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News: France

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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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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French hostage free in Nigeria

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A French hostage held hostage by Islamist militants in Nigeria for nearly a year is free after reportedly escaping during a shoot-out.
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Four tried for Paris hotel tragedy

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 23:09
related places: Paris

The trial starts in Paris of four people accused in connection with a fire in a hotel in 2005 in which 24 people died, 11 of them children.
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French priest kidnapped in Cameroon

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 22:12
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Nigeria Nigeria

A French priest is kidnapped in northern Cameroon close to the border with Nigeria, the French foreign ministry says.
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France to sell stake in jet maker

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 18:51

The French government is selling a stake in the jet engine maker Safran in a move that could raise up to $1.3bn.
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Charnley & Roby recalled by England

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wigan winger Josh Charnley and St Helens hooker James Roby return for England's World Cup quarter-final against France.
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German firm liable over PIP implants

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Germany Germany

A French court orders a German company to pay compensation to hundreds of women who were fitted with defective breast implants.
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Eurozone economic growth slows

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 11:58
related countries: Germany Germany

The economy of the eurozone grew by just 0.1% in the July-to-September period, down from 0.3% growth in the previous quarter.
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VIDEO: Le Pen and Wilders seek closer ties

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 0:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Euro-sceptic Dutch politician Geert Wilders and French National Front leader Marine Le Pen have launched what they call an "historic" alliance for 2014's European elections.
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Dylan granted France's highest award

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The French government presents US singer Bob Dylan with the country's highest award, the Legion of Honour, in a brief ceremony in Paris.
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Le Pen and Wilders agree alliance

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 18:06
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: The Hague

Dutch Eurosceptic politician Geert Wilders and French National Front leader Marine Le Pen launch an alliance for the European elections.
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Jonathan Davies signs for Clermont

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 9:32
related places: Clermont

Wales centre Jonathan Davies signs a two-year contract with French giants Clermont Auvergne starting next season.
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France lose to set up England tie

Monday, November 11th 2013, 21:08
related countries: Samoa Samoa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perpignan

England will play France in the World Cup quarter-finals after Les Tricolores lose to Group B rivals Samoa in Perpignan.
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French MP stabbed on Armistice Day

Monday, November 11th 2013, 12:57
related places: Marseille

An unknown attacker stabs a member of the French parliament in a small town near Marseille at a ceremony to mark Armistice Day, French media report.
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Will France make paying for sex a crime?

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:33

France debates fines for sex workers' clients
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'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme end without a deal, but participants sound an optimistic note and set new talks for 20 November.
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Show director dies after Paris blast

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 15:40
related places: Paris

The technical director of a Paris musical has died of a heart attack after a faulty power tool set off fireworks at an arena, investigators say.
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Explosion disrupts Paris musical

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:58
related places: Paris

A pyrotechnics blast at a Paris arena injures 15 people, five seriously, just hours before the start of a musical about the French Revolution.
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S&P cuts France credit rating to AA

Friday, November 8th 2013, 8:02

Standard and Poor's cuts France's credit rating again to AA, almost two years after the country lost its top-rated AAA status.
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'Al-Qaeda killed' French reporters

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 18:35
related countries: Mali Mali

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) killed two French journalists who were abducted in northern Mali on Saturday, a website used by the group says.
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Google ordered to stop 'orgy photos'

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:43

Google, the world's leading search engine, is ordered by a French court to remove links to images of ex-F1 boss Max Mosley with prostitutes.
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Copy of Napoleon's will auctioned

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 13:21
related places: Paris

The only known copy of a will made by the former emperor of France, Napoleon, is to be auctioned in Paris.
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VIDEO: French journalists' bodies returned

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 18:39
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

The bodies of two French journalists who were killed in Mali have been repatriated to Paris.
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French journalists' bodies returned

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 7:52
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

The bodies of the French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, who were shot dead in northern Mali on Saturday, are repatriated to Paris.
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France releases Alps murder sketch

Monday, November 4th 2013, 18:09

French police release a sketch of a motorcyclist wanted in connection with the murders of four people in the Alps last year.
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Mali 'arrests' over dead journalists

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:16
related countries: Mali Mali

Officials say security forces have arrested and questioned a number of suspects over the deaths of two French journalists in northern Mali.
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French journalists 'assassinated'

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 16:51
related countries: Mali Mali

The deaths of two French journalists in northern Mali are described by France's foreign minister as "cold and calculated assassinations".
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Djokovic beats Ferrer in Paris final

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 16:42
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic defeats defending champion David Ferrer in straight sets to win the Paris Masters for a second time.
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French journalists killed in Mali

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 21:58
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Kidal

Two journalists for French radio station RFI have been killed after being kidnapped by gunmen in the northern Mali town of Kidal.
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Wild boar may have swum from France

