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  • France to face Germany in Davis Cup first round Yesterday

    Top seeds France were drawn away to Germany on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group. France, who comfortably beat champions the Czech Republic to set up a clash against Switzerland in this year's final, will play Germany from March 6-8. Second seeds Switzerland, who knocked out...
  • Zinedine Zidane could be interested in France coaching job 3 days ago

    Paris: Former France great Zinedine Zidane, who helped Les Bleus win the 1998 World Cup on home soil, has hinted he could be interested in coaching the national team. "I am ambitious. I am a coach now, and I tell myself 'why not be national coach?'," the Real Madrid young players'...
  • French government faces key confidence vote 3 days ago

    Paris: The French Socialist government faces a key parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President Francois Hollande's popularity at a record low. Prime Minister Manuel Valls will outline the government's work programme in the National Assembly and submit it to a vote,...
  • Unseen Picasso letter with doodles on display in France 5 days ago

    Quimper (France): A previously unseen letter written by Pablo Picasso, complete with sketches, has gone on display in western France. The letter, to his friend the French poet Max Jacob, comes from a private collection and is displayed at the fine arts museum in the western city of Quimper. Beginning "my dear...
  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 4-1 to reach final 4 days ago

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semi-final tie against holders Czech Republic 4-1 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 6-4, 6-3 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros. Richard Gasquet and...
  • India 5th most preferred study destination for MBA students: report 5 days ago

    While an MBA degree continues to maintain its charm among the students, the reputation of the educational system is the most important factor which helps any prospective student decide a preferred study destination. A recent report on prospective students survey by the mba.com reveals that India gained itself a place in...
  • France beat Czech Republic to qualify for Davis Cup final 5 days ago

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis Cup, 6-7...
  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe 6 days ago

    Paris: Netflix is tapping into six new markets on Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest...
  • Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek to play doubles against France in Davis Cup 6 days ago

    Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek hope to extend their winning partnership in the Davis Cup as two-time defending champion Czech Republic changed their doubles lineup in a bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit against France in their semi-final. Berdych and Stepanek, who boast a 15-1 winning record together in the competition,...
  • France lead Czech Republic 2-0 in Davis Cup 1 week ago

    Paris: France closed in on their first Davis Cup final since 2010 after Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gave the hosts a 2-0 lead over two-time defending champion Czech Republic in the semifinals on Friday. Opening on Roland Garros center court, Gasquet stormed to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over Tomas...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge September 11, 2014

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his collection. The former top-ranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • No discrimination in France against any community: Ambassador September 9, 2014

    Amritsar: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Tuesday said that there is no discrimination against any community in his country. "There is no discrimination in France as at present most of Sikhs are working at prime positions in my country with beard and 'turban' (head gear)," Richier said addressing...
  • Ribery could face three-match ban if doesn't answer France call up, says Platini September 8, 2014

    UEFA president Michel Platini has warned Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery that he could be banned for three matches at club level under FIFA rules if he doesn't answer a call up for France. Platini tells Bild am Sonntag magazine "Ribery can't just decide himself whether he plays for France or...
  • Germany win, Portugal lose in Euro qualifiers September 8, 2014

    London: Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened their 2016 European Championship campaign with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Thomas Mueller scored both Germany's goals - a difficult backward header in the 18th minute and...
  • Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State September 5, 2014

    Newport, Wales: America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets in about two weeks. In...
  • French man jailed for phoning and texting his ex 21,807 times, 73 times a day! September 5, 2014

    A 33-year-old French man was sent to prison on Thursday after phoning and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times, admitting that, with hindsight, "it was stupid". The unnamed defendant, who had made the calls to demand the woman thank him for fixing up their flat, was given a 10-month sentence -- six...
  • Spain's rebuilding off to bad start after 1-0 loss to France September 5, 2014

    Paris: Spain's rebuilding following their shambolic World Cup got off to a bad start, failing even to manage a shot on target as France coasted to a 1-0 win in their friendly on Thursday. France had an effort from Karim Benzema ruled out for offside early in the second half and...
  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia September 3, 2014

    Paris: France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighbouring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday. The announcement comes a day before the start of a NATO summit and after months of pressure on France from allies to suspend...
  • Finally, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get married in France; spokesperson confirms the wedding August 28, 2014

    New York: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Correns, France, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a...
  • IMF's Christine Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case August 27, 2014

    Paris: IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. Lagarde was questioned by magistrates in Paris this week for a fourth time under her existing status as a witness in...
  • Seven countries join US in arming Kurds against ISIL August 27, 2014

    Washington: Seven countries, including Italy, France and the UK, have joined the American effort to arm the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist outfit that has gained control of large parts of Syria and Iraq. "In addition to support from the US...
  • French woman harassed in Rameswaram, three arrested August 17, 2014

    Rameswaram: A 35-year old French woman, residing in Puducherry for the past 25 years, was harassed by three fishermen allegedly in an inebriated state while taking bath in sea on Sunday. The fishermen, in the age group of 18-30, have been arrested and booked under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Eve...
  • Malaysia Airlines crew member sexually assaults passenger August 14, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member was on Thursday detained in France for questioning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger who expressed nervousness about flying with the disaster-prone carrier. "The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur...
  • France winger Franck Ribery ends international career August 13, 2014

    France winger Franck Ribery is ending his career with the national team to focus on his club and family, the player, who missed this year's World Cup through injury, said on Wednesday. "I am stopping," the 31-year-old told German magazine Kicker in an interview to be published on Thursday. "I realised...
  • France to send weapons to Iraq August 13, 2014

    Paris: France says it will send arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq in response to the Kurds' "urgent need" of support against radicals of the Islamic State group. The French presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that the arms shipment will be delivered "in the coming hours" and has been...
  • Manchester City complete signing of France defender Mangala August 11, 2014

    Manchester: France defender Eliaquim Mangala became Manchester City's most expensive signing of the off-season when he joined the English champions from FC Porto on Monday for a reported fee of 32 million pounds ($54 million). Strengthening City's defense has been one of the priorities of manager Manuel Pellegrini. The 23-year-old Mangala...
  • Disgruntled Samir Nasri says France career is over August 10, 2014

    Manchester City's French midfielder Samir Nasri has decided to quit international football over a breakdown in his relationship with national coach Didier Deschamps and the French media. The 27-year-old playmaker won the Premier League last season with City but was left out of the France squad for this year's World Cup...
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions July 31, 2014

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • Rats blamed for rail accident in France July 29, 2014

    Paris: Rats have been blamed for a train accident in France that left 40 people injured earlier this month, media reports said on Tuesday. Rats nibbling at signalling cables, which led to it staying green when it should have been red, led to a crash between two passenger trains, the Local...
  • Atletico Madrid sign France winger Antoine Griezmann July 28, 2014

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. "Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," Atletico said on their website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com) on Monday. "The young French football player...