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EU to convene defence summit in 2022
Strasbourg, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will convene a defence summit next year during the French presidency of the Council of the EU, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced.
2021-09-16
Category: International, France,Politics
Top EU official calls for more Covid vaccination efforts
Strasbourg, Sep 16 (IANS) Vaccination efforts in the European Union (EU) and outside should continue so that "this does not turn into a pandemic of the unvaccinated", said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
2021-09-16
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris attacks 2015: France to begin 'historic' trial
Paris, Sep 8 (IANS) France is all set to begin a 'historic' trial in the 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead.
2021-09-08
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World closer to landmark UN biodiversity framework
Montreal, Sep 4 (IANS) Discussions at the virtual third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) went into recess, following positive and constructive exchanges that bring the world closer to a clear, ambitious and transformative global framework necessary to accelerate the transformations needed to safeguard the health of the planet.
2021-09-04
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
France sets conditions for recognition of Taliban govt
Paris, Aug 31 (IANS) France has set conditions for the recognition of the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Paris said, adding that "we expect deeds, not words".
2021-08-31
Category: International, France,Politics
Haiti quake toll reaches 2,207
Port-au-Prince, Aug 23 (IANS) The number of people killed by the massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake on August 14 in Haiti has increase to 2,207, with 344 others still missing, the country's civil protection agency reported.
2021-08-23
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Two killed in large wildfire in France
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) A massive wildfire raging in France's southern tourist region of Var has claimed the lives of two people and forced around 10,000 people to evacuate, local authorities have confirmed.
2021-08-19
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Death toll from quake in Haiti reaches 2,189
Port-au-Prince, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14 has increased to 2,189, the Caribbean island's Civil Protection Agency reported.
2021-08-19
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
China to host two-part summit on nature
Montreal, Aug 19 (IANS) Host China and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have announced dates for the UN Biodiversity Conference, which includes the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) from October 11-15.
2021-08-19
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Death toll from quake in Haiti reaches 1,419
Port-au-Prince, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14 has increased to 1,419, authorities announced.
2021-08-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Unseeded Camila Giorgi creates history, bags Montreal title
Montreal, Aug 16 (IANS) Unseeded Camila Giorgi of Italy won the National Bank Open with a straight-sets defeat of fourth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, while Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski made good on home soil along with new partner Luisa Stefani of Brazil, taking the doubles title.
2021-08-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Death toll from 7.2-magnitude quake in Haiti reaches 1,297
Port-au-Prince, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll from the massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on the weekend has increased to 1,297, the country's civil protection agency announced.
2021-08-16
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Camila Giorgi to take on Karolina Pliskova in Montreal final
Montreal, Aug 15 (IANS) Italy's Camila Giorgi outlasted Jessica Pegula of the United States, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to enter her maiden career WTA 1000 final in the National Bank Open here on Sunday (IST).
2021-08-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Messi receives rapturous ovation from 49,000 fans as PSG beat Strasbourg
Paris, Aug 15 (IANS) Lionel Messi was introduced to some 49,000 fans in a full Parc des Princess stadium before watching his teammates beat Strasbourg 4-2 on Ligue 1 action late on Saturday evening.
2021-08-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Camila Giorgi secures semis berth with win over Coco Gauff
Montreal, Aug 14 (IANS) Camila Giorgi avenged a recent loss to American teenager Coco Gauff as the Italian upset the 15th seed to enter the semifinals of the National Bank Open here on Saturday (IST).
2021-08-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Ons Jabuer upsets Bianca to secure quarters berth in Montreal
Montreal, Aug 13 (IANS) Tunisia's Ons Jabuer won eight of the last nine games from 4-4 in the second set to seal a quarterfinals berth in the National Bank Open with a 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-1 over defending champion and world No. 8 Bianca Andreescu of Canada.
2021-08-13
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
My goal and my dream is to win the Champions League once more: Messi
Paris, Aug 11 (IANS) Argentina captain Lionel Messi said on Wednesday that he dreams about winning the Champions League with his new side Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
2021-08-11
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Messi lands in France to join Paris Saint-Germain
Paris, Aug 10 (IANS) Lionel Messi arrived at Le Bourget airport here on Tuesday afternoon to finalise his signing with French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain after his tearful farewell to Barcelona on Sunday.
2021-08-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Messi lands in Paris, joins PSG
Paris, Aug 10 (IANS) Lionel Messi has joined French club Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract. The club posted a video teaser with words 'New diamond in Paris' in it.
2021-08-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France's economic activity close to pre-pandemic level
Paris, Aug 10 (IANS) The French economic activity ran at 1 to 1.5 per cent below normal levels in July, nearing the pre-coronavirus pandemic levels as the services sector nudged higher due to eased sanitary rules, the central bank said.
2021-08-10
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
ESA, NASA spacecrafts to make 2 Venus flybys
Paris, Aug 9 (IANS) Two spacecrafts, part of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US space Agency NASA, are set to make space history with two Venus flybys just 33 hours apart on Monday and Tuesday.
2021-08-09
Category: International, France,Science/Tech
French top court approves wider use of health pass
Paris, Aug 6 (IANS) France's highest constitutional body has approved measures proposed by the government to extend the use of the health pass to a wider range of public places, and make Covid-19 vaccination for health workers mandatory.
2021-08-06
Category: International, France,Politics
Covid herd immunity in France possible by autumn: Official
Paris, Aug 3 (IANS) Alain Fischer, coordinator of France's Covid-19 vaccination campaign, said that the country could reach herd immunity against the virus by this autumn, calling on the still reluctant segments of the population to get vaccinated to help cope with highly transmissible Delta variant.
2021-08-03
Category: International, France,Politics
France eyes 50mn foreign tourists in 2021
Paris, Aug 2 (IANS) France hopes to see 50 million foreign holidaymakers in 2021, a 43 per cent increase from last year, thanks to a rebound in the European markets, Minister of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, France,Politics
France urges UK to lift 'discriminatory' quarantine for travellers
Paris, July 30 (IANS) The UK's decision to impose restrictions only for French travellers is a "discriminatory" move, Minister of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune said here, calling on Britain to review it "as soon as possible".
2021-07-30
Category: International, France,Politics
Unesco adds 5 more sites to World Heritage List
Paris, July 29 (IANS) The World Heritage Committee has added four cultural sites, located in Russia, Italy, Slovenia and the UK and one natural site in Africa to the Unesco's World Heritage List.
2021-07-29
Category: International, France,International
France's new health pass rules to enter into force on Aug 9
Paris, July 29 (IANS) A new law in France extending the use of a health pass to a wider range of public places will enter into force on August 9 to help the country battle with the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, France,Politics
'Nearly 60% of French adults received 1st Covid vax dose'
Paris, July 27 (IANS) Nearly 60 per cent of the adult population in France have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, hitting the government's target previously set for the end of August, President Emmanuel Macron announced.
2021-07-27
Category: International, France,Politics
Unesco adds 4 natural, 3 cultural sites to World Heritage List
Paris, July 27 (IANS) Four natural sites and three cultural sites were added to the Unesco World Heritage List.
2021-07-27
Category: International, France,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ramappa temple inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Paris, July 25 (IANS) The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Telangana's Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple on UNESCO's World Heritage List during its 44th session held online and chaired from Fuzhou (China), it announced on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
5 sites in Saudi Arabia, Europe inscribed on world heritage list
Paris, July 25 (IANS) Five cultural sites in Saudi Arabia and Europe have been inscribed on the world heritage list, the Unesco announced in a statement.
2021-07-25
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society,Politics
France imposes health pass as 4th epidemic wave starts
Paris, July 22 (IANS) The French government's restrictive measures targeting unvaccinated people came into effect on Wednesday as the country entered its fourth epidemic wave amid worrying acceleration of the Delta variant.
2021-07-22
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
France orders series of investigations into Pegasus data
Paris, July 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered multiple investigations to be carried out after his phone number, as well as those of his former Prime Minister and the majority of his 20-strong Cabinet, appeared in the leaked database at the heart of the Pegasus Project, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Ariel Henry sworn-in as new Haiti PM
Port-au-Prince, July 21 (IANS) Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti's new Prime Minister, nearly two weeks after the assassination of the country's President Jovenel Moise.
