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Mexico confident tourism sector will grow


September 20th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's comprehensive tourism plan has laid the basis for spurring the growth of a sector that is increasing by about 4 percent each year, the country's ... Read more...

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29 missing in Italian cruise shipwreck


January 17th, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of people missing in the Italian cruise shipwreck near the coast of Tuscany rose to 29, Tgcom24 television reported citing local port authorities.The ... Read more...

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France, Egypt send planes to Libya to evacuate people


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) France and Egypt sent armed forces' aircraft Tuesday to evacuate their nationals from Libya, after fighter jets bombed parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli where furious anti-government protesters ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s ‘Nazi themed’ immigration plan thrown out by French senate


February 5th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5(ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans for one of the toughest immigration laws in Europe has been thrown out by lawmakers, with one likening it to the Vichy regime in ... Read more...

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Serbian football fans sentenced to jail for 2009 murder of French national


January 26th, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
BELGRADE, SERBIA (BNO NEWS) -- Fifteen Serbian football fans on Tuesday were sentenced to prison for their involvement in the attack that resulted in the death of a French supporter in 2009, ... Read more...

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Osama tape threatens to kill French hostages


January 21st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has issued a new tape threatening to kill all the French nationals it has kept hostages, if France does not withdraw its ... Read more...

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Sarkozy salutes 26/11 victims, hits out at Pakistan (Evening Lead)


December 7th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday paid homage to victims of 26/11 while hitting out at Pakistan, saying terrorist attacks emanating from Pakistani soil need to end and ... Read more...

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France rejects negotiating with Osama bin Laden on Niger hostages


November 20th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie on Friday rejected the demand of negotiating with Osama bin Laden the release of hostages held in the northern region of Africa.In an ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni feared to be on ‘Al Qaeda’s hit list’


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 09 (ANI): Security around France's First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy has been tightened up amid fears that she may be the "priority target" of a terrorist assassination plot.Security services believe ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda ’shopping for arms’ in Africa


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, Nov 2 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda militants are now shopping for arms in Chad in Africa, Algerian intelligence agents have said.Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is using an estimated $100 ... Read more...

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The most hated man in France? (France Diary)


October 31st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranvir Nayar Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) A television caricature programme recently showed French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking his aides, "Why, oh why, am I the most hated man in all of France?"The ... Read more...

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French citizens dissatisfied with Sarkozy


October 25th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy's retirement reform plan has led to a dramatic drop in his public approval rating, with around 70 percent of the people saying they ... Read more...

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Robert Redford Conferred The Knight Of The Legion Of Honor By French President


October 15th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Robert Redford added another feather on his cap on Thursday at the 74 year old actor received the highest honors of France - the Legion ... Read more...

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US citizen held in Spain for funding Al Qaeda


September 30th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Sep 30 (IANS/AKI) A US citizen was arrested in this Spanish city for sending money to Al Qaeda's North African branch, police said.Mohamed Omar Debhi, who is of Algerian descent, is ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda claims kidnapping seven foreigners in Niger


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Niamey (Niger), Sep 22 (IANS/AKI) Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility for last week's abduction of seven foreigners, including five French citizens in Niger, a media report said. "In announcing ... Read more...

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French Senate approves the burqua ban by 246 to 1 votes


September 15th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The French Senate has voted to accept a new law that prohibits the wearing of any veil that conceals the face. The ban includes the Muslim burqa, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Burqua Ban Finds Support In French Senate


September 15th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The members of the French Senate got together and imposed the burqua ban on Tuesday thus becoming the first country in Europe to ban ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda vows to kill more French in north Africa


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 2 (DPA) The north African offshoot of Al Qaeda will kill more French citizens, a jailed senior leader vowed in remarks published Monday, following last week's execution by the ... Read more...

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France Approves Burqa Ban


July 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday, the lower house of French Parliament voted in favor of banning the burqa, the full veil of women which covers face and body. The vote ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bastille Day Celebrations Without Fireworks But Parade


July 14th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bastille day, the French national holiday is celebrated every year on July 14, 2010 which marks the birth of La Republique. The Bastille Day celebration is ... Read more...

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Prostitutes give a thumbs-down to French brothel opening proposal


May 13th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A French lawmaker has suggested reopening brothels, outlawed in France since 1946, in order to protect prostitutes from predatory pimps and exploitation. But the sex workers have refused."All ... Read more...

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Spanish drug ring smuggled hashish underneath sleeping babies


August 26th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 26 (DPA) Spanish police have dismantled one of the country's most active drug rings, which smuggled hashish in prams with sleeping babies inside, police said Wednesday. The suspects tried to introduce ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Debris is from missing Air France jet


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Brasilia, June 3 (ANI): Plane wreckage spotted by Brazilian jets is from the Air France airliner that vanished over the Atlantic Ocean, it has been confirmed.Brazil's defence minister Nelson Jobim said the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Somali pirates fail to hijack U.S. ship


April 15th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Somali pirates attacked the U.S. flagged cargo ship The Liberty Sun on Tuesday but failed to hijack it, a NATO official told BNO News.The bulk carrier, which was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hostages held by pirates off Somalia freed: France


April 11th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, April 11 (DPA) As many as 30 hostages held by Somali pirates have been freed, the Elysee Palace in Paris said Friday. Pirates off the coast of Somalia seized the 22 ... Read more...

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