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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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In France
August 5, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Neymar insisted that money was not a motivation in deciding to join Paris Saint-Germain and said Friday that he would not be burdened by his 222 million-euro ($262-million) price tag. The Brazilian star flew in from Barcelona on a private jet for his official presentation, arriving in a city whose so...
In Latest Stories
July 14, 2017 5:53 am gmt |
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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump to Paris on Thursday (July 13) in a ceremony at Les Invalides military hospital and museum. The two leaders listened to a military band play each country’s national anthem before inspecting the troops and visiting the museum,...
In World
June 18, 2017 7:32 am gmt |
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France votes in the second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, in a run-off between the top candidates from last Sunday’s first round. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to obtain a strong mandate in parliament to help him pursue his reform plans. His La République en Marche (Republic ...
In Latest Stories
May 7, 2017 4:49 am gmt |
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French voters are to choose their next president after an unpredictable campaign that has divided the country. The second round contest pits centrist Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, against the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, 48. Citizens in some overseas territories and...
In Latest Stories
April 23, 2017 4:47 am gmt |
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France is preparing to vote in presidential elections on Sunday, amid high security after a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed around the country after Thursday’s attack by a gunman. Eleven candidates are vying to be the ...
In Europe
April 21, 2017 10:01 am gmt |
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France has fully mobilised its security forces, including elite units, to ensure citizens’ protection during the forthcoming presidential election following Thursday (April 20) night’s shooting in central Paris, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday (April 21). Speaking after an...
In Europe
April 2, 2017 7:43 am gmt |
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Ensuring the safety of Chinese people living and traveling around France is a huge priority for police in Paris, said the Paris police prefect on Saturday. The police prefect Michel Cadot said so during his meeting with China’s ambassador to France on Saturday after a Chinese father was shot de...
In Britain
March 31, 2017 10:55 am gmt |
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Britain and France have signed an agreement to jointly develop long range missiles for future use by their navies and air forces. British Minister for military purchases Harriett Baldwin and her visiting French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon agreed in London on Tuesday to invest €50 million (£43 m...
In Britain
December 28, 2016 7:42 am gmt |
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly called off a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May after the UK’s vote in favor of a recent UN measure against the illegal Israeli settlements. May and Netanyahu were slated to meet on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum...