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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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France 'underestimated' CAR hatred

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 5:00
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

France underestimated the hatred between Christian and Muslims in the Central African Republic, its ambassador to the United Nations says.
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Drunk 'tried to put out Arc flame'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:23
related places: Arc, Paris

A drunk man has been arrested for trying to put out the eternal flame beneath the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, police say.
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No case against Alps murders brother

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 14:00

A man held in connection with the murders in the French Alps of four people, including his brother, is freed from bail.
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VIDEO: Detroit: The muscle car is back

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 13:44

French owned, private car manufacturer Equus, take on the 'muscle car', unveiling their Bass 770.
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French press respect Hollande's silence

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:58

French media ignore affair and hail Hollande
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Hollande actress 'blocked from post'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 11:04

France's government blocks the appointment of actress Julie Gayet, linked to an affair with President Francois Hollande, to a key cultural jury.
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Algerian leader in hospital check-up

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 18:48
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who had a mini-stroke last year, is staying in a Paris hospital for a planned check-up, his office says.
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Hollande ducks first lady question

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 17:58

French President Francois Hollande refuses to answer questions over his alleged affair with an actress, speaking only about "difficult moments".
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Hollande attempts policy relaunch

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:06

French President Francois Hollande holds a news conference on the economy, with press interest instead likely to be on his private life.
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France's Barnier seeks top EU job

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 11:17
related places: Eu

The French politician steering the EU's banking reforms, Michel Barnier, says he is ready to run for the post of European Commission president.
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VIDEO: Can Hollande win political support?

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 6:28

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is to remain in hospital, where she has been since a magazine accused President Francois Hollande of having an affair. Hugh Schofield reports.
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Kerry gives Lavrov Idaho potatoes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Paris, Idaho

US Secretary of State John Kerry presents his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov with two Idaho potatoes as a gift during a meeting in Paris.
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Hollande partner to stay in hospital

Monday, January 13th 2014, 18:08

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler will stay in hospital for more rest, her aides say, after a magazine alleged Francois Hollande was having an affair.
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French first lady in Paris hospital

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:55

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler remains in hospital following media reports of an alleged affair involving her partner, Francois Hollande.
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VIDEO: French first lady in Paris hospital

Monday, January 13th 2014, 14:25
related places: Paris

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital on Monday, amid media reports of an alleged affair involving her long-term partner President Francois Hollande.
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President Hollande: Power and privacy in France

Monday, January 13th 2014, 10:19

Gavin Hewitt on Hollande’s troubled presidency
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VIDEO: Rivals 'embrace' in CAR truce hopes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 6:41
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

Rival militiamen have embraced each other in a district of the Central African Republic capital Bangui after the French military brokered a truce.
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VIDEO: French First Lady in hospital

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 17:11

French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is admitted to hospital after media reports of an alleged affair involving President Francois Hollande and another woman - a claim he has not denied.
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CAR residents 'hug' in truce hopes

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

Rival militiamen embrace each other in a district of CAR capital Bangui after the French military brokers a local truce on the eve of talks.
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French comic drops banned show

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 23:13

French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech, drops his controversial show after it is banned.
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Total 'to invest in UK shale gas'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French oil and gas company Total is to invest in the UK's shale gas industry, it is to be announced on Monday.
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Pressure on Hollande over 'affair'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:24

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to clarify his personal situation, after a magazine report about an alleged secret affair.
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VIDEO: Stolen Renoir to return to US museum

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 4:42
related countries: United States United States

A judge in the US has ruled that a painting by French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was stolen, and should be returned to the museum it was taken from more than 60 years ago.
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France struggles to break nuclear habit

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 0:53

Kicking the nuclear habit is hard, France discovers
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Hollande attacks report of affair

Friday, January 10th 2014, 17:49

French President Francois Hollande says he is considering legal action against a magazine after it claimed he was having an affair with an actress.
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French comic appeals against ban

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:38

Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, previously convicted of anti-Semitic hate speech, appeals against a ban on his show.
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Hollande's 'affair' tests French limits

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:27

Hollande affair claims test French limits, says Hugh Schofield
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Court reinstates ban on French comic

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:53
related places: Nantes

The highest court in France reinstates a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, just before the curtain is due to rise.
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France to extradite Kazakh tycoon

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A French court rules Kazakh tycoon and dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine, where he is wanted on fraud charges.
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Danone to sue Fonterra over recalls

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 5:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

French food group Danone says it will sue New Zealand's Fonterra over last year's infant milk formula recalls.
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German charged over WW2 massacre

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Glane, Oradour

An 88-year-old German man is charged with involvement in one of the most infamous World War Two Nazi atrocities, at Oradour-sur-Glane in France.
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VIDEO: French cities ban comic's show

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:40
related places: Nantes, Tours

Nantes and Tours have become the latest French cities to ban a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala.
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French cities ban Dieudonne show

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 14:18
related places: Dieudonne

Nantes and Tours become the latest French cities to ban a show by controversial anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne, backed by President Hollande.
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Schumacher's wife in privacy appeal

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:04

The wife of injured ex-Formula 1 star Michael Schumacher appeals for privacy and for reporters to leave the French clinic where he is being treated.
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La Belle Epoque: Paris 1914

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:17

A giant of innovation and creativity on the brink of war
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Schumacher helmet camera 'examined'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 21:57

Investigators are examining a camera fixed to the ski helmet of injured Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, French media report.
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Vigil to mark Schumacher birthday

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 17:55

Fans of injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher hold a vigil to mark his birthday at the French hospital treating him.
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'Whale' spotted on French motorway

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 15:00

'Whale' strapped to lorry baffles French motorists
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French comic 'must pay racism fines'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 13:07

The French interior minister vows to make the comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala pay big fines over his convictions for racist abuse.
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Island of Reunion brushed by cyclone

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 22:27
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

The French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is brushed by cyclone Bejisa, leaving 15 people injured, power lines cut and some homes damaged.
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Freed priest arrives back in France

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:21
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A French Catholic priest freed in Cameroon nearly seven weeks after being abducted is welcomed back to France by President Francois Hollande.
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Dieudonne and his bizarre journey

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:16

Why a boycotted comic retains wide appeal in France
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France to sharply reduce Mali troops

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:55
related countries: Mali Mali

France is to reduce the number of its troops in Mali over the next three months by 60%, the French defence minister says.
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VIDEO: Doctors happy Schumacher 'stable'

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:13

Neurosurgeons in France who are treating Michael Schumacher say he is showing a slight improvement following a second operation last night to relieve pressure on his brain.
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Child deaths Briton takes own life

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 14:19
related places: Lyon

Briton Julian Stevenson, accused of killing his two children in Lyon, hangs himself in French jail, officials tell the BBC.
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Cameroon gunmen free French priest

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 10:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

A French Catholic priest kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon last month is released, France's President Hollande says.
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Schumacher family in bedside vigil

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 7:15
related countries: Germany Germany

The family of German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is at his bedside as he fights for life after a skiing accident in the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Hope in Schumacher's hometown

Monday, December 30th 2013, 12:41

Fans in Michael Schumacher's hometown, Kerpen, give their well wishes after the Formula 1 champion was injured while skiing in France.
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VIDEO: Schumacher 'critical' after ski accident

Monday, December 30th 2013, 2:30

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is taken to hospital by helicopter after being injured skiing in France.
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Schumacher injured in skiing accident

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 17:33

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is taken to hospital by helicopter after being injured skiing in France.
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Anelka defends goal celebration

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 16:56
related places: Dieudonne

Nicolas Anelka says he is "neither racist nor anti-Semitic" after tweeting to defend a controversial goal celebration.
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France's 75% tax rate gets approval

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 12:34

France's highest court approves a 75% tax on high earners that is one of President Francois Hollande's signature policies.
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VIDEO: Is Paris prepared if Seine floods?

