French Fifth Republic
The Fifth Republic is the fifth and current republican constitution of France, introduced on 4 October 1958. The Fifth Republic emerged from the collapse of the French Fourth Republi...
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May 1968 in France
The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. At the...
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Mitterrand–Pasqua affair
The Mitterrand–Pasqua affair, also known informally as Angolagate, is an international political scandal over the secret sale and shipment of arms from Central Europe to the government of Angola by th...
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Jean Royer
Jean Royer (31 October 1920 – 25 March 2011) was a French catholic and conservative politician, former Minister, and former Mayor of Tours.
Born in Nevers, Nièvre, Royer was at first a teacher. In...
Paris massacre of 1961
The Paris massacre of 1961 was a massacre in Paris on 17 October 1961, during the Algerian War (1954–62). Under orders from the head of the Parisian police, Maurice Papon, the French police attacked a...
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Algerian War
The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution (Berber: Tagrawla Tadzayrit; Arabic: الثورة الجزائرية‎ Al-thawra Al-Jazaa'iriyya; French: Guer...
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Salah Boubnider
Salah Boubnider (1929 – 27 May 2005) was an Algerian National Liberation Army colonel who was among the first to join the fight for independence. He was born in 1929 in Oued Zenati and died on 27 May ...
Michel Roussin
Michel Roussin (May 3, 1939, Rabat, Morocco) was the chief of staff of Alexandre de Marenches, who directed the SDECE French secret service until the May 1981 election of François Mitterrand as Presid...
Claude Piegts
Claude Piegts, born 1 January 1934 at Castiglione, French Algeria, shot by firing squad in France at the Fort du Trou d'Enfer 7 June 1962, was a pied-noir and a member of the Organisation de l'armée s...
Democratic Convention (France)
Democratic Convention (Convention démocrate, CD) is a centrist-liberal political party in France led by Hervé de Charette. It is the continuation of the Popular Party for French Democracy, established...
The Rainbow Warrior (film)
The Rainbow Warrior, sometimes called The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, is a 1993 television film starring Sam Neill and Jon Voight.
Film is based on the true story of the Greenpeace ship Rain...
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Elf Aquitaine
Elf Aquitaine was a French oil company which merged with TotalFina to form TotalFinaElf. The new company changed its name to Total in 2003. Elf has been maintained as a major brand of Total.
Elf A...
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French National Police
The National Police (French: Police nationale), formerly the Sûreté nationale, is one of two national police forces and the main civil law enforcement agency of France, with primary jurisdiction i...
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Françafrique
French is the fastest growing language on the continent (in terms of official or foreign language). Françafrique ([fʁɑ̃safʁik]) is a term that refers to France's relationship with Africa. The term was...
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Pierre Falcone
Pierre Falcone (born 19 March 1954 in Algiers) is a French businessman, the Chairman of Pierson Capital Group with activities in real estate development, transportation infrastructure and oil services...
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Uprising of Santa Cruz de Mudela
The Uprising of Santa Cruz de Mudela was a popular uprising that took place on 5 June 1808, at the beginning of the Spanish War of Independence, in the town of Santa Cruz de Mudela, Ciudad Real, Casti...
Revolutionary Left (France)
The Revolutionary Left (French: Gauche révolutionnaire) is a Trotskyist political party in France, primarily based around northern French towns such as Rouen. It is affiliated to the Committee for...
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Marc Rich
Marc Rich (born Marcell David Reich; December 18, 1934 – June 26, 2013) was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier and businessman. Active in the spot market for crude oil,...
André Tarallo
André Tarallo (born in 1927 in Centuri, Haute-Corse), commonly known as Monsieur Africa, was a French businessman who worked as the top manager of African affairs for French petroleum company Elf Aqui...
Fernando Pereira
Fernando Pereira (Chaves, Portugal, May 10, 1950 – Auckland, New Zealand, July 10, 1985) was a freelance Dutch photographer, of Portuguese origin, who drowned when French intelligence (DGSE) det...
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Fellagha
The Fellagha, an Arabic word literally meaning "bandit", but also comes from "fellah" or farmer, and "fallaq" or blow up, refers to groups of armed militants affiliated with anti-colonial movements in...
Europe Ecology – The Greens
Europe Ecology – The Greens (French: Europe Écologie – Les Verts [øʁɔp‿ekɔlɔˈʒi leˈvɛʁ], EELV) is a green political party in France, formed in 2010 from the merger of The Greens and other environm...
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Arcadi Gaydamak
Arcadi Aleksandrovich Gaydamak (Hebrew: ארקדי אלכסנדרוביץ' גאידמק; Russian: Аркадий Александрович Гайдамак; born 8 April 1952 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian-born Israeli business magnate, investor,...
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