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  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions 3 days ago

    Paris: The French and Ukrainian presidents on Saturday said that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated". Following a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, President Francois Hollande said the two had agreed "on the importance of establishing the facts"...
  • Baby left in sweltering car in France dies 4 days ago

    France: A year-old baby left by his mother in a car on a blazing summer day in southern France has died. Medical services failed to revive the infant, who had been left unattended for at least an hour in the heat in Courthezon, near Avignon on Friday, where temperatures reached 34...
  • Air India flight was just 25 kms away when missile hit the Malaysian plane 5 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for Air India flight AI113 (B787) which was merely 25 kilometers away from the ill fated Malaysian airline MH17 when it was shot down at the Ukrainian-Russian border. So far, there have been no reports of any Indians on board the flight. The Ministry...
  • Paris-based filmmaker Vijay Singh to make a film on Indian soldiers' love stories from World War I July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Heart-warming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the British Army, culled from archives and personal testimonies, feature in a new documentary. The upcoming feature-length film 'Mademoiselle France Pleure' (Miss France is in tears) attempts to piece together the...
  • Indian soldiers' love stories during World War I in new film July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Heartwarming stories, including romantic ones, about Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the British Army, culled from archives and personal testimonies, feature in a new documentary. The upcoming feature-length film "Mademoiselle France Pleure" (Miss France is in tears) attempts to piece together the...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes inside top-30 at Open de France July 6, 2014

    Versailles (France): Shiv Kapur rounded off a modest week with a one-under 70 to finish inside top-30 at the Alstom Open de France on Sunday. Kapur, the lone Indian to make the cut this week, ended the tournament at four-over 288. Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar had earlier missed the cut. Kapur...
  • World Cup 2014: We need to take the next step now, says Loew July 5, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany coach Joachim Loew refused to look beyond the semi-finals after his team reached the last four at the World Cup by defeating France 1-0 in the quarter-finals Friday. A first half header from Mats Hummels at the Maracana Stadium was enough to book a clash against Brazil,...
  • The Beautiful Game: Germany knock France out of World Cup July 5, 2014

    Mat Hummels scored in the 13th minute to help Germany beat France in the quarterfinal of the World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany beat France to enter 4th successive semifinal July 4, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 on Friday in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels. The center back headed Toni Kroos' free kick in off the underside of the bar in the 13th minute...
  • The Beautiful Game: Clash of the champions July 4, 2014

    As the World Cup hits business end, Germany and France meet at the Maracana, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams....
  • World Cup, France v Germany Quarterfinal: as it happened July 4, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the quarterfinal match between France and Germany at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) A European presence in the World Cup semi-finals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's best is yet to come, says Joachim Loew July 4, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: After a week of heavy criticism, Germany coach Joachim Loew has some reassuring news for his team's supporters and an ominous warning for their next opponents - the best is yet to come. Speaking on the eve of Friday's World Cup quarter-final, Loew said Germany had not faced...
  • World Cup 2014: France, Germany meet in all-Europe quarter-final July 4, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: A European presence in the World Cup semi-finals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on Friday, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams. Contesting a quarter-final for the ninth straight World Cup, the Germans will...
  • The Beautiful Game: Business end kicks-off in World Cup July 3, 2014

    Before the quarterfinals start in Brazil, CNN-IBN experts choose their favourites out of the eight teams that have secured their berths after the Round of 16. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's Mats Hummels, Lukas Podolski fit to face France July 3, 2014

    Santo Andre: Germany's Mats Hummels and Lukas Podolski are fit to face France in Friday's World Cup quarter-final in Rio de Janeiro after recovering from illness and injury respectively. Both Hummels and Podolski missed Monday's 2-1 win over Algeria in the last 16, but are available to face Les Bleus at...
  • World Cup 2014: Sakho says France players have 'rage' inside them July 3, 2014

    Ribeirao Preto: France defender Mamadou Sakho and his teammates will be filled with "rage" when they take on Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals. Not because they have anything personal against the Germans, but because they are still feeling the anger and desperation after barely qualifying for the tournament in...
  • World Cup 2014: Loew's Germany face acid test against old rivals France July 3, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Under-fire Germany face rejuvenated France in Friday's's World Cup quarter-final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium in a mouth-watering clash of two European powerhouses. This represents an acid test for Germany coach Joachim Loew with his side heavily criticised for below-par performances in this edition. A...
  • World Cup 2014: Wacky haircuts a standout feature of the event July 2, 2014

    It was an odd place to find three international footballers on the eve of a crucial World Cup game, inside a small hair salon located on the forecourt of a gas station on the outskirts of a remote Brazilian city. But there they were, Nigeria stars Emmanuel Emenike, Kenneth Omeruo and...
  • France proposes 1 billion euro credit line for India projects July 1, 2014

    France has proposed giving India a 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion) credit line to fund sustainable development projects, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday. Fabius, who is visiting New Delhi, told reporters the credit line would be available over a three-year period. ...
  • The Beautiful Game: France defeat Nigeria 2-0 to reach quarter-finals July 1, 2014

    France ended Nigeria's hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-0. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany and France end African hopes, Suarez sorry July 1, 2014

    Brasilia: Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting. Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African champions...
  • World Cup 2014: Didier Deschamps unconcerned about unbeaten World Cup record July 1, 2014

    Brasilia: France coach Didier Deschamps is indifferent about his unbeaten World Cup record as a player and coach and is focusing only on getting his players ready for their quarter-final. France's 2-0 win over Nigeria on Monday put them through to face Germany or Algeria in the last eight and made...
  • World Cup 2014: France beat spirited Nigeria to reach quarters June 30, 2014

    Brasilia: France ended Nigeria's hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-0 in a rough second-round match on Monday. Paul Pogba put France ahead in the 79th minute, heading in at the far post after Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama...
  • The Beautiful Game: France to face Nigeria in round of 16 June 30, 2014

    The pace and power of Nigeria's attack will give France's defence their biggest test of the World Cup so far when they meet in Monday's round of 16 match. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, France vs Nigeria, Round of 16 June 30, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from match five of the round of 16 played between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The pace and power of Nigeria's attack will give France's defence their biggest test of the World Cup so far when...
  • Will discuss two-way trade between India and France: French Foreign Minister June 30, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday said that he will discuss the two-way trade between India and France with his Indian counterpart. ...
  • France first in New Delhi as West courts Modi June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: France became the first Western power to hold talks in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived to push defence deals and trade. The reform-minded Modi has been widely courted by Western governments since his election in May, with his plans to open up...
  • China signs yuan accords with France, Luxembourg June 30, 2014

    Shanghai: China's central bank said it has signed agreements for yuan clearing arrangements with France and Luxembourg, with the aim of promoting greater use of its currency overseas. The People's Bank of China (PBoC) said it would designate Chinese banks as the yuan clearing institutions in the two European countries later,...