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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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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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Video row in France right-to-die case

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 12:53

Campaigners fighting a decision to take a paralysed man off life support have sparked controversy in France by releasing a video of him in hospital.
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VIDEO: The Calais 'shantytown' home to 3,000

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

In Calais migrants seeking to reach the UK have reached the French port from camps in Italy and Greece.
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France women 1-0 England women

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moncton

England slip to a 1-0 defeat in their opening Women's World Cup match against France in Moncton.
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'Russian hackers' behind TV attack

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 18:13
related countries: Russia Russia

A cyber attack on the French television network TV5 Monde may have been carried out by Russian-based hackers, police believe.
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French PM scorned for Uefa jet trip

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls comes under fire for using a government Falcon jet to fly to the Uefa Champions League final in Berlin at the weekend.
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France trial for 'magic cheese scam'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:42

A woman goes on trial in France for allegedly operating a scam in which thousands of Chileans paid millions to make a supposedly "magic cheese" for use in cosmetics.
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Nadal down to lowest rank since 2005

Monday, June 8th 2015, 11:31

Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal drops to 10th in the world following his French Open quarter-final exit.
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Djokovic 'will win in Paris one day'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 19:40
related places: Paris

Stan Wawrinka backs Novak Djokovic to win the French Open one day after beating the Serb in the final at Roland Garros.
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Djokovic 'hurt' as Slam hopes dashed

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 19:34

Top seed Novak Djokovic says his third French Open final defeat was more painful because he had been in such good form.
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Wawrinka wins French Open title

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 16:25

Stanislas Wawrinka produces a stunning display to win the French Open and thwart Novak Djokovic's attempt to win a career Grand Slam.
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Williams beats 'nightmare 48 hours'

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 20:06

Serena Williams feared she was too ill to play the night before her French Open final victory over Lucie Safarova.
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Can Djokovic join all-time greats?

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 18:16

Novak Djokovic is aiming to beat Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's French Open final and become the eighth man to win a career Grand Slam.
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Williams wins 20th Grand Slam title

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 15:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Serena Williams wins a dramatic French Open final against Czech 13th seed Lucie Safarova to claim her 20th Grand Slam title.
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Djokovic beats Murray in five sets

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 12:39

Novak Djokovic sees off a thrilling fightback from Andy Murray to win their French Open semi-final 6-1 in the fifth set.
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VIDEO: Replica French warship arrives in US

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 3:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Yorktown

A replica of the Hermione, the ship that transported a French general to America in 1780 to support the US in its fight for independence, has arrived in Yorktown, America.
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Sculptor defends 'vagina' artwork

Friday, June 5th 2015, 21:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Versailles

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor comes under fire for artwork in the French palace of Versailles that has been called "dirty" and "gross".
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Ill Williams suffering ahead of final

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:07

Serena Williams will have to overcome a bout of flu if she is to beat Lucie Safarova in Saturday's French Open final.
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Murray v Djokovic halted by weather

Friday, June 5th 2015, 19:41

Andy Murray trails in his French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic when play is suspended with a storm approaching.
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Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach final

Friday, June 5th 2015, 15:36

Stan Wawrinka ends home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's French Open run with a 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 semi-final victory.
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Court backs France over right to die

Friday, June 5th 2015, 10:51

The European Court of Human Rights allows France to take a paralysed man off life support, in a case which divides his family.
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Ex-All Black Collins killed in crash

Friday, June 5th 2015, 10:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ex-All Black flanker Jerry Collins and wife Alana die in a car crash in France, with their daughter in a critical condition.
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The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 22:59

The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten
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Israel PM attacks Orange over deal

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 18:36
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Orange

Israel's Prime Minister has attacked the boss of the French telecom giant Orange for looking to pull out of a deal with an Israeli partner.
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Unwell Williams in French Open final

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 18:06

Serena Williams fights back to beat Timea Bacsinszky and reach the French Open final, despite struggling with illness.
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Safarova beats Ivanovic to make final

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 15:16
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Lucie Safarova fights back to beat Ana Ivanovic and become the first Czech woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years.
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Scientists in clarity competition

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 10:27

French scientists take part in a challenge to summarise their research in thee minutes, in a bid to make their work accessible.
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Petricola dies in Isle of Man crash

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 8:21
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

French rider Franck Petricola dies after an accident during a qualifying session on Wednesday at the Isle of Man TT Races.
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Ex-Fifa man Blazer details bribes

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 7:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Former top Fifa official Chuck Blazer admits bribe-taking, racketeering and money laundering, in a newly released transcript.
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Murray to 'forget' Djokovic defeats

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 21:49

Andy Murray goes into his French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic in confident mood despite recent losses to the Serb.
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Nadal vows to fight back in Paris

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:27
related places: Paris

Rafael Nadal says he will fight to regain his French Open title after suffering only his second ever defeat in Paris.
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Djokovic beats Nadal in straight sets

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 19:16

Novak Djokovic becomes only the second man to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open with an emphatic victory.
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Murray sees off Ferrer to make semis

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 18:47

Andy Murray beats David Ferrer for the first time on clay to set up a French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic.
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Williams & Bacsinszky reach semis

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 16:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Top seed Serena Williams and Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky reach French Open semi-finals at Roland Garros.
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French tests on 359-year-old body

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:28
related places: Rennes

French scientists carry out tests and a post-mortem examination on the remarkably well-preserved body of a 17th Century woman found in the south-western city of Rennes.
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Federer knocked out of French Open

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 18:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Roger Federer goes out of the French Open quarter-final while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga keeps French hopes of a home win alive.
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Three injured in scoreboard incident

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:44

Three spectators are injured as a piece of the scoreboard falls on to them in strong winds at the French Open.
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Iraq coalition 'winning against IS'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 15:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Paris

The US insists a coalition effort to halt the advances of Islamic State in Iraq is succeeding after ministers from 20 countries meet in Paris.
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Quebec separatist Parizeau dies

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 14:57

Jacques Parizeau, the former Quebec premier who nearly led the French-speaking province to independence, dies at the age of 84.
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Murray ready for 'big' Ferrer test

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 14:49

Andy Murray faces David Ferrer while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet for a place in the French Open semi-finals.
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Manet Parisian painting up for sale

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:35

An oil painting of a French barmaid, considered one of the defining images of French impressionism, is to be sold at auction later this month.
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Paris police clear migrants' camp

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 8:29
related places: Calais, Paris

French police evict about 360 migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris, after a clash between migrants in Calais.
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Kerry injury 'won't slow Iran talks'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 1:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Boston

Negotiations with Iran about its nuclear programme will continue despite US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent injury, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Paris 'love locks' removed

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:49
related places: Pont

Close to one million locks weighing 45 tonnes are due to be cut off the Pont des Arts bridge over the next few days.
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Djokovic match will be special - Nadal

Monday, June 1st 2015, 17:52

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal expects the "toughest quarter-final of my career" against Novak Djokovic in the French Open.
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Murray reaches last eight in Paris

Monday, June 1st 2015, 13:58
related places: Paris

Britain's Andy Murray holds his nerve to beat France's Jeremy Chardy and reach his fifth French Open quarter-final.
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Federer eases into quarter-finals

Monday, June 1st 2015, 12:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's Roger Federer advances to the French Open quarter-finals after beating Gael Monfils 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1.
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Sharapova beaten in French Open

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:35

Defending champion Maria Sharapova is out of the French Open in the fourth round after losing to 13th seed Lucie Safarova.
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Paris cuts 'love locks' from bridges

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:27
related places: Paris, Pont

Paris has started removing padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by couples, after part of the Pont des Arts collapsed last year.
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EU quotas for migrants raise concern

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany say an EU Commission plan to redistribute 40,000 asylum seekers across the EU needs revision.
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Sarries wing Strettle joins Clermont

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Clermont

Saracens and England winger David Strettle agrees to join French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne on a three-year deal.
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Ivanovic into French Open last eight

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 13:48

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic advances to the French Open last eight with a 7-5 3-6 6-1 win over Ekaterina Makarova.
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Williams wins tense Azarenka contest

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 19:12
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

World number one Serena Williams battles past Victoria Azarenka in a heated third-round contest at the French Open.
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Murray beats Kyrgios to progress

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 12:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray beats Australian Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to reach the fourth round of the French Open.
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Kvitova eases into Paris last 16

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 11:01
related places: Paris

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reaches the last 16 of the French Open with a 6-3 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.
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Sarkozy renames French opposition

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 1:47

France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.
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Paris to cut love locks from bridges

Friday, May 29th 2015, 18:10
related places: Paris, Pont

Paris is to remove padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by couples, after part of the Pont des Arts collapsed last year.
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Federer and Sharapova into last 16

Friday, May 29th 2015, 16:27
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova reach the French Open fourth round, Britwatch, Murray latest, plus quotes of the day.
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Eight 'exploited' L'Oreal heiress

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 20:55

A French court hands down jail sentences and fines to eight people found guilty of exploiting billionaire Liliane Bettencourt.
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Murray tested but into third round

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Andy Murray beats Portugal's Joao Sousa in four sets to secure his place in the French Open third round.
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Frenchwoman jailed for man's torture

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 16:45
related places: Paris

A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.
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Barman guilty over 56-shot death

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 7:20

A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.
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France honours Resistance heroes

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 22:51
related places: Paris

France honours four members of the French Resistance against the Nazis with a ceremony at the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.
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Murray prepares for Sousa clash

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 19:22

Andy Murray will play Joao Sousa, whom he has beaten in their five previous meetings, at the French Open on Thursday.
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Edmund pulls out of French Open

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 19:15

Britain's Kyle Edmund is forced out of his French Open second-round tie against Nick Kyrgios with a stomach injury.
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Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed Halep

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:49

Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
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Sharapova & Federer into third round

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 12:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer reach the French Open third round with comfortable wins.
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Nadal and Djokovic through in Paris

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 18:41
related places: Paris

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic both make winning starts in the French Open
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'Truffle thief' death trial begins

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 17:55

French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.
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Air France flight 'missed mountain'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 15:39

An Air France plane with 37 people on board narrowly missed hitting central Africa's highest mountain in early May, French investigators say.
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Champion Sharapova through in Paris

Monday, May 25th 2015, 16:06
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Paris

Maria Sharapova makes a successful start to her defence of the French Open title while Tomas Berdych also wins in Paris.
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French film Dheepan wins at Cannes

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 20:09
related places: Cannes

French director Jacques Audiard's film, Dheepan, wins the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.
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Federer unhappy with Paris security

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 15:05
related places: Paris

Roger Federer criticises French Open security after a spectator runs onto court and attempts to take a photograph with him.
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'Confident' Murray set for Paris bow

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British number one Andy Murray is among five British players in first-round action at the French Open on Monday.
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Federer & Halep win at French Open

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:43
related countries: Romania Romania, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Paris

Roger Federer and women's third seed Simona Halep progress in straight sets on the opening day of the French Open.
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Edmund & Konta into French Open draw

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta qualify for the main draw in the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray hails 'best clay-court' form

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.
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Walkout hits Eiffel Tower tourists

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 15:57
related places: Paris

The Eiffel Tower shuts down for six hours because of a staff walkout in protest against a surge in pickpocketing gangs.
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Luiz dismisses 'virgin' reports

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 9:58

Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz accuses the media of a lack of respect after dismissing reports he is a virgin.
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Raonic pulls out of French Open

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 18:31

World number six Milos Raonic pulls out of next week's French Open after failing to recover from a foot injury.
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16th Century Reformation notes found

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 14:40

A first edition of one of the most important works of the man who inspired the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, is discovered in a library in France.
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France 'kills key jihadists' in Mali

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:07
related countries: Mali Mali

French special forces kill four jihadists, including two leaders, in a raid in northern Mali, the defence ministry says.
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