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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).

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

Happy Birthday Zinedine Zidane: A look at his achievements

23 Jun 2020

Happy Birthday Zinedine Zidane: A look at his achievements

Former football superstar and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane celebrates his 48th birthday today.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

La Liga to resume next month, new Ligue 1 season gets provisional date

24 May 2020

La Liga to resume next month, new Ligue 1 season gets provisional date

The French Football League (LFP) has set August 23 as the provisional date for the start of the next Ligue 1 season.

France's Ligue 1 season gets called off: Details here

29 Apr 2020

France's Ligue 1 season gets called off: Details here

France's top-flight football season will not resume after the nation banned all sporting events, including behind closed doors, until September.

COVID-19: Cannes postponed again, organizers exploring other options

15 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Cannes postponed again, organizers exploring other options

Had the world been the same as last year, Cannes organizers would have currently been busy announcing the line-up of shows for its 2020 edition.

Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels

02 Apr 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as lockdowns across several parts of the world forced people indoors, the incidents of domestic abuse have surged.

After coronavirus delays film festival, Cannes opens doors for homeless

26 Mar 2020

After coronavirus delays film festival, Cannes opens doors for homeless

The Palais des Festivals, the iconic venue of the Cannes International Film Festival, is turned into a different spectacle altogether.

Top performers across football leagues in Europe before coronavirus crisis

25 Mar 2020

Top performers across football leagues in Europe before coronavirus crisis

The 2019-20 season in European football was going well before the coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of all matches.

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

20 Mar 2020

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

In a big blow to the entertainment industry (which is already suffering), the novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the renowned Cannes International Film Festival.

No Cannes this year if coronavirus worsens

12 Mar 2020

No Cannes this year if coronavirus worsens

2020 might go down in history as one of the most disappointing years for cinema and sporting enthusiasts around the world, thanks to the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Disgraced filmmaker Roman Polanski wins best director at 'French Oscars'

29 Feb 2020

Disgraced filmmaker Roman Polanski wins best director at 'French Oscars'

Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fled United States in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, won big at 45th Cesar Awards, the highest movie honor in France.

Apple fined $27 million for slowing down iPhones "intentionally"

08 Feb 2020

Apple fined $27 million for slowing down iPhones "intentionally"

Apple has been fined $27 million for slowing down iPhones, intentionally.

No one said it was crime: French writer on pedophilia

29 Jan 2020

No one said it was crime: French writer on pedophilia

Facing a rape inquiry over his history of pedophilia, French writer Gabriel Matzneff Wednesday said he "regrets" taking trips to Asia to have sex with children.

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13.5 years of jail

21 Jan 2020

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13.5 years of jail

Meng Hongwei, the first Chinese person to head Interpol, was on Tuesday sentenced to thirteen and a half years of jail in a corruption case.

#NewsBytesRanking: The greatest French footballers of all-time

07 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesRanking: The greatest French footballers of all-time

France are the reigning world champions, having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

15 Nov 2019

He used my father's ill health, Parrikar's son slams Gandhi

With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas seeking review on its earlier order that said it was satisfied with how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France, the Bharatiya Janata Party got new ammunition to target Congress.

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

14 Nov 2019

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

In what qualifies as a win for BJP-led Centre, the Supreme Court refused to change its December 2018 order, in which it had dismissed pleas seeking an investigation into how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France's Dassault Aviation.

Five best places for Christmas and Boxing day shopping

12 Nov 2019

Five best places for Christmas and Boxing day shopping

It's never too early to plan your Christmas outing.