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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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VIDEO: Bizarre bike ballet at French race

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Magny-Cours

Watch a bizarre turn of events from an amateur race at Magny Cours as Cyril Guignard and Samuel Camier's bikes become entangled after a crash and start to spin together. (UK users only)
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Iraq high-speed rail line planned

Friday, June 24th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

French engineering giant Alstom signs a preliminary deal to build a high-speed rail line linking Basra and Baghdad in Iraq.
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Brilliant Lisicki knocks out Li

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 19:05

Wild card Sabine Lisicki produces the shock of the tournament beating French Open champion Li Na 3-6 6-4 8-6 in the women's singles.
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France follows US Afghan pullback

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

France says it is planning a phased withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, hours after the US unveiled similar plans for its much larger force in a move welcomed by the Afghan president.
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French ex-minister on rape probe

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 4:29

A former French minister, Georges Tron, is placed under formal investigation over rape and sexual assault charges after two days of questioning by prosecutors.
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Galliano blames drink for 'abuse'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British fashion designer John Galliano tells his Paris trial drugs and alcohol were to blame for his alleged anti-Semitic outburst.
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France wants food price controls

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:44
related places: Paris

French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for the G20 nations to put in place tighter regulation of food commodity prices.
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KLM to use cooking oil for fuel

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 14:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam, Paris

The Dutch airline KLM says it plans to use recycled cooking oil on 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam.
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VIDEO: 'Century of hunger' food price warning

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 6:06

The world faces "a century of hunger" if the international community cannot agree on new rules regarding food prices, the French agriculture minister has warned.
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Corsican killer to stay in jail

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 9:32

A French court upholds a life sentence for the Corsican separatist who shot dead France's top official on the island in 1998.
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French sex case minister arrested

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 9:23

French police detain former minister Georges Tron to question him over allegations of sexual assault, the local prosecutor says.
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VIDEO: Airbus damaged at Paris Air Show

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 7:04
related places: Le Bourguet

An A380 superjumbo has been taken out of the Paris Air Show after it struck a building at Le Bourget airport venue during taxiing.
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France moves to extradite Noriega

Monday, June 20th 2011, 19:24
related countries: Panama Panama

The French authorities say they are preparing to extradite the former Panamanian military ruler, Manuel Noriega, back to Panama.
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Accidents blight Airbus in Paris

Monday, June 20th 2011, 12:35
related places: Paris

Airbus' appearance at the Paris Air Show is blighted by a runway incident and a gearbox failure, grounding two key planes.
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VIDEO: Hopes for new orders at Paris air show

Monday, June 20th 2011, 8:35
related places: Paris

More than 2000 companies from around the world have packed into an airport in Paris for six days of frenzied networking and selling.
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Two Britons killed in plane crash

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 22:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple have died after the light plane they were in crashed in the south of France.
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Magpies sign midfielder Marveaux

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 7:22
related places: Rennes

Newcastle sign midfielder Sylvain Marveaux from French club Rennes on a five-year deal.
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Merkel and Sarkozy urge Greek aid

Friday, June 17th 2011, 20:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

Germany and France say they want a new bail-out for debt-ridden Greece to be agreed as soon as possible.
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Live - Royal Ascot day four

Friday, June 17th 2011, 12:17

Immortal Verse leads home a French-trained one-two in the Coronation Stakes, providing a Royal Ascot winner for trainer Robert Collet and jockey Gerald Mosse.
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Carrefour shares fall on warning

Friday, June 17th 2011, 10:06

Shares in Carrefour fall 6% after Europe's biggest retailer warns profits in its core French operation are set to fall.
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Jet crash bodies arrive in France

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:26

Remains of 104 of the 228 people killed when an Air France jet crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 arrive by boat in France.
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French bank ratings under review

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 6:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Ratings agency Moody's warns it may downgrade the credit rating of three French banks because of their exposure to Greek debt.
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Live - Murray v Tsonga

Monday, June 13th 2011, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the rescheduled Aegon Championships final at Queen's Club.
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Lagarde wins support for IMF job

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 16:45

Christine Lagarde wins support for IMF presidency from Egypt, Indonesia and the UAE, as Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer joins the field.
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Newcastle sign Cabaye from Lille

Friday, June 10th 2011, 18:23
related places: Lille

Newcastle United complete a five-year deal for Lille and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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Drought fund for French farmers

Friday, June 10th 2011, 10:28
related places: Eu

France pledges 1bn euros in compensation for farmers after the worst spring drought in 50 years in the EU's top grain producer.
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LVMH rules out offer for Hermes

Friday, June 10th 2011, 9:53
related places: Hermes

Shares in French luxury goods group Hermes fall more than 5% after rival LVMH said it had "no intention" of launching a takeover bid.
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VIDEO: Lagarde's IMF bid under threat

Friday, June 10th 2011, 5:55

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's hopes of securing the top job at the International Monetary Fund could be facing a serious blow.
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VIDEO: Lagarde visits China on IMF tour

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 21:04
related countries: China China

French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, has been in China to drum up support for her bid to get the top job at the International Monetary Fund.
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VIDEO: Refugees head for Syrian-Turkish border

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 12:53
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and France have presented a revised draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning Syria's suppression of protests and calling for an immediate end to the violence.
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Chirac mocks Sarkozy in memoirs

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 10:55

Former French President Jacques Chirac mocks his successor and party colleague Nicolas Sarkozy in his memoirs, a year before the next election.
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Western powers push UN Syria vote

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:45
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and France present a draft UN resolution condemning Syria's suppression of protests, but stopping short of authorising concrete action.
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Morocco probes French sex claims

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Morocco launches an inquiry into allegations that an unnamed French ex-minister was caught in an orgy with young boys in the city of Marrakesh.
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Syria ambassador denies resigning

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Syria's ambassador in Paris attempts to clear up confusion over her status by appearing on French TV to deny that she has resigned.
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'Ten years' for Fukushima lessons

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:46
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima, Paris

Learning all the lessons from Japan's worst nuclear accident may take a decade, regulators tell a Paris conference.
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Live - Nadal v Ebden

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 14:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Ebden

French Open champion Rafael Nadal opens his campaign at Queen's with a second-round match win over Australia's Matthew Ebden
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Spanish exile writer Semprun dies

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 10:34
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Paris

Jorge Semprun, the Spanish writer and resistance fighter who spent decades in exile in Paris, dies at home in the French capital aged 87.
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EU allies seek UN action on Syria

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 9:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain and France are stepping up pressure for a UN Security Council vote condemning the Syrian government's suppression of months of unrest.
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No India promise on Lagarde bid

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 4:38
related countries: India India
related places: Lagarde

India's finance minister offers 'no assurance' to support French finance minister Christine Lagarde's bid to head the IMF.
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Air France salvage mission ends

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 20:16
related places: Paris

A mission to salvage the bodies and wreckage from the Air France jet which crashed on its way from Rio to Paris in 2009 is completed.
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Lagarde to push IMF bid in India

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 5:34
related countries: India India

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is due in India on the latest leg of a world tour backing her bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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Paris hosts G20's nuclear summit

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 3:29
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima, Paris

Energy ministers from the G20 countries are due to meet in Paris to discuss nuclear safety in the wake Japan's Fukushima disaster.
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French media in social networking ban

Monday, June 6th 2011, 17:36

French TV and radio presenters have been banned from mentioning social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter on air.
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Canada may extradite bomb suspect

Monday, June 6th 2011, 15:58
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Paris

A Canadian judge approves the extradition to France of a man charged in a deadly bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980.
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Li Na win prompts call for reform

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:26
related countries: China China

China's top tennis official calls for reforms to the country's state-run sports system following the success of Li Na at the French Open this weekend.
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Matching Borg is special - Nadal

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 21:40

Rafael Nadal says he is honoured to be compared to Bjorn Borg after equalling the Swede's record of six French Open titles with victory over Roger Federer.
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Nadal secures sixth French crown

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 17:11

Rafael Nadal overcomes Roger Federer in four dramatic sets to equal Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open crowns and retain his number one world ranking.
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French Open final as it happened

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 11:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 to win the French Open and equal Bjorn Borg's record of six Roland Garros titles.
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VIDEO: German help for WWI French cathedral

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 9:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Reims Cathedral was almost destroyed during World War I as German troops tried to reach Paris.
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Help for Heroes to hit £100m mark

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 1:30
related places: Paris

A fundraising bike ride from Portsmuoth to Paris is set to help forces charity Help for Heroes reach £100m in public donations.
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Shovelling gossip

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 23:35

Why are the French not interested in the sex lives of the powerful?
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Li hails 'dream' French Open win

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 18:37
related countries: China China

Li Na describes becoming China's first Grand Slam champion as "a dream come true" after her French Open final win over Francesca Schiavone.
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Pour Moi triumphs in Epsom Derby

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 15:07

French horse Pour Moi, ridden by 19-year-old Mickael Barzalona, wins a thrilling Derby by a head from Treasure Beach with the Queen's horse Carlton House in third.
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China's Li wins French Open title

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 15:07
related countries: China China

Li Na powers past Francesca Schiavone in straight sets to secure the French Open crown and China's first Grand Slam singles title.
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Nadal & Federer eye French glory

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 13:03

Rafael Nadal faces a resurgent Roger Federer as the Spaniard goes for a record-equalling sixth French Open title on Sunday.
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French Open final live - Schiavone v Li

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 12:33
related countries: China China, Italy Italy

Li Na beats defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the French Open final to become the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Winning run had to end - Djokovic

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 6:48

Novak Djokovic says his defeat by Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals has brought an end to the best time of his career so far.
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Superb Federer ends Djokovic run

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 19:42

An imperious display by Roger Federer sees him end Novak Djokovic's 43-match winning run and set up a meeting with Rafael Nadal, who defeated Andy Murray, in the French Open final.
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Majestic Nadal holds off Murray

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 15:43

Rafael Nadal steps closer to a record sixth French Open crown with a straight-sets win over Andy Murray in a pulsating semi-final.
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Live - Djokovic v Federer

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 10:03

Novak Djokovic takes on Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals, with the winner playing Rafael Nadal after he beats Britain's Andy Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4.
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Schiavone and Li set for battle

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 21:36

Francesca Schiavone and Li Na will strike another blow for the old guard of women's tennis when they meet in the French Open final on Saturday.
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Murray primed for Nadal French Open semi

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 19:09

Andy Murray will take his place among the tennis elite on Friday when he faces five-time champion Rafael Nadal on a day of blockbusting semi-finals at the French Open.
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Schiavone wins to set up Li final

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 16:03

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone beats Marion Bartoli to reach the French Open final, where she will play Li Na after she overcomes Maria Sharapova.
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Carmakers hit in new market slide

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 13:06
related countries: Spain Spain

Carmakers, headed by Peugeot, lead stock markets lower after data shows car sales falling in France and Spain in May.
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French Open Live - Schiavone v Bartoli

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 11:01

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone beats Marion Bartoli to reach the French Open final and she will play Li Na, who beat Maria Sharapova in the other semi-final, on Saturday.
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I can defeat Nadal, says Murray

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 22:48

Andy Murray says he must be mentally strong and at his tactical best if he is to beat Rafael Nadal in Friday's French Open semi-final.
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Murray wins to set up Nadal semi

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 16:55

Andy Murray battles to a three-set victory over Juan Ignacio Chela to reach his first French Open semi-final, where he will face five-time champion Rafael Nadal.
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Live - Murray v Chela

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 15:19
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Andy Murray beats Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (7-2) 7-5 6-2 to reach the French Open semi-finals, where he will face defending champion Rafael Nadal on Friday after he sees off Robin Soderling in straight sets.
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Axa sells Canada unit for $2.7bn

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 7:29
related countries: Canada Canada

French insurer Axa sells its Canadian business and outlines a five-year growth strategy that will see it target emerging markets.
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Murray to defy injury in semi bid

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 19:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Andy Murray will attempt to play through his ankle injury once again when he takes on Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Wednesday.
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Murray surges into Paris quarters

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 13:14
related places: Paris

Andy Murray completes an extraordinary comeback to defeat Viktor Troicki in their fifth set shoot-out and reach the quarter-finals of the French Open.
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Live - French Open day 10

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 11:30

Former world number one Roger Federer faces Gael Monfils after Briton Andy Murray's fourth-round victory over Viktor Troicki.
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VIDEO: France's nuclear future bright

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 9:05

While many European countries scale back their reliance on nuclear power, France is building a new generation of reactors.
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Atomic future

Monday, May 30th 2011, 23:51

France expands nuclear plans, as neighbours cut back
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Murray hits back against Troicki

Monday, May 30th 2011, 19:33

Andy Murray loses the first two sets against Viktor Troicki but hits back to level the match before bad light ends play at the French Open.
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