Swiss boost as Roger Federer practices for first time
Swiss boost as Roger Federer practices for first time

Roger Federer, whose back injury has cast serious doubts over his Davis Cup final spot, practiced for the first time on Wednesday in a timely boost for the Swiss team ahead of their showdown against France.

Roger Federer injury, spat hit Switzerland's Davis Cup bid
Roger Federer injury, spat hit Switzerland's Davis Cup bid

Switzerland`s preparations for the Davis Cup Final against France in Lille on Sunday have been disrupted by a back injury to Roger Federer and a spat within the Swiss camp.

`Close to 50` French jihadists killed in Syria

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday that "close to 50" French citizens have been killed fighting alongside jihadists in Syria. 

France gets power to impeach President

 French lawmakers now have the power to launch a US-style impeachment of their president under a new law passed on Wednesday. 

France, Australia to help bring home Aboriginal remains

France and Australia agreed Wednesday to work together to help repatriate the remains of Aboriginal people held in French public collections.

Iraqi Kurds say West not providing enough arms to defeat Islamic State

President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, accused Western countries on Wednesday of not providing enough heavy weapons to help his `peshmerga` forces deliver a "decisive blow" against Islamic State militants.

Second French citizen in Islamic State execution video identified
Second French citizen in Islamic State execution video identified

A second Frenchman was identified on Wednesday after appearing unmasked in a grisly execution video among Islamic State jihadists, many of whom are believed to be Western fighters.

Hollande confirms two Frenchmen in Islamic State video

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed that two Frenchmen had been identified as suspects in an Islamic State video showing the beheading of Syrian prisoners.

John Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, his department said on Tuesday.

Stan`s my man says injured Federer
Stan`s my man says injured Federer

Roger Federer said Tuesday he still hopes to be able to defend Swiss colours in the Davis Cup final against France in Lille this weekend despite a crippling back injury.

Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems
Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems

Swiss Roger Federer`s participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems.

Roger Federer "hopeful" he will be fit for Davis Cup final
Roger Federer "hopeful" he will be fit for Davis Cup final

Roger Federer said Tuesday he was "hopeful" he would be able to play in the Davis Cup final against France on Friday despite the crippling back injury he sustained in London.

Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka bury the hatchet ahead of Davis Cup
Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka bury the hatchet ahead of Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took to Twitter on Tuesday in a bid to bury any lingering resentments from their bad-tempered London match ahead of the Davis Cup final against France later this week.

Ukraine expects France to wriggle out of Russia warship delivery

France must find a way to avoid the controversial delivery of two state-of-the-art warships to Russia, Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Monday, adding that the sale would damage international security if it goes ahead.

US 'disappointed' with Iran's IAEA cooperation ahead of nuclear talks

The United States is disappointed with Iran`s failure to engage with a UN nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, a US envoy said on Monday.

US 'disappointed' with Iran's IAEA cooperation ahead of nuclear talks

The United States is disappointed with Iran`s failure to engage with a UN nuclear agency investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, a US envoy said on Monday.

Kassig beheading video: ISIS executioner a '22-yr-old Frenchman'?
Kassig beheading video: ISIS executioner a '22-yr-old Frenchman'?

As the barbaric extremist group Islamic State continues to slaughter innocent hostages one after another with the latest victim being 26-year-old Peter Kassig, US President Barack Obama has condoled the death of young American and branded the act of beheading as “pure evil”.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss Sweden`s friendly with France
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss Sweden`s friendly with France

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Sweden`s friendly match against France in Marseille on Tuesday, the Swedish Football Association said Sunday.

Hollande says won't be pressured over Russian warship delivery

French President Francois Hollande said today he would not be pressured into delivering two warships to Russia, after delaying their handover due to the Ukraine crisis.

Sarkozy says France`s gay marriage law should be scrapped

 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France`s gay marriage law should be scrapped, in his strongest comment yet on the controversial issue.