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Row over new French central bank head

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 12:53

Nearly 150 French economists have protested against the appointment of a former BNP Paribas banker to head the French central bank, fearing a conflict of interest.
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Ogier wins third world rally title

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 7:41

Sebastien Ogier's seventh win of the season gives the French driver a third successive World Rally Championship.
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Murray loses US Open doubles final

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: New York, Pierre

Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers are beaten by French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in New York.
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VIDEO: Engineer prints his own violin

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 2:34

A French engineer says he has created the first ever 3D printed electric violin.
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French consul sold boats to migrants

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Bodrum

France suspends its honorary consul in the Turkish port of Bodrum after a report showed dinghies being sold to migrants from a shop that she owns.
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Two more Galileo satellites launched

Friday, September 11th 2015, 6:50
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

Europe continues the roll-out of its Galileo sat-nav system with the launch of a further two spacecraft from French Guiana.
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Thursday, September 10th 2015, 14:24

French great stirs row from beyond the tomb
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Froome set to miss World Champs

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 13:31

Two time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is set to miss the World Road Cycling Championships with a broken foot.
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Toulon deny French doping allegations

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 12:16
related places: Toulon

Triple European rugby union champions Toulon have denied allegations of doping made against them in French media.
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French hope to ease Russia sanctions

Monday, September 7th 2015, 11:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande has said that following recent ceasefire progress in Ukraine, he hoped to see the end of sanctions on Russia.
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France to prepare for IS air strikes

Monday, September 7th 2015, 10:55
related countries: Syria Syria

President Francois Hollande of France says he has ordered preparations to start for air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria.
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VIDEO: Kapoor sculpture vandalised again

Monday, September 7th 2015, 3:05
related places: Versailles

A sculpture by Sir Anish Kapoor on show at France's Palace of Versailles has been vandalised and covered with slogans, some of which are anti-Semitic.
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Rainbow Warrior bomber apologises

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 13:55
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The French secret service frogman who sank the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship 30 years ago in New Zealand apologises for his actions.
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GB men's eight win world title

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:59
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's men's eight retain their world title in France after winning the latest battle in their rivalry with Germany.
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France 19-16 Scotland

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 20:59
related places: Paris

Scotland are defeated in their final World Cup warm-up, but leave Paris encouraged by a battling display against France.
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Glover & Stanning retain world title

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 13:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win World Championships gold, as Britain claim five medals on Lake Aiguebelette.
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VIDEO: Underwater treasures go on display

Friday, September 4th 2015, 22:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Paris

Rare ancient Egyptian artefacts discovered underwater are going on display in Paris for the first time.
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Farmers stage Paris tractor protest

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 22:59
related places: Paris

Hundreds of French farmers and more than 1,300 tractors converge on central Paris in the latest protest by French farmers over collapsing incomes.
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Wing debris 'certainly' from MH370

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 17:42
related countries: Reunion Reunion

French prosecutors say "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
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VIDEO: Tractor protest descends on Paris

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:11
related places: Paris

French farmers protesting about bureaucracy and collapsing incomes have taken a convoy of tractors into the outskirts of Paris.
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France drops Arafat poisoning probe

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:29

French judges say they have dropped an investigation into claims that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned.
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Man arrested for deadly Paris fire

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 15:17
related places: Paris

French police arrest a man suspected of starting a fire that killed eight people, including two children, in northern Paris.
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Migrants on track disrupt Eurostar

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 10:43

Up to 2,000 Eurostar passengers have train journeys disrupted after migrants in Calais got on to tracks near the Channel Tunnel in France.
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Man Utd complete £36m Martial deal

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:58
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.
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VIDEO: Palmyra temple damage an 'appalling loss'

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 6:49
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Parthenon

Historian Dan Cruickshank says any damage done to to the the Bel Temple by the Islamic State (IS) group is on a par with destroying the Parthenon in Greece or Chartres Cathedral in France.
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VIDEO: French PM visits Eurotunnel

Monday, August 31st 2015, 9:17

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, along with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, are visiting the Eurotunnel.
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Monaco 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 21:48
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Angel Di Maria sets up a goal on his debut as Paris St-Germain beat Monaco to continue their perfect start.
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French hotel thieves posed as guests

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 20:28

French police arrest two men suspected of stealing safes from hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists.
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Europe 'to tighten train security'

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 17:03
related places: Paris

European ministers agree to increase ID and baggage controls among other restrictions at railway stations, France's interior minister announces.
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French reporters 'blackmailed king'

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 8:55
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.
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Satellite image of IS destruction

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 2:24
related countries: Syria Syria

A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
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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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