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What is happening in Libya?

Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011, dozens of militias led by multiple war-lords scrambled to occupy the power vacuum left behind by Gaddafi's ouster. As a result, Libya turned into a war zone with different militant leaders claiming the control of the North African nation.

US theatre chain to screen 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' after Paris cathedral blaze

The sales of Hugo's book has also picked up in the aftermath of the Notre Dame blaze that was eventually doused after 12 hours.

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Amul's cartoon on Notre Dame fire is dedicated to France's resilience

Among many who conveyed dismay over the fire and stood in solidarity with the people of France, dairy brand Amul dedicated their latest topical to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame will be closed for up to 6 years

Bishop Patrick Chauvet acknowledged that the famed monument would close down for "five to six years" as he spoke with local business owners Wednesday.

Notre-Dame cathedral: The revered artwork and relics endangered by the fire

One of the cathedral’s most precious treasures — a relic of the crown of thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus Christ at the time of his crucifixion — was saved from the flames.

Le Monde report: France waived tax for Anil Ambani firm; says as per law

The Defence Ministry, Ambani’s Reliance group, and the French Embassy in New Delhi issued statements Saturday denying links between the tax waiver and the Rafale deal.

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France blocks EU call to stop Haftar's offensive in Libya

Thousands of residents fled on Wednesday as Haftar's forces - called the Libyan National Army (LNA) - and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital.

France freezes Masood Azhar's assets, will push to put him on EU list of terrorists

Leading the effort, France asserted that it has always been by India’s side in the fight against terrorism. France along with the US and the UK had moved a proposal in the UN Security Council to designate the JeM chief as a “global terrorist”.

Govt’s Rafale secrecy plea: SC says need to share information when issue is corruption, rights

Justice K M Joseph, sharing a bench with Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul, said: “Even in the case of those institutions which are not covered (by the RTI Act), if information is asked for in respect of corruption or human rights, they are bound to give them.”

UK joins long list of countries in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after Ethiopia crash

On Tuesday, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Argentina, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico joined China and Indonesia in grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as a precaution and to ensure their airworthiness.

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Merchants near Paris' Notre Dame struggle after fire

Paris merchants whose livelihoods depend on Notre Dame tourism are worried about the cathedral's stability and their own futures.

The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

These are the faces of France's yellow vest movement, an array of people with grievances so varied that sometimes it's hard to see what they have in common other than the fluorescent vests glowing from their chests.

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France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

Named after the fluorescent safety vests that all French motorists must carry, the protesters are billing their planned action on Saturday as “Act IV” of worst unrest seen in the capital since the 1968 student riots.

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riots since 1968

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, which had damaged statues as well as graffiti. One slogan on the famed war memorial read: "Yellow jackets will triumph"

Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

In an unassuming house on France’s River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-metre (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner’s bed while another keeps a watch at the door.

Paris celebrates as France advances to World Cup final

Delirious supporters draped in the Tricolor flag spilled on to Parisian boulevards as the blare of car horns reverberated through the French capital.

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Paris is flooded, but so is Germany and Texas

Floods in Germany and France have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands away from their homes, while five soldiers have been killed as storms dumped more rain on flood-hit parts of Texas.

Take an aerial view of Marseille, France's second-biggest city

The second largest city of France, Marseilles has a lot to offer to the curious tourist. Here's a bird's-eye view of Marseilles.

Suspected terror attack in France

The suspected attacker entered the East France factory and set off several small explosive devices according to sources.

Terrorists storm office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, 12 reported dead

The newspaper was also firebombed in the past for publishing cartoons in 2011 joking about Muslim leaders.

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My aim is to reinforce Indo-French counter-terror cooperation: Hollande

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande on Monday reiterated that the main objective of his visit to India is to reinforce counter-terrorism cooperation between France and India. Hollande said France would take all measures required to protect democracy. He added that France will not be deterred by any kind of threats of terrorism. He further stated that today, in fact, there are all kinds of terrorist threats that are hovering around countries such as India and France and one of the main aims of my visit here in India is to reinforce and strengthen the cooperation against terrorism between two countries.

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French firms to invest $10 billion in India: French minister

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): France Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Monday said that in the last five years French companies have invested more than $1 billion per year in India, which is now expected to increase to $10 billion in the next five years. Sapin said that France is the third biggest foreign investor in India and a major player in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' programme. He added that India and France have similar views on investment, which will further help them to fight against financing terrorism.

India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

French travellers cut road and rail links near Grenoble

A group of around 30 travellers raided a scrapyard and blocked a road in the French alps in Moirans near Grenoble on Tuesday, setting the wrecks alight, to demand the authorities release a 17-year-old and his cousin from a nearby prison to attend the funeral of his brother.

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