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Two years since massive blaze, the road to restoration for Notre-Dame is still long and arduous
Arts & Culture

Two years since massive blaze, the road to restoration for Notre-Dame is still long and arduous

With at least two TV dramas and one feature film in the pipeline about 15 April, the drama of that night and the race to save the 850-year-old building looks set to be further graven in the public memory.

Emmanuel Macron tests COVID-19 positive; French President to self-isolate, work remotely for a week
World

Emmanuel Macron tests COVID-19 positive; French President to self-isolate, work remotely for a week

Macron is one of several leaders around the world who contracted COVID-19, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump

French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations
World

French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations

French minister Gerald Darmanin vowed there would be "not a minute's respite for enemies of the Republic", after tens of thousands took part in rallies countrywide on Sunday

Renault, Nissan rebuild alliance to ride out coronavirus storm; thousands of jobs to be at risk after restructuring plans: Report
Business

Renault, Nissan rebuild alliance to ride out coronavirus storm; thousands of jobs to be at risk after restructuring plans: Report

When Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp announced the last strategy plan for their Alliance in September 2017, the goal was to become the world’s biggest automaker by 2022.

Carlos Ghosn hits out at Nissan, says victim of inside job from auto maker in first press conference after dramatic escape
Business

Carlos Ghosn hits out at Nissan, says victim of inside job from auto maker in first press conference after dramatic escape

Ghosn named Masakazu Toyoda, an independent director at Nissan and a special adviser to the Japanese Cabinet; Nissan’s ex-auditor Hidetoshi Imazu; and the car company’s former executive vice president Hitoshi Kawaguchi as the main architects of his downfall

Twitter has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote
News & Analysis

Twitter has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote

The incident highlights the challenge Silicon Valley tech giants face complying with tighter regulations from governments.

French govt unveils plan to slap tax on internet giants Google, Amazon and Facebook
News & Analysis

French govt unveils plan to slap tax on internet giants Google, Amazon and Facebook

The govt plans to slap a 3 per cent tax to get around tax avoidance measures by multinationals

No financial guarantees, weak legal recourse: CAG's Rafale report shows little options if contract breached
India

No financial guarantees, weak legal recourse: CAG's Rafale report shows little options if contract breached

The CAG report tabled in Parliament confirms that the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Narendra Modi approved the Rafale deal even though France and Dassault Aviation had both refused to furnish bank guarantees or sovereign guarantees.

Carlos Ghosn claims innocence in first appearance since November arrest; says unfairly detained on meritless charges
Business

Carlos Ghosn claims innocence in first appearance since November arrest; says unfairly detained on meritless charges

Ghosn is also accused of making $14.7 million in payments to Saudi businessman Khaled Al-Juffali using Nissan funds in exchange for arranging a letter of credit to help with his investment losses.

France 'yellow vest' protests: Emmanuel Macron speeds up tax cuts, raise wages to quell unrest; vows no backtracking
World

France 'yellow vest' protests: Emmanuel Macron speeds up tax cuts, raise wages to quell unrest; vows no backtracking

France's President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners in further concessions meant to defuse weeks of often violent protests that have challenged his authority.

'Leave our nation be': France tells Donald Trump not to interfere in country's affairs after US president tweets about Paris protests
World

'Leave our nation be': France tells Donald Trump not to interfere in country's affairs after US president tweets about Paris protests

The French government on Sunday urged US president Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after he tweeted on the Paris protests and the climate agreement.

'PM is completely silent': Rahul Gandhi seeks clarification on Rafale deal from Narendra Modi after François Hollande row
Politics

'PM is completely silent': Rahul Gandhi seeks clarification on Rafale deal from Narendra Modi after François Hollande row

Rahul Gandhi questioned Narendra Modi's silence after Francois Hollande's reported statement and asked him to clarify if the same is true or not.

Emmanuel Macron's approval ratings drop for second consecutive month, reveals poll
World

Emmanuel Macron's approval ratings drop for second consecutive month, reveals poll

French President Emmanuel Macron has suffered a fresh slump in popularity, with just a 30 percent approval rating among voters,

Emmanuel Macron presents new security bill to combat extremist threats; rights groups fear state of emergency
India

Emmanuel Macron presents new security bill to combat extremist threats; rights groups fear state of emergency

French President Emmanuel Macron's new government is presenting a security bill on Thursday to beef up police powers amid sustained extremist threats to Europe.

Champs-Elysees attack: French police take four family members of assailant into custody
World

Champs-Elysees attack: French police take four family members of assailant into custody

French police have taken into custody four members of the family of a radicalised Islamist who was killed when he rammed a car loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Macron set to unveil French government after 24-hour delay
World

Emmanuel Macron set to unveil French government after 24-hour delay

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to end the suspense over his first government on Wednesday after a 24-hour delay in unveiling what he has promised will be a new-look cabinet.

Scorpene papers were stolen possibly by former employee, not leaked: French govt source
World

Scorpene papers were stolen possibly by former employee, not leaked: French govt source

Documents relating to Indian submarines were stolen from French naval contractor DCNS and not leaked, a French government source said on Thursday, adding that the information published so far showed only operational aspects of the submarines.

Microsoft asked to stop collecting excessive user data by French Government
News & Analysis

Microsoft asked to stop collecting excessive user data by French Government

The French data protection authority on Wednesday ordered Microsoft Corp to stop collecting excessive data on users of its Windows 10 operating system and serving them personalised ads without their consent.

Government app failed to send warning until 3 hours after Nice attack
News & Analysis

Government app failed to send warning until 3 hours after Nice attack

An app launched last month by the French government to alert users to attacks failed to flash a warning until more than three hours after a truck rammed into crowds in the Riviera city of Nice on Bastille day, the interior ministry said.

French Tech Ticket Season 2 kicked off by French Government
Biztech

French Tech Ticket Season 2 kicked off by French Government

France today kicked off the Season 2 of French Tech Ticket, a global competition open to entrepreneurs with start-ups after formation or in the process of growing. French Tech is the French start-up ecosystem led by French Government to embrace and promote the emergence of successful start-ups accompanied by Business France.