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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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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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French gas firm facing EU probe

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 6:59
related places: Eu

The European Commission launches an investigation into the French utility Gaz de France.
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Key Afghan donor meeting in Paris

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 18:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Paris

The Afghan government is to ask international donors to fund a $50bn reconstruction plan at a meeting in Paris, officials say.
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Romania 0-0 France

Monday, June 9th 2008, 18:14

Romania hold France to a goalless draw in a drab opening to Group C at Euro 2008.
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Tennis: Nadal storms to victory

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 15:05

Rafael Nadal thrashes world number one Roger Federer to win a fourth successive French Open title.
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Federer v Nadal as it happened

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 12:50

Defending champion Rafael Nadal beats world number one Roger Federerto win a fourth French Open title.
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Ivanovic seals French Open title

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 14:48

Ana Ivanovic beats Dinara Safina to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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Sarkozy presses Lebanon on peace

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 14:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

French President Nicolas Sarkozy urges leaders in Lebanon to fully implement their recent peace deal, on a visit to Beirut.
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Federer v Monfils as it happened

Friday, June 6th 2008, 14:11

World number one Roger Federer takes on French favourite Gael Monfils for a place in the French Open final.
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Djokovic v Nadal as it happened

Friday, June 6th 2008, 14:10

Defending champion Rafael Nadal beats world number three Novak Djokovic in the first of Friday's French Open semi-finals.
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Tennis: Awesome Nadal sweeps into final

Friday, June 6th 2008, 14:08

Three-time champion Rafael Nadal sweeps aside Novak Djokovic to reach his fourth French Open final.
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Tennis: Ivanovic to face Safina

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 16:16

Ana Ivanovic will play 13th seed Dinara Safina in the French Open women's final and will become the new world number one.
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Paris mourns legend Saint Laurent

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 15:47
related places: Paris, Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent's funeral takes place in a church in central Paris with many celebrities attending.
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France deports genocide suspect

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 14:55
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Genocide suspect Dominique Ntawukuriryayo is transferred from France to the Rwandan war crimes tribunal.
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Jankovic v Ivanovic as it happened

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 13:48

Jelena Jankovic faces fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic in the second women's semi-final at the French Open.
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Tennis: Federer & Monfils to meet in semi

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 16:01

World number one Roger Federer will meet Gael Monfils in the French Open semi-finals.
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Max Mosley wins FIA backing

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 17:50
related places: Paris

Motorsport head Max Mosley wins a confidence vote despite "Nazi orgy" claims.
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Bardot fined over racial hatred

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 16:13

Former film star Brigitte Bardot is fined 15,000 euros by a French court for inciting racial hatred.
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Tennis: Wins for Djokovic, Nadal

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 15:34

Novak Djokovic will meet Rafael Nadal in the French Open semi-finals after straight sets wins at Roland Garros.
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Ivanovic v Schnyder as it happened

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 13:25

World number two Ana Ivanovic beats Patty Schnyder in straight sets at the French Open.
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Football: France calls in Flamini

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 16:46

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini joins France's Euro 2008 squad after Patrick Vieira is ruled out of France's opening game.
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Football: France calls in Flamini

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 16:46

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini joins France's Euro 2008 squad after Patrick Vieira is ruled out of France's opening game.
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Tributes for Yves Saint Laurent

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 16:05

French President Nicolas Sarkozy leads tributes to designer Yves Saint Laurent after his death at the age of 71.
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Sharapova v Safina as it happened

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:56

World number one Maria Sharapova is beaten by Dinara Safina at the French Open.
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Tennis: Safina stuns Sharapova

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:55

Dinara Safina beats world number one Maria Sharapova to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open.
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French train crash kills children

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:37

A train strikes a school bus in the French Alps, killing six children and an adult and injuring dozens, police say.
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Bones found at WWI 'mass grave'

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 12:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Archaeologists in France believe they may have found the WWI grave of hundreds of British and Australian troops.
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French Open men's scores

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 9:30

The latest score updates from the men's fourth round at the French Open.
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Tennis: Ivanovic and Jankovic win

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 15:05

World number two Ana Ivanovic and number three and Jelena Jankovic progress to the French Open quarter-finals.
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Tennis: Davydenko crashes out

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 17:53

Ivan Ljubicic fights back from two sets down to beat fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko at the French Open.
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France offers Iraq rebuilding aid

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 11:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is in Iraq to discuss France's contribution to the rebuilding effort.
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Tennis: Srebotnik stuns Serena

Friday, May 30th 2008, 20:42

Fifth seed Serena Williams and her sister Venus, the eighth seed, are both beaten at the French Open.
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Row over French bogus virgin

Friday, May 30th 2008, 17:05

France's ruling party opposes a court decision to annul a marriage on the basis that the wife lied about being a virgin.
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Tennis: Federer & Nadal win

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 16:29

Top seeds Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal hit top form to reach the third round of the French Open.
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Russian PM Putin to visit France

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 10:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's former President Vladimir Putin is to travel to France on his maiden voyage as prime minister.
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Life sentence for French killer

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 4:27

A French court sentences Michel Fourniret to life in prison for murdering seven girls and young women.
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Mosley sues over Nazi orgy claim

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 22:05

Motorsport boss Max Mosley launches a libel claim in the French courts over claims he took part in a Nazi-themed orgy.
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Tennis: Nadal into second round

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 18:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Rafael Nadal gets his French Open title defence under way with victory over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, while Novak Djokovic races into the third round.
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France to let in eastern workers

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 15:14
related places: Eu

President Sarkozy says France will open its labour market in July to eight EU members in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Nadal v Bellucci as it happened

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 13:44
related places: Paris

Amelie Mauresmo is in action as the third day of the French Open is repeatedly disrupted by rain.
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Sarkozy suggests cap on fuel tax

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 17:02
related places: Eu

France's president suggests the EU could cap the level of tax on fuel, as protest at rising prices spread.
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Jump record fails to take flight

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:55

A French skydiver's attempt to break the world free fall record fails when his balloon takes off without him.
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French fishing strike to continue

Monday, May 26th 2008, 21:39

French fishermen vote to extend port blockades for two days, in protest at rising fuel costs and fishing quotas.
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Tennis: Federer goes through

Monday, May 26th 2008, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

World number one Roger Federer eases into the second round of the French Open with a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory over American Sam Querrey.
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School movie wins Cannes honour

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 18:55
related places: Cannes, Paris

Gritty French movie The Class, starring real students in a Paris school, wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
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Tennis: Djokovic through

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 13:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Third seed Novak Djokovic overcomes German Denis Gremelmayr in four sets at the French Open, as Gustavo Kuerten's career comes to an end.
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Tennis: Injured Tsonga pulls out

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 21:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from the French Open due to a knee injury.
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