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Italy foreign ministry summons French ambassador over migrant remarks

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ROME: Italy’s foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned the French ambassador following sharp criticism by Paris of Rome’s refusal to take in more than 600 migrants stranded aboard the rescue ship Aquarius in the Mediterranean. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the decision, saying that under international law Italy should have taken the migrants in. Rome responded […]

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Railway employee arrested for molesting French national

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Railway employee arrested for molesting French national

[India], Jun 12 (ANI): A railway employee was arrested from West Bengal’s Burdawan over a complaint of molestation by a French national. Arshad Hussain, who is a resident of Jharkhand, while getting off the train offered his seat to the French lady who was standing at the door. The accused showed the empty seat to […]

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French foreign minister: Iran’s uranium enrichment plans are close to the ‘red line’

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

PARIS: Iran’s declaration that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart risks sailing close to the “red line,” France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if the nuclear agreement collapsed after […]

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France to offer refugees 400 hours of French lessons

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

PARIS: France is to double the number of French lessons it offers to refugees to 400 hours in order to help them integrate, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday. The extra lessons are part of immigration reforms under President Emmanuel Macron intended to balance swifter deportation of rejected asylum seekers with better support for those […]

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Djokovic in French Open quarters for 9th year in a row

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Paris, June 4 (IANS) Serbia’s Tennis star Novak Djokovic defeated Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2, thus advancing to the French Open quarterfinals for the ninth year in a row. He’s won the title only once. Djokovic, a former World No. 1, needed two hours and 25 minutes to get into the French Open last-8 […]

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Explosion at US-French base in northern Syria

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

RAQQAH, Syria/ANKARA : A military base hosting American and French troops in northern Syria’s Ain Issa town was hit by an explosion on Sunday night, according to local sources in Raqqah on Monday. Ain Issa in northern Raqqah is under the control of the YPG/PKK terror group, the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due […]

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French FinMin warns U.S. against “dangerous”, “unjustified” metal tariffs

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

PARIS, May 31 (Xinhua) — French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire on Thursday warned Washington that European countries will take all necessary and firm measures if it imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe. “It will be the responsibility of the United States alone if they will increase steel tariffs without any justification, any […]

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‘Hero’ Malian migrant granted French citizenship

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

PARIS: A Malian migrant hailed as a hero in France after rescuing a child from falling from a fourth-floor balcony was awarded French citizenship on Monday in honor of his bravery. A video of Mamoudou Gassama’s spectacular rescue went viral on social media and has been viewed millions of times. The footage shows Gassama, 22, single-handedly […]

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UN: French anti-terror laws risk marginalizing Muslims

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GENEVA: A UN human rights expert on Friday raised concerns about possible effects of France’s new anti-terrorism laws on fundamental human rights, especially for the country’s Muslims. “These laws may disproportionately affect, stigmatize and further marginalize citizens of the Muslim faith,” said Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN’s special rapporteur on the protection of human rights while countering […]

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French court approves Roland Garros stadium expansion

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Paris, May 25 (IANS) A French court once again backed a project to expand the Roland Garros stadium and facilities, the venue of the French Open. The project sparked controversy as it affects the space dedicated to the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil, a botanical garden set within a major greenhouse complex and registered as a natural […]

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