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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
France, UK to hold talks on fishing row on Thursday
Paris, Nov 2 (IANS) France and the UK will hold an in-depth meeting here on Thursday to discuss their dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights, the French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Tuesday.
2021-11-02
Category: International, France,Politics
Told at 4 he was in main draw, Koepfer ousts Murray in three-hour slugfest
Paris, Nov 2 (IANS) Germany's Dominik Koepfer made the most of his second chance at the Rolex Paris Masters, saving seven match points in a display of grit and gumption to defeat Great Britain's Andy Murray 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(9) here.
2021-11-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Messi talks of possible return to FC Barcelona
Paris, Nov 1 (IANS) Former FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi said in an interview that he intends to return to FC Barcelona at some point in the future.
2021-11-01
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Need to be selfish to nail the big fish: Stefanos Tsitsipas
Paris, Nov 1 (IANS) Greek world No.3 tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas wants to be a more "selfish player" as he aims to retain his year-end ATP ranking, while also targeting title wins in two major tournaments this year -- the Rolex Paris Masters and the ATP Finals in Turin.
2021-11-01
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Record No.1 finish at stake as Djokovic begins Paris Masters campaign
Paris, Nov 1 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic would be aiming to clinch his seventh year-end No. 1 finish in the ATP Rankings -- which would break his tie with American great Pete Sampras for the most year-end No. 1 finishes in history -- when he makes a long-awaited return to the Rolex Paris Masters beginning later on Monday.
2021-11-01
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
French Open: Sindhu loses to Japan's Takahashi in semis
Paris, Oct 30 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu lost to Japan's Sayaka Takahashi in three hard-fought games in the semifinals as India's campaign came to an end in the French Open BWF World Tour Super 750 event on Saturday.
2021-10-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
French Open: PV Sindhu enters semis; Lakshya Sen bows out
Paris, Oct 29 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu cruised into the semi-finals of the womens singles at the French Open 2021 after defeating Thailands Busanan Ongbamrungphan, here on Friday.
2021-10-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
French Open: Sindhu advances to 2nd round, Saina pulls out with injury
Paris, Oct 27 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Denmark's Julie Jakobsen to advance to the second round in the women's singles event at the French Open 2021 badminton tournament, here on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
French PM announces special inflation allowance
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announed a special inflation allowance of 100 euros ($116) for people with a net monthly income less than 2,000 euros.
2021-10-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
Violent storm leaves 250,000 households in France without power
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) A violent storm that lashed northern France for over 24 hours caused damages and left some 250,000 households without electricity, Enedis, the country's public power distribution system, said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trial in France's sex-tape case starts with Benzema accused of complicity
Versailles (France), Oct 21 (IANS) The trial in France football's famous sex tape and blackmail case has started with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema accused of complicity in the attempt to blackmail former teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
2021-10-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Rise of the far Right in French Presidential election
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) With less than six months to go, the picture in the double-leg French presidential election, scheduled on April 10 and 24, is beginning to unfold enigmatically.
2021-10-19
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris Mayor nominated as Socialist Party's candidate for prez polls
Paris, Oct 16 (IANS) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been officially nominated as the Socialist Party's candidate for the 2022 presidential election.
2021-10-16
Category: International, France,Politics
France to announce additional measures to tackle soaring energy prices
Paris, Oct 15 (IANS) The French government will lay out additional measures to tackle the ongoing surge in energy prices, President Emmanuel Macron announced.
2021-10-15
Category: International, France,Politics
IEA revises up oil demand forecasts for 2021, 2022
Paris, Oct 15 (IANS) The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has revised up global oil demand forecasts for 2021 and 2022.
2021-10-15
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
IEA predicts decline in fossil fuel demand by 2050
Paris, Oct 14 (IANS) The International Energy Agency (IEA) projected on Wednesday a historic first decline in aggregate fossil fuel demand by 2050 after plateauing in the 2030s, with all net growth in energy demand coming from low-emission sources, based on current policy settings.
2021-10-14
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-French PM launches new political party
Paris, Oct 10 (IANS) Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has launched a new political party, local media reported.
2021-10-10
Category: International, France,Politics
OECD announces major tax reform deal for multinationals
Paris, Oct 9 (IANS) The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that a major reform of the international tax system has been agreed, ensuring that multinational enterprises will be subject to a minimum 15 per cent tax rate from 2023.
2021-10-09
Category: International, France,Politics
France announces return of ambassador to Australia
Paris, Oct 7 (IANS) The French Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday the return of its ambassador to Australia after "extensive consultations" over the past three weeks on the strategic consequences of Australia's decision to scrap a multibillion-dollar submarine deal with Paris.
2021-10-07
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Macron meets Blinken for first talks after submarine row
PARIS, Oct 5 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron held talks here with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday, three weeks after an unprecedented crisis between the two countries sparked by Australia's decision to scrap a submarine deal with France.
2021-10-05
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics