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23-Aug-2019 Paris

India, France move to boost a robust relationship

The late summer sun had already set when French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged from their extended meeting held in the historic halls of the Napoleonic château at Chantilly, about 60 km north of Paris, on Thursday evening....

10-Jun-2019 Paris

Rafael Nadal puts personal success over professional achievements

A day after lifting his 12th French Open crown, Rafael Nadal reflected in an interview with Efe on success, vanity and the personal will to succeed which made him one of the best tennis players of all time.His gestures were relaxed despite coming after...

10-Jun-2019 Paris

Rafael Nadal's 12 French Open trophies

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Sunday won his record-setting 12th French Open title. Following is a resume of his career in Paris to date:2005: The arrival of a fighterIn the previous year, his name had resounded across the Tour, but an injury prevented...

09-Jun-2019 Paris

Nadal wins record 12th French Open crown

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.Nadal took three hours and one minute, striking 38 winners and converting seven breaks of serve, to maintain...

02-Jun-2019 Paris

Serena Williams crashes out of French Open

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.On Saturday, Williams was out of sorts on Court...

28-May-2019 Paris

French Open : Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to second round

Title favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal registered straight-set wins to book their men's singles second round spots in the French Open.The US veteran Serena Williams, seeded No. 10 in women's singles, had to recover from one set down to eliminate...

05-Apr-2019 Paris

France bans breast implants linked to rare cancer

France has become the first country to ban a type of breast implant that has been linked to a rare form of cancer that attacks the immune system, the media reported on Friday.The ban covers several models of the implants with a textured surface, which are produced...

28-Feb-2019 Paris

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel display unity over Brexit agreement

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel showed their unity on the question of Brexit during a joint press conference here."The withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated," declared the French President to members of the press at...

12-Jan-2019 Paris

4 killed in gas explosion at Paris bakery

At least four people, including two firefighters, died and dozens were injured after a gas leak led to an explosion at a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, emergency services said.The blast took place at 9.10 a.m. (local time) at the bakery on Rue de...

13-Nov-2018 Paris

Facebook agrees to work with French regulators on hate speech

In a first, Facebook has agreed to allow French regulators to monitor what steps the social networking giant is taking to combat hate speech, the media reported.Addressing the Internet Governance Forum held in Paris on Monday, French President Emmanuel...

12-Nov-2018 Paris

Canadian intelligence received Khashoggi tape : Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the first Western leader to acknowledge that his country's intelligence received an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that...

10-Nov-2018 Paris

India is voice for peace, non-violence : M. Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said India has always been a voice for peace and non-violence and in an inter-dependent world progress can be achieved only through dialogue and understanding.Naidu, while addressing the Indian diaspora at Unesco in Paris...

23-Oct-2018 Paris

Harsimrat Kaur Badal calls for greater French investments in India

Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has exhorted the French food processing companies to significantly enhance their engagement with the Indian market."The French have one of the world's most renowned food processing industries and India...

19-Oct-2018 Paris

Disagreement on Irish border can sink talks : Top EU official

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator on Friday said a lack of consensus on how to maintain a soft border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland could torpedo any future deal between the entities.Speaking to France Inter radio, Michel Barnier did...

15-Oct-2018 Paris

Hurricane Leslie kills 6 in France, wreaks havoc across Europe

Hurricane Leslie, the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit Europe in decades, has claimed at least six lives in France and left devastation in its wake as it also blew across Portugal and Spain, officials said on Monday.Leslie dumped vast quantities of water across...

23-Aug-2018 Paris

2 killed in Paris knife attack, assailant dead

A man stabbed his mother and sister and seriously injured a third person on a street in a Paris suburb before being killed by the police. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State, but the French government was not treating the incident as terror-related.According...

11-Jun-2018 Paris

Tennis important but not everything : Rafael Nadal

After lifting his record-extending 11th title the French Open, Spanish great Rafael Nadal stayed positive about his future, insisting that tennis is undoubtedly an important part of his life but not everything.With his 17th major title on Sunday, Nadal, 32,...

10-Jun-2018 Paris

Rafael Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men's singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday.Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in...

27-Mar-2018 Paris

Huawei launches two new smartphones

Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Tuesday announced the debut of the 'HUAWEI P20 Series' with the launch of two new smartphones -- HUAWEI P20 and HUAWEI P20 Pro -- that will be available in India from the next week."P20" with 5.8-inch screen features a Leica...

02-Feb-2018 Paris

5 killed as two military aircraft collide in France

At least five people died on Friday in an accident involving two military helicopters in southeastern France, the Defence Ministry said.The crash happened at Carcès lake, north of St. Tropez. Both Gazelle helicopters belonged to the French Army Light Aviation...

14-Dec-2017 Paris

4 killed in France train-bus collision

At least four students were killed and 24 others seriously wounded after a train collided with a school bus in France on Thursday."Of the 24 injured, 21 are school students," said Philippe Vignes, an official with the county of Pyrenees-Orientales where...

02-Nov-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal secured a year-end top position in the ATP Rankings following his victory over South Korean talent Chung Hyeon in the second round of the Paris Masters, while promising German star Alexander Zverev was stunned by Dutch Robin Haase...

31-Oct-2017 PARIS

Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on London : Rafael Nadal

 Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said Swiss great Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters so he could be in top form for the ATP Finals, which will be held in London."After winning Shanghai and winning Basel, he believes (missing Paris) will be better...

29-Oct-2017 PARIS

Shuttler Srikanth wins French Open title

 Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the men's singles title at the French Open Superseries here on Sunday.Srikanth dominated from the start to carve out a 21-14, 21-13 win in 34 minutes. Sunday's...

28-Oct-2017 PaRIS

Shuttler Srikanth enters final, Sindhu bows out of French Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bounced back to win 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a three-setter against H.S Prannoy and enter the men's singles final but P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the women's singles at the $325,000 French Open Superseries here on Saturday.Srikanth...

27-Oct-2017 PARIS

Shuttlers Prannoy, Sindhu reach French Open semis

India's H.S. Prannoy entered the semi-finals of theA $325,000 French Open Superseries after defeating South Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-16, 21, 16 in the men's singles quarter-finals here on Friday.Earlier, Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. also stormed into...

26-Oct-2017 Paris

P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance, Saina Nehwal exits French Open

Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals, while Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy suffered losses in the second round of the French Open World Superseries...

21-Aug-2017 PARIS

Chunky Pandey's daughter among international high society debutantes

Ananya Pandey, daughter of Bollywood actor Chunky and his wife Bhavana Pandey, will soon make her debut in high society at le Bal.Each year since 1992, 'le Bal', also referred to as le Bal des Débutantes, brings together 20 girls and 20 boys from a dozen nationalities.For...

22-Jun-2017 Paris

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.The meeting in the Municipality, slated on July 21, is the final Diamond League fixture before August's IAAF...

07-Jun-2017 Paris

Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women's singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships.The 27-year-old Bacsinszky on Tuesday defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes in a...

03-Jun-2017 Paris

PM holds talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.Addressing media after the meeting, the Prime Minister thanked President Macron for the warm welcome and congratulated him for the election victory.The Prime Minister...

03-Jun-2017 Paris

Narendra Modi meets French President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for one-on-one talks ahead of delegation-level bilateral discussions here.Macron, who assumed office on May 14, welcomed Modi with a warm hug at the Elysee Palace."A...

01-Jun-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal storms into French Open third round

Rafael Nadal confidently moved one step closer to a potential 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 second-round victory over Robin Haase.The Spaniard needed just an hour and 49 minutes on Wednesday to overcome his 46th-ranked opponent, playing a clean...

08-May-2017 Paris

France gets youngest President in Macron, EU elated

Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron on Sunday became France's youngest President with a landslide victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen, a result hailed by European Union leaders.Wild celebrations broke out in Paris and across France as Macron, 39, bagged an overwhelming...

12-Apr-2017 Paris

Cruise performs thrilling stunts in 'Mission : Impossible 6'

Actor-producer Tom Cruise is seen swinging back and forth in the air using a harness and crashing his car into a tree in the videos shot during the filming of the upcoming movie "Mission: Impossible 6".In one of the videos, the 54-year-old actor is watched by a lot...

17-Nov-2016 Paris

Mallika Sherawat 'attacked with tear gas and beaten' in Paris

Indian actress Mallika Sherawat was attacked with tear gas, beaten and robbed by three masked intruders outside her Paris apartment block, a report here said. A criminal investigation has been launched.The police revealed on Thursday about the incident, which...

16-Nov-2016 Paris

French president Francois Hollande wants to extend state of emergency

French President Francois Hollande said he wants to extend the state of emergency until the presidential election in April-May 2017, on the sidelines of the ongoing COP22 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.Faced with terrorist risks, we need measures that are,...

