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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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Serena books place in Paris quarters

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 13:41
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Serena Williams remains on course to land her second French Open title after beating Roberta Vinci in the last 16.
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Djokovic thrashes Dimitrov in Paris

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 19:25
related countries: Italy Italy

Novak Djokovic avenges his Madrid defeat by Grigor Dimitrov as he beats the Bulgarian in straight sets at the French Open.
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Wiggins to return stronger - Roche

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 15:38
related places: Roche

Bradley Wiggins can return stronger after pulling out of the Tour de France, says 1987 winner Stephen Roche.
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Marine Le Pen faces racism charges

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 8:18

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen could face racism charges as her immunity as an MEP is lifted, the BBC learns.
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Russia expert fled over 'jail fear'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 22:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Leading Russian economist Sergei Guriev tells the BBC he has fled to France because he feared losing his freedom on trumped-up accusations.
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Man charged over soldier stabbing

Friday, May 31st 2013, 21:43
related places: Paris

Judges in France charge a man with "attempted murder linked to a terrorist enterprise" after a soldier was stabbed in a district near Paris.
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Wiggins ruled out of Tour de France

Friday, May 31st 2013, 16:52

Sir Bradley Wiggins is ruled out of the Tour de France because of the illness and injury he suffered at the Giro d'Italia.
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French Open schedule a joke - Nadal

Friday, May 31st 2013, 16:14

Rafael Nadal calls the French Open scheduling "unfair" and "a joke" after his second-round victory over Martin Klizan.
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Nadal and Federer progress in Paris

Friday, May 31st 2013, 14:21
related places: Paris

Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal and 2009 winner Roger Federer advance at Roland Garros.
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VIDEO: 'Co-ordination needed for growth'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 1:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu, Paris

German chancellor Angela Merkel calls for greater co-ordination of economic policy among EU nations, at a meeting with the French president in Paris.
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Leonardo banned for nine months

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 23:01

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo is banned for nine months for pushing a referee.
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Djokovic sweeps into third round

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 18:55

Novak Djokovic beats Guido Pella to set up an intriguing third-round clash against Grigor Dimitrov at the French Open.
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Monaco close in on striker Falcao

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Monaco's owner Vadim Vasilyev says the club are closing in on a deal for Atletico Madrid's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.
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VIDEO: France sells off presidential wine

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 5:44

The French presidency is to auction off part of its famous wine cellar for the first time.
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Federer, Serena & Monfils post wins

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles

Roger Federer and Serena Williams make round three with easy wins, while Gael Monfils secures another fine victory.
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VIDEO: First gay couple marry in France

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:54

Two men have become the first gay couple to wed in France, just days after President Francois Hollande signed the same-sex marriage bill into law.
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First gay couple married in France

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:23

France's first gay wedding takes place amid tight security, just days after the controversial same-sex marriage bill was signed into law.
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Man 'admits French soldier stabbing'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 14:28
related places: Paris

A suspect arrested over the stabbing of a French soldier in Paris admits the attack and was probably acting on "religious ideology", prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: France set for first gay wedding

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:51

France is preparing for its first same sex marriage on Wednesday - 24 hours after the legislation was officially made law.
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Battling Watson loses on return

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Heather Watson loses in three sets to Stefanie Voegele in the French Open first round to end British interest in the singles.
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VIDEO: Man held over Paris soldier attack

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 8:53
related places: Paris

French police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a knife attack on a soldier near Paris on Saturday, officials say.
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Algeria child-selling doctor jailed

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 17:22
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

An Algerian doctor is sentenced in Algiers to 12 years for kidnapping children born to single mothers and selling them in France for adoption.
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Watson's opening match postponed

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:59
related places: Paris

Heather Watson's first-round match at the French Open is postponed until Wednesday because of rain in Paris.
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Coronavirus death reported in France

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:49

A patient infected with the novel coronavirus has died in France, according to the health ministry, after travelling in Dubai.
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French consumer confidence falls

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:24

French consumer confidence fell sharply in May, to its lowest level in nearly five years, a survey has indicated.
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EU struggles over Syria arms embargo

Monday, May 27th 2013, 20:09
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU foreign ministers are struggling to find agreement over whether to ease the arms embargo on Syria, with talks expected to continue into the evening.
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Algeria 'child traffickers' on trial

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:13
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

Thirteen people go on trial in Algiers, accused of trafficking an unknown number of children to France for a sum of money.
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Nadal survives early scare in Paris

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:01
related places: Paris

Rafael Nadal recovers from a set down to begin his French Open title defence with victory over Daniel Brands.
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Key unlocks French murder case

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:46

A key found on a murder victim enables French police to identify the man nearly two years after his body was found.
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Robson falls meekly to Wozniacki

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:09

Britain's Laura Robson suffers a straight-sets defeat by Caroline Wozniacki in the French Open first round.
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Club Med investors in takeover bid

Monday, May 27th 2013, 10:58

French holiday firm Club Med looks set to be taken over by two of its shareholders in a deal that values the company at 541m euros (£463m; $700m).
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VIDEO: Low prices draw Chinese to UK

Monday, May 27th 2013, 7:41
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Big name brands and designer labels are attracting Chinese visitors to Britain for their holidays, but the UK is still lagging behind France, Italy and Germany.
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Big anti-gay-marriage rally in Paris

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:31

Tens of thousands of protesters opposing France's new same-sex marriage law march in Paris, with nearly 100 arrests reported after scuffles.
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Lesbian drama wins top Cannes prize

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 19:08
related places: Cannes

Blue is the Warmest Colour, an intimate love story about two young French women, wins the Palme d'Or at a ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Serena and Federer win Paris openers

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 14:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Paris

Serena Williams opens French Open bid with victory over Anna Tatishvili as Roger Federer beats Pablo Carreno-Busta.
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'Open race' for top Cannes prize

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 13:51
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Cannes

Films about New York folk singers, young lesbian lovers and a tangled French-Iranian family are among the top contenders for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
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Paris knifing treated as terrorism

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 10:26
related places: La Defense, Paris

French anti-terrorist investigators are handling the case of a soldier stabbed while on duty in a Paris suburb, prosecutors confirm.
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French soldier stabbed near Paris

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 21:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack after a soldier was killed in London on Wednesday.
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Beckham's career is officially over

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 14:52
related places: Lorient

David Beckham's 20-year playing career ends after he is not named in Paris St-Germain's squad to play Lorient.
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French army in major Mali pullout

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 11:33
related countries: Mali Mali

France begins a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out of the north.
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IMF chief Lagarde made key witness

Friday, May 24th 2013, 20:28

A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead.
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Vatican punishes Freemason priest

Friday, May 24th 2013, 17:06

A Roman Catholic parish priest at an elite French ski resort is stripped of his functions for refusing to renounce Freemasonry.
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Robson to face Wozniacki in Paris

Friday, May 24th 2013, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British number one Laura Robson faces former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the French Open first round.
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Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine

Friday, May 24th 2013, 1:12
related countries: Niger Niger

Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say.
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Englishisms in France: Readers' franglais favourites

Friday, May 24th 2013, 0:08

The English phrases readers love to hear spoken by the French
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French court questions IMF chief

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 19:45
related places: Paris

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is grilled by judges in Paris over a big payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
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French ex-leader reveals panda story

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 16:49
related places: Estaing

Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing reveals he was once jumped on by a panda when he dared himself to enter its cage.
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French singer Georges Moustaki dies

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:52

Georges Moustaki, the French singer and composer who wrote Edith Piaf's 1958 hit song, Milord, dies aged 79.
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French composer Dutilleux dies at 97

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:11
related places: Paris

Henri Dutilleux, one of France's leading 20th Century composers, has died in Paris at the age of 97, his family announce.
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Dominique Venner's shock 'gesture'

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:08

France reacts to far-right author's suicide
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Notre-Dame suicide a 'political act'

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 11:05
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says a suicide in Notre-Dame Cathedral was "political", in a remark condemned by the ruling party.
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Is the English language conquering France?

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 9:30

Is the English language conquering France?
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Suicide inside Notre-Dame de Paris

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 1:40
related places: Notre-Dame, Paris

A far-right historian shoots himself dead inside the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in the French capital in front of some 1,500 people.
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Algeria's Bouteflika 'improving'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 12:11
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

Algeria's prime minister denies rumours that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seriously ill, saying he is "improving every day" in Paris after suffering a mini-stroke in April.
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'No proof' Israel shot Gaza child

Monday, May 20th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli government investigation concludes a French news report in 2000, which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child, was baseless.
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Briton held over children's deaths

Monday, May 20th 2013, 2:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, media reports say.
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PSG boss Ancelotti asks to leave

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid target Carlo Ancelotti asks to leave Paris St-Germain but is told by the club's president "it is not possible".
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Disgraced French minister bows out

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 14:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A French government minister who quit over revelations of his undeclared Swiss bank account says he will not stand again for election.
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Pedrosa claims French GP victory

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dani Pedrosa wins French Grand Prix as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second for his best-ever MotoGP result.
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VIDEO: David Beckham's emotional farewell

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 2:42

Emotional David Beckham plays last home match at Paris Saint-Germain.
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VIDEO: France gay marriage signed into law

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 1:46

France's president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
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Marquez takes Le Mans MotoGP pole

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 13:43
related places: Le Mans

Marc Marquez clinches pole position after topping the qualifying session for Sunday's French MotoGP at Le Mans.
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Hollande signs gay marriage bill

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 8:24

President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
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Sharapova pulls out of Italian Open

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:27
related countries: Italy Italy

Maria Sharapova's preparations for the French Open suffer a setback after she withdraws from the Italian Open because of illness.
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Wiggins forced to quit Giro d'Italia

Friday, May 17th 2013, 7:19

Tour de France and Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from the Giro d'Italia because of illness.
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Man kills himself in Paris school

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:32
related places: Paris

A man in his 50s has shot himself in front of a dozen children at a primary school close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, French officials say.
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Hollande: Europe's identity at risk

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:03

France's President Hollande says recession is "threatening the very identity of Europe", speaking at a televised news conference.
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VIDEO: Francois Hollande's tough first year

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 21:48

Exactly one year after Francois Hollande took office as French President, the country has entered its second recession in four years.
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French farms feeling the pinch

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 16:53

French agriculture starts to feel pinch from deteriorating economy
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French economy returns to recession

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 15:45

France has entered its second recession in four years after the economy shrank by 0.2% in the first quarter of the year, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Clashes mar PSG celebrations

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 14:32
related places: Paris

Clashes between football fans and riot police in Paris have left 30 people injured following unrest among Paris St-Germain supporters.
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Violence mars PSG title celebrations

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 10:28

Celebrations marking Paris Saint-Germain's first French football league title in 19 years are marred by clashes between fans and hundreds of police.
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France mulls tax on internet devices

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:30

The French government considers introducing a "culture tax" on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.
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PSG want Beckham even if he retires

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:17

Paris St-Germain want David Beckham to continue at the club next season, even if he decides to retire from playing.
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French cinema seduces the Brits

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 7:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How British audiences are falling for French films
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France and Germany: A tale of two countries

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 0:44
related countries: Germany Germany

France and Germany now see the world through different lenses
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PSG block Real move for Ancelotti

Monday, May 13th 2013, 16:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Paris St-Germain block Real Madrid's move for Carlo Ancelotti as speculation increases about Jose Mourinho's future.
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