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Tag: France

US, France, Russia Issue Alert For Their Citizens In Delhi

New Delhi: The US, France and Russia on Wednesday issued a security alert for their citizens in the national capital after 23 people were killed in violent clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters in North-East Delhi in the last couple of days. The US Embassy in New Delhi in its security advisory asked the US […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
India Becomes 5th Largest Economy, Overtakes UK, France: Report

New Delhi:  India emerged as the world’s fifth-largest economy by overtaking the UK and France in 2019, says a report. A US-based think tank World Population Review in its report said that India is developing into an open-market economy from its previous autarkic policies. “India’s economy is the fifth-largest in the world with a GDP […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Notre Dame Will Not Host Xmas Mass For First Time In 213 Years

Paris: For the first time in 213 years there will be no Christmas mass at Notre Dame here. Since 1803, the iconic gothic cathedral has hosted a Christmas mass but the devastating inferno of 15 April has put the tradition on hold, Efe news reported. Instead the mass officiated by Dean Patrick Chauvet has moved […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
France slaps $166mn fine on Google over anti-trust practices

London: In yet another shock for Google, France’s competition watchdog has slapped it with a $166 million for abusing its position in the online search advertising market. The French competition watchdog said it considers that the Google Ads operating rules imposed by Google on advertisers are established and applied under non-objective, non-transparent and discriminatory conditions. […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
India, France Begin Counterterrorism Exercise Shakti 2019

Jaipur: Shakti 2019, a 14-day joint military exercise involving India and France, started on Friday at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Bikaner. Soldiers of the Sikh Regiment, part of Sapt Shakti Command, and the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, part of 6th Armoured Brigade of the French Army, commenced the exercise with an opening ceremony […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
India, France To Deepen Defence Ties; Agree To Combat Terrorism

Paris: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that he had “fruitful deliberations” with his French counterpart during which they reviewed the full spectrum of the bilateral defence engagement and reaffirmed their strong commitment to further deepen cooperation to combat terrorism. Singh and French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly held the second ministerial level […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Kashmir in backdrop as Modi visits France, UAE, Bahrain

New Delhi: India will seek to reinvigorate its relations with three countries that backed India openly over the Kashmir issue — France, UAE and Bahrain, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the three this week. France, which has backed India in the UN Security Council over its moves to bring in development into Kashmir through […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
France freezes assets of JeM chief

Paris: The French government announced on Friday that it has decided to freeze the assets of Masood Azhar, the founder and leader of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist group, a media report said. A joint statement issued by the French Interior Ministry, Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry said that France would also discuss putting Azhar […]

  • Monday, 03 May 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
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 struggle past China 1-0 to enter quarterfinals

Bhubaneswar: France eked out a narrow 1-0 win over debutants China in the second cross-over match to advance to the quarterfinals of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. The lone goal of the match came in 36th minute from the stick of Timothee Clement. France might be the lowest ranked team in the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
France upset Argentina; knock Spain out of hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: In what turned out to be the biggest upset of the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup, minnows France on Thursday outclassed Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 in their final must-win pool A fixture to keep their quarter-final dreams alive. The result meant Spain were knocked out of the World Cup after finishing last in the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Hockey World Cup 2018: Spain draw match against France 1-1

Bhubaneswar: Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help three-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France in their second Pool A match at the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. The draw kept both the teams in the hunt […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Hurricane Leslie kills 6 in France, wreaks havoc across Europe

Paris: Hurricane Leslie, the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit Europe in decades, has claimed at least six lives in France and left devastation in its wake as it also blew across Portugal and Spain, officials said on Monday. Leslie dumped vast quantities of water across the west of the continent and left 28 people […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation contradict Hollande on Indian partners

New Delhi: The French government and Dassault Aviation have contradicted former President Francois Hollande’s claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal. The statement by the French government issued here late Friday comes after Hollande claimed that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract. Hollande […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Japan top Spain 3-1 in women's U-20 World Cup

Vannes (France): A disciplined Japanese squad prevailed 3-1 over Spain in the final of the women’s Under-20 World Cup. It was Japan’s first triumph in the competition on Friday, following third-place finishes in 2012 and 2016, reports Efe news. The Spanish, though disappointed, can be still be proud after delivering their country’s best-ever performance in […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 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 will be centre of ISA's 'sunshine' countries: Prabhu

New Delhi: India will be at the centre of the “sunshine” countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) promoted jointly by it and France, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday. Addressing the Renewable Energy Dialogue here, he also said that India has set a target of achieving 40 per cent of total electricity generation […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
FIFA 2018: France beat Peru 1-0 to enter World Cup pre-quarters

Yekaterinburg (Russia): Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest goal-scorer in FIFA World Cup history as they beat Peru 1-0 in a Group C match here on Thursday to enter the pre-quarterfinals. Mbappe’s 34th-minute strike from close range was the lone goal scored in the match at the Ekaterinburg Arena as Peru’s hopes to reach the second […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Syria missile strike: India calls for restraint

New Delhi: India on Saturday, while describing an alleged chemical attack in Syria as “deplorable”, called for restraint after the US, Britain and France launched coordinated missile attacks on the West Asian nation. “We have taken note of the recent strikes in Syria. India is closely following the situation. The alleged use of chemical weapons, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
France best partner for India: Macron

New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said that France should be the best partner for India and the entry point to Europe. Macron, who arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit to India during the course of which he will co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with Prime […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
CBI busts human trafficking racket that stranded 23 youth in France

New Delhi: The CBI on Friday said it has busted a human trafficking racket and booked three persons on charges of sending 23 teenaged students to France in 2016 for “a rugby training camp”. The CBI on Friday also conducted searches at four places in Delhi which resulted recovery of incriminating documents and other articles […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 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
France to join India for developing Indo-Pacific security architecture

New Delhi: After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila on the security architecture and development of the Indo-Pacific region, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said that his country is forging a security partnership with India over this region on Wednesday. “We have got key cooperation with […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 denounces North Korea's missile launch

Paris: France denounced “in the strongest possible terms”, the latest missile launch by North Korea over Japanese territory, the country’s Foreign Ministry officials said. Reiterating solidarity with its Asian partners on Friday, France called North Korea’s move to build a nuclear and ballistic program a “violation of its international obligations”, which put at risk the […]

  • Friday, 30 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
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
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
French trade unions
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
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

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