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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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Greipel wins stage as Cavendish third

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Germany Germany

German Andre Greipel wins an eventful, crash-heavy stage five of the Tour de France with Mark Cavendish third in a sprint finish.
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Reprieve for Le Pen in party battle

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 15:28

A French court suspends a ballot by the far-right Front National party on whether to expel its honorary president, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
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Paris lets cyclists skip red lights

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 14:44
related places: Paris

Cyclists in Paris are to be allowed to ride through red lights after tests showed the move would not lead to accidents.
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Palace agree record £10m Cabaye deal

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 9:32

Ex-Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye will have a medical at Crystal Palace as they agree terms with Paris St-Germain.
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Froome loses Tour lead to Martin

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Britain's Chris Froome loses the lead in the Tour de France to Tony Martin after the German wins stage four.
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French kill hostage-swap militant

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 12:15
related countries: Mali Mali

French special forces kill a militant Islamist in Mali who was said to have been freed in exchange for the release of French citizen Serge Lazarevic.
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Would Calais migrants really be better off in the UK?

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Is the UK better than France for migrants?
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Froome takes Tour lead amid crashes

Monday, July 6th 2015, 20:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome takes the Tour de France yellow jersey as five riders withdraw following two crashes.
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Froome gains time on Tour rivals

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 18:37

Chris Froome gains significant time on his Tour de France rivals as Mark Cavendish comes fourth behind stage winner Andre Greipel.
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Blatter blames politics for Qatar vote

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 12:27
related countries: Germany Germany, Qatar Qatar

French and German presidents applied pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
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Dennis in yellow with record speed

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 17:37

Rohan Dennis rides the fastest individual time trial in Tour de France history to claim victory on the opening stage in Utrecht.
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Migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 13:45

Channel Tunnel services are disrupted after Eurotunnel says about 150 migrants tried to storm the tunnel terminal on the French side.
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Controversy hits Astana before Tour

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 23:07

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's team Astana is involved in a drug-related controversy on the eve of the Tour de France.
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Djokovic & Wawrinka into last 16

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 21:00

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka power into the fourth round at Wimbledon, but Grigor Dimitrov is out.
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France rejects Assange 'asylum plea'

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:54

France's President Francois Hollande rejects an apparent appeal by the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum.
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Uber suspends UberPOP in France

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 10:35

Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi hailing app in France, according to newspaper Le Monde.
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French woman jailed for baby murders

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 15:53

A court in northern France sentences a woman to nine years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies between over a decade.
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French court reverses Le Pen sacking

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 14:43

A French court cancels the suspension of France's Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front (FN), the far-right party he founded.
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VIDEO: Replica 18th Century ship due in US

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 5:12
related countries: United States United States

The French frigate Hermione is a replica of a ship that sailed to the US in the 18th Century and is recreating that journey.
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Calais port strike enters third day

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 11:45
related places: Calais

Travel is disrupted for a third day as a strike by French ferry workers continues to cause disruption on both sides of the Channel.
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African 'to reach Grand Tour podium'

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 11:33

The boss of the first African team to ride the Tour de France says an African rider will be on a Grand Tour podium in five years.
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French troops suspended over child sex

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 10:13
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

France suspends two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in Burkina Faso.
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VIDEO: France hit by extreme heatwave

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 10:12
related places: Paris

A mass of hot air moving north from Africa drives up temperatures across Europe, with Paris seeing temperatures approaching 40C.
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IS 'linked to French beheading'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 15:26

There are links between Islamic State and the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas plant in France last week, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Tyres set alight on Eurotunnel track

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 15:12
related places: Calais

Thousands of cross-Channel passengers are stranded after striking Calais ferry workers closed the French port and blocked Eurotunnel rail services.
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Bodies of mother and daughter found

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 14:27

The bodies of a woman and her daughter are discovered at their Surrey home, the day after a man believed to be the girl's father was found dead in France.
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French hardliner Pasqua dies at 88

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 13:05

One of France's best-known hardline conservatives, ex-interior minister Charles Pasqua, dies of a heart attack in hospital aged 88.
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Uber managers arrested in France

Monday, June 29th 2015, 14:37

Two managers of the taxi-ordering app Uber have been arrested in France over what authorities have described as an "illicit" service.
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French beheading suspect sent selfie

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 21:00

A man suspected of an attack on a factory in France sent a selfie where he posed with the severed head of his boss, officials say.
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France beheading suspect questioned

