:34

Men seen as likely to be violent towards their wives could be forced to wear an electronic tag under new French proposals.
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French man talks of Mali kidnap

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 16:34
related countries: Mali Mali

A French aid worker held by al-Qaeda in Mali says he was beaten and that his captors tried to convert him to Islam.
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France admits genocide 'mistakes'

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 12:58
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in Rwanda, acknowledges the "errors" made by his country during the 1994 genocide.
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Inside France's rugby heartland

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 12:35

French rugby thrives only in the south-west of France, but Chris Bockman finds unease among fans that attempts to spread its appeal could put the famous French flair at risk.
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French rail sorry for 'racist' alert

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 12:00

French rail apologises for a note that singled out Romanians over baggage thefts and triggered accusations of xenophobia.
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French hostage released in Mali

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 22:19
related countries: Mali Mali

A French hostage being held by al-Qaeda in Mali is freed after the authorities release four of the group's members from jail.
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EU's pick for envoy to US queried

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 12:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States
related places: Eu, Washington

Sweden and France voice concern over the appointment of the European Commission chief's top aide as the new EU ambassador to Washington.
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Flights from Paris hit by strikes

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 9:58
related places: Paris

Flights are cancelled at the two main Paris airports as French air traffic controllers begin a five-day strike.
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Mali releases al-Qaeda militants

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 17:19
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali frees four al-Qaeda militants, weeks after the group threatened to kill a French hostage they are holding.
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French halal burger sparks appeal

Friday, February 19th 2010, 12:48

A French town council lodges a complaint against a fast food chain that serves only halal meat at a local branch.
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Depardieu casting sparks race row over Dumas film

Friday, February 19th 2010, 0:12

A film about revered French author Alexandre Dumas sparks a racism row after Gerard Depardieu is chosen to portray the mixed-race novelist.
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McQueen fashion label to continue

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French luxury group PPR says it will carry on Alexander McQueen's fashion label after the British designer's death.
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Air France jet search 'to resume'

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 1:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The search for wreckage of an Air France jet that crashed off the coast of Brazil will resume in March, French officials say.
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French guilty in US wine scandal

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 19:24
related countries: United States United States

French winemakers and traders are convicted of a scam to sell 18 million bottles of fake Pinot Noir to a top US buyer.
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Sarkozy tours quake-ravaged Haiti

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 15:57
related countries: Haiti Haiti

French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledges Haiti 270m euros in aid to help it recover from its devastating quake.
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In pictures

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 12:04

Presidents' limos on display at French chateau
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French 'exposed to nuclear tests'

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 17:47

France deliberately exposed soldiers to nuclear tests in the Sahara, according to researchers citing a secret military report.
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Jewels grabbed from Paris visitor

Monday, February 15th 2010, 22:05
related places: Paris

Jewellery worth 4.5m euros are reported to have been stolen from the mayor of Kiev's daughter as she arrived in Paris.
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French warrant for US cyclist

Monday, February 15th 2010, 17:39

A judge issues an international arrest warrant for Floyd Landis for allegedly hacking into a French anti-doping agency laboratory computer, says the agency's boss.
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Sarkozy discusses pension reform

Monday, February 15th 2010, 14:23

French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets key unions to discuss controversial plans to reform the pensions system.
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France 33-10 Ireland

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 18:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

France produce an impressive display to outclass Grand Slam holders Ireland 33-10 in their Six Nations clash in Paris.
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Live Six Nations - France v Ireland

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 12:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff, Paris

France host Six Nations champions Ireland in Paris after Wales beat Scotland thanks to a last-gasp Shane Williams try.
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Parra labels Ireland as 'cheats'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 14:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Scrum-half Morgan Parra becomes the latest France player to hit out at Grand Slam champions Ireland in advance of Saturday's Six Nations clash.
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Bidding adieu to the BBC's old Paris bureau

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 10:48
related places: Paris

As the BBC's Paris bureau moves to new premises, Emma Jane Kirby finds handing over the keys an emotional experience.
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Clerc & Palisson win France calls

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 9:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

France make two enforced changes to their side for Saturday's crunch Six Nations match against defending champions Ireland in Paris.
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France's national identity plans

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 11:06

Newcomers to France will have to sign a declaration of values as part of a campaign to define national identity.
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France and Russia in warship deal

Monday, February 8th 2010, 13:53
related countries: Russia Russia

France is to sell Russia an advanced helicopter assault ship, and is considering a request for three others, officials say.
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France closes migrants' shelter

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 17:53
related places: Calais

French police close down a makeshift shelter for illegal migrants in the port of Calais, a day after it opened.
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France power to win over Scotland

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland succumb to a superior French side at Murrayfield in their opening RBS Six Nations encounter.
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Live - Scotland v France

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 14:31

Scotland take on France at Murrayfield in the third of the opening round of Six Nations fixtures.
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French aid worker freed in Chad

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 17:04
related countries: Chad Chad

A French aid worker seized in Chad last year is released unharmed, the Red Cross says.
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In Paris, the customer is not always right

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 12:03

The idea of service is taken very seriously in France where any feeling of subservience is strongly resisted, as Emma Jane Kirby discovered.
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UK tackles French 'ghost ship' blaze

Friday, February 5th 2010, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 50 firefighters tackle a blaze on a so-called 'ghost ship' being dismantled at a yard in north-east England.
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Polynesia battered by Cyclone Oli

Friday, February 5th 2010, 11:01

One man dies and thousands of people are evacuated from their homes as Cyclone Oli hits French Polynesia.
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France backs ban on tuna exports

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 17:47

France backs calls for a ban on the global trade in bluefin tuna, the numbers of which have dwindled through overfishing.
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France bars citizenship over veil

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 4:38

The French government refuses to grant citizenship to a man on the grounds he forced his wife to wear the full Islamic veil.
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French Concorde crash trial opens

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 17:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Continental

US airline Continental and five individuals go on trial in France over the Concorde crash of 2000, in which 113 people died.
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Georgian TV 'blocked by Russia'

Monday, February 1st 2010, 14:24
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Georgia accuses Russia of forcing a French satellite operator to drop its new news channel - a claim denied by the French.
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Call for CAR rebel torture probe

Monday, February 1st 2010, 10:04

Allegations that a CAR rebel was tortured to death need to be investigated, opposition leaders, rights groups and France say.
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WWI soldiers reburied in France

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 16:10
related places: Fromelles

The first of 250 First World War soldiers who were killed in the 1916 Battle of Fromelles is reburied with full military honours.
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Ex-PM condemns Sarkozy 'hatred'

Friday, January 29th 2010, 9:36

Acquitted French ex-PM Dominique de Villepin accuses President Sarkozy of a vendetta, as prosecutors plan an appeal.
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Europe's booming Amazon spaceport

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 16:20
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

French Guiana is home to the Europe Space Agency's highly successful rocket launch site but Sue Nelson finds that its boom is alienating the locals of this little corner of France in South America.
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