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Day eight as it happened

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 8:57

Novak Djokovic extends his winning run at the French Open, Roger Federer, defending champion Francesca Schiavone and Marion Bartoli progress as Vera Zvonareva suffers a shock defeat.
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Yemen forces agree on ceasefire

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's president and the country's most powerful tribal leader have agreed a ceasefire after five days of fighting in the capital Sanaa, a mediator says.
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Murray progresses despite injury

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 12:34
related countries: Germany Germany

Andy Murray overcomes a painful ankle injury to beat Germany's Michael Berrer in the third round of the French Open.
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Live - French Open

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 8:58

Maria Sharapova plays Yung-Jan Chan at the French Open, following wins for injured Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, with Robin Soderling in action later.
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Djokovic and Del Potro all square

Friday, May 27th 2011, 19:21

Novak Djokovic will return to complete his third-round match at the French Open on Saturday with his six-month unbeaten run under serious threat from Juan Martin del Potro.
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Air France jet plunged suddenly

Friday, May 27th 2011, 15:55

An Air France plane which plunged into the Atlantic in 2009 fell in minutes after its crew struggled with conflicting speed readings, investigators say.
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G8 leaders call on Gaddafi to go

Friday, May 27th 2011, 15:23
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

World leaders at the G8 summit in France issue a joint call for the embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
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VIDEO: Air France plane 'fell for several minutes'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 13:53

The Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 fell for three and a half minutes before hitting the ocean, French investigators have said.
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VIDEO: On board France's flagship vessel

Friday, May 27th 2011, 12:34
related countries: Libya Libya

France has been at the forefront of recent military action in Libya and its flagship vessel, the Charles de Gaulle, is currently positioned as an assault ship.
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Live - French Open

Friday, May 27th 2011, 8:53

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro are level at one-set all at the end of day six of the French Open, after shock defeats for Caroline Wozniacki and Sam Stosur and wins for Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.
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Sarkozy offers Gaddafi 'options'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 21:36
related countries: Libya Libya

French President Nicolas Sarkozy tells journalists at the G8 summit in France that "all options are open" if Libya's leader steps down quickly.
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Nadal overcomes stubborn Andujar

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 19:20

World number one Rafael Nadal is forced to dig deep to see off the challenge of compatriot Pablo Andujar in the French Open second round.
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France and Russia in warship deal

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Russia Russia

France and Russia reach a long-awaited agreement on the sale of four French warships to Russia.
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Arab unrest dominates G8 summit

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 14:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

Leaders of some of the world's wealthiest nations meet in France for a summit set to be dominated by uprisings in the Arab world.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 8:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fourth seed Victoria Azarenka plays at the French Open, Britain's Heather Watson and Elena Baltacha are knocked out, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray ease through following a shock defeat for Kim Clijsters.
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Lagarde announces IMF candidacy

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 21:50

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announces her candidacy to lead the IMF, after Dominique Strauss-Kahn quit over sex charges.
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Murray leads three-way GB charge

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 16:56

Andy Murray, Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson are all attempting to reach the last 32 of the French Open on Thursday.
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Djokovic beats stricken Hanescu

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 16:32
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic progresses to the third round of the French Open as injury forces Victor Hanescu to retire while trailing during their match in Paris.
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Live - French Open day four

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 8:58

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone takes on Vesna Dolonts in round two of the French Open, as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Carolina Wozniacki all win to reach the third round.
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'No decision' on UK helicopters

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 23:48
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

No decision has been made on whether to deploy UK Apache helicopters to Libya, the government says, contradicting claims by a French minister.
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Nadal taken to the limit by Isner

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

Defending champion Rafael Nadal survives a five-set scare as he overcomes American John Isner to reach the second round of the French Open while Britain's Andy Murray begins his campaign with a comfortable win.
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Sarkozy questions 'neutral' net

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 11:32
related places: Paris

President Nicolas Sarkozy has kicked off the first ever e-G8 forum in Paris, seeking to explain why the net needs controls.
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Murray advances into second round

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 11:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray begins his French Open campaign with a 6-4 6-1 6-3 win over home qualifier Eric Prodon.
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Nato steps up Libya air strikes

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 9:04
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Nato launches some of its biggest air strikes yet on Libya's capital Tripoli, with UK and French attack helicopters also set to join the campaign.
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Live - French Open day three

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 8:56

Britons Elena Baltacha and Andy Murray ease through on day three of the French Open, while Rafael Nadal survives a five-setter against John Isner and Kim Clijsters stumbles into round two.
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Sarkozy hosts key internet summit

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 4:08
related places: Paris

Internet and media bosses gather in Paris for talks on the internet's future, ahead of the web being discussed at the upcoming G8 summit.
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VIDEO: Nato strikes rock Libyan capital

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 3:24
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Nato launches some of its biggest air strikes yet on Libya's capital Tripoli, with UK and French attack helicopters also set to join the campaign.
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Allies in Libya 'helicopter' move

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 23:41
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France says it is being joined by Britain in deploying attack helicopters to take part in Nato strikes in Libya to increase pressure on Col Gaddafi.
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Confident Murray ready for opener

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 20:25

Britain's Andy Murray says he feels good and is happy with his form on clay as he prepares to begin his French Open bid with a first-round match against qualifier Eric Prodon.
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No Armstrong cover-up, states UCI

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 18:11

The International Cycling Union rejects the claim that seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, failed a drugs test, but was helped to hide the result.
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Djokovic & Federer open with wins

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 14:47
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic crushes Thiemo de Bakker 6-2 6-1 6-3 to maintain his season's unbeaten run and cruise into round two of the French Open.
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French Open day two as it happened

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 9:03

Britain's Heather Watson beats Stephanie Foretz Gacon, following easy wins for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open.
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Djokovic ready for Paris opener

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 17:34
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic will look to extend his incredible winning streak when he begins his French Open campaign against Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker on Monday.
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French Open - day one as it happened

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 17:06

There are wins for David Ferrer, Sam Stosur, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jelena Jankovic and Julia Goerges on day one of the French Open but early exits for Marin Cilic and Shahar Peer.
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Cilic in shock first-round defeat

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 15:20
related countries: Spain Spain

Marin Cilic becomes the first seed to fall at the 2011 French Open after a surprise defeat by Spain's Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.
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Chirac corruption trial to resume

Friday, May 20th 2011, 15:44

France's highest court rules that the stalled trial of former President Jacques Chirac can resume.
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France and UK in Strasbourg row

Friday, May 20th 2011, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Strasbourg

British MEPs step up their campaign against the European Parliament's trips to Strasbourg as France takes them to court.
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Lagarde is 'excellent' IMF choice

Friday, May 20th 2011, 9:28

The acting head of the IMF, John Lipsky, says French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde would be "an excellent choice" to head the body.
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Armstrong faces new doping claim

Friday, May 20th 2011, 5:45

An ex-team-mate of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong accuses him of using performance-enhancing drugs but Armstrong denies the claims.
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US state seeks Holocaust records

Friday, May 20th 2011, 1:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Maryland

The governor of Maryland signs a bill requiring a French railway company to disclose its role in the Holocaust if it seeks business in the US state.
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VIDEO: IMF to choose new managing director

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 22:18

The acting managing director of the IMF, John Lipsky, has said Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, would be "an excellent choice" to head the organisation.
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French blow for Roddick & Ferrero

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 21:03

World number 11 Andy Roddick and former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero pull out of the French Open with shoulder injuries.
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Uzbek president's daughter sues

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 18:26

The daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov sues a French website for describing her father as a dictator.
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VIDEO: French politics reeling over Strauss-Kahn

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 9:21

The French Socialist Party is facing an uncertain time following the arrest of Dominic Strauss-Kahn for the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid in New York.
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France named 2018 Ryder Cup venue

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:31
related countries: Spain Spain

France is named as the host country for the 2018 Ryder Cup, beating off favourites Spain in the process.
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Bruni 'pregnancy' rumours swirl

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Rumours surround the possible pregnancy of French first lady Carla Bruni after a German newspaper quotes her father-in-law as saying she is expecting a baby.
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Troubles increase for IMF chief

Monday, May 16th 2011, 15:05

A French writer is considering filing sexual assault charges against IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, already accused of attacking a hotel maid.
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VIDEO: Recruitment drive for French spies

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 18:25

The French overseas intelligence agency, the DGSE, has been given a boost in funding and is now on a recruitment drive.
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VIDEO: France shocked by IMF chief charges

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 18:07

The IMF has announced it has appointed Dominique Strauss-Kahn's deputy to manage the institution after he was charged with the attempted rape of a hotel chamber maid.
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Venus withdraws from French Open

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 6:25

Venus Williams' agent confirms that the seven-time Grand Slam champion will not be competing in the French Open.
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Nadal & Djokovic reach Rome semis

Friday, May 13th 2011, 13:45
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Rafael Nadal ensures he will keep hold of the world number one ranking going into the French Open while Novak Djokovic also reaches the Rome semi-finals.
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Eurozone's growth rate speeds up

Friday, May 13th 2011, 10:13

The eurozone's economy grows at a faster rate, powered by strong growth from Germany and France, but Portugal slides into recession.
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Renault heirs seek compensation

Friday, May 13th 2011, 0:18
related places: Renault

Descendants of the founder of Renault car company seek compensation for the post-war nationalisation of the firm in France.
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Del Potro is fit for French Open

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:18

Former semi-finalist Juan Martin del Potro confirms he will play at the French Open after recovering from a hip injury.
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French air crash report due 2012

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 12:56

Investigators expect their report on the 2009 Air France crash to be ready no sooner than early 2012, as the "black boxes" go on display.
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Cannes begins with Woody romance

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 9:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris, Woody, Midnight

The 64th Cannes Film Festival opens with a gala screening of Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy from US director Woody Allen.
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France rejects Dutroux's ex-wife

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 14:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium

France says it will not take the ex-wife and accomplice of Belgian child-killer Marc Dutroux, after her early release from a jail in Belgium.
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Argentina 'death flights' arrests

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 9:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Three ex-police officers are held in Argentina over the murder of several women, including a French nun, thrown from a plane during military rule.
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VIDEO: Heat spells trouble for French farms

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 9:24

French farmers have been badly affected by Europe's unusually warm weather this spring.
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Kapoor condemns Chinese over Ai

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 15:14
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British sculptor Anish Kapoor condemns China's "barbaric" detention of artist Ai Weiwei as he unveils his monumental Leviathan art installation in Paris.
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France's football coach cleared

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 11:29

French national football coach Laurent Blanc is cleared by the country's sports minister of race discrimination.
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VIDEO: French football to take race row action

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 3:16

French football authorities are to outline what action, if any, will be taken against the national team coach Laurent Blanc following comments he made about the number of black and Arab players at the country's national training academies.
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Heading home - France to return grim Maori trophy

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 20:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The mummified, tattooed head of an ancient Maori warrior is set to be returned to New Zealand, after decades in a French museum.
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VIDEO: 'Taxi wars' break out in France

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 9:01
related places: Avignon

In France the monopoly enjoyed for the last 70 years by the National Federation of Taxi-Artisans is under threat, by a new business model set up in Avignon.
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First Air France body recovered

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

French salvage workers recover the first body from the seabed wreckage of an Air France Airbus that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Record sale for Gauguin sculpture

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 8:47

A rare wooden bust by Paul Gauguin sells for $11.3m (£6.8m) in New York, a record price for a sculpture by the French artist.
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France to recover Airbus bodies

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 1:09
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, Botswana Botswana

Salvage workers from France prepare to recover more remains from the seabed of the Atlantic ocean, off the Brazilian coast.
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Green light

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 5:17

France takes sin out of absinthe, overturning 1915 ban
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VIDEO: France stuggles with Tunisian migrants

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 18:11
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Paris

Increasing numbers of Tunisian migrants are sleeping rough in Paris after fleeing unrest in their home country.
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French FA probes race quota claim

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:42

An investigation begins into allegations that France coach Laurent Blanc and his staff agreed informal quotas limiting the number of the black and Arab youth players in the national set-up.
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Air France voice recorder found

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A second flight recorder from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, French search officials say.
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Air France flight recorder found

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil

One of two flight recorders from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, French search officials say.
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Henson given reprieve by Toulon

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:39
related places: Toulon

Gavin Henson's suspension by Toulon is lifted following the outcome of the French club's disciplinary process.
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French ex-PM appeal hearing opens

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:24

Former French PM Dominique de Villepin faces an appeal against his acquittal on charges that he plotted to discredit President Sarkozy.
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Germany and France power eurozone

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:16
related countries: Germany Germany

German and French manufacturing continues to expand, but worries about "periphery" economies continues.
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