Tag: France

Macron proposes creation of EU military intervention force

Paris: The President of France on Tuesday proposed the creation of a European force to be used for military interventions which would be ready to act by the start of next decade. In a speech in which he outlined his vision for the European Union, Emmanuel Macron said that this would help form the base […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
France, Belgium to vie for Davis Cup title

Paris: France will clash against Belgium on November 24-26 in the Davis Cup final after defeating Serbia. Belgium defeated Australia. The teams from the neighbouring countries are again in the running for a title after two years, with France coached by Yannick Noah returning to title play three years after falling to Switzerland in the semifinals […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
France begins voting in parliamentary polls second phase

Paris: French voters went to polls on Sunday in the second round of parliamentary elections, in a run-off between the top candidates from last week’s first round. More than 65,000 polling stations in Metropolitan France opened at 8 a.m. (local time), with President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La Republique En Marche (LERM), widely expected to secure […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that France will respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, while urging a closer partnership with Russia in fighting the Islamic State (IS) in the country. “A very clear red line exists on our side – that is the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Muslims vote overwhelmingly for Macron

Paris: Over 90 percent of Muslims voted for the victorious Emmanuel Macron in France’s Presidential run-off, according to a survey published by Catholic daily La Croix on Monday. The survey by Ipop showed 92 percent of Muslims cast their ballots for Macron, who defeated anti-immigrant National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday with 20.75 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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France gets youngest President in Macron, EU elated

Paris: Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron on Sunday became France’s youngest President with a landslide victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen, a result hailed by European Union leaders. Wild celebrations broke out in Paris and across France as Macron, 39, bagged an overwhelming 66.06 per cent or 20.7 per cent of all votes in a closely […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Voting begins for French presidential runoff

Paris: Voting began on Sunday across France in the final presidential runoff where independent centrist Emmanuel Macron is vying against far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, the media reported. Polling stations opened in metropolitan France at 8 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. The stations will remain open in some big cities until 8 p.m., […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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French trade unions clash ahead of presidential polls

Paris: French trade unions clashed here during the annual May Day marches ahead of the upcoming second round of the French presidential elections, a minister said. Several of the union marches ended in clashes on Monday clearly bringing out their differences before the poll scheduled for May 7, Efe news reported. According to the French […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Creators Update — will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11. The company will also launch Surface Book and Surface Studio devices in new markets soon. Surface Book and Surface Studio […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Title holders Australia beat France 3-0 to progress to semi-finals of WC

Bhubaneswar: Two-time defending champions Australia are well on course to create a rare history as they defeated France 3-0 to progress to the semi-finals of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Wednesday. World no.1 Australia scored all their goals from penalty corners through Jeremy Hayward (4th minute), Blake Govers (19th) and skipper Aran Zalewski […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semi-finals

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia): France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals as goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann gave them a deserved 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Friday. It is the first time France have been in the last four since 2006 and sets up a mouth-watering clash against either Belgium […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
India enter quarters of WSF World men's team squash C'ship

New Delhi: Mahesh Mangaonkar did the star turn as eighth seed India edged out seventh seed Germany 2-1 and moved to the quarterfinal of the WSF World men’s team squash championship in Marseille, France. Mahesh, 23, had come on to the court when the score read 1-1 and everything depended on him if India was […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
PM embarks on 4-nation tour
PM embarks on 4-nation tour

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment. Modi will first visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India- Germany Intergovernmental Consultations […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Double hostage crisis grips Paris

France was embroiled in a double hostage crisis Friday as two gunmen who had massacred 12 people in French satirical magazine held a hostage in northeast Paris while a third gunman who killed a policewoman held five people hostage in a Jewish supermarket, both places surrounded by police and sharpshooters

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Microsoft expands protection tool for European democratic institutions

San Francisco: To protect democratic institutions from hacking attacks ahead of the elections to the European Parliament in May, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the expansion of its AccountGuard programme to 12 more European markets, including France, Germany and Spain. AccountGuard is a security service offered to users in the highly targeted political space at no […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021