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  • Two years on, Notre-Dame awaits long path to pre-fire glory Apr 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Two years on, Notre-Dame awaits long path to pre-fire glory

    The aim is to celebrate the first full service in the restored cathedral on April 15, 2024, despite delays caused by the pandemic and the lead that filtered out during the blaze.

  • France starts giving COVID-19 shots in national sports stadium Apr 06, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    France starts giving COVID-19 shots in national sports stadium

    Queues of people snaked around the concourse, but where under usual circumstances they would have been lining up for a sports event, on Tuesday they were waiting for their jabs as part of a French bid to speed up its vaccination programme.

  • Three more Rafale jets to arrive in India on March 31, UAE to provide mid-air refuelling: Report Mar 29, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Three more Rafale jets to arrive in India on March 31, UAE to provide mid-air refuelling: Report

    After landing in India, the jets would be flown to Ambala, where they would be joining the Golden Arrows Squadron, as per the report.

  • IAF to receive 10 Rafale fighter planes by April-end: Report Mar 29, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    IAF to receive 10 Rafale fighter planes by April-end: Report

    The aircraft would be stationed in Ambala and some would be later sent to Hashimara.

  • COVID-19 update | France's President Emmanuel Macron defends no-lockdown policy Mar 26, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | France's President Emmanuel Macron defends no-lockdown policy

    Emmanuel Macron's government has stressed the importance of keeping children in school and businesses afloat as the pandemic stretches into a second year.

  • Ban by French government on halal slaughter of chicken is false Mar 22, 2021 01:15 AM IST

    Ban by French government on halal slaughter of chicken is false

    According to the report, the new rule says the Islamic slaughter of poultry animals will be banned in France as of July 2021.

  • France recommends AstraZeneca jab for over-55s only Mar 19, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    France recommends AstraZeneca jab for over-55s only

    The France regulator said the recommendation was based on the fact that the reported blood clots, which prompted the vaccine's suspension in France and other European countries, had been seen only in recipients aged under 55.

  • French PM announces limited COVID-19 lockdown for Paris Mar 19, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    French PM announces limited COVID-19 lockdown for Paris

    "We are adopting a third way, a way that should allow braking (of the epidemic) without locking (people) up," French Prime Minister Jean Castex told reporters.

  • Next-level lockdown: Six weeks underground in French cave Mar 18, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Next-level lockdown: Six weeks underground in French cave

    Since Sunday night, 15 men and women are living in the vast Lombrives cave in the Pyrenees mountains south of Toulouse for an experiment dubbed "Deep Time," led by the French-Swiss explorer Christian Clot.

  • French Actress Corinne Masiero protests naked at Cesar Awards Mar 13, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    French Actress Corinne Masiero protests naked at Cesar Awards

    On the stage, Corinne Masiero stripped down to a faux gore-soaked gown and, finally, fully undressing altogether on stage to reveal the message 'No culture, no future' written across her torso.

  • Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt Mar 05, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt

    Greenpeace said that the stunt was carried out to raise awareness on “greenwashing” of climate change and environmental regulation.

  • Exclusive | France said to be looking to secure Bharat Biotech COVID-19 vaccine Mar 03, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Exclusive | France said to be looking to secure Bharat Biotech COVID-19 vaccine

    With less than 5 percent of its population inoculated so far, the Emmanuel Macron government is under tremendous pressure to secure more vaccines. Covaxin could likely be a beneficiary.

  • Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail Mar 01, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

    The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.

  • Euro economy shrank at end of 2020 under pandemic's weight Feb 02, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    Euro economy shrank at end of 2020 under pandemic's weight

    That consolation in official figures released Tuesday couldn't erase a gloomier outlook for this year, as the 19 countries that use the euro are expected to lag China and the US in bouncing back from the worst of the pandemic.

  • India working on 5th-gen fighter, some 6th-gen capabilities will be incorporated in it: IAF Chief Bhadauria Jan 23, 2021 10:39 PM IST

    India working on 5th-gen fighter, some 6th-gen capabilities will be incorporated in it: IAF Chief Bhadauria

    Bhadauria said IAF has initiated a fifth-generation fighter aircraft programme with the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and plans to incorporate some sixth-generation capabilities in it as well.

  • Rafale jets of Indian & French air forces conduct complex maneuvers as part of mega drill Jan 21, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Rafale jets of Indian & French air forces conduct complex maneuvers as part of mega drill

    The exercise, that began on Wednesday, is taking place at a time the IAF has been keeping all its frontline bases across the country in a high-state of operational readiness in view of the Sino-India border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

  • Google signs deal on copyright payments to French press Jan 21, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    Google signs deal on copyright payments to French press

    The accord signed with the APIG alliance of French dailies involves "neighbouring rights," which call for payment for showing news content with internet searches, a joint statement said.

  • Indian, French air forces to conduct 5-day joint military drill around Jodhpur from January 20 Jan 18, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Indian, French air forces to conduct 5-day joint military drill around Jodhpur from January 20

    The French and Indian air forces have been conducting the Garuda exercises for the last several years as part of efforts to boost operational cooperation.

  • Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony Jan 18, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

    The country famed for its cuisine saw restaurants shut for large parts of last year during what was one of Europe's harshest lockdowns, while strict curfews disrupted the dinner service.

  • British PM Johnson's father applying for French citizenship Dec 31, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    British PM Johnson's father applying for French citizenship

    Stanley Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament who voted Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum, told RTL radio he wanted to become a French citizen because of strong family links to France.

  • French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98: Family Dec 29, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98: Family

    Pierre Cardin, who was born to a low-income family in northern Italy but became a France-based fashion superstar, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of Paris, his family said.

  • Despite hi-tech advances, many Europeans wary of taking COVID shot Dec 27, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    Despite hi-tech advances, many Europeans wary of taking COVID shot

    But surveys have pointed to high levels of hesitancy towards inoculation in countries from France to Poland, with many used to vaccines taking decades to develop, not just months.

  • French champagne makers toast post-Brexit deal with thirsty Brits Dec 27, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    French champagne makers toast post-Brexit deal with thirsty Brits

    Joseph Perrier, which sells around 20 percent of its 800,000 bottles per year to Britain, does not have the scale to absorb the kind of blow a no-deal would have dealt to its business.

  • French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon Dec 26, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

    Former auto executive Ghosn, who is a Lebanese, Brazilian and French national, fled Japan in a dramatic escape that drew headlines last year, arriving in Lebanon on December 30, 2019.

  • First case of new COVID variant found in France as cases rise Dec 26, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    First case of new COVID variant found in France as cases rise

    The French health ministry said a Frenchman who recently arrived back in France from London had tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus.

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