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France observes minute of silence for shooting victims


March 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (IANS) All French schools Tuesday observed a minute of silence in memory of three children and a teacher killed outside a Jewish school in the southwestern French ... 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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Bishop Stortford to end its twinning relationship with foreign cities


December 15th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bishop’s Stortford has decided to end its twinning relationship with two foreign cities. The English town shared cultural links with the German city of Friedberg and the ... Read more...

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G20 must ensure economic growth: Chinese president


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) The G20 should give top priority to maintaining economic growth, said Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday.Hu made the remarks in an interview with the French newspaper ... Read more...

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Lydia Paillard wakes up in hospital after being declared dead


October 21st, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors at a clinic in the French city of Bordeaux misconstrued a 60-year-old’s “lovely sleep” for death.The doctors declared the woman clinically dead and the clinic’s staff ... Read more...

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Protests over pension reform cripple life in France


October 20th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 20 (IANS) The protests by French labour unions against President Nocolas Sarkozy's pension overhaul plan entered its second week Wednesday, thwarting fuel and other supplies and disrupting normal life across ... Read more...

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Missing chef’s body found in the freezer


August 12th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lyon, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman in France has confessed to murdering her boyfriend, who was a former chef and keeping his body in a deep freezer for two years ... Read more...

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Obama Twitter account hacker released by French police


March 25th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): The hacker who broke into US President Barack Obama's Twitter account has been released by the French police.The unemployed 25-year-old was taken into custody after being chased ... Read more...

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Two million people set to see Shroud of Turin


February 18th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Turin (Italy), Feb 18(ANI): Some two million people are expected to view the Holy Shroud of the Cathedral of Turin, the purported burial cloth of Jesus Christ, when it goes on public ... Read more...

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Tears in Cairo as Algeria wins World Cup qualifier


November 19th, 2009 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum/Cairo, Nov 19 (DPA) There were tears on the streets of Cairo Wednesday night as stunned fans shook their heads in disbelief at Algeria's convincing 1-0 victory to qualify for the football ... Read more...

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No sign of guard who made off with 11 million euros in France


November 6th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 6 (DPA) Police in the French city of Lyon were searching Friday for the driver of an armoured van who apparently made off with 11 million euros ($16.4 million) belonging ... Read more...

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One dead, nine injured as stage for Madonna concert collapses


July 17th, 2009 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 17 (DPA) One person was killed and at least nine were injured Thursday in the French city of Marseille when a stage being set up for a Madonna concert ... Read more...

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Yemenia could be banned in Europe, says France


July 3rd, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 3 (DPA) The Yemeni airline Yemenia could be placed on a black list and banned from flying in Europe if it did not improve the condition of its aircraft, French ... Read more...

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Interpol to help identify Air France crash victims


June 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lyon (France), June 9 (DPA) The Interpol said Tuesday it would aid in coordinating international efforts to identify the 228 victims of the June 1 crash of an Air France plane in ... Read more...

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Air France plane experienced technical problems before crash (Lead)


June 6th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 6 (DPA) Signals from the Air France jetliner that vanished over the Atlantic suggest that the aircraft experienced a number of technical breakdowns before it plunged into the sea, ... Read more...

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Obama, Sarkozy warn Iran on nuclear weapons


June 6th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 6 (DPA) US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy Saturday warned Iran not to pursue the development of nuclear weapons. "Iran's possession of nuclear weapons would ... Read more...

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French cannibal killed fellow cellmate, ate one of his lungs


May 28th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): A cannibal prisoner torn open another inmate's chest and ate one of his lungs, prosecutors have alleged.Nicolas Cocaign, 37, is said to have cooked the organ with onions, ... Read more...

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Top ETA leader held in France


April 20th, 2009 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Apil 20 (EFE) A top leader of the Basque terrorist group (ETA) has been arrested by security forces in southeastern France, authorities said Sunday. Jurdan Martitegui Lizaso, who is believed to be ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama, Bruni forced to cancel visit to cancer hospice by rioters


April 5th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): US first lady Michelle Obama and her French counterpart Carla Bruni had to cancel their visit to a cancer hospice due widespread rioting that marred the NATO summit ... Read more...

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Leaders fail to agree on new NATO chief


April 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Baden-Baden (Germany), April 4 (DPA) NATO leaders failed to agree on the appointment of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the alliance's next secretary general during dinner talks in the German ... Read more...

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Obama calls for nuclear-free world


April 3rd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Friday announced he would push for a nuclear-free world at Sunday's summit with the European Union (EU) leaders. "The spread of nuclear weapons, ... Read more...

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Obama lands in Strasbourg for NATO meeting


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama landed in Strasbourg Friday ahead of a NATO summit in the French city. The presidential Air Force One plane landed in France shortly ... Read more...

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US expects NATO to do more in Afghanistan: Clinton


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 3 (DPA) The US expects its NATO allies to contribute more soldiers, trainers and money to the alliance's operations in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said ahead ... Read more...

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Obama, Afghanistan to hold centre stage at NATO summit


April 2nd, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Siegfried Mortkowitz Paris, April 2 (DPA) This week's NATO summit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the alliance's founding is viewed by many participants as a new beginning, featuring a new US ... Read more...

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EU calls to expediate free trade deal with India


March 27th, 2009 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 27 (IANS) The European Parliament has expressed disappointment over the slow pace of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India, EuAsiaNews reported. In a report adopted during a plenary ... Read more...

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Eight injured in shootings at French nursery school


March 20th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (DPA) Eight people were slightly injured Friday when a man began shooting at women coming to pick up their children at a nursery school in the French city of ... Read more...

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Obama set for first visit to Europe


March 6th, 2009 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (DPA) US President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Europe later this month with stops in Britain, France, Germany and the Czech Republic, the White House said ... Read more...

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EU Parliament calls for political solution in Sri Lanka


February 6th, 2009 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 6 (IANS) The capture of Tamil Tiger strongholds by the Sri Lankan army "may constitute a turning point in the crisis" and could pave the way for peace and stability ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid asks fans not to travel to Marseille


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 2 (DPA) Atletico Madrid will not provide tickets to its fans for next week's Champions League away game against Olympique Marseille.The Spanish club Monday asked fans not to travel ... Read more...

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All options open about Olympics boycott: Sarkozy


March 25th, 2008 - 11:22 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Paris, March 25 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday suggested he was prepared to boycott the 2008 Olympic Games because of the Chinese handling of Tibetan protests. "All options (regarding a boycott) ... Read more...

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