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India becomes 5th largest economy, overtakes UK, France: Report

India's real GDP growth, however, it said is expected to weaken for the third straight year from 7.5 per cent to 5 per cent.

Feb 18, 2020, 10:17 AM IST

France grouped with Russia for Fed Cup Finals in Budapest

Holders France will face a strong Russian side and hosts Hungary in the group stage of the inaugural version of the $18 million Fed Cup Finals to be held in Budapest from April 14-19.

Feb 12, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

French police shoot and wound knifeman shouting 'Allahu akbar' in Metz

The incident at Metz came just two days after a man went on a knife rampage in the suburb of Villejuif just outside Paris on Jan. 3, killing one person and wounding two. The Villejuif attacker was subsequently shot dead by police.

Jan 05, 2020, 23:21 PM IST

Google fined 150 million Euros by France

The fine comes as France and other European countries maintain high levels of scrutiny on major U.S. tech companies such as Google, Facebook , Apple and Amazon, which are often criticised for having relatively low tax payments.

Dec 20, 2019, 16:58 PM IST

US may slap 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags over digital tax

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the government was exploring whether to open similar investigations into the digital services taxes of Austria, Italy, and Turkey.

Dec 03, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Euro 2020 qualifiers: France celebrate 2-0 win in Albania's new stadium

Having already booked their berth in next year`s 24-nation tournament, France finished top of the group on 25 points from 10 games, two ahead of second-placed Turkey.

Nov 18, 2019, 09:57 AM IST

Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 after draw against Iceland

Turkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in a Group H against Iceland on Thursday, with the result also ensuring France a place in the championships.

Nov 15, 2019, 09:33 AM IST

France to take back 11 suspected jihadists from Turkey: Minister Christophe Castaner

Turkey`s unilateral offensive has angered Washington and Turkey`s main European NATO allies who fear a return of Islamic State in the region. European countries are especially concerned about foreign Islamic State fighters and adults returning to Europe.

Nov 12, 2019, 22:38 PM IST

Australia, France knotted at 1-1 in Fed Cup final

France and Australia are tied at one match a piece after Kristina Mladenovic and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty recorded lopsided victories on the opening day of the best-of-five Fed Cup final.

Nov 10, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

Ash Barty bagels Caroline Garcia as Australia level Fed Cup final against France

France struck the early blow when Kristina Mladenovic thrashed Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1 6-1 but the terrier-like Barty wrested back the momentum with her 6-0, 6-0 humiliation of Garcia.

Nov 09, 2019, 17:45 PM IST

Emmanuel Macron describes NATO as 'brain dead'

French President Emmanuel Macron has described NATO as "brain dead", stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the trans-atlantic alliance by its main guarantor, the US.

Nov 08, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron starts three-day state visit to China

Trade-related issues are expected to dominate Macron's visit, which comes as the European Union and China seek to hammer out a comprehensive agreement on investment by next year. According to officials, Macron will be accompanied by a large delegation of business leaders- from global giants to small firms - to promote French exports to China.

Nov 04, 2019, 09:19 AM IST

Rugby World Cup: Argentina stroll to bittersweet victory over USA

Argentina ended their time in Japan with 11 points in Group C behind England and France, with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Oct 09, 2019, 16:32 PM IST

Rafale fighter jet a deterrent, not a sign of aggression against anyone: Rajnath Singh

Calling Rafale a great deterrent, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the fighter jet has the ability to fire air-to-air and air-to-land simultaneously and the addition of this aircraft is a part of India's self defence and it should not be seen as a sign of aggression against anyone.

Oct 08, 2019, 20:50 PM IST

Live updates: Rafale jet carrying Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lands after taking a sortie

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who has reached Merignac in France is set to receive the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets on behalf of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday.

Oct 08, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reaches Merignac to receive first Rafale jet on behalf of IAF

During his visit, the defence minister will also perform 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra and undertake a sortie in Rafale fighter jet.

Oct 08, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

Rajnath Singh in France: Defence Minister to receive first Rafale jet today

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, i.e. October 8, 2019, receives the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft that are to be inducted into the Indian Air Force. Watch this video to know more.

Oct 08, 2019, 16:02 PM IST

Rafale to join IAF today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in France to receive it himself

On Indian Air Force Day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh himself arrived in France today to receive long-awaited first Rafale Jet out of 36.

Oct 08, 2019, 09:26 AM IST

Rajnath Singh to perform 'Shastra Puja' today before Rafale delivery

The Rafale aircraft, which is capable of carrying an array of potent weapons and missiles, will be a force to reckon with in the Indian Air Force to which Pakistan has no answer, according to defence experts.

Oct 08, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

Visit aimed at expanding strategic partnerships between two nations: Rajnath Singh in France

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reached France on a three-day visit where he will receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft in the French port city of Bordeaux.

Oct 07, 2019, 23:31 PM IST