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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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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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Sacred Hopi artefacts sold in Paris

Monday, December 9th 2013, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Sacred artefacts from the Hopi native American tribe go under the hammer at a Paris auction, despite US objections.
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Bank of France ups growth forecast

Monday, December 9th 2013, 14:53

The French economy will grow by 0.5% in the final three months of the year, says the country's central bank.
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Why don't French books sell abroad?

Monday, December 9th 2013, 0:03

Are French authors too intellectual for English-speaking readers?
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Toulouse 14-16 Connacht

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 17:04
related places: Toulouse

Connacht earn the most famous win in their history as they stun Toulouse in Sunday's Heineken Cup clash in France.
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VIDEO: French troops advance into CAR

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French troops have advanced deeper into the Central African Republic to try to restore order after hundreds of people were killed by Christian and Muslim militia groups.
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French troops reach tense CAR town

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 8:18
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bossangoa

French troops reach the town of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic, which has been paralysed by communal fighting.
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Cage aux Folles film director dies

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 7:54
related places: Folles, Paris

Edouard Molinaro, who directed classic French farce La Cage aux Folles and other much-loved films, dies in Paris at the age of 85.
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French reinforcements fan out in CAR

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 17:48
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

A reinforced French force in the Central African Republic expands operations in the capital and beyond, to try to end deadly sectarian fighting.
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VIDEO: Living in fear in Bossangoa, CAR

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 16:38
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bossangoa

French troops in the Central African Republic are expanding their operations, in an effort to restore order following sectarian fighting.
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VIDEO: French troops expand operations in CAR

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 15:19
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French troops in the Central African Republic are expanding their operations, in an effort to restore order following sectarian fighting.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee CAR violence

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 3:04
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Around 2,000 people are seeking refuge at an airport in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) in a bid to escape a surge in violence, the French military says.
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French troops in CAR airport clash

Friday, December 6th 2013, 15:55
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

French troops in the Central African Republic have fought a battle with armed men near the airport of the capital Bangui, it has emerged.
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Gunmen raid Paris jewellers

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:08
related places: Paris

Gunmen raid a jewellers in an affluent district of the French capital, making off with luxury watches worth 800,000 euros (£670,000), reports say.
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Renault-Dongfeng in $1.3bn venture

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 6:29
related countries: China China
related places: Dongfeng, Renault

China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
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French MPs approve prostitution bill

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 23:38

France's parliament approves a bill that will impose a fine of at least 1,500 euros ($2,030) on anyone paying for sex.
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Controversial French general dies

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 13:15
related countries: Algeria Algeria

French General Paul Aussaresses, who defended the use of torture during Algeria's war of independence, dies aged 95.
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Hollande reveals prostate treatment

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 10:47

French President Francois Hollande reveals he had treatment for a benign enlargement of the prostate, just over a year before he was elected.
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Arafat 'not poisoned' - French leak

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 18:51

French scientists say it is most likely that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning, according to leaks from their report.
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Sri Lanka 'massacred aid workers'

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A French charity accuses Sri Lanka's security forces of killing 17 of its aid workers in 2006 and demands an international inquiry.
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France probes Dylan's Croat comments

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

US singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats.
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Why is France sending troops to Africa again?

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 15:51

Why France's latest military intervention in Africa is different
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France says tax cheats come clean

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 14:08

More than 8,500 French people admit to hiding funds abroad after a lower penalty for those who came forward was introduced.
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France boosts CAR crisis force

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 10:53
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The first reinforcements to the French force are deploying in the Central African Republic (CAR) in a bid to restore order after a rebel takeover.
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French MPs back payment-for-sex ban

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 2:11

The French parliament has backed part of a bill that would impose fines of 1,500 euros (£1,250) on anyone paying for sex.
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Soviet dissident Gorbanevskaya dies

Friday, November 29th 2013, 23:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Paris

Soviet-era dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya, who took part in a famous 1968 protest in Moscow's Red Square, has died in Paris aged 77.
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France debates ban on paying for sex

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:52

The French parliament debates a bill which would crack down on prostitution by imposing hefty fines on anyone paying for sex.
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VIDEO: France debates new prostitution law

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:36

The French government is debating a new law which would ban paying for sex and impose heavy fines on anyone caught doing so.
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English clubs may stay in Heineken Cup

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 23:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

English clubs could yet play in next season's Heineken Cup, despite threatening to set up a rival European tournament.
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Diplomat 'killer' captured in Mali

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 17:40
related countries: Mali Mali, Niger Niger, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

French troops recapture a Malian man who escaped from prison in Niger, where he killed four Saudi tourists and allegedly assassinated a US diplomat, officials say.
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France 'more pessimistic' on economy

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 17:14

France is "more pessimistic" about the state of its economy than fellow eurozone countries, a European Commission survey has found.
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French hostage describes escape

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 13:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A French hostage held hostage by Islamist militants in Nigeria for nearly a year describes how he managed to escape.
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Why the French are turning to fast food

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 0:13

Fast food overtakes the traditional brasserie in France
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French Muslim challenges veil law

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:45

A young Muslim woman challenges France's full-face veil ban at the European Court of Human Rights while a leading French feminist group defends it.
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Trapped footballer 'leaving Qatar'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:01
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A French footballer unable to leave Qatar because of a dispute with his club can now return home, his brother says.
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Union seeks to end Qatar dispute

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:09
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Qatar Qatar

A FIFPro delegation is heading to Qatar to resolve the "abuse" of French-Algerian footballer Zahir Belounis's rights.
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Iran curbs 'may be eased next month'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says some EU sanctions on Iran could be lifted next month, as part of a nuclear deal with world powers.
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Mali votes again amid high security

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 23:47
related countries: Mali Mali

Malians vote amid high security in parliamentary elections, the second nationwide poll since a French military intervention earlier this year.
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Paris shootings suspect charged

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 13:03
related places: Paris

Prosecutors in Paris lodge preliminary charges of attempted murder and kidnap against a man arrested on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks.
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Heineken Cup backed by five unions

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 22:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions insist the Heineken Cup will go ahead next season despite breakaway plans.
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Paris attacks hark back to violent French past

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 17:47
related places: Paris

Paris attacks hark back to 1970s revolutionary violence
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Gun suspect left 'confused letters'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 12:37
related places: Paris

French investigators find two "confused" letters which may explain the motives of the suspected gunman behind two recent attacks in Paris.
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Arrested Paris gun suspect named

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 9:41
related places: Paris

French authorities name a man arrested on suspicion of gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar, earlier jailed in a notorious criminal case.
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VIDEO: Paris shooting suspect in custody

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 6:56
related places: Paris

The French authorities name a man taken into custody on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar.
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French judges probe Ikea 'snooping'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:59

French judges open a formal investigation into senior directors of Ikea France accused of snooping on employees and customers.
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France 3-0 Ukraine (agg 3-2)

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 22:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Paris

France are the first European team to overturn a 2-0 deficit to reach the World Cup by beating 10-man Ukraine in Paris.
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VIDEO: Hunt for Paris gunman continues

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 16:01
related places: Paris

Hundreds of police officers are continuing to search for a gunman who attacked the Paris head offices of a newspaper, critically wounding a photographer, and fired shots outside a bank.
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VIDEO: Insects on menu at Paris bistro

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 11:27
related places: Paris

Chef Elie Daviron of Parisian bistro Le Festin Nu on why he wants to get more people eating insects.
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Hundreds of Paris police hunt gunman

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 11:23
related places: Paris

Hundreds of French police hunt for a man who attacked a newspaper and a bank, shooting and critically wounding a photographer.
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Controversial comeback of 'France's Jim Morrison'

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 2:08

French controversy over rock star and murderer Bertrand Cantat
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Manhunt after gun attacks in Paris

Monday, November 18th 2013, 23:41
related places: Paris

A manhunt is under way in Paris after a gunman attacks a bank HQ and the newspaper Liberation, where a photographer was critically injured.
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French police question Ikea bosses

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:35
related countries: Sweden Sweden

French police investigating claims that Ikea snooped on employees and customers arrest two senior executives of the Swedish furniture chain.
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VIDEO: Paris gun attacks: Manhunt launched

Monday, November 18th 2013, 21:37

French police search for a gunman who has attacked the offices of a national newspaper and a major bank.
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