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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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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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Art thieves strike in Marseille

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 15:24
related places: Marseille, Paris

Thieves steal a work by Picasso and other pictures - a day after a major art theft from a gallery in Paris.
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Dreams of Paris

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 11:19
related places: Paris

Memories of the Seine haunt BBC correspondent
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Cannes protest over Algeria film

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 4:03
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Cannes

Hundreds of people protest in Cannes over a film about Algeria's struggle for independence against France.
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Concorde crash sentence requested

Friday, May 21st 2010, 17:38

French prosecutors seek a suspended jail sentence against the ex-head of the Concorde programme over the 2000 crash.
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Art attack

Friday, May 21st 2010, 14:44

Why the five French stolen paintings are such classics
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Paris art thief hunted by police

Friday, May 21st 2010, 13:36
related places: Paris

French police are searching for clues as to who stole five valuable paintings the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
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Armstrong dismisses Landis claims

Friday, May 21st 2010, 11:14

Lance Armstrong has dismissed disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis's allegations that he saw the seven-time Tour de France winner use illegal drugs.
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Why Zoe does not want a Renault named after her

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:44
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault is facing a backlash over plans to christen a new model Zoe.
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Murray to face Gasquet in Paris

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British number one Andy Murray will play Richard Gasquet in the first round of the French Open.
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Five masterpieces stolen in Paris

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 21:26
related places: Paris

Five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and other famous artists are stolen at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
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Cameron defends not joining euro

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 20:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the government's decision to keep Britain out of the euro, during a meeting with the French President.
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Eta's 'military leader' arrested

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 15:21

French police hold four suspected Eta members in dawn raids, including the man thought to be the group's military leader.
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Landis admits to illegal drug use

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 10:50

Disgraced Tour de France winner Floyd Landis admits using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the majority of his career as a professional rider.
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Blanc to be France boss after Cup

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 10:09
related places: Bordeaux

World Cup winner Laurent Blanc will quit as Bordeaux coach and replace Raymond Domenech as manager of France after this summer's World Cup.
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Eta's 'military leader' arrested

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 8:45

French police hold four suspected Eta members in dawn raids, including the man thought to be the group's military leader.
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French cabinet approves veil ban

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 21:00

France's debate on the Islamic veils takes another turn as the cabinet backs a ban on full face coverings in public.
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French free Iran ex-PM's assassin

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 14:27
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian convicted of the 1991 murder of Iran's ex-Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is released from prison in France.
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Algerian accused in Niger kidnap

Monday, May 17th 2010, 11:26
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Niger Niger

An Algerian driver is accused by Niger of links to the kidnapping of a French tourist by al-Qaeda's North African branch.
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French FM denies Iran 'spy' deal

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 9:39
related countries: Iran Iran

France denies it made a secret deal with Iran to secure the release of a French lecturer charged with spying.
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Iran 'to release' French lecturer

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 15:59
related countries: Iran Iran

A French academic accused of spying in Iran after its 2009 election, will be allowed to leave the country, her lawyer says.
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Claudel wins foreign fiction gong

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 21:18

French writer Philippe Claudel scoops the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel Brodeck's Report.
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Mexico win leaves France on brink

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

France are close to going out of the World Cup after losing to an impressive Mexico side in Polokwane.
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Higuain inspires Argentina victory

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:14
related countries: Greece Greece, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico, Nigeria Nigeria

Gonzalo Higuain scores a World Cup hat-trick - the first since 2002 - as Argentina beat South Korea 4-1 in an entertaining match in Johannesburg.
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France held to draw by 10-man Uruguay

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Uruguay and France play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw in their opening Group A game in Cape Town.
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Robin Hood opens Cannes Festival

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 0:07
related places: Cannes

Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe provide some red-carpet glamour, as Robin Hood opens the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
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Vieira & Nasri left out by France

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 22:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Arsenal's Samir Nasri, Man City's Patrick Vieira and Real Madrid's costly forward Karim Benzema are left out of France's 30-man World Cup squad.
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French MPs condemn Islamic veil

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 19:31

France's parliament condemns the full Islamic face veil as an "affront to the nation's values".
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France opens new Pompidou centre

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 7:06
related places: Metz, Pompidou

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to open a big new outpost of the Pompidou arts centre in Metz, north-eastern France.
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Beirut blues

Monday, May 10th 2010, 23:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Has the Paris of the Middle East lost its charm?
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Ash delays more European flights

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 18:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Volcanic ash drifts across areas of France, Spain, Italy and Germany bringing more disruption to European air travel.
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Cannes 'ready' after freak storm

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:12

Cannes will be cleaned up in time for the film festival, organisers say after it is struck by severe weather and freak waves.
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France to return 15 Maori heads

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 0:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The French parliament votes to return the heads of at least 15 tattooed Maori warriors to New Zealand.
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Thales fined for Taiwan navy deal

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 23:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A court orders France and defence group Thales to pay $830m in compensation to Taiwan over a 1991 arms contract.
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US Navy asked to share sub detail

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cornish

A US nuclear attack submarine could have been responsible for the sinking of a French trawler off the Cornish coast, an expert says.
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Blow the whistle

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 2:48

Call-girl's claims cast cloud over French football
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French former minister convicted

Friday, April 30th 2010, 15:28

French senator and former interior minister Charles Pasqua gets a one-year suspended jail term for corruption.
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Sarkozy and Bruni in China visit

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 6:00
related countries: China China

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni arrive in China on a visit to smooth bilateral relations.
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France keeps Noriega in detention

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 19:04
related countries: Panama Panama
related places: Paris

Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is to be held in French custody until his trial, a judge in Paris rules.
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Noriega 'to fight French charges'

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 17:04
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

Panama ex-leader Manuel Noriega faces French prosecutors after his US extradition and will fight money-laundering charges.
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US extradites Noriega to France

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 9:29
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega is extradited from the US to France, where he is wanted for money laundering.
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Man held over French murder

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 17:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A British man appears in court over the murder of the wife of a famous French film maker in Ireland 14 years ago.
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Belgium in new bid to end crisis

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 12:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands

Belgium's king asks a minister to mediate in the row between French and Dutch-speaking parties which toppled the government.
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Face-veil driver fined in France

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 17:28

French police fine a Muslim woman for wearing a full-face veil while driving, saying it posed a safety risk.
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French tourist 'seized in Niger'

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 9:46
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Niger Niger

A French man and his Algeria driver are reportedly kidnapped in Niger's desert, where al-Qaeda's North African branch operate.
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French fury over photo of man wiping bottom with tricolour

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 23:01

France's justice minister calls for legal action against an artist who was photographed wiping his bottom with the tricolour.
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French MPs to debate veil ban law

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 13:23

French President Nicolas Sarkozy orders parliament to debate a law banning women from wearing full-face Islamic veils in public.
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Basque hurt in Paris Arc plunge

Friday, April 16th 2010, 13:17
related places: Arc, Paris

A Basque activist is seriously hurt in a fall from the Arc de Triomphe during a demonstration in Paris.
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Silence over abuse priest praised

Friday, April 16th 2010, 11:55

The Vatican confirms a 2001 letter in which a cardinal praised a French bishop for not denouncing a paedophile priest.
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Le Pen daughter in succession bid

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 11:52

The daughter of French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen says she hopes to replace him once he stands down.
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Behind French veil

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 0:25

'Portable coffin' or 'enhanced freedom'?
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 17:30
related places: Bordeaux, Lyon

Man Utd go out of the Champions League on away goals despite beating Bayern Munich 3-2 at Old Trafford, while Lyon knock out French rivals Bordeaux.
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