Tag: France

In French Polynesia, Emmanuel Macron tackles China’s ambitions

President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France‘s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific...

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

France’s competition regulator has fined Google $592 million for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers in a dispute over payments for their...

emmanuel macron: France’s Macron tries to slow delta variant, boost vaccines

Is France‘s summer over already? Just three days ago, the country threw open its nightclubs for the first time in 16 months, completing a protracted...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging...

France begins judicial probe into Rafale deal with India: French media

A French judge has been appointed to lead a “highly sensitive” judicial investigation into alleged “corruption and favouritism” in the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale fighter...

French Far-Right Party Loses In Country’s Regional Elections

PARIS (AP) — Mainstream candidates delivered a stinging setback to France’s far right in regional elections on Sunday, thwarting its hopes of winning control of...

Euro 2020: France looks to forwards, Swiss aim to end knockout drought

Winning the toughest group at the European Championship wasn’t really a big surprise for the World Cup champions. Winning only one match in that group...

French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face while visiting small town

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face Tuesday by a man during a visit to a small town in southeastern France, an incident...

France threatens to pull troops out of Mali

President Emmanuel Macron warned in comments published Sunday that France will pull its troops out of Mali if it lurches towards radical Islamism following the...

Emmanuel Macron: France Bears Some Responsibility For Rwanda’s Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — In a key speech on his visit to Rwanda, French President Emmanuel Macron said he recognizes that France bears a heavy...

Government eases procurement norms, bank guarantees for oxygen, Covid-19 supplies

To expedite procurement of critical Covid-19 supplies, the government on Monday relaxed the General Financial Rules (GFR) and removed all restrictive provisions to enable larger...

Rafale jets: France to sell Egypt 30 Rafale jets in $4.5 billion deal: Defense ministry

Egypt has signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets, its defence ministry said in a statement early on Tuesday, in a...

Foreign Ministers of France and Maldives in India this week despite pandemic

The foreign ministers of France and Maldives will visit New Delhi this week in what are expected to be trips to expand their Indo-Pacific partnerships...

Indian Navy’s third Scorpene class submarine commissioned

Indian Navy‘s third stealth Scorpene class Submarine INS Karanj, equipped with potent weapons and sensors to neutralise any threat above or below the sea surface,...

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris: The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours...

Brexit: Does Brexit free Europe to seek closer union?

Brussels: British politicians often speak of Brexit as an opportunity to escape Brussels‘ shackles, but does the departure also free Europe to go its own...

Countries begin to seal off UK amid new coronavirus variant surge

London: France became the latest European country to close all its borders with the UK after Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Bulgaria, the Irish Republic, Turkey...

Thousands protest as France reels from police violence

PARIS: Thousands took to the streets across France on Saturday to demand the government abandon a contentious new security law, in a controversy intensified by...

Elite European anti-jihadist force takes first steps in Sahel

GAO, MALI: Inside a military base in northern Mali, a concrete bollard emblazoned with French, Estonian and Swedish flags marks a zone reserved for a...

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree new Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

BAKU/YEREVAN: Armenia and Azerbaijan said they had agreed on Saturday to a new humanitarian ceasefire from midnight (2000 GMT) in fighting over Azerbaijan’s ethnic Armenian-controlled...

Moscow hosts Armenia-Azerbaijan talks as hopes rise for truce after clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh

STEPANAKERT: Armenia and Azerbaijan were due to hold their first high-level talks on Friday after nearly two weeks of clashes over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region,...

France, Italy floods: Two killed, nine missing amid drenching rain

The storm, dubbed Alex, ravaged several villages around the city of Nice on the French Riviera. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi called it the worst flooding...

France reveals fresh stimulus worth 100 billion euros — almost 4% of its GDP and bigger than any other European economy

THOMAS COEX/Getty Summary List Placement France launched a fresh stimulus plan worth 100 billion euros on Thursday to prop up the economy from the downturn...

India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council | India News

UNITED NATIONS: India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term on Wednesday, winning 184 votes in the...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...