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News: France

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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Hidden away

Friday, July 30th 2010, 15:15

Why nobody suspected French mother over baby deaths
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Sarkozy threat on police attacks

Friday, July 30th 2010, 14:28

President Nicolas Sarkozy says he would like to strip French nationality from anyone of foreign origin who threatened the life of a police officer.
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Sarkozy threat on police attacks

Friday, July 30th 2010, 14:28

President Nicolas Sarkozy says he would like to strip French nationality from anyone of foreign origin who threatened the life of a police officer.
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Suspect mail at US Paris embassy

Friday, July 30th 2010, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

Two employees at the US embassy in France are taken for medical check-ups after a suspect package is identified at the building's post room.
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Suspect mail at US Paris embassy

Friday, July 30th 2010, 14:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Two employees at the US embassy in France are taken for medical check-ups after a suspect package is identified at the building's post room.
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Sale of EDF's UK networks agreed

Friday, July 30th 2010, 9:50
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A consortium headed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing agrees to buy the UK networks of French power group EDF for £5.8bn ($9.1bn).
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Sale of EDF's UK networks agreed

Friday, July 30th 2010, 9:50
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A consortium headed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing agrees to buy the UK networks of French power group EDF for £5.8bn ($9.1bn).
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Novel take on French home shortage

Friday, July 30th 2010, 6:10

Young French people having difficulty finding affordable housing are being given the chance to help older members of society and put a roof over their own heads.
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Novel take on French home shortage

Friday, July 30th 2010, 6:10

Young French people having difficulty finding affordable housing are being given the chance to help older members of society and put a roof over their own heads.
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Frenchwoman 'smothered newborns'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 18:32

Prosecutors say a Frenchwoman has admitted killing eight newborn babies after remains are found in a northern village but says her husband knew nothing.
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Frenchwoman 'smothered newborns'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 18:32

Prosecutors say a Frenchwoman has admitted killing eight newborn babies after remains are found in a northern village but says her husband knew nothing.
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Woerth denies L'Oreal wrongdoing

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:44

France's Labour Minister Eric Woerth tells police investigating the finances of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt he has done nothing wrong.
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Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:07

Police questioned France's Labour Minister Eric Woerth in their probe into the finances of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
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France to shut illegal Roma camps

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:33

French President Nicolas Sarkozy orders illegal Roma gypsy camps to be dismantled and illegal migrants to be deported.
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France to shut illegal Roma camps

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:33

French President Nicolas Sarkozy orders illegal Roma gypsy camps to be dismantled and illegal migrants to be deported.
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French propose Roma control laws

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 1:43

France is to introduce laws aimed at controlling Roma gypsy commuinities and expel those living in the country illegally.
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French propose Roma control laws

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 1:43

France is to introduce laws aimed at controlling Roma gypsy commuinities and expel those living in the country illegally.
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Baby bodies found in French village

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 1:42

A French couple will appear in court on Thursday after police found the bodies of eight newborn babies in a village in northern France.
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Baby bodies found in French village

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 1:42

A French couple will appear in court on Thursday after police found the bodies of eight newborn babies in a village in northern France.
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French police find dead newborns

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 18:42

French police arrest a couple after the bodies of eight newborn babies are found in a village in northern France, officials say.
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David Walliams' wife sues Playboy

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 16:19

Model Lara Stone, who married comedian David Walliams in May, takes legal action against the French edition of Playboy magazine.
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Contador & Astana to part company

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 12:55

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will leave Astana at the end of this season after turning down the offer of a new deal.
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Bruni makes acting debut in Paris

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 7:50
related places: Paris

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy makes her acting debut in a Woody Allen film being shot in Paris.
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China sales drive Peugeot profit

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 7:01
related countries: China China

French car giant Peugeot Citroen reports a return to profit in the first half of the year, driven by strong demand in China.
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French police sent death threats

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 21:52
related places: Grenoble

Almost an entire detective squad in the French city of Grenoble is put on leave after officers were sent death threats.
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Vietnam rejects French officer's ashes plea

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 16:53
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam rejects a request by a French war hero to have his ashes scattered at the site of a defining battle.
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Lost in the desert

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 7:11

Did African divisions hamper efforts to save French hostage?
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Police question L'Oreal heiress

Monday, July 26th 2010, 20:25

Police have questioned France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, over claims of illegal political donations and tax evasion.
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Sarkozy: Hostage killed in cold blood

Monday, July 26th 2010, 16:16

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed the death of a French hostage killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in north-west Africa.
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Sarkozy condemns hostage killing

Monday, July 26th 2010, 14:13

Nicolas Sarkozy confirms the death of a French hostage killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in north-west Africa, condemning it as "odious".
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French nuns win global singing contest

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:01

A group of nuns from a remote region of France has emerged victorious in a worldwide search to find the world's finest female singers of Gregorian chant.
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Al-Qaeda 'kills hostage' in Mali

Monday, July 26th 2010, 8:49
related countries: Mali Mali

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb says it has killed a French hostage being held in Mali, in an audio statement broadcast by al-Jazeera.
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French find love for cricket

Monday, July 26th 2010, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

For centuries, the French have dismissed cricket as a sport for English eccentrics and people from countries which were once part of the British Empire. But the sport is now gaining ground in France.
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Contador seals third Tour victory

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 15:50
related places: Paris

Alberto Contador seals his third Tour de France title in four years as Mark Cavendish sprints to victory on the final stage in Paris for the second successive year.
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Live - Tour de France stage 20

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 12:29

Alberto Contador closes out his third Tour de France triumph as Mark Cavendish wins the final stage on the Champs Elysees and seven-times winner Lance Armstrong bids farewell.
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Contador on verge of third title

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 17:54

Alberto Contador is set to win his third Tour de France after increasing his lead over Andy Schleck to 39 seconds going into the final stage.
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Live text - Tour de France stage 19

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 11:14
related places: Bordeaux, Pauillac

Alberto Contador looks to protect his eight-second lead over Andy Schleck and seal his third Tour de France crown in stage 19, a 52km time trial from Bordeaux to Pauillac.
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Cavendish secures fourth stage win

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 16:01
related places: Bordeaux, Salies

Mark Cavendish wins his fourth stage of this year's Tour de France, and 14th in all, from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux.
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France won't turn the other cheek for flag abuse

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 15:33

France introduces a rule to protect the national flag after a photo of a man wiping his bottom with the tricolour causes outrage.
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France World Cup squad suspended

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 14:46

The French Football Federation suspends all 23 members of France's World Cup squad for their next game.
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France to sell warships to Russia

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 12:17
related countries: Russia Russia

France has agreed to sell two high-tech warships to Russia in the first deal of its kind, the French president has announced.
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Tour de France epic

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 11:49

Drama in wine country - Aquitaine town celebrates
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Live - Tour de France stage 18

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 10:58
related places: Bordeaux, Salies

Manxman Mark Cavendish wins stage 18 of the Tour de France, his fourth victory in this year's race and 14th in total.
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France targets 'al-Qaeda group'

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 9:27

France confirms a raid against alleged al-Qaeda militants thought to be holding a French hostage in the Sahara desert.
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Rare leopard cubs in Paris debut

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 6:05
related places: Paris

A pair of rare south-east Asian clouded leopards have made their debut at a Parisienne zoo.
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Contador resists Schleck to retain lead

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 15:45

Alberto Contador stays with yellow jersey rival Andy Schleck, who wins the 17th stage, all the way up the Col du Tourmalet to remain on course to retain his Tour de France crown.
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Live - Tour de France stage 17

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 10:10

Alberto Contador battles Andy Schleck to keep hold of the yellow jersey in stage 17 of the Tour de France, which ends with a potentially decisive mountain-top finish on the legendary Col du Tourmalet.
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Top two primed for Tourmalet duel

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:04

Andy Schleck believes his battle with Alberto Contador for the Tour de France title will be decided during Thursday's climb up Col du Tourmalet.
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French stars quizzed in sex probe

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 21:02

French football star Franck Ribery is placed under formal judicial investigation for soliciting sex with an under-age prostitute.
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French minister to be questioned

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 18:44

French prosecutors ask to question Labour Minister Eric Woerth over a political scandal linked to France's richest woman.
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Armstrong misses out on stage win

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 15:32

Seven-time winner Lance Armstrong is denied his first stage victory since 2005 by Pierrick Fedrigo in a thrilling sprint finish to the 16th stage of the Tour de France.
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Final Fromelles soldier reburied

Monday, July 19th 2010, 17:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The last of 250 British and Australian WWI troops recovered from mass graves has been reburied in France.
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Contador exploits Schleck mishap

Monday, July 19th 2010, 15:36

Alberto Contador controversially takes advantage of Andy Schleck's misfortune on the 15th stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead from his nearest rival.
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Live text - Tour de France stage 15

Monday, July 19th 2010, 10:23
related places: Ares, Aspet, Bagneres-de-Luchon, Pamiers, Port, Portet

Stage 15 finally explodes into life at the top of the Port de Bales, where Alberto Contador takes advantage of Andy Schleck suffering a mechanical problem.
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Troops patrol French riot village

Monday, July 19th 2010, 9:37

Hundreds of soldiers patrol a normally tranquil village in France's Loire Valley after dozens of armed travellers clashed with police there.
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Riblon wins first Pyrenees stage

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 15:18

Frenchman Christophe Riblon wins stage 14 of the Tour de France, as contenders Denis Menchov and Samuel Sanchez gain on overall leader Andy Schleck.
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Four held after French shooting

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 11:24
related places: Grenoble

Police in Grenoble have arrested four people for attempted murder after a riot on Friday night in which shots were fired.
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Live - Tour de France stage 14

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 9:52
related places: Revel

Frenchman Christophe Riblon wins the first of four stages in the Pyrenees, with Andy Schleck retaining the leader's yellow jersey.
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'World's oldest champagne' found

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 2:00

Divers have found 30 bottles of champagne thought to pre-date the French Revolution on the Baltic seabed.
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Order pledge after Grenoble riots

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 21:37
related places: Grenoble

The French government vows to restore order after rioting in the eastern city of Grenoble over a shooting by police.
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Riot after French police shooting

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 20:20

Riots rock the French city of Grenoble after police pursuing a gang of armed robbers shoot one man dead.
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Baltic divers come up with 'world's oldest champagne'

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 15:43
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish divers find 30 bottles of champagne in a shipwreck believed to date from before the French Revolution in 1789.
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Vinokourov wins after late burst

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 15:26
related places: Revel

Alexandre Vinokourov wins stage 13 of the Tour de France after a late breakaway on the approach to Revel.
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Media spin

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 11:08

French journalism's battle with the president
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Live - Tour de France stage 13

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 10:30
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: Revel, Rodez

Alexandre Vinokourov wins stage 13 of the Tour de France, a 196km ride from Rodez to Revel.
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Bolt beats rival Powell in Paris

Friday, July 16th 2010, 21:22
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Paris

World record holder Usain Bolt beats his fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to win the 100m at the Diamond League event in Paris in a time of 9.84 seconds.
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Contador cuts Schleck's Tour lead

Friday, July 16th 2010, 15:26

Alberto Contador comes second in stage 12 of the Tour de France to reduce Andy Schleck's overall lead to 31 seconds.
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France holds Chechen 'plotters'

Friday, July 16th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chechen, Moscow

Three Chechens charged in France may be linked to the Moscow metro suicide bombings, officials say.
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Live text - Tour de France stage 12

Friday, July 16th 2010, 9:44
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: Bourg, Mende, Peage

Katusha's Joaquin Rodriguez wins in Mende as defending champion Alberto Contador closes the gap on race leader Andy Schleck to 31 seconds.
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Henry calls end to France career

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 16:16

France's all-time record goalscorer Thierry Henry announces his retirement from international football after a 13-year career.
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Cavendish takes controversial win

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 16:01

Mark Cavendish's third stage win of the 2010 Tour de France is overshadowed after HTC team-mate Mark Renshaw is disqualified for headbutting.
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Arrests in French heiress scandal

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 15:41
related places: Four

Four people including a celebrity photographer are arrested in a tax-evasion investigation into France's richest woman.
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Live - Tour de France stage 11

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 10:42
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: Bourg, Sisteron, Valence

Mark Cavendish wins Thursday's 184.5km stage from Sisteron to Bourg-les-Valence.
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Fireworks in Paris mark Bastille Day

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 10:07
related places: Paris

The annual Bastille Day celebrations in France included a spectacular fireworks display above Paris.
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Paulinho snatches win on stage 10

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 16:22

Portugal's Sergio Paulinho wins an uneventful stage 10 of the Tour de France, as Andy Schleck maintains his overall lead.
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In pictures

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 14:46

African troops and leaders join France's Bastille Day celebrations
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French row over Bastille parade

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 12:52

France stages its annual Bastille Day parade, amid criticism of the presence of some African leaders in Paris.
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France celebrates Bastille Day

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 12:24
related places: Paris

Bastille Day celebrations are under way in Paris with large crowds attending the traditional parade along the Champs Elysees, despite heavy rain.
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Live - Tour de France

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 10:50
related places: Chambery, Gap

RadioShack's Sergio Paulinho wins stage 10 of the Tour de France on Bastille Day, while Andy Schleck maintains his overall lead.
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French MPs vote to ban full veil

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 2:08

A controversial ban on wearing the Islamic full veil in public is overwhelmingly passed in France's lower house.
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