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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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Bush and Sarkozy declare Iran aim

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 23:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, Washington

The US and French presidents say they will work jointly to convince Iran to give up its nuclear programme.
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French president welcomed by US

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is warmly welcomed in Washington at the start of his first official visit to the US.
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Sarkozy begins Washington visit

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 2:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

President Sarkozy of France begins his first official US visit, sealing a rapprochement between the two nations.
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Seven Europeans quit Chad jail

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 22:30
related countries: Chad Chad

Seven of the 17 Europeans accused of child abduction in Chad fly home with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Tennis: Nalbandian crushes Nadal

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 17:21

David Nalbandian caps a stunning late-season surge by thrashing world number two Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-0 to win the Paris Masters.
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Tennis: Nadal faces Nalbandian

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 17:18

Rafael Nadal will face David Nalbandian in the Paris Masters final, while Richard Gasquet gets the last Masters Cup spot.
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Lavish lifestyles of Paris's top dogs

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 15:16
related places: Paris

The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby investigates the Parisians' love affair with their four-legged friends.
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Tennis: Federer struggles to win

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 22:22

Roger Federer beats Ivo Karlovic in three sets reach the third round of the Paris Masters.
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Protest over Chad child scandal

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 17:00
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: Abeche

People in the Chadian town of Abeche protest about last week's alleged attempt to smuggle children to France.
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IAEA findings on Iran dismissed

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 9:52
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

France and the US dismiss the UN nuclear watchdog's finding that there is no evidence Iran is building a bomb.
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Prison 'likely' in Chad child row

Monday, October 29th 2007, 15:04
related countries: Chad Chad

A Chadian minister says six French aid workers are likely to go to jail after trying to fly 100 children out of Chad.
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Sarkozy walks out of TV interview

Monday, October 29th 2007, 10:46
related countries: United States United States

French President Nicolas Sarkozy abruptly ends an interview with US TV when asked about his divorce.
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Air France strike chaos continues

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 1:32

More travel chaos is expected at France's main airports as a strike by Air France workers continues.
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Spanish plane crew held in Chad

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 16:45
related countries: Chad Chad, Spain Spain

Chad authorities detain seven Spanish crew members of a plane chartered to fly more than 100 children to France.
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Algerian jailed for Paris blasts

Friday, October 26th 2007, 21:38
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

An Algerian man is sentenced to life in jail for helping to fund the deadly 1995 Paris Metro bomb attacks.
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French held over Chad 'adoptions'

Friday, October 26th 2007, 13:52
related countries: Chad Chad

Nine French citizens are arrested in Chad over an alleged attempt to fly children out of the country.
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Sarkozy details green France plan

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 18:14

France's President Sarkozy calls for taxes to hit polluters and for French use of pesticides to be halved.
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Injured Diana spoke, witness says

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 15:40
related places: Paris

Princess Diana was heard saying "oh, my God" as she lay injured after her crash in Paris, her inquest is told.
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Cycling: Tour gets 2008 revamp

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 11:49

Changes to the rules, course and anti-doping measures for the Tour de France are unveiled.
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Rugby: New French coach named

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 16:15

Former France flanker Marc Lievremont is named coach of the nation's rugby team.
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French parliament adopts DNA bill

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 12:03

France's parliament passes a controversial law that offers DNA tests for foreign migrants joining relatives.
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Mediterranean summit proposed

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 0:45

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy invites Mediterranean leaders to a summit aimed at forging closer ties.
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France holds Swedish betting boss

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 8:44
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Online betting firm Unibet says its boss has been detained by police over an alleged breach of French gambling laws.
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France and Morocco in train deal

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 1:43
related countries: Morocco Morocco

France's President Sarkozy signs a deal in Morocco to build a high-speed rail link between Tangiers and Marrakesh.
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Cycling: Mayo cleared over EPO

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 17:49

Spain's Iban Mayo is cleared of taking performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France.
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South Africa win Rugby World Cup

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 20:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

South Africa end England's reign as world champions in Paris as they claim their second World Cup victory.
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Rugby: England v SA countdown

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 16:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Tension mounts for England and South Africa fans as the build-up continues to the Rugby World Cup final.
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French trains resume after strike

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 14:35

Rail service resumes across much of France as a strike over pension reform winds down.
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Rugby: Argentina take third place

Friday, October 19th 2007, 20:56
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina power to a convincing victory over France to claim third place in the Rugby World Cup.
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More chaos in French rail strike

Friday, October 19th 2007, 18:18

A second day of strikes by French rail workers hits Paris commuters, with delays set to last until Saturday.
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Rwanda suspect caught in France

Friday, October 19th 2007, 11:48
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan wanted in connection with the killing of 25,000 people is arrested in France, Interpol says.
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Five baby corpses found in France

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 21:51
related places: Valognes

The bodies of five babies are found in northern France, as a woman is questioned on suspicion of infanticide.
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French strike action to continue

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 20:54

A one-day strike by French transport workers causes chaos, amid threats that action could continue.
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Football: Drogba 'wants to leave'

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 15:53

Didier Drogba is unhappy at Chelsea and wants to leave the club, according to an interview he has given to France Football magazine.
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French president and wife divorce

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 15:18

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia have divorced "by mutual consent", it is announced.
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Cancer patients' battle for justice

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 11:40
related places: Epinal

Emma Jane Kirby travels to Epinal in eastern France to meet people who are suffering from the effects of too much radiation caused by their cancer treatment.
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Strike disrupts French transport

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 20:56

French unions hold a 24-hour transport strike, disrupting the country's networks, especially the railways.
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Media question Sarkozy marriage

