India and France hold biggest naval exercises with one eye on China

The 42,000 tonne Charles de Gaulle is one of 12 warships and submarines -- six from each country -- taking part in the 17th annual exercises off the coast of the Indian resort state of Goa.

published on : 10th May 2019

India, Germany, Brazil, Japan 'absolutely needed' at UNSC as permanent members: France

There is no question about it, France's Permanent Representative to the UN François Delattre told reporters here last week.

published on : 7th May 2019

Rafale controversy Indian issue, says French diplomat

Sonia Barbry, Consul General of France in Mumbai, said the purchase deal came after following all due processes.

published on : 4th May 2019

Four arrested in France for planning 'extremely violent' attack on security forces

All four were arrested on Friday as part of an investigation into a terrorist conspiracy, but there were no immediate details on the nature of the planned attack. 

published on : 29th April 2019

Australia beat Belarus to make first Fed Cup final since 1993

Their battling 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win set up a title match against either France or Romania in November.

published on : 21st April 2019

Emmanuel Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame within five years

Macron said that the dramatic fire had brought out the best in a country that has been riven with divisions.

published on : 17th April 2019

French PM calls for quick tax cuts to appease yellow vest protesters

The yellow vest movement, prompted by a fuel tax hike in November, has expanded into a broader revolt against Macron's policies, which protesters see as favouring the rich and big businesses.

published on : 8th April 2019

France cruise past Iceland in Euro qualifying

The result gives France six points from their first two matches and puts them ahead Turkey, who also won 4-0 on Monday, on goal difference.

published on : 26th March 2019

French government gets tough on 'yellow vest' demonstrators

Macron is under pressure to avoid a repeat of last week's sacking of the Champs-Elysees, where over 100 shops were damaged, looted or set alight during seven hours of rioting.

published on : 23rd March 2019

France working with EU for listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist: MEA

The move by France, a member of the EU, came days after China blocked a bid at the United Nations to ban Masood Azhar.

published on : 22nd March 2019

China's Xi Jinping to visit Italy, France as Rome joins 'New Silk Road' 

Xi will pay state visits from March 21 to March 26, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement, without providing more details about his itinerary.

published on : 18th March 2019

Engine failure forces Air France A380 with 500 passengers back to Abidjan

The Air France-KLM manager for West Africa Jean-Luc Mevellec confirmed the incident.

published on : 10th March 2019

France reiterates support for India's permanent seat in reformed UN Security Council

India has been calling for the reform of the UN Security Council along with Brazil, Germany and Japan for long, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table.

published on : 4th March 2019

Swara Bhasker's 'Rasbhari' heads to fest in France

Actress Swara Bhasker's 'Rasbhari' will be competing at the Series Mania International Festival in France.

published on : 27th February 2019

France to bring proposal to ban Masood Azhar after assuming UNSC presidency: Sources

The rotating monthly Presidency of the 15-nation UN Security Council (UNSC) will go from Equatorial Guinea to France on March 1.

published on : 27th February 2019
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