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  • Shashi Tharoor to receive France's highest civilian award Aug 11, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    Shashi Tharoor to receive France's highest civilian award

    The French government is honouring him for his writings and speeches and French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has written to Tharoor informing him about the award

  • Wildfire in southwestern France: 8,000 people evacuated Aug 11, 2022 11:49 AM IST

    Wildfire in southwestern France: 8,000 people evacuated

    Firefighters were battling a wildfire in southwestern France on August 10 in a region known for its pine forests that was ravaged by flames last month.

  • Mine-riddled French island becomes unlikely walkers' paradise Aug 09, 2022 03:08 PM IST

    Mine-riddled French island becomes unlikely walkers' paradise

    A visitor needs to go back 80 years to understand what happened on this usually uninhabited rocky outcrop.

  • Malnourished whale stranded in French river to be given vitamins Aug 07, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    Malnourished whale stranded in French river to be given vitamins

    The visibly underweight beluga whale was first spotted Tuesday in the Seine. On Saturday it had made its way to around 70 kilometres (44 miles) north of Paris.

  • Why this student chose to study in France instead of US, UK or Canada Jul 25, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Why this student chose to study in France instead of US, UK or Canada

    Moneycontrol's 'Essential Guide to Studying Abroad' podcasts seeks to provide a definitive guide to young aspiring students - as well as their parents - on how best to prepare for foreign education. We spoke to a host of former and aspiring international students and their parents about the research, financial planning and overall experience of planning for foreign education.

  • Europe’s deadly heatwave breaks temperature records, fuels wildfires Jul 19, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Europe’s deadly heatwave breaks temperature records, fuels wildfires

    A fierce heatwave has gripped western Europe, leaving much of the continent sweltering under record high temperatures.

  • In pics: Wildfires burn through France, Portugal and Morocco Jul 17, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    In pics: Wildfires burn through France, Portugal and Morocco

    Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year after an unusually dry, hot spring that left the soil parched and which authorities attribute to climate change.

  • Watch: Deadly wildfires sweep through Portugal, France and Morocco Jul 17, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    Watch: Deadly wildfires sweep through Portugal, France and Morocco

    Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year after an unusually dry, hot spring that left the soil parched and which authorities attribute to climate change.

  • In Pics | Ukraine plays special role in France's Bastille Day parade Jul 15, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    In Pics | Ukraine plays special role in France's Bastille Day parade

    This year's Bastille Day parade was designed to demonstrate France’s commitment to NATO and to European allies touched most closely by Russia's military campaign against Ukraine.

  • Women hold only 15% of C-suite roles in India, far below the global average of 25% Jul 13, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Women hold only 15% of C-suite roles in India, far below the global average of 25%

    While in India 15 percent of C-suite roles are held by women, it is 27 percent in the US, 33 percent in Singapore, 25 percent each in South Africa and the UK, 24 percent in France and 19 percent in Germany.

  • France sees weeks to save Iran nuclear deal, but US sets no deadline Jul 13, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    France sees weeks to save Iran nuclear deal, but US sets no deadline

    Catherine Colonna told lawmakers the situation was no longer tenable. She accused Iran of using delaying tactics and, during talks in Doha two weeks ago, of going back on previously agreed positions while forging ahead with its uranium enrichment programme.

  • L&T Technology Services opens engineering design centre in France Jun 28, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    L&T Technology Services opens engineering design centre in France

    The EDC will initially focus on developing cutting-edge solutions for aerospace and defence industries and LTTS will work with major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the region as an engineering partner, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • G-7 leaders set to commit to long haul in backing Ukraine Jun 27, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    G-7 leaders set to commit to long haul in backing Ukraine

    The G-7 will be joined by the leaders of five democratic emerging economies – India, Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal and Argentina – for a discussion on climate change, energy and other issues.

  • A cold winter awaits Europe if Russia completely shuts down gas supply  Jun 24, 2022 09:28 AM IST

    A cold winter awaits Europe if Russia completely shuts down gas supply 

    Europe starts filling up its storage tanks with gas from the middle of the year to sustain itself in winter. Russia’s cut has impacted the incremental flow which was meant for storage. 

  • We can find a new majority, Emmanuel Macron says after losing control of parliament Jun 23, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    We can find a new majority, Emmanuel Macron says after losing control of parliament

    In his first comments on the election in which his camp lost its absolute majority, Macron also said new agreements must be struck across party lines and that the political decision makers now needed to learn to make compromises.

  • Emmanuel Macron turns down resignation offer from French PM Elisabeth Borne: Elysee Jun 21, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Emmanuel Macron turns down resignation offer from French PM Elisabeth Borne: Elysee

    Emmanuel Macron was due to host far-right leader Marine Le Pen and other political party chiefs for rare talks at the Elysee as he seeks solutions to an unprecedented situation that risks plunging his second term into crisis two months after it began.

  • World Music Day: History, significance, greetings and quotes Jun 21, 2022 12:08 PM IST

    World Music Day: History, significance, greetings and quotes

    World Music Day is celebrated annually on June 21. This day was first celebrated as Fete de la Musique in France in 1982.

  • Europe needs a better nuclear deterrent against Putin Jun 20, 2022 05:14 PM IST

    Europe needs a better nuclear deterrent against Putin

    Fears of Russia plus lingering doubts about the US have dredged up old ideas about a European nuclear bomb

  • French election: Emmanuel Macron loses absolute majority in parliament in 'democratic shock' Jun 20, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    French election: Emmanuel Macron loses absolute majority in parliament in 'democratic shock'

    Macron's centrist Ensemble! alliance was set to end up with the most seats, the polls showed, followed by the left-wing Nupes bloc headed by the hard left veteran Jean-Luc Melenchon.

  • Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave Jun 19, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave

    The weekend's soaring temperatures were the peak of a June heatwave in line with scientists' predictions that such phenomena will now strike earlier in the year thanks to global warming

  • Table manners: You can't eat at your desk in France. Here's why Jun 16, 2022 08:27 PM IST

    Table manners: You can't eat at your desk in France. Here's why

    In France, the law separating work from rest (or rather, lunch) dates back to at least 100 years.

  • Learn from France to handle failures- Vaishnaw to startups Jun 15, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Learn from France to handle failures- Vaishnaw to startups

    Union Minister for IT and Telecom Ashwini Vaishnaw stated on Wednesday that Indian companies should adopt the French style of thinking to deal with failures, which will help them produce more durable solutions.

  • Macron fights to save his parliamentary majority and reform agenda Jun 13, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Macron fights to save his parliamentary majority and reform agenda

    Following a strong performance by a new left-wing alliance in the first round of voting, President Emmanuel Macron may lose his outright majority in the French parliament and the ability to push through his economic reform plan with a free hand.

  • Watch: Colombian cyclist punches rival during race, disqualified Jun 11, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    Watch: Colombian cyclist punches rival during race, disqualified

    Juan Sebastian Molano was disqualified from the Criterium de Dauphine Friday after he was caught on camera punching a fellow rider.

  • French overseas voters back Macron a week ahead of legislative election Jun 06, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    French overseas voters back Macron a week ahead of legislative election

    Macron's "Ensemble" alliance won the largest number of votes this weekend in eight of them, while the left-wing coalition NUPES led by leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, was ahead in two.

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