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Maria Sharapova not given wild-card entry for French Open

PARIS — Two-time champion Maria Sharapova has not been given a wild-card entry for the French Open. Announcing the decision on a live Facebook broadcast on Tuesday, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli said he informed Sharapova of the decision in person that it was not possible. Sharapova, who has titles at all four majors, won at Roland Garros in ...

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Roger Federer says he will skip French Open

Roger Federer says he won’t play in the French Open and instead prepare to play on grass and hard courts later this season. Federer posted a message entitled “Roger to skip Roland Garros” on his website on Monday. Federer’s agent, Tony Godsick, confirmed that the 18-time Grand Slam champion will not compete at the year’s second major tournament, which starts ...

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Macron meets Merkel: Chancellor demands more EU integration as French chief wants reforms

The German Chancellor said that she would work very closely with her French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, the country’s youngest ever president. She issued a warning over the precarious state of the EU, saying it was a “critical moment” for the bloc and that the grouping would only do well if France is strong. Mrs Merkel, 62, aded that both countries ...

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Emmanuel Macron inauguration LIVE: New French leader sworn in as president

The independent candidate won a resounding victory, beating off far-right candidate Marine Le Pen with an overwhelming 66 per cent majority. Mr Macron, a former investment banker, had never contested an election before, but previously served as the country’s Economy Minister. He takes over today from outgoing President Francois Hollande. Security is tight across the capital, as hundreds of extra ...

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French president-elect Emmanuel Macron branded a ‘WAR LEADER’ by top anti-terror policeman

Jean-Michel Fauvergue, who went ahead of his fellow officers into the terror-struck Bataclan theatre to end the brutal massacre in 2015, said Emmanuel Macron won the election because he took “all the problems facing French society” into account during his campaign. The newly-resigned officer, who has previously worked as a paratrooper and martial arts expert, is now standing in a ...

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Emmanuel Macron in crisis? French president-elect accused of deal breaking

The president-elect sent shockwaves through France’s political established when he won the presidency under the banner of his one-year-old centrist party La République En Marche.  Tasked with securing enough seats in the French National Assembly next month to push through his business-friendly economic agenda, 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage with his list of candidates.  A row broke out after Mr ...

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Emmanuel Macron in crisis? French president-elect accused of deal breaking

The president-elect sent shockwaves through France’s political established when he won the presidency under the banner of his one-year-old centrist party La République En Marche.  Tasked with securing enough seats in the French National Assembly next month to push through his business-friendly economic agenda, 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage with his list of candidates.  A row broke out after Mr ...

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Blair GUSHES over Emmanuel Macron’s ‘extraordinary achievement’ in the French elections

In an article published in French media, the meddling former Prime Minister branded Macron’s victory an “extraordinary” achievement, and gushed over the Europhile’s “remarkable ideological clarity”. In the piece, he wrote: “Emmanuel Macron founded a movement and took the leadership of one of the world’s major countries in a little over a year. “He did so, on a platform with ...

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Marion Le Pen 'quits politics' after Marine fails to secure French election victory

The 27-year-old has been long considered a rising star of the Front National party with support of Southern traditional conservative voters who shy away from the views of her aunt. And she was pegged to take over to lead the party into victory in France’s next election.  But she had previously indicated she never intended to stay in politics throughout ...

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BREAKING: French Alps avalanche leaves at least three dead

The horror incident took place this morning in Bonneval-sur-Arc in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. The CRS Alpes de Modane went to the scene by helicopter to search for a fourth missing person. A heavy emergency response presence remains in the area after the avalanche which started at about 2500 meters above sea level. All three killed were hiking ...

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