2015 in France

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2015
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France

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The following lists events that happened in 2015 in France.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 6 – Former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin enters the Constitutional Council.
  • January 7 – Gunmen kill 12 people at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.[1]
  • January 8 – One of the suspects in the killings, Hamyd Mourad, volunteerily surrenders to police at Charleville-Mézières while the other two suspects are still at large.[2]
  • January 9 – Gunshots are reported in Dammartin-en-Goele as a manhunt continues for two suspects nearby.[3]
  • January 9 – A hostage situation occurs at a Jewish market, Hypercacher, in the eastern Paris suburb of Vincennes. There are two suspected hostage takers, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, and Amedy Coulibaly, 32, who were previously suspected of shooting a policewoman dead earlier in the week. There were at least sixteen hostages, the standoff ends with Coulibaly dead as well as four hostages. Four additional hostages and two police officers require hospitalization. Boumeddiene remains at large.[4]

February[edit]

  • February 9 – Hooded gunmen attack French police in the city of Marseille, which Prime Minister Manuel Valls is due to visit.[5]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 16 – Vladimir Putin wants France to refund Russia for Mistral warships. The deal for these warships may not go through because of conflict over the Ukrainian crisis[9]
  • April 19 – Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a 24-year-old Algerian student, is arrested in Paris on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack on one or more churches as well as for the killing of Aurélie Châtelain.[10]
  • April 22 – President François Hollande says he will refund Russia for the Mistral warships if the deal falls through [11]
  • April 30- Qatar buys 24 Rafale fighter jets from France, paying about 6.3 billion euros (or 7.05 million US dollars). Qatar is in search of military power due to instability in the Middle Eastern region, they are fearful of recent conflict in Yemen, Syria, and Libya, as well as the growing power of Iran. The deal also "includes MBDA missiles, and the training of 36 Qatari pilots and 100 technicians by the French army". France's arms exports are now at 15 billion euros for this year.[12]

May[edit]

  • May 4 – Gilles Le Guen, who is accused of working with a branch of Al-Queda in North Africa, goes into trial in Paris. He is the first person to go on trial for a new anti-terrorism law that was passed in 2012, this law "allows French prosecutors to go after citizens who are suspected of participating in terrorist acts on foreign soil, or who have left the country to receive terrorist training." [13]
  • May 6 – The French parliament passes a bill that gives power to intelligence services to do things such as tap cell phones and read emails. Intelligence services can use these powers "while bypassing the judiciary", the point of this bill is to protect France from security threats. The bill has raised questions about privacy of the French people [14]
  • May 7
    • A French family is trapped in Portuguese water after their ship capsizes near the mid-Atlantic Azores islands. The six-year-old girl of the family dies of hypothermia after being stranded in 21 degree Celsius water for 7 hours, the rest of the family was rescued by a Spanish hospital ship.[15]
    • Wiretaps of Nicolas Sarkozy (head of the UMP) were approved by a French court to be used as evidence. These wiretappings would likely be used against Sarkozy in a corruption case against him. Sarkozy's phones were first bugged "over allegations that he accepted illicit payments from L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt for his 2007 presidential campaign, much of it in cash-filled envelopes." The recordings entail conversations between Sarkozy and his lawyer. This case is seen as a threat to Sarkozy's recent "political comeback".[16]
    • The state prosecutor of France confirms that judges in France will investigate rape allegations against French peacekeepers in Bangui, Central African Republic. The allegations come from six children between the ages of 9 and 13, claiming that fourteen French soldiers raped them in exchange for food between December 2013 and June 2014.[17]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 13 – Terrorist attacks rip through France with as many as 130 people reported to be dead. The Islamic State claims responsibility of the shooting.[24]

General[edit]

The penetration rate of the mobile phone in French Republic is around 107-109%.[25]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Botelho and Catherine E. Shoichet (7 January 2015). "Charlie Hebdo attack: Man turns himself in, agency reports". CNN. 
  2. ^ "One Suspect Surrenders in Attack on French Newspaper; Two Others at Large". New York Times. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "LIVE Charlie Hebdo: gunshots, car chase near manhunt for gunmen". 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Timm, Jane C. (9 January 2015). "Three suspects dead as French police free hostages". MSNBC. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Samuel, Henry (9 February 2015). "Marseille police fired on by 'hooded gunmen'". Telegraph. 
  6. ^ a b c d "French experts hunt for Argentina helicopter crash clues". Reuters. 12 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "France local elections: Conservatives hold off National Front". BBC News. 22 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "German Airbus crashes in French Alps with 150 dead, black box found". Reuters. 24 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Latest: Putin Wants Refund if French Don't Deliver Ship". New York Times. April 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ "France police arrest man 'planning to attack churches'". BBC News. 19 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "France to refund Moscow for undelivered 'Mistral' warship". Deutsche Welle. 
  12. ^ "France confirms sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar". France 24. 
  13. ^ Bamat, Joseph (4 May 2015). "Ageing French 'jihadist' faces trial in Paris". France 24. 
  14. ^ "Inside Story: France under surveillance". Al Jazeera. 
  15. ^ "French girl dies after sailboat capsizes off Azores". France 24. 7 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "French court approves use of Sarkozy wiretaps in corruption case". France 24. 7 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "French judges to investigate CAR 'sex-for-sweet scandal'". France 24. 7 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Newbery, Piers (7 June 2015). "Stanislas Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win French Open". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "French Open final: Serena Williams wins 20th Grand Slam". BBC Sport. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "France attack suspect admits killing, police make link to Syria". Reuters. 29 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Chris Froome wins Tour de France 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  22. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-wounded-in-attack-on-french-train-1440187820
  23. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/24/legion-dhonneur-for-men-who-prevented-carnage-on-french-train
  24. ^ BBC News report, Paris attacks.
  25. ^ https://www.arcep.fr/index.php?id=13858#c96953 A. I Taux de pénétration mobile en France
  26. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Bettina Graziani Dies at 89; Supermodel of Fashion's 'New Look'". New York Times. 
  27. ^ "Mozambique lawyer Giles Cistac assassinated in Maputo". BBC News. 3 March 2015. 
  28. ^ a b McShane, Larry (24 March 2015). "Oleg Bryjak and Maria Rader — acclaimed opera singers — among the dead in Germanwings plane crash". New York Daily News. 
  29. ^ "Germanwings crash: Co-pilot researched suicide methods, cockpit doors". CNN. 
  30. ^ Breeden, Aurelien (23 April 2015). "Student Arrested on Suspicion of Planning Attack in France". New York Times. 
  31. ^ Allen, Peter (22 April 2015). "Heavily armed jihadist 'planning attacks on Churches' is arrested by French police after accidentally shooting himself... and is linked to 'random killing' of dancer". Daily Mail. 
  32. ^ "Le biologiste Jean-Marie Pelt est mort".