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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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Live - French Open

Friday, June 5th 2009, 10:58
related places: Paris

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro go to a final set in the second semi-final in Paris, after Robin Soderling beats Fernando Gonzalez.
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Parachutists launch D-Day tribute

Friday, June 5th 2009, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Normandy

British veterans are taking part in a series of events in France on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.
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'Utter regret' for French murders

Friday, June 5th 2009, 6:47

The probation officer whose team supervised killer Dano Sonnex speaks of his "utter regret" at the murders of two French students.
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French student murderers get life

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are jailed for life for the "sadistic" murder of two French students in London, as a series of probation blunders are revealed.
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Kuznetsova sets up Safina final

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Svetlana Kuznetsova overcomes a wobble to see off Sam Stosur and book an all-Russian French Open final against top seed Dinara Safina.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Russia Russia

Svetlana Kuznetsova takes on Australian Sam Stosur in the second French Open semi-final, looking to join fellow Russian Dinara Safina in the final.
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French jobless at two-year high

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:25

France's unemployment rate rises to a two-year high as the country continues to be hit by the global recession.
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Freewheeling inmates join first penal Tour de France

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 0:33

Nearly 200 French prisoners prepare to cycle 2,400km (1,500 miles) in the first ever penal Tour de France.
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Brazil navy arrives in ocean zone

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 22:21
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The hunt for clues as to the fate of a French airliner lost in the Atlantic intensifies as the first Brazilian navy vessel arrives.
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Lost jet data 'may not be found'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:58

Flight data recorders of a plane missing over the Atlantic may never be found, officials say, as Paris mourns for those lost.
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French Open day 11 as it happened

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:34

Roger Federer beats Gael Monfils and will meet Juan Martin del Potro in the last four of the French Open, while Svetlana Kuznetsova battles past Serena Williams to book a semi-final against Sam Stosur.
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Federer sweeps into French semis

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:26

Roger Federer remains on course to complete his set of Grand Slam titles after beating Gael Monfils in the French Open quarter-finals.
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Kuznetsova too strong for Serena

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 15:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Svetlana Kuznetsova beats second seed Serena Williams and will face Australia's Samantha Stosur in the French Open semi-finals.
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Ocean search finds plane debris

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 4:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Debris spotted by planes in the Atlantic is from a French airliner which vanished in a storm, Brazil confirms.
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Plane searchers spot ocean debris

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 20:29

Planes searching the Atlantic for a lost French airliner spot a seat and other debris which Brazil says is from the jet.
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Inspired Gonzalez sees off Murray

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:47
related places: Paris

Andy Murray's French Open hopes are ended by Fernando Gonzalez, who outclasses him to reach the semi-finals.
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Safina fights back to reach semis

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 15:52
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Seychelles Seychelles

Top seed Dinara Safina survives a stern test from Belarus teenager Victoria Azarenka and will play Dominika Cibulkova in the French Open semi-finals
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Live - Murray v Gonzalez

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 11:45

Britain's Andy Murray trails Fernando Gonzalez of Chile by two sets to one in the quarter-final at Roland Garros.
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Atlantic searched for lost plane

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 6:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Rescuers from several nations search waters deep in the Atlantic for an airliner missing since Monday with 228 on board.
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Obama wants Queen at D-Day event

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 2:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen

US President Barack Obama is trying to secure an invitation for the Queen to attend official D-Day commemorations in France on Saturday.
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Mystery flight

Monday, June 1st 2009, 21:30
related places: Paris

What caused Paris plane to disappear over the Atlantic?
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Man held over Paris hotel death

Monday, June 1st 2009, 19:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A 39-year-old British man is held in connection with the death of Kinga Legg, a businesswoman found dead in a Paris hotel.
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French plane lost in Atlantic storm

Monday, June 1st 2009, 19:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

France says it is unlikely anyone on board a plane carrying 228 people which vanished en route from Brazil has survived.
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Federer survives five-set battle

Monday, June 1st 2009, 16:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Roger Federer keeps alive his dream of a first French Open title by fighting back from two sets down to beat unseeded Tommy Haas and reach the last eight.
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Live - French Open

Monday, June 1st 2009, 8:53

Roger Federer and Tommy Haas go into a fifth set at Roland Garros, after Serena Williams goes through.
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Champion Nadal falls to Soderling

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 15:54

Four-time champion Rafael Nadal suffers his first French Open defeat as he crashes out to Sweden's Robin Soderling.
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Wanted UK tycoon 'spotted at marina'

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

UK police investigate a sighting of businessman Ian Griffin the day after his girlfriend was found dead in a Paris hotel.
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Live - French Open

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 8:53

Defending champion Rafael Nadal slumps to a stunning defeat against Robin Soderling at Roland Garros, wrecking his hopes of a fifth straight title.
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Paris jewel thief takes $8m haul

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 20:30
related places: Paris

A lone gunman robs an elite Parisian store of jewellery worth more than 6m euros ($8m) in broad daylight.
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Djokovic suffers shock Paris exit

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 18:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic becomes the most high-profile casualty so far at this year's French Open as he loses to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Porsche recovered in Paris murder hunt

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 10:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

UK police find a sports car thought to belong to a man whose girlfriend was found beaten to death in a Paris hotel.
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Live - French Open

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 9:02

Roger Federer is in action on day seven at Roland Garros, after Novak Djokovic and Elena Dementieva go out.
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Venus crashes out of French Open

Friday, May 29th 2009, 18:15

Third seed Venus Williams is sent tumbling out of the French Open with a 6-0 6-4 defeat by Agnes Szavay.
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Snowboard star dies on Mont Blanc

Friday, May 29th 2009, 15:44

Former French Olympic snowboard champion Karine Ruby dies after a mountain accident in the Alps, French police say.
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'Historic' cocaine haul in France

Friday, May 29th 2009, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men are arrested in France after customs officers find a record 684kg (1,507lbs) of cocaine inside their lorry.
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France acquits Djibouti officials

Friday, May 29th 2009, 9:58
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

A French magistrate overturns the conviction of two senior Djibouti officials over the death of a French judge in 1995.
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Live - French Open

Friday, May 29th 2009, 8:52

Maria Sharapova is in action on day six at Roland Garros after Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal go through, but Venus Williams crashes out.
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President weeps over dead son

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 23:30
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: Paris

El Salvador's president-elect makes an emotional appeal in court for answers about the death of his son in Paris.
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French police in hunt for UK man

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 18:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A British businessman is hunted by French police after his girlfriend is found dead at a Paris hotel.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 8:55

Gael Monfils is in action after Roger Federer and Venus Williams battle through on day five at Roland Garros.
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Ruthless Nadal into round three

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 18:05
related countries: Russia Russia

World number one Rafael Nadal will play Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the French Open after powering past Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-1 6-4 6-1.
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Russian 'kidnap' mother back in France

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 13:15
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Russia Russia

A Russian woman accused of abducting her three-year-old daughter is extradited to France from Hungary.
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Live - French Open

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 8:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defending champion Rafael Nadal plays Teimuraz Gabashvili at Roland Garros after British number one Andy Murray books his place in the third round.
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Serena survives first-round test

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 18:09

Second seed Serena Williams is given a huge scare before beating world number 100 Klara Zakopalova in a thrilling first-round match at the French Open.
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French Open day three as it happened

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 17:06

Second seed Serena Williams needs three sets and nine match points before beating Klara Zakopalova at the French Open, joining Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic in the second round.
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France opens military base in UAE

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 9:34
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

President Nicolas Sarkozy has opened a French military base in the UAE, its first permanent base in the Gulf.
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Scientology goes on trial in France

Monday, May 25th 2009, 21:02

The Church of Scientology goes on trial for alleged fraud in France after a woman says she was pressured into paying large sums.
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Nadal & Federer through in Paris

Monday, May 25th 2009, 15:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Paris

Defending champion Rafael Nadal sees off Brazil's Marcos Daniel and Roger Federer beats Spaniard Alberto Martin to reach round two of the French Open.
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Live - French Open

Monday, May 25th 2009, 8:55

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer win but all three British women go out on day two of the French Open.
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Austrian film takes Cannes honour

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 18:39

The White Ribbon by Austria's Michael Haneke sees off strong competition to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film Festival.
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Live - French Open

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 8:52

Andy Murray, Marat Safin and Ana Ivanovic are among those in action on day one of the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray set for Sunday Paris start

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 13:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina

World number three Andy Murray faces Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in the French Open first round on Sunday.
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Murray lands tricky French opener

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 11:58
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray faces a potentially tricky opening to his French Open campaign after being drawn against Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela.
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Ferrari fail in budget-cap appeal

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:01
related countries: Italy Italy

A French court dismisses Ferrari's appeal against the FIA, which wants to introduce an optional £40m budget cap from 2010.
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One-way ticket

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 7:14
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali resists French plans to speed up migrant expulsions
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Pakistan in 'French nuclear deal'

Friday, May 15th 2009, 19:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

French and Pakistani leaders have talks about nuclear co-operation, but there is confusion over what was agreed.
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US sets free test case detainee

Friday, May 15th 2009, 16:59
related countries: Algeria Algeria, United States United States

Algerian detainee Lakhdar Boumediene has left the US-run Guantanamo Bay prison camp for France, officials say.
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Lift-off for European telescopes

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 13:12
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Kourou

An Ariane 5 rocket carrying Europe's Herschel and Planck space telescopes launches from Kourou in French Guiana.
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Telescopes ready for rocket ride

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 11:23
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana
related places: Kourou

Europe prepares to launch the 1.9bn-euro Herschel and Planck observatories from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
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Eviction order

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 23:57
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Extension of French school in Cambodia forces locals out
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French net piracy bill signed off

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 11:37

France passes a law to combat copyright piracy by disconnecting people who illegally download films and music.
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Italy arrests 'al-Qaeda plotters'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 8:17
related countries: Italy Italy

Two French nationals detained in Italy for immigration offences are suspected of being key al-Qaeda figures, Italian police say.
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Facebook campaign finds 'distraught' Nepal skier

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 6:35
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Paris

A Nepali ski racer, apparently distraught after the loss of funding, is found safe in Paris after a Facebook campaign.
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Outrage grows over Tamil deaths

Monday, May 11th 2009, 22:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Outrage is expressed at the UN in New York over the reported heavy loss of life among civilians in Sri Lanka's Tamil war zone.
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French and Italian output drops

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:53
related countries: Italy Italy

France and Italy both see sharp falls in industrial output in March, which are much larger than forecast.
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Neighbourly help in high Pyrenees

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 11:21

Kathy Flower discovers the secret to surviving the global economic downturn in the French Pyrenees.
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Euro MPs bar Le Pen from top role

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 7:19

MEPs change parliamentary rules so as to prevent the French far-right leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, from chairing the assembly.
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Escaped cult leader re-captured

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 21:20
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

A convicted sex offender and cult leader who escaped from prison by helicopter is captured on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Jarvis Cocker to play 'gigs' at Paris yoga classes

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 10:53
related places: Paris

Jarvis Cocker is playing a series of unusual gigs during a week-long residency at an art gallery in Paris.
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French probe into African leaders

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 7:17

A French magistrate opens a preliminary investigation into alleged embezzlement by three African leaders.
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Feminist icon French dies at 79

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 20:04

Marilyn French, author of The Women's Room and seen as one of the great feminist writers, dies of heart failure at 79 in New York.
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Bid to bar Cameroon comic

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 9:46

France tries to ban a half-Cameroonian comic from taking part in European polls because of his allegedly anti-Semitic views.
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On the march

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 7:35
related places: Eu

French see EU's eastward push as a threat
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Clashes at France prison protest

Monday, May 4th 2009, 14:47

Prison guards in France clash with police during protests against overcrowding in the country's jails.
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Somali pirate suspects captured

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 15:33
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, Somalia Somalia

Fourteen suspected Somali pirates are captured in separate operations by a French frigate and the Seychelles coast guard.
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