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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...

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