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Did French media put lives at risk?

Friday, August 28th 2015, 0:33
related places: Paris

French media accused of putting lives at risk during Paris attacks
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Real's Coentrao joins Monaco on loan

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 17:19
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain

French side Monaco sign Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.
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France train attack 'was well prepared'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 8:17
related places: Paris

The foiled attack by a heavily armed man on a train in France last week was premeditated, a French prosecutor says, as the suspect is formally charged.
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Deadly shootout at France Roma camp

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 19:57

Four people are killed and several others injured in a shootout at a Roma camp in north-eastern France, police say.
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France honours train heroism

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:12

Three Americans and a Briton who foiled a suspected terror attack on a train receive France's top honour from President Francois Hollande.
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Climbers' bodies found in Ecuador

Monday, August 24th 2015, 10:51
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Three bodies found near the summit of Ecuador's Chimborazo volcano may be those of French climbers who went missing 20 years ago.
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Train attack Briton honoured by France

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who helped foil a suspected terror attack on a train is awarded France's top bravery honour by President Francois Hollande.
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VIDEO: Train attack heroes honoured in Paris

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:12

Three Americans and a Briton who foiled a suspected terror attack on a train receive France's top honour from President Francois Hollande.
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'Instinct' foiled France train attack

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

A US passenger who tackled a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris says survival instinct led him to react to tackle the gunman.
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VIDEO: France train shooting: US 'heroes' speak out

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Amsterdam

Three Americans who helped to disarm a gunman on a train bound for Paris from Amsterdam, have spoken about their experience.
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Viewpoint: New anti-terror approach needed after France train attack

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 16:39

Is a new counter-terrorism strategy needed?
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French police question train suspect

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 8:12
related countries: Morocco Morocco

French police are questioning Ayoub El-Kahzzani, a 25-year-old Moroccan accused of carrying out Friday's attempted attack on a high-speed Thalys train.
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VIDEO: Footage shows scene of France train attack

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 7:48

France train attack: Footage shows the moments after the gunman was subdued by passengers.
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Robshaw rues 'shocking' discipline

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Captain Chris Robshaw blames England's "shocking" first-half discipline for their 25-20 defeat by France in Paris.
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French train suspect known to police

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 22:00

A heavily armed man who was overpowered on a train in France is a 25-year-old Moroccan known to the intelligence services, officials say.
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Hollande thanks US 'train heroes'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 11:33
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande thanks three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in France.
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VIDEO: Men tell of France train shooting drama

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 8:50

Three passengers who helped to overpower a heavily-armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France explain what they did.
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VIDEO: US train passenger a 'national hero'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 8:05
related countries: United States United States

The father of one of the US passengers to overpower a heavily-armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says his son is "France's national hero".
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VIDEO: Shooter's gun 'not operating properly'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

The stepmother of one of the American passengers to overpower a heavily armed man who opened fire on a train in northern France says they were able to because the gunman had difficulty with the ammunition.
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VIDEO: Three injured in France train attack

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 7:18

Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire on a train in northern France.
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Froome aims for Vuelta & Tour double

Friday, August 21st 2015, 15:41

Briton Chris Froome begins his campaign to become the third rider to win the Vuelta and Tour de France in the same year.
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Meat-free school meal plea in France

Friday, August 21st 2015, 14:42

A French MP is campaigning to introduce vegetarian school meals to help pupils whose religions prevent them eating pork.
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Denmark police hunt Rodin thieves

Friday, August 21st 2015, 2:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Police in Denmark are hunting for two thieves who stole a small bust by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin from a museum in Copenhagen.
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French National Front expels founder

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 19:33

The French far-right's Jean-Marie Le Pen is expelled from the National Front he founded, after a feud with daughter and party leader Marine.
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Britain and France sign Calais deal

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 15:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

The UK and France sign an agreement on new measures to help alleviate the migrant crisis in Calais, with plans for a joint command centre announced.
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Paris science museum hit by fire

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 7:42
related places: Cite, Paris

A major fire at one of Europe's top science museums, the Cite des Sciences in Paris, is contained after raging for six hours and threatening a large area.
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Newcastle sign French winger Thauvin

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 18:50
related places: Marseille

Newcastle sign Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, with Remy Cabella loaned to the French club as part of the deal.
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Paris survivor sues French media

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 22:35

A man who hid in a factory from the Charlie Hebdo gunmen is suing French media who revealed his whereabouts.
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UK and France to sign Calais deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 22:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

UK and French ministers are to meet in Calais on Thursday to sign a new deal to try to alleviate the migrant crisis in the port town.
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Strong England side named for France

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 18:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: March

Mike Brown will play for the first time since March as England contest the second of their World Cup warm-ups with France.
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VIDEO: Rise in Calais asylum seekers

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 13:57
related places: Calais

The number of migrants applying for asylum in the Calais region, on the north coast of France, has doubled compare to 2014, official figures show.
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Is France’s supermarket waste law heading for Europe?

Monday, August 17th 2015, 23:03

The French law that makes supermarkets give food away
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England 19-14 France

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three superb tries see England edge past a powerful France side to win their opening World Cup warm-up game.
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Eurozone economy grows by 0.3%

Friday, August 14th 2015, 9:29

Eurozone GDP grows 0.3% between April and June, which is a slight slowdown from the first quarter.
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VIDEO: 'British smugglers' trafficking migrants

Friday, August 14th 2015, 5:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Authorities in northern France tell the BBC that British smugglers are among those trafficking migrants to the UK.
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'English mafia' helping people to UK

Friday, August 14th 2015, 5:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British traffickers are involved in smuggling migrants into the UK from northern France, a mayor of a local town has alleged.
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US returns stolen Picasso to France

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

US officials return to France a $15m Picasso painting stolen 14 years ago and described as a handicraft worth $37 in an intercepted shipment.
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VIDEO: Paris protests over Tel Aviv festival

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

There have been protests in Paris over a decision to hold a day-long festival dedicated to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
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Athletics 'should follow cycling'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 6:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's double Tour de France champion Chris Froome is urging athletics to follow cycling's lead on anti-doping.
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Tel Aviv day in Paris prompts storm

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 1:54
related places: Paris

Mid-East row tests Paris holiday mood
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Australia sets new emissions target

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 4:26
related countries: Australia Australia, Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Paris

Australia is taking an emissions reduction target to an international meeting in Paris that is below that of the US and Canada.
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Froome to compete in Vuelta a Espana

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Tour de France winner Chris Froome will take part in the Vuelta a Espana, the third and final Grand Tour of 2015.
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Plant eats bee-killing Asian hornets

Monday, August 10th 2015, 13:20

Bee-killing Asian hornets spreading across Europe are fatally attracted to a carnivorous plant, French experts say.
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Parents leave girl by France highway

Monday, August 10th 2015, 9:53

A family heading for the south of France drive 150km (93 miles) before realising they left their three-year-old daughter at a motorway picnic area.
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Ukraine blacklists Russian artists

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine names 14 Russian singers and actors, including French-born Gerard Depardieu, whose work will be banned from TV, radio and cinemas.
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French train accident kills three

Friday, August 7th 2015, 23:31

Three people die after a train hits a car on a level crossing in the Normandy region of France.
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Lille 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Friday, August 7th 2015, 20:55
related places: Lille

Ten-man Paris St-Germain start their defence of the Ligue 1 title with a hard-earned victory at Lille.
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Freed Yemen hostage arrives in Paris

Friday, August 7th 2015, 18:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A French woman who was taken hostage in Yemen in February arrives in Paris after being freed by her captors.
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Gas suspected in Button burglary

Friday, August 7th 2015, 16:39

Anaesthetic gas may have been used against Jenson Button and his wife Jessica during a burglary in France, the Formula 1 driver's spokesman says.
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Friday, August 7th 2015, 13:56
related countries: Reunion Reunion

France launches air, land and sea searches around Reunion, in the hope of finding more debris which could be traced to MH370.
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Do French burglars really use gas?

Friday, August 7th 2015, 13:33

Did French burglars really use gas on Jenson Button?
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Man Utd 'did not go well' - Di Maria

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 18:05

Angel Di Maria admits his season at Manchester United "did not go well" as he joins Paris St-Germain for £44.3m.
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Di Maria completes £44m PSG move

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 13:49

Paris St-Germain complete the signing of midfielder Angel Di Maria from Manchester United for £44.3m.
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VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 10:41
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Russia and France agree Mistral deal

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 21:42
related countries: Russia Russia

A deal is agreed by which Russia will receive compensation for France's decision last year to cancel the sale of two warships, both countries say.
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SocGen to bolster financial reserves

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 8:05

French bank Societe Generale says it will boost its financial safety net as it reports earnings which beat analysts' forecasts.
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VIDEO: Picasso worth $27m seized from boat

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 2:37

A Picasso painting worth more than $27m (£17m) has been seized and impounded by French custom officials in Corsica.
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Picasso 'national treasure' seized

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:14
related countries: Spain Spain

A Picasso artwork considered to be a national treasure by Spanish authorities is seized by French customs in Corsica.
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Man Utd's Rafael agrees to join Lyon

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 19:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Lyon

Manchester United's Brazil full-back Rafael da Silva will join French side Lyon on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 18:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.
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MH370 investigators meet in Paris

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 18:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Paris

Malaysian officials meet French investigators in Paris ahead of tests on a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370.
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'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:22
related places: Calais

There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.
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Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.
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Saudi king cuts short French holiday

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 20:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

King Salman of Saudi Arabia cuts short a holiday on the French Riviera where the closure of a beach for his security caused an uproar.
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UK and France seek EU help over Calais

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais, Eu

The UK home secretary and her French counterpart urge other EU nations to act to help address the root causes of the Calais migrant crisis.
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Di Maria set to have PSG medical

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:45

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria will have a medical in the next 24 hours before a proposed £44.5m move to Paris St-Germain.
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VIDEO: Calais migrants sprayed with tear gas

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 3:52
related places: Calais

French police use tear gas to force back a group of migrants who attempted to cut through fencing at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais.
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Harman calls for Calais compensation

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 20:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Labour's acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.
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Aeroplane debris arrives in France

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 15:38
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 arrives in France from Reunion in the Indian Ocean for analysis.
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VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Reunion

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:46
related countries: Reunion Reunion

A volcano on the French island of Reunion - where debris believed to be from missing flight MH370 was found - has erupted.
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Hollande denies deal with Russia

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:18
related countries: Russia Russia

President Francois Hollande denies claims France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships.
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Phoneless in Paris

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:36
related places: Paris

'I lost my iPhone in Paris - and learned a surprising lesson'
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Google to defy French privacy ruling

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 20:32

Google is to defy a French ruling that the "right to be forgotten" should be applied globally and not just in Europe.
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Thursday, July 30th 2015, 5:34
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

A Malaysia team is on its way to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion to see whether washed up debris is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage?

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:55
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
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France boosts Calais tunnel security

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

France sends extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 7:04

Paris St-Germain bid £28.5m for Angel Di Maria, Tottenham target Ashley Young, Aston Villa close on Dimitar Berbatov, plus more.
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Ukraine 'blacklists' actor Depardieu

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 22:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine bans French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, apparently for supporting Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian media say.
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Disneyland Paris faces pricing probe

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:01
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that UK and German customers are being frozen out of promotions available in other European member states.
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Tourists evacuated from France fires

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 13:28

Around 10,000 tourists are evacuated from three campsites in the Var region of Provence in the face of wildfires made worse by hot winds.
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Migrants disrupt cross-Channel trains

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 12:04

Passengers on Eurotunnel day trips to France are advised to postpone their journey if they can following further disruption.
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Swiss 'steal' French water for cows

Monday, July 27th 2015, 21:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

French officials are angered by an unexpected visit from Swiss army helicopters searching for lake water for thirsty cows.
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King Salman's holiday checklist

Monday, July 27th 2015, 12:51

How to holiday in style when you're a Saudi king
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EU sues France over Ryanair deals

Monday, July 27th 2015, 11:56

The EU Commission takes France to the European Court of Justice over state aid which helped budget airlines Ryanair and Transavia.
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Pair held after Tour car crash

Monday, July 27th 2015, 11:23
related places: Paris

Paris officials, investigating why a car was driven through the security barriers ahead of the Tour de France, say two people have handed themselves in.
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French farmers block border roads

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

French farmers stop lorries importing farm produce from Germany and Spain, in a border protest over alleged unfair price competition.
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