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  • Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event 3 days ago

    Berlin: World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year. The June 6-14 tournament replaces the former red clay event that ran until 2014 and will be staged the week...
  • French Open prize money goes up to 28 million euros 5 days ago

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise to 28 million euros ($29.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros from last year. The men's and women's champions will receive 1.8 million euros ($1.9 million) each, 150,000 euros more than 2014, and losing finalists will receive 900,000 euros,...
  • French connection to speed up Delhi-Chandigarh train travel 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Train travel between Delhi and Chandigarh may come down to less than two hours with France coming on board for 200-km per hour rail project. This 266-km stretch is covered in three hours and 25 minutes at present by Shatabdi Express, the fastest train on this route with...
  • Lufthansa doctors recommended continued treatment for Germanwings co-pilot: Report 1 week ago

    Frankfurt: Doctors at Lufthansa had recommended that pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, be given psychological treatment after he suffered a bout of depression, a German newspaper reported. Citing documents found by Germany's air transport authority, the Bild am Sonntag said the...
  • Tennis: Yuki Bhambri wins Karshi ITF Futures trophy April 11, 2015

    Karshi: Yuki Bhambri clinched the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament on Saturday with a straight-set win over Dzmitry Zhyrmont and ensured that he will get entry into the French Open qualifying event. The 22-year-old Yuki, seeded second, overcame his Belarusian third seed rival 6-2, 6-4 in the final and pocketed 27...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded ceremonial welcome in Paris April 10, 2015

    Paris: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in France on the first leg of a three-nation visit, was on Friday accorded a ceremonial welcome in Paris. Modi arrived in Paris on Thursday night on board his special aircraft on a two-day official visit. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was present during...
  • German aviation watchdog did not know crash pilot's medical history April 6, 2015

    Berlin: The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people, it said on Sunday, raising more questions over medical oversight of pilots. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain in the French Alps, broke...
  • German regulator was unaware of co-pilot's depression: Report April 5, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's aviation regulator says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression before the disaster in the French Alps, a media report said on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) said that parent company Lufthansa had given it "no information about the medical background"...
  • Cabin video shows Germanwings airliner passengers screaming in final seconds: media reports April 1, 2015

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed has emerged, two European media outlets said on Tuesday, although French police denied the claims. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming "My God". French magazine Paris Match and...
  • Watch: Final moments captured by passenger just before Germanwings plane crash April 1, 2015

    A cell phone video recovered from the wreckage sight of the crashed Germanwings flight could show the nightmarish final seconds of the disaster. The contents are published in France and Germany but the video is not shared even as investigators deny its existence. ...
  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: Newspaper March 29, 2015

    Berlin: The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings (LHAG.DE)...
  • Alps crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name': Report March 28, 2015

    Duesseldorf (Germany): The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a media report. In an interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant known as Maria W told German newspaper Bild that when she...
  • Germanwings Airbus A320: Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded March 27, 2015

    Germany: German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone...
  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job March 27, 2015

    Montabur: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally"...
  • No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic March 13, 2015

    The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros. World number one Djokovic has twice been beaten in the French Open final and believes...
  • Man, boy in Islamic State killing video are French citizens: Official March 12, 2015

    Paris: A man and a boy featured in a chilling Islamic State propaganda video showing the killing of a Palestinian have been identified as French citizens, and investigators are looking into whether the man is related to an extremist who attacked a Jewish school in southern France in 2012, an...
  • 'Two Days, One Night' review: Marion Cotillard's portrayal of a Belgian working woman is real yet empathetic February 20, 2015

    Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Actors: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione Language: French (Deux jour, une nuit) It is the first time Derdenne brothers have taken an A-list star to play the lead in their movie. The decision to cast the French actress Marion Cotillard was a great one and it is proved...
  • Watch: Man wearing Jewish headgear walks for 10 hours in Paris, verbally abused February 19, 2015

    In an attempt to raise awareness of anti-semitism in Europe, a journalist secretly filmed himself walking through Paris for ten hours wearing Jewish headgear. The video released appears to shows the journalist being verbally abused in areas with a large Muslim population highlighting the religious tension that exits in France. ...
  • French actor Roger Hanin dies at 89 February 12, 2015

    Paris: French actor and film director Roger Hanin, famous for his role in TV police drama "Navarro", and the brother-in-law of former president Francois Mitterrand, died Wednesday, according to his family. He was 89. Hanin was best known for his starring role in the classic detective series that ran from 1989...
  • French judge to probe AirAsia crash January 31, 2015

    Paris: France has opened a formal criminal investigation into the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea in December while a French co-pilot was at the controls, a judicial source said. A judge will investigate possible "manslaughter" in connection with the crash that killed all 162 people on board....
  • Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship January 21, 2015

    Paris: French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel...
  • Pakistan: Around 5000 join rally against Charlie Hebdo for publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoon January 19, 2015

    Lahore: Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for terror links urged protesters to boycott French products. Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organisation banned for launching attacks in neighbouring India, told protesters: "We...
  • Charlie Hebdo attackers hold at least one hostage in Paris, operation to nab killers underway January 9, 2015

    Paris: Shots were fired during a car chase and at least one hostage was taken to the north-east of Paris on Friday, in the same area police were hunting for two brothers accused of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist assault. The hostage drama was underway at a business in...
  • Youngest of three suspects who attacked Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris surrenders to police January 8, 2015

    A day after three gunmen killed 12 people at the satirical weekly newspaper in Paris Charlie Hebdo, sources say that the youngest suspect has surrendered to the police. According to a source, "Hamyd Mourad handed himself in to police on Wednesday at 11:00 pm (0330 IST) after seeing his name...
  • Paris shooting: Has freedom of expression been killed? January 7, 2015

    Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. ...
  • Snow leaves thousands of holiday makers stranded in French Alps December 28, 2014

    Paris: Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded on Saturday, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home. The snow and ice hit as a rush of holiday makers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in...
  • Watch: How to make a French Yule Log this Christmas December 25, 2014

    It is Christmas and CNN IBN's Megha Mamgain is getting us the most sumptuous cakes that go with the Christmas tradition. She learns how to make a French Yule Log from a French Chef. ...
  • PM Modi lauds scientists for successful launch of GSAT-16 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16 communication satellite, saying it will become a major asset for the country's space programme. "Kudos to our scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16. The communication satellite will become a major asset for our space...
  • GSAT-16 satellite set to be launched on Sunday December 6, 2014

    Bengaluru: After being deferred twice,India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched on Sunday from the space port of Kourou, French Guiana, Indian Space Research Organisation said. "GSAT-16 launch is rescheduled on early morning of Dec 07 at 02:10 hrs (IST) from French Guiana," ISRO said on its website. Hit...
  • Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, says FIA report December 3, 2014

    Paris: French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday. "Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil," the report,...