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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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Wiggins remains in charge of Tour

Monday, July 16th 2012, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo wins stage 15 of the Tour de France as Britain's Bradley Wiggins retains the yellow jersey.
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Tour stage 14 marred by sabotage

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:46

Bradley Wiggins keeps his Tour de France lead after stage 14, which is blighted by a series of punctures.
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Madonna faces swastika lawsuit

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 13:46

France's National Front is to sue Madonna after an image at her concert showed a swastika on party leader Marine Le Pen's face.
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Wiggins to break GB Tour record

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 15:00

Bradley Wiggins will become the first Briton to wear the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey for a seventh time on Sunday.
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Candles lit for avalanche victims

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:44

A memorial service is held in the ski resort of Chamonix for nine climbers killed in Thursday's avalanche in the French Alps.
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In pictures: Bastille Day parade

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:34
related places: Paris

Paris celebrates Bastille Day with traditional parade
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Wiggins team coach predicts win

Friday, July 13th 2012, 22:13

Bradley Wiggins will only be denied a Tour de France win by a crash or miraculous ride from a rival, says Sky coach Shane Sutton.
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UK avalanche death climbers named

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two friends from a North Yorkshire village are named as among the three Britons who died in Thursday's avalanche in the French Alps.
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Millar continues GB Tour success

Friday, July 13th 2012, 15:15

David Millar wins stage 12 of the Tour de France as fellow Briton Bradley Wiggins retains the race lead.
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'Warrant' for E Guinea head's son

Friday, July 13th 2012, 14:07
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

A French judge issues an arrest warrant for the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader on money-laundering charges, after he refuses to be interviewed by magistrates, reports say.
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Tributes paid to British climbers

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tributes are paid to three Britons, including one of the UK's most respected climbers, killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort of Chamonix.
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Quiz of the week's news

Friday, July 13th 2012, 0:09

Why does the Tour de France leader wear yellow?
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Climbers die in French avalanche

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 21:13

Nine climbers are killed in an avalanche near Chamonix in the French Alps, as police say those feared missing have been accounted for.
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UK climbers killed by avalanche

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 20:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A respected climber was among three Britons killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort of Chamonix, which left a total of nine dead.
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Britons fill top two Tour places

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome occupy the top two places in the Tour de France after stage 11.
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Peugeot Citroen to cut 8,000 jobs

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:04
related places: Paris

French carmaker Peugeot Citroen sets out plans to cut 8,000 jobs and close an assembly plant outside Paris as losses mount.
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Cancellara leaves Tour de France

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:17

Fabian Cancellara withdraws from the Tour de France at the 11th stage to be with his pregnant wife.
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I deserve Tour success - Wiggins

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 7:37

Bradley Wiggins says he deserves to be leading the Tour de France this year after facing further questioning about doping in the sport.
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Wiggins retains advantage in Tour

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:23

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins comfortably retains his lead of the Tour de France as Thomas Voeckler wins stage 10.
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Paris school hostage siege ends

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 18:43
related places: Paris

A man apparently brandishing a fake gun releases the last hostage he was holding at a French school on the outskirts of Paris and is himself captured.
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Tour cyclist faces doping claims

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:16

Tour de France team Cofidis suspend rider Remy di Gregorio after learning that he may have tried to use banned substances.
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VIDEO: Surrender of Paris school 'gunman'

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 12:46
related places: Paris

Cameras catch the moment a man suspected of holding hostage a parent at a school in Paris is detained by the police.
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Martin makes Tour de France exit

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 10:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Injured Tony Martin, one of Bradley Wiggins' main rivals for Olympic gold, quits the Tour de France to prepare for London 2012.
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Wiggins' joy tempered by caution

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 8:05

Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins says he is in a "fantastic position" in the race but remains wary of rival Cadel Evans.
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VIDEO: Jellyfish 'weather forecast' on its way

Monday, July 9th 2012, 23:27

Authorities in the French Riviera are trying to warn beach-goers when jellyfish may strike.
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Wiggins strengthens grip on Tour