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 11:31
related places: Lyon

Police in France continue to hold a man in connection with an attack on a gas factory near Lyon in which a man was found decapitated.
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Germany 1-1 France (5-4 pens)

Friday, June 26th 2015, 23:33
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Montreal

Two-time winners Germany beat France on penalties to reach the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup in Montreal.
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Man decapitated in French attack

Friday, June 26th 2015, 22:16
related places: Lyon

A French van driver with suspected radical Islamist links is believed to have tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon where his boss was found decapitated.
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Armstrong to ride part of Tour route

Friday, June 26th 2015, 16:00

Lance Armstrong will go ahead with controversial plans to ride two stages of the Tour de France for charity.
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VIDEO: Hollande: 'Never give in to fear'

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:15
related places: Lyon

French President Francois Hollande has said his country will 'never give in to fear' following a suspected Islamist attack at a factory near Lyon.
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France cracks down on Uber service

Friday, June 26th 2015, 10:21
related places: Marseille, Paris

France's interior minister orders the closure of the low-cost car-sharing service UberPOP after a day of protests by taxi drivers.
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Baby deaths trial opens in France

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 21:21

A woman goes on trial in northern France accused of killing eight of her newborn babies.
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VIDEO: French cabbies vent Uber app fury

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 18:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

French taxi drivers have blocked the roads to Paris airports and the main ring road around the city in a protest against Uber, a US taxi app.
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VIDEO: Flares and fires at French Uber protest

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 9:54
related places: Paris

Footage shows scuffles between police and French taxi drivers in Paris during a protest against the app-based cab firm Uber.
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Froome reveals missed drugs test

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:31

Great Britain's 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome reveals he missed a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year.
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Obama: US no longer spying on France

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 17:05
related countries: United States United States

President Obama tells his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, that the US is no longer spying on France after the latest Wikileaks revelations.
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Calais scenes unacceptable - Cameron

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais, Cameron

Scenes of hundreds of migrants in Calais trying to board lorries to the UK during a strike were "totally unacceptable", David Cameron says.
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Dutch police threaten Tour de France

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 15:23
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch police threaten to disrupt the opening stages of the Tour de France as part of industrial action for better pay.
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Cross-Channel chaos eases after strike

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais, Dover

Cross-Channel transport is returning to normal after hundreds of migrants tried to board lorries queuing near Calais due to a strike by ferry workers.
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France confirms 0.6% GDP growth

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 8:20

France's GDP grew by 0.6% in the first quarter after a rise in corporate profit margins and strong household spending, official figures show.
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US 'spied on French presidents'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 8:16
related countries: United States United States

The US National Security Agency spied on French Presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande in 2006-12, the Wikileaks website says.
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Bouygues rejects Altice takeover bid

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 1:03

French telecoms group Bouygues rejects unanimously a near €10bn takeover offer by rival group Altice.
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VIDEO: EU reform: The view from France

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 23:06
related places: Eu

David Cameron is expected to lay out his demands for EU reform this week. Katya Adler asks how his plans will be received in France.
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VIDEO: Calais migrants try to board lorry

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:30
related places: Calais

Large numbers of migrants are attempting to get into cars and lorries, backed up at Calais, because of a strike by French ferry workers.
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Fire blockades as strike closes port

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:59
related places: Calais, Port

Calais port is shut amid burning blockades by striking French workers, causing severe disruption to roads and ferries in Kent.
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Arrests over Bosnia trafficking ring

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:41
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fifteen people have been arrested on human trafficking charges as part of a joint operation between Bosnian and French police.
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Paris to bid for 2024 Olympics

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:00

Paris will bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, 100 years after the French capital last staged the event.
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French fail to 'cope' with exam

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 10:28

Nearly 12,000 French teenagers sign a petition saying a baccalaureate English question was impossible to understand because of the word "cope".
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UK people-smugglers jailed in France

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 1:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Up to 100 Britons are thought to have been jailed in France in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through Calais.
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French telecoms giant bids for rival

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 15:33

French telecoms giant Numericable-SFR makes a €10bn offer for rival Bouygues Telecom, sending its share price sharply higher, but the government expresses reservations.
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Indonesia rejects Atlaoui clemency

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 9:09
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A court in Indonesia rejects the final appeal of a French national facing the death penalty for drug-related offences.
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Jockey dies from trotting injuries

