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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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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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French MPs vote to ban full veil

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 18:07

France has moved a step closer to banning women from covering their face with an Islamic veil.
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French MPs vote to ban full veil

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 16:04

A controversial ban on wearing the Islamic full veil in public is overwhelmingly passed in France's lower house, the National Assembly.
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French MPs vote to ban full veil

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 16:04

A controversial ban on wearing the Islamic full veil in public is overwhelmingly passed in France's lower house.
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Schleck grabs lead as Evans toils

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 15:25
related places: Evans

Andy Schleck takes over the yellow jersey after a punishing stage nine of the Tour de France, which leaves Cadel Evans' victory hopes in tatters.
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Should France ban the full veil?

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 11:28

France's lower house of parliament has approved a ban on wearing the Islamic full veil in public. Is this right?
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French retirement age rise backed

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:28

The French government approves a controversial draft law that would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.
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Sarkozy dismisses donation claims

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 8:44

President Sarkozy of France goes on TV to reject accusations that he received illegal donations from the country's richest woman.
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Minister cleared over Bettencourt tax

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 19:39

A report clears French Labour Minister Eric Woerth of helping L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt to evade taxes.
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Armstrong's Tour hopes disappear

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

Lance Armstrong says his hopes of an eighth Tour de France victory are "finished" after losing more than 11 minutes on stage eight, won by Andy Schleck with Cadel Evans taking the yellow jersey.
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Cavendish wins second Tour stage

Friday, July 9th 2010, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mark Cavendish wins stage six of the Tour de France, sprinting to the line for his second stage victory in a row.
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Police raid heiress adviser home

Friday, July 9th 2010, 14:47

French police raid the offices of the wealth manager of France's richest woman, as part of a probe into illegal campaign funding.
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Accountant amends Sarkozy claim

Friday, July 9th 2010, 8:47

An ex-accountant for France's richest woman appears to recant a claim about alleged illegal donations to Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Funding furore

Friday, July 9th 2010, 8:28

Fresh financial claims rock French politics
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Cycling: Cavendish roars back to win

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 15:54

An emotional Mark Cavendish bounces back from recent setbacks to take the 11th Tour de France stage win of his career.
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Tour de France stage five - as it happened

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 10:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Epernay, Montargis

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara is in the yellow jersey as the Tour moves from Epernay to an expected sprint finish in Montargis.
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Sarkozy campaign funding probed

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 17:33

Prosecutors open an investigation into claims of illegal funding for French President Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign.
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Cycling: Petacchi wins fourth stage

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 15:44

Alessandro Petacchi wins a thrilling sprint finish to take the fourth stage of the Tour de France but Mark Cavendish's challenge fades away.
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Noriega convicted by French court

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 14:08
related countries: Panama Panama

A French court convicts Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega of laundering drug money, sentencing him to seven years in jail.
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Stage four as it happened

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 11:43
related places: Cambrai, Reims

Alessandro Petacchi wins a sprint finish to clinch stage four of the Tour de France from Cambrai to Reims.
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Sarkozy rejects donation 'smears'

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 16:07

French President Nicolas Sarkozy dismisses allegations that his campaign received illegal donations from a L'Oreal heiress.
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Cycling: Hushovd wins Tour de France stage

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 15:51

Thor Hushovd outsprints Geraint Thomas to win stage three of the Tour de France but the Briton climbs to second overall.
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Confident move

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 12:42

Bold new mosque to bring French Muslims into open
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French parliament to debate veil

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 10:33

The French parliament is due to begin a debate on plans to ban women from wearing full Islamic veils in public.
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Live - Tour de France stage three

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 10:32
related places: Paris, Roubaix

Norway's Thor Hushovd wins an incident-packed stage three of the Tour de France in which Fabian Cancellara regains the overall lead ahead of Britain's Geraint Thomas.
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Tour de France: Chavanel wins dramatic stage

Monday, July 5th 2010, 15:28

Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel braves the tricky wet conditions to win the second stage of the Tour de France and take the yellow jersey.
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French ministers quit over perks

Monday, July 5th 2010, 11:09

Two French junior ministers embroiled in spending scandals resign from the government as taxpayers face cuts.
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Live - Tour de France stage two

Monday, July 5th 2010, 10:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Spa, Tour

Sylvain Chavanel wins the 201km second stage of the Tour de France from Brussels to Spa.
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Tour de France: Petacchi wins first stage

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 17:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Alessandro Petacchi wins a sprint finish in a dramatic first stage of the Tour de France marred by three crashes.
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Lagarde eyes EU bank risk results

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 11:27
related places: Eu

France's economy minister says results of tests to see if Europe's banks can cope with more shocks will be published on 23 July.
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Court drops Paris Hilton charges

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 23:58
related countries: Brazil Brazil, South Africa South Africa, United States United States
related places: Port Elizabeth

A South African court drops drugs charges against US socialite Paris Hilton at a court hearing after her arrest following a World Cup game.
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Friday, July 2nd 2010, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

A French court reopens an investigation into claims a US nuclear submarine may have accidentally sunk a fishing boat in 2004, killing five sailors.
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Tour de France dope test 'flawed'

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 4:49

Anti-doping tests for this year's Tour de France cycle race are flawed, the head of the French anti-doping body tells the BBC.
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Whiff of scandal

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 12:30

L'Oreal fortune trial threatens to engulf French minister
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France seeks 10 years for Noriega

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 14:33
related countries: Panama Panama

French prosecutors demand the maximum sentence for Panama's former leader Manuel Noriega on money laundering charges.
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Lock of Napoleon's hair sold to mystery buyer

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 13:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A lock of hair from former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte sells for more than $13,000 at an auction of memorabilia in New Zealand.
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French folly?

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 11:21

Workers build medieval castle by hand, from scratch
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Noriega denies French drug charge

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 14:06
related countries: Panama Panama
related places: Paris

Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega dismisses money-laundering charges as "imaginary" at a trial in Paris.
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Noriega goes on trial in France

Monday, June 28th 2010, 17:33
related countries: Panama Panama

France tries former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega for money-laundering, two months after his extradition from the US.
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Total stops petrol sales to Iran

Monday, June 28th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Iran Iran

French company Total says it has stopped petrol deliveries to Iran, amid growing pressure over Iran's nuclear programme.
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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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