Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

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.

World news related to France – overview

France: news

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tennis: Nadal set for title defence

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 12:55

Rafael Nadal plays down comparisons with fellow clay-court great Bjorn Borg on the eve of his bid for a fourth straight French Open title.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Migrants killed in French crash

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 11:12
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Seven people are killed and 25 injured after a bus carrying Moroccan migrants crashes in central France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French Open women's live scores

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 10:39

French Open women's live scores
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French TV loses Gaza film case

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 21:00

A French court rules in favour of a website accused of libel for claiming TV film of a famous Gaza shooting was fake.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Strikes over pensions hit France

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 17:58

French workers hold a day of strikes and protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform plans.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France offers fishermen aid deal

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 19:58
related places: Paris

The French government offers the fishing industry 110m euros after fishermen protest over rising fuel costs.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Highest Eta commander' arrested

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 11:59
related countries: Spain Spain

Suspected political head of Basque separatists, Eta, is arrested in France, Spanish authorities say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tennis: Davenport out of Open

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 18:52

Former world number one Lindsay Davenport pulls out of the French Open due to personal reasons.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tennis: Roddick out of French

Monday, May 19th 2008, 13:01

World number six Andy Roddick will miss the French Open with a shoulder injury.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Teachers throng Paris over cuts

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 21:10
related places: Paris

Thousands of people march in the French capital protesting against President Sarkozy's education reforms.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

GP: Rossi secures France victory

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 12:46

Valentino Rossi wins the French MotoGP to move top of the world championship standings.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France angered by Burmese delays

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 5:01
related countries: Burma Burma

France says Burma is on the verge of committing a crime against humanity by not accepting aid.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Comoran rebel loses asylum plea

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 13:04
related countries: Comoros Comoros

France rejects a request for asylum by the ousted rebel leader of the Comoran island of Anjouan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Motorsport: Lorenzo to compete

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 22:16

Jorge Lorenzo is passed fit to race at this weekend's French MotoGP despite fracturing his ankle last week.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French Iraq recruiters are jailed

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 10:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Seven men are convicted in France for recruiting young people to fight against the US-led coalition in Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Write-down woes for French banks

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 11:36

Credit Agricole considers a 5.9bn-euro rights issue while Societe Generale announces a 23% fall in profits.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France may breathalyse clubs

Monday, May 12th 2008, 5:41

France's cabinet is to hear a proposal to make breathalysers mandatory at late-night clubs and cafes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Little optimism over Betancourt

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 15:28

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he is "not very optimistic" about freeing the hostage Ingrid Betancourt.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Five French die in Alps avalanche

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:32
related countries: Italy Italy

The bodies of five French mountaineers hit by an avalanche are found in Italy's northwestern Alps.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New anti-French rallies in China

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 7:06
related countries: China China

Hundreds of activists gather outside French supermarket chain Carrefour's stores in three Chinese cities.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hezbollah held French socialist

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 16:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A French socialist says he was detained by gunmen linked to Hezbollah during a visit to Lebanon.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy admits he made mistakes

Friday, April 25th 2008, 0:48

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy says he made some mistakes in his first year in office, in a live TV interview.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Khmer accused gets French lawyer

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 9:34

A French lawyer nicknamed "the Devil's advocate" will defend ex-Khmer Rouge leader Khieu Samphan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Paris honours Dalai Lama

Monday, April 21st 2008, 20:01
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Paris gives the Dalai Lama an honorary citizenship amid ongoing anti-French protests in China.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Eurostar 11-hour journey probed

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

A two-hour train journey from London to Paris becomes an overnight trip because of technical faults.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Anti-French rallies across China

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 14:36
related countries: China China

Hundreds of protesters gather in cities across China to denounce France's stance on the Olympics.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Visiting the ghosts of Paris 1968

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 11:06

John Pickford returns to the Sorbonne university to compare the riots in 1968 with today's student protests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, April 18th 2008, 18:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Parisian court charges six Somalis with taking a French luxury yacht's crew hostage this month, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France to double food aid budget

Friday, April 18th 2008, 14:50

France doubles its emergency food aid for poor countries amid sharply rising prices, says President Sarkozy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French man shot by Mauritanians

Friday, April 18th 2008, 4:38
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritanian soldiers mistakenly shoot and wound a French national, whom they took for an attacker.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Somali 'pirates' taken to Paris

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 10:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Paris

Six Somalis suspected of taking a French luxury yacht's crew hostage arrive in Paris, judicial sources say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France targets anorexia in media

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 21:43

France's National Assembly passes a bill to make promotion of anorexia and extreme thinness an offence.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Carrefour faces China boycott bid

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 8:36
related countries: China China

Chinese activists are urging shoppers to stay away from French retailer Carrefour, after pro-Tibet protests in France.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Le Monde journalists on strike

Monday, April 14th 2008, 15:13

Journalists at the prestigious French daily Le Monde strike over job cuts - the second such protest in its history.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tennis: Federer hires Higueras

Monday, April 14th 2008, 14:22

Roger Federer will work with renowned clay-court coach Jose Higueras in Estoril this week as he begins his build-up to the French Open.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French push for EU food response

Monday, April 14th 2008, 12:23
related places: Eu

France calls for an EU initiative on food security, amid alarm about unrest linked to rising prices.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France raid ship after crew freed

Saturday, April 12th 2008, 15:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

French commandos carry out a raid on Somali pirates soon after they release 30 hostages from a luxury yacht.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France's Chirac gets pacemaker

Friday, April 11th 2008, 15:01
related places: Chirac

Former French President Jacques Chirac undergoes successful surgery to fit a pacemaker, his office says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Murder suspect held in Mauritania

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 17:49
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritanian police arrest a militant suspected of killing French tourists, who was on the run disguised as a woman.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French march against school plan

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 17:01
related places: Paris

At least 19,000 demonstrate in Paris against a proposed reform of the French education system.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tourists die in Peru plane crash

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 2:53
related countries: Peru Peru

Five French tourists have died in a plane crash during a flight over the famous Nazca Lines in Peru, police say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France calls off Colombia mission

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 22:14
related countries: Colombia Colombia

France halts a medical mission seeking to help hostage Ingrid Betancourt, after Farc rebels deny access.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Arrests over WWI graves vandalism

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 14:22

Police arrest four people over the desecration of 150 Muslim graves at a French World War I cemetery.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Two die in Mauritanian gun battle

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 3:19
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Two die as Mauritanian police investigating the killing of four French tourists clash with gunmen, reports say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Protests cut short Olympic relay

Monday, April 7th 2008, 18:12
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

French security officials cut short the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay in the face of anti-China protests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Djibouti hunts for abuse suspects

Monday, April 7th 2008, 14:51
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

A Djibouti court issues international arrest warrants for five French nationals suspected of sexually abusing children.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

IOC chief speaks out over Tibet

Monday, April 7th 2008, 11:08
related places: Paris

Olympics chief Jacques Rogge voices concern over unrest in Tibet and torch protests, now set for Paris.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Paris braced for torch protests

Monday, April 7th 2008, 4:33
related countries: China China

Hundreds of French police will be deployed to protect the Olympic torch from protesters angry at China's role in Tibet.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Contact made with yacht pirates

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 23:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

France makes contact with Somali pirates who seized a luxury French yacht with 30 crew in the Gulf of Aden.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French demand Betancourt release

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 15:24
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Marches

Marches are held in France to call for the release of French-Colombian Farc hostage Ingrid Betancourt.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

French Muslim graves defaced

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 13:38

Vandals use a pig's head and anti-Muslim slogans to deface the graves of Muslim soldiers in a French WWI cemetery.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Taleban accuse Sarkozy of U-turn

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 20:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taleban accuse Nicolas Sarkozy of reneging on a pledge to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sarkozy aide 'misquoted' on Games

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 17:04
related countries: China China

A French minister denies she laid out conditions for President Sarkozy's presence at the Beijing Games.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

France is tracking hijacked yacht

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 14:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The French military is continuing to track a luxury yacht seized on Friday by Somali pirates.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Anti-French fury in the Comoros Islands

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 11:06
related countries: Comoros Comoros

Jonny Hogg visits the Comoros Islands where warmth turns to fury as people accuse the French of helping their rebel leader escape.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

page 65/80

This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.


Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS