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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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France: news

Sarkozy announces huge job cuts

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 22:50

France's president vows to cut thousands of civil service jobs, as unions threaten strikes over pension reform.
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Sarkozy targets pension benefits

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 17:55

French President Sarkozy outlines controversial plans to overhaul pension benefits for half-a-million public workers.
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Russia concerned by Iran war talk

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 12:21
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister raises fears over threats of war in Iran after meeting his French counterpart.
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ElBaradei concern over Iran row

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 10:20
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says force should only be used as a last resort to resolve the dispute with Iran.
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Iran scorns French warning of war

Monday, September 17th 2007, 22:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran responds angrily after France's foreign minister warns of possible war over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Rugby: French demolish Namibia

Sunday, September 16th 2007, 20:47
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Hosts France get their stuttering World Cup campaign back on track with a 13-try romp against Namibia.
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Sikh school sidesteps French ban

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 8:30
related places: Paris

A private Sikh school is set to open in Paris in the wake of tougher French laws on religious dress.
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Rugby: S Africa thrash England

Friday, September 14th 2007, 20:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

South Africa deal England's chances of defending the World Cup a major blow as they destroy the reigning champions in Paris.
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Paris gets new architecture show

Friday, September 14th 2007, 12:52
related places: Paris

France is to celebrate its rich architectural traditions with the opening of a major new museum in the heart of Paris.
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French Polynesia gets new leader

Friday, September 14th 2007, 9:05
related countries: French Polynesia French Polynesia

French Polynesia elects veteran pro-independence leader Oscar Temaru as president.
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F1: McLaren in constructor's ban

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 17:26
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Paris

McLaren are stripped of their points in the 2007 F1 constructors' championship in the "spygate" row but the drivers escape punishment.
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French ex-PM faces judges again

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 10:44

French ex-PM Dominique de Villepin faces judges again in an inquiry that pits him against President Sarkozy.
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Football: Scots win in Paris

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

James McFadden fires Scotland to the top of Euro 2008 qualifying Group B after a nerve-shredding win over France in Paris.
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Noriega remains in Miami jail

Sunday, September 9th 2007, 19:49
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega remains in jail in the US pending a fresh appeal against extradition to France.
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Rugby: French coach defiant

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 6:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

France coach Bernard Laporte insists Les Bleus can bounce back from their shock World Cup loss to Argentina.
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France v Argentina as it happened

Friday, September 7th 2007, 21:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina record a stunning victory over hosts France in the opening match of the World Cup.
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Rugby: Argentina win first match

Friday, September 7th 2007, 20:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina rock Rugby World Cup hosts France with a sensational 17-12 victory in the opening match.
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Noriega suffers extradition blow

Friday, September 7th 2007, 18:12
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

A US judge rules ex-Panama President Manuel Noriega can be extradited to France on laundering charges.
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World Cup ready for big kick-off

Friday, September 7th 2007, 12:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Paris

The sixth Rugby World Cup gets under way at 2000 BST on Friday when hosts France take on Argentina in Paris.
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Rugby: Sella tips France

Friday, September 7th 2007, 6:14
related countries: Argentina Argentina

France legend Philippe Sella believes the hosts can win the Rugby World Cup on home soil - if they beat Argentina.
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Rugby: Sella tips France

Friday, September 7th 2007, 6:14
related countries: Argentina Argentina

France legend Philippe Sella believes the hosts can win the Rugby World Cup on home soil - if they beat Argentina.
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Noriega given stay of extradition

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 1:53
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

A US judge delays the extradition to France of ex-Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to allow an appeal.
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Villepin berates Sarkozy's style

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 20:01

Former French PM Dominique de Villepin criticises the style of his one-time rival, President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Eurostar sets Paris-London record

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 11:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Eurostar arrives in London from Paris in a record time of just over two hours, via a new 186mph line.
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French utility firms agree merger

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 18:06

French utility groups Suez and Gaz de France agree to merge, creating one of the world's largest energy firms.
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French utility groups 'to merge'

