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France Edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup – ABC News


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France Edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup
ABC News
The doubles team of Caroline Garcia and Virginie Razzano led France to a 3-2 win over the United States in Fed Cup competition Sunday. France qualified for the World Group in 2015 and will compete for the Fed Cup championship. The USA drops down to …
Keys earns US 1-1 tie with FranceFox News
France, United States tied at 1 in Fed CupThe State
Sloane Stephens Drops Opener. FED CUP TENNIS: The United States & France 10sBalls

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 11:33 pm

France’s silent tea revolution – BBC News


BBC News

France's silent tea revolution
BBC News
And inside France a sudden fashion for tea has swept the middle classes. Specialist tea salons are spreading, in Paris and beyond. People take classes to learn how to taste and to serve. Literally hundreds of varieties and blends are now available for

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:50 pm

France backs claims that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons recently – The Guardian


The Guardian

France backs claims that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons recently
The Guardian
Allegations that Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in recent attacks gained traction on Sunday when France said it had "information" of toxic gases being used against opposition targets. The claim, by the French president, François
Hollande: France has 'information' Syrian regime still using chemical weaponsJerusalem Post
France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: HollandeYahoo News
France points to Assad regime chemical useAl-Arabiya
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:56 pm

Monaco beats Nice 1-0 in France – Yahoo News


Monaco beats Nice 1-0 in France
Yahoo News
PARIS (AP) — Dimitar Berbatov helped Monaco secure a Champions League spot by scoring an audacious lob in a 1-0 win over Nice in the French league on Sunday. Berbatov chipped goalkeeper David Ospina from a tight angle in the fifth minute and the …

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:25 pm

Ranking France’s 20 Greatest World Cup Moments – Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

Ranking France's 20 Greatest World Cup Moments
Bleacher Report
When picking out some memorable moments in France's World Cup history, it is hard to forget the bad times that gained a number of headlines: the strike of South Africa 2010, the poor performances of 2002 and the failure to qualify in 1994. However

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:52 pm

Tour de France: Yorkshire prepares for bike invasion as race comes to UK – The Guardian


The Guardian

Tour de France: Yorkshire prepares for bike invasion as race comes to UK
The Guardian
It has to be among the most unlikely things for a Parisian to say. "Yorkshire," according to Christian Prudhomme, "is very sexy. It's cool." Tell that to Geoffrey Boycott. But according to Gary Verity, the man who persuaded the director of the Tour de
Fury as Tour de France guides banned from using Yorkshire greetingsTelegraph.co.uk
Tour de France 2014: 'With 80 days to go, I feel in control' says Sir Rodney The Independent
Yorkshire folk banned from calling people 'LOVE' to avoid causing offence when Mirror.co.uk
MSN UK -Doncaster Today
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:40 pm

Thousands rally for France’s Brittany reunion and greater autonomy – RT (blog)


RT (blog)

Thousands rally for France's Brittany reunion and greater autonomy
RT (blog)
Nantes residents in France's west rallied for their city's reunification with Brittany where it historically belonged, and the greater autonomy of the area. Those who gathered at the Saturday event demanded that Brittany's rights be expanded and its
French region of Brittany wants to reunite within historic bordersThe Voice of Russia

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:32 pm

Four French ex-hostages in Syria arrive back in France – Deutsche Welle


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Four French ex-hostages in Syria arrive back in France
Deutsche Welle
A plane carrying Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres touched down at a military base in northern France early on Sunday before the four were transferred by helicopter to Villacoublay air base southwest of Paris. They were
Freed French journalists arrive home after Syria ordealFRANCE 24
French hostages return home after nearly a year in captivityRFI
French Journalists Held Captive in Syria Are Back Home in FranceVICE News
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 8:03 am

Caterpillar Seeking to Close Plant in France – Wall Street Journal


Caterpillar Seeking to Close Plant in France
Wall Street Journal
Business. Caterpillar Seeking to Close Plant in France. Company Wants to Stop Production at Plant About 40 Miles North of Paris. Email; Print. Save ↓ More. Save to ↓ More. Save ↓ More. Saved ↓ More. Please log in or register for free to use Save This.

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:58 pm

Biking Hercules’ Way in France – New York Times


Biking Hercules' Way in France
New York Times
The Gauls, a Celtic tribe that inhabited what is now France, were a boorish bunch before Julius Caesar arrived in 58 B.C. and ushered in civilization. At least, that is the historical explanation Graham Robb, a literary historian best known for the

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:27 pm

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Freed French journalists arrive home after Syria ordeal

The four French journalists who were held hostage for 10 months in Syria returned home to France early on Sunday, where they were greeted by French President François Hollande and their families and colleagues.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:38 pm

French journalist tells of release from captivity in Syria

Nicolas Hénin is one of the four French reporters freed on Saturday after being held hostage for 10 months by radical Islamist rebels in Syria. He gave FRANCE 24 an exclusive account about the conditions of his release from captivity.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:23 pm

In pictures: French kite festival takes flight

Tens of thousands of people visited the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer to attend the 28th International Kite Meeting which runs from the 12th and 21st of April.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 2:40 pm

Le Pen’s National Front fail to woo Britain’s Eurosceptics

Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front party, might have thought it a marriage made in heaven; it was she who this week proposed that Eurosceptics in Britain and France should unite as a bloc in the European Parliament.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:37 am

Does Valls’ upcoming Vatican trip violate French secularism?

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 7:35 pm

Top Hollande adviser resigns over conflict of interest accusation

A senior aide to French President François Hollande resigned on Friday after media reports about a past conflict of interest as well as allegations of extravagance.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:22 am

Films by four French directors short-listed for Cannes’ top prize

Films by French directors Jean-Luc Godard, Olivier Assayas, Michel Hazanavicius and Bertrand Bonnello are in the running for the top Palme d’Or prize next month at Cannes, festival organisers said Thursday.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:21 am

France’s new PM targets welfare in drive to cut spending

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday targeted the country’s generous welfare system in an aggressive drive to cut state spending by €50 billion, announcing a state pension freeze and a trimmed budget for social benefits and healthcare.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:31 pm

Paris laboratory loses deadly SARS virus samples

The Pasteur Institute in Paris has asked the authorities to investigate the disappearance of more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus, while insisting that missing samples represent no danger to the public.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:30 am

French court drops ‘hate speech’ case against Bob Dylan

A court in Paris has dismissed a case brought against American singer Bob Dylan on charges of inciting hatred following an interview in which he allegedly compared Croats with Nazis.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 8:03 pm