10-Nov-2016 Paris

Bolt, Thompson shortlisted for IAAF awards

Five-time IAAF World Athlete of the Year Usain Bolt has made the shortlists for the awards alongside with some other gold medalists at the Rio Olympic Games.The Jamaican became the first sprinter to win three straight Olympic titles of the men's 100 and 200 meters...

05-Nov-2016 Paris

Andy Murray becomes first Briton to top ATP rankings

Andy Murray became the first-ever Briton to earn the world No. 1 spot after Milos Raonic pulled out of the Paris Masters before their semifinal clash here on Saturday due to an injury.The 29-year-old Murray, who holds three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic...

18-Oct-2016 Paris

Amy Jackson showstopper for Rocky S in Paris

British model Amy Jackson, who has featured in Indian films like "Singh Is Bling" and "Freaky Ali", will catwalk as a showstopper for popular designer Rocky Star at the French European Indian Fashion Week here.Amy will be seen walking on the runway on October...

12-Oct-2016 Paris

Connecting with nature at Namaste France Festival

The Namaste France Festival with its ongoing exhibition 'Life will never be the same' connects with the audiences here by accentuating a lamenting tone to nature.Indian artist Jayashree Chakravarty's soaring works with long suspended scrolls that have nature...

19-Sep-2016 Paris

Inauguration of Namaste France festival in Paris

India and France have shared friendly ties for centuries and to promote people to people contacts between the two countries, a cultural festival showcasing a multitude of Indian art forms will take place in France under the banner of ‘Namasté France’ cultural...

10-Sep-2016 Paris

Substitute Beric denies PSG chance to top Ligue 1 table

Substitute Robert Beric scored an injury-time equaliser to help Saint-Etienne tie 1-1 in the Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) who were playing their 1,000th football match at the Parc des Princes.Lucas Moura broke the deadlock for Les Parisiens on Friday...

06-Aug-2016 Paris

13 killed in France bar fire

At least 13 people were killed and six injured when fire broke out on Saturday night during a birthday party at a bar in French city of Rouen, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.More than 50 firefighters were called to douse the flames at the Cuba...

06-Aug-2016 Paris

13 youths die in devastating bar fire in France

At least 13 people have died after a fire ravaged and destroyed a bar in Rouen, the capital of the French region of Normandy, a local newspaper reports. Most of the victims were reportedly young people attending a birthday party.The fire started around...

04-Aug-2016 Paris

Death toll in Nice attack rises to 85

Death toll in Nice attack, in which a man drove a heavy truck into crowds on July 14 in the southern French city, rose to 85, Christian Estrosi, president of the Rivera region announced on Thursday.According to the regional daily Nice Matin, Peter Hattermann,...

16-Jul-2016 Paris

IS claims responsibility for Nice attack, five arrested

The Islamic State (IS) on Saturday claimed responsibility for the terror attack which killed 84 people in the French city Nice as five suspects linked to the killer were arrested.A statement in the IS group affiliated Amaq news agency said one of its "soldiers"...

15-Jul-2016 Paris

France terror attack toll rises to 84, 18 critically injured

The toll in the terror attack in Nice, France, has gone up to 84, including of several children, the Interior Ministry said.Of the over 150 injured, 18 were in critical condition, and 50 were lightly injured, according to a ministry spokesman.Earlier, 80...

15-Jul-2016 Paris

80 killed as truck mows into Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France

At least 80 people were killed on Thursday night when a large truck mowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. French President Francois Hollande said the truck attack was of a 'terrorist character'.The driver shot into the crowd and then drove...

11-Jul-2016 Paris

Ronaldo-less Portugal beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal upset hosts France 1-0 in extra time of a breathtaking Euro 2016 final to clinch their first major football title at the Stade de France here.It was substitute forward Eder who on Sunday night fired the winning shot from outside...

11-Jul-2016 Paris

One of my happiest moments : Cristiano Ronaldo

On a high after winning the European Championship beating hosts France 1-0, Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo described the historic moment as one of the best in his glittering football career.Substitute Eder scored the only goal in extra time as Portugal...

09-Jul-2016 Paris

France are favourites, but we will be champions: Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo said France will be favourites to win the Euro Cup this time, but he still believes his team can cause an upset here on Sunday."France is a bit more the favourites than us, but I think Portugal will win," Ronaldo was quoted...

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