Articles about France
08 Jul 2021
French court allows Cairn Energy to seize 20 Indian properties
A French court order has reportedly allowed Britain's Cairn Energy to seize some 20 properties owned by the Indian government in Paris.
28 Jun 2021
India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'
Covishield, the Indian version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has been excluded from the European Union's "Green Pass."
12 Jun 2021
France supports India over lifting export curbs on vaccine materials
French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the Group of Seven (G-7) countries to end restrictions on the export of raw materials needed for the production of coronavirus vaccines - a demand India has been raising with the United States as it struggles with shortages.
08 Jun 2021
France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in face; 2 arrested
French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face during a walkabout in southern France on Tuesday.
11 Apr 2021
French Army is testing robot dog Spot from Boston Dynamics
The foremost military school of France, École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, has posted on Twitter about a recent combat training exercise utilizing robots in offensive operations.
05 Apr 2021
Dassault paid 1M euros to 'middleman' in Rafale deal: Report
The French anti-corruption agency Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA) has reportedly found that Dassault Aviation paid 1 million euros to a "middleman" after signing the 2016 Rafale deal.
01 Apr 2021
France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban, as the rapid spread of the virus ramped up pressure on hospitals.
19 Mar 2021
Coronavirus: Why are people in France hesitant to get vaccinated?
Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, several accelerated vaccines have offered hope in containing the number of infections globally.
16 Mar 2021
Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot
The largest and most influential European countries, like Germany, France, and Italy, have paused the rollout of coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca over blood clot fears.
08 Mar 2021
Olivier Dassault, France's billionaire politician, dies in helicopter crash
Olivier Dassault, a French politician and billionaire, died on Sunday around 6 pm (local time) due to a helicopter crash near Deauville in northern France, multiple reports said.
27 Jan 2021
Class-action lawsuit: French Police discriminate in checks
In a first for France, six non-governmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday against the French Government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers carrying out identity checks.
25 Jan 2021
Top French advisor talks third lockdown as coronavirus cases surge
France will have to enforce a third national lockdown to handle the worrying surge of coronavirus cases, the country's top medical advisor Prof Jean-Francois Delfraissy said on Sunday.
30 Dec 2020
French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98
French designer Pierre Cardin, who was the ultimate entrepreneurial designer, passed away on Tuesday. He was 98.
24 Dec 2020
Stella Tennant, iconic British model, has died aged 50
Stella Tennant, the renowned British model known for her indomitable beauty and style, has passed away at the age of 50.
17 Dec 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus
French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus, joining the long list of notable international personalities to have contracted the disease, that originated in China late last year.
11 Dec 2020
Belgium crowned FIFA's Team of the Year for third consecutive-year
Belgium have been named as FIFA's Team of the Year for the third consecutive time.
14 Nov 2020
UEFA Nations League, Portugal vs France: Preview, Dream11 and stats
Portugal host France in League A Group 3 of the UEFA Nations League 2020-21 tonight.
12 Nov 2020
Football international friendlies: A look at the key records scripted
The latest European international friendlies produced several crucial results as teams gather impetus ahead of the UEFA Nations League.
06 Nov 2020
IAF's fleet becomes stronger as eight Rafale jets join
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has become stronger than ever, as its fleet now has eight Rafale jets. After the first batch of five jets arrived in July, the second batch of three landed in India on Wednesday.
30 Oct 2020
France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence
A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.
29 Oct 2020
France: Days after teacher's beheading, three killed in knife attack
In a deplorable incident, a knife-wielding attacker killed three people, including a woman, at a church in the French city of Nice, police said on Thursday. Several others are said to be injured.
29 Oct 2020
Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India
France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.
28 Oct 2020
Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France
France's satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has become the latest reason for tensions between Paris and Ankara after Wednesday's edition mocked Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
17 Oct 2020
President Macron calls teacher's beheading in France "Islamist terrorist attack"
The teacher, who showed caricatures of Prophet Muhammad to his class, became a victim of an Islamist terrorist attack, President Emmanuel Macron said.
15 Oct 2020
Nations League, France, Portugal and Belgium win: Records broken
Matchday four started with Group A4 matches in the UEFA Nations League and now we had the other groups in action.
08 Oct 2020
International friendlies: A look at the key records scripted
The international friendlies produced some superb results to start proceedings in a lively manner.
07 Oct 2020
European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases
As Europe has seen a rise in the number of coronavirus infections again, several countries have decided to reimpose lockdown restrictions.
02 Oct 2020
Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis
US President Donald Trump's disclosure that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, threw global markets into uncertainty with losses being recorded almost everywhere.
30 Sep 2020
Military jet triggered loud noise that shook Paris, nearby areas
On Wednesday, a loud noise sent residents of Paris and nearby suburbs into a state of panic, but the French Police soon allayed fears by announcing that the sound was caused by a military jet and not an explosion.
27 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: Seven-day average down; has India moved past the worst?
The seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in India has been steadily declining for nine days now, a development that provides a small respite to the second-worst hit nation.
25 Sep 2020
Four injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices
Four people were injured in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in France capital Paris, AFP reported on Friday, citing sources privy to the development.
25 Sep 2020
Coronavirus cases and hospitalization up again in France
In France, where new coronavirus cases remained in control for a few months, the infections are rising again and hospitals are inundated with serious patients, in what serves as a rude reminder of the bygone spring.
10 Sep 2020
"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence
Five Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force's fleet on Thursday at the Ambala Air Base in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly, weeks after they arrived in India from the European nation.
06 Sep 2020
2020-21 UEFA Nations League: Presenting the complete roundup
The 2020-21 UEFA Nations League started earlier this week and all teams have played one match each so far.
01 Sep 2020
Won't give up: France's Charlie Hebdo reprints Prophet Mohammad's cartoons
Attacked by radical Islamists in 2015, France's satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has decided to republish Prophet Mohammad's cartoons to mark the beginning of the trial in the terror attack.
01 Sep 2020
UEFA Nations League 2020-21: All that you need to know
The UEFA Nations League 2020-21 starts on Thursday, with all the home countries playing twice in the next week.
07 Aug 2020
Ted Ranghella: International journey of the famous top model
From time to time, we come across stories of certain people racing ahead of others across industries all around the world.
29 Jul 2020
5 Rafale jets reach India; land at Ambala airbase
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets have entered the Indian airspace, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the jets were confirmed to have landed at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Ambala airbase.
27 Jul 2020
First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here
Years after India inked a deal with France for 36 Rafale jets, the first lot of five jets took off from Merignac airbase in Bordeaux today, ushering in a new phase in bilateral ties of both countries.
21 Jul 2020
How to make delicious French macarons at home
French macarons are small and sweet cream-filled cookies that first originated in Italy (yes, and later brought to France).