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‘We admire the political debate in India... Violence can be worrying... but India, with rule of law, can resolve it’

March 15, 2020 1:03 pm

Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says CAA is a domestic issue, assures Paris is firm over FATF action against Pak, insists Rafale row was linked to Indian politics and that planes are on schedule, and hopes for “good news” on the Jaitapur n-units

Women fill streets of world's cities with call of justice

March 09, 2020 8:46 am

While many protests were peaceful celebrations others were marred by tension, with security forces arresting demonstrators at a rally in Kyrgyzstan and police reportedly using tear gas to break up a demonstration by thousands of women in Turkey.

Explained: Why Pakistan's Asia Bibi was offered asylum in France

March 03, 2020 8:45 am

Asia Bibi was previously given granted a one-year leave of stay in Canada. This is set to expire in less than three months. Bibi said that she needed time to make a decision about whether to move to the country.

Macron is a technocratic fiscal conservative with a penchant for showmanship

February 28, 2020 10:21 pm

Decline in Emmanuel Macron’s popularity, his protracted battle over pensions in France, are a cautionary tale on perils of personality-driven politics.

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll, extent of infection — all the latest updates

February 15, 2020 10:25 pm

China's foreign minister has expressed confidence that the end of the outbreak is in sight, and that the impact will be only temporary on its economy, which will resurface 'strongly'.

France is committed to support India's Make in India enterprise in defence sector

February 05, 2020 10:34 am

Defence cooperation has been one of the fundamentals of the bilateral relationship, which enabled us to develop a close and ambitious strategic partnership for over 20 years.

Eurozone economy records worst year since 2013

January 31, 2020 4:55 pm

The growth recorded was lower than the 0.2% anticipated in the markets and was largely due to the fact that two of the eurozone's biggest economies, France and Italy, both contracted.

Countries evacuating nationals from areas affected by coronavirus in China

January 28, 2020 9:54 am

Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the province of Hubei, is the epicentre of the outbreak. Wuhan is in virtual lockdown and much of Hubei, home to nearly 60 million people, is under some kind of travel curb.

Explained: What is the US-France tariff dispute over tech firms?

January 22, 2020 8:51 am

The US-France tax dispute, which first arose in July last year, will now be decided by the end of 2020.

French President Macron calls colonialism in Africa a 'grave mistake'

December 22, 2019 5:24 pm

It was not the first time that Emmanuel Macron expressed remorse on behalf of France over its colonial past. During his campaign for the presidency, he made headlines by referring to France's colonization of Algeria as a "crime against humanity."


France pledges millions to stop domestic violence after mass protests

November 26, 2019 10:11 am

At least 138 women have been killed by their partners this year in France, according to activists who track the deaths. Many had reported abuse to police.

Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

July 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Three months after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, France’s Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Protestors, police clash after Bastille Day parade

July 16, 2019 10:37 am

Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint military pact spearheaded by Macron last year led contingents of French and foreign armed forces from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysees avenue.

Merchants near Paris' Notre Dame struggle after fire

April 17, 2019 7:17 pm

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

February 09, 2019 10:10 am

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.

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

December 08, 2018 11:04 am

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

December 05, 2018 8:32 am

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

September 21, 2018 11:35 am

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

July 12, 2018 6:46 am

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

Paris is flooded, but so is Germany and Texas

June 03, 2016 2:52 pm

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.


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

January 25, 2016 11:54 am

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.

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

January 25, 2016 11:51 am

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

January 21, 2016 3:25 pm

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

October 21, 2015 11:30 am

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.