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Summary.     Click for More > Europe's rocket launches to space Sarkozy's party suffers at polls Aid workers free after Chad pardon  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage Olympic torch extinguished   The relay was disrupted by protesters demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame 3 times   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 Life sentence for French killer Fashion king Saint Laurent dies Donors pledge $17B to Afghanistan Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16 EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy Betancourt joy at French return Syria, Lebanon to open embassies France hosts Mediterranean summit  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal 10 French soldiers killed in fighting Fire breaks out in channel tunnel EU leaders meet to discuss credit crisis No banks bail-out fund for Europe EU chiefs confront markets crisis European banks rescue plan agreed
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.11  Cecilia Sarkozy fails to ban book
Jan.20  France's oldest WW1 veteran dies
Jan.24  
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros
 Tsonga stuns Nadal to reach Aussie final Jan.25  Rogue trader scandal broadens out  Police search rogue trader's flat Jan.26  Police quiz accused 'rogue trader' Jan.27  Trader 'staked 50bn euros' Jan.28  Trader 'concealed deals' Jan.29  Paris to 'block any Societe bids' Jan.30  Societe Generale CEO keep jobs

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  France moving troops to Chad Feb.2  Sarkozy and Bruni marry Feb.5  Super-fast train unveiled Feb.15  Bosses 'condoned' SocGen trader Feb.29  Body of model Katoucha found in Seine

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.8   Europe's rocket launches to space   A rocket lifted off on a mission to bring oxygen, food, water and equipment to the international space station Mar.9 French voters send warning to Sarkozy Mar.12 Second SocGen employee detained  Prosecutor seeks Concorde charges Mar.13  Sarkozy touts Mediterranean plan Mar.16  Sarkozy braces for election bruising     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 Mar.21  France to reduce nuclear warheads  Autopsy on tumor woman inconclusive Mar.22  France to boost Afghan commitment Mar.23  Sarkozy's ex-wife prepares to wed Mar.26 Sarkozy begins state visit to UK France offers more troops for Afghanistan Mar.27 'Serial killer' Michel Fourniret on trial  Overdose killed face tumor woman Mar.29  France 'could take FARC rebels' Mar.31   Aid workers free after Chad pardon
  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison.    The members of a charity were convicted o...


April 2008 ... more > Top ^
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 Apr.2 France to send battalion to Afghanistan Apr.4  Doubt grows over hostage release Apr.5  Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance  French navy pursues hijacked yacht Apr.7   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
    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 ...
Apr.8 Rebels reject French aid to hostage Apr.10  Plane crash kills 5 French tourists Apr.11  Sarkozy: Pirates have released hostages Apr.15  Farming practices 'must change'  France targets anorexia in media Apr.16  Pirates held for questioning Apr.19 Anti-French rallies across China

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.16 France angered by Burmese delays
May.20  ETA 'political leader' arrested May.21  Fishermen clash with police France braces for day of strikes May.28   Life sentence for French killer  66-year-old Michel Fourniret has been sentenced to life in prison by a court for murdering seven girls and young women

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
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 Jun.5  Safina streaks to first major final Jun.6  Nadal nails Djokovic to reach French final Jun.7  Ivanovic clinches maiden Grand Slam Jun.8 Nadal humiliates Federer in French final
Jun.11  Key Afghan donor meeting Jun.12  Karzai appeals for Afghanistan aid   Donors pledge $17B to Afghanistan  World donors sought to bolster Afghanistan's fragile leadership as the need to help secure and feed the country concerns about pervasive cor... Jun.14  Bush meets with Sarkozy Jun.17  France to rejoin NATO command Jun.19 Sarkozy warning on EU expansion Jun.24     Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare  Security guards whisked away Sarkozy and Olmert after a gunshot was heard at Ben Gurion Airport. Border police officer killed himself Jun.27  World shares in further decline Jun.28  Iran exiles back armed opposition Jun.29   Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16   A military demonstration in southeast France left 16 people wounded, including children, when real bullets were used instead of blank ones Jun.30  Court fines eBay over fake goods Warning as France takes EU helm

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1     EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy  Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson has accused French President of undermining him and Europe's position at world trade talks Jul.3  Five to face Concorde crash trial Jul.4     Betancourt joy at French return  Freed hostage has expressed her joy to be in France, 2 days after her dramatic release from captivity in the Colombian jungle Police arrest man in students' slaying
Jul.8 French head will attend Olympics Jul.9  Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'  French firm 'quits Iran gas deal' Jul.12  Sarkozy welcomes Assad     Syria, Lebanon to open embassies  At a joint news conference, Sarkozy affirmed that the establishment of embassies in Beirut and Damascus was in the works   France hosts Mediterranean summit
  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean
Jul.13 Olmert: Peace deal never been closer  Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins  Nations work for WMD-free Mediterranean Jul.14  Leaders mass for parade Jul.18 French search for stolen Semtex Jul.20 Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels Jul.25 Obama heads to Paris after Berlin Obama links NATO troops to U.S. tax cuts  France arrests Basque ETA suspects Jul.27 Sastre wins Tour de France crown

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4  Tornado leaves three dead Aug.12   Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal
  French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territories Aug.17 Russia pressed to honour pull-out
Aug.19   10 French soldiers killed in fighting
  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul province  Zambia's president dies in French hospital Sarkozy arrives in Kabul Aug.21  NATO denies airstrike killed French troops Aug.22 Russia accused of abusing truce Aug.23  Russia urged to quit Georgia port Aug.24  10 missing in Alps avalanche Aug.28  #1 Ivanovic stunned by Coin at U.S. Open

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.8 Russians 'agree Georgia deadline'
Sep.11   Fire breaks out in channel tunnel  Thousands of passengers and truckers are stranded in France and England after a fire broke out in the undersea tunnel linking the two countries Sep.16  Chelsea cruise to opening Champions win

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4   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   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 Oct.6  AIDS, cancer scientists scoop Nobel Oct.9  Author Le Clezio wins Nobel prize 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 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 Oct.18 Bush meets Sarkozy

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.14  Sarkozy puts pressure on Russia Nov.16  France holds 'Eta military head' Nov.19 UK, France push more UN troops in Congo
Nov.20  Socialists in run-off vote Nov.27  Airbus A320 crashes into sea off France Nov.28  Search teams hunt for jet crash remains

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.8  Vandals hit French Muslim graves Dec.9  Group seeks nuclear weapons ban Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman Dec.23  Madoff investor commits suicide


France offers more troops for Afghanistan France to send battalion to Afghanistan Rebels reject French aid to hostage Shooting demo uses real bullets, injures 16   A military demonstration in southeast France left 16 people wounded, including children, when real bullets were used instead of blank ones Olmert: Peace deal never been closer French search for stolen Semtex Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels Obama links NATO troops to U.S. tax cuts Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territories Russia pressed to honour pull-out 10 French soldiers killed in fighting  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul province Russia accused of abusing truce Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' UK, France push more UN troops in Congo   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'




France, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.20  France's oldest WW1 veteran dies
Feb.1  France moving troops to Chad
Mar.21  France to reduce nuclear warheads
Mar.22  France to boost Afghan commitment
Mar.26
Mar.29  France 'could take FARC rebels'
Apr.2
Apr.5  French navy pursues hijacked yacht
Apr.8
Jun.17  France to rejoin NATO command
Jun.29
Jul.9  Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Jul.13
Jul.13  Nations work for WMD-free Mediterranean
Jul.18
Jul.20
Jul.25
Aug.12
Aug.17
Aug.19
Aug.21  NATO denies airstrike killed French troops
Aug.22
Aug.23  Russia urged to quit Georgia port
Sep.8
Nov.19
Dec.9  Group seeks nuclear weapons ban
Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman




France, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008
Feb.29  Body of model Katoucha found in Seine
Mar.12  Prosecutor seeks Concorde charges
Mar.21  Autopsy on tumor woman inconclusive
Mar.27  Overdose killed face tumor woman
Apr.7
  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 ...
Apr.10  Plane crash kills 5 French tourists Apr.15  France targets anorexia in media Jul.3  Five to face Concorde crash trial Aug.4  Tornado leaves three dead Aug.24  10 missing in Alps avalanche Sep.11 Fire breaks out in channel tunnel
  Thousands of passengers and truckers are stranded in France and England after a fire broke out in the undersea tunnel linking the two countries Oct.6  AIDS, cancer scientists scoop Nobel Nov.27  Airbus A320 crashes into sea off France Nov.28  Search teams hunt for jet crash remains Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman Dec.23  Madoff investor commits suicide



France, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.24  Tsonga stuns Nadal to reach Aussie final Apr.5  Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance Apr.7 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
Jun.5  Safina streaks to first major final Jun.6  Nadal nails Djokovic to reach French final Jun.7  Ivanovic clinches maiden Grand Slam Jun.8 Nadal humiliates Federer in French final Jul.8 French head will attend Olympics Jul.27 Sastre wins Tour de France crown Aug.28  #1 Ivanovic stunned by Coin at U.S. Open Sep.16  Chelsea cruise to opening Champions win Dec.19  Rescue mission to save yachtsman



France, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.11  Cecilia Sarkozy fails to ban book 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
Jan.25  Rogue trader scandal broadens out Jan.26  Police quiz accused 'rogue trader' Jan.27  Trader 'staked 50bn euros' Jan.28  Trader 'concealed deals' Jan.29  Paris to 'block any Societe bids' Jan.30  Societe Generale CEO keep jobs Feb.5  Super-fast train unveiled Feb.15  Bosses 'condoned' SocGen trader Feb.29  Body of model Katoucha found in Seine Mar.12 Second SocGen employee detained Apr.10  Plane crash kills 5 French tourists Apr.15  Farming practices 'must change' May.21 France braces for day of strikes 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 Jun.27  World shares in further decline Jun.30  Court fines eBay over fake goods Jul.9  French firm 'quits Iran gas deal' Jul.13  Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins Jul.14  Leaders mass for parade Jul.25 Obama links NATO troops to U.S. tax cuts Oct.4 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 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 Oct.9  Author Le Clezio wins Nobel prize 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 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 Dec.23  Madoff investor commits suicide



France, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
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
Jan.25  Rogue trader scandal broadens out Jan.25  Police search rogue trader's flat Jan.26  Police quiz accused 'rogue trader' Jan.27  Trader 'staked 50bn euros' Jan.28  Trader 'concealed deals' Mar.12 Second SocGen employee detained Mar.12  Prosecutor seeks Concorde charges Mar.27 'Serial killer' Michel Fourniret on trial Mar.31 Aid workers free after Chad pardon
  6 French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison.    The members of a charity were convicted o...
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 Apr.4  Doubt grows over hostage release Apr.5  French navy pursues hijacked yacht 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 ...
Apr.8 Rebels reject French aid to hostage Apr.11  Sarkozy: Pirates have released hostages Apr.16  Pirates held for questioning May.20  ETA 'political leader' arrested May.28 Life sentence for French killer  66-year-old Michel Fourniret has been sentenced to life in prison by a court for murdering seven girls and young women Jul.3  Five to face Concorde crash trial Jul.4 Police arrest man in students' slaying Jul.9  Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell' Jul.18 French search for stolen Semtex Jul.25  France arrests Basque ETA suspects Nov.16  France holds 'Eta military head' Dec.8  Vandals hit French Muslim graves Dec.23  Madoff investor commits suicide



France, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.11  Cecilia Sarkozy fails to ban book Jan.20  France's oldest WW1 veteran dies Jan.29  Paris to 'block any Societe bids' Feb.2  Sarkozy and Bruni marry Mar.8 Europe's rocket launches to space   A rocket lifted off on a mission to bring oxygen, food, water and equipment to the international space station Mar.9 French voters send warning to Sarkozy
Mar.13  Sarkozy touts Mediterranean plan Mar.16  Sarkozy braces for election bruising 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 Mar.23  Sarkozy's ex-wife prepares to wed Mar.26 Sarkozy begins state visit to UK 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 Apr.2 France to send battalion to Afghanistan Apr.5  Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance Apr.7 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
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 ...
Apr.15  France targets anorexia in media Apr.19 Anti-French rallies across China May.16 France angered by Burmese delays May.21  Fishermen clash with police Jun.11  Key Afghan donor meeting Jun.12  Karzai appeals for Afghanistan aid Jun.12 Donors pledge $17B to Afghanistan  World donors sought to bolster Afghanistan's fragile leadership as the need to help secure and feed the country concerns about pervasive cor... Jun.14  Bush meets with Sarkozy Jun.17  France to rejoin NATO command Jun.19 Sarkozy warning on EU expansion Jun.24   Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare  Security guards whisked away Sarkozy and Olmert after a gunshot was heard at Ben Gurion Airport. Border police officer killed himself Jun.28  Iran exiles back armed opposition Jun.30 Warning as France takes EU helm Jul.1   EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy  Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson has accused French President of undermining him and Europe's position at world trade talks Jul.4   Betancourt joy at French return  Freed hostage has expressed her joy to be in France, 2 days after her dramatic release from captivity in the Colombian jungle Jul.8 French head will attend Olympics Jul.12  Sarkozy welcomes Assad Jul.12   Syria, Lebanon to open embassies  At a joint news conference, Sarkozy affirmed that the establishment of embassies in Beirut and Damascus was in the works Jul.12 France hosts Mediterranean summit
  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean
Jul.13 Olmert: Peace deal never been closer Jul.13  Nations work for WMD-free Mediterranean Jul.14  Leaders mass for parade Jul.20 Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels Jul.25 Obama heads to Paris after Berlin Aug.12 Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territories Aug.17 Russia pressed to honour pull-out Aug.19  Zambia's president dies in French hospital Aug.19 Sarkozy arrives in Kabul Aug.23  Russia urged to quit Georgia port Sep.8 Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' Oct.4 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 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 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 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 Oct.18 Bush meets Sarkozy Nov.14  Sarkozy puts pressure on Russia Nov.20  Socialists in run-off vote Dec.9  Group seeks nuclear weapons ban