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French hostage in Somalia alive: Minister


July 14th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (IANS) A French intelligence agent who was taken hostage in Somalia three years ago is still alive, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said.According to Xinhua, ... Read more...

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Four die in shooting outside school in France (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 19 (IANS) Three children and an adult were shot dead Monday when a gunman went on a killing spree outside a Jewish school in the southwestern French city ... Read more...

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Three killed in French school shooting (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 19 (IANS) Three people, including two students, were killed and two injured Monday when a gunman went on a shooting spree outside a Jewish school in the southwestern ... Read more...

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French police detain former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was detained overnight by the French police in connection with investigation into alleged illegal sex ring. Strauss presented himself to investigators in ... Read more...

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French weekly firebombed over Prophet Mohammed issue


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) The office of French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris was destroyed in a petrol-bomb attack early Wednesday, a day after it named Prophet Mohammed as its ... Read more...

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With Gaddafi gone, NATO operations can end: France


October 21st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 21 (IANS) NATO's military operations in Libya can end, now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Friday."I think the military operation is finished, ... Read more...

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Gerard Depardieu creates a controversy by urinating in plane’s aisle


August 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Green Card" actor Gerard Depardieu got into controversy on Tuesday when he urinated in the aisle of an Air France flight. The famous French actor reportedly demanded ... Read more...

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France to invite Palestine, Israel for peace talks


July 6th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 6 (IANS) France plans to invite Palestinian and Israeli leaders for peace talks scheduled for September in Paris, a media report said.France is eager to generate a concrete ... Read more...

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Sarkozy promises to intensify air strikes in Libya


April 21st, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 21 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to intensify raids against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and to back rebels and protect civilians.In an meeting ... Read more...

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French Chess Federation suspends three top players for cheating


March 26th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Mar. 26 (ANI): Three French chess players have been suspended from the national team for cheating.Sebastian Feller, 20, Cyril Marzolo, 32, and French captain Arnaud Hauchard, 39, were suspended by their ... Read more...

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John Galliano to sue couple accusing him of making Asian slurs


February 27th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 27 (ANI): John Galliano's lawyer has said that he will file a defamation lawsuit against the couple accusing him of making anti-Semitic remarks.The British fashion icon is planning to ... Read more...

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French MEP Rachida Dati confuses fellatio with inflation


September 27th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): French politician Rachida Dati has had to issue an apology after she made an embarrassing blunder by confusing fellatio with inflation.Dati, 44, a former Justice Minister, who ... Read more...

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Tough times ahead for Ribery and Benzema over sex charge


July 21st, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 21 (DPA) Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema face a difficult future as fans and one of the top names in French football deserted the players after they were placed ... Read more...

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French woman fined for driving while wearing Islamic veil


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (DPA) A French woman who was driving while wearing an Islamic full-body veil was stopped by police in the city of Nantes and fined 22 euro ($29), Europe 1 ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni calms storm over marriage crisis rumours


April 8th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Carla Bruni gave an impromptu radio interview in a bid to dismiss rumours that her marriage with French President Nicolas Sarkozy has hit rock bottom.The First Lady's interview ... Read more...

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Eurostar nightmare ends as first train in days leaves Paris


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 22 (DPA) The three-day shutdown of the Eurostar rail service linking Paris and London ended early Tuesday as a train once again left the French capital for the Channel Tunnel ... Read more...

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French World Cup winning coach says Domenech must go


November 27th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 27 (DPA) The man who coached France to its first World Cup win in 1998, Aime Jacquet, has fiercely criticized the current manager, saying in comments published Friday that ... Read more...

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Four million Italians living abroad: Report


November 20th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS/AKI) Almost four million Italians are living abroad, according to a new report released Thursday. The Migrantes Foundation said that there were 3.91 million Italian citizens living outside the ... Read more...

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Polanski may return to US to face charges, says lawyer


October 21st, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 21 (DPA) Film director Roman Polanski, jailed in Switzerland, may consent to go to the United States to face a 32-year-old sex charge if the extradition procedure drags on, one ... Read more...

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Polanski to fight extradition to US (Second Lead)


September 28th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 28 (DPA) Film director Roman Polanski, jailed in Switzerland on an American arrest warrant, will fight extradition to the United States, his French attorney said Monday. The 76-year-old Polanski "has rejected ... Read more...

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Air France update : Bomb threat received


June 3rd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
It has been revealed that air France received a telephone bomb threat just days before Air France flight AF447 disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday night. Officials at Argentina’s Buenos Aires’ ... Read more...

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Terrorism a possible cause for AF447 death plunge


June 2nd, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
French Defense Minister Herve Morin has said an act of terrorism cannot be ruled out in the disappearance and presumed crash of Air France flight AF447. Morin told Europe 1 radio, "we ... Read more...

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Downed Air France AF447 debris found


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian military aircraft have sighted debris from missing Air France flight AF447 650 km (400 miles) north of the islands of Fernando de Noronha off Brazil's northern coast. The debris, comprising metal ... Read more...

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Wreckage found in search area for missing Air France plane (Third Lead)


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo/Paris, June 2 (DPA) Wreckage has been found in the Atlantic Ocean possibly from the Air France plane that disappeared Monday with 228 people on board, a spokesman for the ... Read more...

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Sanctions against Russia not on agenda: France


September 1st, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 1 (DPA) French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has said that sanction against Russia is not on the agenda for Monday's European Union (EU) emergency summit in Brussels. Fillon instead called ... Read more...

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Russia may destabilise other countries too: Kouchner


August 27th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (DPA) French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner voiced fears Wednesday that Russia might destabilise other countries after it recognised two Georgian breakaway regions.Russian President Dmitry Medvedev formally recognised Tuesday the ... Read more...

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Jolies doctor felt pressure during twins delivery


July 15th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): The doctor who delivered Angelina Jolies twins admits that he was nervous before the birth.Talking to Europe 1 radio, Dr Michel Sussmann replied in the affirmative when ... Read more...

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Sluggish work output, over-reliance on oil threats to Gulf economy


June 12th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 12 (IANS) Over-reliance on oil and gas and sluggish productivity are posing a serious threat to the economic expansion of the Gulf, according to a new report. According to the ... Read more...

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French talks with Hamas not appropriate: US


May 20th, 2008 - 7:53 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 20 (DPA) The US said Monday that holding talks with Hamas was not wise or appropriate after the French government confirmed that it had established contact with the Palestinian militants. ... Read more...

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Cod was traded extraordinary distances across Europe 1,000 years ago


May 5th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Archaeologists and scientists have revealed that about 1,000 years ago, cod was traded extraordinary distances across Europe, from the Norwegian Arctic to England and the Baltic.According to ... Read more...

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Worst of food riot is not over: IMF


April 18th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, April 18 (DPA) The worst of the instability and rioting caused by the skyrocketing price of staple foods may yet come, International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French ... Read more...

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Chad president accuses Sudan of supporting rebels


February 16th, 2008 - 1:34 am ICT by admin
DPA Paris, Feb 7 (DPA) Chadian President Idriss Deby Thursday told a French radio station that the Sudanese regime had supported the rebel groups which tried to bring down his government this week. ... Read more...

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France to forward aid workers’ pardon plea to Chad


February 16th, 2008 - 1:33 am ICT by admin
DPA Paris, Feb 7 (DPA) The French government would transmit a request to the government of Chad to pardon six French aid workers convicted of kidnapping 103 children, the spokesman for President Nicolas ... Read more...

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Miss France asked to hand back crown over provocative snaps


December 22nd, 2007 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec 22 (ANI): The president of the Miss France beauty pageant has asked the winner of the 2008 competition to return her crown after a magazine published suggestive photographs of the ... Read more...

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