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  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' 29-03-2014 11:13 AM

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign...
  • Obama's state dinner for Manmohan Singh the most expensive 12-02-2014 11:55 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has spent a whopping USD 1.55 million on five of his state dinner since 2009, with the most expensive of them being the first one hosted in honour of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Records from the State Department Office of Protocol, whose budget covers state...
  • Shock over affair, says French ex-first lady Valerie Trierweiler 30-01-2014 03:30 PM

    France's former first lady says she and the president had grown detached recently but she was caught totally by surprise by his affair with an actress. Valerie Trierweiler gave interviews to two French publications coming out this week describing for the first time some of what led to their breakup...
  • 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...
  • French President Francois Hollande announces split with Valerie Trierweiler 27-01-2014 10:13 AM

    French President Francois Hollande announced split with long-time partner Valerie Trierweiler on the eve of her charity trip to India. ...
  • French President Hollande announces separation from Trierweiler 26-01-2014 07:34 AM

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande announced his separation from first lady Valerie Trierweiler on Saturday following a media storm over allegations he is having an affair with an actress. "I wish to make it known that I have ended my partnership with Valerie Trierweiler," he said. Hollande sought to put...
  • French president Hollande-Gayet affair going on for over two years: Report 17-01-2014 06:50 PM

    French President Franois Hollande has been having an affair with actress Julie Gayet "for over two years", Closer magazine said on Friday. The magazine said the 41-year-old actress had first been introduced to 59-year-old Hollande in 2011 by his former partner Sgolne Royal, when he was a front-running presidential candidate,...
  • French President Francois Hollande admits problem in personal life 15-01-2014 02:06 PM

    French President Francois Hollande conceded on Tuesday that he is going through "painful moments" with his companion, who was hospitalized after a magazine reported that he is secretly having an affair with a movie actress. But the Socialist Hollande , who has some of the lowest approval ratings of a...
  • French first lady in hospital after reports of Hollande affair 13-01-2014 07:45 AM

    Paris: French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital following reports of an affair between President Francois Hollande and an actress, but will be discharged on Monday, sources said on Sunday. The daily newspaper Le Parisien said earlier on Sunday that Trierweiler, 48, had been taken to hospital...
  • French President considers legal action against magazine over affair claim 10-01-2014 03:38 PM

    French President Francois Hollande has complained of breach of privacy and is considering legal action after French magazine Closer alleged he was having an affair with an actress, a source in his office said on Friday. "Francois Hollande greatly deplores the invasion of his privacy, to which he has a...
  • Watch: 9-year-old stuns judges of Holland's Got Talent singing opera 06-01-2014 05:02 PM

    Nine-year-old Amira Willighagen stunned the judges on Holland's Got Talent singing opera at the audition. The incredible singer's rendition of O Mio Babbino Caro left the judges speechless. ...
  • Chelsea hail strength in depth after brushing Arsenal aside 30-10-2013 08:47 AM

    London: Two wins in three days against top English clubs are a sign Chelsea have enough squad depth to compete for honours across the board this season, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Tuesday. Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 to ease into the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Tuesday, barely...
  • Kanye West demands to get his carpet ironed 20-09-2013 12:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West reportedly made an unusual demand of getting his carpet ironed because it was too bumpy. The 36-year-old was scheduled to perform at the 'Later... With Jools Holland' show Tuesday. He got annoyed with the bad surface in his dressing room. "Everybody knew Kanye's reputation for...
  • Bashar al-Assad behind chemical attack in Damascus: French intelligence 03-09-2013 09:05 AM

    Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a "massive and coordinated" chemical attack in Damascus on August 21, according a French intelligence report shown to lawmakers on Monday, a government source said. The nine-page document - drawn up by France's military and foreign intelligence services - listed five...
  • France 'ready to punish' Syria over gas attack 27-08-2013 11:36 PM

    French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that his country is prepared to take action against those responsible for gassing people in Syria. "France is ready to punish those who took the heinous decision to gas innocents" in Syria last week, Hollande said at a conference with France's ambassadors. He...
  • Wesley Sneijder snubbed for Netherlands friendly 10-08-2013 02:24 PM

    Amsterdam: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has left Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder out of the squad for next week's friendly against Portugal, though he said on Friday that the player has the talent to return when he's fit. Van Gaal last month demoted Sneijder from his job as team captain,...
  • Wesley Sneijder left out of Dutch squad for friendly 01-08-2013 12:45 PM

    The Hague: Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been left out of the preliminary Netherlands squad for the friendly against Portugal on August 14. Dutch coach Louis van Gaal named 26 players in his provisional squad for the match in Faro, Portugal, reports Xinhua. Among others, the regular big names like...
  • Chelsea confirm Marco van Ginkel capture 06-07-2013 09:58 AM

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Holland midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 20-year-old moves from the Eredivisie for a fee believed to be 9million and has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. Van Ginkel came through the youth system at Vitesse...
  • Hollande calls alleged US snooping on EU diplomats intolerable 02-07-2013 10:37 AM

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande has lashed out at the US over its alleged snooping on EU embassies and has demanded that they stop their alleged eavesdropping on EU diplomats. The US said it gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. According to reports, US intelligence agencies...
  • Suspected attacker of French soldier under investigation 01-06-2013 06:50 AM

    Paris: A Muslim convert suspected of stabbing a French soldier in a religiously motivated attack was placed under formal investigation on Friday over an apparent act of terrorism, prosecutors said, a move that could lead to a trial. Alexandre Dhaussy, 22, was brought before an anti-terrorism judge who determined there...
  • France: Thousands protest against gay marriage law 27-05-2013 09:44 AM

    Paris: Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday, and police clashed with right-wing demonstrators. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well...
  • Soldier's stabbing could be act of terrorism: Minister 27-05-2013 06:50 AM

    Paris: The stabbing of a French soldier near Paris by a man who is still on the run bore the hallmarks of Islamist terrorism, the interior minister said on Sunday, and police said it may have been inspired by the murder of a British serviceman in London. Anti-terrorism investigators are...
  • French police search for man who stabbed soldier 27-05-2013 01:07 AM

    Paris: French anti-terrorism investigators were combing video surveillance tapes on Sunday as they continued their manhunt for a suspect who stabbed a soldier in the throat in the commercial district of La Defense outside Paris. The 23-year-old soldier, Cedric Cordier, was in uniform patrolling the busy underground corridors where shops...
  • France: Soldier stabbed on the outskirts of Paris 26-05-2013 08:30 AM

    Paris: A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district on the outskirts of Paris on Saturday, and France's President said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent slaying of a British soldier. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown...
  • UK: Cameron calls beheading of soldier 'an appalling murder' 23-05-2013 08:30 AM

    London: Two men with butcher knives hacked another to death on Wednesday near a London military barracks and one then went on video to explain the crime - shouting political statements, gesturing with bloodied hands and waving a meat cleaver. Soon after, arriving police shot and wounded the unidentified assailants...
  • France legalises gay marriage, says law is constitutional 18-05-2013 12:46 PM

    Paris: France's constitutional council has rejected a challenge by conservative lawmakers to the country's new gay marriage law, saying the law was constitutional. That means France could see its first gay marriages by the end of May. France's Parliament passed the law legalizing gay marriage in April after a wrenching...
  • Holland tour helped us identify weaknesses: Sardar Singh 10-05-2013 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh says the recent tour of the Netherlands has helped the team identify its weaknesses ahead of the World League Round III to be held next month. "It was a good tour and Roelant Oltmans, Indian Hockeys director high performance, made it sure that...
  • 6 Indians injured in Central African Republic reach Delhi 15-04-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The six Indian nationals injured in a shooting in the Central African Republic in March have been brought here this morning and are receiving treatment in AIIMS. The injured were brought in a special French military flights from Chad, where they had been receiving medical treatment earlier, sources...