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Aukus pact: France and US seek to mend rift

The deal caused outrage in France, which lost a contract to build submarines for Australia.

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A year in Calais: One migrant’s year-long attempt to cross the Channel

The BBC followed Iranian migrant Alex, as he tried to cross from France to the UK with a smuggler.

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US-UK-Australia pact delivers France some hard truths

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield assesses the harsh realities for France after Australia’s US-UK deal.

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Paris attacks trial: Abdeslam blames France for bombing IS

Salah Abdeslam shocks his trial, describing the bomb and gun attacks as “nothing personal”.

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World War Two: The forgotten Indian soldiers of Dunkirk

Some 300 Indian soldiers were evacuated from the coast of France during a pivotal moment in World War Two.

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Venice Film Festival: Abortion drama wins top prize

Audrey Diwan’s Happening is set in 1960s France but comes amid debate over strict new laws in Texas.

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Paris attacks 2015: Accused complains of conditions

Salah Abdeslam and 19 other defendants are accused of involvement in France’s worst post-WWII attack.

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French film great Jean-Paul Belmondo dies at 88

Star of Breathless, Jean-Paul Belmondo was one of France’s most popular actors.

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Tuna bounce back, but sharks in ‘desperate’ decline

Extinction list update reveals mixed news for marine life, as world conservation summit open in France.

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Sahel jihadists: West Africa faces up to policing its terror triangle

New tactics are being used in the fight against jihadists as Chad and France reduce their military roles.

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France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera

Firefighters clear campsites in the Var region as some 5,000 hectares are destroyed by fire.

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Tankus the Henge: Touring in France post-Brexit ‘a puzzle’

Band Tankus the Henge negotiates touring in France, their first trip there since Brexit rules were imposed.

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Team USA to face France in basketball final

Team USA will play France in the final of the men’s basketball as they chase their fourth consecutive gold medal.

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Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his love of Bugattis and Michael Jackson

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, tipped as Equatorial Guinea’s next leader, is under sanctions in the UK and France.

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Petrol bombs thrown at Cuban embassy in Paris

Cuba’s foreign ministry has released surveillance footage of the attack at its embassy in France.

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France receives remains of Napoleonic general from Russia

The one-legged skeleton of Charles-Étienne Gudin, who died of gangrene, was found in Russia in 2019.

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France in a fizz over Russia’s champagne label law

A law forcing French fizz makers to label their bottles as sparkling wine has left them bubbling.

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Tour de France spectator arrested over sign crash

The woman’s sign brought down dozens of cyclists during the first stage of the race on Saturday.

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French lesbians and single women to get IVF rights

After years of heated debate France extends fertility treatment to lesbians and single women.

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France elections: Tough lessons for presidential rivals

Fragmented politics and voter apathy: France’s regional elections are troubling for party leaders.

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France elections: Far-right National Rally loses key battleground states – poll

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally had hoped to win a regional powerbase ahead of next year’s election.

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Valérie Bacot: Freedom for abused French woman who killed husband

Valérie Bacot’s story of abuse shocked France, but she still served a year in jail.

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France’s young voters turned off by key regional election

Abstention rates were very high in the first round, so what will happen in Sunday’s run-offs?

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Tour champion Tadej Pogacar supporting cycling’s next generation

Tadej Pogacar was the youngest winner of the Tour de France since 1904 when he won last year’s race aged 21.

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French court dog helps soothe anxious victims of crime

How one Labrador has helped the victims of violent crime in southern France.

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Man loses hand in clashes at banned France rave

Five police officers were hurt as police tried to break up the party in the Brittany region.

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France to scale down West Africa military operations

French forces have been helping countries in the Sahel region to fight militants.

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France and Belgium loosen Covid restrictions for summer

Restaurants and bars have reopened to indoor guests, while rules on home-working are being eased.

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France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face

Two people are reportedly arrested after Emmanuel Macron was slapped as he tours France.

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British Normandy Memorial unveiled on 77th D-Day anniversary

The memorial in Ver-Sur-Mer, France, records the names of 22,442 servicemen and women who died.