Monday, July 9th 2012, 15:43

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins wins the stage nine time trial to strengthen his grip on the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey.
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Fury at Toulouse killer broadcast

Monday, July 9th 2012, 10:11
related places: Toulouse

French police investigate how a TV channel came to broadcast recordings of conversations between the Islamist killer Mohamed Merah and police.
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Wiggins anger at doping critics

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:55

Bradley Wiggins hits out at critics on Twitter who suggest riders must take drugs to win the Tour de France.
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VIDEO: WWI graves ruined as peace marked

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 19:20
related countries: Germany Germany

The graves of 40 German soldiers who died during World War I have been vandalised at a military cemetery in northern France, officials say.
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Wiggins retains overall Tour lead

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 15:33

Bradley Wiggins retains the overall lead in the Tour de France as French youngster Thibaut Pinot takes a superb win on stage eight.
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WWI graves ruined as peace marked

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Paris

The gravestones of German soldiers who died in World War I are desecrated in France, as Paris and Berlin mark 50 years of post-war reconciliation.
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Caves shed light on France at war

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 1:33

French battlefield memories etched in stone
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Hollande plans new 'genocide law'

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 23:23
related countries: Armenia Armenia

French President Francois Hollande says he plans a new law punishing denial that the 1915-16 killing of Armenians was genocide.
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Wiggins takes Tour yellow jersey

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 15:31

Bradley Wiggins takes the overall lead in the Tour de France as fellow Briton and Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins stage seven.
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Gay beats Gatlin in Paris clash

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Tyson Gay beats Justin Gatlin in the Paris Diamond League 100m while Britain's Dai Greene sets a new personal best in the 400m hurdles.
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Defection 'hard blow' for Syria

Friday, July 6th 2012, 18:39
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian general close to President Assad has defected, "hitting the regime hard", France says, as the US suggests insiders are "voting with their feet".
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Sagan triumphs after Tour pile-up

Friday, July 6th 2012, 15:36

Slovakian Peter Sagan beats Andre Greipel in a sprint finish after a major crash affects leading contenders on stage six in Metz.
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Cameron set for Hollande talks

Friday, July 6th 2012, 15:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron will hold talks with French President Francois Hollande in London on Tuesday, No 10 confirms.
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Peugeot shares fall on poor sales

Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:04

Shares in French car giant Peugeot lose 6% after the company reported a 13% fall in first half sales.
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Russia and China pressed on Syria

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:48
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges allies at a meeting on Syria to call on Russia and China to end their support for the Assad regime.
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Air France pilots 'lost control'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 20:02

Technical failure and human error led to the loss of an Air France flight over the Atlantic in June 2009, according to the final report into the crash.
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Cavendish outsprinted by Greipel

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:33
related places: Rouen, Saint-Quentin

Mark Cavendish is well beaten by Andre Greipel in a sprint finish in the fifth stage of the Tour de France.
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France CEO probed over suicides

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 23:15

Former chief executive of France Telecom Didier Lombard is placed under formal investigation over a spate of suicides among staff at the company.
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Murray through to Wimbledon semis

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 19:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes David Ferrer in four sets to seal a Wimbledon semi-final against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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Cavendish crashes as Greipel wins

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 16:41

Mark Cavendish is denied his second stage win of the Tour de France when he falls in a crash late during the fourth stage.
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France finds it hard to shed corrupt image

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:54

The whiff of corruption still dogs French politics
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France unveils 7bn-euro tax rise

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:07

French President Francois Hollande announces plans to raise taxes on business and wealthiest households by 7.2bn euros.
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French police search Sarkozy home

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 22:54

French police search the home and office of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy over allegations of wrongdoing relating to campaign financing.
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VIDEO: Police search Sarkozy premises

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 21:01

Police have carried out searches of the home and offices of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a campaign financing probe.
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France to tackle 'crushing debt'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 20:23

French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault calls on the French people to rally behind efforts to tackle a "crushing" debt crisis in a speech to parliament.
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Sagan earns his second stage win

