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Inter Milan confirm Icardi's permanent transfer to PSG
Paris, May 31 (IANS) French giants Paris St. Germain have signed Argentine striker Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal following a season-long loan at the Parc des Princes.
2020-05-31
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Nearly 13% world museums may never reopen: UNESCO
Paris, May 18 (IANS) Confirming that museums have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with nearly 90 per cent of them shut, the UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on Monday expressed concern over the global cultural space.
2020-05-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
France's COVID-19 fatalities up by 80 to 26,310
Paris, May 10 (IANS) The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in France rose by 80 on Saturday, the lowest daily increase since March 22, while hospitalisation-related figures staged a declining trend, official data showed.
2020-05-10
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Never wanted to leave Manchester United, says Herrera
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has lifted the lid from his unceremonious exit from Manchester United last season. Herrera joined French giants Paris St. Germain on a free transfer last season after contract discussions with the Red Devils hierarchy reached an impasse.
2020-05-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France won't quarantine travellers from Schengen area, UK
Paris, May 4 (IANS) Travellers arriving in France from Europe's Schengen area and the UK will not be quarantined, as the country prepares to ease COVID-19 restrictions after a two-month lockdown, the Elysee Palace said.
2020-05-04
Category: International, France,Politics
COVID-19: Have got to stay motivated during this period, says Pogba
Paris, May 3 (IANS) France and Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba feels the key is to stay motivated during this period of COVID-19 crisis which has brought the world to a standstill.
2020-05-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
2 arthritis drugs show different results in Covid-19 trials
Paris, April 28 (IANS) With different approaches to treating Covid-19 patients being tried, varying results of two different arthritis drug trials on patients have further complicated the search for a cure.
2020-04-28
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Restoration work resumes at Notre Dame after COVID-19 hiatus
Paris, April 28 (IANS) On hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic in France, repair work at the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was damaged due to a fire last April, has resumed amid strict health and safety protocol.
2020-04-28
Category: International, France,Politics
French Ligue 1 players to undergo 'full medical checkups' starting May 11
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French Ligue 1 players are required to undergo "full medical checkups" for returning clubs the week starting May 11, paving the way of restarting top flight in June pending government clearance, the French league (LFP) said.
2020-04-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
French Open aiming for September 27 start: Report
Paris, April 24 (IANS) The 2020 French Open is now aiming to start on September 27. The clay court Grand Slam was postponed from its initial date of May 24-June 7 to September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
UEFA Champions League spots to be decided on 'sporting merit'
Lyon (Switzerland), April 23 (IANS) The UEFA Champions League spots for next season could be decided on a points-per-game basis if leagues in Europe are unable to finish their season this year. European football's governing body's executive committee met on Thursday to decide on the issue and several others as the game grapples with the implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France extends COVID-19 lockdown until May 11
Paris, April 14 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the ongoing lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended till May 11, as the country witnessed over 570 deaths due to the disease in 24 hours.
2020-04-14
Category: International, France,International
France reports highest COVID-19 deaths since pandemic started
Paris, April 7 (IANS) France has reported its highest single-day death toll since the coronavirus pandemic started in the country, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2020-04-07
Category: International, France,International
'Drugs used on COVID-19 patients can cause severe side effects'
Paris, March 31 (IANS) French health authorities have issued a warning about the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and other medications being used to treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus, saying around 30 people who had been administered these medicines suffered severe side-effects.
2020-03-31
Category: International, France,International
Loss of smell could be Covid-19 symptom, say French scientists
Paris, March 22 (IANS) The loss of the sense of smell, especially among the youth, could be a possible new symptom of Covid-19, according to French scientists who said they have been observing the phenomenon in recent days, and a section of British doctors are also of the same opinion, reports said on Sunday.
2020-03-22
Category: International, France,National
COVID-19: French researcher reports successful drug trial
Paris, March 20 (IANS) Amid the novel coronavirus scare around the world, a French researcher has reported successful trial of a new treatment line for COVID-19, with early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from becoming contagious in just six days.
2020-03-20
Category: International, France,National
Covid-19 toll crosses 1,000 in Italy, over 15K infected
Paris, March 13 (IANS) Coronavirus has claimed 1,016 lives in Italy, officials said, adding at least 15,113 people are infected with the virus.
2020-03-13
Category: International, France,National,Politics
Huawei opens its first flagship store in France
Paris, March 7 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei opened here its first flagship store in France, highlighting the high-tech brand image of Huawei with fashion.
2020-03-07
Category: International, France,Technology
Paris half-marathon cancelled amid COVID-19 fears
Paris, Feb 29 (IANS) The Paris half marathon, which was scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled over fears of the COVID-19 virus, France's Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Paltrow wears face mask on Paris trip over COVID-19
Paris, Feb 27 (IANS) Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow was seen wearing an anti-germ face mask while travelling to Paris, France.
2020-02-27
Category: International, France,National
French Prez expresses solidarity with Germany after shootings
Paris, Feb 20 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday expressed solidarity and compassion with Germany after a gunman shot and killed nine people in twin shootings in the western German city of Hanau.
2020-02-20
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
France will not exclude Huawei from 5G rollout
Paris, Feb 15 (IANS) French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire has said that China's tech giant Huawei won't be excluded from the country's 5G network rollout, but the government will set "restrictions" to protect France's sovereignty and address potential security risks.
2020-02-15
Category: International, France,Technology
Dassault Systemes CFO Pascal Daloz gets new role of COO
Paris, Feb 6 (IANS) 3DExperience major Dassault Systemes on Thursday said its current Chief Financial Officer, Pascal Daloz, will also serve as the company's Chief Operating Officer, a new position created to expand and empower the companys new generation of leadership and support its strategic direction in the coming years.
2020-02-06
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Technology
Cristiano is a monster, Ibra is crazy, Leo is the best: Di Maria
Paris, Feb 1 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria has said that while he has played with some of the best footballers in the business, he reserved the highest praise for his countryman Lionel Messi.
2020-02-01
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Mars is losing water faster than expected: Study
Paris, Jan 10 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that Mars, the red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest.
2020-01-10
Category: International, France,Science/Tech
Macron gives up future pension amid nationwide strikes
Paris, Dec 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to give up in advance his future pension as a president, the presidential residence Elysee Palace told French media on Saturday night, confirming earlier reports by Le Parisien.
2019-12-22
Category: International, France,Politics
'US should reduce EU tariffs over Airbus A380 subsidies'
Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) The US should reduce tariffs worth $7.5 billion itimposed on the European Union (EU) for providing subsidies to Airbus for the A380 by 2 billion euros since the practice has not had negative effects on Boeing, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel said.
2019-12-03
Category: International, France,Politics
Inactive explosive shell found in Paris train station
Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Europe's busiest railway station, the Gare du Nord, was partly evacuated on Friday after an inactive explosive shell was found in a passenger's bag.
2019-11-30
Category: International, France,Defence/Security
Nadal advances in Paris to keep edge over Djokovic
Paris, Nov 2 (IANS) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to progress to semi-finals of the ongoing Paris Masters to inch closer to tournament victory as he needs to beat Novak Djokovic for the year-end world No. 1 ranking.
2019-11-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic overcomes illness to advance in Paris Masters
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a scare against Frenchman Corentin Moutet in the second round of the Paris Masters and kept his hopes of finishing at the top spot at the year end in the ATP rankings.
2019-10-31
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Prefer to be No. 1 to No. 2: Nadal
Paris, Oct 28 (IANS) Spanish tennis icon Rafael Nadal, who is preparing to continue his rankings battle with Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters and in the season-ending ATP finals in London, has insisted that he prefers to be No. 1 to No. 2.
