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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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Deported French nationals had no Maoist links, says NGO


April 24th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) The 10 French nationals, who were deported from Bihar for allegedly violating visa conditions, had nothing to do with Maoists, claimed an NGO that is ... Read more...

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France rules out military intervention in Mali


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 3 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Mali following a coup there, and called on French nationals to leave ... Read more...

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Entertainment and morals dont mix: Kalki Koechlin (Interview)


February 12th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Known for her unconventional choice of scripts, Kalki Koechlin says it's time Bollywood filmmakers sat back and got the idea of commercial cinema right. ... Read more...

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Protests at Russian embassy in Paris


December 9th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 100 people protested outside the Russian embassy in Paris against alleged electoral fraud in the Dec 4 parliamentary elections.The demonstrators, holding slogans in ... Read more...

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Two French nationals abducted in Mali


November 25th, 2011 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 25 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has confirmed that two French geologists have been kidnapped in northwest African nation Mali."Two French were abducted in Mali in conditions ... Read more...

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These French nationals yearn for Indian recognition


September 21st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Their ancestors were taken to the French territories of Guadeloupe and Reunion Island over a hundred years ago. But these French nationals of Indian descent ... Read more...

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In touch with France on Indian’s terror link: Chidambaram


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) With France arresting an Indian national over terror links, India Monday said it was in touch with the French authorities to obtain details, but ... Read more...

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‘Indian Al Qaeda activist arrested in France was SIMI man’


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An Indian engineer arrested in France for his suspected terror links with Al Qaeda was being watched in this country as he has been ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases video of French hostages


April 27th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 27 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda has released a video of four French nationals kidnapped in Niger last year and kept hostage till now. In the video, the hostages urge ... Read more...

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Two French terror suspects held in Lahore


April 15th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Two French nationals suspected of belonging to an international terror group were arrested in Lahore late Thursday, officials said.The two are suspected of being part of ... 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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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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Paris airport evacuated over suspected explosive


January 25th, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 25 (IANS) An airport in Paris was briefly evacuated Monday after authorities received a report of suspected explosive, police said.A bomb disposal expert was called to a terminal at the ... 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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French fugitive couple shot dead in southwest South Africa


January 21st, 2011 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- A French couple on Thursday were shot dead at a farm in southwest South Africa, the couple were fugitives wanted for killing a police officer.According to ... Read more...

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Sarkozy honours two hotel executives for 26/11 bravery


December 7th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday presented medals to two executives of the Taj and Oberoi hotels whose courage and dedication helped save a large number of lives ... Read more...

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Terror originating from Pakistan unacceptable to world: Sarkozy (Second Lead)


December 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Promising to be with India to ensure justice in 26/11, French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said New Delhi had shown remarkable restraint after the attack. He emphasized ... Read more...

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Terror from Pakistan not acceptable: Sarkozy (Lead)


December 7th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said it was unacceptable that terrorist attacks originate in Pakistan and the 26/11 strike in Mumbai proved terrorism is "nothing but criminal ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to arrive Saturday on four-day visit


November 30th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy, accompanied by his wife Carla Bruni, will be arriving Dec 4 for a four-day visit, during which India and France are likely ... Read more...

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2002 Karachi attack on French engineers contributed to further suicide blasts in Pak?


November 20th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The Karachi suicide attack on French naval engineers on May 8, 2002- allegedly in retaliation against the cancelling of commissions for one of the France-Pak arms deals- could ... Read more...

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Five French nationals abducted in Niger


September 17th, 2010 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Five French nationals have been abducted in Niger, France's foreign ministry has said. "According to our information, seven people, including five French employees of Areva and Satom companies were ... Read more...

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Death toll reaches 165 in Leh, 81 foreign tourists rescued


August 9th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug 9 (ANI): Rescue and relief efforts were on in full swing in flashfloods devastated Leh.At least 81 foreign tourists and six tour guides were rescued by the Air Force from ... Read more...

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Relentless rescue efforts by IAF continues for fourth day at Leh


August 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug 9 (ANI): Six Cheetah helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) undertook more than 60 sorties to evacuate 90 people from Skyu in Zanskar valley on Monday in the cloudburst-hit ... Read more...

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First plane leaves Beirut after volcanic ash disruption


April 19th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 19 (DPA) An Air France plane headed Monday from Beirut to Nice, thus becoming the first aircraft to travel from Lebanon to France since passenger traffic was stopped due to ... Read more...

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Ethiopian airliner crashes off Lebanon, four bodies found (Fourth Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 25 (DPA) Four bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down off the coast of Lebanon early Monday with 90 people on ... Read more...

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Four bodies found at Lebanon air crash site (Third Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 25 (DPA) Four bodies have been recovered from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down off the coast of Lebanon early Monday with 90 people on ... Read more...

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Haiti earthquake: 200 missing in Hotel Montana collapse


January 13th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A very popular hotel in the Haiti capital collapsed due to the massive earthquake. Hotel Montana collapsed and around 200 people are missing.A French minister said ... Read more...

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France seeks more students from India


December 11th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 11 (IANS) French Ambassador to India Jerome Bonnafont Friday said his country was looking forward to getting more students from India to study there. "We want to triple the number of ... Read more...

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Foreigners’ link with Sanatan Sanstha being probed: Goa police


October 19th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) The Goa police are probing a dozen foreigners, including three French nationals, who have been found illegally residing in the Sanatan Sanstha ashram premises, a senior police official ... Read more...

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Kerala triggers interest at French tourism fair


September 25th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) Kerala, which for the first time is participating at the International French Tourism Mart (IFTM) Top Resa in Paris that concludes Friday, has received 47 industry-related queries, the ... Read more...

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Hopes dwindle for more Yemenia air crash survivors


July 1st, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 1 (DPA) Hopes dwindled Wednesday for finding any more survivors of the Yemenia Air plane crash off the Comoros Islands, as rescue teams continued to scour the seas for more ... Read more...

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Bodies of Yemen Airways crash victims spotted (Second Lead)


June 30th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), June 30 (DPA) Eyewitnesses have spotted bodies and an oil slick in waters near the Comoros Islands following the crash of a Yemen Airways flight with 153 people on board ... Read more...

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Mourning begins for Air France crash victims (Lead)


June 3rd, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy came to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Wednesday for a multi-denominational service commemorating the 228 victims of Monday's crash of an Air France jetliner. Sarkozy ... Read more...

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French men charged with planning terror attacks


May 12th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bari (Italy)/Paris, May 12 (DPA) Two French nationals have been charged by Italian police with leading an Al Qaeda terrorist cell and planning attacks in Paris and in Britain, the Italian news ... Read more...

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