October 29, 2021 03:10 (IST)
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'SRK had tears of joy': Mukul Rohatgi who fought for Aryan Khan's bail | Three Kashmiri students, arrested for supporting Pak cricket team, attacked outside Agra court | Oman approves India's Covaxin for travel without need for quarantine | Bengal: BJP ward co-ordinator from Kolkata dies in road mishap in East Medinipur | Sameer Wankhede to head Aryan Khan case unless 'substantial evidence found against him'

French Prime Minister says 3rd COVID-19 wave 'seems to be behind,' but risk remains high

Moscow/Sputnik: France appears to have descended the peak of the third coronavirus wave, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding that vigilance must prevail as COVID-19 variants were still spreading.

Resolution on French envoy’s expulsion to be presented in Pakistan’s national assembly

The Pakistan government is all set to present a resolution on the French envoy’s expulsion--a key demand of Pakistan’s radical Islamist group TLP - in the country’s national assembly on Tuesday.

Terrorist threat in France remains 'very strong' despite security efforts: Home Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Tuesday said that the Islamist threat in the country remained high even though national security services managed to prevent dozens of terrorist attacks over the last five years.

France to revise down economic growth for 2021 amid Covid restrictions: Economy Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: France will have to revise its economic growth for 2021 down from 6 percent to 5 percent due to the coronavirus restrictions, Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire said in an exclusive interview with Journal du Dimanche (JDD).

France goes into third national lockdown as cases surge sharply

Paris/UNI: France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system.

Watchdog urges France to review counter-Islamism bill over discrimination concerns

Moscow/Sputnik: A prominent human rights watchdog called on France on Monday to scrap or amend several provisions of a draft law aimed at strengthening the protection of French Republican values, such as freedom of speech, warning that the bill as it is carries discrimination risks for Muslims.

COVID-19: Main French book fair canceled for 2nd year

Paris/UNI: France’s biggest book fair Livre Paris will not take place for a second year in a row due to persisting COVID-19 concerns, the organizers said.

France temporarily suspends use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Macron

Paris/Sputnik: France is temporarily suspending the use of a COVID-19 vaccine, developed by UK drugmaker AstraZeneca, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

French billionaire Olivier Dassault dies following helicopter crash

Paris/UNI: French Member of Parliament, billionaire and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family - Olivier Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash in north-western France, media reports said on Monday.

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy says does not plan to run for President in 2022

Moscow/Sputnik: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he did not intend to run for president in the upcoming elections in 2022.

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail over corruption charges

Paris/IBNS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail for trying to bribe a judge and peddling influence. Two years of his jail term has been suspended, media reports said.

China's CGTN applies to French media regulator for right to broadcast in Europe: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: China's state-owned media China Global Television Network (CGTN) has applied to the French media regulator, Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA), to receive permission for broadcasting in Europe, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the regulator.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi cautions France against enacting anti-Muslim laws

Islamabad: Pakistan President Arif Alvi has urged political leadership of France “not to entrench the discriminatory attitudes against Muslim into laws”, a comment which may further deteriorate relationship between the two nations.

Pakistan, France relations still ‘poisoned’ over Prophet Muhammad caricature: Report

Paris: Relationship between Pakistan and France remain “poisoned” even after months since the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad led the tie between two nations touch low points.

French lawmakers approve bill to combat 'Islamist separatism'

Paris: French National Assembly on Tuesday approved a law to fight Islamist extremism and separatism, an attempt believed to be taken to tackle the root causes of jihadist violence.