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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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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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Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 21:53

A French court rejects a residency appeal by a Kosovo Roma schoolgirl, whose deportation from France in October sparked a public outcry.
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Ashton and Youngs dropped by England

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England drop Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs for Saturday's Six Nations game with France as uncapped Jack Nowell is selected.
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French police raid comic's property

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 12:27

Police in France raid properties linked to controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala as part of a fraud inquiry, French media report.
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Deadly avalanches sweep French Alps

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 11:34

A rash of deadly avalanches sweeps the Alps
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Newcastle agree Cabaye fee with PSG

Monday, January 27th 2014, 22:51

Newcastle and French champions Paris St-Germain agree a transfer fee for midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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French unemployment at record high

Monday, January 27th 2014, 20:47

French unemployment rises to 11.1% in December 2013, breaking President Francois Hollande's promise it would fall by the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Alps avalanche warning to skiers

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex Trierweiler visits India

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:59
related countries: India India

The former partner of French President Francois Hollande, has arrived in India to raise awareness about child malnutrition.
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More Channel Tunnel poisoning cases

Monday, January 27th 2014, 13:09

A further 13 workers suffer suspected carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials say, making 32 in all.
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Daft Punk get lucky at Grammy Awards

Monday, January 27th 2014, 11:42

French dance stars Daft Punk and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the big winners at LA's prestigious Grammy Awards, which also saw Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite on stage.
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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'greeted by media scrum'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 4:36
related countries: India India

France's former first lady has arrived in India a day after the announcement that she was splitting from her partner, François Hollande.
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The role of public showers in hard times

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:19

Why public showers are key for France's financially distressed
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Newcastle reject PSG's Cabaye bid

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 16:02

Newcastle United reject a £14m bid from Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain for France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Channel Tunnel workers 'poisoned'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 10:34

Nineteen workers suffer carbon monoxide poisoning while working overnight in the Channel Tunnel, French officials say.
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VIDEO: Hollande saga 'stain on France'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 2:10

French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler.
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Hollande confirms Trierweiler split

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 22:09

French President Francois Hollande confirms his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler, two weeks after allegations of an affair.
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VIDEO: France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 19:27
related countries: India India

Valerie Trierweiler will go ahead with a planned trip to India despite uncertainty over her relationship with President Francois Hollande.
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France's Trierweiler to visit India

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:57
related countries: India India

Valerie Trierweiler, officially France's first lady, is to visit India as uncertainty continues over her relations with President Hollande.
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Hollande meets Pope Francis in Rome

Friday, January 24th 2014, 13:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

French President Francois Hollande meets Pope Francis on his first foreign trip since reports of his alleged affair with an actress.
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French comic Dieudonne questioned

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 22:05

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala is questioned after bailiffs allege they were fired on with rubber bullets at his house.
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German region aims to be bilingual

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 18:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The German state of Saarland, bordering France, says it wants the next generation to be bilingual as it moves to attract more French business.
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Breast implant damages ruling upheld

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

A French court upholds a landmark ruling ordering a German company to pay compensation to some 1,700 women fitted with defective breast implants.
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Alstom's profit hit as orders fall

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 10:57

French engineering firm Alstom warns that its full year profit margin will miss targets, sending its shares plunging 14%.
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VIDEO: Aerial rescues amid France floods

Monday, January 20th 2014, 22:48

Footage shows a rescue in south-eastern France as many are airlifted to safety after unusually heavy rain caused flooding.
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French players in prostitution trial

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:54
related places: Paris

French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, charged with having sex with an underage prostitute, go on trial in Paris.
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Deaths as floods hit southern France

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 20:34

Two people have died and more than 150 others are airlifted to safety after floods hit the Var area of south-eastern France, authorities say.
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Hollande's partner leaves hospital

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 19:44
related places: Paris

France's First Lady Valerie Trierweiler leaves a Paris hospital, a week after allegations of President Hollande's affair with an actress.
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Sex and the French

Friday, January 17th 2014, 15:18

What the Hollande affair reveals about our attitudes
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Hollande visits partner in hospital

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:53

French President Francois Hollande visits First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke.
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Hollande 'affair predates election'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:38

The French gossip magazine Closer publishes claims Francois Hollande has been having a secret romance with actress Julie Gayet for two years.
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Israel berates 'pro-Palestinian EU'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:35
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias .
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Actress sues over Hollande 'affair'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:13

The actress linked to French President Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet, sues the magazine that published photos of their alleged affair.
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Fall in European car sales slows

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:57
related countries: Italy Italy

New car registrations in the European Union fell in 2013, led by slumps in Italy and France, but the decline was not as steep as the year before.
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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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