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Friday, August 7th 2015, 13:56
related countries: Reunion Reunion

France launches air, land and sea searches around Reunion, in the hope of finding more debris which could be traced to MH370.
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Do French burglars really use gas?

Friday, August 7th 2015, 13:33

Did French burglars really use gas on Jenson Button?
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Man Utd 'did not go well' - Di Maria

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 18:05

Angel Di Maria admits his season at Manchester United "did not go well" as he joins Paris St-Germain for £44.3m.
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Di Maria completes £44m PSG move

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 13:49

Paris St-Germain complete the signing of midfielder Angel Di Maria from Manchester United for £44.3m.
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VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 10:41
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Russia and France agree Mistral deal

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 21:42
related countries: Russia Russia

A deal is agreed by which Russia will receive compensation for France's decision last year to cancel the sale of two warships, both countries say.
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SocGen to bolster financial reserves

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 8:05

French bank Societe Generale says it will boost its financial safety net as it reports earnings which beat analysts' forecasts.
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VIDEO: Picasso worth $27m seized from boat

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 2:37

A Picasso painting worth more than $27m (£17m) has been seized and impounded by French custom officials in Corsica.
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Picasso 'national treasure' seized

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:14
related countries: Spain Spain

A Picasso artwork considered to be a national treasure by Spanish authorities is seized by French customs in Corsica.
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Man Utd's Rafael agrees to join Lyon

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 19:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Lyon

Manchester United's Brazil full-back Rafael da Silva will join French side Lyon on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 18:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.
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MH370 investigators meet in Paris

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 18:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Paris

Malaysian officials meet French investigators in Paris ahead of tests on a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370.
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'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:22
related places: Calais

There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.
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Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 11:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.
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Saudi king cuts short French holiday

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 20:57
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

King Salman of Saudi Arabia cuts short a holiday on the French Riviera where the closure of a beach for his security caused an uproar.
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UK and France seek EU help over Calais

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais, Eu

The UK home secretary and her French counterpart urge other EU nations to act to help address the root causes of the Calais migrant crisis.
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Di Maria set to have PSG medical

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:45

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria will have a medical in the next 24 hours before a proposed £44.5m move to Paris St-Germain.
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VIDEO: Calais migrants sprayed with tear gas

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 3:52
related places: Calais

French police use tear gas to force back a group of migrants who attempted to cut through fencing at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais.
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Harman calls for Calais compensation

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 20:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

Labour's acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.
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Aeroplane debris arrives in France

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 15:38
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 arrives in France from Reunion in the Indian Ocean for analysis.
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VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Reunion

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:46
related countries: Reunion Reunion

A volcano on the French island of Reunion - where debris believed to be from missing flight MH370 was found - has erupted.
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Hollande denies deal with Russia

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:18
related countries: Russia Russia

President Francois Hollande denies claims France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships.
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Phoneless in Paris

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:36
related places: Paris

'I lost my iPhone in Paris - and learned a surprising lesson'
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Google to defy French privacy ruling

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 20:32

Google is to defy a French ruling that the "right to be forgotten" should be applied globally and not just in Europe.
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Thursday, July 30th 2015, 5:34
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

A Malaysia team is on its way to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion to see whether washed up debris is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage?

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:55
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
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France boosts Calais tunnel security

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

France sends extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 7:04

Paris St-Germain bid £28.5m for Angel Di Maria, Tottenham target Ashley Young, Aston Villa close on Dimitar Berbatov, plus more.
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Ukraine 'blacklists' actor Depardieu

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 22:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine bans French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, apparently for supporting Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian media say.
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Disneyland Paris faces pricing probe

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:01
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that UK and German customers are being frozen out of promotions available in other European member states.
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Tourists evacuated from France fires

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 13:28

Around 10,000 tourists are evacuated from three campsites in the Var region of Provence in the face of wildfires made worse by hot winds.
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Migrants disrupt cross-Channel trains

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 12:04

Passengers on Eurotunnel day trips to France are advised to postpone their journey if they can following further disruption.
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Swiss 'steal' French water for cows

Monday, July 27th 2015, 21:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

French officials are angered by an unexpected visit from Swiss army helicopters searching for lake water for thirsty cows.
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King Salman's holiday checklist

Monday, July 27th 2015, 12:51

How to holiday in style when you're a Saudi king
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EU sues France over Ryanair deals

Monday, July 27th 2015, 11:56

The EU Commission takes France to the European Court of Justice over state aid which helped budget airlines Ryanair and Transavia.
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Pair held after Tour car crash

Monday, July 27th 2015, 11:23
related places: Paris

Paris officials, investigating why a car was driven through the security barriers ahead of the Tour de France, say two people have handed themselves in.
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French farmers block border roads

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

French farmers stop lorries importing farm produce from Germany and Spain, in a border protest over alleged unfair price competition.
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Osborne in Paris for EU reform talks

Monday, July 27th 2015, 7:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu, Paris

George Osborne is making the first of a series of trips to key EU capitals, as the government bids to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the union.
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VIDEO: Petition over French Saudi King beach

Monday, July 27th 2015, 1:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.
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Froome completes historic Tour win

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 19:50
related places: Paris

Team Sky's Chris Froome becomes the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice as the three-week race finishes in Paris.
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I will never dishonour Tour - Froome

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 19:42

Chris Froome says he will "never dishonour" the yellow jersey after becoming the first Briton to win two Tour de France titles.
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Police fire at car in Paris square

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:48
related places: Paris

French police open fire on a car that tried to break through barricades in a Paris square where the Tour de France ends later.
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GB's Armitstead fourth in La Course

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 14:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Le Tour, Paris

Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen breaks clear on the final lap of 13 around Paris to win La Course by Le Tour de France.
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Di Maria outcome close, say PSG

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:38

Angel Di Maria's proposed move from Manchester United to Paris St-Germain is "close" to being decided, says PSG coach Laurent Blanc.
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Petition as Saudis shut French beach

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 23:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

More than 100,000 people sign a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.
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Froome feared losing Tour on climb

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 19:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Champion-elect Chris Froome admits he was "in difficulty" and feared he could lose the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez.
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Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 17:33
related places: Lyon

Alex Iwobi scores his first goal for Arsenal as they register a 6-0 pre-season friendly win over French side Lyon.
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Froome set to win Tour de France

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 17:16

Chris Froome is on the brink of becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France for a second time.
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Chris Froome and the French

Friday, July 24th 2015, 23:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

What do the French really think of Britain's leading cyclist?
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Froome 'appalled' at alleged spitting

Friday, July 24th 2015, 18:57

Tour de France leader Chris Froome criticises behaviour of some spectators after he is allegedly spat at during stage 19.
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Froome's lead cut by Quintana

Friday, July 24th 2015, 18:25

Britain's Chris Froome has his overall lead cut to two minutes and 38 seconds by Nairo Quintana in the Tour de France.
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Germanwings families attend memorial

Friday, July 24th 2015, 16:01

A ceremony to commemorate the passengers who died in the Germanwings plane crash is held at the scene of the disaster in the French Alps.
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'Hundreds' of migrants target tunnel

Friday, July 24th 2015, 14:36

Incursions by "hundreds" of migrants into the Eurotunnel terminal in France are happening nightly, the rail operator says, as delays hit the service once again.
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Bardet earns second French stage win

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 18:16

Romain Bardet earns a second home stage win in this year's Tour de France as Chris Froome remains clear in front.
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'Kidnap threat' to vegetative patient

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 16:36

Doctors in France unexpectedly decide to keep a paralysed patient on life support after reportedly hearing of a plan to kidnap him.
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Tour calls for yellow jersey respect

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:54

Tour de France organisers ask fans to respect riders in the Alps after incidents affecting leader Chris Froome.
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Depardieu gets Belarus scythe lesson

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:13
related countries: Belarus Belarus

French actor Gerard Depardieu is given a lesson in hand-scything by Belarus's President Alexander Lukashenko during a surprise visit.
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French MPs' Crimea visit condemned

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

France and Ukraine condemn a visit to Crimea by a group of French MPs in defiance of Western sanctions against Russia.
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Defiant French farmers blockade Lyon

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 10:51
related places: Lyon

French farmers station hundreds of tractors on routes into Lyon, as attempts by President Francois Hollande to end a row over meat and dairy prices fall on deaf ears.
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School trip swimming death tests due

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 6:07

A post-mortem examination is set to take place later to find out how a 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire died during a school trip to France.
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Schoolgirl, 12, dies on French trip

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 21:17

A 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire dies on a school trip to an adventure centre in France, following what organisers called a "swimming incident".
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Froome expects doubts to 'never end'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 18:34

Tour de France leader Chris Froome believes he will never be able to silence questions over whether he is drugs-free.
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Froome leads as Thomas moves fourth

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:58

Chris Froome remains as Tour de France leader after withstanding attacks from second-placed Nairo Quintana.
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France offers aid to angry farmers

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:37

The French government offers emergency aid to farmers who have blocked roads in northern and western France for days in protest over falling prices.
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Chelsea fans banned over Paris racism

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 16:42
related places: Paris

Four Chelsea fans accused of refusing to allow a black man on to the Paris Metro are banned from attending football matches for up to five years.
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Lavazza buys Carte Noire 'for €800m'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian coffee firm Lavazza has offered to buy French brand Carte Noire for around €800m, sources say.
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Hamilton: I will carry Jules with me

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:58
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Nice

Lewis Hamilton says he will carry Jules Bianchi in his thoughts after the funeral of the French F1 driver took place in Nice.
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Team Sky release Froome's Tour data

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 18:42

Team Sky release Chris Froome's riding power data in an effort to end speculation about doping at the Tour de France.
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France seeks to close Arafat inquiry

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:44

A French prosecutor says there is no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleges he was poisoned.
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Fires disrupt Channel Tunnel services

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 14:15
related places: Calais

A burning tyre protest by ferry workers on the motorway in Calais temporarily disrupts Channel Tunnel services.
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F1 drivers bid farewell to Bianchi

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 12:17
related places: Nice

The world of motorsport bids farewell to French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi at his funeral in his hometown of Nice.
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Thomas on Froome, crashes & doping

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 11:59

Geraint Thomas crashes, deals with roadside abuse and helps keep Chris Froome in yellow in another routine Tour de France week.
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Kiwi wins French Scrabble crown

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 10:45

The French-language Scrabble world championship has been won by a New Zealander who does not speak French, organisers say.
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Teenager 'in 12-year HIV remission'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 18:24

An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years.
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Thomas crashes as Plaza wins stage

Monday, July 20th 2015, 17:14
related countries: Spain Spain

Britain's Geraint Thomas suffers a spectacular crash on stage 16 of the Tour de France as Ruben Plaza wins the stage.
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Row over Saudi Riviera beach closure

Monday, July 20th 2015, 10:54
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A row erupts over the closure of a public beach on the French Riviera to allow King Salman of Saudi Arabia to holiday in private.
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'One-man teams don't win Davis Cup'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 5:35

Andy Murray on Great Britain's Davis Cup win over France, frustration, emotion - and getting away from tennis.
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Greipel sprints to third stage win

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 15:22
related countries: Germany Germany

German rider Andre Greipel sprints to his third stage win of the Tour de France as Chris Froome retains his overall lead.
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Murray win puts GB into semi-finals

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 15:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andy Murray puts Britain into their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years with a thrilling victory over France's Gilles Simon.
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Tributes paid to F1 driver Bianchi

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 18:41

Drivers pay tribute to Jules Bianchi after the French driver dies following severe head injuries in a crash nine months ago.
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Bianchi dies from F1 crash injuries

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 18:41

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died from severe head injuries sustained in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, his family says.
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'Urine thrown' at Froome on Tour

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 16:28

Britain's Tour de France leader Chris Froome says he had urine thrown at him during stage 14 of the race.
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Cummings wins as Froome extends lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 16:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France as leader Chris Froome extends his lead in the race.
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Murrays secure GB Davis Cup lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 15:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andy and Jamie Murray win the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarter-final.
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15,000 scouts escape French storm

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 13:05

Thousands of teenage scouts and guides are evacuated from a camp in eastern France after a violent storm.
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VIDEO: F1's Jules Bianchi 'fought to the end'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 4:24
related countries: Japan Japan

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died, nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
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Porte 'punched' in Tour de France

Friday, July 17th 2015, 22:14

Team Sky's Richie Porte claims he was punched during stage 10 of this year's Tour de France.
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