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France needs a win, and a favor from Finland


Georgia: A win over Georgia and a favor from Finland are just what France needs in World Cup qualifying.The French are second in Group I, one point behind Spain. The Spanish play at Finland on Friday

US to take military action against Syrian regime: Obama

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Washington: US President Barack Obama on Saturday announced his decision to take military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.
Though he announc

Eiffel Tower evacuated over false bomb alert

Paris, France: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated Friday over a bomb alert, management at the Paris tourist spot said, but was reopened to the public several hours later.
Visitors to the Paris landmark w

India, France discuss military cooperation

India and France Friday discussed their ongoing military cooperation including the progress over Rs 50,000-crore 126 multi role combat aircraft deal during the defence minister-level talks here.

Girisha, nine others to participate in Athletics World C'ships


New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha has been named in the 10-member Indian contingent which will participate in the IPC Athletics World Championships from July 19 to 28 at Lyon

France set to tax rich companies at 75%


Paris: French President Francois Hollande declared on Thursday that companies would have to pay a 75 percent wealth tax on salaries over a million euros after his plan for a "super-tax" on individual

French minister ‘does not want Mittal in France’


French industrial renewal minister Arnaud Montebourg does not want steel giant ArcelorMittal in France anymore and is looking for an industrial partner with which to take the group's operations there over on a temporary basis, he said today in an interview.

Action being taken on black money on French government info

A day after Arvind Kejriwal accused it of inaction over black money allegedly stashed away in HSBC Bank in Geneva, government on Saturday said investigations are in progress with tax authorities to ob

'French secret agent shot dead Gaddafi on Sarkozy's order'


A French secret serviceman shot dead Libya's former strongman Col Muammar Gaddafi and not a lynch mob of rebels as he lay trapped and cornered in a sewage pipe in his home town of Sirte.

The French s

100-year-old Frenchman sets 100-km cycling record


A French centenarian on Friday set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cycle 100 kilometres (62 miles) and said he had outdone himself.

Robert Marchand, an amateur cyclist who claims to have clo

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.