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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
Neymar out of action until his future is resolved: Tuchel
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) Neymar will not play with Paris Saint Germain until his future is resolved, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
PM Modi completes France visit, leaves for UAE
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Having completed the France leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Took 70 years to remove what was temporary: Modi
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Taking an indirect jibe at his political opponents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked Ram and Krishna to refer to the abrogation of Article 370 and said it was ironical that a country with such strong cultural heritage had taken 70 years to eliminate a temporary provision.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Politics
PSG ready to loan Neymar with buying back clause option
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) With Brazil soccer star Neymar wanting to move out of Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club have said that they are open to the idea of a loan move for the striker with a subsequent obligation to buy him back.
2019-08-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Bopanna-Shapovalov crash out in Rogers Cup semis
Montreal, Aug 11 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his partner Denis Shapovalov failed to seal their spot in the finals at the ATP Montreal Masters after facing a straight-set defeat to the Dutch duo of Robin Haase and Wesley Koolhof in the men's doubles event.
2019-08-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Nadal pips Federer on Masters 1000 leaderboard
Montreal (Canada), Aug 9 (IANS) World number two Rafael Nadal has left behind Swiss legend Roger Federer on the list of most wins in ATP Masters 1000 event.
2019-08-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Bernal set to make history as first Colombian to win Tour de France
Val Thorens (France), July 28 (IANS) Egan Bernal is poised to make history in more ways than one at this year's Tour de France, with the 22-year-old set to become first-ever Colombian champion of Tour de France and the youngest winner of cycling's most prestigious race in modern times.
2019-07-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Indian traditions followed religiously in ITER project
Cadarache (France), July 24 (IANS) The upcoming $25 billion plasma-based fusion reactor ITER, to which India is one of the partner nations, religiously follows Indian traditions and rituals too.
2019-07-24
Category: International, France,Science/Tech,Technology
India's crucial contribution in ITER hope for energy freedom
Cadarache (France), July 24 (IANS) The upcoming $25 billion plasma-based fusion reactor ITER, in which India is a partner, is the hope to energy freedom and also a solution to the world that is gripped with a threat to survival primarily by the use of fossil energy and fast depleting conventional energy resources.
2019-07-24
Category: International, France,Science/Tech,Technology
PSG sign French defender Diallo for 5 years
Paris, July 17 (IANS) Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have announced the arrival of French defender Abdou Diallo from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on a five-year contract, linking him with the capital club until June 30, 2024.
2019-07-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France rebukes US over probe into digital tax scheme
Paris, July 11 (IANS) The French government on Thursday lamented Washington's decision to open an investigation into its new tax regime for digital giants like Amazons and Google.
2019-07-11
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Huawei builds first-ever 5G network in Europe
Paris, July 10 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei has built next-generation 5G mobile phone network in Monaco, making the sovereign city-state in the French Rivera the first European country to be fully covered by 5G.
2019-07-10
Category: International, France,Technology
Question mark on fate of Jaitapur N-power plant as France orders technology audit
Paris, July 7 (IANS) An independent audit has been ordered into the entire European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) project under implementation at Flamanville nuclear power plant, French Finance and Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said. The plant has been under construction in north-western France since 2007.
2019-07-07
Category: International, France,Technology
USA eves beat Netherlands 2-0 to win fourth WC title
Lyon (France), July 7 (IANS) The United States retained the FIFA Women's World Cup title after they beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the final here on Sunday.
2019-07-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Indian squash players win 7 medals at Asian Jr Championship
Macau, July 3 (IANS) The recently concluded Squash Asian Junior Individual Championship, held in Macau from June 26 - 30 saw the Indian players win seven medals. Thirty-two players represented India in each of the Under 13, Under 15 Under 17 and U 19 categories. The finals in the U19 category were played between two Indian Players - Veer Chotrani and Yash Fadte; wherein Veer beat Yash to win the Asian Junior Championship.
2019-07-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Dutch women beat Italy to reach WC semis for 1st time
Valenciennes (France), June 30 (IANS) Defending European champion Netherlands bested Italy 2-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup 2019 for the first time ever.
2019-06-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Priyanka, Nick romance in 'city of love'
Paris, June 25 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her pop-singer husband Nick Jonas were seen romancing each other in the French capital also known as the "city of love".
2019-06-25
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jehan settles at third spot in FIA Formula 3 C'ship
Le Castellet (France), June 23 (IANS) Jehan Daruvala completed a hat-trick of podiums after he stormed up the grid from eighth to second, before settling for the third position in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, which runs as a support event to the main F1 Grand Prix (GP).
2019-06-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
Second consecutive F3 win for Jehan
Le Castellet (France), June 22 (IANS) Indian racing sensation Jehan Daruvala bagged his second consecutive victory at the 5.842 km, Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet here on Saturday.
2019-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Netherlands beat Cameroon 3-1 at Women's World Cup
Valenciennes (France), June 15 (IANS) Vivianne Miedema became the Netherlands' all-time leading goal scorer in a 3-1 victory over Cameroon, earning the reigning European champions a spot in round of 16 with two wins in as many Group E matches at FIFA Women's World Cup, here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since devastating fire
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Two months after being devastated in a blaze, the Notre Dame cathedral will hold its first mass Saturday, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Paris with a small number in attendance.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
NBA star Tony Parker retires from basketball
Paris, June 11 (IANS) Veteran point guard Tony Parker has confirmed that he is officially retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA.
2019-06-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Nadal wins record 12th French Open crown
Paris, June 9 (IANS) Rafael Nadal produced a masterful display to bag a record 12th French Open crown as he beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in the final here on Sunday.
2019-06-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Barty routs Vondrousova to win French Open
Paris, June 9 (IANS) Australia's Ashleigh Barty won the French Open, winning her maiden Grand Slam singles title, with a lopsided victory over Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.
2019-06-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Qatar to host 2019 and 2020 FIFA Club World Cup
Paris, June 4 (IANS) FIFA has appointed Qatar as the host of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020 to function as test events for the next FIFA World Cup in 2022.
2019-06-04
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Bad personality: Thiem blasts Serena post presser row
Paris, June 3 (IANS) Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem has accused Serena Williams of showing "bad personality" after he was told to end his French Open press conference to make way for the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
2019-06-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Konta secures maiden French Open last-8 appearance
Paris, June 2 (IANS) The United Kingdom's top female tennis player Johanna Konta on Sunday prevailed over Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-2, 6-4 to secure her maiden French Open quarterfinals appearance.
2019-06-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Serena Williams crashes out of French Open
Paris, June 2 (IANS) Serena Williams came up well short this fortnight in her bid to tie the record for most Grand Slam women's singles titles, falling to countrywoman Sofia Kenin 6-2, 7-5 in third-round action at the French Open.
2019-06-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Nadal reaches French Open's 3rd round
Paris, May 29 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal on Wednesday qualified for the third round of the 2019 French Open after defeating qualifier Yannick Maden of Germany 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
2019-05-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French police arrest 2 Lyon explosion suspects
Paris, May 27 (IANS) The French police on Monday detained two suspects involved in an explosion in Lyon city at the weekend.
2019-05-27
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
'Parasite' wins Palme d'Or, Banderas best actor award
Cannes, May 26 (IANS) South Korean film "Parasite", a dark comedy by Bong Joon-ho, won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, where Quentin Tarantinos "Once Upon A Time" was praised highly but returned empty handed.
2019-05-26
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinal at French Open
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Eleven-time winner Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer are slotted in the bottom half of men's singles and could meet in the semifinals of the upcoming French Open starting Sunday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
ALERT: Rahul Gandhi congratulates PM Narendra Modi on election victory
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2019-05-23
Category: International, France,National,Politics