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Summary.     Click for More > 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 Bus blast kills 12 France 0-1 Senegal in World Cup opening Centre-right 'heading for victory' Chirac allies 'win landslide' Chirac to begin assembling government Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired Psychiatric test for Chirac gunman Schumacher clinches 5th F1 title Armstrong wins 4th Tour de France France sends troops to Ivory Coast US to tackle France on Iraq Bush, envoy lobby French on Iraq Paris mayor stabbed  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized   French tanker explodes  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack 12 dead in train fire 'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol Asylum church standoff ends Europe's super rocket explodes French fight Ivorian rebels Weapons find sparks Paris airport arrest
8 dead in shooting Shock success for Le Pen
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  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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Moussaoui defies court French official says judge was pressured 8 dead in shooting  A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon at Nanterre town hall as people were leaving a local council meeting France wins 6 Nations Grand Slam   Shock success for Le Pen


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2
Jan.7  Saint Laurent retires
Jan.10  'Right not to be born' rejected


February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.12  Montillet won women's downhill
Feb.13
Feb.18  French pair wins free dance
Feb.20  Man Utd drew 1-1 against Nantes
Feb.28  Perfect launch for 'Green eye' satellite


March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  France upsets England at Six Nations
Mar.10  Covili wins giant slalom World Cup
Mar.26  
Mar.28  Paris gunman commits suicide


April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Jews demand protection
Apr.6
Apr.19  Election wide open
 Moya edges Safin
Apr.20  Fears of apathy dog poll
Apr.21  
  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May
Thousands demonstrate against Le Pen Apr.22 Fury at Le Pen intensifies Apr.23  Chirac rejects Le Pen debate Apr.24  Euro MPs heckle Le Pen Apr.27  Mass protests against Le Pen Apr.30  Three-year ban for skating judge

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.1 May Day rallies against Le Pen
May.2  Last rallies in election race May.4  Le Pen, Chirac ended campaigning 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
 Chirac to appoint new prime minister May.6  Chirac names moderate Raffarin as PM May.7   Bus blast kills 12
  10 of the victims are French workers and the other 2 are Pakistani, one of whom is the suicide attacker May.11  Chirac furious as fans boo anthem May.17  Police chief flouts EU ban May.27  Venus won opener, Sampras bowed out  Bush leads Normandy tribute May.31     France 0-1 Senegal in World Cup opening  Senegal was playing their first ever match in the World Cup finals. Pape Bouba Diop's goal on 30 minutes handed victory

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  No. 1 seed Hewitt ousted Jun.6  Williams' sisters won semi-finals Jun.8 Serena wins French Open over sister  French hold al Qaeda link suspect  Left fear defeat in election Jun.9     Centre-right 'heading for victory'  President Jacques Chirac's coalition government has made a strong showing in the first round of the parliamentary elections Costa beats Ferrero for French Open title Jun.14  Madagascar ruler 'exile' reports Jun.15  Chirac allies set for success Jun.16     Chirac allies 'win landslide'   Centre-right parties supporting President have won 399 of 577 seats in the second round of parliamentary elections   Chirac to begin assembling government  President has promised to deliver tax cuts, streamline the civil service, reform pensions and combat crime Jun.25  Protest blocks Mont Blanc tunnel

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  Mauresmo beats Capriati to reach semis Jul.10  ONCE captures yellow jersey Jul.11  Kirsipuu takes stage victory Jul.12  Zabel takes stage 6 on Tour de France Jul.13  McGee wins stage, Armstrong crushed 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
 Kroon wins 8th Tour de France stage Jul.15   Psychiatric test for Chirac gunman  Maxime Brunerie, 25, has been sent to a psychiatric hospital for tests. He is known by police for having emotional problems  Botero wins 9th stage of Tour de France Jul.16  'ETA arms cache' found Jul.17  Halgand earns stage win in Tour Jul.18  Armstrong win mountain Jul.20  Millar sprints to Tour 13th stage win Jul.21     Schumacher clinches 5th F1 title Map of MAGNY-COURS France  Michael clinched his record-tying fifth Formula One season title with a victory in the French Grand Prix Jul.23  Botero wins stage 15 of Tour de France Jul.24  Boogerd wins stage, Armstrong leading Jul.25  Frigo wins stage Jul.26  Hushovd takes stage Jul.27  Armstrong wins time trial Jul.28     Armstrong wins 4th Tour de France
  The Texan is claiming one of his biggest and smoothest victories to date in the grueling 3-week event

