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# France

Last year
# first cap
Max Spring handed his France debut in second Test against Japan
Fabien Galthié’s team is otherwise unchanged for the clash in Tokyo.
# English Channel
British and French police arrest 15 people in connection to English Channel migrant deaths
Twenty-seven people died when the boat they were in sank off the coast of Calais in November.
# France
Men convicted of involvement in 2015 terror attacks in Paris
The attacks resulted in the deaths of 130 people, when a team of jihadists laid siege to the French capital.
# bonjour
French parliament names pro-Macron centrist as house speaker in election fallout
Yael Braun-Pivet is the first woman to hold the post.
# Ligue 1
Favre new Nice coach as Galtier in Paris Saint-Germain talks
Galtier won the French league title with Lille in 2021.
# exclusive economic zone
France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says
Minister Simon Coveney spoke about the change of plan in the Dáil today.
# Deadlock
Macron urges 'compromises' to break France impasse
Macron’s centrist alliance finished Sunday’s parliamentary elections 44 seats short of a majority in the National Assembly.
# La Resistance
Marine groups call on French government to stop military exercise near Irish waters
The exercise began from 2am this morning.
French film star Jean-Louis Trintignant dies aged 91
In a career that started when he was 19, Trintignant appeared in more than 100 films.
# Result
Modric penalty secures Croatia win as France finish run of Nations League games without win
The World Cup champions are without a victory in four outings.
# France
French election projections see Macron’s centrists keep a majority
More than 6,000 candidates were running for 577 seats in France’s National Assembly in a first round of elections yeterday.
# On The Dotted Line
Real Madrid sign France midfielder for reported fee of over £85million
Aurelien Tchouameni joins the Spanish side from Monaco.
# Nations League
Mbappe salvages draw for France in Austria, inside-own-half goal helps Andorra to first win
The result leaves France, who won last year’s edition of the Nations League, still without a win three games into the new campaign.
# Trial
Former caretaker accused of serial rape and sexual assault goes on trial in France
Scala confessed to around 40 rapes, but authorities say the true number is higher.
# November 2015
Prosecutors request life sentence for main Paris attack suspect
The request for no chance of parole is rare in France, where prisoners on life sentences are often released after 20 to 25 years.
# Hitting back
Liverpool dismayed by 'disgraceful' claims from French Interior Minister
UEFA have launched their own independent review, led by Portugal’s Dr Tiago Brandao Rodrigues.
# Russia
Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine arms, grain supplies
The talks lasted for 80 minutes.
France star extends Toulouse deal until 2028
Ntamack helped France win the Six Nations Grand Slam this season.
# Disease
France, Germany report first monkeypox cases as UK figures more than double to reach 20
The rare disease — which is not usually fatal — often manifests itself through fever, muscle aches and other signs.
# national treasure
Michelangelo sketch sold at auction for €23 million
There are fewer than ten drawings by Michelangelo which exist in private hands.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# elisabeth borne
Macron names first French female PM in over 30 years
Outgoing French Prime Minister Jean Castex earlier handed his resignation to the president.
# France
Macron vows new start for nation at second term inauguration
It marks the first time a French leader is serving a second term in 20 years.
# second term
Macron pledges to reunite divided France after winning second presidential term
Populist run-off challenger Marine Le Pen quickly conceded defeat but achieved her best-ever electoral showing.
# France
France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen
Analysts have warned that blank votes or abstentions could be crucial in this election.
# France
Crunch time for Macron and Le Pen ahead of presidential vote
Both candidates fired off attacks in interviews today before last-minute walkabouts and rallies.
# Nissan
France issues international arrest warrant for former car tycoon Carlos Ghosn
Ghosn staged an audacious getaway out of Japan on a private jet in 2019.
# French election
Macron and Le Pen clash over Russian loan, hijab ban and cost of living in debate
Macron was deemed the winner of the 2.5 hour debate in an opinion poll.
# France
French Prime Minister says government to resign if Macron wins to create 'new impetus'
Macron is facing a close race in the run-off this Sunday against far-right veteran Marine Le Pen.
# French election
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused of misusing public funds
It is not the first time Le Pen and her party were accused of misusing EU funds.
# Salah Abdeslam
Main Paris attacks suspect apologises to 'all victims' of 2015 atrocity
The apology marked a dramatic end to three days of testimony by Salah Abdeslam.
# Journey
'I loved coaching but I never thought it was going to bring me to the west of Ireland'
South Africa native Dewald Senekal has had an interesting journey in rugby before joining Connacht.
# Tragedy
At least 10 killed as lorry and tourist bus collide in Egypt
The crash happened on a road about 27 miles south of the city of Aswan
# French presidential election
'We are exhausted': France’s Macron faces angry voters as he fights for second term
Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist rival Marine Le Pen qualified on Sunday for France’s 24 April presidential run-off.
# France
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen begin duel to become French president
After a first round of voting on Sunday, Macron came top with 27.85%, while far-right leader Le Pen finished second at 23.15%.
# voting round two
Macron and Le Pen prepare for tense French election duel
Projections from the first round of voting show Macron scoring 28-29%, with Le Pen on 22-24%.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s a roundup of stories from today.
# at the polls
Emmanuel Macron to face Marine Le Pen in run-off election for French presidency - exit polls
Projections show that Macron leads far-right leader Le Pen in the first round of France’s elections by a larger than expected margin.
# next president
Polls open in first round of France’s presidential election
President Emmanuel Macron is seeking a second five-year term, with a strong challenge from the far right.
# French election
Quiz: How much do you know about French presidents?
Fièvre électorale.