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  • France demands Pakistan to withdraw Macron-Nazi jibe Nov 22, 2020 06:47 PM IST

    France demands Pakistan to withdraw Macron-Nazi jibe

    PARIS France's foreign ministry has demanded Pakistan authorities withdraw comments made by one of its ministers that President Emmanuel Macon..

  • France declines to upgrade Pakistan's Mirage fighter jets, submarines; signals sensitivity to India's security concerns Nov 20, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    France declines to upgrade Pakistan's Mirage fighter jets, submarines; signals sensitivity to India's security concerns

    Keeping India's interests in mind, the French government has also told Qatar, one of the countries which has bought the Rafale fighter jets, to not allow Pakistan-origin technicians near it, considering they could leak the information to Pakistan

  • 22 ex-envoys back French govt's move against terrorism, say India stands with France 'at this difficult moment' Nov 09, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    22 ex-envoys back French govt's move against terrorism, say India stands with France 'at this difficult moment'

    The group also said that India being a nation that has grappled with state-sponsored terrorism "for decades" is "especially sensitive to the issues of terrorism".

  • Three more Rafale jets arrive in India after flying non-stop from France Nov 04, 2020 09:55 PM IST

    Three more Rafale jets arrive in India after flying non-stop from France

    The Rafale jets, known for air-superiority and precision strikes, are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 years after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia.

  • French churches honour Nice attack victims; 6 detained Nov 01, 2020 11:04 PM IST

    French churches honour Nice attack victims; 6 detained

    Investigators in France, Tunisia and Italy are trying to determine the motive of chief suspect Ibrahim Issaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian who transited through Italy last month en route to France.

  • Battling two crises, France's Macron faces defining moment Nov 01, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Battling two crises, France's Macron faces defining moment

    Emmanuel Macron came to power in 2017 on a wave of optimism that he was a transformational leader who would bring much-needed reform to France.

  • Greek priest shot in Lyon; assailant flees: police source Oct 31, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    Greek priest shot in Lyon; assailant flees: police source

    The priest was fired on twice at around 8:30 pm IST as he was closing the church, and he was being treated on site for life-threatening injuries, the source said.

  • Explainer: What’s happening in France, Emmanuel Macron’s gambit and why Turkey is being vocal Oct 30, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Explainer: What’s happening in France, Emmanuel Macron’s gambit and why Turkey is being vocal

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks about Islam amid recent attacks in France have led to the Muslim world squaring up against France. But, origins of this new conflict may be more complicated.

  • Twitter removes former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's tweet for glorifying violence Oct 30, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Twitter removes former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's tweet for glorifying violence

    Mahathir Mahathir's tweet, now deleted, led to an outburst on the social media platform with many users calling out the former Malaysian prime minister.

  • From 1995 Saint-Michel bombings to 2015 Paris attacks: A look at the worst terror attacks in France Oct 29, 2020 11:02 PM IST

    From 1995 Saint-Michel bombings to 2015 Paris attacks: A look at the worst terror attacks in France

    The first such attacks in France were reported in the 1990s, when a terror organisation named Armed Islamic Group started targeting the country. Some of the major terror attacks carried out by the Algeria-based terror group included the 1994 Air France flight hijack and 1995 Saint-Michel serial blasts.

  • French police: 2 dead in knife attack near church in Nice Oct 29, 2020 02:52 PM IST

    French police: 2 dead in knife attack near church in Nice

    The assailant was arrested after the Thursday morning attack and taken to a nearby hospital after being injured during his arrest, a police offical said.

  • ‘Strongly deplore personal attacks’: India backs French President Emmanuel Macron amid controversy over his Islam remarks Oct 29, 2020 12:22 PM IST

    ‘Strongly deplore personal attacks’: India backs French President Emmanuel Macron amid controversy over his Islam remarks

    French President Emmanuel Macron has been facing criticism from various Muslim-majority countries after he took a tough stand on radical Islam and defended a caricature of Prophet Muhammad.

  • President Emmanuel Macron orders nationwide lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps France Oct 29, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    President Emmanuel Macron orders nationwide lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps France

    The new measures echo the eight-week lockdown that France enforced in the spring, when hospitalisations and deaths caused by the COVID-19 epidemic reached a peak.

  • Pakistan’s Parliament passes resolution to recall its ambassador to France - but forgets it doesn't have any at present Oct 28, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    Pakistan’s Parliament passes resolution to recall its ambassador to France - but forgets it doesn't have any at present

    The Pakistan parliament's resolution came after French President Emmanuel Macron criticised Islamists and vowed not to “give up cartoons” depicting Prophet Muhammad.

  • Eiffel Tower area evacuated briefly after bag filled with ammunition found: Police Oct 27, 2020 10:18 PM IST

    Eiffel Tower area evacuated briefly after bag filled with ammunition found: Police

    Earlier, police said the area around the Arc de Triomphe had been evacuated following a bomb threat.

  • Explained: Emmanuel Macron's remarks on Islam lead to calls for boycott of French products Oct 26, 2020 02:46 PM IST

    Explained: Emmanuel Macron's remarks on Islam lead to calls for boycott of French products

    French President Emmanuel Macron's comment that Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world today and his refusal to condemn the publishing of caricatures have led to calls for boycotts of French goods, especially in Jordan, Kuwait, and Qatar

  • #BoycottFrenchProducts What various countries did amid calls for boycott of French products Oct 26, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    #BoycottFrenchProducts What various countries did amid calls for boycott of French products

    The French foreign ministry, however, has termed the boycott as “baseless” and being “pushed by a radical minority.”

  • #BoycottFrenchProducts French President Emmanuel Macron’s Islam comments spark outrage Oct 26, 2020 11:24 AM IST

    #BoycottFrenchProducts French President Emmanuel Macron’s Islam comments spark outrage

    Emmanuel Macron recently criticised the killing of a teacher -- Samuel Paty -- in the suburbs of Paris by a radical Islamist

  • France becomes 7th country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases Oct 24, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    France becomes 7th country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases

    Over the past 24 hours, France registered a record 42,032 new cases, taking the total to 1,041,075, government data showed.

  • French police face worst nightmare: an attacker they never saw coming Oct 17, 2020 09:49 PM IST

    French police face worst nightmare: an attacker they never saw coming

    The government says about 20,000 people in France are on the intelligence agencies' "Fiche S", a watchlist of people of posing a security risk to the country. Abdoulakh A. was not on the list at all.

  • History teacher beheaded over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in Paris; President Macron calls it 'Islamist terror attack' Oct 17, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    History teacher beheaded over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in Paris; President Macron calls it 'Islamist terror attack'

    An 18-year-old Chechen, suspected of beheading the teacher, was later shot dead by the police in Paris.

  • Will a half-step by Emmanuel Macron be enough to blunt France’s second wave? Oct 16, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    Will a half-step by Emmanuel Macron be enough to blunt France’s second wave?

    The imposition of a curfew in several major cities underscored a difficult choice: further dampening the economy or risking more lives.

  • IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets Oct 15, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets

    The second batch of four Rafale jets is expected to arrive in India in the next four weeks.

  • EU sanctions Russian officials over Alexei Navalny poisoning Oct 15, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    EU sanctions Russian officials over Alexei Navalny poisoning

    Pushed by France and Germany, where Navalny was treated after collapsing on a flight from Siberia, the EU targeted six Russians and a state scientific research centre, according to the bloc's Official Journal.

  • Coronavirus News | France's Macron to reinstate state of emergency Oct 15, 2020 09:08 AM IST

    Coronavirus News | France's Macron to reinstate state of emergency

    The move is expected to start from October 17 and will allow the government to enforce stricter measures in the future, either locally or nationally

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