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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: D-Day remembered 70 years on

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 15:37

Commemorations are taking place in Portsmouth and Normandy to mark 70 years since the D-Day landings in France.
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China crackdown hits Remy Cointreau

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 8:59
related countries: China China

French spirits group Remy Cointreau reports a fall in profits after a crackdown on corruption in China hit sales of its premium brands in the country.
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Murray battles through in Paris gloom

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:52
related places: Paris

Andy Murray produces a late surge to beat Gael Monfils in five sets and reach the French Open semi-finals.
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Brussels suspect fights extradition

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A French-born Islamist suspected of shooting dead three people at the Brussels Jewish Museum has refused to be extradited from France, officials say.
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Murray set for partisan atmosphere

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 15:04

Andy Murray is prepared for a partisan atmosphere when he plays Frenchman Gael Monfils at the French Open on Wednesday.
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French hostage shown in 'new' video

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:13
related countries: Mali Mali

A video of 50-year-old French hostage Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, is shown on a TV station in Dubai.
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Djokovic into French Open semi-finals

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:07

Novak Djokovic beats Milos Raonic to reach the French Open semi-finals where he will play Ernests Gulbis.
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Sharapova fights back to reach semis

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:15

Seventh seed Maria Sharapova beats Garbine Muguruza in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.
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Gloucester sign Wales back Hook

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hook, Perpignan

Gloucester sign 75-cap Wales back James Hook on an undisclosed-length deal from relegated French Top 14 side Perpignan.
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France moves to tackle jihad threat

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 11:09

France takes action to tackle threat from returning jihadis
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France wades into BNP Paribas US row

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:09

France's foreign minister says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas in the US is "not reasonable".
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Elephant work wins wildlife award

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 6:05

French sculptor Pascal Chesneau wins the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year award for Transparence Elephant.
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Murray into French Open last eight

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 17:44
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco of Spain in straight sets to reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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France arrests Syria jihad suspects

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Syria Syria
related places: Four

Four people are held in France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria, after the arrest of a man over murders at Brussels' Jewish Museum.
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Suspect 'admitted' Brussels killings

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 20:28
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Prosecutors say a Frenchman being held over a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels admitted the killings in a video.
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VIDEO: Man held over museum shooting

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 18:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Police in France have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
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Murray to play for third straight day

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 17:45

Andy Murray must recover quickly from a draining win to take on Fernando Verdasco in the French Open last 16 on Monday.
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Federer suffers French Open exit

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 16:56

Roger Federer fails to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since 2004, losing to Ernests Gulbis.
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Murray wins Kohlschreiber marathon

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 12:41

Andy Murray defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 12-10 in the fifth set to reach the fourth round of the French Open.
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Bouchard reaches French Open quarters

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 10:28

Eugenie Bouchard makes light work of reaching the French Open last eight as she beats Anelique Kerber 6-1 6-2.
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Murray match suspended in fifth set

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 19:50

Andy Murray's French Open hopes remain alive after his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber is suspended in the fifth set.
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Froome not trying to 'dig up past'

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 15:49

Tour de France champion Chris Froome rejects claims that his recent book has renewed tensions with Sir Bradley Wiggins.
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Murray set for Kohlschreiber test

Friday, May 30th 2014, 18:16

Andy Murray hopes to banish some bad memories when he plays Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open on Saturday.
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Djokovic and Federer battle through

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:28

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both have to work hard for wins in the third round of the French Open.
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BNP hit on reports of big settlement

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:08

Shares in French banking giant BNP Paribas fall 6% after reports said the bank may have to pay $10bn to settle an investigation into sanctions violations.
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Radwanska knocked out of French Open

Friday, May 30th 2014, 10:44

Agnieszka Radwanska becomes the latest major seed to exit the French Open with defeat by unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic.
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Gypsy beat in France's conservative south

Friday, May 30th 2014, 0:55

Co-existence in France's conservative deep south
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French rally against National Front

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 19:24

Thousands of students demonstrate in France against the far-right National Front, following its success in the European elections last week.
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Are the fascists coming back to France?

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 18:21

Is Marine Le Pen luring the French towards fascism?
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Murray crushes Matosevic in Paris

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 17:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray sets up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open after beating Marinko Matosevic.
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Nadal and Ferrer through in Paris

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 13:59
related places: Paris

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and last year's runner-up David Ferrer advance into the third round of the French Open.
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UCI to investigate Froome test claims

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:05

Cycling's governing body is to investigate Chris Froome's claims about the lack of drug testing on Tour training camp.
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Argentina in deal to pay $10bn debts

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina reaches an agreement with the Paris Club group of international creditor governments on repaying its overdue debts.
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Djokovic & Federer through in Paris

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:47

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer cruise into the French Open third round plus Djokovic on washing his socks.
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Serena knocked out of French Open

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 12:45

Defending champion Serena Williams suffers a shock loss to Garbine Muguruza in the second round of the French Open.
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France in 14bn-euro tax black hole

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:36

The French government is facing a 14bn-euro black hole in its public finances after significantly overestimating tax collection.
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GE pledges jobs for Alstom deal

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

US company General Electric commits to creating 1,000 new jobs in France, as part of efforts to reassure the French government about its bid for Alstom.
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VIDEO: Police clear Calais refugee camp

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 10:09
related places: Calais

Police in the northern French city of Calais are removing about 800 migrants from Asia, the Middle East and Africa who are occupying camps near the port.
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In pictures: Calais migrants cleared

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 10:07
related places: Calais

French police clear migrants from Calais camps
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French police move into Calais camps

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:21
related places: Calais

Police in the northern French city of Calais are dismantling camps housing hundreds of migrants from Asia and Africa trying to reach Britain.
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VIDEO: Inside 'Syrian' Calais refugee camp

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Calais

Hundreds of migrants from around the world are set to be evicted from their makeshift camp in the French port of Calais.
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I have to move on, says Wozniacki

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 17:10

Caroline Wozniacki says she "just has to move on" after losing her first match since the end of her engagement to Rory McIlroy.
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Murray comes through opening test

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 16:24

Andy Murray avoids the fate of some other leading names with a four-set win over Andrey Golubev at the French Open.
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French opposition leader to resign

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 12:22

The leader of France's opposition UMP party announces he will quit after allegations of party funding fraud in 2012 and a poor showing at the European elections.
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Watson advances to second round

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Heather Watson moves into the French Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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Wawrinka knocked out of French Open

Monday, May 26th 2014, 21:43

Third seed Stan Wawrinka is the first major casualty at the French Open as he loses in four sets to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
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'Irregularities' in Sarkozy funding

Monday, May 26th 2014, 21:25

A senior member of France's opposition UMP party admits there were "anomalies" in the accounts of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 presidential campaign.
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Murray aims for good run in Paris

Monday, May 26th 2014, 18:56
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Paris

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray plays Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev in the French Open first round on Tuesday.
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Ward run ended by 17th seed Robredo

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Britain's French Open debutant James Ward is beaten by 17th seed Tommy Robredo of Spain in four sets.
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Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU

Monday, May 26th 2014, 14:47
related places: Eu

Eurosceptic and far-right parties seize ground in elections to the European parliament, in what France's PM calls a "political earthquake".
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Federer and Serena claim easy wins

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:07
related countries: China China, Poland Poland

The multiple Grand Slam winners both eased to comfortable straight-sets wins on the first day at Roland Garros.
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Neighbours from hell - with style

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 0:03
related places: Paris

The truth about apartment life in the buildings of Paris
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian marry

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 20:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Florence, Paris

The rapper and reality TV star have a lavish wedding in Florence, Italy, with a number of celebrity guests.
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Chelsea and PSG agree £40m Luiz deal

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 9:00
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Chelsea agree a deal with French champions Paris St-Germain over the sale of Brazil defender David Luiz.
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Evra signs one-year deal at Man Utd

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 18:26

Manchester United's French left-back Patrice Evra, 33, signs a one-year contract extension with the Old Trafford club.
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Ward makes French Open first round

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Ward becomes the first British man in over 40 years to progress through qualifying to the French Open first round.
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French mayor 'castrated and killed'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 14:16

The mayor of a village in northern France has been castrated and killed by a man who accused him of having an affair with his wife, reports say.
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Murray to face Golubev in French Open

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:16

Britain's Andy Murray is drawn against world number 55 Andrey Golubev in the first round of the French Open.
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VIDEO: Fast food workers want 'living wage'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 23:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

US fast food workers have joined colleagues in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and working conditions.
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Eurozone business maintains growth

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 11:05
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: May

Business activity in the eurozone kept up a steady pace of growth in May, a survey indicates, but France and Germany continue to experience contrasting fortunes.
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PSG charged with abusing disabled fans

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 17:49

Uefa charges Paris St-Germain over allegations that their supporters threw bottles and spat at disabled Chelsea fans.
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VIDEO: New French trains are 'too fat'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:57

The platform edges of some older stations in France are too close to the tracks in some stations which means new wider trains cannot get in.
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French embarrassment over rail error

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 23:00

The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros are too wide for many regional platforms.
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VIDEO: The £120 per day swimming pool

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:14
related places: Paris

Piscine Molitor, once one of Paris's most fashionable public swimming pools, reopened on Monday, 85 years after it was established.
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Ranieri steps down as Monaco coach

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:24
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Former Chelsea manager leaves French Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco after finishing second to Paris St-Germain.
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Russian told to pay ex-wife $4.5bn

Monday, May 19th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Russia Russia, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court orders Dmitry Rybolovlev, owner of French football team AS Monaco, to hand over around half of his estimated fortune to his ex-wife.
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Azarenka withdraws from French Open

Monday, May 19th 2014, 7:16
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Azarenka, the world number five, will miss this month's French Open as she recovers from a foot injury.
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Rogue trader Kerviel held in France

Monday, May 19th 2014, 2:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel crosses into France from Italy to face a three-year prison term for forgery and breach of trust.
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Djokovic too strong for Nadal in Rome

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 22:26
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Novak Djokovic wins his third Italian Open title and lays down a marker for the French Open with victory over Rafael Nadal in Rome.
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Wiggins eyes Tour after California win

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:32

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he wants to ride the Tour de France after becoming Britain's first winner of the Tour of California.
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VIDEO: Nations 'wage war on Boko Haram'

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 9:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Paris

A summit of African leaders in Paris agrees to wage "war" on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants, following the kidnap of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria.
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French rogue trader in border appeal

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 15:51

Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel says he will not return to France to face a prison term without getting assurances from President Hollande.
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Ethnic diversity in France's National Front

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 0:08

Why France's National Front has black and Arab supporters
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Is the French national anthem 'racist'?

Friday, May 16th 2014, 16:01

Is the French national anthem 'racist'?
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French National Front's changing face

Friday, May 16th 2014, 1:31

The changing rhetoric of France's National Front
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Fast food worker protests spread

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

US fast food workers join counterparts in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and conditions.
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Strike in France after new savings

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 12:52

Workers from France's public sector hold a one-day strike in protest at cuts as the Socialist government struggles to revive the economy.
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