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Summary.     Click for More > Gaddafi announces bombing deal France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq  Schroeder, Blair and Chirac had agreed a transfer of power to an Iraqi authority as quickly as possible was desirable France lifts veto threat on Iraq Europe's lunar adventure begins France urges policy shift on Iraq 15 dead in liner gangway collapse Anglo-French summit Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA
France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq Chirac, Putin: No need for war France, Russia threaten war veto Concorde services to end October G-8 leaders focus on common ground   Bush to Chirac: Time to move on  Presidents talked through their differences in the 25-minute meeting at the G-8 summit Ferrero takes French Open title Footballer Foe died during game Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure   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   10,000 dead in heat wave
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Chirac braces troops for Iraq war French tip-off led to ricin 'lab' France against Iraq war   France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq  Chancellor Schroeder said that he and President Chirac rejected the view that war was unavoidable Anti-French riots Protesters denounce deal UK and France admit Iraq differences Putin in Paris 'anti-war' talks   Chirac, Putin: No need for war  Joint declaration is calling for U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq to be reinforced to disarm Saddam Hussein peacefully France resists resolution pressure French confirm Ivory Coast killings   France, Russia threaten war veto  Chirac says France, like Russia, will vote against a second resolution that could lead to war against Iraq Deadly ricin at rail station France, UK back U.N. role in Iraq   Concorde services to end October  British Airways and Air France plan to stop the flights because they are not making enough money US signals action against France Chirac welcomes Bush to G-8 summit   G-8 leaders focus on common ground Map of Evian France  Leaders focused the first day of their summit on an effort to solve the economic woes of developing nations G-8 leaders turn to WMDs   Bush to Chirac: Time to move on


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  France fears Prestige oil slick
Jan.2  French minister due in Ivory Coast
Jan.3  Clone firm: Second birth by Sunday
Jan.4  Tides drive oil onto French coast
Jan.6  French attacked
Jan.7
Jan.8
Jan.10  Airport suspect 'was set up'
Jan.15  Paris hosts I. Coast peace talks
Jan.22
 Fugitive arson killer held in Nice
Jan.23  
Jan.26
Jan.28  France welcomes Bush U.N. move
Jan.29  French ready to leave Ivory Coast


February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1
Feb.4
Feb.5  Chirac and Blair agree to disagree
Feb.6  Terror suspects got al Qaeda training
Feb.9
Feb.10  
Feb.11  Yahoo boss cleared over Nazi sales
Feb.18  Chirac lashes out at 'new Europe'
Feb.19  Protesters call for Mugabe arrest
 Concorde in emergency landing
Feb.23


March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Chirac given rapturous reception
Mar.5  France and allies rally against war
Mar.9
Mar.10  
Mar.18  Paris: We may help in chemical war
Mar.20
 Huge support for Chirac stance


April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  Strikes disrupt transport
Apr.9
 
Apr.22  France wants Iraq sanctions suspended
Apr.25  New laws require sufferers hospitalised


May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.4  Anti-terrorism conference
May.12  France faces strike paralysis
May.13  France may send troops to Congo
May.16  25 tourists die in bus crash
May.25  School shooting film wins at Cannes
May.27  Air chaos as France strikes
May.30  Bush 'not mad' at France over Iraq
May.31  Violence ahead of G-8 summit


June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1
 
Jun.2  
  Presidents talked through their differences in the 25-minute meeting at the G-8 summit
G8 issues weapons warning Jun.3  G-8 vows unity on rebuilding Iraq  Strikes hit European travellers Jun.5 France arrests 9/11 suspects Jun.7  Henin-Hardenne wins French Open Jun.8   Ferrero takes French Open title  The Spaniard is capturing his first Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Martin Verkerk Jun.10  Strikes hit commuters  French force arrives in Bunia Jun.12  Chirac, Blair make up over Iraq Jun.13  Germany backs France on farm aid Jun.15  Paris to ask EU for Mideast force Jun.18  Iranian fire protests in Paris, London Jun.21  French set 72 hour Bunia gun deadline Jun.22  Iranian leader to go on trial Jun.26   Footballer Foe died during game  Cameroon international died following Confederations Cup semi-final game. Cameroon wins 1-0 over Colombia Jun.29  France wins Confederations Cup Jun.30 Death sentence for bombers

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6  Corsica rejects autonomy offer by Paris Jul.11  Petacchi wins his fourth Tour stage Jul.13  Armstrong took lead Tour de France  AIDS forum calls for cheap drugs Jul.22   Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure  A fire has forced more than 3,000 people to be evacuated from the popular tourist landmark  French troops find 22 hacked bodies Jul.26 Armstrong closes on Tour title
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
Jul.29  Deaths as forest fires hit Europe  Fight against arsonists

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5  French troops foil massacre Aug.9  Terror alert over stolen passports Aug.10  Records tumble as Europe swelters Aug.11  Death warnings as Paris swelters Aug.12 Paris heat wave 'kills 100'
Aug.13  Heat causes blackout in Paris Aug.14     10,000 dead in heat wave
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
Aug.16  French heat: Calls for resignation Aug.18 Heat crisis: French official quits Aug.21  Heat deaths: Chirac pledges action Aug.22  France cool on U.S. troops appeal Aug.24 Bekele leads Ethiopian romp Aug.25 Collins crowned sprint king Aug.28 White completes sprint double Aug.29  Capel clinches 200m gold  Heat toll tops 11,000 Aug.30  White under investigation Aug.31     Gaddafi announces bombing deal  Libya has agreed a compensation deal with relatives of the 170 people killed in the bombing of a UTA airliner in 1989

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  Blazes kill 3 firefighters Sep.4     France, Germany reject US Iraq plans
  A proposal to enlist U.N. help for the occupation of Iraq appears rather far from restoring self-rule there Sep.8  Officials blamed for heat deaths Sep.11 Libya and France reach deal
Sep.12 US attacks France's Iraq proposals Sep.16 Europe summit to seek Iraq deal Sep.20   Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
  Schroeder, Blair and Chirac had agreed a transfer of power to an Iraqi authority as quickly as possible was desirable
Sep.21     France lifts veto threat on Iraq
  Chirac: France will not veto a US-backed Security Council resolution on the future of Iraq Sep.26 Overdose kills right-to-die man Sep.27   Europe's lunar adventure begins  The Smart 1 blasted off from the Kourou spaceport and released successfully from its Ariane 5 rocket launcher

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.8  35-hour week under review

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Henman stuns Roddick Nov.2  Henman claims Paris title Nov.12  Former Elf boss given 5 years Nov.13     France urges policy shift on Iraq  Foreign Minister de Villepin said a provisional government should be set up to run the country by the end of the year Nov.15     15 dead in liner gangway collapse  A gangway was leading to the world's largest passenger ship, Queen Mary II Nov.17  France vows to fight hate crime Nov.24     Anglo-French summit  Blair and Chirac have mounted a strong defence of Europe having its own military capability Nov.30  France face England in Euro finals

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.11   Headscarf ban recommended
  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs
Dec.12  Laporte nets new deal Dec.15   Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year  The 31-year-old star received 264 points with Henry second on 186 and Ronaldo third on 176 Dec.17     Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools  President has called for a law banning religious symbols in state schools and hospitals Dec.24   Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA  The decision came after consultation between U.S. and French authorities


Chirac braces troops for Iraq war France against Iraq war   France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq  Chancellor Schroeder said that he and President Chirac rejected the view that war was unavoidable   Chirac, Putin: No need for war  Joint declaration is calling for U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq to be reinforced to disarm Saddam Hussein peacefully French confirm Ivory Coast killings G-8 leaders turn to WMDs G8 issues weapons warning Footballer Foe died during game  Cameroon international died following Confederations Cup semi-final game. Cameroon wins 1-0 over Colombia Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure  A fire has forced more than 3,000 people to be evacuated from the popular tourist landmark Paris heat wave 'kills 100'   10,000 dead in heat wave




France, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.6  French attacked
Jan.7
Jan.22
Jan.23
Jan.29  French ready to leave Ivory Coast
Feb.10
Mar.5  France and allies rally against war
Mar.9
Mar.18  Paris: We may help in chemical war
May.13  France may send troops to Congo
Jun.1
Jun.2
Jun.10  French force arrives in Bunia
Jun.15  Paris to ask EU for Mideast force
Jun.21  French set 72 hour Bunia gun deadline
Jul.22  French troops find 22 hacked bodies
Aug.5  French troops foil massacre
Aug.22  France cool on U.S. troops appeal




France, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.1  France fears Prestige oil slick
Jan.3  Clone firm: Second birth by Sunday
Jan.4  Tides drive oil onto French coast
Feb.19  Concorde in emergency landing
Apr.25  New laws require sufferers hospitalised
May.16  25 tourists die in bus crash
Jun.26
Jul.13  AIDS forum calls for cheap drugs
Jul.22
Jul.29  Deaths as forest fires hit Europe
Jul.29  Fight against arsonists
Aug.10  Records tumble as Europe swelters
Aug.11  Death warnings as Paris swelters
Aug.12
Aug.13  Heat causes blackout in Paris
Aug.14
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
Aug.16  French heat: Calls for resignation Aug.18 Heat crisis: French official quits Aug.21  Heat deaths: Chirac pledges action Aug.29  Heat toll tops 11,000 Sep.2  Blazes kill 3 firefighters Sep.8  Officials blamed for heat deaths Sep.26 Overdose kills right-to-die man Nov.15   15 dead in liner gangway collapse  A gangway was leading to the world's largest passenger ship, Queen Mary II



France, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Jun.7  Henin-Hardenne wins French Open Jun.8 Ferrero takes French Open title  The Spaniard is capturing his first Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Martin Verkerk Jun.26 Footballer Foe died during game  Cameroon international died following Confederations Cup semi-final game. Cameroon wins 1-0 over Colombia Jun.29  France wins Confederations Cup Jul.11  Petacchi wins his fourth Tour stage Jul.13  Armstrong took lead Tour de France Jul.26 Armstrong closes on Tour title
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
Aug.24 Bekele leads Ethiopian romp Aug.25 Collins crowned sprint king Aug.28 White completes sprint double Aug.29  Capel clinches 200m gold Aug.30  White under investigation Nov.1  Henman stuns Roddick Nov.2  Henman claims Paris title Nov.30  France face England in Euro finals Dec.12  Laporte nets new deal Dec.15 Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year  The 31-year-old star received 264 points with Henry second on 186 and Ronaldo third on 176



France, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Apr.3  Strikes disrupt transport Apr.9   Concorde services to end October  British Airways and Air France plan to stop the flights because they are not making enough money May.12  France faces strike paralysis May.25  School shooting film wins at Cannes May.27  Air chaos as France strikes Jun.3  Strikes hit European travellers Jun.10  Strikes hit commuters Jun.13  Germany backs France on farm aid Jul.13  AIDS forum calls for cheap drugs Oct.8  35-hour week under review Nov.12  Former Elf boss given 5 years Dec.24 Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA  The decision came after consultation between U.S. and French authorities



France, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.8 French tip-off led to ricin 'lab'
Jan.10  Airport suspect 'was set up' Jan.22  Fugitive arson killer held in Nice Jan.26 Anti-French riots Feb.6  Terror suspects got al Qaeda training Feb.11  Yahoo boss cleared over Nazi sales Mar.9 French confirm Ivory Coast killings Mar.20 Deadly ricin at rail station May.4  Anti-terrorism conference Jun.5 France arrests 9/11 suspects Jun.21  French set 72 hour Bunia gun deadline Jun.22  Iranian leader to go on trial Jun.30 Death sentence for bombers Jul.22  French troops find 22 hacked bodies Jul.29  Fight against arsonists Aug.9  Terror alert over stolen passports Nov.12  Former Elf boss given 5 years Nov.17  France vows to fight hate crime Dec.24 Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA  The decision came after consultation between U.S. and French authorities



France, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.2  French minister due in Ivory Coast Jan.15  Paris hosts I. Coast peace talks Jan.26 Anti-French riots
Jan.28  France welcomes Bush U.N. move Feb.1 Protesters denounce deal Feb.4 UK and France admit Iraq differences Feb.5  Chirac and Blair agree to disagree Feb.9 Putin in Paris 'anti-war' talks Feb.10   Chirac, Putin: No need for war  Joint declaration is calling for U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq to be reinforced to disarm Saddam Hussein peacefully Feb.11  Yahoo boss cleared over Nazi sales Feb.18  Chirac lashes out at 'new Europe' Feb.19  Protesters call for Mugabe arrest Feb.23 France resists resolution pressure Mar.2  Chirac given rapturous reception Mar.10   France, Russia threaten war veto  Chirac says France, like Russia, will vote against a second resolution that could lead to war against Iraq Mar.20  Huge support for Chirac stance Apr.9 France, UK back U.N. role in Iraq Apr.22  France wants Iraq sanctions suspended Apr.22 US signals action against France Apr.25  New laws require sufferers hospitalised May.4  Anti-terrorism conference May.30  Bush 'not mad' at France over Iraq May.31  Violence ahead of G-8 summit Jun.1 Chirac welcomes Bush to G-8 summit Jun.1   G-8 leaders focus on common ground Map of Evian France  Leaders focused the first day of their summit on an effort to solve the economic woes of developing nations Jun.1 G-8 leaders turn to WMDs Jun.2   Bush to Chirac: Time to move on
  Presidents talked through their differences in the 25-minute meeting at the G-8 summit
Jun.3  G-8 vows unity on rebuilding Iraq Jun.12  Chirac, Blair make up over Iraq Jun.18  Iranian fire protests in Paris, London Jul.6  Corsica rejects autonomy offer by Paris Aug.16  French heat: Calls for resignation Aug.18 Heat crisis: French official quits
Aug.21  Heat deaths: Chirac pledges action Aug.22  France cool on U.S. troops appeal Aug.31   Gaddafi announces bombing deal  Libya has agreed a compensation deal with relatives of the 170 people killed in the bombing of a UTA airliner in 1989 Sep.4   France, Germany reject US Iraq plans  A proposal to enlist U.N. help for the occupation of Iraq appears rather far from restoring self-rule there Sep.8  Officials blamed for heat deaths Sep.11 Libya and France reach deal Sep.12 US attacks France's Iraq proposals Sep.16 Europe summit to seek Iraq deal Sep.20 Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
  Schroeder, Blair and Chirac had agreed a transfer of power to an Iraqi authority as quickly as possible was desirable
Sep.21   France lifts veto threat on Iraq  Chirac: France will not veto a US-backed Security Council resolution on the future of Iraq Sep.27 Europe's lunar adventure begins  The Smart 1 blasted off from the Kourou spaceport and released successfully from its Ariane 5 rocket launcher Nov.13   France urges policy shift on Iraq  Foreign Minister de Villepin said a provisional government should be set up to run the country by the end of the year Nov.24   Anglo-French summit  Blair and Chirac have mounted a strong defence of Europe having its own military capability Dec.11 Headscarf ban recommended
  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs
Dec.17   Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools
  President has called for a law banning religious symbols in state schools and hospitals