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Big leap for Belarusian Sabalenka in WTA rankings
Paris, May 10 (IANS) Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka on Monday rose from her previous career-high of No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings after winning the fourth WTA 1000 title of her career in Madrid, adding to previous triumphs at Wuhan (2018 and 2019) and Doha (2020).
2021-05-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Medvedev pushes Nadal to No. 3 in ATP rankings
Paris, May 10 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev has pushed Spain's Rafael Nadal to No. 3 in ATP rankings, putting the tennis great in danger of not getting a top-2 seeding at the French Open, which is barely three weeks away.
2021-05-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Thousands protest in France against climate law
Paris, May 10 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Paris and other French cities against what they see as the government's failure to implement adequate climate protection measures, police said.
2021-05-10
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung Galaxy M51 a winner on new DXOMARK battery score
Paris, May 10 (IANS) The French hi-tech company DXOMARK has announced a new score for smartphone battery experience that covers a wide range of common real-life uses smartphones including social media, communication and multimedia applications.
2021-05-10
Category: International, France,Technology
Conference on Europe's future to begin in France
Paris, May 9 (IANS) A new conference addressing Europe's future will begin in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday following months of preparation.
2021-05-09
Category: International, France,Politics
'US to join fight against extremist content online'
Paris, May 9 (IANS) The US is joining the fight to eliminate terrorist and extremist content online, French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have announced.
2021-05-09
Category: International, France,Politics
Neymar signs new PSG deal as he commits until 2025
Paris, May 8 (IANS) Neymar has committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain by extending his contract until 2025.
2021-05-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France to boost police security after fatal attacks
Paris, May 8 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that 10 million euros ($12 million) would be spent to reinforce the security of police officers in response to the recent violence directed against them.
2021-05-08
Category: International, France,Politics
De Bruyne, Mahrez give City lead over PSG in Champions League semis
Paris, April 29 (IANS) Manchester City came from behind to win 2-1 against 10-man Paris Saint-Germain and take a big step towards a first-ever place in the Champions League final.
2021-04-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Protected areas can 'stop' spread of zoonotic diseases
Montreal, April 24 (IANS) Protected areas can play a big role in stopping the spread of zoonotic diseases. Also, forest restoration can decrease transmission risk of the diseases, however, depending on how it is done and it can also increase the risk of some diseases.
2021-04-24
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Euro 2020: Munich confirmed as host city; Bilbao, Dublin removed
Paris, April 23 (IANS) UEFA on Friday announced that Munich remains as one of the 12 host cities of this summer's Euro 2020 while Bilbao was replaced by Seville and the games scheduled in Dublin were reallocated to St. Petersburg and London.
2021-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
BlaBlaCar raises $115m to build all-in-one travel app
Paris, April 21 (IANS) Car-pooling platform BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round to accelerate its expansion strategy, as it plans to build an all-in-one travel app.
2021-04-21
Category: International, France,Technology
Icardi helps PSG to dramatic 3-2 win over Saint-Etienne
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Mauro Icardi scored in the last minute of the injury time to help Paris Saint-Germain edge Saint-Etienne 3-2 in a dramatic Ligue 1 match.
2021-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Federer to play at French Open this year
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Sunday confirmed that he will participate in the French Open at Roland Garros this year and will play in the Geneva Open as the clay-court Grand Slam warm-up.
2021-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
'Clear and tough' approach needed with Russia: Macron
Paris, April 19 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron said it was "unacceptable" that Russian troops are amassing along Ukraine's eastern border and called for a tough stance against the threat of fresh military aggression from Moscow.
2021-04-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
France imposes mandatory quarantine on several countries
Paris, April 18 (IANS) The French government on Sunday announced the tightening of entry restrictions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa because of concerns about new variants of the coronavirus.
2021-04-18
Category: International, France,Politics
France, Germany, Ukraine to discuss Donbas conflict
Paris, April 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet online on Friday to discuss the worsening situation in Kiev's conflict-hit Donbas region.
2021-04-16
Category: International, France,Politics
France's Covid death toll surpasses 100,000
Paris, April 16 (IANS) France's Covid-19 death toll passed the 100,000 mark on Thursday, and a further jump in intensive care (ICU) admissions was also reported in the past 24 hours, suggesting that the coronavirus continues to spread unabated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
'Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt on schedule by 2024'
Paris, April 15 (IANS) The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was badly damaged in a fire in April 2019, will be rebuilt on schedule, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, France,Politics
France to extend interval between mRNA jabs
Paris, April 12 (IANS) France will extend the interval between the two doses of mRNA coronavirus vaccine by two more weeks to quickly inoculate more people amid surging infections and saturated hospitals, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
8 Euro hosts confirm matches with spectators, 4 remain doubtful
Paris, April 10 (IANS) Eight of the 12 host cities for this year's delayed football European Championship have confirmed that spectators will be allowed at matches, while the other four, Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin, are in doubt.
2021-04-10
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
UN Biodiversity Convention's subsidiary meetings from May 3
Montreal, April 10 (IANS) With a series of regional consultations, the bureaus of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and SBSTTA have agreed that the meetings will be held virtually, beginning on May 3 and continuing until June 13.
2021-04-10
Category: International, France,National
Top French athlete blames stepfather for injecting EPO
Paris, April 9 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, French steeplechaser Ophelie Claude-Boxberger has received a backdated two-year suspension for Anti-Doping Rules Violation (ADRV) involving erythropoietin, which she says was injected by her stepfather and former coach while she was under the influence of alcohol.
2021-04-09
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
French Open postponed by a week due to Covid-19
Paris, April 8 (IANS) The French Open has been postponed by a week due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said in a statement on Thursday. The clay court Grand Slam will be held from May 30 to June 11, with the qualifying rounds scheduled for May 24 to 28.
2021-04-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
5 women arrested in France over terror charges
Paris, April 6 (IANS) French police have arrested five women from the same family on charges of planning a terrorist attack, local media reported.
2021-04-06
Category: International, France,Politics,Terrorism
Bayern, PSG to replay last season's final in CL quarters
Paris, April 5 (IANS) Last season Champions League winners Bayern Munich and runners-up Paris Saint-Germain didn't take long to meet again. Less than eight months after the 2019-20 final in Lisbon, both teams will face each other again on Wednesday to keep title hopes alive.
2021-04-05
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
France reports 213 Covid-19 deaths in one day
Paris, April 4 (IANS) France reported 213 new Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the toll to 96,493 since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the health ministry.
2021-04-04
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Apple to shut its stores in France amid Lockdown 3.0
Paris, April 3 (IANS) As France enters its third Covid-19 lockdown phase, Apple has decided to shut down its stores in the country.
2021-04-03
Category: International, France,Technology
Macron orders limited national lockdown, school closure
Paris, April 1 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday the "reinforced braking" measures will be extended to the whole country to stem a third wave of Covid-19 and schools will be closed for three weeks.
2021-04-01
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France reopens Embassy in Libya after 7 yrs
Paris, March 30 (IANS) France has reopened its embassy in Libya after seven years, with the diplomatic representation tweeting "back to work".
2021-03-30
Category: International, France,Politics
Covid burdens France's intensive care units
Paris, March 30 (IANS) The situation in France's hospitals continues to worsen as health authorities reported that more than 4,970 patients with Covid-19 occupied beds in intensive care units on Monday.
2021-03-30
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Orleans Masters: Garaga, Panjala lose hard-fought final
Orleans (France), March 28 (IANS) India's Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala lost to England fourth seeds Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in a hard-fought men's doubles final at the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans badminton: India's Garaga-Panjala in men's doubles final (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 27 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala on Saturday became the first Indians to enter the men's doubles final of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans badminton: India's Garaga-Panjala in men's doubles final
Orleans (France), March 27 (IANS) India's Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala stormed into the men's doubles final of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
France accuses UK of 'blackmail' over vax exports
Paris, March 27 (IANS) France has accused the UK of "blackmail" over its handling of the coronavirus vaccine exports, amid continuing tensions over supply chains.
2021-03-27
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Orleans Masters badminton: Saina, Ashwini-Sikki in semis (Round-up)
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's fourth seed Saina Nehwal in women's singles and eighth-seeded women's doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament on Friday.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters badminton: Ashwini-Sikki enter semis (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy on Friday reached the semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament. The eighth seeded pair beat England's third seeds Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 in 42 minutes.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orelans Masters badminton: Ashwini-Sikki in women's doubles semis
Orleans (France), March 26 (IANS) India's Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy on Friday reached the women's doubles semi-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament here. The eighth seeded pair beat England's third seeds Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 in 42 minutes.
2021-03-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Saina, Ira reach quarters (ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat France's Marie Batomene 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Saina, Ira reach quarters (ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal beat France's Marie Batomene 18-21, 21-15, 21-10 to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Orleans Masters Super 1000 tournament on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini-Sikki reach quarters after receiving bye (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini-Sikki reach quarters after receiving bye (Ld)
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Ashwini, Sikki reach quarters
Orleans (France), March 25 (IANS) Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy reached the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Orleans Masters Super 100 tournament after receiving a bye in their second round match against Indonesia's Fabriana Kusuma and Amalia Pratiwi.
2021-03-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Orleans Masters: Srikanth to face Jayaram in 1st round
Orleans (France), March 24 (IANS) Ajay Jayaram, Kiran George and Mithun Manjunath went through to the second round of the Orleans Masters Super 100 badminton tournament. Jayaram beat compatriot Alap Mishra in the first round and will now face another compatriot, top seed and former world No.1 Kidambi Srikanth in the second round.
2021-03-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
French Interior Ministry condemns unauthorised carnival
Paris, March 23 (IANS) The French Interior Ministry has strongly condemned an unauthorised carnival parade attended mostly by young people in the city of Marseille.
2021-03-23
Category: International, France,Politics
11.7% French adults received first Covid-19 vaccine jab
Paris, March 21 (IANS) A total of 6,137,375 people in France have got their first Covid-19 vaccine jab, representing 11.7 per cent of the adult population, as the government speeds up vaccine rollout to counter resurgence of more infectious virus variants, data from Health Ministry showed.
2021-03-21
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Paris begins month-long lockdown
Paris, March 20 (IANS) A month-long coronavirus lockdown went into effect in Paris and other French regions on Saturday as the country is struggling to contain a third wave of the pandemic.
2021-03-20
Category: International, France,Politics
UN biodiversity summit rescheduled for October
Montreal, March 19 (IANS) After a year of delay owing to the pandemic, the UN Biodiversity Conference on Friday announced that its summit, comprising the Conference of the Parties (COP), to take place now from October 11 to 24 in Kunming in Yunnan Province of China.
2021-03-19
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
France announces partial Covid-19 lockdown for 16 regions
Paris, March 19 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced "new massive measures" to curb Covid-19 in the country's 16 worst-hit regions, including Paris and the northern region.
2021-03-19
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
France to implement tougher curbs
Paris, March 18 (IANS) France will implement stricter rules in more regions, including Paris and its surrounding areas, from this weekend to curb Covid-19 resurgence as daily infections hit the new highest level since November 2020.
2021-03-18
Category: International, France,Politics