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French fishermen gather boats in post-Brexit license protest

May 06, 2021 5:01 pm

Opponents accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of escalating the crisis, and of using the fishing spat as an Election Day stunt. The story dominated newspaper front page on Thursday, as voters go to the polls in local and regional elections in England, Scotland and Wales.

CM says Delhi government will import 18 tankers from Thailand, 21 oxygen plants from France

April 28, 2021 2:44 am

He said the Centre had also provided Delhi with five tankers to transport oxygen.

COVID-19: France to send medical supplies to India

April 27, 2021 1:54 pm

The French foreign ministry said the medical supplies will include eight oxygen generators, each capable of uninterrupted supply of oxygen for a 250-bed hospital for nearly 10 years.

France’s EDF submits binding offer to build six reactors at Jaitapur

April 24, 2021 4:13 am

The ambitious 9,900 mega watt (MW) power plant, with six reactors of 1,650 MW each, will come up at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri, the coastal district of Maharashtra.

IAF Chief in France: Flags off four Rafale aircraft for India

April 21, 2021 10:53 pm

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria visited a Rafale aircraft training facility on the third day of his five-day visit to France. He also thanked the French aerospace industry for ensuring timely delivery of the jets.

France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

April 16, 2021 10:06 am

While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction.

Explained: Why France has asked its citizens to leave Pakistan

April 22, 2021 9:14 am

Strong anti-French sentiments have been simmering in Pakistan for months ever since October last year.

France advises citizens to leave Pakistan amid serious threats

April 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Thousands of Pakistani Islamists had clashed with police earlier this week in protest against the arrest of their leader ahead of rallies denouncing French cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

France aims to attract 20,000 Indian students by 2025

April 14, 2021 12:13 pm

"We have set a target -- it is to have 20,000 Indian students in France by 2025, and we will make it. We want to bring French and Indian youth even closer," Minister Le Drian said.

France set to ban short domestic flights to cut down on emissions, to run trains on such routes

April 13, 2021 1:37 pm

This comes at a time when there has been a strong demand in France to introduce stricter rules to cut down on emissions and tackle the problem of climate change.

FRANCE PHOTOS

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.

FRANCE VIDEOS

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.