Friday, December 27th 2013, 7:43
related places: Paris

In 1910 the river Seine in Paris rose eight metres above its normal level. Experts are now predicting that if a similar flood happened today, half a million homes could be lost and hundreds of thousands made homeless.
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Theatre director rams Elysee Palace

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 17:36
related places: Paris

A man identified by police as a protesting theatre director rams his car into a gate of the French presidential residence in Paris.
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The perils of being fat, female and French

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 0:49

The perils of being fat, female and French
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France 'to avoid another recession'

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:33

France will avoid a recession this year, according to Europe's second-largest economy's statistics body.
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French chateau sale ends in tragedy

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 12:48
related countries: China China

A Chinese billionaire and three others are feared dead in a helicopter crash that happened as he was surveying his newly-purchased French vineyard.
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PM: EU defence row not 'phoney'

Friday, December 20th 2013, 17:57
related places: Eu

Prime Minister David Cameron rejects French claims that he triggered a "fake" row over plans for defence co-operation among EU members.
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Arrests in France horsemeat inquiry

Monday, December 16th 2013, 16:51

French police arrest 21 people in an investigation into claims horsemeat used to develop medicines was sold illegally for human consumption.
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Fears of new recession in France

Monday, December 16th 2013, 14:12
related countries: Germany Germany

The eurozone's recovery is continuing, a survey of businesses suggests, but there is a widening divergence in the economic performance between France and Germany.
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French leaders to shun Sochi games

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

President Francois Hollande will not attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and nor will any other top official, his government says.
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French 'pessimism' over Syria talks

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 23:00
related countries: Syria Syria

France's foreign minister says he has little hope for planned Syrian peace talks, as the moderate opposition is in "serious difficulty".
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Peugeot shares fall on GM share sale

Friday, December 13th 2013, 17:11

Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen fall 12% after General Motors sells the 7% stake in the French carmaker that it bought last year.
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Senegal artist awarded French honour

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:27
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal sculptor Ousmane Sow becomes the first African to be invited to join France's Academy of Fine Arts.
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French care worker held over deaths

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 21:04
related places: Chambery

A care worker at a retirement home in the French Alps is charged with poisoning six pensioners to death and attempting to poison three others.
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French cafe 'rude tax' causes a stir

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:17

A French Riviera cafe has created a stir on social media by rewarding their customers with cheaper coffee in return for good manners.
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Hopi masks to return to their tribe

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 14:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Apache

A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
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French kill suspected Mali Islamists

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 10:39
related countries: Mali Mali

The French army confirms that it killed 19 people in a clash with suspected Islamists earlier this week in Mali.
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French deployment in CAR 'necessary'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

President Francois Hollande defends France's military intervention in the Central African Republic, after two French soldiers were killed in Bangui.
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VIDEO: Hollande visits CAR for talks

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 23:37
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

The President of France, Francois Hollande, has visited the Central African Republic for talks with the transitional leadership, after two French soldiers were killed in the capital Bangui.
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VIDEO: Jail term for PIP implant boss

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 20:37

The boss of a French company which distributed defective breast implants around the world has been sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
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Two French soldiers killed in CAR

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 19:32
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Two French soldiers are killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic amid an operation to restore order to the troubled country.
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Bradley Wiggins knighted by Queen

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 16:03

Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted at Buckingham Palace for services to cycling.
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Jail sentence for PIP implant boss

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 15:29

The founder of French company PIP, which distributed defective breast implants, is sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
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Tui Travel hit by one-off costs

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 7:42

Travel company Tui, which owns Thomson and First Choice, sees profits slip thanks to weak French sales and a restructuring in its activity division.
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VIDEO: Syria fighter: 'We are all al-Qaeda'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 4:28
related countries: Syria Syria

A 25-year-old man from France talks about being part of the biggest brigade of foreign jihadists fighting in Syria, and why he left them.
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VIDEO: US flies AU peacekeepers into CAR

Monday, December 9th 2013, 22:53
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The US military is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic, officials say.
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France begins to disarm CAR militias

Monday, December 9th 2013, 19:36
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French soldiers start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic - and briefly trade fire with armed men unwilling to disarm.
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