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B. 08-09 Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers Levallois-Perret, Paris
C. 07-16 Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews
D. 06-19 Champs-Elysees attack car 'had guns and gas'
06-11 Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win the tournament for a 10th time Roland Garros, Paris
5. 06-10 French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Halep to win first Grand Slam Roland Garros, Paris
6. 06-09 French Open: Wawrinka battles to final, will play Nadal Roland Garros, Paris
7. 06-08 Birthday girl Jelena Ostapenko to face Simona Halep in final Roland Garros, Paris
8. 06-07 Djokovic stunned by Dominic Thiem in French Open quarterfinals Suzanne-Lenglen, Roland-Garros, Paris

Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Paris to commemorate the victims of a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France in 1942 Champs-Elysees attack car 'had guns and gas' Map of Champs-Elysees Paris France
Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers Map of Levallois-Perret France
2017 Aug.9    
  Police have shot, wounded and arrested a man after a dramatic car chase along a motorway following an attack on soldiers in a suburb of Paris
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2017 Jun.19    
  A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris
2017 Jun.11  
  Nadal, 31, came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title
2017 Jun.10     French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Halep to win first Grand Slam Map of Roland Garros France  Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latvia's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open 2017 Jun.9     French Open: Wawrinka battles to final, will play Nadal Map of Roland Garros France  Nadal crushed Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0 in two hours. Wawrinka prevailed over Federer 1 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 2017 Jun.8   Birthday girl Jelena Ostapenko to face Simona Halep in final  20-year-old beat Timea Bacsinskzy 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3. Halep later edged Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3 2017 Jun.7   Djokovic stunned by Dominic Thiem in French Open quarterfinals  No. 2-seed Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after No. 6-seed Dominic Thiem beat the defending champion 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday 2017 May.29     France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin Map of Versailles France  French President Emmanuel Macron says he held a 'frank exchange' with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face talks 2017 May.14     France inaugurates Emmanuel Macron as new president Map of Elysee presidential palace Paris France  The president of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius, proclaimed the official result of the vote in a ceremony Sunday at the Elysee presidential palace
 Macron has promised to restore France's global standing
2017 Apr.20   Gunman shot dead policeman in Paris  The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car as 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs 2017 Apr.1       18 injured in accidental blast at French carnival
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  Five people were rushed to hospital and dozens more were injured when a fireworks display exploded into the crowd at a carnival near Paris
2017 Mar.18     Orly airport: France launches terror investigation Map of Orly airport France
  Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed on Saturday after he put a gun to a soldier's head saying he wanted to 'die for Alla'h, officials say
2017 Mar.7     Rhinoceros shot, killed for horn at French zoo Map of Thoiry Zoo Paris France
  A 5-year-old rhinoceros at the wildlife park he runs near Paris has been shot three times in the head by assailants who stole the animal's horn
2017 Feb.14   PSG presses Barcelona into submission  di Maria scored twice as Paris St-Germain stunned Barcelona to leave the Spanish in danger of failing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 2017 Feb.3   Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant Map of Louvre Paris France
  French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was a 29-year-old Egyptian man
2016 Nov.13       One year after Paris attacks Map of Bataclan France
  120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan
 At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held hostage. Police storm the venue. 3 people were killed in an attack near the Stade de France
2016 Oct.2     Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris hotel room Map of No Address Hotel Paris France
  Her husband, rapper Kanye West, abruptly left his set early at the Meadows Festival in New York on Sunday night after learning of the news
2016 Jul.10   Portugal grinds its way to Euro 2016 title, overcoming Ronaldo injury Map of Stade de France Paris France
  Portugal beats hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's superb extra-time strike
 Portugal won the Euros because of its defense. Ronaldo was carried off in tears in the 25th minute 8 minutes after injuring his knee in a clash with France's Dimitri Payet. Paris
2016 Jul.3   France ends Iceland's dream with crushing win  The game was effectively over by the end of the first half as France entered the interval 4-0. A second from Giroud gave France a 5-2 win 2016 Jun.22   Iceland advanced over Austria  Iceland advanced to the knockout stage of its first major tournament with a 2–1 victory over Austria 2016 Jun.21     Gomez, Germany beat Northern Ireland to win Group C Map of Parc des Princes Paris France
  Reigning World Cup champion Germany won Group C at Euro 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland
2016 Jun.19       Cristiano Ronaldo misses crucial penalty kick vs. Austria Map of Parc des Princes Paris France
  Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick for Portugal against Austria. Portugal instead had to settle for a scoreless draw in Euro 2016
2016 Jun.16       Germany and Poland in goalless draw at Euro 2016 Map of Stade de France Saint-Denis France
  Poland, which had only ever beaten Germany once, might have won this tie had Arkadiusz Milik not wasted two wonderful opportunities
2016 Jun.13   French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS'  A man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed a French police commander to death before being killed when police stormed a house 2016 Jun.10     France vs. Romania: Dimitri Payet stunner gives Euro 2016 hosts win Map of Stade de France Paris France
  Giroud's header had given France a second-half lead before Stancu equalized with a penalty. Payet's 89th-minute curling shot secured a 2-1 win
2016 Jun.5     Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title Map of Roland Garros Paris France
  World number one Novak Djokovic beat Britain's Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam
2016 Jun.4     Seine level starts dropping after 30-year high Map of Seine Paris France
  The levels of the River Seine in Paris have started dropping slightly after reaching a 34-year high on Friday
2016 Jun.2     Paris floodwaters set to peak as more rain forecast Map of Seine Paris France
  Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the River Seine due to reach 6m (19ft) above its normal level
2016 Jun.2   Louvre to close as Seine rises further  The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain 2016 May.28     11 hit by lightning in a Paris park, many at child's party Map of Park Monceau Paris France
  A Paris city councilor says at least half a dozen children have been hitby lightning in a Paris park after a sudden storm overtook their birthday party
2016 Mar.17   France re-enacts deadly Paris attacks to understand operation  Lawmakers leading an investigation into the deadly Nov. 13 attacks and some first responders at the Bataclan concert hall that night returned 2016 Jan.21     Hindu god statue's head returns to Cambodia Map of Guimet Museum Paris France
  A French museum has returned the head of a 7th Century Hindu statue to Cambodia 130 years after it was taken
2016 Jan.19     Paris Ritz: Fire under control at world-famous hotel Map of Paris Ritz France
  A fire on the top floor of the five-star Ritz hotel in Paris has been brought under control. About 150 workers had to leave the building
2016 Jan.10     France remembers victims of Charlie attacks   A ceremony has taken place in central Paris to remember those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks a year ago 2016 Jan.7     Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Paris police shoot man dead Map of Goutte d%27Or Paris France
  French police have shot dead a man who was apparently trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks
2015 Dec.27   Paris attacker Samy Amimour buried in unmarked grave  One of the men who attacked the Bataclan music venue in Paris on 13 November was buried on Christmas Eve in a northern suburb, reports say 2015 Dec.11     COP21: Climate deal text 'agreed' in Paris Map of Le Bourget Paris France
  Organisers of the climate talks in Paris say a final text has been agreed after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations
2015 Dec.10     COP21: Climate summit inches towards deal Map of Le Bourget Paris France
  Negotiators at the Paris climate summit have worked through the night on a draft agreement to curb global warming
2015 Dec.7     Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa' Map of Louvre Museum Paris France
  An image of a portrait underneath the Mona Lisa has been found beneath the existing painting using reflective light technology, according to a scientist
2015 Dec.5     COP21: Climate delegates agree draft deal text Map of Le Bourget Paris France
  Delegates at a UN climate conference in Paris have approved a draft text they hope will form the basis of an agreement to curb global carbon emissions
2015 Nov.29   Paris attacks: Obama pays respects at Bataclan theatre  US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit 2015 Nov.29     COP21: Rallies call for Paris climate change action Map of Place de la Republique Paris France
  Hundreds of thousands are marching worldwide to demand action to stop climate change, but one protest in Paris was marred by violence
2015 Nov.27   France holds service two weeks after massacre  France has held a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago 2015 Nov.23     Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect Map of Chatillon-Montrouge Paris France  A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks near the place where a suspect's mobile phone had been found 2015 Nov.19     Paris attacks: 'Ringleader' Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in raid Map of Rue de la Republique Saint Denis Paris France  The Islamic State (IS) militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in the apartment 2015 Nov.17     Paris attacks: Police swoop on apartment in northern suburb Map of Rue de la Republique Saint Denis Paris France  Armed police are raiding a flat in the northern Paris suburb of Saint Denis in an operation believed linked to last Friday's attacks 2015 Nov.13     Paris attacks: 120 dead and hostages held at Bataclan Map of Bataclan France
  France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 60 people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks
 At least 15 people were killed near the arts centre, where up to 60 people are being held hostage. Police storm the venue. 3 people were killed in an attack near the Stade de France
2015 Sep.20     France's Eiffel Tower shut amid security alert Map of Eiffel Tower France
  One of the world's most visited attractions was closed after a man carrying a rucksack was seen climbing the tower
2015 Jul.26       Tour de France: Chris Froome completes historic win Map of Champs-Elysees Paris France
  Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice when he safely reached the finish line in Paris at the end of the three-week race
2015 Mar.28     Global landmarks switch off the lights for Earth Hour Map of Eiffel Tower France
  Landmarks around the world have been switching off their lights as part of the WWF's Earth Hour
2015 Jan.14   Footage shows harrowing scene inside kosher grocery  Surveillance shows frightened hostages in the harrowing moments before police moved in 2015 Jan.11     Charlie Hebdo: Vast Paris rally for France unity Map of Place de la Nation Paris France
  More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the march, linking arms in an act of solidarity. 'Paris is the capital of the world today,' Hollande said
 The marchers demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket
2015 Jan.9     Charlie Hebdo hunt: Bloody end to sieges Map of Hypercasher supermarket Porte de Vincennes Paris France
  Two brothers who killed 12 in an attack on a magazine were shot dead as they fled a warehouse north of Paris
 Anti-terrorist forces stormed a kosher supermarket where hostages were being held by a gunman with reported links to the brother
2015 Jan.7     Gunmen shot dead 12 people at satirical magazine Map of 10 rue Nicolas-Appert 11th arrondissement of Paris France
  Eight journalists and two policemen were among the dead. Police issued photos of two suspects, describing them as 'armed and dangerous'
 3 masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo. They killed 12 people, including Charlie Hebdo staff and two French National police officers, and wounded 11 others
2015 Jan.3     Roma baby refused burial in France Map of Champlan France
  A Roma baby girl has been denied a burial space by a French mayor, sparking outrage among activists
2014 Nov.25     Paris police foil Cartier jewelry heist Map of Cartier Champs Elysees France
  A heist on one the most prestigious jewelry stores has been foiled, and both would-be thieves are in police custody after an attempted escape
2014 Nov.13   Young tiger prowling near Disneyland Paris Map of Montevrain France
  French authorities say a young tiger is on the loose, and have urged residents in three nearby towns to stay indoors
2014 Sep.1     Paris flats explosion leaves seven dead Map of Rosny-sous-Bois Paris France
  Authorities have linked the blast to gas and electricity cabling work in the eastern suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois. Another 11 people were hurt
2014 Jul.27       Nibali seals Tour de France win Map of Champs-Elysees France
  Vincenzo Nibali won the 101st edition of the Tour de France as he finished the final stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris safely in the peloton
2014 Jul.1     Sarkozy held over influence claims Map of Nanterre France
  French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling
2014 Jun.17     France condemns attack on Roma boy Map of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine France
  French President Francois Hollande has condemned a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate
2014 Jun.7   Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep to win French Open  Sharapova drew on her fighting spirit once again, 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 in three hours and two minutes, in a dramatic final 2014 Jun.6   Novak Djokovic into final after victory over Ernests Gulbis  Novak Djokovic is the first man through to the 2014 French Open final after a 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 2014 Jun.3   Sharapova rallies to survive against Muguruza  Maria Sharapova rallied to beat Garbine Muguruza 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Tuesday 2014 May.31   Nadal and Stephens move on at Roland Garros  The fourth round is nearly set at the French Open (a few matches, including Andy Murray’s, were suspended due to darkness) 2014 May.26   No. 3 Wawrinka bounced early by Garcia-Lopez at Roland Garros  No. 41 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez is stunning No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 win in the first round of the French Open 2014 Feb.19     French police quiz tycoon Dassault Map of Corbeil-Essonnes France
  The billionaire industrialist and senator Serge Dassault has been detained for questioning over alleged vote-buying in a Paris suburb
2013 Dec.5     Gunmen raid Paris jewellers Map of Place Vendome Paris France
  Gunmen have raided a luxury jewellers in an affluent part of Paris, absconding with luxury watches worth 800,000 euros, reports say
2013 Nov.20     Arrested Paris gun suspect named Map of Bois-Colombes France
  French authorities have named a man arrested on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar
2013 Nov.8     Pyrotechnics blast at Paris musical injures 15 Map of Palais des Sports Paris France
  A pyrotechnics blast at a Paris arena has injured 15 people, five seriously, just hours before the start of a musical about the French Revolution
2013 Nov.1     France issues rabies warning after kitten's death Map of Argenteuil France
  French authorities are warning of a rabies threat after a cat died of the disease, previously thought to have been eliminated from the country
2013 Sep.21     Huge cocaine haul seized in Paris Map of Charles de Gaulle airport France
  Police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport have seized 1.3 tonnes of pure cocaine on board an Air France flight from Venezuela, French officials say
2013 Jul.21     Veil row sparks Paris suburb unrest Map of Trappes France
  Crowds of youths have thrown stones at French police and set fire to cars in a second night of disturbances in the Paris suburb of Trappes
2013 Jul.13     Train crash shadow over Bastille Day Map of Bretigny-sur-Orge France
  France is preparing to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years
2013 Jul.12     French rescuers search for train survivors Map of Bretigny-sur-Orge France
  Rescue efforts are continuing to find the passengers of a train that crashed at Bretigny-sur-Orge, south of Paris, on Friday afternoon
2013 Jul.12   At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris Map of Bretigny-sur-Orge France
  22 more injured in a train derailment on Friday just south of Paris. Hollande arrived at the scene while rescue operations were under way.
2013 May.27   French Open: Nadal rallies to win opening match  The Spaniard successfully began his bid for an eighth title at Roland Garros by rallying past Daniel Brands of Germany, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3 2013 May.25     French soldier stabbed near Paris Map of La Defense France
  French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack in the wake of the murder in London
2012 Jun.10   Nadal quest halted by rain  The eagerly awaited French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was interrupted by rain with the Spaniard leading 6-4 5-3 2012 Jun.8   Djokovic triumphed Federer  The Serbian was dominant against the 16-time grand slam champion on Friday as he triumphed 6-4 7-5 6-3 in just over two hours 2012 Jun.7   Back at No. 1, Sharapova into final  6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 4-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinals at Roland Garros 2012 Jun.6   Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals  Maria Sharapova defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros 2012 Jun.3   World No. 1 Azarenka upset to Cibulkova  Victoria Azarenka at the French Open fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on a windy, gray day at Roland Garros 2012 Apr.7     Serial killer on loose after 4 shootings Map of Essonne France
  Investigators in France are hunting for a suspected serial killer after four fatal shootings with the same weapon in a Paris suburb
2010 May.27   Roddick survives 'brutal' day  Andy Roddick managed to lose serve 7 times and still get by, beating Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 at Roland Garros 2009 Jun.6   Kuznetsova wins French Open over Safina   World #1 Dinara Safina's was beaten in straight sets, 6-4 6-2 , by compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final at Roland Garros 2009 May.27   Nadal runs winning streak to 30  Rafael Nadal's winning streak at Roland Garros extended to a tournament-record 30 matches. Sharapova pulled out a victory over Petrova 2008 Aug.23       Football fans die as bus slams into bridge Map of Saint-Germain-sur Ecole France
  A bus carrying fans of the Marseille team has slammed into a bridge east of Paris killing 2 people and badly injuring 4
2006 Jun.11   Nadal completes French Open double   Rafael Nadal beat arch-rival Federer and claim his second French Open title in successive years at Roland Garros 2006 Jun.3   Nadal wins five-hour grind  Spaniard is outlasting Mathieu 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the 4th round and improve to 10-0 at Roland Garros 2005 Oct.26   Boys' electrocution starts riots Map of Clichy-sous-Bois France
  Reports say the boys were trying to evade police in Clichy-sous-Bois. The crowds blamed police for the deaths of the 2 boys
 The riots and violent clashes in October and November were involving mainly the burning of cars and public buildings by groups of youths. Events spread to poor housing projects in parts of France. The state of emergency was declared on November 8, and things went back to normal on November 17
Jan. 27, 1973     Vietnam War cease-fire signed Map of The Peninsula Paris Paris France
  The Paris Peace Accords ended direct U.S. military combat, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam
Feb. 6, 1934   The Stavisky riots in Paris  An anti-parliamentarist street demonstration organized by far-right leagues that culminated in a riot near the seat of the French National Assembly May. 21, 1927   Charles Lindbergh completes first solo nonstop flight across Atlantic Map of Le Bourget Field Paris France  As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh made Orteig Prize-winning solo nonstop flight from the Roosevelt Field in New York to Le Bourget Field Jun. 28, 1919   Treaty of Versailles signed  One of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers Mar. 19, 1859   First production of Gounod's Faust  Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust Nov. 14, 1840   Claude Monet born  A founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy Apr. 11, 1814   Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated and Treaty of Fontainebleau signed   In the Treaty of Fontainebleau, the victors exiled him to Elba, an island of 12,000 inhabitants in the Mediterranean Dec. 2, 1804   Napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor by the Pope  He is crowned Napoleon I, the first Frenchman to hold the title of emperor in a thousand years. Pope Pius VII handed the crown Jul. 14, 1789   Fall of the Bastille   The prison only contained 7 inmates but was a symbol of the abuses of the monarchy: its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution
 The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
Nov. 18, 1789   Louis Daguerre born  A French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography Aug. 23, 1754   Louis XVI born  Louis Capet was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792, although his formal title after 1791 was King of the French Dec. 19, 1683   King Philip V of Spain born  King of Spain from 1 November 1700 to 15 January 1724, when he abdicated in favour of his son Louis May. 14, 1610   Henry IV of France assassinated  King was assassinated in Paris on 14 May 1610 by a Catholic fanatic, François Ravaillac, who stabbed the king to death in the Rue de la Ferronnerie Apr. 25, 1214   St. Louis (King Louis IX) born
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  A Capetian King of France who reigned from 1226 until his death. Louis was crowned in Reims at the age of 12

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