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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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Ricco wins as Kirchen takes lead

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 15:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Riccardo Ricco wins stage six of the Tour de France as Kim Kirchen takes the yellow jersey in the first significant climb of the race.
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Live - Tour de France stage six

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 10:55

Saunier Duval-Scott's Riccardo Ricco outsprints Alejandro Valverde to win stage six of the Tour de France.
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Sarkozy warns EU on treaty debate

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 8:52
related places: Eu

France's President Sarkozy warns the European Parliament that the EU must not waste time on more treaty negotiations.
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French firm 'quits Iran gas deal'

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 6:49
related countries: Iran Iran

French energy firm Total will not invest in Iran because it is too risky, the company's boss says in a newspaper interview.
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Student murders accused in court

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 3:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man accused of murdering two French students is due in court in London as police question two other suspects.
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Man charged with student murders

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is accused of double murder and two others are arrested over deaths of two French students in London.
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Cavendish claims maiden stage win

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins stage five of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish.
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Furious French row over break-in

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:10

French politicians react angrily to accusations that President Sarkozy is linked to a break-in at the flat of Socialist Segolene Royal.
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Furious French row over break-in

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 13:37

French politicians react angrily to accusations that President Sarkozy is linked to a break-in at the flat of Socialist Segolene Royal.
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Live - Tour de France stage five

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's David Millar continues his challenge for the yellow jersey on day five of the Tour de France.
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Sarkozy decides to go to Olympics

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 9:56
related countries: China China

French President Sarkozy will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, quashing speculation about a boycott.
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Warning over French uranium leak

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 8:59

Unenriched uranium leaks from a nuclear plant into two rivers in southern France.
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EU backs French immigration pact

Monday, July 7th 2008, 21:03
related places: Eu

EU ministers have backed French plans to introduce common rules for integration and asylum across the union.
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Second arrest over student deaths

Monday, July 7th 2008, 10:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A second man is arrested over the murders of two French students who were stabbed and set alight in London.
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New appeal over students' murder

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Police release an e-fit of a man seen near the scene of the double murder of two French students in south London.
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Student's family appeal to killer

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The parents of a French student stabbed to death and burned in a London flat say his killer "cannot hide forever".
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French set to shell out more for snails

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 7:50

The price of that French delicacy the snail is set to soar because of foreign suppliers' rising wages.
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Betancourt 'delight' at health tests

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 22:01
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Ingrid Betancourt says she is delighted by the results of initial medical tests after her years as a hostage of Colombian rebels.
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Valverde triumphs in Tour opener

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Alejandro Valverde wins the first stage of the Tour de France to claim the coveted yellow jersey.
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Man arrested over London murders

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is arrested in connection with the murder of two French students who were stabbed and burned in a flat in London.
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Tour de France: Stage one as it happened

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brest, Plumelec

Alejandro Valverde wins the opening stage of the 2008 Tour de France from Brest to Plumelec.
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Video shows daring Colombian raid

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 4:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia releases video of the audacious raid that freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt, as she returns to France.
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In pictures

Friday, July 4th 2008, 22:09

France hails the returning Ingrid Betancourt
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Betancourt joy at French return

Friday, July 4th 2008, 21:05
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Paris

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt is given a hero's welcome in Paris as video is released of her rescue.
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France suspends 'shooting' troops

Friday, July 4th 2008, 19:13

Two teams of soldiers and five officers are suspended over a shooting at a military show in south-west France.
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SocGen hit by rogue trader fine

Friday, July 4th 2008, 17:53

French bank Societe Generale is fined 4m euros for allowing one of its staff members to operate as a rogue trader.
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Sarkozy: Poles won't block Lisbon

Friday, July 4th 2008, 15:22
related countries: Poland Poland, Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy says that the Polish president has reassured him he will not block the Lisbon treaty.
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Air France eyes move to railways

Friday, July 4th 2008, 10:21

Air France confirms it is in talks with French group Veolia about launching a high-speed rail service.
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Burglary clue to student murders

Friday, July 4th 2008, 7:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The stabbing of two French students in London could be linked to a burglary, police say.
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Betancourt urges Farc peace talks

Friday, July 4th 2008, 3:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Freed French-Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt urges that Farc guerrillas release captives and engage in peace talks.
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Betancourt reunited with family

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 20:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt holds an emotional reunion with her children after six years as a hostage.
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Betancourt hails 'perfect' rescue

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 13:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt says her release from captivity along with 14 other hostages is a "miracle".
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French fire victims 'stabbed'

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two French students found stabbed to death in a London flat had suffered "horrific" injuries, police say.
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Five to face Concorde crash trial

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 11:31

A US airline and five people are to be tried for manslaughter over the 2000 Concorde crash.
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EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 14:40

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson accuses French President Nicolas Sarkozy of undermining him.
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Ill Zambian leader flown to Paris

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 9:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Zambia Zambia
related places: Paris

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa is flown to Paris after suffering a stroke in Egypt.
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France terror laws 'flout rights'

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 9:11

Anti-terrorism laws in France violate human rights and prevent suspects from getting a fair trial, a human rights group says.
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Sarkozy rebuke to TV technician becomes web hit

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 21:44

Off-air footage of a rebuke by French Nicolas Sarkozy of a French TV technician becomes an internet hit.
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Rasmussen receives two-year ban

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 20:25
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Michael Rasmussen is suspended for two years by the Monaco Cycling Federation following his expulsion from last year's Tour de France.
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Rocky start to French presidency

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 17:48
related countries: Poland Poland, Portugal Portugal
related places: Eu

President Sarkozy admits that France's EU presidency is off to a bumpy start, as Poland casts doubt on the Lisbon Treaty.
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Poland in new blow to EU treaty

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 15:39
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Eu

Poland's President Kaczynski says he will not sign the EU's reform treaty at present, as France takes over the bloc's presidency.
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French army chief quits over shooting

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 11:30

France's army chief of staff resigns after a soldier injured 17 people at a show by using live rounds instead of blanks.
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Warning as France takes EU helm

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 4:30
related places: Eu

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says "something isn't right" with the EU as France takes over the presidency.
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Taking charge

Monday, June 30th 2008, 18:11
related places: Eu

France eyes ambitious plans for the EU presidency
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Sarkozy vows action over shooting

Monday, June 30th 2008, 15:27

French President Sarkozy calls for swift and severe punishment after 17 people were shot during an army open day.
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Court fines eBay over fake goods

Monday, June 30th 2008, 13:11

A French court orders eBay to pay 40 million euros in damages to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake goods.
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French shooting show injures 17

Monday, June 30th 2008, 8:27

A military shooting demonstration in France leaves 17 people wounded, after real bullets are used instead of blanks.
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1968 and all that

Monday, June 30th 2008, 4:07

Was Paris 68 a real revolution - or rich kids having fun?
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Iran exiles back armed opposition

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 22:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Thousands of supporters of Iran's outlawed opposition rally in France to end international bans on its armed wing.
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Internet overhaul wins approval

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 18:45
related places: Paris

A complete overhaul of the way people navigate the internet has been given the go ahead in Paris.
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Sarkozy irks female MPs with gift of grey silk tie

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 15:47

The French president includes a grey silk tie in a present to all the country's MPs, prompting calls of sexism.
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French hostages released in Niger

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 23:15
related countries: Niger Niger

Tuareg-led rebels free four French workers they had kidnapped from a uranium mine in northern Niger.
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Scare as Sarkozy departs Israel

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 15:55
related countries: Israel Israel

Confusion mars the French president's departure from Israel as a policeman guarding the airport shoots himself dead.
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Arsenal poised to seal Nasri deal

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 16:25
related places: Marseille

Marseille's French midfielder Samir Nasri says he has agreed a four-year deal to join Arsenal.
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France in EU row over tuna catch

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 11:46
related places: Eu

France clashes with the EU Commission after it calls an early halt to bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean.
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Sarkozy urges settlement freeze

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 11:30
related countries: Israel Israel

French President Sarkozy, addressing Israeli MPs, calls for an end to settlement building in the West Bank.
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French workers kidnapped in Niger

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 9:03
related countries: Niger Niger

Tuareg-led rebels abduct four French workers from a uranium mine in northern Niger but say they are not in danger.
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'Culture shock'

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 23:07

The woman urging France to roll up its sleeves and work
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Sarkozy urges Palestinian state

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 18:42
related countries: Israel Israel

French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for the creation of a Palestinian state, on the first such visit to Israel for 12 years.
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Raikkonen problem gifts Massa win

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 17:15

Ferrari's Felipe Massa wins the French Grand Prix after team-mate Kimi Raikkonen suffers a broken exhaust, as Lewis Hamilton finishes 10th.
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Live - French Grand Prix

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 11:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Cours, Magny

Felipe Massa leads the French Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton languishes down the field.
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France signs Algeria nuclear deal

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 15:42
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Algiers

France and Algeria sign an agreement on civil nuclear co-operation as the French PM makes a rare visit to Algiers.
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F1: Ferrari lock out France front row

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 13:04
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen takes pole ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa at Magny-Cours, while Lewis Hamilton will start in 13th place.
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Live - French GP qualifying

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 11:36
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Cours, Magny

Formula One's top drivers battle it out for pole position at Magny-Cours - but Lewis Hamilton faces a 10-place grid penalty.
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Key ocean mission goes into orbit

Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jason

The Jason-2 ocean mapping satellite, a joint venture between France and the US, is launched into space.
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Protect patisserie

Friday, June 20th 2008, 7:30

France's grand designs for its culinary culture
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Sarkozy warning on EU expansion

Friday, June 20th 2008, 7:10
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Eu, Lisbon

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the EU will not be able to expand without ratification of the Lisbon treaty.
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Court suspends French virgin case

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 17:45

A French court suspends an order annulling the marriage of a French Muslim woman, accused of lying about being a virgin.
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Israel 'detained' French diplomat

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 17:10
related countries: Israel Israel

France complains to Israel about the treatment of one of its diplomats, who it says was detained at a Gaza crossing.
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Off base

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 18:11

Military cuts spark economic fears for French towns
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'Olmert to face Assad' in Paris

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Israel's Ehud Olmert and Syria's Bashar al-Assad will come face to face next month in Paris, says France's foreign minister.
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Fighting fit?

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 14:19

Why cuts in the French military are no retreat
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French defence to counter terror

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 11:43

President Nicolas Sarkozy says terrorism is the greatest threat to France as he presents a new defence strategy.
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France refuses EU treaty revision

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 11:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal
related places: Eu, Lisbon

The EU must not renegotiate a reform treaty despite the Irish rejection of the Lisbon deal, France says.
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France's military faces overhaul

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 8:02

More than 50,000 military jobs are to be cut in France under plans to be announced by President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Bush heaps praise on Sarkozy's model wife on goodbye visit

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 0:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

George Bush praises Nicolas Sarkozy on his choice of wife, on the latest leg of the US president's European tour.
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Bush saying 'au revoir' in Paris

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 13:33
related places: Paris

President George Bush has held talks with France's Nicolas Sarkozy on the latest leg of his "farewell" European tour.
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France backing Djibouti in 'war'

Friday, June 13th 2008, 14:15
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Eritrea Eritrea

France says its troops are providing support to Djibouti forces against Eritrean military action.
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Kouchner perturbed by Assad visit

Friday, June 13th 2008, 13:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Paris

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he is not comfortable that Syria's president has been invited to Paris.
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Donors pledge $20bn in Afghan aid

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 16:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Paris

World donors pledge some $20bn to rebuild Afghanistan - but want more done to stamp out corruption and co-ordinate relief.
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