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 15:15

A wild boar which has been on the loose in Alderney for more than a month is thought to have swum there from France.
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New Zealand 48-0 France

Friday, November 1st 2013, 21:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Avignon

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala and Shaun Johnson score two tries each as World Cup holders New Zealand ease past France.
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Federer to meet Djokovic in Paris semi

Friday, November 1st 2013, 17:58
related places: Paris

Roger Federer will meet Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters after beating Juan Martin del Potro.
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French spy writer De Villiers dies

Friday, November 1st 2013, 15:09
related places: Gerard, Paris, Villiers

French spy writer Gerard de Villiers, whose thrillers sold more than 100m copies around the world, dies aged 83 in Paris.
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Rabies kitten prompts French warning

Friday, November 1st 2013, 12:59

French authorities warn of a rabies threat after a cat dies of the disease previously thought to have been eliminated from the country.
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VIDEO: French footballers threaten strike

Friday, November 1st 2013, 8:12

French football clubs are threatening to strike unless they are granted exemption from a 75% "super tax" on anyone earning more than one million euros a year.
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Nadal & Djokovic through in Paris

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 23:02
related places: Paris

Top seed Rafael Nadal, second seed Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters.
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Row over Le Pen hostage comments

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 21:44
related countries: Niger Niger

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen sparks criticism over comments on the appearance of the four French hostages freed in Niger.
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Hollande resists football tax threat

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 19:49

France's President Hollande says he will stick to a 75% tax on high-earners, despite pressure from football clubs to drop it.
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Elysee chef dishes up leaders' likes

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 19:11

The retiring head chef of the Elysee Palace spills the beans on the eating habits of French presidents.
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Federer through to ATP Tour Finals

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 6:44

Roger Federer qualifies for the season-ending World Tour Finals with victory over Kevin Anderson at the Paris Masters.
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VIDEO: Tearful homecoming for French hostages

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 19:47
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Paris

Four French hostages seized by gunmen linked to Al Qaeda in Niger have arrived safely back in Paris.
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Qatar removes Zidane headbutt statue

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 16:50
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A statue of French footballer Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt is removed from the Corniche in the Qatari capital weeks after being installed.
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French hostages home from Niger

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 13:54
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Paris

Four Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger three years ago arrive in Paris, amid reports that government claims that no ransom was paid are wrong.
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Froome wins prestigious Velo d'Or

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 10:57

Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome wins the prestigious Velo d'Or award as the best rider of 2013.
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French hostages freed in Niger

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Niger Niger

Four French hostages kidnapped by an al-Qaeda group in Niger in 2010 leave the country on a French government plane bound for Paris, reports say.
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VIDEO: Baby discovered in France car boot

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 15:43

A couple has been arrested after a malnourished and underdeveloped baby girl was found in the boot of a car in France's Dordogne region on Sunday.
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Thirteen die as storm crosses Europe

Monday, October 28th 2013, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dover

A storm battering north-western Europe kills at least 13 people - six of them in Germany - as transport is severely disrupted.
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Baby found in car boot in France

Monday, October 28th 2013, 17:40

A couple is arrested after a malnourished and underdeveloped baby girl was found in the boot of a car in France's Dordogne region on Sunday.
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Gucci owner sees share price fall

Friday, October 25th 2013, 11:05

Shares in French luxury and retail firm Kering fall 3.6% after its Gucci fashion brand posts its weakest quarterly sales growth for four years.
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EU leaders seek US spying talks

Friday, October 25th 2013, 7:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Brussels, Eu

Germany and France are to seek talks with the US to settle a row over spying, as espionage claims continue to overshadow an EU summit in Brussels.
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VIDEO: The wild abandoned railway in Paris

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 23:15
related places: Paris

The wild abandoned railway in the centre of Paris
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VIDEO: Ex-US diplomat: 'France spied on me'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright has alleged France eavesdropped on her in the 1990s.
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'Large' military operation in Mali

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 15:45
related countries: Mali Mali

French, Malian and UN forces have launched a "large-scale" operation in Mali to prevent a resurgence of "terrorist movements", France's military says.
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French clubs to strike over tax row

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 12:49

French clubs in the top two divisions will go on strike for four days in November in protest at 'super taxes'.
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VIDEO: Asterix sets off on new adventures

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 5:28

After selling millions of books about his previous adventures, the famous French cartoon hero Asterix the Gaul is getting ready for his next journey.
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Tour's UK start a privilege - Froome

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 14:31

The 2014 Tour de France, which begins in Yorkshire, will include five mountain finishes and only one individual time-trial.
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French bust 'vintage wine scam'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 10:01

French police say they have broken up a scam in which fake bottles of vintage Burgundy were sold, netting fraudsters up to 2m euros ($2.75m; £1.7m).
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