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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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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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US court orders Libya to pay $6bn

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 11:58
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

A US court orders Libya to pay $6bn in damages over the bombing of a French airliner in 1989.
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'Rebel reporter' in Niger court

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 15:43
related countries: Niger Niger

A French reporter accused of illegally filming Niger rebels appears in court, where he faces the death penalty.
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France to station forces in Gulf

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 13:45

France and the UAE sign an agreement allowing France to set up a permanent military base in the Gulf.
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Arrests for threat to Sarkozy son

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 12:39

Two men are held in France over death threats to the youngest son of President Sarkozy.
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Tennis: Win for Kuznetsova

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 10:09
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Venus Williams reached the second round of the Australian Open with a far from convincing 6-2 7-5 win over Yan Zi.
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French aid workers back in court

Monday, January 14th 2008, 14:17
related countries: Chad Chad

A French court hears arguments on how to apply a Chadian child trafficking sentence on six aid workers.
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French PM deplores Corsica unrest

Monday, January 14th 2008, 12:02

The French PM is to meet police in Corsica after a suspicious fire damaged the island's parliament.
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Sarkozy to sign UAE nuclear deal

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 15:40
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

France's president begins a tour of the Gulf, where he will sign a nuclear deal with the United Arab Emirates.
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France's 'coiffure prince' dies

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 22:11
related places: Paris

Top French coiffeur Alexandre de Paris, who styled the hair of Elizabeth Taylor and many other stars, dies at 85.
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More 'militants' seized in Bissau

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 19:06
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania Mauritania
related places: Bissau

Guinea-Bissau police say they hold five al-Qaeda members over the killing of French tourists in Mauritania.
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Cecilia Sarkozy fails to ban book

Friday, January 11th 2008, 12:15

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife loses a court bid to block publication of a book about her.
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Paper fined over champagne 'ad'

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 16:34

A French court rules that press articles on alcohol should be subject to advertising regulations and carry health warnings.
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Sarkozy says 'non' to France 24

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 5:05

Nicolas Sarkozy says his country will stop broadcasting its multi-language 24-hour news channel, France 24.
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Sarkozy 'serious' about ex-model

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 11:54

France's President Sarkozy says his relationship with a former model is "serious", even hinting at a wedding.
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Safety concerns end Dakar Rally

Friday, January 4th 2008, 11:22
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania, Senegal Senegal

The 2008 Dakar Rally is cancelled following the murder of four French tourists in Mauritania.
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Syria hits back in row with Paris

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 12:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Syria halts co-operation with France on the Lebanese crisis in an escalating row, Syria's foreign minister announces.
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Paris and Berlin ban cafe smoking

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 10:10
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Smoking bans and fines come into effect in bars and restaurants in much of Germany and all of France.
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Carrefour says sorry over deaths

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 14:28
related countries: China China

French supermarket chain Carrefour apologises over a deadly stampede in one of its Chinese stores in November.
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French aid workers home from Chad

Friday, December 28th 2007, 20:11
related countries: Chad Chad

Six French aid workers sentenced in Chad for child trafficking return to France to serve their eight-year terms.
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French cafes set to ban smoking

Friday, December 28th 2007, 16:16

France is extending a smoking ban to bars, cafes and restaurants - but after New Year parties.
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French seek Chad aid staff return

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 23:13
related countries: Chad Chad

France formally asks Chad to allow six French aid workers home to serve a sentence for attempted kidnapping.
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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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