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 15:43

A 25-year-old female jockey has died from injuries sustained in a fall during a trotting race in France.
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Kapoor 'vagina' sculpture vandalised

Friday, June 19th 2015, 7:37
related places: Versailles

Vandals spray-paint a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture on display in the gardens of France's Palace of Versailles.
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Jockey Moore equals Ascot record

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 16:24

Trip To Paris wins the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot while a Ryan Moore treble takes his tally to a joint-record eight for the week.
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VIDEO: Inside Antonov's new cargo plane

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:14

Inside the new Antonov AN-178 cargo plane on display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport.
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Wawrinka knocked out at Queen's

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 19:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is beaten in straight sets at Queen's by South African Kevin Anderson.
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Man arrested over 1982 Paris attack

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 16:25
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Paris

The main suspect in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982 has been arrested in Jordan, French prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Airbus' new lighter, quieter helicopter

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:52

Theo Leggett takes a look at the new Airbus H160 helicopter on display at the Paris Air Show.
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Nutella spread 'damages environment'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 10:11

France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urges people to stop eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil and damages the environment.
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The film that takes on skinheads and the far right

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 23:02

The film that takes on French skinheads and the far right
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VIDEO: Migrants forcibly removed from border

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police forcibly removed many people, who had migrated from Africa, who were attempting to cross the border into France.
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Juncker: Greece 'misleading' voters

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 21:44
related countries: Greece Greece

Jean-Claude Juncker has accused the Greek government of misleading voters as Alexis Tsipras said its creditors were trying to "humiliate" the country.
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VIDEO: Italian police remove border migrants

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian police forcibly remove people from a migrant camp on the French border where many have gathered in the hope of crossing into France.
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Anti-EU MEPs form nationalist bloc

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 12:40

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen announces she has formed a political group of right-wing parties in the European Parliament.
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Airbus and Boeing bag orders in Paris

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:21
related places: Paris

The two big beasts of planemaking, Airbus and Boeing, end the first day of the Paris Air Show with total orders for more than 200 civil aircraft.
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VIDEO: Amateur video of Nantes basilica fire

Monday, June 15th 2015, 14:49
related places: Nantes

The roof a 19th Century basilica in the French city of Nantes has been destroyed by a fire which engulfed the building.
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Huge fire wrecks French basilica

Monday, June 15th 2015, 13:23
related places: Nantes

A huge fire destroys part of the 19th Century basilica of Saint-Donatien in the western French city of Nantes.
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Migrants camp on France-Italy border

Monday, June 15th 2015, 12:34

About 200 migrants, mostly Africans, are having to sleep rough at Ventimiglia on the France-Italy border as French police keep them out.
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VIDEO: Battle of the giants at Paris Air Show

Monday, June 15th 2015, 9:20

Key players from world of civil and military aviation gather in France for the bi-annual Paris Air Show, where Boeing and Airbus hope to pick up new orders on their flagship jetliners.
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World Cup is wide open - Duggan

Monday, June 15th 2015, 8:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia

England can win the Women's World Cup and Colombia's victory over France proves the tournament is wide open, says Toni Duggan.
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Paris Air Show: From hot air to heavy metal

Monday, June 15th 2015, 1:03

Paris Air Show - from hot air to heavy metal
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Froome wins second Criterium title

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 16:23

Chris Froome confirms he is in good form ahead of the Tour de France as he wins the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday.
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DSK 'fiasco' for French justice

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 11:42

Both DSK and French justice damaged by sex trial
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Strauss-Kahn cleared in sex trial

Friday, June 12th 2015, 15:34

A French court acquits former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US.
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Orange boss tells Israel of regret

Friday, June 12th 2015, 12:19
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Orange

The head of French telecom giant Orange tells Israel's PM he deeply regrets the controversy following comments indicating he wanted to pull out of Israel.
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VIDEO: The politics of sex scandals in France

Friday, June 12th 2015, 8:51

A French court is due to rule on whether former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of aggravated pimping after a three-week trial.
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France ponders Germanwings charge

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 21:49

French prosecutors announce a preliminary investigation into whether manslaughter charges should be brought over the Germanwings plane crash.
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French PM to pay for football trip

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

France's prime minister says he will pay €2,500 (£1,825) for taking his children on trip by government jet to the Champions League final in Berlin.
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VIDEO: Eritrean cyclist's hopes for Le Tour

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Natanael Berhane from Eritrea is hoping to become one of the first Africans to compete in the Tour de France.
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