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Hollande says strikes must not disrupt Euro 2016

The Socialist president acknowledged a heightened threat of terrorism during the soccer tournament but said France was taking all possible measures to keep fans safe. Some 130 people...

The world’s longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

The world's longest tunnel officially opened today, with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe.

France’s Francois Hollande holds ground on contested labour reform bill

President Francois Hollande said there was no turning back on a bill to loosen France's rigid labour regulations and that the principles behind the most contentious proposal handing firms.

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France’s Hollande: Brexit would be bad news for world economy

"That would trigger capital transfers as well as the relocation of some activities that would not be for the benefit of the United Kingdom or even for Europe," he said.

World leaders gather in Japan ahead of G7

US President Barack Obama arrived in Japan today for a Group of Seven summit, kicking off a historic visit that will also take him to the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima.

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French PM says nothing ruled out on missing EgyptAir flight

France is ruling nothing out as to why an EgyptAir plane went missing after leaving Paris for Cairo, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday.

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France’s Francois Hollande says “battle not won” against unemployment

The battle is not won against unemployment, and driving through labour reforms aimed at delivering jobs is more important than presidential popularity, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.

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French government faces no-confidence vote over labour reform

France's already unpopular Socialist government faces a no-confidence vote today after it bypassed parliament and forced through a labour reform bill.

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Budget 2016: One-time scheme for retro tax cases

Budget 2016: Given that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the retrospective tax was a matter of the past while addressing a delegation of businessmen led by French President Francois Hollande last month, it was expec

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67th Republic Day: India displays military might, cultural heritage at Rajpath

India celebrates its 67th Republic Day on Tuesday, with French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the nation in paying homage to the martyrs.

India, France fail to announce final deal for nuclear reactors

The two sides said the deal would be finalised within a year. France had inked a nuclear deal with India in 2008 allowing French supplier Areva to sell reactors to India

France announces USD 10 billion investment in India

France has announced USD 10 billion investment in India over the next five years, which will largely cater to the industrial sector in the country.

Need to strike balance between development and saving environment: Narendra Modi

Highlighting the importance of combating global warming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for the imperative need to strike balance between development and preserving the environment, saying that 'innovation' was

France to modernise 2 stations, manufacture locos in Bihar

France will help modernise Ambala and Ludhiana railway stations and its top company Alstom will manufacture 800 electric locomotives of horse power double than the existing ones in India, involving foreign investment of Rs 13

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India, France ink agreement on sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets

India and France today inked an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on the sale of 36 French fighter jets, Rafale, but were unable to sign the final deal due to some "financial" aspects, which are expected to be sorted out in

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France to invest $1 bn per year in India, signs 16 MoUs

Seeking to address concerns of investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the controversial Retrospective taxation is "a thing of the past" and this chapter...

Rafale jet deal on ‘right track’: French President Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande today affirmed that the Rs 60,000 crore Rafale fighter jets deal with India was "on the right track" and that it would pave...

Narendra Modi welcomes French President Francois Hollande at Chandigarh’s Rock Garden

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed French President Francois Hollande at Chandigarh's popular Rock Garden on Sunday afternoon...

Fingers crossed over $8 bn Rafale deal as Francois Hollande’s India visit nears

With 2 days to go for France President Francois Hollande visit to India, all concerned are keeping fingers crossed whether the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal will go through.

India, France to ink high-speed rail deal on Sunday

India and France are expected to sign an agreement for a high-speed railway link between Delhi and Chandigarh on Sunday, reports Huma Siddiqui in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi likely to receive French President Francois Hollande in Chandigarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to receive French President Francois Hollande in Chandigarh on January 24.The French president, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, will land in Chandiga

Francois Hollande leads tributes to 2015 terror attack victims in Paris

French President Francois Hollande led a commemoration as thousands gathered in Paris to pay tributes to the victims of the terrorist attacks in the country in 2015.

Barack Obama, Francois Hollande pay respects to Paris attack victims at the Bataclan concert hall

US President Barack Obama joined French leader Francois Hollande to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall early today, hours before the official opening of a UN climate conference.

Barack Obama, Francois Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane.

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After Paris attacks, French leaders reposition for presidential race; Hollande plays father of nation, Sarkozy torn

While France mourns the dead in the Paris attacks by Islamic State, President Francois Hollande and his two likely main challengers are calibrating their response with one eye on the 2017 presidential election.

Rob Lowe under fire for offensive Paris attack tweets

Rob Lowe seems to have upset his fans with his insensitive tweets about the Paris attacks, as he is being slammed on the social media for it.

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