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 17:01

Peter Sagan follows up his first-stage victory on Sunday by winning the third stage of the Tour de France.
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Cavendish takes 21st Tour victory

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:08

Mark Cavendish powers to victory in second stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish in Tournai.
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La Barbe: France's bearded feminists

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 23:53

The French feminists fighting inequality with fake beards
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Sagan claims debut Tour victory

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 20:48
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Slovak Peter Sagan wins the first stage of the Tour de France from Liege to Seraing ahead of yellow-jersey holder Fabian Cancellara.
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Gunman attacks French nightclub

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 15:30
related places: Lille

Police in the French city of Lille are hunting a gunman who shot dead two people and injured five at a nightclub after being turned away.
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Breathalyser law on French roads

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 9:14

A new law comes into force in France making it compulsory for drivers to carry a breathalyser kit, in a move aimed at cutting drink-driving accidents.
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Blanc leaves job as France boss

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 17:01

Laurent Blanc leaves his job as manager of the French national team after his contract comes to an end.
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Wiggins thwarted in Tour prologue

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 16:39

Fabian Cancellara again proves his brilliance in the Tour de France prologue to push Bradley Wiggins into second place.
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Wiggins - I'm enjoying best form

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British rider Bradley Wiggins says he is in the best form of his life ahead of the Tour de France and is enjoying the media interest.
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Armstrong is charged over doping

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:43

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is charged with using performance-enhancing drugs by the USADA.
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Evans prepared for Wiggins battle

Friday, June 29th 2012, 17:10

Defending champion Cadel Evans says he is ready for a "battle" with Tour de France rival Bradley Wiggins.
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Vivendi boss leaving over dispute

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 18:41

The boss of French media and telecoms group Vivendi is quitting his job following a dispute with his board over the company's future strategy.
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Veolia's £1.2bn UK water arm sale

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

French utility Veolia Environnement sold its regulated UK water business for £1.24bn ($1.92bn) in a deal aimed at reducing its debts.
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VIDEO: Minitel: The rise and fall of the France-wide web

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 4:44

France is switching off its groundbreaking Minitel service which brought online banking, travel reservations, and porn to millions of users in the 1980s.
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Nasri apologises to France fans

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:17
related countries: Spain Spain

France midfielder Samir Nasri apologises to supporters over his row with a journalist after losing to Spain.
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France makes pledge to Suu Kyi

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 23:45
related countries: Burma Burma

French President Francois Hollande promises that his country will do all it can to support Burma's transition to democracy as he meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Paris.
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Germany v France: The euro's next battle?

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 23:24

Could closer ties blow the eurozone apart?
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Cavendish targets double success

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 18:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Britain's Mark Cavendish aims to help team-mate Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France before claiming Olympic gold for himself in London.
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Arsenal complete Giroud signing

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 15:21
related places: Montpellier

Arsenal complete the signing of Montpellier's France international striker Olivier Giroud for a reported fee of £12m.
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France are flawed, says Domenech

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 10:05

Raymond Domenech says France's Euro 2012 performance was weak and that some players' displays were "inexcusable".
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Eurozone crisis: The European divide

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 9:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany differ over EU political union
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VIDEO: Afghan university lessons in English?

Monday, June 25th 2012, 12:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, thinks it is in the country's best interest to educate students of science and engineering in English, French or German.
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VIDEO: France and England replay history

Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Sporting history is being recreated with a cricket match between England and France, 112 years after the two teams played at the Olympic Games in Paris.
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Nasri rows with French journalist

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 10:23
related countries: Spain Spain

France midfielder Samir Nasri gets into a heated row with a journalist after France's Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat by Spain.
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Spain 2-0 France

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 21:11
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Spain waltz past a feeble France side in Donetsk to set up a Euro 2012 semi-final meeting with Portugal.
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Doping charges stale - Armstrong

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 22:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says a US Anti-Doping Agency review board should dismiss "stale" allegations.
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VIDEO: Europe's largest Buddhist temple to open

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 16:56
related places: Paris

Situated just outside paris, Europe's largest Buddhist temple is set to open its doors.
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