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France to lower state pension age

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 12:21

French president Francois Hollande unveils details of a plan to lower the retirement age to 60 for some workers - one of his key election pledges.
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Napoleon's English letter on show

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 23:16
related places: Paris

A rare letter written by the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in fledgling English goes on show in Paris ahead of an auction at the weekend.
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France win ahead of England game

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden Sweden, Turkey Turkey, Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France warm up for their match against England with a 4-0 victory over Estonia, while Sweden beat Serbia and Ukraine lose to Turkey.
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Djokovic & Federer post epic wins

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 19:31

World number one Novak Djokovic and top seed Roger Federer scrape through to set up French Open semi-final meeting.
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Stosur sets up Errani semi-final

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:55

Sixth seed Sam Stosur beats Dominka Cibulkova to book a French Open semi-final against Italy's Sara Errani.
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Murray fightback crushes Gasquet

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 9:39

Andy Murray rallies from a dismal start to defeat Richard Gasquet in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open.
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Paris trail of 'killer' porn man

Monday, June 4th 2012, 9:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal, Paris

French police find items in Paris allegedly left by a Canadian porn actor wanted over the grisly murder of a man in Montreal.
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Shock exit for Azarenka in Paris

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 18:50
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Paris

World number one Victoria Azarenka is out of the French Open after a shock fourth round defeat by Dominika Cibulkova.
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Off-colour Djokovic edges through

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 15:30

Top seed Novak Djokovic comes from two sets down to beat Andreas Seppi and reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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French to get an 'MP for London'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 23:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why London will soon be represented in French parliament
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Wozniacki beaten in French Open

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 19:46

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki follows 2010 champion Francesco Schiavone out of the French Open.
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Tintin cover fetches record price

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 19:23
related places: Paris

A rare 1932 hand-drawn cover of a Tintin comic goes for 1.3m euros at auction in Paris - setting a new record for the genre.
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Nadal breezes into fourth round

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 18:34

Defending champion Rafael Nadal cruises into the French Open fourth round with a straight sets win over Eduardo Schwank.
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Murray negotiates Giraldo threat

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 16:03
related countries: Chile Chile, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the last 16 of the French Open.
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French hunt 'killer' porn actor

Friday, June 1st 2012, 19:39
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

French police are searching for a Canadian porn actor wanted over the murder and dismemberment of a man in Montreal.
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Federer battles to win over Mahut

Friday, June 1st 2012, 19:38

Roger Federer is made to work hard for a four-set win over Nicolas Mahut in the third round of the French Open, while Novak Djokovic eases through.
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Murray upset by drama queen jibe

Friday, June 1st 2012, 10:09

Andy Murray defends himself after Virginia Wade describes him as a "drama queen" during his French Open second-round tie.
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Nadal cruises into third round

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 16:22

Champion Rafael Nadal progresses to the French Open third round with a straight sets-win over Denis Istomin.
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Li through to French third round

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 16:01

Defending champion Na Li beats Stephanie Foretz Gacon in straight sets to reach the French Open third round.
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Murray wins despite injury scare

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 12:23

Andy Murray plays through an injury scare to beat Jarkko Nieminen in four sets to reach the French Open third round.
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Orange unveils Intel-based mobile

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: June

Europe's first smartphone based on the US chipmaker's technology is to go on sale in the UK and France in June.
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French reporter freed in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:16
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels release French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was abducted during an ambush last month.
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Classy Radwanska eliminates Venus

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 17:57

Former world number one Venus Williams follows sister Serena out of the French Open, losing to Agnieszka Radwanska.
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Serena in shock defeat by Razzano

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 21:21

Fifth seed Serena Williams is beaten in three sets by Virginie Razzano in the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray wins comfortably in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 17:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Paris

Britain's Andy Murray opens his French Open campaign with a 6-1 7-5 6-0 victory over Tatsuma Ito of Japan.
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Nadal eases past Bolelli in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Paris

World number two Rafael Nadal eases to a 6-2 6-2 6-1 win over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open.
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Watson reaches round two in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Paris

Britain's Heather Watson beats Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-2 6-4 to reach the second round of the French Open.
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First images of abducted reporter

Monday, May 28th 2012, 19:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's Farc rebels release a tape, broadcast on Venezuelan TV, showing the first images of the abducted French journalist, Romeo Langlois.
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Djokovic and Federer win through

Monday, May 28th 2012, 15:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer secure straight-sets victories in the first round of the French Open.
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Eta commander arrested in France

Monday, May 28th 2012, 4:57
related countries: Spain Spain

The military leader of the Basque separatist group Eta is arrested in southern France along with an alleged accomplice, Spanish authorities say.
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Rebels to free French reporter

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 18:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels say French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was captured a month ago, will be released on Wednesday.
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Nadal is favourite, says Djokovic

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 10:43
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic admits Rafael Nadal is the French Open favourite, but says he is eager to complete a Grand Slam sweep in Paris.
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Hollande defends Afghan exit plan

Friday, May 25th 2012, 12:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

President Francois Hollande defends his decision to end France's military mission in Afghanistan early, during an unannounced visit to Kabul.
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Murray to face Ito in first round

Friday, May 25th 2012, 10:13
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ito

Britain's Andy Murray is drawn to face Tatsuma Ito of Japan, the world number 69, in the opening round of the French Open.
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French Open 'biggest Grand Slam'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 5:36

The amount at stake at the French Open makes it the biggest Grand Slam of the year, according to former finalist Robin Soderling.
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Minogue movie the talk of Cannes

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:24
related places: Cannes

A French film in which Kylie Minogue makes a cameo appearance emerges as a dark horse contender to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Merkel challenged over EU growth

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 22:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany
related places: Brussels, Eu

EU leaders are continuing talks in Brussels with Germany resisting pressure to launch eurobonds as a way to ease the debt crisis and revive growth.
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'Tests in France' for Mali leader

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 19:56
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

Mali's President Dioncounda Traore is going to Paris for medical tests after being assaulted by protesters on Monday, according to an aide.
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Strauss-Kahn contests court order

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 18:26

EX-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn asks a French court to lift a court order barring him from speaking to the media about a prostitution case.
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'Implant alert' diverts US plane

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 21:38
related countries: United States United States

A US plane bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, makes an early landing in Maine after a woman claims to be carrying a surgically implanted device.
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VIDEO: World's 'rarest' cognacs on sale

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 20:42

One of world's largest private cognac collections has gone on sale in Holland, including bottles dating back to the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Six Somalis in Paris piracy trial

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 12:56
related places: Paris

Six Somalis go on trial in Paris charged with taking the crew of the sailing ship Le Ponant hostage in 2008.
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Flood chaos in French north-east

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 10:29
related places: Nancy

A violent rainstorm causes flooding and power cuts in and around Nancy in north-eastern France, with one person found dead in their home.
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Germany restates eurobond unease

Monday, May 21st 2012, 15:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany restates its opposition to so-called eurobonds as the new French finance minister prepares to meet his German counterpart for the first time.
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Strauss-Kahn faces new rape case

Monday, May 21st 2012, 9:54

A French prosecutor orders an initial inquiry into claims that ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was involved in a "gang rape" in Washington.
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French rally car crash kills two

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 18:33

A rally car ploughs into spectators in the Var region of southern France, killing a marshal and one other person, and injuring 17.
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Pedrosa seals French MotoGP pole

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 13:10

Dani Pedrosa clinches pole position after topping the qualifying session for Sunday's French MotoGP.
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Serena Williams in injury scare

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Serena Williams says she will be fit for the French Open after withdrawing from the Italian Open with a sore back.
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Cameron joins talks over eurozone

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 3:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM David Cameron joins other world leaders at the G8 summit for talks set to focus on the eurozone crisis, amid signs a deal is unlikely to be reached.
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Merkel 'suggests Greek euro vote'

Friday, May 18th 2012, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

Greek officials say Germany's Chancellor Merkel has suggested a euro referendum, but Berlin denies the report, as world leaders gather in the US for a G8 summit meeting.
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'No rift' between PM and Hollande

Friday, May 18th 2012, 12:23

No 10 rejects suggestions of a rift between David Cameron and Francois Hollande ahead of their first talks at the G8 summit in the US.
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French government takes pay cut

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 19:40

France's new government holds its first cabinet meeting, announcing a 30% pay cut for President Hollande and his ministers.
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Murray beaten by Gasquet in Rome

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 16:41
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Britain's Andy Murray is beaten 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 by 16th seed Richard Gasquet of France in the Italian Open third round.
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France questions EU fiscal pact

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 9:50
related places: Eu

France's new finance minister reiterates that the country's new socialist government will not ratify the European Union's fiscal pact.
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French PM Ayrault names cabinet

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:13

France's new Socialist Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault names his government but party leader Martine Aubry will not join the cabinet.
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Lightning jump-starts Franco-German motor

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Germany Germany

France's Hollande gets euro crisis baptism of fire
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Cannes to open amid 'sexism' row

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:56

The 65th Cannes Film Festival is to open in France later, amid criticism that no female directors will be in competition.
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VIDEO: Fear over future of Greece in Euro grows

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

The leaders of France and Germany have pledged to work together on solving the euro crisis, despite opposing views on just how it should be done.
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VIDEO: France vows to co-operate with Germany

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 21:37
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande has pledged to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis.
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France vows to work with Germany

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 20:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande pledges to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis, despite policy differences.
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Hollande in Berlin for euro talks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

France's newly-inaugurated President Francois Hollande arrives in Germany for key talks, which were delayed after his plane was apparently hit by lightning.
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Injured Kaboul to miss Euro 2012

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 18:49

Injured Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul misses out on a place in France's provisional Euro 2012 squad.
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VIDEO: Hollande's plane 'hit by lightning'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Paris

A plane carrying French President Francois Hollande was forced to turn back to Paris, after apparently being struck by Paris en route to Berlin.
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Hollande becomes French president

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Francois Hollande says he is fully aware of the challenges facing France after being sworn in as the country's new president.
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Eurozone economy avoids recession

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 14:37

The eurozone avoids returning to recession after recording zero economic growth in the first three months of the year, figures show.
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VIDEO: Who is the new French first lady?

Monday, May 14th 2012, 6:37

When Francois Hollande assumes the French presidency on Tuesday, his partner Valerie Trierweiler will become the first unmarried French first lady to enter the Elysee Palace.
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Farc 'agree to release reporter'

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc rebels say they will release captured French journalist Romeo Langlois to the Red Cross and an envoy of President-elect Hollande.
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Leftist leader challenges Le Pen

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 14:40

French left-winger Jean-Luc Melenchon says he will run for the same seat as far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the forthcoming parliamentary election.
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Greek losses hit Credit Agricole

Friday, May 11th 2012, 6:50
related countries: Greece Greece

French bank Credit Agricole reports worse-than-expected three month results, depressed by more write-offs of Greek debt.
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Bank of France predicts no growth

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 11:13

The Bank of France sees no growth in the first half of 2012, with official figures for the first quarter due on Francois Hollande's inauguration day.
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Paris firefighters in 'rape' case

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:07

Thirteen firefighters are detained in France in connection with the alleged rape of a new recruit during an initiation ceremony, officials say.
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What will Hollande mean for Africa?

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 8:17

How will Hollande's victory change France's relations with Africa?
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VIDEO: Louis Saha: UK less racist than France

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 22:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tottenham footballer Louis Saha tells Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman that the UK has less racial issues than France, and that the premier league is a "paradise" for players from ethnic minorities.
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'No deal' with Farc on journalist

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian officials dismiss demands made by Farc rebels believed to be holding a French journalist in exchange for his release.
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Merkel urges French co-operation

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 15:55
related places: Eu

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says in a letter to newly elected French President Francois Hollande, that "necessary decisions" must be taken to resolve the debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Francois Hollande facing EU battle

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 5:43
related places: Eu

French President-elect Francois Hollande is to start work on forming a new government, after telling supporters his victory gave hope of an end to austerity.
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What was France like in 1981?

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 0:17

What was France like the last time a Socialist won?
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