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 16:33

Hopes are mounting that French utility groups Suez and Gaz de France are on the brink of signing a merger deal.
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'Leading Eta bomb maker' arrested

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 13:16
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Four

Four suspected Basque separatists, including a key bomb-maker, are held in France, Spanish officials say.
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Brown and Sarkozy in Darfur vow

Friday, August 31st 2007, 2:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy call for intense action to secure a Darfur ceasefire.
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Sarkozy 'loosening' 35-hour week

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 14:38

French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to go further in easing France's maximum 35-hour working week.
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French star sued for hero comment

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 19:57
related countries: Italy Italy

French actress Fanny Ardant is being sued in Italy after calling Red Brigades founder Renato Curcio a "hero".
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Summons in Djibouti death probe

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 16:13
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

A French magistrate orders the trial of two senior Djibouti officials over the death of a French judge.
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Judge agrees Noriega extradition

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 15:47
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

A US judge approves the extradition of Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega to France when he leaves jail.
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Morocco strongman dies in Paris

Monday, August 27th 2007, 19:37
related places: Paris

Morocco's former interior minister, Driss Basri, who was associated with a time of repression, dies in Paris.
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French ex-PM Barre dies

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 11:01
related places: Paris

Raymond Barre, French prime minister for five years from 1976 to 1981, dies in Paris at the age of 83.
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Noriega fails to stop extradition

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 6:56
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

A US judge refuses to block the extradition of Panama's ex-leader to France, where he faces a jail term.
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French minister's brother jailed

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 10:37

The brother of French Justice Minister Rachida Dati is sentenced to a year in jail for drug offences.
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Nike compensated over China fakes

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 8:32
related countries: China China

Two Chinese companies and one French firm are told to compensate Nike over fake shoes, a state report says.
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France reviews paedophile curbs

Monday, August 20th 2007, 19:42

France's president announces new measures to deal with sex offenders in response to a paedophile scandal.
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French foreign minister in Iraq

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 23:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

French FM Bernard Kouchner is in Iraq, the first ministerial visit since France opposed the 2003 US-led invasion.
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German woman kidnapped in Kabul

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 21:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

A German aid worker is seized at gunpoint from a restaurant in Kabul, the first foreigner abducted in two years.
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Rugby: France 22-9 England

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's dismal away form continues as they lose in Marseille in their final warm-up game before the World Cup.
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Sarkozy reveals US holiday hosts

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 13:34
related countries: United States United States

France's Nicolas Sarkozy reveals he was the guest of two wealthy families on his holiday in the US.
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Leading EU nations see slowdown

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 14:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Eu

EU economies Germany and France slow down in the second quarter, missing forecasts, figures show.
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French police uncover 'Eta arms'

Monday, August 13th 2007, 21:51
related places: Biarritz

French police find weapons and explosives in Biarritz, suspected of belonging to Basque separatists Eta.
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Potter teen will not face charges

Monday, August 13th 2007, 7:26

A French teenager who published his own translation of the latest Harry Potter novel will not be prosecuted.
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'Casual lunch' for Bush, Sarkozy

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 22:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush, Maine

US President Bush hosts his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, for informal talks at his family home in Maine.
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France mourns former archbishop

Friday, August 10th 2007, 13:11
related places: Paris

Jewish prayers are said at the funeral of the former Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger.
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Cycling: Contador 'not wanted'

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 17:55

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is not welcome to race in Hamburg because of his connection with a blood doping scandal.
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Teen in Potter translation arrest

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 13:24

A French teen suspected of posting a translation of the latest Harry Potter book on the internet is arrested.
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Stolen Picassos found in Paris

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 19:21
related places: Paris

French police recover three valuable Picasso works stolen from his granddaughter's apartment in Paris.
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Top French Catholic prelate dies

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 20:51
related places: Paris

France's most senior Catholic prelate, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, has died in Paris, aged 80.
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French frown at jogging leader

