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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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French Muslims in Ramadan dispute

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 12:56

A row erupts in France over the suspension of four sports instructors who kept the Ramadan fast while looking after children.
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Agnel storms to second gold medal

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

France's Yannick Agnel wins his second gold of the London Olympics in the men's 200 freestyle as American Ryan Lochte comes fourth.
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Madonna says boos 'not from fans'

Monday, July 30th 2012, 17:47
related places: Paris

Madonna says the angry reaction from some at her recent 45-minute show in Paris was from "thugs who were not my fans".
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Adlington earns GB bronze medal

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 20:29

Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington earns a bronze from lane eight as France's Camille Muffat wins gold in the women's 400m freestyle.
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Injured Mali leader returns home

Friday, July 27th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore arrives home after two months in Paris being treated for injuries he sustained when beaten up by protesters.
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Madonna booed over show length

Friday, July 27th 2012, 15:11
related places: Paris

Madonna fans vent their anger in Paris after she performs for just 45 minutes at a show where she celebrated her love for France's tolerance.
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Nasri gets three-match France ban

Friday, July 27th 2012, 13:49

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri receives a three-match ban from the France team after an incident at Euro 2012.
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Slump in Europe hits Renault

Friday, July 27th 2012, 7:17
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault says profits were hit by deteriorating demand in crisis-hit Europe during the first half of the year.
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French MPs reject expenses audit

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:45

Members of the French parliament throw out a proposal to audit their allowances as the government prepares austerity measures for the economy.
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French helicopter crash kills six

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 19:08

Six people are killed in a civilian helicopter crash in a mountainous area of Provence in southeastern France.
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Madonna explains swastika image

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:34

Madonna has spoken about an image used during her current MDNA tour which showed a swastika imposed onto the face of a French politician.
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VIDEO: 'Why my brother should not hang'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 12:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family of former Afghan soldier Abdul Saboor, who is awaiting execution after being convicted of killing five French soldiers, is calling for his life to be spared, claiming he has mental health problems.
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Peugeot reports 819m euro loss

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:00

Struggling French car firm Peugeot reports a loss of 819m euros (£638m) for the first half of the year and details 1.5bn euros of cost savings.
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VIDEO: FGM reconstructive surgery made me 'complete'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 22:04

In her second report, Sue Lloyd Roberts travels to France to see how the authorities deal with Female Genital Mutilation and speaks to a woman who has had reconstructive surgery.
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French diplomats see Bo architect

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:02
related countries: China China

An architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai has met French diplomats and is in "good shape", a spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Four killed in Spain wildfires

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 3:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Hundreds of firefighters from Spain and France are struggling to contain a wildfire which has destroyed thousands of hectares of land on both sides of the border.
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Peugeot in new government talks

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 18:20

PSA Peugeot Citroen's chief executive vows to help laid-off workers find new jobs following a meeting with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
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Wiggins turns focus to Olympics

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 19:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bradley Wiggins will immediately focus on his London 2012 preparations following his historic Tour de France victory.
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Wiggins wins 2012 Tour de France

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British rider to win the Tour de France as Mark Cavendish claims his 23rd stage victory.
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Wiggins delight as history awaits

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 21:46

Bradley Wiggins says winning the Tour de France will be his "greatest sporting achievement" as he closes in on achieving a lifelong goal.
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Wiggins on verge of Tour victory

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bradley Wiggins is poised to become the first Briton to win the Tour de France after clinching Saturday's time trial.
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How the Tour de France went international

Friday, July 20th 2012, 17:11

How Anglo-Saxons invaded the Tour de France
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Batman Paris premiere cancelled

Friday, July 20th 2012, 15:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

The Paris premiere of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has been cancelled following a shooting at a midnight screening in the US.
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Cavendish takes 22nd Tour victory

Friday, July 20th 2012, 14:42

Mark Cavendish moves into joint fourth on the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners as Bradley Wiggins retains overall control.
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Peugeot defends plan for job cuts

Friday, July 20th 2012, 10:50

The head of PSA Peugeot Citroen warns that French government criticism of the carmaker's restructuring is creating a "dangerous" situation.
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The French view of Bradley Wiggins

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

France learns to love British cycling hero
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Wiggins closes in on Tour victory

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 15:16

Bradley Wiggins strikes a decisive blow in his quest to win the Tour de France as he retains the overall lead after Stage 17.
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Wimbledon date to move from 2015

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 14:25

Wimbledon will start a week later from 2015 to allow players a three-week rest period after the French Open.
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Wiggins strengthens grip on Tour

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 15:08

Bradley Wiggins retains the lead of the Tour de France as, Thomas Voeckler wins stage 16 on a brutal day in the Pyrenees.
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Ibrahimovic completes PSG switch

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 14:31
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Paris St-Germain complete the signing Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan on a three-year deal.
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Peugeot aid 'not unconditional'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 11:42

PSA Peugeot Citroen, the car company planning to cut 8,000 jobs, will have to make concessions in return for state aid, France's industry minister says.
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Frank Schleck fails doping test

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 7:18
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Frank Schleck is out of this year's Tour de France after failing a drugs test, but categorically denies wrongdoing.
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Bo Frenchman 'leaves Cambodia'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

Cambodia says a French architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is returning to China.
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Wiggins to back future Froome bid

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:16

Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins promises to back Chris Froome's future attempts to win the Tour.
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French paper prints Merah text

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 13:38

French newspaper Liberation prints a 173-page transcript of conversations between the Islamist killer Mohamed Merah and police negotiators.
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Rogue Afghan soldier condemned

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A military court sentences an Afghan soldier to death over the killing of five French soldiers in January, officials say.
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Wiggins praises 'gent' Cavendish

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:47

Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins thanks compatriot Mark Cavendish for his help during the 15 completed stages.
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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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