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French court allows Cairn Energy to seize 20 Indian properties

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.

India takes up Covishield's exclusion from the EU's 'Green Pass'

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."

France supports India over lifting export curbs on vaccine materials

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.

France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in face; 2 arrested

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.

French Army is testing robot dog Spot from Boston Dynamics

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.

Dassault paid 1M euros to 'middleman' in Rafale deal: Report

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.

France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges

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.

Coronavirus: Why are people in France hesitant to get vaccinated?

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.

Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

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.

Olivier Dassault, France's billionaire politician, dies in helicopter crash

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.

Class-action lawsuit: French Police discriminate in checks

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.

Top French advisor talks third lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

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.

French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

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.

Stella Tennant, iconic British model, has died aged 50

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.

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

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.

Belgium crowned FIFA's Team of the Year for third consecutive-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.

UEFA Nations League, Portugal vs France: Preview, Dream11 and stats

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.

Football international friendlies: A look at the key records scripted

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.

IAF's fleet becomes stronger as eight Rafale jets join

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.

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

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.

France: Days after teacher's beheading, three killed in knife attack

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.

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

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.

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

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.

President Macron calls teacher's beheading in France "Islamist terrorist attack"

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.

Nations League, France, Portugal and Belgium win: Records broken

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.

International friendlies: A look at the key records scripted

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.

European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

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.

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

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.

Military jet triggered loud noise that shook Paris, nearby areas

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.

Coronavirus: Seven-day average down; has India moved past the worst?

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.

Four injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices

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.

Coronavirus cases and hospitalization up again in France

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.

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

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.

2020-21 UEFA Nations League: Presenting the complete roundup

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.

Won't give up: France's Charlie Hebdo reprints Prophet Mohammad's cartoons

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.

UEFA Nations League 2020-21: All that you need to know

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.

Ted Ranghella: International journey of the famous top model

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.

5 Rafale jets reach India; land at Ambala airbase

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.

First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here

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.

How to make delicious French macarons at home

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).