May 27, 2022 12:12 (IST)
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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.

Kamala Harris discusses COVID-19 pandemic with Macron : White House

Moscow/Sputnik: US Vice President Kamala Harris has discussed the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and other issues during a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, the White House said.

Challenging China: French submarine patrols South China Sea

Paris: Showing signs that the South China Sea issue is now an international concern, France has just confirmed the deployment of a nuclear attack submarine and naval vessel to the hotly contested waters, media reports said.

France: Government shuts places of worship to check Islamic separatism

Paris/UNI: As part of its campaign to curb the propagation of radical Islamic ideology and separatism, France has closed nine places of worship, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has said here.

We did not let China play procedural games over J&K: French President Emmanuel Macron's Advisor

New Delhi: Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron, has said his country has never let China play any procedural games regarding the security concern in Kashmir.

Relation between France and Pakistan has touched historic low: French President's top advisor

French President Emmanuel Macron's top advisor, Emmanuel Bonne, has said the relationship between France and Pakistan has touched  'historic low'.

Emmanuel Macron leaves residence in Versailles after coronavirus quarantine – Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: French President Emmanuel Macron has left his residence in Versailles where he underwent a quarantine after having tested positive for COVID-19, French media reported.