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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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VIDEO: Free travel in Paris as pollution rises

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 22:20
related places: Paris

Free public transport is being offered to Parisians this weekend as the authorities encourage drivers to leave their cars at home in an attempt to combat severe pollution.
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O'Mahony returns to Ireland team

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 12:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paris

Fit-again Peter O'Mahony is back in the Ireland team for Saturday's crunch Six Nations game against France in Paris.
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Picamoles returns to French team

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 10:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Louis Picamoles is back in the France side to face Ireland after being dropped for his mock applause towards a referee.
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 6-1)

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:43

Paris St-Germain reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they beat 10-man Bayer Leverkusen.
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VIDEO: Nazi stolen art returned to relatives

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 4:10

Three paintings seized by the Nazis have been returned to family members of the original owners in France.
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Sarkozy loses diary seizures fight

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 16:18

France's top court rules that investigators can retain the seized diaries of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling corruption allegations.
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Scotland 17-19 France

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 19:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty condemns Scotland to defeat and keeps France in contention for the Six Nations title.
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Johnson calls on Scots to 'play big'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 18:05

Head coach Scott Johnson rejects the notion that his pack could be outmuscled by the French at Murrayfield.
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Sarkozy phone 'tapped by judges'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Libya Libya

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
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Cowboy 'trick rope physics' revealed

Friday, March 7th 2014, 0:20

A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
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Bouygues makes bid for rival SFR

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:36

French corporation Bouygues makes a 10.5bn-euro (£8.7bn) takeover bid for mobile phone operator SFR.
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'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Paris, Crimea

Ministerial talks in Paris on the Ukraine crisis were "tough" but will continue, the US says, as a tense stand-off continues in Crimea.
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Captain Brown recalled by Scotland

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saracens' Kelly Brown is back in Scotland's starting line-up to face France and will be captain at Murrayfield.
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French director Alain Resnais dies

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French director Alain Resnais, whose films spanned French New Wave, surrealism, and British playwrights, has died at the age 91.
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Too posh for Paris?

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:55

French right candidate struggles in race for mayor
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Morocco-France torture row escalates

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 22:18
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Morocco is to suspend judicial ties with France because of a row over lawsuits that accuse its intelligence chief of complicity in torture.
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France blocks Rwanda extraditions

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

France's highest court blocks plans to extradite three Rwandans to stand trial in Kigali on charges related to the 1994 genocide.
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Picamoles dropped for mocking referee

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Louis Picamoles is dropped from France's squad for next week's match against Scotland for mocking a referee.
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Toulouse 2-4 Paris St-Germain

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:36
related places: Toulouse

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his third hat-trick of the season as the league leaders beat Toulouse.
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Wales back in contention - Gatland

Friday, February 21st 2014, 23:36

Wales resurrected their Six Nations title hopes with a record 27-6 win against France, says head coach Warren Gatland.
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Wales 27-6 France

Friday, February 21st 2014, 22:11

Wales get their Six Nations campaign back on track with an emphatic win over a previously-unbeaten France in Cardiff.
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No charges for Alps arrest man

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

No charges will be brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps, French prosecutors say.
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Guantanamo prisoner pleads guilty

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay pleads guilty to his role in the deadly 2002 attack on a French oil tanker off Yemen.
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At least 21 protesters dead in Kiev

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

At least 21 protesters are killed by security forces in Kiev, with the US expressing "outrage" at security forces' actions.
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Mike Phillips dropped for France game

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 16:54

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips is replaced by Osprey Rhys Webb for Friday's Six Nations match against France.
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VIDEO: Second man held over Alps murders

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 14:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 say a second man is in custody.
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Peugeot signs Dongfeng rescue deal

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:15

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen seals a long-awaited rescue deal that will see its founding family cede control of the company.
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French police quiz tycoon Dassault

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:12
related places: Paris

The billionaire French industrialist and senator Serge Dassault is held for questioning over alleged vote-buying in a Paris suburb.
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VIDEO: Man arrested in Alps murder hunt

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 23:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 have arrested a 48-year-old man.
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Bayer Leverkusen 0-4 Paris St-Germain

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 22:01

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as Paris St-Germain beat 10-man Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last 16 first leg.
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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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