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North Korea missile 'as close as 100km' to Air France flight

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 17:41
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Paris, Tokyo

A flight from Tokyo to Paris passed the site where the missile would land about 10 minutes later.
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Neymar: Barcelona say Paris St-Germain target has paid his buyout clause

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 17:12
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona forward Neymar successfully pays his buyout clause of 222m euros (£200m), the Spanish club say.
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Brittany crepe catastrophe leads to police callout

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 8:24

Two women who felt their crepes did not have enough sugar threatened to smash up the French cafe.
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Neymar: Paris St-Germain must pay £198m 'in full' to sign Barcelona forward

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 15:41

Barcelona tell Paris St-Germain they must pay a world record 222m euro (£198m) fee "in full" before Neymar can join them.
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French dig unearths 'little Pompeii' near Lyon

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 9:18
related places: Lyon, Roman

An archaeologist says the Roman find by the River Rhone is the most significant in half a century.
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Olympic Games: Los Angeles agrees to host in 2028

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 3:12
related places: Paris

Los Angeles officially declares its candidature for the 2028 Olympic games, leaving Paris to stage the 2024 edition.
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Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon and star of Jules et Jim, dies at 89

Monday, July 31st 2017, 11:18

The screen icon appeared in films like Jules et Jim, Moderato Cantabile and Viva Maria!.
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Hot air balloon 'record broken' in France

Sunday, July 30th 2017, 15:35

Enthusiasts in France claim they've flown 456 hot air balloons from an air base in France.
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Laurianne Rossi, French MP, punched in Paris market

Sunday, July 30th 2017, 14:31
related places: Paris

Laurianne Rossi says her attacker expressed anger at President Macron's policies.
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George Clooney 'to sue' over twins' photos

Saturday, July 29th 2017, 11:50

George Clooney threatens to sue French magazine Voici for publishing photos of his newborn twins.
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EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum 'hotspots' in Libya

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 12:02
related countries: Libya Libya

President Macron says this could stop people not eligible for asylum from "taking crazy risks".
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Tourists flee raging wildfires across French Riviera

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 15:00

Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say.
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France wildfires force mass evacuation

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 12:34

Wildfires in south-eastern France force the evacuation of 10,000 people during the night, officials say.
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France wildfires: British holidaymaker describes ordeal

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 8:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lisa Minot is one of many tourists evacuated overnight from a campsite in south-eastern France because of raging wildfires.
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Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 17:10

The rivals also express commitment to holding elections in efforts hailed by France as "historic".
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France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 7:16

They say the town of Séméac, in south-western France, will be unable to cope with the newcomers.
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French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children

Monday, July 24th 2017, 12:20

The French philosopher, who wrote a book called Praise of Risk, dies trying to save two children.
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French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage in concert

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 9:10

Barbara Weldens collapses mid-concert with one report suggesting she was electrocuted.
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Tour de France legs: Pawel Poljanski sends internet into meltdown

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 12:47

Pawel Poljanski shared the snap of his veiny legs on Instagram after the 16th stage of the race.
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French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 11:09

Gen Pierre de Villiers resigns after a public clash with President Macron over the defence budget.
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Paris swimming ban lifted

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 16:41

Parisians no longer have to travel to the coast to take a swim in the open air.
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Wildfires rage across Europe

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 17:47
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Firefighters have been tackling blazes in France, Italy and Croatia.
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Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Paris

The Israeli PM joins President Macron to commemorate a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France.
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Rapper ScHoolboy Q rants at United Airlines as dog misplaced

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 18:45

ScHoolboy Q's French bulldog puppy is switched during a stopover and flown to Chicago instead.
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Trump joins Macron for Paris Bastille Day parade

Friday, July 14th 2017, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

The US president was guest of honour for Bastille Day, with US troops joining French counterparts.
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Trump in Paris: Compliments and a hint of compromise

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 22:06
related places: Paris

The tough talk on climate change and terror was replaced by compliments and a hint of compromise.
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Macron's wife 'in such good shape' - Donald Trump

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 21:07
related countries: United States United States

The US president told France's first lady, Brigitte Macron, she looked beautiful and complimented her figure.
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Nice attack: Paris Match ordered not to republish photos

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 18:50

A year after the murder of 86 people, Paris Match magazine publishes CCTV images of the attack.
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Trump hints at climate deal shift in Paris talks

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 18:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Speaking alongside his French counterpart, the US president told reporters "something could happen".
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Olivier Tébily: Ivory Coast footballer on making Cognac

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 6:56
related places: Cognac

Former Ivory Coast and Premier League footballer Olivier Tébily on becoming France's first African Cognac maker.
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Two revolutionaries

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 23:19
related places: Paris

France's Emmanuel Macron reaches out to President Trump, welcoming him to Paris for Bastille Day.
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Grégory Villemin case: Former French judge found dead

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 12:47

Jean-Michel Lambert admitted mistakes in investigating the 1984 killing of a four-year-old boy.
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Clint Eastwood casts actual heroes in train attack film

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 12:00
related places: Paris

Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone will play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris.
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Olympics in 2024 & 2028: Paris & Los Angeles get Games as IOC backs dual host announcement

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 18:32
related places: Paris

Paris and Los Angeles are set to stage the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games - provided they can agree on who should go first.
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Benzema wins breakthrough in French sex tape case

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 15:14
related countries: Spain Spain

A French court backs the Real Madrid footballer as he fights to have a blackmail case thrown out.
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Paris flooding: Record rainfall hits French capital

Monday, July 10th 2017, 11:09
related places: Paris

A storm unleashes the heaviest July rainfall on record in the French capital.
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G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 19:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

A statement at the G20 summit says the Paris accord is "irreversible" but the US forces compromise.
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France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 15:13
related places: Paris

After Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, France doubles down on pollution.
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France teenager's exam polemic fails to impress markers

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 15:34

The French history student shunned the exam questions and wrote on a subject close to their heart.
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French MP Laetitia Avia counters cab-driver 'bite' claim

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 14:50

Laetitia Avia says she was scared by the cab-driver's behaviour and tried to defend herself.
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France's Simone Veil honoured with Pantheon burial

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 13:43

President Macron gives late politician one of France's highest honours - a place in the Pantheon.
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Emmanuel Macron aboard France's nuclear submarine

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 22:57

The president reportedly took part in a simulated underwater missile launch in the Atlantic.
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Second woman injured by exploding cream dispenser in France

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 16:40

A woman is hit by an exploding cream dispenser, days after a similar device killed a French blogger.
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Macron seeks to cut number of France MPs by a third

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 15:16
related places: Versailles

France's president promises to lead the nation on a "radical new path", in a speech at Versailles.
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Emmanuel Macron: Man charged with plotting to kill French president

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 13:35

The suspected far-right extremist wanted to carry out an attack on Bastille Day, investigators say.
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Avignon shooting: Eight injured near French mosque

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 4:14

Two suspects opened fire on people in front of a mosque, but officials have ruled out terrorism.
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Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins sprint finish with Mark Cavendish fourth

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 19:20

Marcel Kittel wins the second stage of the Tour de France as Geraint Thomas retains the yellow jersey and Mark Cavendish finishes fourth.
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Hostages shown in al-Qaeda Mali video as Macron flies in

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 14:28

The video is released as French President Emmanuel Macron visits to support anti-militant efforts.
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Iran to sign gas deal with France's Total and China's CNPC

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 11:27
related countries: China China

It is the biggest foreign deal since most economic sanctions on the country were lifted in 2016.
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France's Marine Le Pen charged over funding scandal

Friday, June 30th 2017, 15:33

France's far-right leader faces allegations European parliament cash was wrongly paid to party staff.
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Simone Veil: French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

Friday, June 30th 2017, 10:32

The Holocaust survivor and politician led the campaign to legalise abortion in France.
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Paris mosque: Man held after 'trying to ram crowd with vehicle'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 21:33

Barriers protected the building in the Créteil suburb and the suspect was arrested.
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Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 15:01
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Paris

This year's G20 summit is to focus on furthering the Paris climate deal, which Mr Trump opposes.
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Tour cyclist Jan Bakelants sorry for 'condom' jibe

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 14:45

Jan Bakelants made an "inappropriate" remark about women who present prizes at the Tour de France.
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How Gandhi's last day was photographed

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 0:51

French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson took the last photos of Gandhi before his assassination.
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Trump to attend Bastille Day celebrations in France

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 16:10
related countries: United States United States

Mr Trump will again meet Emmanuel Macron, who accused him of a "not innocent" handshake last month.
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France general 'took fighter jet for weekends'

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 9:51
related places: Bordeaux

The officer is accused of flying the Alpha jet from Bordeaux to his property in the south of France.
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French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 16:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK.
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Look at this amazing basketball court - and other awesome sports venues

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 13:54
related places: Paris, This

This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise standard suburb of Paris.
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Vietnam blogger Pham Minh Hoang deported to France

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 11:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

French-Vietnamese dissident blogger Pham Minh Hoang loses his birth nationality and is deported.
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Mosul battle: Third journalist dies after mine blast

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Veronique Robert was injured while reporting on an advance by Iraqi forces against IS militants.
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Chateau de Chambord: The garden that cost 3.5m euros

Saturday, June 24th 2017, 7:46
related places: Chambord, Chateau

France's Chateau de Chambord reopens after a renovation that was 14 years in the making.
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'Macronmania'?

