Cosmopolitan new Afghan first lady backs French veil ban

Afghanistan's cosmopolitan new first lady has backed France's controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to "blinders" as she prepares to campaign for more respect for women in her conservative adopted homeland.

Britain holds out hope for Eurofighter winning over France's Rafale

 Britain on Thursday held out hope that the European consortium could bag the multibillion Indian deal for 126 fighter jets with its Eurofighter Typhoon in case the Narendra Modi government`s negotiations for the French Rafale jets falls through.

French village bans clowns for Halloween after terror wave

A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country.

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday.

Black Money: SIT seeks more info from public; no big names in list?
Black Money: SIT seeks more info from public; no big names in list?

The nation's campaign against black money may not yield good results as sources claimed on Thursday that there are no big names having any links with major political parties or corporate houses in the government's list of 627 foreign account holders that was provided to the Supreme Court yesterday.

Russia says France due to hand over first warship November 14

Russia said Wednesday that France is still due to complete the controversial handover of a warship next month, despite pressure for the deal to be scrapped over Moscow`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

French mayor says British migrant fences `laughable`

The mayor of Calais told lawmakers in London on Tuesday that fencing donated by Britain to keep illegal migrants from the French exit port was "laughable" and said the border controls should be in Britain.

Domenech blasts Mourinho, Ribery, Anelka in new book
Domenech blasts Mourinho, Ribery, Anelka in new book

Controversial former France coach Raymond Domenech blasts Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and former France internationals Franck Ribery and Nicolas Anelka in his new book, due out on Wednesday.

Three naval ships reach France to bolster bilateral ties

Indian naval ships--Mumbai, Talwar and Deepak—on Monday reached Saint Denis port of the Reunion Island in France for bolstering bilateral ties and reinforcing cooperation in maritime security between the two countries.

France call up Claassen as Chouly replacement
France call up Claassen as Chouly replacement

South African-born back-row forward Antonie Claassen has been called up to the France three-day training camp ahead of next month`s international Tests.

The 30-year-old Racing-Metro forward replaces Clermont captain Damien Chouly for the camp from Monday to Wednesday.

Sebastian Ogier wins in Spain, retains World Rally title
Sebastian Ogier wins in Spain, retains World Rally title

Sebastian Ogier of France, driving a Volkswagen, retained his world title after victory in the Rally of Spain on Sunday.

No laughing matter: Clown terror spreads in France

A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.

Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
Keeping fit crucial for Rio Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

Top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta, who missed the Incheon Asian Games due to an injury, on Sunday said that keeping herself fit would be crucial for her to prepare well for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

US to blame if n-talks fail: Iran

If the ongoing talks between Iran and the six world powers fail to culminate into a final deal, the US will be blamed, a media report said Saturday.

French filmmakers make secret documentary on Jarawa tribes, FIR filed

Two French filmmakers have been booked on the charge of trespassing into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve in the Andaman islands and filming a documentary on the threatened aboriginal tribe.

France announces big coalition air raid against IS in Iraq
France announces big coalition air raid against IS in Iraq

The international coalition currently battling the Islamic State group in Iraq dropped around 70 bombs on an arsenal and jihadist training centre in a large-scale overnight raid, the French military said on Friday.

France says air strikes take out weapons arsenal in Iraq

French fighter jets destroyed 12 buildings in Iraq holding an arsenal of weapons under control of Islamic State militants, France`s chief of staff of armed forces said on Friday.

ISL probe allegation of assault on Robert Pires
ISL probe allegation of assault on Robert Pires

The Indian Super League (ISL) said on Friday it is looking into allegation that former France midfielder Robert Pires was punched in the face by an opposition coach during a halftime altercation in Thursday`s match in Goa.

Russia detains four more suspects in Total crash probe

Russian investigators detained four more staff members on Thursday at the Moscow airport where the CEO of French oil giant Total died when his plane collided with a snow plough.

French ruling party divisions become public war of words

Divisions plaguing France`s ruling party came to the fore on Wednesday as ousted ministers and allies of embattled President Francois Hollande engaged in a very public war of words.