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  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy 20-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday. Uruguay striker Cavani netted twice in the first half, including a controversial penalty, to hand PSG their fourth League Cup title...
  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open 18-04-2014 09:54 AM

    British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to...
  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn 16-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still...
  • Organisers raise French Open prize money 15-04-2014 04:53 PM

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. The men's and women's champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will...
  • Zidane wanted France manager job in 2012 15-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Zinedine Zidane sought to become manager of the French national team two years ago when Laurent Blanc refused to extend his contract after Euro 2012, the former president of the French football federation (FFF) said on Tuesday. "Zinedine Zidane would have liked to manage Les Bleus. It is clear -...
  • Schumacher loses 25 per cent body weight since accident 22-03-2014 11:09 AM

    London: After months remaining in coma, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is yet to recover and reportedly he has lost 25 per cent of his body weight. Schumacher is almost less than 54 kg as doctors continue with their efforts to revive him from an induced coma. He suffered severe...
  • 'France exploring investment opportunities in Jharkhand' 10-02-2014 06:51 PM

    The French Consul General in Kolkata, Fabrice Etienne was on a fact-finding mission to explore opportunities for investment in mineral-rich Jharkhand. Etienne, who interacted with members of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Jharkhand council, headed by its Chairman, SK Behra on Monday, will visit the state capital Ranchi, to meet...
  • Watch: What if men had to live in a world ruled by women? Short French film holds a mirror to society 10-02-2014 02:52 PM

    On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women. The 10 minute-film French film Oppressed Majority (Majorit Opprime) by Eleonore Pourriat and starring Pierre Benezit, Marie-Lorna Vaconsin, Marie Favasuli and Cline Menville is an eye-opener....
  • 2 men molest, attempt to rape French tourists 05-02-2014 09:58 PM

    Two youths posing as tour guides allegedly molested and tried to rape as many French women tourists in Mandore garden here, police said. The accused were arrested after locals caught them on hearing the tourists' cries for help, police said. According to DCP (East) Rahul Jain, two women tourists of...
  • Michael Schumacher being woken up from coma: reports 30-01-2014 11:10 AM

    Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend, is gradually being 'woken up' from a medically induced coma by doctors a month after his near-fatal skiing accident in the French Alps, according to L'Equipe, the French sports daily. The news comes as Schumacher enters his fifth week of a medically induced coma,...
  • Former French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler visits Sion hospital in Mumbai 27-01-2014 03:25 PM

    Former partner of French President Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler, who arrived in Mumbai on Sunday night on a charity mission, visited the Nutrition Rehabilitation and Research Centre of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General hospital. Fight Hunger Foundation, which is being promoted by Trieweiller, will be collaborating with the Centre which...
  • Schumacher could never wake up from artificial coma: reports 16-01-2014 07:46 PM

    London: Legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher may never regain consciousness from his medically-induced coma following a skiing accident in late December. The seven-time champion has been in this state for 18 days since hurting his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps. The doctors have reduced...
  • Tata Steel bags 2-year French rail contract 08-01-2014 06:25 PM

    Indian giant Tata Steel won a two-year contract to supply over 2,00,000 tonnes of highly wear-resistant rail tracks to a French rail operator. Tata Steel's Europe unit will supply the majority of SNCF's rail requirements from its plant at Hayange in northern France. "We made a significant investment in Hayange...
  • French restaurant shut down for 'no Pakistanis allowed' policy 07-01-2014 02:29 PM

    A French restaurant, running in a posh locality in Islamabad, was raided and shut down by police following a public outcry over its policy of not allowing Pakistanis in. 'La Maison', running out of Islamabad's F7-1, was not allowing Pakistanis in, citing the French style of cooking that uses wine....
  • Ski run that ended in disaster for Michael Schumacher 03-01-2014 09:04 PM

    CNN's Christina Macfarlane returned to the location of the incident in the French Alps and took us to the slopes where the accident took place. ...
  • Small improvement for Michael Schumacher after second surgery 01-01-2014 01:58 PM

    Grenoble, (France): Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, "surprising" signs of improvement, but grim doctors said on Tuesday they could offer no insight into the prognosis for the Formula One champion. Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, suffered critical head injuries when he fell...
  • Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured in skiing accident 29-12-2013 06:42 PM

    Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel, French media reported on Sunday. The seven-time world racing champion has been taken to hospital, Europe 1 and RMC radio reported. "He has been taken to a hospital in Grenoble," the...
  • McDonalds tells its employees to stay away from fast food 25-12-2013 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: In an ironic move, burger chain McDonalds has told its own employees to stay away from fast food. In a post on their employee website the global fast food chain has warned that fast-food is high in sodium and fat and could lead to obesity. "Fast foods are...
  • The top 10 sporting breakthroughs in 2013 18-12-2013 02:21 PM

    1. Marc Marquez, MotoGP champion The 20-year-old Spanish rookie became the youngest MotoGP champion when he held his nerve to finish third in the final race of the season in Valencia to pip holder Jorge Lorenzo to the title. Six race wins, nine poles and 16 podiums made him the...
  • Sporting comebacks of 2013 18-12-2013 02:05 PM

    1. Oracle Team USA's comeback to win the America's Cup Few challenges can have seemed as hopeless as that facing Larry Ellison's Team USA when trailing Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1 in the best-of-17 series in San Francisco Bay in September. The Jimmy Spithill-skippered Team USA kept their heads, however,...
  • Tennis Yearender: Nadal and Williams raise the bar in 2013 18-12-2013 09:40 AM

    A year in which a British man won Wimbledon, Roger Federer's star began to fade and doping reared its ugly head was defined by the dominance of two players - Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. Between them they won half of the grand slam singles titles on offer, triumphed at...
  • WTA to add extra grass court tournament from 2015 13-12-2013 09:38 AM

    London: The WTA says it will add an extra grass-court tournament in Nottingham, England, to its calendar from 2015 to give players more time to gear up for Wimbledon. The ATP and WTA tours had previously announced that the break between the French Open and Wimbledon will be increased to...
  • Two French journalists abducted, killed in Mali 03-11-2013 12:26 PM

    Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58-year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead. "The...
  • Saina Nehwal slips to seventh spot in BWF ranking 31-10-2013 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The second-round exit from French Open Super Series proved costly for Saina Nehwal as the Indian badminton ace continued her downward slide, slipping one more spot to be placed at world number seven in the latest BWF ranking released on Thursday. The Olympic bronze medallist shuttler had slipped...
  • Saina, Sindhu crash out of French Super Series 24-10-2013 10:48 PM

    Paris: Indian shuttlers had a bad day in office at the French Super Series with Saina Nehwal and three others crashing out in the second round of the event here Thursday. Saina, seeded fourth, was shocked 22-10, 15-21, 20-22 by Yeon Ju Bae of Korea in one hour and 11...
  • Saina, Sindhu enter round 2 of French Super Series 23-10-2013 06:45 PM

    Paris: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down to win her opening round match while compatriot P V Sindhu crushed her opponent to storm into the second round of the French Super Series here Wednesday. World number four Saina, seeded fourth in the tournament,...
  • Ajay enters 2nd round; Kashyap, Guru lose in France 23-10-2013 11:53 AM

    Paris: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a straight-game win over Japan's Kazumasa Sakai but his compatriots Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt failed to cross the first hurdle in the French Super Series here. World number 25 Ajay rode on his smashes and better net play to get across Kazumasa...
  • Praneeth, Anand qualify for main draw in French Super Series 22-10-2013 11:12 PM

    Paris: Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, Anand Pawar and K Srikanth reached the main draw of the French Super Series after notching up contrasting victories in the men's singles qualifiers on Tuesday. Seeded fourth in the qualifiers, Praneeth registered a 21-14, 21-15 win over Finland's Ville Lang in the opening...
  • Saina Nehwal still in hunt for title; tough draw for rest 21-10-2013 03:38 PM

    Paris: Still looking for her maiden title this season, India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal would be keen to put her best foot forward at the French Super Series even as the rest of Indians face a tough draw in the badminton tournament, which begins with the qualifiers here on Tuesday....
  • French cinema to soon woo Indian audiences 20-10-2013 02:35 PM

    Mumbai: French cinema is yet to penetrate the Indian market strongly but Xavier Lardoux, deputy director of Unifrance Films, believes that French movies will soon enter the Indian market and impress Indian audiences. Unifrance Films is an organisation known for promoting French cinema around the globe. At the ongoing 15th...