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 16:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The French president makes his debut in Brussels, but it will take him more than smiles to succeed.
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Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 8:18

The popular Instagram figure was struck in the chest and died of a heart attack, French media say.
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Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 18:07

Centrist leader François Bayrou is the latest to resign as the president finalises his cabinet team.
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Sylvie Goulard: Macron's defence minister resigns

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 13:17
related places: Eu

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard resigns as her party is investigated over EU funding.
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Mosul battle: Mine blast kills French and Iraqi journalists

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 9:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Stephan Villeneuve and Bakhtiyar Haddad were embedded with Iraqi forces battling IS militants.
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Champs-Elysees attack car 'had guns and gas' - Paris police

Monday, June 19th 2017, 21:35
related places: Champs, Paris

The driver died but nobody else was injured in the incident, French officials say.
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French election: Macron team complete rout with Assembly win

Monday, June 19th 2017, 13:32

The French president celebrates election victory in a vote that sees a record number of women elected.
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France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority

Monday, June 19th 2017, 5:17

The French president now has a strong mandate to pursue his pro-EU, business-friendly reforms.
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Conquest complete

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 19:47

The BBC's Hugh Schofield ponders what might lie ahead for France's man-on-the-move.
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French voter turnout falls sharply in second round

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 15:25

Turnout is sharply down in France's second round vote as President Macron seeks a strong mandate.
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Turbulence on Paris-China flight injures 26

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 11:41
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Passengers suffered broken bones and scalp injuries on the China Eastern Airlines flight.
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Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 9:19

Ivan Fandino caught his feet in his cloak and was gored during a festival.
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Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 5:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

One of the dead has been identified as a French woman who was working in the capital Bogotá.
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France's Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet knocked out while campaigning

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 15:37
related places: Paris

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet fell and hit her head after a man threw leaflets in her face in Paris.
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Gregory Villemin: Three held in 1984 French child murder mystery

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 18:25

Police detain a woman and a couple in their 70s, three decades after a crime that horrified France.
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Paris catacombs: Missing boys rescued after three days

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 14:21

The teenagers were suffering from hypothermia when they were found in the underground tunnels.
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French equality minister Schiappa ridiculed for Paris no-go visit

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 11:51
related places: Paris

When the new sexual equality minister visited a notorious area of Paris it seemed a good idea.
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Have A Nice Day, Chinese gangster animation, blocked in France

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 10:05
related countries: China China

The creators of the animated movie say they hope it will still run in cinemas at home.
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Macron says EU door remains open to UK

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

The French president says the EU is open to a change of heart from the UK over Brexit.
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Brexit: EU 'open' to change of heart, say France and Germany

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 19:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France's president says the option of the UK staying in the EU remains, until Brexit talks conclude.
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French Spiderman climbs skyscraper without harness

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 12:51

French Spiderman climbed the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel without a safety harness.
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French soldier jailed for molesting girls in Burkina Faso

Monday, June 12th 2017, 20:50
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

The soldier filmed the assaults on two girls aged three and five - but left the camera behind.
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France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

Monday, June 12th 2017, 9:33

France's leader is set for a parliamentary majority but rivals warn about giving him too much power.
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French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win the tournament for a 10th time

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 16:17
related countries: Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland

Spain's Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title by beating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 in the men's singles final.
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Notre-Dame attack: Farid Ikken appears in Paris court

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 2:11
related places: Paris

He is charged with attempted murder of law enforcement officials and association with terrorists.
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French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 16:16
related countries: Romania Romania

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko becomes the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933 with a thrilling 4-6 6-4 6-3 win against Romania's Simona Halep.
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Turkey to deport French photographer Mathias Depardon

Friday, June 9th 2017, 15:22

Activists criticised the detention of Mathias Depardon, accused of links with Kurdish militants.
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French rail drama as actor mistaken for terrorist on TGV

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 9:46

When a French train conductor heard the English words "gun" and "weapon", he feared the worst.
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Paris attack: Notre-Dame assailant identified

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 14:58
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Notre-Dame

Farid Ikken, 40, an Algerian journalist and PhD student, is named as the man who attacked a policeman.
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French Open 2017: Novak Djokovic loses to Dominic Thiem in quarter-finals

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 12:18
related countries: Austria Austria

Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after losing to Austrian Dominic Thiem but Rafael Nadal is through to the last four.
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