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 16:55

Speculation grows in the French press that President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia are to divorce.
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Rugby U: S Africa into World Cup final

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 20:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina, South Africa South Africa
related places: Paris

England will face a World Cup final rematch with South Africa after the Springboks end Argentina's glorious run in the semis.
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Live - South Africa v Argentina

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 17:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Paris

South Africa face Argentina for the right to meet England in the World Cup final.
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French mercenary Denard dies

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 11:40

French mercenary Bob Denard, notorious for coup attempts and wars in Africa, dies aged 78, his family says.
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Rugby: England through to final

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 20:44
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jonny Wilkinson sends England into the World Cup final as the champions beat France in dramatic fashion.
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Live - England v France

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 18:26
related places: Paris

England shock France 14-9 thanks to a huge performance in Paris to earn their place in the World Cup final.
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Dutch magic mushrooms ban

Friday, October 12th 2007, 16:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government is to ban the sale of psychedelic mushrooms following the death of a French tourist.
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Rugby U: England set for semi

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

England fans are flocking to Paris for the World Cup semi-final against France.
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Kenya awards internet cable deal

Friday, October 12th 2007, 10:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Alcatel-Lucent wins the undersea internet cable project to give Kenya better links with the world.
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French playboy jailed 30 years on

Friday, October 12th 2007, 0:18

A former French Riviera playboy is jailed for the murder of his girlfriend three decades after she vanished.
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Cycling: Landis in drugs plea

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 21:37

Floyd Landis will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn a doping ban imposed after he failed a drugs test in winning the 2006 Tour de France.
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Rugby: England XV unchanged

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 13:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Brian Ashton names an unchanged team for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against France.
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Sarkozy hails talks with Putin

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 8:47
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says progress is made at talks with Russia's leader on Iran's nuclear issue.
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Rugby: Betsen in France team

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 8:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flanker Serge Betsen is fit to face England as France name the same starting XV who beat New Zealand for Saturday's World Cup semi-final.
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Five held over Paris Monet attack

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 17:42
related places: Paris

Police make five arrests after a painting by Monet is vandalised by a gang of intruders at a Paris museum.
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Disk technology takes Nobel Prize

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 14:47
related countries: Germany Germany

French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany win the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics.
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Sarkozy to meet Putin in Moscow

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 4:23
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

French President Nicolas Sarkozy travels to Moscow for his first bilateral summit with Vladimir Putin.
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Diana inquest jury on Paris visit

Monday, October 8th 2007, 13:30
related places: Paris

The jury hearing the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed is spending the day in Paris.
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Gang punches hole in Monet work

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 20:59
related places: Paris

A gang of intruders damages a painting by Impressionist artist Claude Monet at a Paris museum.
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Live - Argentina 19-13 Scotland

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 18:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Paris

Argentina claim a placee in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals with a narrow win over Scotland in Paris.
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Michelin families leave Algeria

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 20:28
related countries: Algeria Algeria

French tyre company Michelin evacuates families of its French workers in Algeria over security concerns.
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Uncertain future for French farmers

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 14:09

Emma Jane Kirby reflects on how possible changes to agricultural subsidies will affect farming in France's Lot region.
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Paris urges tougher Iran sanction

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 7:13
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Eu

France calls on the EU to impose tougher economic sanctions against Iran to end its "nuclear defiance".
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France backs migrant DNA tests

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 5:06

The French Senate approves a bill proposing DNA tests for immigrants who want to join family in France.
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Paris bomb trial upsets families

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 18:33
related countries: Algeria Algeria

An Algerian man facing murder charges over the 1995 Paris Metro blasts upsets victims' families in court.
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Rugby: NZ's Carter to face France

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 13:20
related places: Fly

Fly-half Dan Carter is named in the All Blacks' side to face France in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final in Cardiff.
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Senegal anger at French DNA tests

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 9:00
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Senegal's leader criticises a French plan to carry out voluntary DNA testing of would-be immigrants.
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Rugby: France into quarter-finals

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 16:38
related countries: Georgia Georgia

World Cup hosts France beat Georgia but the victory is not enough to help them avoid a quarter-final against favourites New Zealand in Cardiff.
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Frenchman crowned IMF chief

Friday, September 28th 2007, 18:06

Veteran French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn is formally named as the new head of the IMF.
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Mourners attend Marceau funeral

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 16:22
related places: Paris

Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to Marcel Marceau at the French mime artist's funeral in Paris.
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Sarkozy debut budget eyes growth

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 11:33

French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveils plans to give French employers incentives to allow overtime.
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New CAR Chad force 'not neutral'

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 9:04
related countries: Chad Chad

An aid worker in Chad says the new peacekeeping force may contain too many French troops to be seen as neutral.
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New force for Chad and CAR

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 17:45
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: Eu

The UN Security Council approves a French plan to send UN and EU forces to protect refugees from Darfur.
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Thaw in Franco-Rwandan relations

Monday, September 24th 2007, 16:15
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

The foreign ministers of France and Rwanda meet for the first time since Kigali broke off diplomatic relations.
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ECB attacks France over finances

Monday, September 24th 2007, 9:22

European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet attacks France for being the "number one spender" in Europe.
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Sarkozy leads Marceau tributes

Monday, September 24th 2007, 6:36

French president Nicolas Sarkozy leads the tributes to mime artist Marcel Marceau, who has died aged 84.
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French mime artist Marceau dies

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 10:08

The French mime artist Marcel Marceau, famous for his portrayal of a white-faced clown, dies at the age of 84.
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Rugby: French hopes revived

Friday, September 21st 2007, 20:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Vincent Clerc scores two tries as France win to leave Ireland's World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.
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