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Iran's Revolutionary Guards confirm seizing two US boats

Iran's Revolutionary Guards in a statement early today confirmed they had seized two American boats and 10 sailors in "Iranian territory" near the Farsi island in the Gulf.

French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria

President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris on Wednesday as part of a diplomatic push to forge a global coalition against IS.

French warplanes hit IS command center near Mosul: Official

The aerial assault, which took place around 1830 GMT, was conducted jointly with the US Air Force and last about five hours, the French defense ministry said in a statement.

France strikes IS in Syria from newly-deployed carrier

France strikes IS in Syria from newly-deployed carrier

The attacks destroyed all their targets including a command centre, vehicle dumps and maintenance facilities.

US sends aircraft carrier to Middle East amid intensifying anti-IS campaign

Pentagon announced on Monday the USs Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier left for the Middle East.

France to deploy aircraft carrier in anti-IS fight in Syria

The presence of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will add to the six Rafale jets stationed in the United Arab Emirates and the six Mirages flying out of Jordan.

Four arrested over Air France Violence: Police

Several hundred employees had disrupted a meeting on October 5 at Air France's headquarters near Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. 

Indo-French Naval exercises off Goa coast concludes

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar witnessed four-hour long naval manoeuvring between Indian Navy and its French counterpart off Goa coast on Saturday- the concluding day of 'Varuna' exercises.

France displaces Britain as key US military ally

Once a source of irritation for the United States, France has nudged aside Britain to become the US military's key European partner.

Lavezzi, Cavani finally return to PSG

Lavezzi, Cavani finally return to PSG

Attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani finally returned to the Paris Saint-Germain training ground on Friday afternoon after missing their team`s first training session of 2015, an AFP journalist reported.

Sarkozy tipped to lead party in new charge for French presidency

France`s former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday tipped to win the leadership of his right-wing UMP in party elections, a position seen as a potential springboard back into high office.


Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on

"Paris! Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated! Liberated by itself. Liberated by its people..." The words of Charles De Gaulle to an ecstatic crowd cheering the capital`s liberation from Nazi occupation after four long, painful, bitter years.

Air France plane returns to Mumbai after engine problem

A Paris-bound Air France plane with 212 people on board was forced to return to the airport here in the wee hours on Monday, barely 27 minutes after take-off, due to engine dysfunction.

France turns away three Saudi women over veil

France became the first country in Europe to outlaw the veil, while similar legislation has since been passed in Belgium and Holland.