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Ligue 1 2020/21 season to begin on August 22
Paris, July 10 (IANS) The 2020/21 season of the French Ligue 1 will start on August 22 and will conclude on May 23 next year, the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced on Friday. Lorient host Strasbourg on the opening weekend, while Lens are on the road at Nice.
2020-07-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Notre Dame spire will be restored to original design
Paris, July 10 (IANS) The spire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design, the Elysee Palace announced on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: International, France,Politics
African Athletics boss eyes future development after COVID-19 pandemic
Paris, July 9 (IANS) African Athletics Confederation (CAA) President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the sport in Africa, adding that they are working to ensure that sport in Africa can survive similar disasters in the future.
2020-07-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
France unveils reshuffled govt
Paris, July 7 (IANS) The French presidency has unveiled a reshuffled government of mixed profiles with old and new faces to embark on a new path that President Emmanuel Macron pledged for the country's reconstruction in his remaining two years in office.
2020-07-07
Category: International, France,Politics
French Open director feels overconfidence led to Adria Open fiasco
Paris, July 6 (IANS) French Open tournament director Guy Forget trained his guns towards World No.1 Novak Djokovic and other tennis stars who took part in the Adria Open last month.
2020-07-06
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Louvre reopens in Paris for 1st time since March
Paris, July 6 (IANS) The iconic Louvre museum in Paris reopened on Monday after its closure nearly four months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-06
Category: International, France,Politics
Ex-French PM faces probe into COVID-19 response
Paris, July 4 (IANS) A French court has launched an inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, focusing mainly on three senior figures, including former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, following complaints from unions and doctors.
2020-07-04
Category: International, France,Politics
French PM Edouard Philippe, government resign
Paris, July 3 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presented the demission of the government to President Emmanuel Macron, the French presidential palace announced on Friday morning.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Politics
Portuguese Paulo Sousa quits as Bordeaux's coach
Paris, July 3 (IANS) Paulo Sousa has chosen to end the spell as coach of French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France expressses concern over tense situation in Libya
Paris, July 3 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has expressed his country's concern over the current tense situation in Libya, stressing importance of Libya's security and stability.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Politics
World Athletics freeze two Russia panels over unpaid fine
Paris, July 3 (IANS) World Athletics has announced that it will stand down both the Doping Review Board (DRB) and the Russian Taskforce as it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), nor any information on when the money may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the federation, the deadline of which was July 1.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
French govt confirms massive job cuts at flag carrier
Paris, July 2 (IANS) The French government has confirmed that flag carrier, Air France would cut nearly 7,600 posts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on the airline to make as few compulsory redundancies as possible.
2020-07-02
Category: International, France,Politics
Covid adaptation: Airbus plans to reduce around 15,000 jobs
Toulouse (France), July 1 (IANS) Aeronautics, space and related services major Airbus plans to adapt its global workforce as it resizes its commercial aircraft activity in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-07-01
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Macron pledges $16bn to bolster ecological conversion
Paris, June 30 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has announced an investment package worth 15 billion euros ($16 billion) over the next two years to accelerate a switch to a more environment-friendly economic model.
2020-06-30
Category: International, France,Politics
Silva, Choupo-Moting & Rico extend contracts at PSG
Paris, June 30 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have announced that Thiago Silva, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Sergio Rico have extended their contracts with the club until the end of the season.
2020-06-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Greens score gains in 2nd round of French local polls
Paris, June 29 (IANS) France's Green party and its left-wing allies have made significant gains in the second and final round of municipal elections, while President Emmanuel Macron's centrist The Republic on the Move (LERM) failed to gain a strong foothold.
2020-06-29
Category: International, France,Politics
France says no link between origin of COVID-19, Wuhan lab
Paris, June 29 (IANS) France has recently announced that it does not have information to corroborate a possible link between the origin of the novel coronavirus and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
2020-06-29
Category: International, France,Politics
Voting on for French local elections
Paris, June 28 (IANS) Polling stations across more than 4,600 French towns opened on Sunday for the second round of the local elections, which were delayed three months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Diamond League announces updates to 2020 calendar
Paris, June 27 (IANS) The Diamond League has announced further alterations to its provisional 2020 calendar, with the cancellation of two meetings and a further event pushed back until the autumn.
2020-06-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Macron, Putin have 'in-depth substantial exchange'
Paris, June 27 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had an "in-depth substantial exchange" during a video call, the Elysee Palace here said.
2020-06-27
Category: International, France,Politics
Paris Orly Airport reopens after 3-month shutdown
Paris, June 27 (IANS) The Paris Orly Airport has reopened with limited service after nearly three months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-27
Category: International, France,Politics
French football to return in late July with two Cup finals
Paris, June 27 (IANS) Two Cup finals will take place on two consecutive Fridays in late July, the French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed, which marks the return of football in the country from the suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
World Athletics launches 'Road to Tokyo' qualification tracking tool
Paris, June 26 (IANS) World Athletics has launched 'Road to Tokyo', an online tool to track the qualification process for next year's Olympic Games.
2020-06-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Eiffel Tower reopens after three months
Paris, June 25 (IANS) The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris reopened on Thursday to visitors after a three-month closure, the longest since World War Two, due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-06-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Atos to acquire cyber security firm Paladion
Paris, June 24 (IANS) European IT consulting company Atos on Wednesday announced to acquire Paladion, a US-based global provider of managed security services, for an undisclosed sum to enhance its global cybersecurity services.
2020-06-24
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Technology
France enters new phase of de-confinement
Paris, June 23 (IANS) France entered a new phase of de-confinement with more measures to ease the coronavirus lockdown regarding schools and cinemas.
2020-06-23
Category: International, France,Politics
COVID-19: 193 athletes offered grants from Athlete Welfare Fund
Paris, June 22 (IANS) World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation (IAF) have announced that 193 athletes from 58 member federations will be offered one-time grants of $3000 through an Athlete Welfare Fund announced in April to help support professional athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: France to re-open stadiums for fans, up to 5,000 allowed
Paris, June 20 (IANS) Stadiums in France will re-open for fans from July 11 as the country continues to lift coronavirus restrictions, a BBC report said.
2020-06-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Google loses appeal against $56mn GDPR fine in France
Paris, June 20 (IANS) In a setback for Google, the search giant has lost an appeal against a 50 million-euro ($56 million) fine imposed by France's data watchdog last year for violating European Union's rules on online privacy.
2020-06-20
Category: International, France,Technology
World Athletics launches 'Fitter with Friends' campaign
Paris, June 19 (IANS) World Athletics has launched a six-week global campaign 'Fitter with Friends' to assist runners around the world to stay motivated and continue their health routines as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
France's COVID-19 death toll up by 28 to 29,575
Paris, June 18 (IANS) The coronavirus killed 28 more people in the past 24 hours in hospitals in France, bringing the country's death toll to 29,575, according to data released on Wednesday by the Health Ministry.
2020-06-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France reports 111 new COVID-19 deaths
Paris, June 17 (IANS) A total of 111 COVID-19 patients in France succumbed to the coronavirus-caused disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities to 29,547, while hospitalizations further declined, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2020-06-17
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
WADA to probe IWF doping allegations
Montreal, June 16 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said that it has begun a probe into doping violations after an inquiry led by lead investigator Richard McLaren uncovered positive adverse analytical findings hidden in the records of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
2020-06-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Macron announces significant lifting of restrictions (Ld)
Paris, June 15 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a number of coronavirus restrictions were being lifted in the country which will allow cafes and restaurants to reopen across the country as well as, travel to other European countries, it was reported on Monday.
2020-06-15
Category: International, France,Politics
France turns page of first act of Corona crisis, says Macron
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Starting from Monday it would be possible for France to "turn the page on the first act of the crisis" that had forced France into nearly two months of anti-coronavirus lockdown followed by a gradual and cautious deconfinement, President Emmanuel Macron has said.
2020-06-15
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Pole vaulter Lavillenie says postponed Olympics allows recovery
Paris, June 14 (IANS) French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie says the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until 2021 has allowed him to shake off his injury troubles.
2020-06-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Cavani, Silva to leave PSG at the end of this month
Paris, June 14 (IANS) Striker Edinson Cavani and centre back and club captain Thiago Silva will leave Paris St Germain at the end of their contracts this month, sporting director Leonardo Araujo said.
2020-06-14
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Rallies against police violence, racism held in France
Paris, June 14 (IANS) Despite a ban on public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of people took to the streets across France to protest against police brutality and racism.
2020-06-14
Category: International, France,Politics
France to reopen borders to non-Schengen countries
Paris, June 13 (IANS) France will reopen its borders to countries outside the Schengen area from July 1, following the recommendation of the European Commission (EC), the government said on Saturday.
2020-06-13
Category: International, France,Politics
France urges US to withdraw sanctions against ICC officials
Paris, June 13 (IANS) TFrance has urged the US to withdraw its sanctions against officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) engaged in an investigation into possible war crimes by American forces in Afghanistan.
2020-06-13
Category: International, France,Politics
France's coronavirus death toll touches 29,374
Paris, June 13 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another 28 lives in French hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's overall tally to 29,374, the Health Ministry announced.
2020-06-13
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
France's COVID-19 death toll rises to 29,346
Paris, June 12 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has since early March claimed 29,346 lives in France, the world's fifth highest toll after the United States, Britain, Brazil and Italy, official data published by the Health Ministry showed.
2020-06-12
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Al Qaida in Islamic Maghreb head killed by French forces
Paris, June 6 (IANS) The leader of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) had been killed by French forces in northern Mali, French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly said.
2020-06-06
Category: International, France,Politics,Terrorism
Inter Milan confirm Icardi's permanent transfer to PSG
Paris, May 31 (IANS) French giants Paris St. Germain have signed Argentine striker Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal following a season-long loan at the Parc des Princes.
2020-05-31
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Nearly 13% world museums may never reopen: UNESCO
Paris, May 18 (IANS) Confirming that museums have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with nearly 90 per cent of them shut, the UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on Monday expressed concern over the global cultural space.
2020-05-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
France's COVID-19 fatalities up by 80 to 26,310
Paris, May 10 (IANS) The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in France rose by 80 on Saturday, the lowest daily increase since March 22, while hospitalisation-related figures staged a declining trend, official data showed.
2020-05-10
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
Never wanted to leave Manchester United, says Herrera
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has lifted the lid from his unceremonious exit from Manchester United last season. Herrera joined French giants Paris St. Germain on a free transfer last season after contract discussions with the Red Devils hierarchy reached an impasse.
2020-05-07
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France won't quarantine travellers from Schengen area, UK
Paris, May 4 (IANS) Travellers arriving in France from Europe's Schengen area and the UK will not be quarantined, as the country prepares to ease COVID-19 restrictions after a two-month lockdown, the Elysee Palace said.
2020-05-04
Category: International, France,Politics
COVID-19: Have got to stay motivated during this period, says Pogba
Paris, May 3 (IANS) France and Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba feels the key is to stay motivated during this period of COVID-19 crisis which has brought the world to a standstill.
2020-05-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
2 arthritis drugs show different results in Covid-19 trials
Paris, April 28 (IANS) With different approaches to treating Covid-19 patients being tried, varying results of two different arthritis drug trials on patients have further complicated the search for a cure.
2020-04-28
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine