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  Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat ISIS militants
2014 Sep. 3   France halts Russia warship delivery  France has said conditions are 'not right' for delivery of the first of two Mistral navy assault ships to Russia 2014 Sep. 1   Paris flats explosion leaves seven dead  Authorities have linked the blast to gas and electricity cabling work in the eastern suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois. Another 11 people were hurt

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2014 Aug. 25   French government dissolved amid turmoil among ministers  President Francois Hollande asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government, which will be announced Tuesday 2014 Aug.1   Remains of Air Algerie crash victims now in Paris  The first traces of passenger remains from the site where the plane went down in Mali last month have been brought to Paris for identification

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2014 Jul.27   Nibali seals Tour de France win  Vincenzo Nibali won the 101st edition of the Tour de France as he finished the final stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris safely in the peloton 2014 Jul.25   'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash  There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande 2014 Jul.1   Sarkozy placed under investigation  Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling       Sarkozy held over influence claims Map of Nanterre France
  French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling

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2014 Jun.17   France condemns attack on Roma boy  French President Francois Hollande has condemned a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate 2014 Jun.8   Rafael Nadal clinches record ninth French Open title  Rafael Nadal wore down Novak Djokovic in another enthralling meeting of the two best players in the world Sunday to claim his French Open title

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2014 May.26   France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU  President Francois Hollande has said the EU must reform and scale back its power, amid a surge in support for Eurosceptic and far-right parties 2014 May.17   Leaders declare 'war' on Boko Haram  African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed to wage 'war' on Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic militants

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2014 Mar.30       US-Russia deadlock on Ukraine crisis   Kerry stressed that Ukraine would have to be at the table for negotiations. Russian foreign minister: Ukraine can't function as unified state 2014 Mar.5   'Tough' Ukraine talks to continue  US Secretary of State John Kerry has described a meeting with his Russian counterpart over Ukraine as 'tough', but promised to continue talking   Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution  Western powers increased pressure on Russia to talk to the new government in Kiev in a bid to ease tensions over Russia's intervention in Crimea

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2014 Jan.25       Hollande confirms Trierweiler split
  French President Francois Hollande has confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler 2014 Jan.10   French president mulls legal action over claim of affair with actress  Francois Hollande is considering legal action against the Closer magazine after the publication alleged he was having an affair with Julie Gayet

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2013 Nov.20   Arrested Paris gun suspect named  French authorities have named a man arrested on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar 2013 Nov.18   Manhunt after gun attacks in Paris  A manhunt is continuing in Paris after a gunman attacked offices of the newspaper Liberation and fired outside the HQ of the Societe Generale bank

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2013 Oct.22   US agency 'hacked French diplomats'  The US National Security Agency has spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN, according to the latest claims in Le Monde newspaper 2013 Oct.21   French fury over US spying claims  France's foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France 2013 Oct.19   Roma girl 'can return to France'  Hollande has said Leonarda Dibrani, 15, who was removed from her school bus and deported can return to finish her studies, but that her family cannot

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2013 Sep.8   Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry  US Secretary of State says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that Assad's use of chemical weapons crossed a 'global red line' 2013 Sep.2   French MPs shown Syria 'evidence'  French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault is presenting intelligence to MPs which he says shows Syria used chemical weapons

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2013 Aug.30   France backs US on Syria action  France is still ready to take action in Syria alongside the US, despite UK MPs blocking British involvement, President Francois Hollande has said

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2013 Jul.13   Train crash shadow over Bastille Day  France is preparing to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years   Mechanical error eyed in French train crash  Pierre Izard, an official with the SNCF rail company, says a faulty rail joint may have caused a train derailment outside Paris that left six people dead 2013 Jul.12   French rescuers search for train survivors  Rescue efforts are continuing to find the passengers of a train that crashed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of Paris, on Friday afternoon     At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris   22 more injured in a train derailment on Friday just south of Paris. Hollande arrived at the scene while rescue operations were under way. 2013 Jul.1   Spying row threatens EU-US talks  French President Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned EU-US trade deal

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2013 Jun.9   Nadal beats Ferrer to win eighth French Open title  Rafael Nadal, 27, came through 6-3 6-2 6-3 to reaffirm his dominance on clay, and further elevate himself among the greats of the sport

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2013 May.25   French soldier stabbed near Paris  French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack in the wake of the murder in London 2013 May.21     Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral  Dominique Venner, 78, a right-wing historian and author killed himself inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of horrified tourists

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2013 Apr.23     France approves gay marriage law  France has become the 14th country to approve a law allowing gay marriage. The bil was passed by 321 votes to 225 in the French parliament

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2013 Jan.13   Paris rally against gay marriage  Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets over plans to give gay couples in France the right to marry and adopt children 2013 Jan.12   Hollande steps up French security  French President Francois Hollande has ordered security stepped up around public buildings and transport because of military operations in Africa 2013 Jan.10     3 Kurdish women shot dead in Paris
  The apparent assassination of three women political activists in central Paris, all shot in the head, has provoked shock among the Kurdish community

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2012 Jul.5     Pilots blamed for Air France disaster   A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Flight 447, Bureau of Investigation and Analysis said

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2012 Jun.17   Hollande's party wins majority  French President's Socialist Party has won enough seats in parliamentary elections to form an absolute majority, according to projections 2012 Jun.10   French Socialists 'set for win'  President Francois Hollande's Socialists and their allies are set for a majority following the first round of voting in French legislative elections

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2012 May.15   Hollande at swearing in: Discourage 'exorbitant' incomes  France's freshly inaugurated Socialist president plunged Tuesday into the economic mess that has perplexed policymakers 2012 May.6       Sarkozy concedes to Hollande
  Francois Hollande defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of a weak economy
 Hollande - who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - spoke of his pride at becoming presiden

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2012 Apr.22       Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote   Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared victory in the first round of presidential election, setting up a showdown with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy

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2012 Jan.23   Senate passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks
 The Turkish foreign ministry branded the decision 'irresponsible' and threatened swift retaliatory measures

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2011 Dec.15   Chirac found guilty on corruption charges  Former President Jacques Chirac was found guilty on charges stemming from his time as mayor of Paris and given a 2 year suspended sentence 2011 Dec.5   France, Germany outline fiscal pact  Ahead of a key summit, the leaders of France and Germany agreed on a new fiscal pact that they say will help prevent another debt crisis

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2011 Oct.31   UNESCO OKs Palestinian membership  UNESCO voted Monday to accept a Palestinian bid for full membership, in the first vote on the matter by U.N. agency 2011 Oct.16   Hollande elected to face Sarkozy  Francois Hollande has been elected the Socialist Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential vote when he is expected to challenge Sarkozy 2011 Oct.13   Strauss-Kahn sex case is dropped  A French inquiry into attempted rape claims against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dropped

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2011 Sep.3   Strauss-Kahn arrives in France  Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair landed at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport from the US

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2011 Aug.16   Leaders demand 'euro governance'  The French and German leaders have called for 'true economic governance' for the eurozone in response to the euro debt crisis

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2011 May.27   Air France crash pilots lost speed data  The flight from Rio de Janeiro in 2009 plummeted because pilots lost vital speed data, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis

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2010 Dec.24   Paris cancels half of flights  Part of airport was evacuated due to the snow on the roof, and hundreds of flights were canceled because of a shortage of de-icing fluid

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2010 Oct.27   French Parliament OKs pension reform  The lower house approved a controversial pension reform bill, despite protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets 2010 Oct.22   French Senate OKs pension changes  The Senate defied tens of thousands of protesters and approved its version of a controversial pension reform measure with a vote of 177-153 2010 Oct.21   French unions call more strike days  Unions called for two more days of protests against government plans to raise the retirement age, as lawmakers try to make the proposal law 2010 Oct.18   Sarkozy defies French protesters  French President Nicolas Sarkozy has insisted he will press ahead with pension reforms despite a gathering momentum of strike action

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2010 Sep.14   French senate approves burqa ban  The senate approved a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women

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2009 Oct.8   Culture minister admits sex with 'boys'  French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand said he will not resign over his admission in a book that he paid to have sex with 'boys' in Thailand 2009 Aug.2   Scientists find new strain of HIV  Researchers have discovered an HIV infection in a Cameroonian woman which is clearly linked to a gorilla strain 2009 Jul.26   Sarkozy hospitalized after jogging scare  French President was taken to the Val de Grace military hospital for medical tests after falling ill while exercising near Paris 2009 Jul.2   Air France jet 'broke on impact'  French investigators trying to find out why a plane crashed in the Atlantic say they believe it broke up on contact with water, not in the air 2009 Jun.22   Sarkozy speaks out against burka  French President at a special session of parliament has spoken out strongly against the wearing of the burka by Muslim women in France 2009 Jan.29   Huge crowds join French strikes  Huge crowds have taken to the streets to protest over the handling of the economic crisis, causing disruption to rail and air services
 A day of strikes dubbed 'Black Thursday' looked more like 'Gray Thursday': The effect of the nationwide strikes appeared less than predicted

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2008 Oct.12   European banks rescue plan agreed  European leaders meeting have agreed a plan to tackle the banking crisis, saying no big institution will be allowed to fail 2008 Oct.11   EU chiefs confront markets crisis  The 15 eurozone leaders are to meet to try to establish a common approach to the financial crisis follow up and execute upon a G7 plan 2008 Oct.4   No banks bail-out fund for Europe  France, Britain, Germany and Italy have agreed to work together to support financial institutions - but without forming a joint bail-out fund   EU leaders meet to discuss credit crisis  European leaders are meeting to discuss their approach to global financial crisis. Sarkozy planned to meet Brown, Merkel, and Berlusconi 2008 Jul.12     France hosts Mediterranean summit  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean 2008 Jun.1   Fashion king Saint Laurent dies  Yves Saint Laurent was considered by many as the greatest fashion designer of the 20th Century. He was 71 2008 Apr.7   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi
 Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their deaths. Al Fayed's father Mohamed has refused to accept the verdict
    Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times
 Officials extinguished and put the torch on a bus for safety reasons, in the face of protests
2008 Apr.1   Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage  French President will send a humanitarian mission to Colombia's jungles to treat ailing hostages held by leftist rebels there
 Ingrid Betancourt has both French and Colombian citizenship
2008 Mar.16   Sarkozy's party suffers at polls  President's right-wing UMP party has suffered some serious setbacks in the second round of the French local elections 2008 Mar.9   French voters send warning to Sarkozy  The oters are favoring leftists in the first round of local elections that were seen as a test for his presidency and his reform agenda
 UMP at 45.5% with the opposition socialists at 47%
2008 Jan.24     Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros

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2007 Dec.6   One killed by parcel bomb  A parcel bomb explosion has killed 1 person and injured at least 5 others at law offices in central Paris
 The blast seriously injured a lawyer standing nearby; his injuries are not life-threatening
2007 Nov.26   Riots rock suburb for second night  Club-wielding police fought stone-throwing rioters for a second night, with at least 5 officers suffering injuries during the clashes 2007 Oct.8   Jury retraces Diana's fatal path  Jurors in a British inquest have begun tracing Princess' last moments before the car crash that killed her 10 years ago 2007 Sep.16   France warning of war with Iran  Foreign minister Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear program 2007 Jun.17   Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections  President's allies fell short of the predicted landslide after a row over a sales tax hike appeared to cost them votes 2007 May.16   Nicolas Sarkozy sworn in as new president  The new president reached out to his political opponents in his inaugural speech, pledging to reunite the country
 Sarkozy recounted the legacies of French leaders before him. He was officially inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony at the Elysee Palace. Acques Chirac who is stepping down after 12 years in power. A 21-gun salute marked the assumption of the presidency
2007 May.6       Nicolas Sarkozy wins presidential election
  He won a clear victory over Segolene Royal, gaining 53% of the vote. President-elect has called for unity after a bitterly-contested campaign
 European leaders congratulated Sarkozy and hoped his triumph would help unblock reforms stalled by the rejection of the EU constitution. Bush telephoned and said he expected good relations with Sarkozy
2007 May.2   Sarkozy, Royal spar in TV debate  Socialist presidential candidate and her rightist rival exchanged verbal jabs during an ill-tempered televised debate
 The candidates clashed over employment, the economy, the environment and law and order. The face-off was watched by an estimated 20 million people. Royal criticised Sarkozy's record in government on crime and security
2007 Apr.22   Sarkozy, Royal in presidential runoff  Right-wing candidate earned 30.46 percent of the votes, while Socialist rival won 24.41 percent. They will face a run-off on May 6
 An IPSOS opinion poll suggested Sarkozy would win 54% of votes in the second round and Royal would secure 46%. The candidates have tried to assert their credentials as part of a new generation eager to reshape the traditional ways of life.
2007 Feb.1     Warming 'very likely' human-made  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause
 Eiffel Tower darkened to call attention to climate change. The report slightly reduced projections on rising temperatures and sea levels by the year 2100
2007 Jan.25   Lebanon wins $7.6B aid package  Some donors hope it'sto help its government weather a growing threat from Hezbollah-led opponents
 The biggest pledges came from Saudi Arabia, the US, France and the EU. Lebanon is currently $41bn in debt

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2006 Oct.12   French in Armenia 'genocide' row  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks
 Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1915. The bill provides for a year in jail and a heavy fine
2006 Sep.23   Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died 2006 Apr.10   France to replace youth job law  President Chirac has announced that the new law that sparked weeks violent protests will be scrapped 2006 Mar.31   Unions reject Chirac 'compromise'  Trade unions and students have condemned a decision to sign into law a controversial youth labour bill 2006 Mar.18   Labor law protests turn violent  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained
 Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a new labor law that will allow employers to fire younger workers more easily. Police in Paris arrested 156 people.

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2005 Nov.15   Lawmakers back new powers  a draft law is extending emergency powers by 3 months to quell urban unrest 2005 Nov.11   Paris bans weekend gatherings  Police banned any gathering that might provoke disorder in city this weekend 2005 Nov.8     Government declared state of emergency  Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin: the republic 'at an hour of truth' 2005 Nov.6   Chirac vows to punish rioters  French President: The absolute priority is to reestablish security and public order 2005 Nov.5   Riots rage a 10th angry night  Arson fires burned in the central and southern parts of the nation. 2 schools in Grigny were set ablaze 2005 Oct.26     Boys' electrocution starts riots Map of Clichy-sous-Bois France
  Reports say the boys were trying to evade police in Clichy-sous-Bois. The crowds blamed police for the deaths of the 2 boys
 The riots and violent clashes in October and November were involving mainly the burning of cars and public buildings by groups of youths. Events spread to poor housing projects in parts of France. The state of emergency was declared on November 8, and things went back to normal on November 17
2005 Aug.25       Apartment fire kills 16  A massive fire has swept through a 7-story building shortly after midnight 2005 Jul.24   Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win  Lance ended his storybook career in Paris by winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France title 2005 May.31   Villepin named new PM  President Chirac has appointed Interior Minister to replace Jean-Pierre Raffarin as prime minister 2005 May.29     French voters reject EU charter
  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum 2005 Apr.14   Many killed in hotel fire  20 people have died and about 50 people have been injured in a fire in central Paris

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2004 Dec.22   Former Iraq hostages back in Paris  2 French journalists taken hostage by an insurgency group in August received a joyful greeting 2004 Nov.10       Arafat died
  The veteran Palestinian leader has died in a Paris hospital. There is no clear line of succession
 Yasser Arafat led Palestinian struggle for more than 40 years. He had been in a coma since November 3 and suffered a brain hemorrhage
2004 Nov.4   Arafat 'in critical condition'  Palestinian leader is at a Paris military hospital after drifting in and out of consciousness throughout the night 2004 Oct.29   Ailing Arafat arrives in Paris  A helicopter carrying Palestinian leader landed after leaving his West Bank compound for the first time in 3 years 2004 Jul.25   Armstrong wins 6th Tour de France  Armstrong, bettered the 5 Tour wins of cycling greats Merckx, Anquetil, Hinault and Miguel Indurain 2004 May.23     Deadly airport roof collapse  At least 5 people were killed when a massive section of a vaulted ceiling collapsed at a new passenger terminal 2004 Feb.10   MPs back headscarf ban  The bill, passed by 494 votes to 36, to banned all overt religious symbols from state schools 2004 Jan.30   Ex-Prime Minister guilty of corruption  A court has found Alain Juppe guilty of involvement in a party funding scam in Paris in the 1980s and 1990s

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2003 Dec.11   Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs 2003 Jul.27   Armstrong wins 5th Tour  The 31-year-old Texan becomes only the 2nd rider to win 5 Tours in a row and one of 5 men to have won 5 Tours in total

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2002 Oct.5   Paris mayor stabbed  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized 2002 Jul.14   Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired 2002 May.5   Chirac wins elections by a landslide  Voters surged to the polls to keep out far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The incumbent has won about 80% of the vote 2002 Apr.21   Shock success for Le Pen  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May

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2001 Mar.18   Socialists claim victory in Paris  Early results showed Delanoe had taken Paris, a bastion of the right. The left also took Lyon

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2000 Jul.25       Concorde crash kills 113
  Fuel tanks were ruptured by bursting tyres on 6 separate occasions before the fatal accident