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  • Visit to France, Germany, Canada aimed at boosting economy: PM Modi 6 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his upcoming visit to France, Germany and Canada was aimed at boosting India's economy and creating jobs. "My France, Germany & Canada visit is centred around supporting India's economic agenda & creating jobs for our youth," he tweeted ahead of his three-nation...
  • Neymar, Willian shine as Brazil beat France 3-1 Yesterday

    Paris: Striker Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in another step in rebuilding their credibility. It was France's first defeat since last year's World Cup, where they lost to Germany in the quarter-finals. Brazil remain unbeaten since hosting...
  • Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed the plane: Officials Yesterday

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob Yesterday

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  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor Yesterday

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • Co-pilot of Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps took sole control of plane and intentionally started descent: Officials 2 days ago

    Paris: Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the...
  • France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit: Report 2 days ago

    Seyne-les-alpes(France): The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, the...
  • Two upgraded Mirage 2000 handed over to India in France 2 days ago

    Istres: French defence major Dassault Aviation on Wednesday handed over the first two upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft with advanced navigational, radar and missile systems to India amidst continuing stalemate on the over USD 20 billion Rafale contract. The entire fleet of 48 aircraft is being upgraded with the help of...
  • Search teams probe wreckage of German Airbus in French Alps 3 days ago

    France: French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over the site where the A320 operated by Lufthansa's (LHAG.DE) Germanwings budget airline disintegrated after it...
  • Investigators seek clues into why German Airbus crashed killing all 150 on board 3 days ago

    Seyne-les-alpes, France: French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 school children returning from an exchange trip to Spain. The A320 jet operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline was obliterated when...
  • Crashed Germanwings plane black box found in France, 150 dead in the mishap 3 days ago

    Paris: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says a black box has been located at the site in the French Alps where a plane crashed while traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Cazeneuve, speaking from the Alps region, said the black box had been located and would ultimately help in the investigation into...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 3 days ago

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  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional 4 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • French officials say 150 dead in Germanwings plane crash 4 days ago

    Paris: An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed with 144 passengers and six crew on board. The airline believed there...
  • SUEZ to explore waste management, river cleaning projects March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: French utility services provider SUEZ environment is eying in India business from waste management, river cleaning and the upcoming smart city projects. The firm subsidiary of Paris-headquartered Suez Group provides water treatment facilities in India since early 1980s. "We are growing here with a year-on-year growth between 10 to...
  • France to host 2019 women's football World Cup March 19, 2015

    France will host the 2019 women's World Cup and the Under-20 women's tournament in 2018 after beating off competition from South Korea for the hosting rights, FIFA said on Thursday. Five countries had originally declared an interest in staging the events but England, New Zealand and South Africa fell by the...
  • France says Syria President Assad talks would be 'scandalous gift' to IS March 16, 2015

    Brussels: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday rejected any role for Syria President Bashar al-Assad in peace talks, saying it would be a "scandalous gift" to the Islamic State group. Fabius's comments came a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that talks with Assad were necessary to...
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises after foul-mouthed rant March 16, 2015

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised for launching into a foul-mouthed rant after Paris St Germain's 3-2 Ligue 1 defeat at Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday. "In 15 years I've never seen a (good) referee in this sh*t country ... (they) don't even deserve PSG," the Swedish international was heard to say in...
  • France beat Germany to progress in Davis Cup March 7, 2015

    Frankfurt: France progressed to the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a comfortable 3-0 win over Germany following Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut's doubles victory on Saturday. The pair defeated Benjamin Becker and Andre Begemann 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to give 2014 runner-up France an unassailable lead in the first round tie. The French took...
  • Ana Ivanovic reaches Monterrey Open semi-finals March 7, 2015

    Monterry, Mexico: Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the Monterrey Open semi-finals Friday night, beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma, Ivanovic will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France. Garcia, the runner-up last week in the Mexico Open in...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP March 4, 2015

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • India Rafale fighter jet sale talks advance: France February 25, 2015

    Paris: Talks on the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India are advancing, a French defence ministry spokesman said during a visit to India by Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to salvage a deal stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft. Talks about the contract, worth a...
  • Gael Monfils included in France team for Davis Cup 1st round February 25, 2015

    Paris: France captain Arnaud Clement surprisingly included Gael Monfils on Tuesday in his team to face Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup next week. Monfils complained of tiredness last week and withdrew from the World Group tie on the advice of coach Jan de Witt, but was picked...
  • France to holds talks with India to rescue Rafale fighter jets deal for IAF February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on Tuesday to salvage a deal to supply 126 Dassault fighter jets that has stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft. Under the terms of the contract, 18 of the...
  • Depleting numbers stretch IAF as Pakistan and China modernise their air force at a rapid pace February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can't produce what the military needs in a timely manner. A 2012 agreement to buy 126 Rafale fighters from France's Dassault Aviation has stalled due to a...
  • India, over 60 other nations to attend White House summit on terror February 17, 2015

    Washington: Over 60 countries including India will participate in a White House summit on "countering violent extremism" beginning Tuesday in the backdrop of alarming growth of ISIS and recent terrorists' attacks in France and Denmark, senior administration officials have said. While the first two days of the three-day summit are...
  • France: Marseille gunmen open fire same day as PM visits February 9, 2015

    Marseille: Police in the southern French city of Marseille say gunmen have fired automatic weapons at the edge of a housing project the same day as the prime minister planned to visit the city. No injuries were immediately reported. The police official, who could not be named because she was not...
  • France beat Italy 3-2, reach Fed Cup semis February 8, 2015

    Genoa: France recovered from 2-0 down to beat Italy 3-2 after a dominant doubles victory on Sunday to reach the Fed Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2007. Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic followed up their earlier singles victories by beating the world's top-ranked doubles pair, Sara Errani and Roberta...
  • Richard Gasquet to face Jerzy Janowicz for Open Sud de France title February 8, 2015

    Montpellier: Two-time champion and local favorite Richard Gasquet will take on big serving Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the final of the Open Sud de France. The Frenchman, who won in 2006 and 2013, defeated his Davis Cup team-mate Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday in a rematch of last year's...
  • PM Modi to visit Germany, France, China, Russia in coming months February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit four major countries- Germany, France, China and Russia- in coming months. Modi himself disclosed his plans to visit France in April when French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on him on Thursday, telling him that he looked forward to the visit. The Prime Minister's...