2021-07-21
Category: International, France,Politics
France rolls out Covid health pass as cases spike
Paris, July 21 (IANS) A new Covid-19 health pass has come into effect in France amid a surge in the number of new infections, officials said.
2021-07-21
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Cannes Film Festival: 'Titane' wins prestigious Palme d'Or award
Cannes, July 18 (IANS) The prestigious Cannes Film Festival culminated here on Saturday. The highlight of the event was French director Julia Ducournau's film "Titane" winning the most prestigious award of the festival - Palme d'Or.
2021-07-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Payal Kapadia wins Best Documentary Award in Cannes
Cannes, July 18 (IANS) Mumbai-based filmmaker Payal Kapadia has bagged the Oeil d'or (Golden Eye) award for Best Documentary for her film "A Night of Knowing Nothing" at Cannes Film Festival.
2021-07-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
France tightens border control
Paris, July 18 (IANS) French authorities have decided to impose tougher restrictions on non-vaccinated travellers from high-risk countries, and appealed to citizens to get inoculated to counter an alarming surge in Covid-19 infections.
2021-07-18
Category: International, France,Politics
Tour de France: Pogacar all set to win title
Saint-Emilion (France), July 17 (IANS) Belgian cyclist Wout van Aert won Stage 20 of Tour de France but Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar is all set to win the title and the yellow jersey after he finished seventh in Saturday's stage.
2021-07-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Tour de France: Matej Mohoric wins Stage 19
Libourne (France), July 16 (IANS) Matej Mohoric of Slovenia claimed Stage 19th of the Tour de France, attacking the breakaway group to surge ahead for a solo victory in the prestigious cycle race, on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
France holds Bastille Day celebration under Covid shadow
Paris, July 15 (IANS) France on Wednesday held its annual Bastille Day celebrations with a traditional military parade down the famous avenue of the Champs Elysees in Paris amid restrictions on public gathering due to Covid-19.
2021-07-15
Category: International, France,Politics
Konrad wins Stage 16 at Tour de France (Ld with correction in name)
Saint-Gaudens, July 14 (IANS) Austrias Patrick Konrad broke away from the pack with 132 kms to go to win Stage 16 of the Tour de France, beating Italian Sonny Colbrelli and Australia's Michael Matthews for his first stage win on the prestigious multi-stage cycling race.
2021-07-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Conrad wins Stage 16 at Tour de France
Saint-Gaudens, July 13 (IANS) Austria's Patrick Conrad won Stage 16 of the Tour de France, beating Italian Sonny Colbrelli and Australia's Michael Matthews for his first stage win on the prestigious multi-stage cycling race.
2021-07-13
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
New global framework to manage nature through 2030
Montreal, July 13 (IANS) The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.
2021-07-13
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Tour de France: Mollema wins Stage 14
Quillan (France), July 10 (IANS) Veteran Dutch cyclist Bauke Mollema shocked his competitors as his aggressive run over the last 42 kilometres helped him win Stage 14 of the Tour de France.
2021-07-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Fresh Covid-19 fears boost domestic travel in France
Paris, July 10 (IANS) As the start of the summer holiday season coincides with the Delta strain becoming the dominant variant of Covid-19, some French holidaymakers are forced to make last-minute adjustments to their vacation plans, opting for domestic destinations instead.
2021-07-10
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cavendish equals Merckx's record of most stage wins at Tour de France
Carcassonne (France), July 9 (IANS) Britain's Mark Cavendish equalled the record for most stage wins at Tour de France after he won Stage 13 here on Friday. This was his 34th stage win -- as many as former Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx has won -- at the annual prestigious race.
2021-07-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Tour de France: Nils Politt wins Stage 12
Nimes (France), July 8 (IANS) German rider Nils Politt won Stage 12 of the Tour de France in Nimes, warding off three attacks in the process to win his first stage at The Tour de France.
2021-07-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Police gun down 4 after Haiti president assassinated
Port-au-Prince, July 8 (IANS) Four persons suspected of assassinating Haiti's President Jovenel Moise have been killed in a shootout with the security forces, police said.
2021-07-08
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Wout van Aert overcomes appendicitis to win Stage 11
Malaucene, July 7 (IANS) Belgium's Wout van Aert won Stage 11 as Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar managed to stick to his overall lead and stay with the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Wednesday.
2021-07-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports