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Syria’s Assad not ready to stand down


July 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Friday denied reports that said President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to leave office "in an orderly way".A statement on Syrian state television said ... Read more...

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Adele to release new single


April 4th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) British singer Adele who triumphed in the Grammy awards is planning to release a new single by the end of this year."There will be a ... 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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Marg Helgenberger says that Justin Bieber was a brat during filming the CSI show


May 9th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Justin Bieber proved to be a “brat” when he made guest appearance on the show “CSI,” Marg Helgenberger says. Marg was however full of praise for ... 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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Tony Parker admits divorce from Eva Longoria was ‘hard’


February 13th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 13 (ANI): Tony Parker has finally spoken about his recent divorce from Eva Longoria.In an interview with a French radio station, he said he'd been working toward moving on ... Read more...

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Shakira honoured at NRJ Music Awards


January 24th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Colombian superstar Shakira was named International Female Artist of the Year at the NRJ Music Awards in France on Saturday.The singer also received the International Song of ... Read more...

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France film director Claude Chabrol dies at 80


September 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): One of France's best-known film directors, Claude Chabrol, who has made more than 50 films during his career, has died at the age of 80.Chabrol is best known ... Read more...

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French football federation head resigns after World Cup fiasco


June 28th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 28 (DPA) The head of France's governing football body, the French Football Federation (FFF), announced his resignation Monday in the wake of the humiliating performance of the national team in ... Read more...

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Woody Allen defends Roman Polanski


May 17th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Woody Allen has defended filmmaker Roman Polanski - insisting that the director has already 'suffered' in relation to his ongoing child sex case.Polanski is currently under house arrest ... Read more...

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Africa Cup of Nations starts as confusion continues


January 11th, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
Luanda, Jan 11 (DPA) As the Africa Cup of Nations opened Sunday in the Angolan capital of Luanda, confusion remained whether Togo would honour their opening Group B fixture in Cabinda Monday ... Read more...

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Confusion continues over Togo’s participation


January 10th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Luanda, Jan 10 (DPA) Confusion continued to prevail Sunday as to whether Togo will take part in the Africa Cup of Nations soccer in the wake of a terror attack on the ... Read more...

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Togo withdraws from football tourney after terror attack (Lead)


January 10th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Luanda, Jan 9 (DPA) Togo withdrew from the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament Saturday following a terror attack on the team bus that left the driver dead and at least two ... Read more...

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Britain deserves punch in the mouth: says Iranian foreign minister


December 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): The Iranian government has blamed Britain for the bloody protests sweeping across the country, saying that London deserved a "punch in the mouth" for its role as the ... Read more...

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French constitutional body nixes carbon tax


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 30 (DPA) France's Constitutional Council ruled that a planned carbon tax cannot come into force as it includes too many exemptions. The tax, which was planned to enter into effect Jan ... Read more...

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Roman Polanski set to file ‘very significant’ bail offer


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Roman Polanski may pay out a "very, very significant" amount of cash to get bail, according to his lawyer.The 'Rosemary's Baby' director was taken into custody in Switzerland ... 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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Plane with 150 on board crashes in Comoros


June 30th, 2009 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 30 (DPA) A Yemenia Air plane with 150 people on board crashed in the Indian Ocean island of Comoros early Tuesday, French radio station RFI reported. It was unclear whether there ... Read more...

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Gasquet says he may have picked up cocaine traces at Miami party


June 5th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 5 (DPA) Richard Gasquet, facing a two-year ban after testing positive at the Miami Masters, said Friday he might have come into contact with cocaine at a party before the ... Read more...

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French airliner missing off Brazil (Lead)


June 1st, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 1 (DPA) An Air France airliner with 228 people on board has gone missing off Brazil, French media reports said Monday. They said the Airbus 330 was on a flight to ... Read more...

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Ferguson dismisses talks of Ronaldo moving to Real Madrid


April 20th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson has labelled former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon "a dinosaur", and dismissed further Spanish talk of his ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo moving there in ... Read more...

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Guinea-Bissau president killed: Reports (Lead)


March 2nd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon/Nairobi, March 2 (DPA) Guinea-Bissau President Bernardo "Nino" Vieira was shot dead in the capital Bissau, the assassination coming on the heels of the killing Sunday evening of army chief Batista Tagme ... Read more...

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Putin wanted Georgian President Saakashvili to be hanged by the balls


November 14th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy saved the President of Georgia from being hanged by the balls a threat made last summer by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.According ... Read more...

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French government to look into bank’s $804-mn loss


October 17th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 17 (DPA) French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has asked the government's bank oversight authority to look into the country's second-largest banking group, Caisse d'Epargne, after it announced a loss of ... 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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12 dead in bomb attack in Algeria


August 19th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers/Paris, Aug 19 (DPA) At least 12 people, including 11 security officials, were killed when suspected Islamist terrorists attacked a military convoy near the coastal town of Skikda, 350 km east of ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair told Carla Bruni to keep on singing


July 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Carla Bruni-Sarkozy reveals that it was advice from Cherie Blair that helped make up her mind about whether or not to complete her new album.The French First ... 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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Ukraine, US sign cooperation roadmap


April 2nd, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Kiev, April 2 (RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian and US presidents have signed a roadmap on bilateral cooperation, laying the foundation for a free trade zone between the two countries, the Ukrainian ... 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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Sarkozy, Bruni tie knot, claims French radio


February 2nd, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Feb 2 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday married his new lady love, Carla Bruni at his official Elysee Palace residence, according to French radio station RTL.A spokesman at Sarkozy's ... Read more...

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Britney Spears latest album wins French award


January 28th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 28 (ANI): Amidst all the negative publicity this year, Britney Spears might be on top of the world with her latest album being honoured by French radio listeners.The pop-wrecks ... 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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