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  • French woman harassed in Rameswaram, three arrested 6 days ago

    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...
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France 2014 July 28, 2014

    Paris: Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself "a flag-bearer...
  • Dominant Vincenzo Nibali set to be crowned in Paris July 27, 2014

    Having dominated on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali is set to win the Tour de France after avoiding any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54-km time trial from Bergerac won by Tony Martin. Italian Nibali finished fourth in the stage, nearly two minutes slower than the dominant German...
  • Defending champ Svitolina makes Baku semis July 26, 2014

    Baku: Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved her Baku Cup title defense into the semi-finals by dispatching Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. Svitolina won her maiden title here last year, and became the only teenager to triumph on the WTA tour in 2013. She could yet repeat the feat,...
  • Air Algerie crash: No survivors; black box found at site July 25, 2014

    Paris: French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to...
  • Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali July 25, 2014

    Algiers/Bamako: Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Regional aviation officials said they had lost contact with flight AH5017 at around 0155...
  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions July 20, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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. ...