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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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Man arrested in Alps murder probe

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 arrest a man three months after an identikit image of a motorcyclist seen near the scene is published.
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'No wrongdoing' in Schumacher fall

Monday, February 17th 2014, 11:00

The French prosecutor investigating Michael Schumacher's skiing accident finds no criminal wrongdoing and closes the case.
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Syria blamed for talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 22:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and France accuse the Syrian government over the failure of the second round of Geneva peace talks with opposition groups.
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Merkel proposes secure European web

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will talk to France about building a European communication network to improve data protection.
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Troops try to disarm militia in CAR

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 17:27
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French and African peacekeepers seize weapons from militia in the capital of the Central African Republic as they try to end sectarian strife.
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French chefs crack down on ‘food porn’

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:36

Two Michelin-starred French chefs vent their anger at people who take photographs of their food.
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Eurozone GDP growth gathers speed

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:33

The eurozone's economy grew by 0.3% in the final three months of 2013, up from 0.1% growth in the previous quarter.
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VIDEO: Do French labour laws harm economy?

Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:21

There are calls to reform the French labour market to boost the economy, as Nigel Cassidy reports.
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Bread and circuses in France's economy

Friday, February 14th 2014, 0:37

France faces task of axing state subsidies
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French editor quits over reform plan

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:31

The editor-in-chief of left-leaning French newspaper Liberation resigns after a bitter row with staff over his plans to transform the paper into a social network.
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France's unwanted Roma

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:15

The immigrants France constantly moves from one camp to another
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Couple found in deathly embrace

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 17:10
related places: Bordeaux

The dead bodies of a woman of 94 and a man of 55 are found found locked in an embrace in the flat they shared in the French city of Bordeaux.
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Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 14:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the nations' partnership.
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VIDEO: How French and German states compare

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 12:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Champagne, Neuss

High Schofield in Chalons-en-Champagne in France, and Stephen Evans in its German twin-town, Neuss, compare how the two countries deal with state spending.
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VIDEO: Hollande honoured at US state dinner

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 5:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande has been honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a visit to the US aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies.
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VIDEO: Obama toasts President Hollande

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 3:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies
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French and US 'trust restored'

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 20:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande reaffirm their nations' alliance after revelations of US snooping.
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One euro in damages for Jackson fans

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 17:22

Five Michael Jackson fans are awarded one euro each by a French court after proving "emotional damage" from the musician's death.
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VIDEO: Hollande arrives in US for state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 5:07
related countries: United States United States

President Francois Hollande is beginning the first full state visit to the United States by a French president in nearly 20 years.
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Hollande arrives for US state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

French President Francois Hollande arrives in the US for a state visit, as he and President Barack Obama tout their "deepening partnership".
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Hollande and Obama urge climate deal

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:34
related countries: United States United States

The presidents of France and the US make a joint call for an "ambitious" climate change pact, as Francois Hollande heads to the US for a state visit.
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Scores flee French ski resort fire

Monday, February 10th 2014, 18:43
related places: Val

At least 200 people are evacuated after a fire breaks out in an apartment block in the French ski resort of Val d'Isere, local media report.
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French envoy charged over child rape

Monday, February 10th 2014, 14:37
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

A French diplomat is formally charged with raping his three-year-old daughter, at a pre-trial hearing in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
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Dismay in Europe at Swiss quota vote

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Brussels

A Swiss vote to bring back strict immigration quotas for Europeans draws criticism from France, Germany and Brussels.
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France 30-10 Italy

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 17:09
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

France score three tries to beat an obstinate Italy and maintain their 100% start to the Six Nations with a second home win.
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Rock strike kills two on Alps train

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 16:34
related places: Nice

Two people die and at least nine are injured when a falling boulder derails a tourist train in the southern French Alps.
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Dieudonne acquitted in French case

Friday, February 7th 2014, 15:00
related places: Dieudonne

French comedian Dieudonne is acquitted over a video where he called for the release of a man who tortured and murdered a Jew.
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'Longest polar journey' completed

Friday, February 7th 2014, 15:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British adventurer and a former French rugby player claim to have set a world record for the "longest polar journey on foot in history".
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Storm Qumaira batters western France

Friday, February 7th 2014, 11:32

A fierce storm batters the west of France, leaving 55,000 people without power and flooding homes and businesses in Brittany.
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France publicly crushes seized ivory

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:01

Three tonnes of confiscated ivory worth more than $6m (£3.7m) is publicly destroyed in France to raise international pressure against elephant poaching.
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VIDEO: Pope's Harley-Davidson to be auctioned

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 6:23
related places: Paris

A Harley-Davidson previously owned by Pope Francis is to be auctioned in Paris to raise funds for charity.
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VIDEO: Crew saved after ship splits in two

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:26

Twelve people have been rescued from an empty cargo ship after it split in half on a breakwater off the south-western coast of France.
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Cargo ship splits on French coast

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 14:20
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Bayonne

France raises a pollution alert after an empty Spanish cargo ship splits in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast.
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Parting kiss 'traps Paris robber'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 10:45
related places: Paris

An alleged jewellery store robber who says he kissed a hostage out of compassion was tracked down through his DNA, a Paris newspaper reports.
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Speedy cyclists are better looking

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 1:48

Top performers in the Tour de France were considered better looking in an experiment that shows the power of evolution, say scientists.
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VIDEO: France opens landmark Rwanda trial

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:08
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Paris

Former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa goes on trial in Paris on charges relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide in a landmark case.
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France opens landmark Rwanda trial

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 16:40
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Paris

Former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa goes on trial in Paris on charges related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide in a landmark case.
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Anelka gesture comic banned from UK

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 14:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French comedian at the centre of the Nicolas Anelka racism row has been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office says.
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France 26-24 England

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 18:56

England suffer a heartbreaking 26-24 defeat after France score a late try to snatch a thrilling Six Nations victory.
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Bad weather batters Europe

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Areas of Italy and France are on flood alert and Serbian motorists get stuck in snow, as bad weather brings chaos to parts of Europe.
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Hollande rebuffs UK PM on EU reform

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Francois Hollande says David Cameron's plan to renegotiate EU treaties was "not a priority" after talks with the UK prime minister.
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Chelsea sign £12m defender Zouma

Friday, January 31st 2014, 13:06

Chelsea complete a £12m move for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, who will be loaned back to the French Ligue 1 club.
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France drops footballers' sex case

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:13

A French court drops charges of sex with an underage prostitute against footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, citing insufficient evidence.
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Nowell & Burrell handed England debuts

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jack Nowell and Luther Burrell win their first caps as England make four changes for the Six Nations match against France.
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Newcastle bid for Grenier rejected

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 12:02
related places: Lyon

Newcastle United's bid for Lyon's France international midfielder Clement Grenier is rejected by the French club.
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Cabaye completes £19m move to PSG

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 17:45

Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain complete the signing of France midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle in a £19m deal.
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Yemenia Airways charged over crash

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 13:35
related countries: Comoros Comoros

France charges Yemenia Airways with manslaughter over a 2009 crash off the Comoros Islands that killed 152 people, judicial sources say.
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Schumacher 'stable' one month on

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 11:14

F1 legend Michael Schumacher is "stable" and remains in a medically induced coma, one month after his skiing accident in France, his manager says.
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Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:53

A French court rejects a residency appeal by a Kosovo Roma schoolgirl, whose deportation from France in October sparked a public outcry.
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Ashton and Youngs dropped by England

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England drop Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs for Saturday's Six Nations game with France as uncapped Jack Nowell is selected.
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French police raid comic's property

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 12:27

Police in France raid properties linked to controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala as part of a fraud inquiry, French media report.
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Deadly avalanches sweep French Alps

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 11:34

A rash of deadly avalanches sweeps the Alps
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Newcastle agree Cabaye fee with PSG

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:51

Newcastle and French champions Paris St-Germain agree a transfer fee for midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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French unemployment at record high

Monday, January 27th 2014, 20:47

French unemployment rises to 11.1% in December 2013, breaking President Francois Hollande's promise it would fall by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Alps avalanche warning to skiers

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex Trierweiler visits India

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:59
related countries: India India

The former partner of French President Francois Hollande, has arrived in India to raise awareness about child malnutrition.
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More Channel Tunnel poisoning cases

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:09

A further 13 workers suffer suspected carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials say, making 32 in all.
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Daft Punk get lucky at Grammy Awards

Monday, January 27th 2014, 11:42

French dance stars Daft Punk and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the big winners at LA's prestigious Grammy Awards, which also saw Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite on stage.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'greeted by media scrum'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 4:36
related countries: India India

France's former first lady has arrived in India a day after the announcement that she was splitting from her partner, François Hollande.
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The role of public showers in hard times

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:19

Why public showers are key for France's financially distressed
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Newcastle reject PSG's Cabaye bid

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 16:02

Newcastle United reject a £14m bid from Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain for France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Channel Tunnel workers 'poisoned'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 10:34

Nineteen workers suffer carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials say.
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VIDEO: Hollande saga 'stain on France'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 2:10

French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler.
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Hollande confirms Trierweiler split

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 22:09

French President Francois Hollande confirms his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler, two weeks after allegations of an affair.
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VIDEO: France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:27
related countries: India India

Valerie Trierweiler will go ahead with a planned trip to India despite uncertainty over her relationship with President Francois Hollande.
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France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:57
related countries: India India

Valerie Trierweiler, officially France's first lady, is to visit India as uncertainty continues over her relations with President Hollande.
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Hollande meets Pope Francis in Rome

Friday, January 24th 2014, 13:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

French President Francois Hollande meets Pope Francis on his first foreign trip since reports of his alleged affair with an actress.
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French comic Dieudonne questioned

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 22:05

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala is questioned after bailiffs allege they were fired on with rubber bullets at his house.
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German region aims to be bilingual

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 18:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The German state of Saarland, bordering France, says it wants the next generation to be bilingual as it moves to attract more French business.
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Breast implant damages ruling upheld

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

A French court upholds a landmark ruling ordering a German company to pay compensation to some 1,700 women fitted with defective breast implants.
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Alstom's profit hit as orders fall

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:57

French engineering firm Alstom warns that its full year profit margin will miss targets, sending its shares plunging 14%.
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VIDEO: Aerial rescues amid France floods

Monday, January 20th 2014, 22:48

Footage shows a rescue in south-eastern France as many are airlifted to safety after unusually heavy rain caused flooding.
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French players in prostitution trial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:54
related places: Paris

French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, charged with having sex with an underage prostitute, go on trial in Paris.
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Deaths as floods hit southern France

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 20:34

Two people have died and more than 150 others are airlifted to safety after floods hit the Var area of south-eastern France, authorities say.
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Hollande's partner leaves hospital

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 19:44
related places: Paris

France's First Lady Valerie Trierweiler leaves a Paris hospital, a week after allegations of President Hollande's affair with an actress.
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Sex and the French

Friday, January 17th 2014, 15:18

What the Hollande affair reveals about our attitudes
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Hollande visits partner in hospital

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:53

French President Francois Hollande visits First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke.
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Hollande 'affair predates election'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:38

The French gossip magazine Closer publishes claims Francois Hollande has been having a secret romance with actress Julie Gayet for two years.
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