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Strong Asian flavour to Cannes awards; Ruben Ostlund gets his second Palme d'Or
Cannes, May 29 (IANS) Hours after Delhi's Shaunak Sen became the second Indian in two years to win the Golden Eye for the best documentary film, the much-awaited top awards of the 75th Cannes Film Festival were announced on Saturday night.
2022-05-29
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Nicole Kidman excised from Tom Cruise montage at Cannes
Paris, May 19 (IANS) Guess who was snipped out of Tom Cruise's 10-minute career retrospective montage at the 75th Cannes Film Festival? None other than his wife of 10 years and co-star in three of his films, Nicole Kidman.
2022-05-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aerial show by fighter jets unfolds Top Gun: Maverick premiere
Paris, May 19 (IANS) The world premiere of the Tom Cruise star vehicle, 'Top Gun: Maverick', at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night was a grand affair, topped up by the appearance of eight fighter jets spewing red, white and blue smoke (national colours of both France and the United States) behind them as members of the films cast looked on from below.
2022-05-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
France to ease some Covid restrictions in Feb
Paris, Jan 21 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the government will proceed to ease certain Covid-19 related restrictions in February.
2022-01-21
Category: International, France,Politics
Macron presents French EU Council Presidency's priorities to EP
Paris, Jan 20 (IANS) Addressing the European Parliament's (EP) plenary session in Strasbourg, France, French President Emmanuel Macron outlined the priorities of his country's Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2022-01-20
Category: International, France,Politics
France reports record of over 400,000 new Covid-19 cases
Paris, Jan 19 (IANS) The Covid-19 situation continues to worsen in France, with 464,769 new cases detected in a day, it was announced by the country's public health agency on Tuesday. This broke the previous daily record of 368,149 cases.
2022-01-19
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Celebrated French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies in skiing accident
Paris, Jan 19 (IANS) Gaspard Ulliel, one of France's best-known actors, who'll soon be seen in Marvel's upcoming and much-anticipated 'Moon Knight' series on Disney Plus, died following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Wednesday, reports 'Variety'. He was 37.
2022-01-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
French National Assembly adopts vaccine pass law
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) The French National Assembly, or the lower house of the Parliament, has adopted a law which will transform the health pass into a stricter vaccine pass in a bid to curb the country's surging Covid-19 cases.
2022-01-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Djokovic's French Open participation uncertain
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic could now be barred from playing in the French Open after the country's sports ministry said that there would be no exemption from the new vaccine pass law and all the athletes must be vaccinated before entering the country.
2022-01-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French health authority gives green light to Nuvaxovid vaccine
Paris, Jan 15 (IANS) The French national authority of health has officially approved the Nuvaxovid vaccine for Covid-19.
2022-01-15
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
French Health Minister tests positive for Covid-19
Paris, Jan 14 (IANS) French Health Minister, Olivier Veran has announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
2022-01-14
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
2021 Cannes best actor Caleb Landry Jones signs up for Luc Besson's 'DogMan'
Paris, Jan 12 (IANS) American actor Caleb Landry Jones, who won best actor at last year's Cannes for the Australian biographical psychological drama 'Nitram', is set to play the lead in French auteur Luc Besson's 'DogMan'.
2022-01-12
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta: Study
Paris, Jan 9 (IANS) The Omicron Covid-19 variant may be 105 per cent more transmissible than Delta, according to a research by French scientists.
2022-01-09
Category: International, France,National
Macron meets von der Leyen as France kicks off EU Council Presidency
Paris, Jan 8 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron met here on Friday with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as France took over the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2022-01-08
Category: International, France,Politics
Djokovic can play in French Open even if unvaccinated, says France's sports minister
Paris, Jan 7 Jan (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will be allowed to play in the French Open even if he is not vaccinated against Covid-19, France's sports minister Roxane Maracineanu said on Friday.
2022-01-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Messi tests negative for Covid-19, back in Paris
Paris, Jan 6 (IANS) Lionel Messi has tested negative for Covid-19 and will be back in training with the team in the coming days, Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Wednesday.
2022-01-06
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Covid situation continues to worsen in France
Paris, Jan 6 (IANS) The French Public Health Agency reported 332,252 new Covid-19 cases detected in the last 24 hours as the pandemic situation continues to worsen in the country.
2022-01-06
Category: International, France,Politics
France reports record 271,686 new Covid cases
Paris, Jan 5 (IANS) France on Tuesday reported 271,686 new cases of Covid-19, detected in the last 24 hours, the highest daily record since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
2022-01-05
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
French MPs get death threats over support for vax pass
Paris, Jan 4 (IANS) Several French MPs say they have received death threats as they debate a Covid-19 pass that would bar the unvaccinated from much of public life.
2022-01-04
Category: International, France,Politics
France detects new Covid variant, 12 infected
Paris, Jan 4 (IANS) French researchers have detected a new Covid variant, probably of Cameroonian origin, and have temporarily named it as 'IHU'.
2022-01-04
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Covid pandemic dampens holiday celebrations in France
Paris, Jan 2 (IANS) Christmas and the end of the year were once again celebrated in an unusual atmosphere in France. The outbreak of coronavirus, especially the Omicron variant, has disrupted festivities, causing great concern among the population.
2022-01-02
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society
Lionel Messi, three other PSG players test positive for COVID-19
Paris, Jan 2 (IANS) Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi and three other Paris St Germain (PSG) players have tested positive for COVID-19, the French Ligue 1 club said on Sunday.
2022-01-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Messi, three other PSG players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of French Cup clash (Ld)
Paris, Jan 2 (IANS) Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi and three other Paris St Germain (PSG) players have tested positive for COVID-19, the French Ligue 1 club confirmed on Sunday.
2022-01-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France's cumulative number of Covid-19 cases approaches 10mn-mark
Paris, Jan 1 (IANS) The French Public Health Agency has reported over 232,200 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, setting a new record since the outbreak of the pandemic in France, bringing the country's cumulative number of Covid-19 cases to 9,972,800.
2022-01-01
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
Macron "optimistic" for 2022, warning upcoming "few difficult weeks"
Paris, Jan 1 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he is "resolutely optimistic for the coming year" for France, despite the upcoming few difficult weeks amid Covid-19 cases resurgence.
2022-01-01
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
France tightens Covid-19 measures but no curfew for New Year's eve
Paris, Dec 28 (IANS) France's Prime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Veran announced a series of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 during the New Year festivities and urged their countrymen to respect the preventive measures during the celebrations.
2021-12-28
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lyon and Paris FC expelled from French Cup for fan disturbance
Paris, Dec 28 (IANS) Lyon and second-tier Paris FC were both thrown out of the French Cup for the fan violence that forced their December 17 match to be called off at half-time.
2021-12-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France reports new daily record of over 100,000 new Covid-19 cases
Paris, Dec 26 (IANS) France has reported 104,611 new cases of Covid-19, the highest daily record since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, bringing its cumulative caseload to 9,088,371.
2021-12-26
Category: International, France,International
I received death threats after Abu Dhabi race, says Nicholas Latifi
Montreal (Canada) Dec 22 (IANS) Williams' driver Nicholas Latifi has said that he has been subjected to hate, abuse and death threats on social media after his crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
2021-12-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Even triple vaccination cannot limit Omicron spread: BioNTech CEO
Paris, Dec 20 (IANS) Three doses of a Covid vaccine may not be able to curb the rapid spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, warned Ugur Sahin, CEO of Germany-based BioNTech.
2021-12-20
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
France announces new measures to curb spread of Covid
Paris, Dec 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced a series of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 during holiday seasons, and called on French citizens to respect preventive measures during celebrations.
2021-12-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France announces new anti-Covid measures
Paris, Dec 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a series of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 during holiday seasons, and called on citizens to respect preventive measures during the celebrations.
2021-12-18
Category: International, France,Politics
Air France-KLM Group orders 100 Airbus aircraft
Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) The Air France-KLM Group has announced its intention to purchase 100 Airbus aircraft to improve its economic and environmental performance.
2021-12-17
Category: International, France,Politics
France tightens curbs on travellers from UK
Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) The rapid spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the UK has prompted France to announce new measures for travelers arriving from the country.
2021-12-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris 2024 opening ceremony to be held in front of 600,000 spectators
Paris, Dec 14 (IANS) The opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games on July 26, 2024 will be staged on the River Seine and at least 600,000 spectators are expected to attend the grand party, as the organisers announced the details of the plan here.
2021-12-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Macron hails outcome of third referendum of New Caledonia
Paris, Dec 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has hailed the outcome of the third independence referendum of New Caledonia, a French overseas territory east of Australia in the South Pacific.
2021-12-13
Category: International, France,Politics
Macron, Scholz meet in Paris, vow to enhance ties
Paris, Dec 11 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron met the new visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz here in a bid to strengthen relations between the two leading European nations.
2021-12-11
Category: International, France,Politics
France reveals EU presidency agenda
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has presented France's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), under the motto "Recovery, Power, Belonging".
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Politics
French director Luc Besson's rape case dismissed after judicial probe
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) A rape claim against Luc Besson, the French director of 'The Fifth Element' and 'Lucy', has been dismissed by a Paris judge following a lengthy judicial investigation.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
French pharmacies to open on Sundays to accelerate booster dose campaign
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced that pharmacies across the country will be authorised to open on Sundays in December and January in order to accelerate the Covid-19 booster dose campaign amid an ongoing resurgence.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Politics
Europa League: Napoli, Lazio, Sociedad reach knockouts; Leicester, PSV ousted
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) Italian sides Napolio and Lazio along with Spanish club Real Sociedad, Galatasaray, Spartak Moscow. Crvena Zvezda, Braga, and Dinamo Zagreb all advanced from the Group stage of the UEFA Europa League, completing the line-up for the next stage in the second-tier competition in European club football.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France threatens litigation if UK doesn't grant fishing licenses
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) French Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin warned that her country would demand a European-level meeting and a litigation procedure if the UK does not grand fishing licenses to 94 French fishing boats by Friday evening.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Politics
France faces new records in daily Covid-19 infections
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) France has saw a new daily record of infections since November 2020 with 61,340 new Covid-19 cases.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Champions League: Lille, Salzburg secure spots in last 16
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) French side Lille made it to the last-16 stage of the UEFA Champions League along with Austria's FC Salzburg with victories against Wolfsburg and Sevilla respectively.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
French police foil stabbing attack planned for Christmas
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) Members of the French intelligence service have detained two men suspected of planning a stabbing attack during the Christmas holidays, local newspaper Le Parisien reported.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Politics
Former world No. 1 Mauresmo appointed tournament director of French Open
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo has been appointed as the tournament director of the French Open, said the French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Thursday. The appointment makes Amelie the first woman to lead the proceedings at the clay-court Roland Garros tournament.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
France announces new anti-Covid measures
Paris, Dec 7 (IANS) Amid the ongoing fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has announced new measures in an attempt to curb the rising number of confirmed cases in the country.
2021-12-07
Category: International, France,Politics
10 mn French have received Covid booster shots: Minister
Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) French Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced on his social media that 10 million French citizens have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster doses.
2021-12-05
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France announces new travel restrictions
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) The French government has announced new travel restrictions that will enter into force on Saturday.
2021-12-04
Category: International, France,Politics
France rejects joint patrols with UK over French waters
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) France expressed on Thursday its disagreement of having France-UK joint patrols of police officers or militaries over French waters, according to local media report.
2021-12-04
Category: International, France,Politics