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August 10, 2018 4:15 am gmt |
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The French pairing of Kevin Peponnet and Jeremie Mion took the gold medal in the 470 class at the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus on Thursday (August 9). The pair fought off a challenge from Japan’s Tetsuya Isozaki and Akira Takayanagi who eventually finished second. Spain came in third t...
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July 17, 2018 2:46 am gmt |
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World Cup winners France were welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of supporters as they paraded down the Champs Elysees in Paris on yesterday (Monday). France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday to win the tournament for the second time in 20 years. They were given a raucous receptio...
In Football
July 11, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier De...
In Football
July 1, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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More than 300 France fans gathered at a fan zone in Saint-Jean-De-Bournay, a small town near Lyon, on Saturday (June 30) to watch and celebrate France’s victory over Argentina. France’s interior minister, Gerard Collomb, announced there will be no World Cup matches’ shown in public ...
In Football
June 30, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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France have a number of options to limit Lionel Messi’s influence in their round of 16 clash against Argentina but they are also resigned that he could turn the match in an instant, coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday. Messi has yet to light up the World Cup in a stuttering Argentina side but...
In America
April 22, 2018 10:22 am gmt |
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French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive in Washington on Monday (April 23) for a three-day visit, where his good rapport with U.S. President Donald Trump will be put to the test. Macron will try to sway Trump on key issues from Syria to Iran and trade after a year spent investing a lot of politi...
In India
March 11, 2018 3:27 am gmt |
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French and Indian companies signed contracts worth 13 billion euros ($16 billion) on the first day of President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India on Saturday (March 10), the French presidency said in a statement. Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – addressing a news conference...
In Britain
January 20, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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A bespoke Brexit deal is possible – but only if it is “consistent” with the European Union’s single market, French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show in an interview recorded on Friday (January 19) and due for broadcast on Sunday (January 21). Macr...
In Britain
January 19, 2018 6:39 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (January 18) she was honoured that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, and 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066. May spoke at a joint news conference with French President ...
In World
December 8, 2017 3:39 am gmt |
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Tens of thousands attended France’s Lyon famous magic Lights Festival or “Fete des Lumieres” on Thursday (December 7) to watch giant neon flowers or a fountain turned into an illuminated clock. This year, the festival will be back in its usual four-days format. It was cancelled in 2...
In Sports
November 26, 2017 3:47 am gmt |
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France moved one step closer to a 10th Davis Cup title when Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the final against neighbours Belgium on Saturday (November 25). The French pair, in their first competitive ...
In India
October 28, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday (October 28). Details of the meeting were not known immediately. Parly, on a two-day visit to India, also held delegation-level talks with her Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharam...
In Football
October 7, 2017 4:02 am gmt |
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After a goalless draw at home against Luxembourg in the previous round, Group A leaders France need to win the last two matches in order to guarantee an automatic qualification to Russia 2018. Les Bleus travel to Bulgaria on Saturday (October 7), where the sides meet at Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia....
In Technology
October 3, 2017 10:38 am gmt |
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Nokia has reaffirmed its commitment to creating research and development jobs in France, the country’s junior economy minister said on Oct 2, though the Finnish telecoms maker will still be able to cut hundreds of jobs in other areas. When it bought French-American Company Alcatel-Lucent at the...
In World
October 3, 2017 8:25 am gmt |
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The lights of Paris’ Eiffel Tower were turned off late on Monday (October 2) in a tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas and Marseille attacks that took place on Sunday (October 1). At least 58 people died after a 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las [&he...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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The iconic Eiffel Tower, the world’s most visited monument, celebrated on Thursday (September 28) 300 million visitors since it opened to the public in 1889. Visitors were treated to concerts on every floor with a DJ set kicking off on the first level as a colourful display of lights illuminate...
In Sports
September 16, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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Both 2017 Davis Cup semi-finals are tied after Friday’s action, as David Goffin and Nick Kyrgios took care of business in Brussels in the tie between Belgium and Australia. In the first rubber between France and Serbia, Dusan Lajovic caused a huge shock by beating Lucas Pouille, adding some exc...
In France
August 10, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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French police have searched the apartment block of a suspect shot and arrested on Wednesday after he ‘deliberately’ rammed his car into a group of soldiers, injuring six of them, in an upmarket Parisian suburb. The assailant was unarmed when he was trapped by police late Wednesday some 260 km (162 mi...
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August 5, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The State Department made the announcement late Friday afternoon. But that doesn’t formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreeme...