Oradour-sur-Glane has been deliberately left untouched as a permanent memorial to the 642 people slaughtered there on 10 June 1944
Charles De Gaulle
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Friday 08 November 2013
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
Travellers faced further upheaval today as flights were cancelled following continued strikes in France.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Stéphane Hessel, the French resistance hero, diplomat and writer who became an icon of anti-capitalist protests, died today in Paris.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
France and Germany marked half a century of post-war partnership with celebrations and grand displays of unity in Berlin today despite serious differences over a common vision for the future of Europe and its single currency.
Monday 09 July 2012
The French and German leaders joined in a celebration of unity on Sunday, hailing a relationship that has brought peace to Europe for 50 years but is suffering its most serious crisis to date.
Saturday 12 May 2012
A veteran Venezuelan crossword-writer has been accused of hiding a coded message to assassinate President Hugo Chavez's brother in the latest surreal twist to election year politics in the South American nation.
Thursday 25 August 2011
On 25 August 1944, following four years of occupation, Paris was finally liberated from Hitler's control.
Sunday 06 March 2011
After years of claiming presidential immunity to avoid legal proceedings, Jacques Chirac is finally facing a court.
Monday 20 December 2010
Airports were closed, motorists were stranded, football matches were cancelled, politicians were blamed.... Britain? Yes, but the picture was the same in almost every other European country.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Britain and France will today announce a landmark defence alliance ranging from military operations in land, sea and air to nuclear weapons.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a symbolic visit to London today to mark the 70th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle's radio broadcast urging his nation to resist the Nazi occupation of France.
Thursday 08 October 2009
Saturday 06 June 2009
By Tuesday morning, media intrusion of grieving relatives at Paris's main airport had become so intensive that Air France felt obliged to send a message to editors: please keep reporters and camera crews away from the hotels around Charles de Gaulle.
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