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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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Tycoon trio set to buy Le Monde

Monday, June 28th 2010, 14:50

An unlikely trio of tycoons is set to take over the prestigious French newspaper Le Monde after a rival consortium said it was pulling out.
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Mafia boss arrested in Marseille

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 20:39
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Marseille

A top Italian mafia boss is arrested in the south of France after spending 10 years on the run, officials say.
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Cannibal killer jailed in France

Friday, June 25th 2010, 0:38

A French prisoner who killed a fellow inmate and then ate part of his body is sentenced to 30 years in jail.
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Wimbledon day four as it happened

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 20:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

American John Isner beats Nicolas Mahut of France 70-68 in the final set of the longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon, after 11 hours and five minutes.
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Wimbledon: Epic to resume at 59-59

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 20:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut tear up the record books as their first-round match at Wimbledon is suspended at 59-59 in the final set after an incredible 10 hours of play.
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Sarkozy to probe French failure

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 12:08

French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to hold a government meeting on Wednesday to discuss the country's disastrous World Cup showing.
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South Africa 'made nation proud'

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 11:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Coach of South Africa, Carlos Alberto Parreira, says the side have made their country proud by beating France 2-1.
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Domenech snubs Parreira handshake

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 9:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Raymond Domenech's unpopular reign as France coach ended in fresh acrimony when he refused to shake the hand of South Africa boss Carlos Alberto Parreira.
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'Cannibal' trial opens in France

Monday, June 21st 2010, 21:52

A French convict is tried for murdering and eating part of his cell-mate, after being allegedly denied psychiatric help.
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France stars 'may boycott match'

Monday, June 21st 2010, 18:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

France coach Raymond Domenech says some of his squad may refuse to face South Africa because of Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the squad.
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France players return to training

Monday, June 21st 2010, 10:27

France players end their boycott of training over Nicolas Anelka's explusion and resume their match preparations.
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French quiz Google on wi-fi data

Monday, June 21st 2010, 10:16

An early look at wi-fi data 'accidentally' gathered by Google in 30 countries suggests it contains sensitive information.
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Anelka row sparks player revolt

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 17:20

France's players refuse to train following Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the squad on Saturday for verbally abusing coach Raymond Domenech.
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Anelka sent home for coach insult

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 16:44

France striker Nicolas Anelka is sent home from the World Cup after reports of a bust-up with coach Raymond Domenech.
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Sarkozy marks war broadcast in UK

Friday, June 18th 2010, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Charles

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits the UK for the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic wartime broadcast.
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Top French general dies aged 94

Friday, June 18th 2010, 14:21
related countries: Algeria Algeria

One of France's most decorated soldiers, Gen Marcel Bigeard, who fought in French Indochina and Algeria, dies at the age of 94.
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Turning point

Friday, June 18th 2010, 9:16

How De Gaulle address changed France's fate
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France need a miracle - Domenech

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 22:09

Under-fire France coach Raymond Domenech admits his side "need a miracle" if they are to avoid World Cup elimination at the first hurdle.
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French flash flood toll up to 25

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 17:58

The death toll from floods in southern France rises to 25, with officials warning that more bodies could yet be found.
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Nigeria sunk by Greece comeback

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 17:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Nigeria Nigeria

Greece earn their first World Cup win as they come back from a goal down to beat Nigeria, who have Sani Kaita sent off in the first half.
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Deadly floods hit southern France

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 22:00

Flash floods in south-eastern France leave at least 19 people dead and hundreds of homes flooded, officials say.
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French raise retirement age to 62

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 17:22

France's retirement age will be raised from 60 to 62 over the next eight years as part of sweeping pension reforms.
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Horse Racing: Peslier eyes double

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 15:00

Goldikova edges out Paco Boy to win the Queen Anne Stakes while Canford Cliffs claims the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
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Modigliani sells for 43.2m euros

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 8:24
related places: Paris

A sculpted limestone head by Amedeo Modigliani sells for 43.2m euros (£35.8m) at Christie's auction house in Paris - a record for the artist.
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Leaders call for global bank tax

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 1:37
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy renew calls for a global bank tax.
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Germany wary of French EU vision

Monday, June 14th 2010, 17:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Eu

The French and German leaders are meeting to try to smooth over rifts on economic policy only days ahead of an EU summit.
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Raw deal

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 16:30

Mystery plague stalks French oyster farms
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Russia backs away from Iran deal

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:54
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Moscow will freeze the sale of surface-to-air missiles to Iran, according to French officials.
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British soldiers' graves defaced

Friday, June 11th 2010, 11:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers' graves in France are defaced with "Nazi graffiti", according to news agency reports.
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EU urged to ban high-risk trading

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 16:20
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany urge the European Commission to impose an EU-wide ban on speculative trading known as naked short-selling.
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French troops in Senegal pullout

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 12:38
related countries: Senegal Senegal

France is closing its military bases in Senegal - 50 years after the independence of its former West Africa colony.
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Kerviel bosses 'encouraged' risks

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 16:26
related places: Paris

Alleged Societe Generale "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel tells his Paris trial his bank bosses "encouraged" risk-taking.
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Europeans 'could play Gaza role'

Monday, June 7th 2010, 5:08
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Eu

The EU could monitor aid to Gaza, France says, after Israel rules out an international probe into its deadly flotilla raid.
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Nadal powers to fifth French Open title

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 16:01

Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling in straight sets to win his fifth French Open title and regain the world number one ranking.
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Live - French Open men's final

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 12:45

World number two Rafael Nadal is up against 2009 nemesis Robin Soderling as he targets his fifth French Open title.
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Schiavone win down to self-belief

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 20:08

French Open champion Francesca Schiavone says believing in herself was the key to her stunning French Open win.
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Nadal ready for Soderling rematch

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 17:10
related places: Four

Four-time champion Rafael Nadal insists revenge is not on his mind as he prepares to take on his 2009 conqueror Robin Soderling in the French Open final on Sunday.
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Schiavone wins French Open title

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 15:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Italy Italy

Francesca Schiavone beats Australia's Sam Stosur in the French Open final to become the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Live - French Open women's final

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 12:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Italy Italy

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title after a brilliant 6-4 7-6 win over Sam Stosur at Roland Garros.
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French minister fined for racism

Friday, June 4th 2010, 18:06

A French court fines Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux for making racist comments to a man of Arab origin.
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Nadal to meet Soderling in final

Friday, June 4th 2010, 17:17

Rafael Nadal produces a commanding display to beat Jurgen Melzer and reach his fifth French Open final, where he will play Robin Soderling.
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Euro down to four-year dollar low

Friday, June 4th 2010, 16:58

The euro falls to a new four-year low against the dollar after the French PM suggests the weakening euro is "good news".
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Stosur & Schiavone set for final

Friday, June 4th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Australia Australia, Italy Italy

Australia's Sam Stosur and Italian Francesca Schiavone meet in the French Open final on Saturday with a first Grand Slam title on the line for both players.
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Live - French Open

Friday, June 4th 2010, 10:54

Rafael Nadal meets surprise semi-finalist Jurgen Melzer at the French Open, with Robin Soderling waiting in the final.
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Sarkozy faces 'arms deal' claims

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 17:18

France's leader is challenged over possible links to suspected arms commissions allegedly used to fund political campaigns.
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Stosur reaches French Open final

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 14:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Sam Stosur storms into her first Grand Slam final with a crushing win over fourth seed Jelena Jankovic at the French Open.
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Schiavone makes French Open final

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 13:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final as Elena Dementieva pulls out of their French Open semi-final with an injury.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 11:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Elena Dementieva withdraws after losing the first set against Francesca Schiavone, while Jelena Jankovic plays Sam Stosur in the French Open women's semi-finals.
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Melzer dumps out Djokovic in epic

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 18:24

World number three Novak Djokovic becomes the latest seed to crash out of the French Open as he loses to Jurgen Melzer in an epic quarter-final.
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Live - French Open

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 11:58

Rafael Nadal continues his quest for a fifth French Open title against Nicolas Almagro, after Sam Stosur claims a shock win over Serena Williams.
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Federer crashes out to Soderling

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 17:45

Defending champion Roger Federer is dumped out of the French Open by Robin Soderling, losing his quarter-final 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-4.
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France backs Africa's global role

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 17:30

France calls for Africa to have a bigger say in world affairs and better representation on the UN Security Council.
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Sculptor Louise Bourgeois dies

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 15:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois - famous for her giant spider sculptures - dies in New York at the age of 98.
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Live - Federer v Soderling

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 12:00

Robin Soderling stuns world number one and defending champion Roger Federer in the French Open quarter-finals.
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Sculptor Louise Bourgeois dies

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 1:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois - famous for her giant spider sculptures - dies in New York at the age of 98.
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Henin slumps to defeat by Stosur

Monday, May 31st 2010, 14:21

Australia's Sam Stosur becomes the first player to beat Justine Henin at the French Open for six years as she stuns the four-time champion to reach the quarter-finals.
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France seeks Africa business ties

Monday, May 31st 2010, 10:06
related places: Nice

France aims to boost business ties with Africa at a summit with the continent's leaders in the Riviera city of Nice.
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Live - French Open

Monday, May 31st 2010, 9:00

Rafael Nadal is in action at the French Open, following Justine Henin's loss to Samantha Stosur and victory for Serena Williams.
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Live French Open

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 9:03

Britain's Andy Murray is knocked out of the French Open with a straight sets defeat by Tomas Berdych in the last 16.
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Nadal coasts past Hewitt in Paris

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 18:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hewitt, Paris

Second seed Rafael Nadal makes comfortable progress into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-4 6-3 win over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt.
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Work starts to get Concorde aloft

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 13:32

A French Concorde is examined as part of a project aiming to get the supersonic jet back in the air.
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Work starts to get Concorde back in the air

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 13:32

A French Concorde is examined as part of a project aiming to get the supersonic jet back in the air.
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Live - French Open

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 8:59

Justine Henin faces Maria Sharapova on day seven of the French Open, while Jelena Jankovic is also in action.
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Live - French Open

Friday, May 28th 2010, 8:59

Robin Soderling and Caroline Wozniacki are on court at the French Open as Andy Murray beats Marcos Baghdatis to reach last 16.
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Murray eases past Chela in Paris

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 19:18
related places: Paris

Andy Murray beats Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-2 to set up a third-round clash with Marcos Baghdatis at the French Open.
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French rally over pension reform

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 17:59

Tens of thousands of striking workers rally across France to protest against the government's plans to raise the retirement age.
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Rwandan doctor arrested in France

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 10:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

French authorities arrest a Rwandan doctor accused of involvement in the genocide, a move welcomed by Kigali.
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Live - Murray v Chela

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 8:58

Andy Murray resumes his second-round clash with Juan Ignacio Chela on a rain-interrupted day five at the French Open.
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Champion Kuznetsova edges through

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 17:57
related countries: Germany Germany

Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova survives a huge scare to beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic 4-6 7-5 6-4 and advance to round three of the French Open.
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French Open day four as it happened

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 8:58

Andy Murray is 6-2 3-3 against Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round of the French Open before bad light stops play.
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Three Mauritania death sentences

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 19:31
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

A Mauritanian court sentences three to death for the 2007 murders of French tourists, the first such ruling in 20 years.
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In-form Nadal sees off gutsy Mina

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 16:48

Rafael Nadal battles into the second round of the French Open following a 6-2 6-2 6-2 win over hot prospect Gianni Mina.
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Henin comes through French opener

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 10:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgian Justine Henin beats Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4 6-3 to make round two in her first appearance at the French Open since winning her fourth title in 2007.
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Live - French Open

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 8:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rafael Nadal begins his French Open campaign with an easy win against French wildcard Gianni Mina, while Justine Henin also progresses.
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Federer overcomes Luczak in Paris

Monday, May 24th 2010, 12:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Paris

Roger Federer begins the defence of his French Open title with a 6-4 6-1 6-2 victory over Australia's Peter Luczak.
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Live - Murray v Gasquet

Monday, May 24th 2010, 9:00

Andy Murray fights back to beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet in five sets to reach the second round of the French Open.
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Murray set for early French test

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 16:18

Andy Murray will find himself the centre of attention as early as day two of the French Open when he takes on Richard Gasquet in the pick of the first-round matches.
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French farmers turn Champs-Elysees green

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 12:09
related places: Champs, Paris

The Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris is turned into a green space by farmers to highlight their financial plight.
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Live - French Open

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 9:07
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Women's second seed Venus Williams is last out on the Suzanne Lenglen court at the French Open after men's seed Ernests Gulbis and Briton Anne Keothavong suffer first-round exits at Roland Garros.
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Weight 'key' in kidney transplant

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 23:32

Matching up the weight of donors and recipients boosts success in kidney transplants, suggests French research.
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