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 10:57

John Laurenson says Nicolas Sarkozy's habit of going out jogging is alienating him from the French public.
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Sarkozy backs arms deal inquiry

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 20:46
related countries: Libya Libya

France's president says he is willing to back an inquiry into a controversial arms deal with Libya.
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A close look at the Reform Treaty

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 17:05
related places: Eu

The first draft of a new EU treaty can now be read in French and English, but what it means for the EU's half a billion people is not yet easy to determine.
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France and Libya sign arms deal

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 7:20
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya signs its first arms deal with a Western country since 2004, buying missiles and radio equipment from France.
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Rwandan anger at suspect release

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 9:21
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The decision to free two Rwandan men in France may be politically motivated, a Rwandan official says.
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Rwandan suspects freed in France

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 19:18
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Two Rwandan men held in France over their alleged role in the 1994 genocide are released by an appeals court.
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Cycling: Mayo suspended

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 8:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Iban Mayo is suspended by the Saunier Duval team after failing a drugs test during the Tour de France.
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EU watchdogs probe energy firms

Monday, July 30th 2007, 14:02
related countries: Germany Germany

European watchdogs target German energy firm E.On and Gaz de France over anti-competition claims.
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Cycling: Vinokourov fired

Monday, July 30th 2007, 13:59

Alexander Vinokourov is sacked by the Astana team following his positive test for blood doping during the Tour de France.
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Cycling: Millar demands action

Monday, July 30th 2007, 5:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's David Millar urges cycling to get its house in order following the conclusion of another scandal-hit Tour de France.
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Contador wins tainted 2007 Tour

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 15:56
related places: Paris

Alberto Contador wins the 2007 Tour de France, with Daniele Bennati claiming the final stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
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Tour de France Live - Stage 20

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 11:49
related places: Paris

Spain's Alberto Contador wins the Tour de France after Italian Daniele Bennati claims victory on the Champs-Elysees in the final stage.
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France fears new war in Lebanon

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 19:47
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

France's foreign minister warns of renewed war in Lebanon if the country's rival political factions do not talk.
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Contador keeps Tour rivals at bay

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 15:36

Alberto Contador keeps hold of the yellow jersey after Saturday's time trial in a stage won by Levi Leipheimer.
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Cycling: Casar sprints to victory

Friday, July 27th 2007, 16:09

Sandy Casar wins the 18th stage of the Tour de France with a brilliant escape in the final three kilometres.
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French ex-PM faces formal inquiry

Friday, July 27th 2007, 15:16

French ex-PM Dominique de Villepin faces a formal inquiry into allegations he tried to smear Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Germans attack Libya nuclear deal

Friday, July 27th 2007, 13:28
related countries: Germany Germany, Libya Libya

German leaders rebuke France's President Sarkozy over a deal to provide Libya with a nuclear reactor.
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Live - Tour de France stage 18

Friday, July 27th 2007, 10:11
related places: Angouleme, Cahors

The Tour edges closer to the finish line as the riders tackle the 211km stage 18 from Cahors to Angouleme.
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Tour is null and void - Wiggins

Friday, July 27th 2007, 9:40

Britain's Bradley Wiggins says this year's Tour de France is "null and void" following the spate of doping controversies to hit the race.
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French army share scammer jailed

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 15:57
related countries: Israel Israel

A French-Israeli man gets five years in jail for a scam robbing hundreds of French troops out of millions of dollars.
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F1: McLaren escape penalty

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 13:57
related places: Paris

McLaren escape any immediate penalty after a disciplinary hearing into allegations of spying involving their F1 rivals Ferrari.
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Rasmussen 'broken' by Tour exit

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 13:50

Michael Rasmussen protests his innocence as the crisis-hit Tour de France comes to terms with two days of scandal.
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Sarkozy signs deals with Gaddafi

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 22:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The French president signs energy and security deals with Libya after the release of six Bulgarian medics.
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Cycling: Leader kicked off Tour

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 21:33

Race leader Michael Rasmussen is sacked by his Rabobank team and withdrawn from the Tour de France.
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