Here are the top stories that broke the French media in the past twelve months :
François Hollande's cheating scandal
publishing pictures showing the President arriving on the back of a scooter. He disguised himself by a black motorcycle helmet to go up to his lover's appartment so her neighbours do not recognise him.
Valerie Trierweiler's admission for depression
|Valérie Trierweiler - Photo credit : AFP/Getty Images|
François Hollande's break-up with Valerie Trierweiler
France in shock with Front National's European victory
French police arrested suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting
70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy
|François Hollande, Barack Obama and D-Day veterans Photo credit US News|
After Germany had successfully invaded France in what is known as the Fall of France or the Battle of France during the Second World War, The Allied operation launched a successful seaborne invasion of German-occupied western Europe, the biggest amphibious invasion in history. 24,000 British, US, and Canadian airborne troops landed shortly after midnight on 6 June 1944 (known as D-Day) in Normandy. They freed Paris and northern France from Nazi control. By the end of August, over three million allied troops were in France forcing their way through to Germany.
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During one month, 32 countries, battled for the Cup which was finally won by Germany. French team, Les Bleus, entered into the competiton on 15th June against Honduras.
70th anniversary of Operation Dragoon
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Operation Dragoon took place two months after Operation Overlord in the North. The combined parachute battalions which included veterans from the United States and from French colonies in Africa (Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco), was initiated by the 1st Airborne Task Force. Some 100,000 men landed on Mediterranean shores : Le Muy, La Motte, and on the beaches of Cavalaire, St. Tropez and St. Raphael to liberate French land from Nazi occupation. The liberation of Provence involved 450,000 troops and 881 warship. The Allied troops forced the German Army Group G to abandon southern France and to retreat under constant Allied attacks to the Vosges Mountains. They then marched north to join with comrades who had freed Paris and northern France and were forcing their way through France to Germany. Operation Dragoon is not well known since it came in the later stages of the war and was overshadowed by the earlier and larger Operation Overlord that invaded Normandy on 6 June 1944.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married in France
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François Hollande's popularity at rock bottom
The release of Valerie Trierweiler's memoir : Merci pour ce Moment
Nicolas Sarkozy's return to politics
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Butt Plug art installed in Paris
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French hostage Herve Gourdel beheaded in Algeria
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Gourdel was captured in Algeria's Djurdjura National Parka day after he arrived in the country for a hiking holiday
France added two new French Nobel Prize winners among her many laureates
|Patrick Modiano & Jean Tirole © JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP|
French Kim Kardashian was arrested for attempted murder
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Nicolas Sarkozy elected to head UMP party
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French Hostage Serge Lazarevic held by Al Qaeda in Mali was released
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Hope 2015 brings better things for France and also for Nigeria !!!
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French First Lady Valérie Trierweiler leaves hospital
C'est officiel ! French president announces split from first girlfriend
This French woman ain't loyal !