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Far-right Radical Unity party banned

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.10  France promotes U.N. route to Iraq Sep.11  Flood death toll is 21 Sep.16 Senior ETA leaders arrested
Sep.18 Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon freed Sep.19 Paedophile gang behind bars Sep.21     France sends troops to Ivory Coast  France wants to ensure the security of Western citizens following an armed uprising by rebels Sep.22  France bounces the U.S. in Davis Cup Sep.26   US to tackle France on Iraq  A US envoy , Marc Grossman, is beginning a mission to persuade France and Russia to back a new tough draft UN resolution Sep.27     Bush, envoy lobby French on Iraq  U.S. President telephoned President Chirac to urge support for a U.N. resolution threatening Iraq with military

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3 More French troops
Oct.5 Gunman on rampage   Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized
Oct.6     French tanker explodes
  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack
Paris mayor recovering from attack Oct.7 U.S. says tanker blast came from within Oct.9 Bush presses Chirac on Iraq resolution Oct.16 Explosives-laden boat used in attack Oct.18 Chirac: Iraq force a last resort Oct.21 French troops moved to monitor truce

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5 8 arrested over Tunisia blast
  12 dead in train fire  2 sleeper cars of a passenger train caught fire. All of the dead have been killed by smoke inhalation Panic as Concorde engine fails Nov.8     'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol  Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has warned that al Qaeda is preparing simultaneous attacks in several countries Nov.13   Asylum church standoff ends   Dozens of refugees holed up in a church in the Channel port of Calais have been evicted by police

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Russia wins Davis Cup over France
Dec.11   Europe's super rocket explodes  New heavy-lift rocket Ariane 5-ESCA has failed on its maiden flight and exploded over the Atlantic three minutes later Dec.13  Home win for Montillet in Super-G Dec.14  Eberharter dominates Val d'Isere downhill Dec.15 France deploying 150 crack paratroopers Dec.17 'Xmas terror plotters' arrested Dec.21   French fight Ivorian rebels
  French destroyed 3 rebel pickups and the rebels pulled back  Deneriaz wins World Cup downhill Dec.22 Tank accident kills French newsman Dec.23 Rebels warn France Dec.29   Weapons find sparks Paris airport arrest  Police have arrested a baggage handler after automatic weapons, plastic explosives and a detonator were found Dec.31 Airport arms find: Witness held


Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon freed   France sends troops to Ivory Coast  France wants to ensure the security of Western citizens following an armed uprising by rebels More French troops Chirac: Iraq force a last resort French troops moved to monitor truce France deploying 150 crack paratroopers French fight Ivorian rebels  French destroyed 3 rebel pickups and the rebels pulled back Tank accident kills French newsman Rebels warn France   French tanker explodes




France, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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France, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Sep.11  Flood death toll is 21
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  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack
Oct.6 Paris mayor recovering from attack
Oct.7 U.S. says tanker blast came from within Nov.5 12 dead in train fire  2 sleeper cars of a passenger train caught fire. All of the dead have been killed by smoke inhalation Nov.5 Panic as Concorde engine fails Dec.11 Europe's super rocket explodes
  New heavy-lift rocket Ariane 5-ESCA has failed on its maiden flight and exploded over the Atlantic three minutes later



France, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.12  Montillet won women's downhill Feb.13 French official says judge was pressured
Feb.18  French pair wins free dance Feb.20  Man Utd drew 1-1 against Nantes Mar.2  France upsets England at Six Nations Mar.10  Covili wins giant slalom World Cup Apr.6 France wins 6 Nations Grand Slam Apr.19  Moya edges Safin Apr.30  Three-year ban for skating judge May.11  Chirac furious as fans boo anthem May.27  Venus won opener, Sampras bowed out May.31   France 0-1 Senegal in World Cup opening  Senegal was playing their first ever match in the World Cup finals. Pape Bouba Diop's goal on 30 minutes handed victory Jun.2  No. 1 seed Hewitt ousted Jun.6  Williams' sisters won semi-finals Jun.8 Serena wins French Open over sister Jun.9 Costa beats Ferrero for French Open title Jul.3  Mauresmo beats Capriati to reach semis Jul.10  ONCE captures yellow jersey Jul.11  Kirsipuu takes stage victory Jul.12  Zabel takes stage 6 on Tour de France Jul.13  McGee wins stage, Armstrong crushed Jul.14  Kroon wins 8th Tour de France stage Jul.15  Botero wins 9th stage of Tour de France Jul.17  Halgand earns stage win in Tour Jul.18  Armstrong win mountain Jul.20  Millar sprints to Tour 13th stage win Jul.21   Schumacher clinches 5th F1 title Map of MAGNY-COURS France  Michael clinched his record-tying fifth Formula One season title with a victory in the French Grand Prix Jul.23  Botero wins stage 15 of Tour de France Jul.24  Boogerd wins stage, Armstrong leading Jul.25  Frigo wins stage Jul.26  Hushovd takes stage Jul.27  Armstrong wins time trial Jul.28   Armstrong wins 4th Tour de France  The Texan is claiming one of his biggest and smoothest victories to date in the grueling 3-week event Sep.22  France bounces the U.S. in Davis Cup Dec.1 Russia wins Davis Cup over France Dec.13  Home win for Montillet in Super-G Dec.14  Eberharter dominates Val d'Isere downhill Dec.21  Deneriaz wins World Cup downhill



France, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.7  Saint Laurent retires



France, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.2 Moussaoui defies court
Mar.26 8 dead in shooting  A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon at Nanterre town hall as people were leaving a local council meeting Mar.28  Paris gunman commits suicide Apr.1  Jews demand protection May.7 Bus blast kills 12  10 of the victims are French workers and the other 2 are Pakistani, one of whom is the suicide attacker Jun.8  French hold al Qaeda link suspect 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
Jul.15 Psychiatric test for Chirac gunman  Maxime Brunerie, 25, has been sent to a psychiatric hospital for tests. He is known by police for having emotional problems Jul.16  'ETA arms cache' found Sep.16 Senior ETA leaders arrested
Sep.18 Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon freed Sep.19 Paedophile gang behind bars Oct.5 Gunman on rampage Oct.5 Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized
Oct.6   French tanker explodes
  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack
Oct.16 Explosives-laden boat used in attack Nov.5 8 arrested over Tunisia blast Nov.8   'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol  Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has warned that al Qaeda is preparing simultaneous attacks in several countries Dec.17 'Xmas terror plotters' arrested Dec.29 Weapons find sparks Paris airport arrest  Police have arrested a baggage handler after automatic weapons, plastic explosives and a detonator were found Dec.31 Airport arms find: Witness held



France, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.10  'Right not to be born' rejected Feb.28  Perfect launch for 'Green eye' satellite Apr.19  Election wide open Apr.20  Fears of apathy dog poll 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
Apr.21 Thousands demonstrate against Le Pen Apr.22 Fury at Le Pen intensifies Apr.23  Chirac rejects Le Pen debate Apr.24  Euro MPs heckle Le Pen Apr.27  Mass protests against Le Pen May.1 May Day rallies against Le Pen May.2  Last rallies in election race May.4  Le Pen, Chirac ended campaigning 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
May.5  Chirac to appoint new prime minister May.6  Chirac names moderate Raffarin as PM May.11  Chirac furious as fans boo anthem May.17  Police chief flouts EU ban May.27  Bush leads Normandy tribute Jun.8  Left fear defeat in election Jun.9   Centre-right 'heading for victory'  President Jacques Chirac's coalition government has made a strong showing in the first round of the parliamentary elections Jun.14  Madagascar ruler 'exile' reports Jun.15  Chirac allies set for success Jun.16   Chirac allies 'win landslide'   Centre-right parties supporting President have won 399 of 577 seats in the second round of parliamentary elections Jun.16 Chirac to begin assembling government  President has promised to deliver tax cuts, streamline the civil service, reform pensions and combat crime Jun.25  Protest blocks Mont Blanc tunnel 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
Aug.6  Far-right Radical Unity party banned Sep.10  France promotes U.N. route to Iraq Sep.26 US to tackle France on Iraq  A US envoy , Marc Grossman, is beginning a mission to persuade France and Russia to back a new tough draft UN resolution Sep.27   Bush, envoy lobby French on Iraq  U.S. President telephoned President Chirac to urge support for a U.N. resolution threatening Iraq with military Oct.5 Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized
Oct.6 Paris mayor recovering from attack Oct.9 Bush presses Chirac on Iraq resolution Nov.13 Asylum church standoff ends   Dozens of refugees holed up in a church in the Channel port of Calais have been evicted by police