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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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Could Vietnam have been nuked in 1954?

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 23:35
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

Did the US offer France A-bombs to use in Vietnam?
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Miss France wins 1,000 Guineas

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 16:12

Highly rated filly Miss France gives French trainer Andre Fabre a first victory in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
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Belgium bans 'anti-Semitic' congress

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Dieudonne

A Belgian mayor bans a meeting condemned as anti-Semitic, which French far-right figures including controversial comic Dieudonne were due to attend.
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Concerns grow over deadly pig virus

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 0:22

France is expected to suspend some pig-related imports as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus.
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Anger at France gay adoption block

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 12:27

Gay rights groups in France voice anger after a judge prevented a lesbian couple from adopting an infant.
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Sheikh renames French royal theatre

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 10:55
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau

A theatre in France's famous Palace of Fontainebleau is renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi.
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Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:23
related countries: United States United States

French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.
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Rocket launch debris found in Amazon

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:56
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian fisherman in a remote Amazon region river finds debris from a European satellite launch from a base in neighbouring French Guyana.
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Siemens to make Alstom offer

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 16:40

Siemens wants to make an offer for France's Alstom if Siemens can see the company's books and interview its management.
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Hollande meets GE boss over Alstom

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:31

French President Francois Hollande meets General Electric (GE) boss Jeff Immelt over GE's potential takeover bid for French train maker Alstom.
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Siemens joins battle for Alstom

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 20:50

Siemens wants to discuss "strategic opportunities" with France's Alstom, raising the prospect of a takeover battle for the maker of France's TGV trains.
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The French economist US liberals love

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

The French economist US liberals love - and others hate
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Alstom shares jump on GE bid report

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn.
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Crisis loosens Franco-German bond

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany leaves France behind - how will voters react?
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Blood 'is not from headless king'

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:07

An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
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Mali group says French hostage dead

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 22:17
related countries: Mali Mali

Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
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Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.
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French hostages home from Syria

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 8:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria arrive back in France.
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VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 2:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.
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France's silent tea revolution

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
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VIDEO: Why France is rediscovering tea

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:10

France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.
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Syria-held French journalists freed

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
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Top aide to French president resigns

Friday, April 18th 2014, 12:51

A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
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VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 22:42

The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".
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French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:57
related places: Eu

The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
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French troops free Mali aid workers

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Mali Mali

French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
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Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 17:48

Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.
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China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 7:13
related countries: China China

French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
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Tobacco firm to close factories

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 11:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Imperial Tobacco announces it is to close two of its factories in the UK and France, with the loss of almost 900 jobs.
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VIDEO: DNA tests at French school over rape

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 4:58
related places: La Rochelle

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle.
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Nazi memorabilia auction cancelled

Monday, April 14th 2014, 20:39
related places: Paris

A Paris auction house cancels the sale of objects that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering after objection from Jewish groups.
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Peugeot outlines major recovery plan

Monday, April 14th 2014, 12:05

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen announces a major recovery plan after net losses of 7.2bn euros in the past two years.
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Wiggins' anxious Tour de France wait

Monday, April 14th 2014, 11:42

Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, admits there are doubts around him making Sky's team for this year's race.
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DNA tests at French school over rape

Monday, April 14th 2014, 9:34
related places: La Rochelle

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle, in an unprecedented step.
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VIDEO: French Jews 'afraid to be Jewish'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 7:07

Israel has said an increasing number of Jewish people are migrating to the country from France because of a rise in anti-Semitism.
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France on alert for prowling wolves

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:13

French sheep farmers guard against wolf threat
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Chelsea 2-0 Paris St-Germain (3-3 agg)

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 21:17

Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba score as Chelsea reach the Champions League semi-finals by beating Paris St-Germain on away goals.
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France PM vows tax and spending cuts

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 17:57

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vows to cut taxes and public spending in a bid to make the French economy more competitive.
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We believe we can progress - Mourinho

Monday, April 7th 2014, 19:55

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his side can overturn a two-goal deficit against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.
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Bouygues shares fall on SFR deal

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:11
related places: Paris

French conglomerate Bouygues' shares fall 6% in Paris after cable operator Numericable beats it in a bid for Vivendi's mobile phone provider SFR.
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Cement firms agree mega-merger

Monday, April 7th 2014, 7:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Lafarge

Swiss cement firm Holcim says it will merge with French rival Lafarge in a deal that will create the world's largest cement maker.
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France pulls out of Rwanda memorial

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 3:00
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The French government pulls out of 20th anniversary commemorations for the Rwandan genocide after comments by President Paul Kagame.
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Munster 47-23 Toulouse

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 14:34
related places: Toulouse

Munster score six tries as they hammer French giants Toulouse at Thomond Park to power into the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
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Lupita Nyong'o in Lancome deal

Friday, April 4th 2014, 13:39
related places: Lancome

Lupita Nyong'o, an Oscar winner for her role in 12 Years A Slave, becomes the first black ambassador for French cosmetics giant Lancome.
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Rabies from Mali kills man in France

Friday, April 4th 2014, 12:20
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

A man dies from rabies in a Paris region hospital after returning from Mali, in an extremely rare case for France.
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New French cabinet under Valls meets

Friday, April 4th 2014, 9:16

French President Francois Hollande chairs the first meeting of his new cabinet, led by ex-interior minister Manuel Valls and including the president's ex-partner.
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VIDEO: Clean getaway for European satellite

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 21:50
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

The biggest civil Earth-observation programme ever conceived has begun with the launch of a radar satellite from French Guiana.
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Ferries affected by France strike

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 7:01

Ferry services to and from the Port of Dover in Kent are severely disrupted by industrial action in France.
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EU set to roll out big space project

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 0:40
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

The European Union begins the roll-out on Thursday of the biggest Earth-observation programme ever conceived - with the launch of the Sentinel-1a radar satellite from French Guiana.
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Paris St-Germain 3-1 Chelsea

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 21:27

Chelsea have it all to do as Javier Pastore's late strike gives Paris St-Germain a two-goal victory in the Champions League.
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Hollande ex-partner Royal in cabinet

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 13:22

French President Francois Hollande's former partner, Segolene Royal, joins the government after the Socialists suffer a heavy defeat at local elections.
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Artist starts fortnight inside bear

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 11:42

A French artist begins an unusual artistic performance that will see him spend 13 days living inside the sterilised carcass of a bear.
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Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?

Monday, March 31st 2014, 23:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?
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Hollande appoints new PM for 'fight'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:36

French President Francois Hollande names Manuel Valls as new PM to lead a "fighting government", after his Socialist party suffers big election losses.
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French Socialists head for big loss

Monday, March 31st 2014, 16:40

France's governing Socialists sustain substantial losses in local polls, as the centre right claims victory and the far right makes big gains.
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Russia and US end crisis talks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Paris

Russian and US foreign ministers hold talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis after Russia set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
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VIDEO: National Front makes inroads in France

Friday, March 28th 2014, 23:55
related places: Avignon

The ancient city of Avignon in the south of France may, for the first time after Sunday's municipal elections, have a mayor from the far-right Front National.
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VIDEO: Baa-rnstorming sheep enter Louvre

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:13
related places: Paris

A dozen sheep - herded by a sheepdog - surprised tourists and passers-by by pounding their way into the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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National Front rattles French elite

Friday, March 28th 2014, 8:13

National Front poised for European election gains
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Hollande affair actress wins damages

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 14:40

A French court orders Closer magazine to pay actress Julie Gayet damages for breach of privacy over an affair with President Francois Hollande.
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Polishing the image of France's National Front

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:26

The smooth talker polishing the image of France's National Front
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Alarm at French National Front gains

Monday, March 24th 2014, 13:10

France's political establishment is rocked by the far-right National Front party making significant gains in local elections.
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French business 'returns to growth'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 11:10

France's private sector output grew at its fastest pace in more than two and a half years in March, bucking forecasts for a further contraction, a survey says.
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VIDEO: Haunted by memories of Iran

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Paris

Cartoonist Mana Neyestani, who now lives in Paris, talks to the BBC about how he was able to speak out in Iran through his work.
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Poll gains for French National Front

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 22:47

France's far-right anti-immigration National Front party has made significant gains in local elections, according to early results and projections.
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Deadly Ebola reaches Guinea capital

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:09
related countries: Guinea Guinea

An outbreak of the Ebola virus - which has already killed 59 people in Guinea - has reached the capital Conakry, the UN's children agency warns.
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New data 'shows possible jet debris'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 16:13

New satellite data from French authorities show potential debris in the "southern corridor" being searched for flight MH370, Malaysia says.
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Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France, 15 years after it was stolen.
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Children 'living wild' in Paris flat

Friday, March 21st 2014, 14:28
related countries: India India
related places: Paris

The authorities in Paris investigate an Indian couple for neglect after their three small children are found living in appalling conditions.
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Man Utd face Bayern in Champions League

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:50

Manchester United will meet Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Chelsea face Paris St-Germain.
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Brazil launches big corruption probe

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 22:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Germany Germany

Brazil says it is investigating corruption and price-fixing allegations against 18 companies, including Siemens of Germany and Alstom of France.
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E Guinea president's son faces probe

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 13:54
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader is put under formal investigation in France over money-laundering allegations, his lawyer says.
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French rogue trader to go to jail

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 15:04

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, who caused huge losses at bank Societe Generale, loses his appeal against jail but his fine is to be reviewed.
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Car ban imposed in polluted Paris

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:03
related places: Paris

Hundreds of police monitored traffic in Paris on Monday as high air pollution levels prompted the government to impose major restrictions.
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VIDEO: Is Paris car ban a gimmick?

Monday, March 17th 2014, 13:50
related places: Paris

Hundreds of police are monitoring traffic in Paris to ensure today only car number plates ending in odd numbers are driven on the city's roads.
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France 20-22 Ireland

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 19:00

Ireland hold off France in a thrilling finish to send Brian O'Driscoll into Test retirement with a Six Nations title.
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Anelka sacked for 'gross misconduct'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 23:57

West Brom are sacking Nicolas Anelka for gross misconduct after he announced on social media he was quitting the club.
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Rwanda ex-spy chief jailed in France

Friday, March 14th 2014, 22:19
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A French court jails former Rwandan spy chief Pascal Simbikangwa for 25 years for complicity in the 1994 genocide.
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