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1. 01-11 French journalist killed in Syria Homs, Syria
C. 01-23 Senate passes Armenian genocide bill Paris
D. 02-22 Two Western journalists killed in Syria Homs, Syria
03-19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Toulouse, Southern France
F. 04-22 Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote Paris
G. 05-06 Sarkozy concedes to Hollande Paris
H. 07-05 Pilots blamed for Air France disaster Paris
8. 09-05 French gun victims 'UK tourists' Lake Annecy, Southern France

Summary.     Click for More > Suspect in French terror attacks dead 19 arrested in French police raids Exit polls show Sarkozy 2nd in French vote   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... Hollande at swearing in: Discourage 'exorbitant' incomes Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit French Socialists 'set for win' Hollande's party wins majority Pilots blamed for Air France disaster French gun victims 'UK tourists'   Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists 'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance
French journalist killed in Syria 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria Senate passes Armenian genocide bill PIP breast implant boss charged Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'   Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in... 2 French journalists safely out of Syria 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
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  French journalist killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria  TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest. 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3  France urges new Iran sanctions
Jan.11  
Jan.12  Opposition denies killing French journalist
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  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria
Jan.15  Peterhansel seals 10th Dakar victory Jan.20 Attack killed four French soldiers 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 Jan.26   PIP breast implant boss charged   Jean-Claude Mas, 72, the owner of a French breast implant maker that sparked a safety scare, has been charged with 'involuntary injury' Jan.29  Sarkozy sets out 'Robin Hood' tax

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.15  Sarkozy announces re-election bid Feb.19     Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France  Iran's oil ministry announced Sunday that it had stopped crude exports to British and French companies Feb.21     Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'   Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been detained for questioning by French police investigating a prostitution ring Feb.22     Two Western journalists killed in Syria
Map of Homs Syria
  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Feb.23 France, Britain to Syria: Cease attacks  Hurt reporter asks to leave Syria Feb.26  France, Germany withdraw civilian staff

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1     2 French journalists safely out of Syria   Two French journalists who had been trapped for days in the besieged Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr have been moved to safety in Lebanon  Mob forces Sarkozy to hide in bar Mar.3  Wladimir Klitschko stops Mormeck to retain titles Mar.5 Power fault brings Eurostar chaos
Mar.6  France 'has too many foreigners' Mar.15 Soldiers shot dead in French town Mar.19 5 dead in avalanche in Norway   4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Huge manhunt after French attacks Mar.20  France investigates neo-Nazis after killings Raid on Toulouse shooting suspect Mar.21 Blasts at site of Toulouse siege Mar.22   Suspect in French terror attacks dead
Map of Toulouse France  The police siege to capture a suspected al Qaeda-trained militant came to a bloody end when commandos shot Mohammed Merah in the head  Pressure on France over shootings Mar.24  Police quiz 'proud' Merah brother Mar.25  Merah brother charged over deaths Mar.26  Toulouse video sent to al-Jazeera  Strauss-Kahn in sex ring charges  French police have Toulouse video Mar.30   19 arrested in French police raids   Nineteen people have been arrested in a series of police raids on suspected Islamists, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told French radio

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  France arrests Islamist suspects Apr.7  Serial killer on loose after 4 shootings Apr.10  World stocks slip on growth fears Apr.19  Last day of French poll campaign Apr.20  No Syria 'Plan B' out of Paris meetings Apr.22 High turnout in French election
    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 Apr.25 France: UN should consider force in Syria Apr.28  Journalist missing in Farc raid

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.2  French rivals in feisty TV debate May.6 France votes in crucial run-off
    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 Sund...
May.7 Euro falls after French and Greek votes
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     Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks   Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande has pledged to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis May.19  French rally car crash kills two May.20  Montpellier wins French title for first time May.21 Strauss-Kahn may face gang rape allegations May.24     President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit  French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Afghanistan on a previously unannounced visit May.28  Azarenka survives; Federer ties mark May.30  French reporter freed in Colombia

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1  Federer again stretched to 4 sets Jun.3  World No. 1 Azarenka upset to Cibulkova Jun.5  Djokovic, Federer rally at French Jun.6  Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals  Nadal maintains Paris march Jun.7  Back at No. 1, Sharapova into final Jun.8  Djokovic triumphed Federer Jun.9 Sharapova completes career Grand Slam
 French troops killed by Taliban Jun.10  Nadal quest halted by rain   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 e... Jun.11 Nadal clinches record French Open  England holds on for draw vs. France Jun.13 France seeks tough UN action over Syria Jun.15 France reign in Ukraine rain 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 Jun.19 France falls but backs into quarters Jun.30  Blanc leaves job as France boss

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  Sarkozy's home, offices raided Jul.4  Ex-France Telecom CEO probed over suicides 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 Jul.6 Clinton to Russia, China: 'Get off the sidelines'
Jul.7  Englishman Wiggins takes Tour lead Jul.12  At least 9 dead in France avalanche Jul.14  Greipel wins Tour stage; Wiggins maintains lead Jul.17  Schleck tests positive for banned diuretic at Tour  Bo Xilai Frenchman 'leaves Cambodia' Jul.21  Bradley Wiggins on verge of glory Jul.22 Wiggins makes history in Paris Jul.29 French double gold in swimming pool Jul.30 Agnel wins second gold Jul.31  Tsonga makes Olympic history

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.14  Riots leave injured police, damaged buildings Aug.22  Germany and France in Greek talks Aug.24  Greek PM to hold key Paris talks Aug.28 French prosecutors launch murder inquiry in Arafat's death
Aug.29  Famed writer blames massacre on immigration

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5   French gun victims 'UK tourists'
Map of Lake Annecy France
  Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists
Sep.6 Young girl found alive among dead bodies in France  Police seek French murders motive Sep.7  Police to search Alps victims' home Sep.9   'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands   Execution-style slaying of a British-Iraqi family and a French cyclist at a rural mountain rest stop on the outskirts of the Alpine village Sep.14     Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine
  The duchess of Cambridge is 'upset' with the magazine -- a French publication called Closer Sep.16 Criminal case over Kate topless photos Sep.20  French magazine runs cartoons of Mohammed Sep.25  Egypt paper in cartoon campaign Sep.27 France braced for tough budget

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.6  Gunman killed in French terror raid Oct.7  Horse racing: Solemia pips Orfevre Oct.16  France ties Spain Oct.19  Twitter cuts anti-Semitic tweets Oct.28  French Euromillions site hacked

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7  France grapples with same-sex marriage debate Nov.13     France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance  France and the United States put their support behind a new coalition of Syrian dissidents Tuesday, but Damascus slammed the group Nov.17  French march against gay marriage Nov.18  French vote marred by fraud claim Nov.21  Sarkozy to face scandal inquiry Nov.27  Decision due in Strauss-Kahn case Nov.29 Continental cleared over Concorde crash
 Strauss-Kahn maid case 'settled'

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.29  French 75% tax rate struck down


Attack killed four French soldiers   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   Two Western journalists killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria




France, 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Feb.23 France, Britain to Syria: Cease attacks Mar.15 Soldiers shot dead in French town Apr.20  No Syria 'Plan B' out of Paris meetings Apr.25 France: UN should consider force in Syria May.24   President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit  French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Afghanistan on a previously unannounced visit Jun.9  French troops killed by Taliban



France, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.5 Power fault brings Eurostar chaos
Mar.19 5 dead in avalanche in Norway May.19  French rally car crash kills two Jun.10  Nadal quest halted by rain Jun.15 France reign in Ukraine rain Jul.4  Ex-France Telecom CEO probed over suicides 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 Jul.12  At least 9 dead in France avalanche Nov.29 Continental cleared over Concorde crash



France, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.15  Peterhansel seals 10th Dakar victory Mar.3  Wladimir Klitschko stops Mormeck to retain titles May.19  French rally car crash kills two May.20  Montpellier wins French title for first time May.28  Azarenka survives; Federer ties mark Jun.1  Federer again stretched to 4 sets Jun.3  World No. 1 Azarenka upset to Cibulkova Jun.5  Djokovic, Federer rally at French Jun.6  Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals Jun.6  Nadal maintains Paris march Jun.7  Back at No. 1, Sharapova into final Jun.8  Djokovic triumphed Federer Jun.9 Sharapova completes career Grand Slam
Jun.10  Nadal quest halted by rain Jun.11 Nadal clinches record French Open Jun.11  England holds on for draw vs. France Jun.15 France reign in Ukraine rain Jun.19 France falls but backs into quarters Jun.30  Blanc leaves job as France boss Jul.7  Englishman Wiggins takes Tour lead Jul.12  At least 9 dead in France avalanche Jul.14  Greipel wins Tour stage; Wiggins maintains lead Jul.17  Schleck tests positive for banned diuretic at Tour Jul.21  Bradley Wiggins on verge of glory Jul.22 Wiggins makes history in Paris Jul.29 French double gold in swimming pool Jul.30 Agnel wins second gold Jul.31  Tsonga makes Olympic history Oct.7  Horse racing: Solemia pips Orfevre Oct.16  France ties Spain



France, 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.13 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria
Jan.26 PIP breast implant boss charged   Jean-Claude Mas, 72, the owner of a French breast implant maker that sparked a safety scare, has been charged with 'involuntary injury' Jan.29  Sarkozy sets out 'Robin Hood' tax Feb.19   Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France  Iran's oil ministry announced Sunday that it had stopped crude exports to British and French companies Apr.10  World stocks slip on growth fears May.7 Euro falls after French and Greek votes Jul.4  Ex-France Telecom CEO probed over suicides Sep.27 France braced for tough budget Nov.29 Continental cleared over Concorde crash Nov.29  Strauss-Kahn maid case 'settled' Dec.29  French 75% tax rate struck down



France, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.11   French journalist killed in Syria
Map of Homs Syria  TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest. Jan.26 PIP breast implant boss charged   Jean-Claude Mas, 72, the owner of a French breast implant maker that sparked a safety scare, has been charged with 'involuntary injury' Feb.21   Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'   Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been detained for questioning by French police investigating a prostitution ring Mar.15 Soldiers shot dead in French town Mar.19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.19 Huge manhunt after French attacks Mar.20  France investigates neo-Nazis after killings Mar.20 Raid on Toulouse shooting suspect Mar.21 Blasts at site of Toulouse siege Mar.22 Suspect in French terror attacks dead Map of Toulouse France  The police siege to capture a suspected al Qaeda-trained militant came to a bloody end when commandos shot Mohammed Merah in the head Mar.22  Pressure on France over shootings Mar.24  Police quiz 'proud' Merah brother Mar.25  Merah brother charged over deaths Mar.26  Strauss-Kahn in sex ring charges Mar.26  French police have Toulouse video Mar.30 19 arrested in French police raids   Nineteen people have been arrested in a series of police raids on suspected Islamists, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told French radio Apr.3  France arrests Islamist suspects Apr.7  Serial killer on loose after 4 shootings Apr.28  Journalist missing in Farc raid May.21 Strauss-Kahn may face gang rape allegations May.30  French reporter freed in Colombia Jul.3  Sarkozy's home, offices raided Aug.14  Riots leave injured police, damaged buildings Aug.28 French prosecutors launch murder inquiry in Arafat's death Aug.29  Famed writer blames massacre on immigration Sep.5 French gun victims 'UK tourists' Map of Lake Annecy France
  Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area near Lake Annecy in the French Alps appear to have been British tourists
Sep.6 Young girl found alive among dead bodies in France Sep.6  Police seek French murders motive Sep.7  Police to search Alps victims' home Sep.9 'Slaughter at Chevaline' probe expands   Execution-style slaying of a British-Iraqi family and a French cyclist at a rural mountain rest stop on the outskirts of the Alpine village Sep.16 Criminal case over Kate topless photos Oct.6  Gunman killed in French terror raid Oct.19  Twitter cuts anti-Semitic tweets Oct.28  French Euromillions site hacked Nov.27  Decision due in Strauss-Kahn case



France, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.3  France urges new Iran sanctions Jan.11   French journalist killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria  TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was among eight killed in the city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's current unrest. Jan.12  Opposition denies killing French journalist 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 Jan.29  Sarkozy sets out 'Robin Hood' tax Feb.15  Sarkozy announces re-election bid Feb.21   Strauss-Kahn held over 'sex ring'   Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been detained for questioning by French police investigating a prostitution ring Feb.22   Two Western journalists killed in Syria Map of Homs Syria
  Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in Homs.    Ochlik had covered conflicts from Haiti to Libya, and won first prize in the World Press Photo general news ca...
Feb.23 France, Britain to Syria: Cease attacks Feb.23  Hurt reporter asks to leave Syria Feb.26  France, Germany withdraw civilian staff Mar.1   2 French journalists safely out of Syria   Two French journalists who had been trapped for days in the besieged Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr have been moved to safety in Lebanon Mar.1  Mob forces Sarkozy to hide in bar Mar.6  France 'has too many foreigners' Mar.19 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school Map of Toulouse France
  A teacher and three children were gunned down at Ozar Hatorah. It's the third time in the 10 days that a gunman on a motorcycle has fired on minorities
 French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents
Mar.20  France investigates neo-Nazis after killings Mar.22  Pressure on France over shootings Mar.26  Toulouse video sent to al-Jazeera Apr.19  Last day of French poll campaign Apr.20  No Syria 'Plan B' out of Paris meetings Apr.22 High turnout in French election 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 Apr.25 France: UN should consider force in Syria Apr.28  Journalist missing in Farc raid May.2  French rivals in feisty TV debate May.6 France votes in crucial run-off 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 Sund...
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 May.15   Hollande and Merkel hold euro talks   Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande has pledged to work with Germany to resolve the EU's economic crisis May.24   President Hollande in Afghanistan on troop visit  French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Afghanistan on a previously unannounced visit May.30  French reporter freed in Colombia 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 e... Jun.13 France seeks tough UN action over Syria
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 Jul.3  Sarkozy's home, offices raided Jul.6 Clinton to Russia, China: 'Get off the sidelines' Jul.17  Bo Xilai Frenchman 'leaves Cambodia' Aug.22  Germany and France in Greek talks Aug.24  Greek PM to hold key Paris talks Aug.28 French prosecutors launch murder inquiry in Arafat's death Aug.29  Famed writer blames massacre on immigration Sep.14   Magazine publishes topless photos of UK's Catherine   The duchess of Cambridge is 'upset' with the magazine -- a French publication called Closer Sep.16 Criminal case over Kate topless photos Sep.20  French magazine runs cartoons of Mohammed Sep.25  Egypt paper in cartoon campaign Sep.27 France braced for tough budget Nov.7  France grapples with same-sex marriage debate Nov.13   France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance  France and the United States put their support behind a new coalition of Syrian dissidents Tuesday, but Damascus slammed the group Nov.17  French march against gay marriage Nov.18  French vote marred by fraud claim Nov.21  Sarkozy to face scandal inquiry Nov.29  Strauss-Kahn maid case 'settled' Dec.29  French 75% tax rate struck down