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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 exams hit by rail strike

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:09

Rail workers go on strike in France for a sixth day, as almost 700,000 students take their final school exams., the Baccalaureate.
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France 3-0 Honduras

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 21:57
related countries: Honduras Honduras

France become the first team to benefit from goalline technology at a Fifa World Cup during their impressive win over Honduras.
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Australia 6-0 France

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 12:04

Australia take a decisive 2-0 series lead despite a much-improved display from France in the second Test in Melbourne.
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Chelsea defender Luiz to join PSG

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:50

Paris St-Germain announce the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz on a five-year contract.
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France rail strike halts many trains

Friday, June 13th 2014, 16:07

A strike by train staff in France - already three days old - halts many rail services and is set to run into the weekend.
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Manchester City agree deal for Sagna

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:12

Premier League champions Manchester City reach an agreement to sign France defender Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.
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Family tiff in French National Front

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 23:48

Testing time for French National Front leader
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Court backs Monaco love child story

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Monaco Monaco
related places: Paris

The European Court of Human Rights defends Paris-Match magazine for revealing that Monaco's Prince Albert II had a love child in 2005.
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European cities hit by strikes

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 21:06

A strike against a mobile taxi service prompts protests by cab drivers across Europe, while rail services are disrupted by action in France.
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Mitsubishi joins scramble for Alstom

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 18:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan

Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi joins forces with German firm Siemens to come up with a fresh offer for France's Alstom.
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Rare brown bear found dead in France

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 15:53
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A brown bear introduced into the French Pyrenees from Slovenia in 2006 has been found dead.
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FN rift grows in 'anti-Semitism' row

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 20:11

The founder of France's National Front (FN) hits out at his daughter, Marine Le Pen, in a row over a remark condemned as anti-Semitic.
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VIDEO: Hailstones 'the size of golf balls'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 18:26
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

Parts of Europe are battered by violent storms, including Germany, the Netherlands and France, where hailstones the size of golf balls were reported.
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Le Pen family in 'anti-Semitism' row

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:51

French National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen and her father argue publicly over a remark he made which has been condemned as anti-Semitic.
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VIDEO: 'Lovelocks' collapse Paris bridge rail

Monday, June 9th 2014, 6:50
related places: Paris

Part of the parapet of the world famous Pont Des Arts bridge in Paris has collapsed under the weight of the growing number of locks that had been attached.
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Nadal focused on Wimbledon success

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 20:25

Rafael Nadal is determined to make an impact at Wimbledon again after winning his ninth French Open title on Sunday.
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Nadal wins ninth French Open title

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:50

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in four sets to win his ninth French Open title and a record fifth in succession.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former Wimbledon champion and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 11:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France.
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Nadal and Djokovic set for Paris final

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 17:12
related places: Paris

Top seed Rafael Nadal is aiming for his ninth French Open title but Novak Djokovic is eager for his first win in Paris.
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Sharapova wins French Open title

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:20

Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep in three gripping sets to win her second French Open title and fifth Grand Slam crown.
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VIDEO: Flower market renamed after Queen

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 13:29
related places: Paris

The Queen has been in Paris on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Paris flower market tribute for Queen

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 11:28
related places: Paris

A Paris flower market has been renamed in honour of the Queen, on the final day of her state visit to France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Veteran disappears for Normandy trip

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:16

An 89-year-old WW2 veteran is returning to the UK after disappearing from his nursing home and heading to France for the D-Day commemorations.
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Hollande calls for 'D-Day spirit'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 20:28

The French president calls for "vision and courage" to fight global threats to peace at a ceremony marking 70 years since the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy.
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Nadal tougher than ever - Murray

Friday, June 6th 2014, 18:13

Andy Murray said he had never had a tougher match against Rafael Nadal after losing their 20th encounter in straight sets at the French Open.
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Halep out for revenge in French final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:35

Simona Halep aims to cap an astonishing year by beating Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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Nadal hammers Murray in French semi

Friday, June 6th 2014, 15:59

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal powers past Andy Murray to reach his ninth French Open final in 10 years.
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Djokovic reaches French Open final

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:17
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic battles past Ernests Gulbis on a hot afternoon in Paris to reach his second French Open final.
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'World-changing' D-Day remembered

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:39

France's president leads the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations, paying tribute to those who died on a day that "changed the world".
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BNP Paribas row 'risks trade pact'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) US fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas could hurt EU-US trade treaty talks.
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Wiggins set to miss Tour de France

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:15

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not be competing in this year's Tour de France "as things stand".
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France defends Russia warship sale

Friday, June 6th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Russia Russia

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirms the controversial sale of two warships to Russia will go ahead, saying "they mean a lot of jobs".
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Obama warns France on Russian ships

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:35
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama says France should have suspended the sale of two warships to Russia in the light of the crisis in Ukraine.
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Sharapova to face Halep in final

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:53

Maria Sharapova needs all her battling qualities to beat Eugenie Bouchard and set up a French Open final against Simona Halep.
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Hollande's double dinner date dilemma

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:27

Hollande's diplomatic solution to his D-Day dilemma
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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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