2019-10-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French Open: Saina out, Rankireddy-Shetty in semis
Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's campaign in the French Open came to an end on Friday after she was beaten in the quarterfinal by South Korean teenager An Se Young in a hard-fought contest that lasted 49 minutes.
2019-10-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Saina Nehwal through to second round in Paris
Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 23-21, 21-17 in 42 minutes to advance to the second round of the French Open here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
FATF keeps Pak in grey list, hands 4-month lifeline
Paris/Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally announced that Pakistan will remain on its grey list for the next four months, handing it a final lifeline.
2019-10-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Rajnath invites French defence firms to set up base in India
Paris, Oct 9 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh invited French defence industries to set up production bases in India and enter into co-production of high-end defence equipment while addressing top honchos on the last day of his three-day visit to France on Wednesday.
2019-10-09
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Politics
Former French PM faces trial over Pakistan arms deal
Paris, Oct 2 (IANS) Former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur and a former Defence minister are to stand trial over the so-called Karachi affair -- a submarine deal with Pakistan in the mid-1990s, which allegedly involved secret commissions.
2019-10-02
Category: International, France,Politics
Thunberg leads massive climate march in Montreal
Montreal, Sep 28 (IANS) Around half a million people led by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg marched through the streets of Montreal to demand Canadian authorities to take action to tackle the climate crisis.
2019-09-28
Category: International, France,Politics
UN warns of 1 meter sea level rise by 2100
Paris, Sep 25 (IANS) Sea levels could rise by a meter and force millions of people to migrate by 2100 if current trends in climate change continue unabated, according to a UN report on Wednesday.
2019-09-25
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Unesco chief condemns Pakistani TV reporter's murder
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture and education organisation (Unesco) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ex-IMF chief Lagarde wins EU approval to lead ECB
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the recommendation of Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank (ECB) in a plenary vote on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
Neymar braves fan abuse to net injury-time winner for PSG
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar Jr. braved abuses on his Paris Saint-Germain return to score a stunning winner and help the club win 1-0 against Strasbourg in Ligue 1.
2019-09-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Neymar set to make PSG return
Paris, Sep 14 (IANS) Neymar is set to make his Paris Saint-Germain return in Saturday's French Ligue 1 home match against Strasbourg after being included in the squad.
2019-09-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Banksy artwork 'stolen' in Paris
Paris, Sep 3 (IANS) A work of art by Banksy that appeared outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 2018 has been "stolen" overnight, the cultural space said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Do it properly: French director slams 'Saaho' makers for plagiarism
Paris, Sep 3 (IANS) Accusing the makers of "Saaho" of having copied his work, French film director Jerome Salle has said, "Steal my work, at least do it properly."
2019-09-03
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Modi, Trump share a light moment at media briefing
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) Sharing a light moment and in a sign of their warm ties, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laughingly shook hands after Trump told reporters that Modi, who was speaking in Hindi, "actually speaks very good English".
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Macron announces $20 million emergency help for Amazon
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced a $20 million emergency fund to help countries affected by the Amazon rainforest fires.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Discussed Kashmir, Modi says its under control: Trump
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he had discussed the Kashmir issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night, and was told by Modi that the situation is under control.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
G7 close to agreeing help for Amazon fires
Biarritz (France), Aug 26 (IANS) International leaders gathering at the ongoing G7 Summit in this French resort town are reportedly nearing an agreement to help fight the the massive wildfires in the Amazon that were devastating the world's largest tropical rainforest, the media reported on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: International, France,Politics
G7: Macron tasked with leading Iran n-deal talks
Biarritz (France), Aug 25 (IANS) As the G7 Summit officially began on Sunday with all leaders at a round table discussion, it was revealed that French President Emmanuel Macron has been tasked with leading talks with Iran over its nuclear deal.
2019-08-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Tiff over French tech tax may climax at G7
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) Hours before the United States President Donald Trump landed in Biarritz, the buzz was that the weekend would see the outbreak of a new trade war unleashed by Trump. This time with France and indeed the entire European Union.
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Diplomacy