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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.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results

15 Oct 2019

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results

The Euro 2020 Qualifiers continued to produce fantastic results.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results

12 Oct 2019

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results

England missed an opportunity to qualify for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers after being beaten by Czech Republic 2-1 in Prague.

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

11 Oct 2019

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

When Defense Minister Rajnath Singh went to France this week to officially receive the first Rafale jet, he perhaps didn't expect that he would be criticized by many back home for performing pooja on the high-tech jet.

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 Rafale jets in France on behalf of the Indian Air Force.

Rajnath Singh reaches France, will receive first Rafale jet

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh reaches France, will receive first Rafale jet

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh landed in France, where he will receive the first Rafale jet on the behalf of Indian Air Force (IAF). India and France have inked a deal for 36 Rafale jets.

Best career moments of Serena Williams: Details here

05 Oct 2019

Best career moments of Serena Williams: Details here

Veteran women's tennis ace Serena Williams has been a revelation for rising stars in a glorious career so far.

Planning a girls-only getaway? Here are top five destinations

25 Sep 2019

Planning a girls-only getaway? Here are top five destinations

In all the hustle-and-bustle of life, you somehow forgot those fun night-outs, pyjama parties, and cooking sessions that were once the dearest to you, didn't you?

Neymar might join this Premier League club: Details here

23 Sep 2019

Neymar might join this Premier League club: Details here

In a shocking development, it is being reported that Brazilian superstar Neymar might have secretly agreed on terms to join Premier League giants Manchester United, as he looks to make a move out of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

16 Sep 2019

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.

Ranking the greatest on-field fights in football history

13 Sep 2019

Ranking the greatest on-field fights in football history

Football/soccer is the most popular sport, globally.

Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"

13 Sep 2019

Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"

A French company is being held accountable for the death of an employee, who suffered a heart attack while having sex on a business trip.

Neymar's rumored move out of Paris Saint-Germain fails: Details here

03 Sep 2019

Neymar's rumored move out of Paris Saint-Germain fails: Details here

Brazilian sensation Neymar has been in the headlines for the past few months for his rumored exit from French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Here's what Barcelona's sporting director feels about Neymar's potential transfer

28 Aug 2019

Here's what Barcelona's sporting director feels about Neymar's potential transfer

Brazilian superstar Neymar could be on the verge of returning to Spain after an unfulfilled stint at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

28 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to accept international aid to deal with the devastating fires that have ravaged the Amazon rainforest for weeks.

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

27 Aug 2019

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

In a welcome development for India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would help New Delhi in its bid to get a seat on table of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

How India is helping create a 'miniature Sun' on Earth

24 Aug 2019

How India is helping create a 'miniature Sun' on Earth

While the Indian Space Research Organization is planning to launch a satellite to study the Sun by 2020 (the Aditya-L1 mission), India and some other nations are planning to bring the Sun to Earth.

PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor

24 Aug 2019

PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor

PM Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE as part of a three-nation tour, was honored with the Gulf nation's highest civilian award on Saturday.

In France, PM Modi talks about friendship between both nations

23 Aug 2019

In France, PM Modi talks about friendship between both nations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to France for the G7 Summit, addressed the Indian diaspora at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Friday.

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

18 Aug 2019

Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

If family vacation is on your mind, thumbs up for the idea!

Five most bizarre goals in the history of football

14 Aug 2019

Five most bizarre goals in the history of football

Football or soccer is the most played sport globally.

You should visit these five hidden gems of Paris

14 Aug 2019

You should visit these five hidden gems of Paris

The romantic capital city of France or the 'City of Light' as they call it, Paris is a dream destination for every travel soul out there.

A look at all-time records scripted by Paris Saint-Germain

13 Aug 2019

A look at all-time records scripted by Paris Saint-Germain

French football team is the reigning world champion, following their 2018 FIFA World Cup victory.