French mother dies after setting fire to herself as baby sleeps

A mother-of-two died on Friday in northern France after setting herself on fire in the courtyard of her home as her 18-month-old daughter slept inside, authorities said.

French President Hollande gets labrador puppy for Christmas

French President Francois Hollande is the latest leader to discover there is nothing quite like a cute puppy to perk up the corridors of power.

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal `within reach`

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that he is confident that a lasting agreement can be struck with world powers over his country`s disputed nuclear programme.

Sunderland lose French veteran Anthony Reveillere for a month
Sunderland lose French veteran Anthony Reveillere for a month

English Premier League strugglers Sunderland face a month without former France international defender Anthony Reveillere who has a calf injury.

France ups security after spate of brutal attacks
France ups security after spate of brutal attacks

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped up security nationwide Tuesday following three successive, apparently unrelated bloody attacks, in a bid to ease growing unease in the country.

French PM calls for `vigilance` after three attacks

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called Tuesday for "vigilance" after the country was hit by three bizarre attacks in quick succession, sparking fears of possible copycat action.

Ten injured in van attack on French Christmas market

 A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France Monday, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ran down pedestrians in another French city.

Alstom UK unit in court over fresh bribery charges

The UK unit of French train and turbine giant Alstom, already under fire over charges of bribing Delhi Metro officials, is faced with fresh allegations of corruption relating to a Lithuanian project.

Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka to fight for African children
Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka to fight for African children

Tennis super-star Roger Federer will take on his Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka in a high-octane, fund-rising match early Monday morning at the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

France probes possible lone wolf `radical Islamic` attack

France stepped up security at police and fire stations nationwide Sunday after a French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking police with a knife.

French journalist sparks outcry with 'insular Muslim' comments

Prominent French journalist Eric Zemmour was back in the spotlight on Saturday after being barred by a news channel for saying Muslims were elbowing French people out of the suburbs.

I`ll keep quiet in future, says Yannick Noah
I`ll keep quiet in future, says Yannick Noah

Former star player Yannick Noah has offered an apology of sorts for criticising France`s defeated Davis Cup team saying that he would keep quiet in the future.

Tennis ace Jo-Wilfred Tsonga fancies being an avid fashionista as well
Tennis ace Jo-Wilfred Tsonga fancies being an avid fashionista as well

France's tennis ace Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has another talent up his sleeve and that is modeling.

Govt planning to construct road in Arunachal Pradesh: VK Singh

Government is planning to construct a road in Arunachal Pradesh to provide connectivity to people living in area bordering China, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Uber curbs 'God View' access as privacy concerns mount

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc has limited employee access to its "God View," a real-time taxi monitoring tool, amid increasing privacy concerns.

Football world hail legend Thierry Henry on Twitter
Football world hail legend Thierry Henry on Twitter

Past and present day footballers led the tributes to club great Thierry Henry on Tuesday after the former France striker announced his retirement from professional football.

Thierry Henry`s tale of two countries
Thierry Henry`s tale of two countries

Thierry Henry won the World Cup with France but his legend will always be linked to Arsenal and a stellar career in the English Premier League.

10 arrested in France for recruiting nationals for jihad

French anti-terror police Monday dismantled a recruiting network for Syria jihad and arrested 10 people on allegations of sending nationals to fight alongside Islamist insurgents in the Arab-torn country, interior ministry said.

France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram

France`s defence minister on Monday called for Nigeria and its neighbours to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

France says UberPop to be banned as irate taxi drivers stall traffic

The UberPop transport service will be banned in France from Jan. 1 to avoid unfair competition, the Interior Ministry said on Monday as taxi drivers impeded morning traffic into Paris in a protest against the US-based online cab-hailing firm.