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France reports new daily record of over 100,000 new Covid-19 cases
Paris, Dec 26 (IANS) France has reported 104,611 new cases of Covid-19, the highest daily record since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, bringing its cumulative caseload to 9,088,371.
2021-12-26
Category: International, France,International
I received death threats after Abu Dhabi race, says Nicholas Latifi
Montreal (Canada) Dec 22 (IANS) Williams' driver Nicholas Latifi has said that he has been subjected to hate, abuse and death threats on social media after his crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
2021-12-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Even triple vaccination cannot limit Omicron spread: BioNTech CEO
Paris, Dec 20 (IANS) Three doses of a Covid vaccine may not be able to curb the rapid spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, warned Ugur Sahin, CEO of Germany-based BioNTech.
2021-12-20
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
France announces new measures to curb spread of Covid
Paris, Dec 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced a series of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 during holiday seasons, and called on French citizens to respect preventive measures during celebrations.
2021-12-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France announces new anti-Covid measures
Paris, Dec 18 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a series of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 during holiday seasons, and called on citizens to respect preventive measures during the celebrations.
2021-12-18
Category: International, France,Politics
Air France-KLM Group orders 100 Airbus aircraft
Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) The Air France-KLM Group has announced its intention to purchase 100 Airbus aircraft to improve its economic and environmental performance.
2021-12-17
Category: International, France,Politics
France tightens curbs on travellers from UK
Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) The rapid spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the UK has prompted France to announce new measures for travelers arriving from the country.
2021-12-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris 2024 opening ceremony to be held in front of 600,000 spectators
Paris, Dec 14 (IANS) The opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games on July 26, 2024 will be staged on the River Seine and at least 600,000 spectators are expected to attend the grand party, as the organisers announced the details of the plan here.
2021-12-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Macron hails outcome of third referendum of New Caledonia
Paris, Dec 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has hailed the outcome of the third independence referendum of New Caledonia, a French overseas territory east of Australia in the South Pacific.
2021-12-13
Category: International, France,Politics
Macron, Scholz meet in Paris, vow to enhance ties
Paris, Dec 11 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron met the new visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz here in a bid to strengthen relations between the two leading European nations.
2021-12-11
Category: International, France,Politics
France reveals EU presidency agenda
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has presented France's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), under the motto "Recovery, Power, Belonging".
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Politics
French director Luc Besson's rape case dismissed after judicial probe
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) A rape claim against Luc Besson, the French director of 'The Fifth Element' and 'Lucy', has been dismissed by a Paris judge following a lengthy judicial investigation.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
French pharmacies to open on Sundays to accelerate booster dose campaign
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) French Health Minister Olivier Veran announced that pharmacies across the country will be authorised to open on Sundays in December and January in order to accelerate the Covid-19 booster dose campaign amid an ongoing resurgence.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Politics
Europa League: Napoli, Lazio, Sociedad reach knockouts; Leicester, PSV ousted
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) Italian sides Napolio and Lazio along with Spanish club Real Sociedad, Galatasaray, Spartak Moscow. Crvena Zvezda, Braga, and Dinamo Zagreb all advanced from the Group stage of the UEFA Europa League, completing the line-up for the next stage in the second-tier competition in European club football.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France threatens litigation if UK doesn't grant fishing licenses
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) French Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin warned that her country would demand a European-level meeting and a litigation procedure if the UK does not grand fishing licenses to 94 French fishing boats by Friday evening.
2021-12-10
Category: International, France,Politics
France faces new records in daily Covid-19 infections
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) France has saw a new daily record of infections since November 2020 with 61,340 new Covid-19 cases.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Champions League: Lille, Salzburg secure spots in last 16
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) French side Lille made it to the last-16 stage of the UEFA Champions League along with Austria's FC Salzburg with victories against Wolfsburg and Sevilla respectively.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
French police foil stabbing attack planned for Christmas
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) Members of the French intelligence service have detained two men suspected of planning a stabbing attack during the Christmas holidays, local newspaper Le Parisien reported.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Politics
Former world No. 1 Mauresmo appointed tournament director of French Open
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo has been appointed as the tournament director of the French Open, said the French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Thursday. The appointment makes Amelie the first woman to lead the proceedings at the clay-court Roland Garros tournament.
2021-12-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
France announces new anti-Covid measures
Paris, Dec 7 (IANS) Amid the ongoing fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has announced new measures in an attempt to curb the rising number of confirmed cases in the country.
2021-12-07
Category: International, France,Politics
10 mn French have received Covid booster shots: Minister
Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) French Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced on his social media that 10 million French citizens have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster doses.
2021-12-05
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France announces new travel restrictions
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) The French government has announced new travel restrictions that will enter into force on Saturday.
2021-12-04
Category: International, France,Politics
France rejects joint patrols with UK over French waters
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) France expressed on Thursday its disagreement of having France-UK joint patrols of police officers or militaries over French waters, according to local media report.
2021-12-04
Category: International, France,Politics
No data shows Omicron variant more resistant to vaccine: French PM
Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) No data shows that the Omicron variant would be more resistant to Covid-19 vaccines, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has said in Angouleme, southwest France.
2021-12-03
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
UN Biodiversity Convention postpones in-person sessions
Montreal, Dec 3 (IANS) Due to the uncertainties posed by the emergence of the Omicron variant, and the resulting travel measures and restrictions imposed in certain countries, the resumed sessions of the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) scientific and implementation bodies, as well as the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3) have been postponed.
2021-12-03
Category: International, France,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Messi wins record seventh Ballon d'Or as Putellas claims women's award
Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Argentina's Lionel Messi has bagged the Ballon d'Or award for a record-extending seventh time, as his former club Barcelona's Alexia Putellas clinched the women's award after a stellar season with the Catalan club.
2021-11-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Setback for PSG as Neymar ruled out for eight weeks with ankle injury
Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar will be out of action for at least eight weeks as he was forced to leave the field on a stretcher after landing awkwardly during the Ligue 1 clash with Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
2021-11-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
'France to make Covid booster shots available to all adults'
Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) France will make Covid-19 booster shots available to all adults aged 18 years and above from Saturday, Health Minister Olivier Veran announced.
2021-11-26
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
French fishermen to block ports, Channel Tunnel in Brexit row
Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) French fishermen will on Friday block three ports and the Channel Tunnel to stop exports to the UK and demand that London accelerate the delivery of fishing licenses, the National Committee for Maritime Fisheries and Marine Aquaculture (CRPMEM) in Paris said.
2021-11-26
Category: International, France,Politics
Champions League: City, PSG, Real, Inter, and Sporting advance to last 16
Paris, Nov 25 (IANS) English champions Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain of France, Real Madrid of Spain, Inter Milan of Italy, and Sporting Lisbon of Portugal qualified for the last-16 stage of the UEFA Champions League with a round to spare.
2021-11-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
31 migrants die in attempted Channel crossing from France
Paris/London, Nov 25 (IANS) Thirty-one migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off Calais in northern France, the French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has announced.
2021-11-25
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
France's Karim Benzema handed one-year suspended prison in sex tape case
Paris, Nov 24 (IANS) A French court on Wednesday handed France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema a one-year suspended sentence and fined him 75,000 euros after he was found guilty of complicity in the attempted blackmail of his former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape.
2021-11-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
French researcher warns of constitutional crisis in America
Paris, Nov 20 (IANS) While many American citizens, even some prominent local politicians no longer see Washington as legitimate, the dangers of an America that is weakened by "separatism" and affected by "factionalism" and "secession" should be put on alert, said a French researcher.
2021-11-20
Category: International, France,Politics
'New Covid wave in France may accelerate in coming weeks'
Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) The new fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which started in the country last month, will accelerate in the coming weeks, a top official has warned.
2021-11-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
French ex-PM's appeal hearing opens
Paris, Nov 16 (IANS) The first hearing of former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon's appeal against his conviction for embezzlement of public funds opened in a court in Paris, local media reported.
2021-11-16
Category: International, France,Politics
France detects new Covid-19 variant
Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) France has detected several cases of a new Covid-19 variant, raising concerns amid a surge in cases of the infectious disease in Europe. The variant, known as B.1.X or B.1.640, was detected in October in Bannalec and Finistere, French dailty Le Telegramme reported.
2021-11-15
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Macron announces to postpone easing anti-Covid measures
Paris, Nov 10 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has announced to postpone the pre-decided easing of anti-Covid-19 measures, since France is undergoing the fifth wave of the pandemic.
2021-11-10
Category: International, France,Politics
PSG footballer Aminata Diallo arrested after attack on teammate
Paris, Nov 10 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain woman footballer Aminata Diallo has been detained by French police as part of an investigation following an attack on teammate last Thursday, the club said on Wednesday.
2021-11-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Djokovic avenges US Open defeat to Medvedev; captures sixth Paris Masters title
Paris, Nov 8 (IANS) A day after he broke the tie with American legend Pete Sampras for the most number of year-end world No.1 finishes on the ATP Rankings, Serbian star Novak Djokovic recorded his fifth title of the year in Paris, taking sweet revenge over Russian Daniil Medvedev, defeating the world No.2 and defending champion 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 here.
2021-11-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Knife-wielding man attacks police in Cannes, no injuries
Paris, Nov 8 (IANS) A knife-wielding man on Monday attacked police officers in Cannes, the Mayor of the French city David Lisnard said.
2021-11-08
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
No. 1 Djokovic 'brings home another tree in the woods'
Paris, Nov 8 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic came up with a unique way to describe his latest title -- his sixth Paris Masters Trophy -- the Serb won after defeating Russian's world No.2 Daniil Medvedev on Sunday night.
2021-11-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Novak is No. 1 for a record seventh year; to clash with Medvedev for Paris title
Paris, Nov 7 (IANS) Novak Djokovic of Serbia made history by securing the year-end No. 1 ATP ranking for a record seventh time, breaking the tie with American legend Pete Sampras.
2021-11-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Flying high after securing record year-end No. 1 ranking, Novak becomes Superman
Paris, Nov 7 (IANS) Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic is literally flying like 'Superman' after making history by securing the year-end No. 1 ATP ranking for a record seventh time, breaking the tie with American legend Pete Sampras.
2021-11-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic overcomes Fritz; stays on course for sixth Paris Masters title
Paris, Nov 6 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a record 37th ATP Masters 1000 crown, overcoming the early resistance of American Taylor Fritz to reach the Rolex Paris Masters semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 win in 74 minutes here.
2021-11-06
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French Parliament passes draft law to extend health pass to July 2022
Paris, Nov 6 (IANS) French parliament passed a draft bill that extends the use of health pass to July 31, 2022, as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
2021-11-06
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris, London hold talks to ease tensions over fishing dispute
Paris, Nov 5 (IANS) Britain's Brexit Minister David Frost and French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune held talks in Paris to try to ease tensions over a fishing row between the two countries.
2021-11-05
Category: International, France,Politics
Medvedev fights off Korda challenge as he eyes year-end world No.1 spot
Paris, Nov 5 (IANS) Russian world No.2 Daniil Medvedev kept alive his hopes of ending the year as the No.1 tennis player in the world, playing inspired tennis to overcome the challenge of Sebastian Korda of the United States 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 en route to the Rolex Paris Masters quarterfinals here.
2021-11-05
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Macron offers Merkel French national honour on her farewell trip
Paris, Nov 4 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron presented the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour to Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel during her farewell visit to France.
2021-11-04
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris Masters: Medvedev made to work hard in win over Ivashka
Paris, Nov 4 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev did a lot of good to his faint hopes of preventing Novak Djokovic from taking the year-end No 1 spot in the ATP world rankings, by securing a hard-fought win against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in the Paris Masters.
2021-11-04
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic struggles but wins opening-round game at Paris Masters
Paris, Nov 3 (IANS) Five-time Paris Masters champion, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, made a winning return to the Tour in his first singles game since his US Open final loss to Russian Daniil Medevdev in September, overcoming Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in two hours to reach the third round here.
2021-11-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis