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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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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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Djokovic into semi after walkover

Monday, May 30th 2011, 11:50
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia's Novak Djokovic is one victory away from becoming the world number one after reaching the last four at the French Open when Fabio Fognini pulled out of their quarter-final with injury.
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Live - Murray v Troicki

Monday, May 30th 2011, 8:58
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Britain's Andy Murray loses the first two sets of his French Open fourth-round match against Viktor Troicki but hits back to level before bad light brings the day to a close.
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French 'sex case' minister quits

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 20:15

A French junior minister accused of having sexually harassed staff of a town hall where he is mayor resigns from the government.
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Murray delays decision on ankle

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 18:17

Andy Murray will wait until Monday before deciding whether he has recovered sufficiently from his ankle injury to continue at the French Open.
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Djokovic and Federer win in Paris

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 16:28
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer remain on a collision course at the French Open after both men swept into the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
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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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