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  • PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's suspension cut to three matches Yesterday

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's four-match Ligue 1 ban for insulting match officials has been reduced by one game, the French League (LFP) announced on Friday. The Swedish international launched an expletive-laden rant after PSG lost 3-2 at Girondins Bordeaux on March 15. He also said France was a "shit country"...
  • Luis Suarez on hot streak for treble-chasing Barcelona 3 days ago

    Luis Suarez was still in disgrace after the World Cup biting incident when Barcelona paid 81 million euros to buy him from Liverpool last July and a slow start in Spain prompted many to question the wisdom of the deal. Nine months on and Suarez has silenced the doubters with a...
  • Laurent Blanc rues PSG absentees after humbling Barcelona loss 3 days ago

    Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc was left to rue the absence of key players after the French champions were humbled 3-1 at home by Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. PSG were without suspended striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, who was sorely missed...
  • We take nothing for granted, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 3 days ago

    Barcelona will not make the mistake of underestimating Paris St Germain in their Champions League quarter-final second leg next week after securing a 3-1 win in Paris on Wednesday, according to coach Luis Enrique. The Spanish side outclassed the French champions with a goal by Neymar and two from Luis Suarez...
  • Champions League: Barcelona beat PSG 3-1 in quarters 3 days ago

    Paris: Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday as a goal from Neymar and a Luis Suarez double ended Paris St Germain's 33-game unbeaten home run in Europe with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes. PSG, who were without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended for one...
  • PSG minus Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the defensive for Barcelona clash 4 days ago

    Paris St Germain are counting on a solid defence as the best means of attack in their Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday, even though they are doing battle on their own turf, said coach Laurent Blanc. "The paradox for tomorrow is we're going to have to defend well even...
  • Air India One develops problem, standby sent to ferry Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India One, a Boeing 747-400 aircraft that carried Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Delhi to Berlin after halts in Paris, Toulouse and Hannover, developed engine problems and had to be replaced by another plane. The standby plane, kept in readiness in Mumbai, left early Tuesday morning for Berlin...
  • Government will defend rights of citizens of all faiths: PM Modi April 10, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured minorities in India that rights and liberty of citizens of all faiths will be protected and equal place ensured for them, comments that come against the backdrop of anti-minority campaign by Hindutva elements. In a speech at the UNESCO in Paris, he emphasised...
  • Watch: PM Modi receives ceremonial welcome by at Les Invalides in Paris April 10, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a ceremonial welcome by the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at Les Invalides in Paris. Modi will meet French President Francois Hollande and the two are expected to sign major civil nuclear energy, trade and defence agreements. ...
  • No Rafale sale announcement before Modi's visit to France: President Hollande April 8, 2015

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande said there will be no news on the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for a state visit to France. "There will be no announcement on the Rafale sales before the visit of Prime Minister...
  • Hostages, families sue TV over Paris terror attack coverage April 3, 2015

    Paris: Families of the hostages of a radical gunman who killed four in a kosher supermarket are suing a French broadcaster over its live coverage of the attack, saying it endangered the hostages' lives. Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Friday that a preliminary investigation has been opened into the...
  • When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? March 31, 1889 March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A symbol of love, an architectural achievement, and one of the world's wonders- Eiffel Tower- built in 1889 has come to serve as an identity for Paris, the very place where the magnificent steel tower rests. Must see: When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Watch this...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident March 26, 2015

    London: Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris. The fans attended a magistrates' court in London on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being served with summons...
  • UEFA bans Zlatan Ibrahimovic for one match following Chelsea red card March 19, 2015

    Paris St Germain's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was banned for one match by UEFA's Control & Disciplinary Body on Thursday after being sent off during a Champions League last 16 match at Chelsea last week. UEFA also handed a three-match suspension to PSG's Serge Aurier for insults he posted on social...
  • Champions League: PSG victory is turning-point in history, says Blanc March 12, 2015

    Paris St Germain's victory over Chelsea in the Champions League was a turning-point in their history, coach Laurent Blanc said on Wednesday. PSG survived the early sending-off of talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to battle to a 2-2 draw after extra time and reach the last eight of Europe's premier club...
  • PSG knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on away goals, enter quarters March 12, 2015

    London: Thiago Silva sent 10-man Paris Saint-Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after a 2-2 draw at Chelsea in extra time of a fiery and ill-disciplined game on Wednesday. Although PSG had striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in the 31st minute for a challenge on Oscar, the visitors...
  • Five men to face court over Chelsea fans' incident in Paris March 11, 2015

    London: British police will ask a court to ban five men accused of being involved in a racist incident from traveling to football matches. Chelsea supporters were filmed singing a racist song and refusing to let a black man on a Paris subway train ahead of a Champions League match against...
  • PSG are most aggressive team we have met: Jose Mourinho March 11, 2015

    London: Jose Mourinho has accused Paris St Germain of being the most aggressive team his Chelsea side have played all season ahead of their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday. Mourinho told a news conference that PSG repeatedly fouled his players in the 1-1 first-leg draw in France last...
  • PSG's Laurent Blanc wary of 'provocative' Diego Costa in Chelsea clash March 11, 2015

    London: Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc has described Chelsea striker Diego Costa as provocative and warned his players not to rise to the bait in their Champions League game on Wednesday. Blanc's side visit Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their last-16 clash with the tie in the balance...
  • Paris Fashion Week: TV star Kim Kardashian wear a bizarre outfit March 10, 2015

    Paris: After flaunting platinum blonde locks, reality TV star Kim Kardashian stepped out in a bizarre outfit at the Paris Fashion Week. Her dress resembled traffic fencing, showing off nothing but black hotpants and a bandeau beneath, reports mirror.co.uk. Kardashian, who flashed a smile for the shutterbugs, also displayed her toned stomach,...
  • Midfielder Cabaye included in PSG squad to face Chelsea March 9, 2015

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye has recovered from a groin injury and has been included in the squad to face Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Cabaye has been out since limping off the field in PSG's 2-2 home draw against Caen on Feb. 14...
  • Hilton brother Conrad agrees to plead to assault on flight March 4, 2015

    Los Angeles: Paris Hilton's youngest brother, Conrad, agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year during which authorities say he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members. Hilton, 20, signed the agreement Tuesday and is set to appear...
  • Chelsea ban two more over racist incident in Paris February 21, 2015

    London: Chelsea have banned two more people, bringing the total to five, from their Stamford Bridge stadium following a probe into a racist incident captured in amateur video footage on the Paris Metro. "If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident the club will issue...
  • Chelsea suspend three fans after racist incident in Paris February 20, 2015

    London: Chelsea have suspended three people from their Stamford Bridge stadium following an investigation into a racist incident, captured in amateur video footage on the Paris metro, the club said on Thursday. The video appeared to show fans of the London team chanting "we're racist and that's the way we like...
  • To fight extremism, Barack Obama calls on us to embrace its Muslims February 19, 2015

    Washington: In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the US has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought...