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News: France

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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EU rejects EADS golden shares

Friday, March 7th 2008, 13:34
related countries: Germany Germany

The EU Commission rejects the idea of the French and German governments having golden shares in EADS.
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Sudan 'finds' EU soldier's body

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 13:23
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan
related places: Eu

A body is found in Sudan believed to be that of a missing French soldier from the EU Force in Chad.
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Sudan troops clash with EU Force

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 13:50
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan

Sudan says its troops have clashed with the EU Force in Chad following a border incursion.
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Muslim protest at Paris book fair

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 17:27
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

Muslim countries announce boycotts of a Paris book fair because the guest of honour is Israel.
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Police fired on in Paris suburb

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 11:22
related places: Four, Paris

Four police officers are wounded after masked youths fire lead shot at them in a southern suburb of Paris.
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Man dies in French cable car fall

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 20:34

Three men are in custody in the French Alps, after a fourth falls to his death from a cable car they were using.
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Guinea model's body found

Friday, February 29th 2008, 14:23
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The body of Guinea's former top model Katoucha Niane is found in the River Seine, French police say.
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Thursday, February 28th 2008, 16:46

France will renegotiate its defence deals with African countries, President Nicolas Sarkozy says.
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One dead in French gas explosion

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 15:27
related places: Lyon

A gas blast in the southern French city of Lyon kills a fireman and injures at least 26 people.
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Sarkozy to press Chad on missing

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 11:48
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: N'Djamena

France's leader is to urge Chad to investigate the fate of two missing politicians on a visit to N'Djamena.
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Polynesia poll win shocks France

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 12:31
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's party, is to sever links with the newly elected president of French Polynesia.
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Cycling: Dispute threatens Tour

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 0:13
related places: Paris

Cycling's governing body says it will not recognise this year's Paris-Nice race in a move which could jeopardise the Tour De France.
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Deal eases Belgian political woes

Monday, February 25th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands

Belgium's Dutch- and French-speaking parties reach a compromise to end months of deadlock.
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Coen brothers sweep Oscars

Monday, February 25th 2008, 7:34

No Country For Old Men dominates the Oscars, winning four awards, including best film and best director.
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Sarkozy meets hostage family

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 23:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The daughter of the kidnapped Colombian politician, Ingrid Betancourt, meets the French president.
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Live - Six Nations

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

England defeat France in Paris while Wales and Ireland both record victories in the third round of the six Nations.
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New De Gaulle memorial opens

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 18:15

The French president unveils an audiovisual monument to wartime French leader Charles de Gaulle.
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Farc 'to release another hostage'

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 10:36
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels will release four hostages in the coming weeks, says France's foreign minister.
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SocGen profit despite trader loss

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 9:42

French bank Societe Generale reports a profit for 2007, but it is down sharply from 2006 because of a trading scandal.
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SocGen losses traced to 2005

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 23:29

An internal investigation into losses at Societe Generale criticises controls at the French bank.
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French invent 'self-healing rubber'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 19:16

A material that is able to self-repair even when sliced in two is invented by French researchers.
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French writer Robbe-Grillet dies

Monday, February 18th 2008, 17:55

Alain Robbe-Grillet, the French writer who pioneered the so-called new novel genre, dies at the age of 85.
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French police target riot leaders

Monday, February 18th 2008, 8:11
related places: Paris

French police arrest more than 30 people in raids near Paris, targeting the instigators of November's riots.
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France takes its comics very seriously

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 12:03
related places: Angouleme

Hugh Schofield finds out just how much the French adore their comics at a cartoon festival in Angouleme.
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France ratifies EU reform treaty

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 9:59
related places: Eu

France's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty is made official with its publication in the country's official journal.
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Eta leader jailed for 30 years

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 19:38

A French court sentences a former Eta military commander to 30 years in prison for the attempted murder of a policeman.
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Contador in Tour de France limbo

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 19:07

Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador may not get the chance to defend his title after his Astana team are banned from this year's race.
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Bruni apologises over interview

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 13:27

France's First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, apologises for comparing a French magazine to the war-time pro-Nazi press.
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Gang robs Zurich of top paintings

Monday, February 11th 2008, 18:53

Paintings by Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh and Monet worth $160m are stolen from a Zurich museum.
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Islam critic seeks French haven

Monday, February 11th 2008, 14:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Ex-Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a target of death threats from radical Islamists, seeks French citizenship.
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Sarkozy 'never sent Cecilia text'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 11:43

The French president "never sent" a text message urging his ex-wife to come back, his lawyer says.
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Six Nations as it happened

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 17:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales defeat Scotland in Cardiff while France hold on for victory against Ireland.
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Rugby: France beat Ireland

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 17:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Vincent Clerc's hat-trick of tries gives France enough daylight to beat Ireland despite the visitors' brave fightback.
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Second French bank trader freed

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 16:32

A second man being questioned after huge losses at French bank Societe Generale is freed without charge.
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SocGen trader Kerviel is jailed

Friday, February 8th 2008, 16:39

Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel is jailed while the $7bn bank fraud is being investigated.
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French far-right leader sentenced

Friday, February 8th 2008, 14:17

French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen gets a three-month suspended jail term for playing down Nazi war crimes.
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Sarkozy's rescue plan for suburbs

Friday, February 8th 2008, 12:34

President Nicolas Sarkozy announces thousands more police and a half-billion euro aid package for poor suburbs.
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Facebook translated into Spanish

Friday, February 8th 2008, 12:07
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Facebook introduces a Spanish version of its social networking site, and promises German and French versions.
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French police 'made Nazi salutes'

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:58

French authorities suspend three policemen over alleged Nazi-style salutes and racist abuse.
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Canada seeks troops pledge

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada
related places: Paris

Canada sends a high-level delegation to Paris to sound out a possible offer of military help in Afghanistan.
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Chad to pardon French workers

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 11:18
related countries: Chad Chad

The release of French aid workers jailed for kidnapping appears imminent after Chad says it will pardon them.
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French medics sued over CJD

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 12:20

Seven go on trial over the deaths of more than 100 children from the human form of mad cow disease.
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Dead gathered from Chad streets

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 10:04
related countries: Chad Chad

Aid workers in Chad's capital collect bodies from weekend street battles as France's defence minister visits.
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Rugby: France makes changes

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 9:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

Wing Vincent Clerc is restored to the France side, after originally being dropped among six changes to their side to face Ireland in Paris on Saturday.
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France watches Chad border

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 0:33
related countries: Chad Chad

French military aircraft have been patrolling the Chad-Sudan border to ensure there is no foreign interference.
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Sarkozy pair win Ryanair ad case

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 20:25

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his new wife win damages over a photo used in a Ryanair advert.
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France unveils super-fast train

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 13:41

France's Alstom unveils a new high-speed AGV train which will travel at up to 360km/h (224mph).
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France warns Chad rebels

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 12:46
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: N'Djamena

France warns rebels in Chad that it could intervene if they continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena.
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French vote passed on EU treaty

Monday, February 4th 2008, 19:19
related places: Eu

The French parliament backs a constitutional change at a special congress to get the EU reform treaty ratified.
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SocGen controls 'failed to work'

Monday, February 4th 2008, 11:57

France's finance ministry calls for tighter banking controls after the Societe Generale trading scandal.
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Scotland v France as it happened

Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 16:46

Scoland are out-classed by the new-look France team in their opening Six Nations encounter.
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Sarkozy and Bruni marry in Paris

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 16:38

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy marries his girlfriend, ex-model Carla Bruni, an official statement says.
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Ban calls to end Kenya violence

Friday, February 1st 2008, 16:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Kenyans to end post-election violence, as news comes of fresh clashes.
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Noriega appeals 'not exhausted'

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 22:50
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega cannot be extradited to France until his US appeals are exhausted, a judge rules.
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Rogue trader began year in profit

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 17:36

The French trader that incurred massive losses for Societe Generale was in profit at the start of 2008.
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Societe board backs chief Bouton

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 15:49

The board of directors at the scandal-hit French bank Societe Generale backs the bank's chief Daniel Bouton.
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Scotland drop Paterson to bench

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 10:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland relegate Chris Paterson to the bench and give centre Nick De Luca his debut in Sunday's Six Nations clash with France.
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EU leaders call for transparency

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 21:23
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy
related places: Eu

The leaders of Europe's biggest economies call on financial institutions to be more open.
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Paris to 'block any Societe bids'

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 17:52

France's prime minister says his government will defend Societe Generale against any hostile takeover bids.
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French bank 'had trader warning'

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 11:18

Societe Generale was warned about alleged rogue trader Jerome Kerviel last year, a prosecutor says.
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French trader under investigation

Monday, January 28th 2008, 22:29

The trader at the centre of a banking scandal in France is placed under investigation and freed on bail.
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French jail terms for Chad kidnap

Monday, January 28th 2008, 17:37
related countries: Chad Chad

A French court sentences six aid workers to eight years in prison for trying to kidnap 103 children from Chad last year.
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French trader 'staked 50bn euros'

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 18:32

The French financial trader at the centre of a massive fraud case gambled around 50bn euros, his employer says.
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France bids to mend Rwandan ties

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 23:10
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

France's foreign minister defends his country's stance during Rwanda's genocide on a visit aimed at improving ties.
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Police search rogue trader's bank

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 10:37

French police search the headquarters of Societe Generale, the bank where rogue trading lost huge sums.
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Police search rogue trader's flat

Friday, January 25th 2008, 23:02

French police search the flat of Jerome Kerviel, the man said to be the rogue trader who lost 4.9bn euros.
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Deals begin Sarkozy's India visit

Friday, January 25th 2008, 10:05
related countries: India India

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits India, amid intense media interest in his girlfriend Carla Bruni.
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Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 22:59

French bank Societe Generale loses billions of dollars through fraud by one of its Paris-based traders.
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Ministers make Burma appeal

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 22:04
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Foreign ministers of the US, UK and France call on Burma's regime to respect its people's human rights.
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Public sector strike hits France

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 15:18

Thousands of teachers and other public service workers stage a one-day strike in France.
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France chided over gay adoption

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 13:27

Europe's Court of Human Rights says France discriminated against a lesbian who wanted to adopt a child.
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Iran sanctions accord 'imminent'

Monday, January 21st 2008, 17:25
related countries: Iran Iran

World powers are "very close" to a deal on a draft UN sanctions resolution against Iran, a French diplomat says.
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French WWI veteran dies at 110

Sunday, January 20th 2008, 22:34

One of the last two surviving French World War I veterans, Louis de Cazenave, dies in his sleep at the age of 110.
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Niger releases French reporters

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 12:24
related countries: Niger Niger

Two French TV journalists are released on bail from prison in Niger and will return to their home country, France says.
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Niger orders reporters' release

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:41

A judge orders the release of two French television journalists on bail after one month in custody.
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Tennis: Nadal reaches round four

Friday, January 18th 2008, 9:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Rafael Nadal comes through a testing first set before beating France's Gilles Simon at the Australian Open.
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Total guilty of French oil spill

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 15:21
related places: Paris

A Paris court convicts French oil company Total of maritime pollution over the 1999 sinking of the tanker Erika.
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France stops genocide transfer

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 12:48
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

France's Supreme Court overrules a decision to hand over a genocide suspect to the Rwandan tribunal.
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