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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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VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 5:04

A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.
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Monday, December 15th 2014, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe buy seven sacred masks at auction in France after failing to stop the contested sale of the artefacts.
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Uber taxi service faces Paris protest

Monday, December 15th 2014, 10:17
related places: Paris

Taxi drivers block some roads around Paris and at airports in protest at the taxi-booking service Uber.
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VIDEO: Air-to-ground wingsuit 'high five'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 17:12

A wingsuit pilot has completed what is being claimed as the world's first air-to-ground "high five" in Chamonix, in France.
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France shaken up by 'new reactionaries'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 15:46

French writers shake up immigration debate
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VIDEO: Russia's Christmas tree diplomacy

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Notre-Dame

Russia donates a Christmas tree to the Notre Dame cathedral in France, following an appeal for help.
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Migrant hidden under lorry dies on M25

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 16:42

A Sudanese migrant who hid under a lorry travelling from France has been killed trying to get out while the vehicle was stationary on the M25.
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Mali confirms militant-hostage swap

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.
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French mayor jailed over fatal flood

Friday, December 12th 2014, 16:02

The former mayor of a French seaside town is sentenced to four years in jail for ignoring flood risks before a storm that killed 29 people in 2010.
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Airbus shares fall over A380 threat

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:29

Shares in French aviation firm Airbus fell as much as 4.5% on Thursday after it said it might halt production of its A380 superjumbo in 2018.
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Toulouse killer 'raided jeweller's'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:12

French Islamist militant Mohammed Merah, who murdered seven people in 2012, is suspected of attacking a jeweller's between gun attacks, reports say.
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Jet crashes on central France home

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 3:58

A French air force jet on a training flight crashes into a home for disabled people in central France, killing one person and injuring several others.
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Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint Germain

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:21

Goals from Messi, Neymar and Suarez cancel out Ibrahimovic's opener as Barcelona beat PSG to secure top spot in Group F.
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Joey Barton reveals death threat

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:00
related places: Marseille

QPR midfielder Joey Barton reveals a death threat he received while playing in France for Marseille.
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France reforms spark controversy

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:41
related places: Paris

The announcement of French plans to relax Sunday trading laws and open up regulated sectors of the economy draws protests in Paris.
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'Prisoner swap' freed French hostage

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Mali Mali

A Frenchman held hostage by an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali was reportedly freed as part of a prisoner swap with two jailed militants.
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VIDEO: French hostage Lazarevic arrives home

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:37

France's last remaining hostage in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, has arrived home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage back in France

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:32

France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrives home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage released

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 5:58
related countries: Mali Mali

The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announces.
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French economic reform battle looms

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 2:27

Plans of France's youngest minister to unlock economy
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No trial over Nazi massacre case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cologne

A court in the German city of Cologne throws out the case of an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
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Call for Paris ban on diesel cars

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 15:35
related places: Paris

The mayor of Paris tells a French newspaper she wants diesel cars to be banned from the French capital by 2020 as part of plans to fight pollution.
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Putin 'has hope' for Ukraine truce

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 23:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin hopes a permanent ceasefire will soon be agreed in Ukraine, after Moscow talks with French counterpart Francois Hollande.
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England draw France in World Cup

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 19:41
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico

England will play France, Colombia and Mexico in Group F at the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Nantes

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 19:01
related places: Nantes

Paris St-Germain move to the top of Ligue 1 after two Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals helps them beat Nantes.
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Briton guilty of Paris bathtub murder

Friday, December 5th 2014, 21:54
related places: Paris

A businessman is jailed for murdering his millionaire girlfriend in a Paris hotel suite.
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France agrees Holocaust rail payout

Friday, December 5th 2014, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

France and the US agree a compensation package for Holocaust victims deported by the French state rail company during World War Two.
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French court bans nativity scene

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 18:18
related places: Roche

Officials in the French town of Roche-Sur-Yon are told to dismantle a Christmas nativity scene in the latest row over secularist traditions.
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France condemns 'anti-Semitic' attack

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 16:24

French President Francois Hollande speaks out against an "unbearable" assault on a young couple which the government says was anti-Semitic.
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France told to compensate pirates

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The European Court of Human Rights tells France to pay thousands of euros to Somali pirates because of judicial delays.
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Frenchmen jailed for Tel Aviv crash

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:40
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

Two Frenchmen are jailed in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in 2011 in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv.
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French entrepreneur takes on Hollande business policies

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 0:09

French businesswoman takes on President Hollande
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French MPs back Palestinian state

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 19:16

French MPs vote in favour of recognising a Palestinian state, in a highly symbolic gesture that will not be binding upon the government.
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Froome to race in Tour de France

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 13:50

Britain's Chris Froome says he will compete in next year's Tour de France, saying the race is his "main focus" for 2015.
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France's National Front eyes route to power

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:53

Marine Le Pen eyes route to success in France
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VIDEO: Flooding in France claims lives

Monday, December 1st 2014, 18:22

Five people have died in France as severe storms continue to batter the western Mediterranean, with damaging winds and torrential downpours.
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The French delicacy made of 25 layers of pig intestines

Monday, December 1st 2014, 1:42

The delicacy made of 25 layers of pig intestines
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Sarkozy wins French opposition vote

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:12

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is elected head of the opposition UMP, but by a smaller than expected margin over his nearest rival.
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French party shrugs off cyber attack

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:36

Members of France's centre-right UMP party press on with an online leadership ballot despite a cyber attack, with Nicolas Sarkozy's future at stake.
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Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 8:54

Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.
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Hollande visits Ebola-hit Guinea

Friday, November 28th 2014, 14:39
related countries: Guinea Guinea

French President Francois Hollande visits Guinea on the first trip by a Western leader to a country at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak.
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Russia warships pass through Channel

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:48
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
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VIDEO: The National Front party's rebranding

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:32
related places: Lyon

France's far-right National Front party is gathering in Lyon ahead of a crucial meeting to decide its future direction.
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VIDEO: Flash floods in the French Riviera

Friday, November 28th 2014, 9:34

At least one person has died and three others are missing after torrential rain left homes and roads inundated on the French Riviera.
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French trial over Tel Aviv car death

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

Two Frenchmen go on trial in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv in 2011.
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Brandao jailed for Motta headbutt

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Bastia

A one-month jail sentence is given to Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao for a headbutt in a French league fixture.
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Jihadi 'hostage murderer' killed

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The Algerian army has killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September, the justice minister says.
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Shakespeare Folio found in France

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 10:15

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
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Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 22:43
related places: Paris

Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
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France puts Russian warship on hold

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 15:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
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French dad loses adoption fight

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 12:12

A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
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French fight for economic reputation

Monday, November 24th 2014, 1:36

French come out fighting for their economic reputation
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Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 16:37
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.
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Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 12:58
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
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Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
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'No new ideas at talks' - Iran

Friday, November 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Iran's foreign minister says he has heard "no new ideas" as talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme stretch into the evening.
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France level with Swiss in Davis Cup

Friday, November 21st 2014, 18:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer to draw France level at 1-1 with Switzerland after day one of the Davis Cup final in Lille.
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Second Frenchman in IS video named

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 21:04
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Frenchman

France names another Frenchman in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by IS militants as Muslim convert Mickael Dos Santos, 22.
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England to face Germany and France

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:06
related countries: Germany Germany

England will face world champions Germany and hosts France in the build-up to the 2016 European Championship.
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Shares dive in nuclear firm Areva

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:10

Shares in Areva have plunged after the French nuclear firm suspended its financial targets for 2015 and 2016.
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French chefs call for end to kitchen violence

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:20

French chefs call for end to kitchen bullying
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Mali hostages in jihadist video

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 13:57
related countries: Mali Mali

The daughter of a French hostage being held by jihadists in Mali has spoken of her shock after he appeared in a video clip pleading for his release.
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Ferrero to caddie Garcia in Thailand

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 8:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Sergio Garcia will use former French Open tennis champion Juan Carlos Ferrero as his caddie for the Thailand Open.
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Paris row over skyscraper vote

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:21
related places: Paris

Paris city council narrowly rejects a plan to build a controversial Triangle Tower, but the mayor says she will fight the decision.
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Napoleon hat sells for 1.9m euros

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 17:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean collector buys a hat worn by French Emperor Napoleon for 1.9m euros at auction, smashing its expected sale price.
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VIDEO: Floods devastate Italian communities

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:07

Storms and heavy rains batter parts of western Europe, causing a number of fatalities.
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France 29-26 Australia

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Paris

France make it two wins from two autumn internationals after withstanding a late surge from Australia in Paris.
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Algeria leader exits French hospital

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 16:10
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Grenoble

Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returns home after being treated for an undisclosed condition at a hospital in Grenoble, France.
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VIDEO: Napoleon collection to be auctioned

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 14:27
related places: Paris

Around a thousand items relating to Napoleon Bonaparte are being auctioned near Paris this weekend.
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Bomb suspect extradited to France

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

A Canadian academic accused of a deadly 1980 bombing outside a synagogue in Paris arrives in France after losing an extradition battle.
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In pictures: Napoleon's artefacts

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 1:19
related places: Paris

Pictures of French emperor's treasures on sale near Paris
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Algeria leader 'in French hospital'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, has been hospitalised in France, according to French officials.
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France scales back 'tiger' hunt

Friday, November 14th 2014, 18:15
related places: Paris

The search for a stray big cat in France, initially thought to be a tiger, is scaled back after an inspection of tracks suggests it is smaller.
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VIDEO: Paw prints 'not made by a tiger'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 17:19
related places: Paris

Wildlife experts in France say they have ruled out the possibility that an animal they have been hunting near Paris is a tiger.
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Building bridges after French Islamist attacks

Friday, November 14th 2014, 1:16

Young French footballers build bridges after Islamist attacks
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'Tiger on the loose' near Paris

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 19:42
related places: Paris

Police and fire officials are searching for a tiger on the loose in a town outside Paris, local authorities say.
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VIDEO: Hunt for needle in haystack 'is art'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Italy Italy, Japan Japan
related places: Loisy, Paris, Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy explains why Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a contemporary art gallery in Paris.
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Frenchman jailed for Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:40
related countries: Syria Syria

A Frenchman is jailed for seven years for joining an Islamist militant group in Syria - the first such sentence in France.
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Artist hunting needle in haystack

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:28
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

The Italian artist Sven Sachsalber is spending 48 hours searching for a needle in a pile of hay at a museum in Paris.
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'Anti-Sarkozy plot' hits French right

Monday, November 10th 2014, 12:28

Allegations that a former prime minister under Nicolas Sarkozy tried to halt the ex-president's political comeback have shaken French politics.
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'Universality' of French benefits under threat

Monday, November 10th 2014, 12:18

French riled by changes to universal benefits
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I will quit if I fail, says Hollande

Friday, November 7th 2014, 10:19

French President Francois Hollande tells a TV audience he will not seek re-election in 2017 if he fails to cut unemployment.
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