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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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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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Cambodia says Frenchman to stay

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 8:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

Cambodia says that it will not extradite a French architect with alleged links to the scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai, pending investigation.
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Air France set to cut 5,000 jobs

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 10:28

French airline Air France announces it is to cut more than 5,000 jobs by the end of 2013 in an attempt to reduce costs and return to growth
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Toulouse hostage gunman arrested

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 16:35
related places: Four, Toulouse

French police detain a gunman who held four people hostage at a bank in the southern city of Toulouse for almost seven hours.
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Pakistan holds 'key al-Qaeda man'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 9:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A French man who is suspected of being a key militant working for al-Qaeda has been arrested in Pakistan, officials say.
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Iran warned of tougher sanctions

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 4:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Sanctions against Iran must "be toughened" unless Tehran negotiates seriously over its controversial nuclear programme, France warns.
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Sweden 2-0 France

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 21:16
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

A spectacular goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic helps Sweden beat a France side who will now meet Spain in the Euro 2012 last eight.
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Architect 'linked to Bo' arrested

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, China China

A French architect, Patrick Devillers, who is reportedly linked to the disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is arrested in Cambodia, officials say.
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French envoy held on abuse charge

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 4:49
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

A French official accused of sexually abusing his daughter is arrested in the Indian city of Bangalore.
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Arsenal set to sign £12m Giroud

Monday, June 18th 2012, 17:50
related places: Montpellier

Arsenal agree a deal to sign Montpellier's France international striker Olivier Giroud for £12m.
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Pair 'held over Paris torso find'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 16:41
related places: Paris

French police are questioning a couple in connection with the discovery of two headless torsos in a forest in eastern Paris, sources say.
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Hollande's party wins majority

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 23:37

France's Socialist Party scores a big victory in elections, giving President Hollande strong backing for his tax-and-spend programme.
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VIDEO: France's war in Algeria explored

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 7:41
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

An exhibition has opened in Paris to mark the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence from France.
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France's war in Algeria explored

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 23:36
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

Paris exhibition explores France's war in Algeria
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Blanc admits rain worry after win

Saturday, June 16th 2012, 8:36
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Coach Laurent Blanc feared that the weather could have scuppered France's game plan in their 2-0 win over Ukraine.
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Milan reject record Silva offer

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Silva

AC Milan turn down a world record offer for a defender from Paris St-Germain for Brazil international Thiago Silva.
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French philosopher Garaudy dies

Friday, June 15th 2012, 9:15

The French philosopher Roger Garaudy, a former Communist who stirred controversy for denying the Holocaust, dies at the age of 98.
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Retailer Carrefour leaves Greece

Friday, June 15th 2012, 8:52
related countries: Greece Greece

Carrefour, the French retail chain, is selling its stake in a Greek joint venture owing to fears about Greece's deteriorating economy.
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Armstrong denies doping charges

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong denies drug charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
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VIDEO: French action call amid Syria violence

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 21:40
related countries: Syria Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he will call on the UN Security Council to make mediator Kofi Annan's Syria peace plan mandatory.
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VIDEO: Hollande's partner in Twitter row

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 21:35

Current partner of French President Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler, has used Twitter to back an opponent of his ex-partner in elections on Sunday.
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Paris seeks tough action on Syria

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 20:10
related countries: Syria Syria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he will call on the UN Security Council to make mediator Kofi Annan's Syria peace plan mandatory.
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VIDEO: Music stars honoured on stamps

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 1:52
related countries: United States United States

The US and French postal services join forces to produce commemorative stamps to honour music legends Edith Piaf and Miles Davis.
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Hollande's partner in Twitter row

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 15:10

The partner of new French President Francois Hollande lends her support to an opponent of his former partner ahead of elections on Sunday.
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Hodgson backs England to improve

Monday, June 11th 2012, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Roy Hodgson feels England's performance against group favourites France was a "good platform" on which to build at Euro 2012.
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France 1-1 England

Monday, June 11th 2012, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joleon Lescott scores England's first goal at Euro 2012, but they are denied victory by France's Samir Nasri.
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Father of Toulouse killer sues

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:54
related places: Toulouse

The father of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist gunman killed by French police after shooting seven people, sues over his son's "murder".
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Nadal admits French Open nerves

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:45

Rafael Nadal says he was nervous before beating Novak Djokovic to collect a record seventh French Open.
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Africa warned over Mali Islamists

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali could become a home for terrorist groups which could threaten the region, France's President Francois Hollande warns.
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Nadal clinches record French Open

Monday, June 11th 2012, 13:12

Spain's Rafael Nadal wins a record seventh French Open with a 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
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French Socialists take poll lead

Monday, June 11th 2012, 11:09

President Francois Hollande's Socialists and their allies look set to emerge with a majority after first round voting in France's parliamentary elections.
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VIDEO: Euro 2012: Inside Donbass Arena

Monday, June 11th 2012, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Newsbeat visits the Donass Arena where England start their Euro 2012 campaign against France.
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Napoleon letter sold at auction

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:11

A rare letter written in English by Napoleon Bonaparte is sold at auction in France for $400,000 - more than five times the expected price.
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French Open final halted by rain

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 18:03

The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will resume on Monday after play was suspended because of rain.
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Second Dauphine crown for Wiggins

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 14:41

Bradley Wiggins warms up for the Tour de France by winning the Criterium du Dauphine for a second straight year.
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'England prepared for Euro heat'

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 14:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson is confident his England players will be well prepared for the heat in Donetsk against France on Monday.
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France honours Donald Sutherland

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 13:51

Donald Sutherland is awarded the Commander of the Arts honour in France.
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France in key parliamentary poll

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 11:33

French voters go to the polls in parliamentary elections that will determine the extent and pace of reform under new President Francois Hollande.
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Hodgson excited at Euro 2012 task

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson says leading England into Euro 2012 against France is the pinnacle of his career.
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July start for French Afghan exit

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 18:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

France will start pulling its troops out of Afghanistan in July, President Francois Hollande says, speaking hours after the Taliban killed four French soldiers.
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Sharapova wins French Open title

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:42

Maria Sharapova beats Sara Errani in the French Open final to become only the 10th woman to complete a career Grand Slam.
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French troops killed by Taliban

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 14:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four French soldiers are killed and five others wounded in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.
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Djokovic & Nadal into dream final

Friday, June 8th 2012, 17:40

World number one Novak Djokovic outclasses Roger Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3 to reach the final of the French Open for the first time.
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