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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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Hollande's ministers face staycation

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 15:30

French President Francois Hollande tells members of his government to take a two-week break next month - but apparently not to venture abroad.
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Veil row sparks Paris suburb unrest

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 11:16
related places: Paris, Trappes

Crowds of youths throw stones at French police and set cars alight in a second night of disturbances in the Paris suburb of Trappes.
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Froome third but Tour win within sight

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome is set to win the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on the penultimate stage.
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Froome closes on maiden Tour victory

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his advantage in the Tour de France as Portugal's Rui Costa wins the 19th stage.
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Froome extends lead despite penalty

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 18:01
related places: Huez

Britain's Chris Froome is penalised 20 seconds for taking food late in stage 18 but still extends his lead in the Tour de France.
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French hostage 'was shot dead'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 15:17
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Paris

Philippe Verdon, a French hostage found dead in Mali this month, was killed by a shot to the head, the Paris prosecutor's office says.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes on Team Sky's Tour bus

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 10:41

BBC Sport's Matt Slater is given a tour of Team Sky's bus to see how the riders travel in style when competing in the Tour de France
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Froome wins time trial to extend lead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome wins Wednesday's Tour de France individual time trial by nine seconds to increase his overall lead.
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U2's Bono receives French honour

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:33
related places: Bono

U2 singer Bono receives France's highest cultural award for his contribution to music and commitment to humanitarian causes.
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Froome set to sign new deal with Sky

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:09

Tour de France leader Chris Froome agrees a new contract with Team Sky to run until the end of the 2016 season.
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Musician in French terror arrest

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 19:38
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A neo-Nazi musician linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is arrested in central France on suspicion of planning a "major terrorist act".
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Costa wins Tour de France stage 16

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese rider Rui Costa wins stage 16 of the Tour de France as Briton Chris Froome retains his place as overall leader.
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Algerian president returns home

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Paris

The long-serving Algerian leader, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has flown home after nearly three months in a Paris hospital after suffering a mini-stroke.
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French Mali hostage confirmed dead

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:51
related countries: Mali Mali

A body found in northern Mali is confirmed to be that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, the French president's office says.
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Topless protester inspired Marianne

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The artist who designed the new Marianne image for French stamps reveals he was inspired by topless Ukrainian activist Inna Shevchenko.
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Protest inside French nuclear plant

Monday, July 15th 2013, 16:28

French police arrest at least 29 Greenpeace environmental activists who broke into the Tricastin nuclear plant.
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Girl killed in Reunion shark attack

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:46
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

A teenager is killed by a shark while snorkelling off the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, in an unusual attack near the shore.
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Froome saddened by doping questions

Monday, July 15th 2013, 14:14

Chris Froome, current leader of the Tour de France, is 'saddened' by continuous questions surrounding doping within the sport.
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France insists no U-turn on shale

Monday, July 15th 2013, 7:17

French President Francois Hollande again rules out exploration for shale gas during his presidency.
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Mali body 'probably' French hostage

Monday, July 15th 2013, 4:46
related countries: Mali Mali

A body found in northern Mali is very likely that of a French national captured by Islamist militants in 2011, France's foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark France's Bastille Day

Monday, July 15th 2013, 3:28
related places: Paris

France has celebrated its annual Bastille Day holiday with a patriotic firework display in Paris.
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Froome destroys rivals to extend lead

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 14:34

Chris Froome produces a blistering ride up Mont Ventoux to win stage 15 and extend his lead in the Tour de France.
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France 'must do more' on rail safety

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 12:06

President Hollande marks Bastille Day by saying more must be done to maintain France's rail network, two days after a deadly train accident.
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Train crash shadow over Bastille Day

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:30

France marks Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years which left six people dead.
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Truth behind France's Bastille Day

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 23:54

History of Bastille Day has a surprising twist
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Trentin wins Tour's stage 14 to Lyon

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 15:13
related places: Lyon

Matteo Trentin wins the race to Lyon as Chris Froome retains his overall lead on stage 14 of the Tour de France.
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French crash 'blamed on track fault'

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 14:16
related places: Bretigny, Paris

Friday's train derailment that left six people dead may have been caused by a rail connector which had come loose, state train company SNCF says.
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'Six killed' in French train crash

Friday, July 12th 2013, 21:41
related places: Bretigny, Many, Paris

Six people died and 22 others were badly hurt when a train left the rails and ploughed into a station platform south of the French capital Paris.
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Cavendish sprints to 25th Tour win

Friday, July 12th 2013, 19:19

Mark Cavendish wins stage 13 of the Tour de France as Bauke Mollema and Alberto Contador close the gap on Chris Froome.
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Kittel pips Cavendish in stage 12

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 18:13

Mark Cavendish is outpaced by Marcel Kittel as the Argos-Shimano rider wins stage 12 of the Tour de France.
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Cavendish laughs off urine incident

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 12:40

Mark Cavendish laughs off the incident in which a spectator threw urine in his face during the Tour de France.
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Froome extends lead in time trial

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome extends his Tour de France lead with a stunning performance in Stage 11's individual time trial.
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France bans far-right fringe groups

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:08
related places: Paris

France bans three far-right groups allegedly linked to the death of left-wing activist Clement Meric in a Paris street brawl in June.
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Urine thrown at Cavendish in Tour

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 15:50

A spectator throws urine at Mark Cavendish during stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.
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Fire damages landmark Paris mansion

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 13:45
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Paris

A fire damages the landmark 17th-Century Hotel Lambert in Paris, which was being renovated after its controversial purchase by a Qatari prince.
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Leonardo resigns from PSG post

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 10:57

Leonardo resigns as Paris St-Germain's sporting director after receiving a 13-month ban for pushing a referee.
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Crash not my fault, says Cavendish

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 18:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Mark Cavendish claims he was not at fault for a crash at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France, won by Marcel Kittel.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bolivia after jet blocked

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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Le Tour conquers economic mountains

Monday, July 8th 2013, 23:01

The financial benefit of having the Tour de France come to town
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Envoys summoned over Bolivia jet

Monday, July 8th 2013, 19:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Bolivia demands that the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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Team Sky plan Tour tactical changes

Monday, July 8th 2013, 17:57

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says their Tour de France strategy will change after Chris Froome was left stranded.
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Topless protester wins French asylum

Monday, July 8th 2013, 16:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

A Ukrainian topless activist who used a chainsaw to fell a large cross in the centre of Kiev says she has been granted political asylum in France.
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Total cleared of Iraq oil corruption

Monday, July 8th 2013, 15:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A French court acquits oil company Total and its chief executive on charges of corruption in the UN's oil-for-food programme in Iraq.
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McDowell clinches French Open title

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 16:15

Graeme McDowell earns his third win of 2013 as he hits a closing 67 to complete a four-stroke triumph at the French Open.
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Bolt clocks fastest 200m time of year

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 21:12
related places: Paris

Usain Bolt clocks the fastest time of the year as he wins the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris in 19.73 seconds.
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Froome takes yellow after stage win

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 15:03

Chris Froome produces a superb ride to emphatically win stage eight of the Tour de France and take the leader's yellow jersey.
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Mali lifts state of emergency

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali lifts a state of emergency in place since January when France intervened to help drive out Islamists occupying the north.
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'I'm not invincible,' admits Bolt

Friday, July 5th 2013, 21:23
related places: Paris

Usain Bolt says he is not invincible as he prepares to face his biggest rivals at the Diamond League in Paris.
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French PM dismisses spying claims

Friday, July 5th 2013, 17:24

Allegations that French intelligence agencies are running a vast surveillance operation are inexact, the French prime minister's office says.
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France praises Tunisia as 'model'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

French President Francois Hollande praises Tunisia as "a model in the region" and pledges another 500m euros to support its transition to democracy.
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VIDEO: Fan spends $32,000 on Tour de France

Friday, July 5th 2013, 15:56

Freddy Parker, an airline mechanic from California, has been a cycling enthusiast since attending his first race in 1987, and has now embarked on the trip of a lifetime to watch the Tour de France.
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Sagan wins to extend Tour points lead

Friday, July 5th 2013, 15:25

Green jersey holder Peter Sagan extends his lead in the Tour de France points competition as wins stage seven.
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Lisicki and Bartoli set for final

Friday, July 5th 2013, 14:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Wimbledon will have a new women's champion on Saturday with Germany's Sabine Lisicki facing Marion Bartoli of France in the final.
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Sarkozy seeks donations on Facebook

Friday, July 5th 2013, 13:57

Former French President Sarkozy appeals for funds on Facebook after his UMP party was told to repay 11m euros (£9.4m) for electoral overspending.
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VIDEO: France 'has vast data surveillance'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 5:21
related countries: United States United States

France's foreign intelligence service intercepts computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the controversial US Prism programme, according to the French daily Le Monde.
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Tour de France fans follow their heroes

Friday, July 5th 2013, 0:01

The diehard cycling fans who follow the Tour de France
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Greipel grabs stage victory in Tour

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 20:40

Germany's Andre Greipel wins a sprint finish as Mark Cavendish comes home fourth on stage six of the Tour de France.
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Lisicki to face Bartoli in final

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Germany's Sabine Lisicki will play Marion Bartoli of France in Saturday's Wimbledon final after the pair win their semi-finals.
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France 'has vast data surveillance'

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

France secretly stores computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the US with its Prism programme, Le Monde reports.
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VIDEO: France apologises in Bolivia plane row

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 5:47
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

France has apologised to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming "conflicting information".
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France apology in Bolivia jet row

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 22:02
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

France apologises to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming the incident on "conflicting information".
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Thomas may still withdraw from Tour

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 11:16

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas admits his pelvic fracture could still force him to withdraw from cycling's Tour de France.
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Hollande sacks critical minister

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 17:55

France's President Francois Hollande sacks his Environment Minister Delphine Batho after she criticised cuts to her department.
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Gerrans takes over yellow jersey

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Nice

Simon Gerrans takes the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after his Orica GreenEdge squad won the team time trial.
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Betancourt marks 2008 Farc escape

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:12
related countries: Colombia Colombia

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt marks five years since her dramatic release by Farc militants, who held her for years in the jungle.
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Marine Le Pen loses immunity as MEP

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:03

MEPs strip France's National Front leader of parliamentary immunity, paving the way for her prosecution for incitement to hatred.
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French regulator raids Apple stores

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 11:10

Apple stores and distributors have been raided by French authorities amid accusations that Apple store rivals have been treated unfairly.
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Gerrans wins stage three in Corsica

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Simon Gerrans wins a sprint finish to clinch stage three of the Tour de France in Corsica.
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New bugging claims made against US

Monday, July 1st 2013, 4:23
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Eu

France, Greece and Italy are among allies targeted by US spying operations, according to fresh leaks, as the EU demands answers on bugging claims.
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EU outrage over US bugging claims

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

France and Germany are demanding the United States comes clean over claims its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices.
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VIDEO: EU outrage over US bugging claims

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The French and German governments are demanding the United States comes clean over allegations that its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices.
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Bakelants claims second Tour stage

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 15:53
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Tour

Jan Bakelants of Belgium wins the second stage of the 100th Tour de France and claims the overall leader's yellow jersey.
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VIDEO: Global Gay Pride: View from parades

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 3:45
related countries: Singapore Singapore, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

Gay Pride parades and celebrations have been held in several cities all over the world, including London, Singapore and Paris.
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VIDEO: French fears over right-wing resurgence

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 19:35

A French right-wing group has vowed to target the Tour de France in order to get its policies "noticed".
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Cavendish misses out on yellow jersey

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 16:52

Mark Cavendish's dream of claiming the Tour de France yellow jersey disappear after a crash near the end of the first stage.
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