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VIDEO: 'Her father left her side for minutes'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 22:34
related places: Paris

A nurse on shift on the day of attacks in Paris, tells of moment she found out her daughter's best friend was at the Bataclan and is still missing.
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Paris video 'shows ninth attacker'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 22:33
related places: Paris

French security sources say that surveillance video shows a possible ninth assailant among those who carried out Friday's deadly attacks.
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VIDEO: Wembley unites to sing La Marseillaise

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

Football fans gathered to watch England play France at Wembley united to sing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
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Police search Paris suspects' premises

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:13
related places: Paris

French police investigating Friday's deadly attacks search premises in the Paris suburbs as a huge security mobilisation continues.
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VIDEO: Video shows Paris suspect's hotel room

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 16:57
related places: Paris

French magazine Le Point has published video purportedly of the interiors of the two rooms rented at Appart'City Alfortville, a hotel in an eastern suburb of Paris, by the suspect Salah Abdeslam for two nights before Friday's attacks.
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VIDEO: IS hostage: 'Is revenge proper response?'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:51
related places: Paris

Former IS hostage Nicholas Henin has spoken to the BBC about the response to the Paris attacks.
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France in mass police mobilisation

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

France mobilises 115,000 police, gendarmes and military in the wake of Friday's attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, says Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
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VIDEO: Suspects' brother: 'I wasn't involved'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:17
related places: Paris

Mohamed Abdeslam, the brother of two suspects linked to the attacks on Friday in Paris has spoken to the media.
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VIDEO: Thousands attend candlelit Paris vigils

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 11:54
related places: Paris, Place

Thousands of people gathered at candlelit memorials at the Place de la Republique on Monday night in Paris.
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VIDEO: 'Paris events happen every day in Syria'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:42
related countries: Greece Greece, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Migrants arriving on Greek islands have been giving their reaction to the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: Merkel 'error of judgement on migrants'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 8:10

Newsnight's Emily Maitlis speaks to former French justice minister Rachida Dati.
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How the Paris attacks unfolded on social media

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 2:29
related places: Paris

How Parisians chronicled attack on their city using social media
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US states say no to Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 1:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Paris

More than a dozen US states halt programmes to resettle Syrian refugees, after one of the Paris attackers is linked to migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: Did Paris attacker pose as a refugee?

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:37
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib, Paris

Ahmad al-Mohammad, from Idlib in Syria, has been named as one of the attackers involved in Friday's terror attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Brussels suburb where extremism thrives

Monday, November 16th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Belgian police have detained several people following Friday's attacks in Paris, with a flurry of police activity in the Brussels district of Molenbeek.
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VIDEO: What happened at Stade de France?

Monday, November 16th 2015, 23:12
related places: Paris

Tom Burridge analyses what happened at the Stade de France when three suicide bombers tried to enter during the Paris attacks.
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Hollande vows to 'destroy' IS

Monday, November 16th 2015, 22:25
related places: Paris

France is committed to "destroying" the so-called Islamic State group after Friday's deadly attacks, President Francois Hollande says.
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VIDEO: Has Paris overshadowed other attacks?

Monday, November 16th 2015, 20:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Paris

In a week that saw attacks by so-called Islamic State in Lebanon, Iraq and France, some people have been questioning whether the shootings in Paris are overshadowing attacks elsewhere.
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VIDEO: Where Paris attacker entered Europe

Monday, November 16th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib, Paris

Ahmad al-Mohammad, from Idlib in Syria has been named as one of the attackers involved in Friday's terror attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Social media responds to Paris attacks

Monday, November 16th 2015, 20:34
related places: Paris

Tributes continue to dominate social media feeds, as the world tries to make sense of the Paris attacks online.
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VIDEO: The mastermind behind Paris attacks?

Monday, November 16th 2015, 19:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Morocco Morocco
related places: Paris

French investigators believe that a Belgian jihadist of Moroccan origin masterminded the Paris attacks which killed at least 129 people.
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VIDEO: 'Prosthetic leg fooled Bataclan gunman'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 18:04
related places: Paris

A survivor of the Bataclan shootings in Paris has told the BBC how he believes he survived because his prosthetic leg made it appear that he was dead.
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VIDEO: 'We knew it would happen one day'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 17:03
related places: Paris

Residents of Paris describe their mix of emotions at returning to work.
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VIDEO: French president: 'France is at war'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 15:49
related places: Paris

French President Francois Hollande has described Friday's attacks in Paris as "an act of war" committed by Islamic State militants.
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Multiple arrests in raids across France

Monday, November 16th 2015, 15:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

A total of 23 people have been arrested and weapons seized in a series of raids targeting Islamist militants across France, officials say, following Friday's attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Survivor: ‘We cowered in Bataclan cellar’

Monday, November 16th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Paris

Mariesha Payne tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme about how she survived the attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
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VIDEO: Minute's silence marks Paris attacks

Monday, November 16th 2015, 11:56
related places: Paris

A minute of silence has been held across Europe to commemorate the victims of Friday's attacks.
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VIDEO: Attack 'lasted a lifetime, an eternity'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 10:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

The French Prime Minister has said Friday's attacks in Paris were planned and organised from Syria.
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VIDEO: France PM: New attacks being planned

Monday, November 16th 2015, 10:43

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said authorities believed new terror attacks were being planned in France and other European countries.
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VIDEO: 'Don't confuse terrorism and migration'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 9:55

The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, says terrorism and the migrant influx into Europe must not be confused.
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VIDEO: 'I don't know why I'm still alive'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 7:48
related places: Paris

A survivor of the attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Friday night has said he thought he was going to die.
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Manhunt for Paris attacks suspects

Monday, November 16th 2015, 7:18
related places: Paris

A huge manhunt is under way for surviving members and accomplices of the Islamist group that killed 129 people in Paris on Friday night.
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VIDEO: Paris attack: Police hunt French suspect

Monday, November 16th 2015, 3:49
related places: Paris

Police have issued a photograph of a French national wanted in connection with Friday's deadly attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead.
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VIDEO: How Parisians feel - in one word

Monday, November 16th 2015, 2:16
related places: Paris

People paying their respects to the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris sum up their thoughts in one word.
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VIDEO: Montage of Notre Dame memorial service

Monday, November 16th 2015, 1:15
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

A memorial service is held at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after 129 people were killed in a series of attacks in the city on Friday night.
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Monday, November 16th 2015, 0:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Alex Forsyth reports on the links between Friday's attacks in Paris and France's northern neighbour, Belgium.
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VIDEO: G20 leaders mull response to IS attack

Monday, November 16th 2015, 0:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The actions of so-called Islamic State in France are dominating the agenda of world leaders who are meeting in Turkey at the G20 summit.
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VIDEO: 'Free hugs' on the streets of Paris

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 18:16
related places: Paris, Place

A spontaneous 'free hugs' circle broke out at the Place de la Republique this afternoon in Paris.
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VIDEO: People flee Place de la Republique in panic

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 18:13
related places: Paris, Place

Hundreds of people have fled from a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris in panic.
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VIDEO: Who was Paris attacker Omar Mostefai?

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 16:54
related places: Chartres, Paris

Matthew Price reports from Chartres on what is known about Omar Ismail Mostefai.
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Children on board TGV test train crash

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 16:41

French investigators are trying to establish why children were on board when a high-speed train derailed during a test run, killing 11 people.
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Weapons found in Paris 'getaway car'

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 16:02
related places: Paris

Several Kalashnikovs are reportedly found in a car believed to have been used in the Paris attacks, as the French police investigation picks up pace.
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VIDEO: Concert hall victim 'a very dear friend'

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 14:31
related places: Paris

Talia Soghomonian, a friend of music journalist Guillaume Barreau-Decherf, one of the 89 people who died at Bataclan concert hall in Paris, says he was ''passionate about music''.
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Paris attacks: Bands cancel gigs

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 11:39
related places: Paris

Motorhead, Coldplay and Foo Fighters join U2 in cancelling gigs in the wake of the Paris attacks which left 129 people dead.
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VIDEO: Moment gunfire heard as band plays

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 11:15
related places: Paris

Footage has emerged showing the moment gunfire halted a concert by Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan hall in Paris.
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VIDEO: 'People falling, screaming, clawing to get away'

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 7:02
related places: Paris

Michael O'Connor describes what he saw at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris when gunmen broke in.
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Democrats debate IS after Paris attacks

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 5:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Iowa

The Democratic presidential hopefuls clash at a debate in Iowa over how to deal with Islamic State, in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Vigils held as world stands with Paris

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 5:05
related places: Paris

Vigils are held in countries around the world as people show their support for the people of Paris.
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Paris hit by 'three teams of attackers'

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 1:15
related places: Paris

Three teams of attackers were involved in the Paris attacks which killed 129 people and left more than 350 injured, a senior French prosecutor says.
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VIDEO: 'Endless grief' in Paris after attacks

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 23:12
related places: Paris

People in Paris have been determined to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of Friday's attacks.
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Deadly train crash in eastern France

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 20:06
related places: Strasbourg

A high-speed TGV train derails on a test run near the French city of Strasbourg, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'I was saved by my mobile phone'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:45
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Stade

Around 80,000 fans were gathered to watch France play Germany in the Stade de France when bombers detonated devices outside the stadium.
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Paris attacks were 'act of war by IS'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:41

The French president describes as an "act of war" the Paris attacks which killed 128, as Belgian police arrest several people in a Brussels suburb.
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VIDEO: Fans sing La Marseillaise as stadium clears

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Stade

Around 80,000 fans were gathered to watch France play Germany in the Stade de France when suicide bombers detonated devices outside the stadium.
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VIDEO: Woman clung to window ledge to escape

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 16:27
related places: Paris

Mobile phone footage has emerged showing desperate attempts to escape the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, where at least 80 people were killed by gunmen.
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VIDEO: Bataclan attack 'was a bloodbath'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 16:09
related places: Paris

Amélie, a survivor of the mass shooting at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, describes hiding from the gunmen as they fired on others.
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VIDEO: How will Paris cope after attacks?

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 13:29
related places: Paris

BBC correspondent Matthew Price assesses the mood on the streets of Paris the day after multiple attacks killed at least 127 people in the French capital.
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VIDEO: Attacks 'an act of war', says Hollande

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 13:05
related places: Paris

Friday night's attacks in Paris were an act of war by Islamic State, President Francois Hollande says.
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VIDEO: What we know about Paris attacks

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 11:02
related places: Many, Paris

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 120 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: 'I saw him shoot... then I understood'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 10:12
related places: Paris

Jerome Bartelemy, a survivor of the Bataclan concert hall attack in Paris, has described how the gunmen told people lie down - and then ''kept shooting''.
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VIDEO: Buildings lit in solidarity with France

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 9:57
related places: Paris

Several of the world's most famous buildings are lit up with the colours of the French flag in a gesture of solidarity after Friday's attacks on Paris.
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VIDEO: Explosions at hall as siege ends

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 9:54
related places: Paris

A police assault ends a siege on a Paris concert hall, as some of those being held hostage inside escape.
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Paris attacks kill at least 128

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 9:23
related places: Paris

France declares a national state of emergency after at least 128 people are killed and more than 180 wounded in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Fans evacuate stadium by pitch

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 5:03

Amateur footage shows fans streaming across the pitch to exit the Stade de France, following three explosions near the venue.
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VIDEO: Amateur video shows panic at stadium

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 4:09
related places: Paris

Amateur footage captures the panic at the Stade de France in Paris, following an explosion.
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VIDEO: 'There was a whole pile of bodies'

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 3:52
related places: Paris

An eyewitness to a gun attack in Paris has describes seeing a a "pile of bodies" outside a cafe in Paris, following a gun attack.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Paris attack scenes

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:55
related places: Paris

At least 18 people have been killed in several shootings in the French capital, Paris, as well as explosions at the Stade de France.
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VIDEO: Blast heard during Paris football match

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:18
related places: Paris

The sound of an explosion has been recorded at a football the match at the Stade de France in Paris.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We stand with France'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 23:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama condemns a series of attacks in Paris which have left dozens of people dead.
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VIDEO: BBC News coverage of Paris attacks

Friday, November 13th 2015, 22:15
related places: Paris

BBC News coverage following reports that many people have been killed in shootings and explosions in Paris.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: 'A lot of dead people'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 21:58
related places: Paris

An eyewitness has described a shooting attack on a bar in Paris in which several people are reported to have died.
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Sex, blackmail and French footballers

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 1:08

French striker Benzema risks end of international career
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UN 'less prepared' for Burundi violence

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 19:12
related countries: Burundi Burundi

The United Nations says it is less equipped to help with escalating violence in Burundi than it was for the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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Leading French thinker Glucksmann dies

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 13:14

Andre Glucksmann, one of the most prominent figures in French philosophy and an associate of Jean-Paul Sartre, dies aged 78.
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French triathlete Vidal dies aged 31

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 9:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Vidal

French triathlete Laurent Vidal, who finished fifth at the 2012 London Olympics, dies of a heart attack at the age of 31.
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VIDEO: Free runner posts Eiffel Tower video

Monday, November 9th 2015, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A 25-year-old UK free-runner has posted footage of him climbing the structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Interpol to co-ordinate doping probe

Monday, November 9th 2015, 16:41

World police body Interpol says it will coordinate a French-led global investigation into doping allegations involving athletes and officials.
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Djokovic beats Murray in Paris

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic secures his 10th title of the year with a 6-2 6-4 win over Britain's Andy Murray at the Paris Masters final.
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French PM: 'No Renault-Nissan merger'

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 12:44
related places: Renault

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the government does not want a merger between carmakers Renault and Nissan.
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Egypt crash 'not due to engine failure'

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 1:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The Russian plane crash in Egypt was not due to technical failures, say French aviation officials, adding that the flight data recorder suggests a "violent, sudden" explosion.
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Charlie Hebdo slammed for crash cartoon

Friday, November 6th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia criticises French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for cartoons depicting the Sinai air crash in which 224 people, mostly Russians, died.
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Murray reaches Paris Masters semis

Friday, November 6th 2015, 16:14

Andy Murray moves into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a hard-fought three-set victory over Richard Gasquet.
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France border controls for UN summit

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:53
related places: Paris

France will impose border controls for December to coincide with the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, known as COP21.
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Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France, Belgium and the Netherlands join the UK in curbing travel to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, after a plane crash killed 224 people on Saturday.
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Valbuena and Benzema out for France

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema are left out of France's squad to face Germany and England this month.
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Benzema faces charges in sex tape case

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:31
related countries: Spain Spain

French footballer Karim Benzema is placed under formal investigation in connection with a sex tape blackmail plot involving a France team-mate.
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Murray beats Davis Cup rival Goffin

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 10:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Andy Murray thrashes David Goffin at the Paris Masters - three weeks before facing the Belgian in the Davis Cup final.
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Murray races past Coric in Paris

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Paris

Andy Murray thrashes Croatian teenager Borna Coric in just 58 minutes to reach the third round at the Paris Masters.
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