France: News

22 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Kelly Rowland's heated moment, fashion A-game: Cannes Day 8 highlights

The 77th Cannes Film Festival, currently in progress, witnessed a spectacular display of fashion on its eighth day.

21 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Day 7: 'The Apprentice' courts controversy; Studio Ghibli shines

The seventh day of the 77th Cannes Film Festival was marked by significant events.

18 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Emma-Yorgos's 'Kind of Kindness' receives glowing standing ovation at Cannes

Reuniting after their successful collaboration on Poor Things (2023), Oscar-winning actor Emma Stone and director Yorgos Lanthimos joined forces once again for Kinds of Kindness.

Cannes: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wows in show-stopping Falguni Shane Peacock

Bollywood actor and global icon, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is creating waves at the ongoing 77th Cannes Film Festival.

18 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes: Nicolas Cage's 'The Surfer' earns a six-minute standing ovation

Nicolas Cage's latest psychological thriller, The Surfer, received a six-minute standing ovation during a midnight screening at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival on Friday night.

Day 3 at Cannes: Aishwarya Rai stuns; 'Megalopolis,' 'Bird' premiere

The third day of the 77th Cannes Film Festival (May 16, 2024) was a star-studded event with numerous Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities in attendance.

Despite injury, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan departs for Cannes 2024

Cannes Film Festival regular Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was spotted at Mumbai airport on Wednesday night, heading for the French Riviera.

'Taarak Mehta...' actor Deepti Sadhwani stuns in orange at Cannes

Deepti Sadhwani, celebrated for her performance in the popular TV series Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, made a dazzling debut at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

15 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes kicks off with Meryl Streep's honor: Day 1 highlights

The eagerly-awaited 77th Cannes Film Festival began on Tuesday (May 14), drawing a host of international stars to the red carpet.

14 May 2024

Paris

Léa Seydoux to lead Arthur Harari's new film 'The Unknown'

French actor Léa Seydoux has been confirmed as the lead in The Unknown, the upcoming film from Arthur Harari, co-writer of the award-winning Anatomy of a Fall.

14 May 2024

Kiara Advani

Kiara to represent India at Cannes's 'Women in Cinema' gala

Kiara Advani is all set to represent India at the prestigious 77th Cannes Film Festival, which begins on Tuesday in Cannes, France.

13 May 2024

Paris

Have you been to these hidden neighborhood gems in Paris

Venture into Paris' lesser-known neighborhoods, where the allure rivals Montmartre's charm but with fewer tourists.

13 May 2024

Amazon

Microsoft commits €4B to develop AI data centers in France

Microsoft and Amazon, two leading US tech companies, have committed to investing billions in France's technology infrastructure.

02 May 2024

Fashion

French parliament-approved commission to probe sexual abuse in film industry 

The French parliament has given the go-ahead for the establishment of a commission to investigate allegations of misconduct and sexual violence within the country's film, audiovisual, performing arts, advertising, and fashion industries.

29 Apr 2024

Upcoming Movies

Amir Jadidi cast as tennis legend Mansour Bahrami in biopic

Amir Jadidi, acclaimed for his performance in the Oscar-nominated drama A Hero, has been cast to portray tennis legend Mansour Bahrami in the upcoming biopic Mansour.

18 Apr 2024

Africa

Climate change to cripple world economy in 25 years: Study

A study conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany warns that climate change could lead to a 19% drop in average global income over the next 25 years.

17 Apr 2024

Emmanuel Macron

Drama series on French First Lady Brigitte Macron is coming

Gaumont, the esteemed French production company, has announced its plans to produce a six-part drama series about the life of Brigitte Macron, France's First Lady.

16 Apr 2024

Fraud Cases

Fraudster gets 10-year prison sentence for $175 million psychic scam

Patrice Runner, a 57-year-old Canadian national with dual citizenship in France, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for masterminding a large-scale psychic scam.

14 Apr 2024

Emmanuel Macron

Macron's wife sues conspiracists who claim she was born man 

Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, is taking legal action against conspiracy theorists who claim she was born a man.

13 Apr 2024

Iran

Expect Iran to attack Israel 'sooner than later': Joe Biden 

The United States expects Iran to carry out strikes on many targets within Israel in the coming days, and it is prepared to help intercept any missiles launched at its ally, CNN reported.

04 Apr 2024

Pets

Couple with 159 cats in overcrowded apartment convicted for negligence

A French couple has been handed a one-year suspended jail term and an indefinite ban on pet ownership by the Nice Criminal Court.

02 Apr 2024

Research

Groundbreaking MRI scanner captures first images of human brain

The world's most advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, known as Iseult, has successfully captured its inaugural images of the human brain.

02 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Hop on Bordeaux, France's vineyard voyage

Bordeaux, nestled in France, is a haven for those who appreciate scenic landscapes and cultural experiences.

21 Mar 2024

Google

Google fined $270M for using news articles to train Gemini

Google has been slapped with a $270 million fine by French authorities for utilizing articles from media firms to train its AI chatbot, Gemini, without securing prior permission.

12 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Travel to Colmar, France for a fairytale escape

Colmar, nestled in the Alsace region of northeastern France, enchants visitors with its impeccably preserved old town.

11 Mar 2024

Pakistan News

India sharply cuts arms imports from Russia

India has significantly reduced the import of Russian weapons despite rising tensions with Pakistan and China, The Times of India reported, citing a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

10 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

India's intervention made Russia abandon nuclear strikes on Ukraine: Report

India and China might have played a key role in preventing Russia from using nuclear weapons in 2022 during its war with Ukraine, CNN reported, citing United States (US) officials.

08 Mar 2024

Lifestyle

This French ratatouille recipe will surely impress your guests

Originating from Nice, France, ratatouille is a traditional French Provencal stewed vegetable dish that has been enjoyed for generations.

06 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Stroll through history at Chateau de Chenonceau, France

Chateau de Chenonceau, a crown jewel of the French Renaissance located in the Loire Valley, is renowned as the "Ladies' Castle" due to its legacy of influential women.

04 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Things to do in Alsace, France for an unforgettable sojourn 

Alsace is a region rich with history and overflowing with charm, inviting travelers to explore its enchanting villages, dynamic cultural life, and vineyards that blanket the rolling hills.

02 Mar 2024

Joe Biden

US military to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza, says Biden

United States (US) President Joe Biden on Friday said the US military would airdrop food and other supplies into Gaza to address the humanitarian crisis and potential famine, Reuters reported.

28 Feb 2024

Travel And Tourism

Things to do at Biarritz, France for an adventurous-cum-leisure trip

Biarritz, a luxurious seaside town on France's Basque coast, is renowned for its vibrant surfing scene and rich history.

22 Feb 2024

Hollywood

French icon Micheline Presle (101) dies; revisiting her best films

Legendary French-Hollywood actor Micheline Presle, known for films such as Devil in the Flesh, Under My Skin, It Happened in the Park, and The Love of a Woman, has passed away.

22 Feb 2024

Food

Discovering the wonders of blue cheese

Blue cheese, with its striking appearance and distinctive flavor, holds a special place in the hearts of cheese enthusiasts worldwide.

07 Feb 2024

Sexual Assault

French actor Judith Godrèche files rape charges against Benoît Jacquot

French actor Judith Godrèche has filed a police complaint against director Benoît Jacquot, accusing him of "rapes with violence of a minor less than 15 years old," Le Monde reported.

You can now buy Eiffel Tower tickets using UPI

The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris is the first French merchant to adopt India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) service.

29 Jan 2024

China

China's message on ties with France after Macron's India visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is eager to "break new ground" in China-France relations.

24 Jan 2024

Amazon

France fines Amazon $35 million for excessive worker surveillance

France's National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) slapped Amazon with a hefty $35 million fine for what they call "excessively intrusive" surveillance of workers in Amazon warehouses.

21 Jan 2024

Lifestyle

Discovering tomorrow: Architectural masterpieces to anticipate in 2024

As we step into the future, the world of architecture continues to push boundaries and redefine the skylines of our cities worldwide.

19 Jan 2024

Emmanuel Macron

Jaipur roadshow, defense announcements: Highlights of Macron's India visit

French President Emmanuel Macron's upcoming visit to India may feature a roadshow in Jaipur with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and significant defense-related announcements, reports said.

18 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Family fun in Ghisoni: Dive into an unforgettable adventure

Discover the charm of Ghisoni with your spouse and children and create lasting memories as you explore its rich heritage and natural beauty.

15 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Romantic things to do in France with your beloved

France offers a charming and romantic atmosphere, perfect for couples looking to spend quality time together.

10 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Six countries tie for world's most powerful passports in 2024

The 2024 Henley Passport Index has announced a historic six-way tie for the world's most powerful passport.

09 Jan 2024

Emmanuel Macron

Gabriel Attal becomes France's youngest, first gay prime minister

Gabriel Attal has become France's youngest and first openly gay prime minister.

09 Jan 2024

Emmanuel Macron

French PM Elisabeth Borne resigns amid political tensions over immigration

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has stepped down following recent political tensions over contentious reforms in immigration laws and the pension system, reports said.

02 Jan 2024

Germany

France, Germany to loan €100mn for India's urban infrastructure mission

France and Germany plan to provide a loan of €100 million (nearly Rs. 920 crore) to support India's urban infrastructure initiative, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0.

30 Dec 2023

Gujarat

CID grills 21 Gujarati passengers onboard grounded Nicaragua-bound flight

Gujarat's Crime Investigation Department (CID) has recorded the statements of 21 Gujarati passengers onboard the chartered flight that was grounded last week in France.

30 Dec 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine: 31 killed in Russia's 'biggest' air attack, says Kyiv

At least 31 civilians were killed and over 160 injured after Russia launched the "biggest" air strike on Ukraine on Friday (local time), said Kyiv officials.