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Maria Sharapova denied French Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova denied French Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova has been denied a wildcard into this year’s French Open, tournament organisers have announced on Facebook. The 30-year-old Russian made her comeback last month after serving a suspension following a positive test for heart drug meldonium at last...
Why Macron picked a centre-right French PM

Why Macron picked a centre-right French PM

Bearded and standing at over 6ft, the new French Prime Minister is an experienced politician, a keen boxer and a one-time author. Ominously perhaps, in 2011 he published Dans L’Ombre (In the Shadows), a political thriller with intrigue and betrayal at its heart....
Macron selects Edouard Philippe as French PM

Macron selects Edouard Philippe as French PM

French President Emmanuel Macron has selected Republican Edouard Philippe as the country’s new prime minister. Mr Philippe, 46, is the mayor of Le Havre and a close associate of Alain Juppe, a prominent conservative who was touted to replace Francois Fillon as...
Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president 14 May 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics France elections 2017 Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron will be France’s youngest leader since Napoleon Tight security is in place across Paris...

Three people dead after French Alps avalanche

Three people have died and relief work is under way after an avalanche in a national park in the French Alps, local media say. Le Dauphine newspaper reported that the victims were cross-country skiers who got caught up in the snow slide at around 10am (local time) on...
French MP dies after collapsing during speech

French MP dies after collapsing during speech

A French MP has died after collapsing on stage while making a speech at a rally for French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron. Corrine Erhel, 50, was the final speaker at the event in Plouisy in western France on Friday. She fell to the ground during her speech...
Eiffel Tower break-in as French election nears

Eiffel Tower break-in as French election nears

Polls suggest Emmanuel Macron has further extended his lead over Marine Le Pen as the French presidential candidates continue their final day of campaigning. An Elabe poll for BFM TV and L’Express suggests that Mr Macron, a centrist who has never held elected...
Le Pen gaining on Macron in French polls

Le Pen gaining on Macron in French polls

The centrist favourite to win the French presidency is losing his lead over his far-right rival with just a week to go until the vote. Emmanuel Macron’s lead over Marine Le Pen has slipped six points since polls conducted just before the first round last Sunday....
French forces kill militants in Mali forest

French forces kill militants in Mali forest

French forces kill militants in Mali forest 30 April 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption France has deployed about 4,000 soldiers in the region France says its forces in West Africa have killed or captured more than 20 militants in a forest...

Fifa: French probe 2018 & 2022 World Cup bids

Blatter was banned over ethics breaches as his 17 years as Fifa president ended in a corruption scandal French prosecutors are investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and have questioned former Fifa president Sepp Blatter. France’s...
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