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  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Ex-French PM facing probe in ‘Karachi affair’

    PARIS: Former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur has been placed under formal investigation over allegations that possible kickbacks may have helped finance his 1995 presidential election campaign, a judicial source said on Tuesday...

    In the so-called “Karachi Affair”, judges are trying to unravel a series of nebulous dealings by middlemen and possible kickbacks linked to the sale of Agosta class submarines by the French...

  • Modi visits French aviation hub

    TOULOUSE: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a lightning visit to Toulouse, the hub of the French aerospace industry in the southwest of the country...

    “I look forward to visit France to seek greater French involvement in our Make in India Programme, including in the defence manufacturing sector,” the prime minister had written...

  • LETTER from PARIS: Is the French Socialist Party dead?

    AMONG popular French political witticisms the following is arguably the most amusing: “When you are twenty-one and not yet a leftist, it means you have no heart...

    ”The French Socialist Party’s disastrous defeat, the fourth since it came to power three years ago, in last month’s local elections has led many political analysts to believe that the time of the leftist ideology is already over...

  • India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets

    NEW DELHI: India will only buy 36 Rafale fighter jets as they are “way too expensive”, the defence minister said on Sunday, dashing lingering French hopes of a larger deal that has been years in the making...

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the previous government’s plans to buy 126 of the fighter jets from French firm Dassault were “economically unviable and not required”...

  • Ireland shrugs off French riddle over Yeats remains

    DUBLIN: A trove of documents from a French chateau has cast doubt on the remains of beloved Irish poet W...

    A French foreign ministry official who was tasked with investigating the location of Yeats’ remains wrote in his 1948 report that “it is impossible to return the full and authentic remains of Mr Yeats”...

  • French unemployment at record high

    PARIS: French unemployment rose to a fresh record high in April, official statistics published on Monday showed, with 3...

    Paris was buoyed last month by better-than-expected quarterly growth figures showing that the French economy, the second biggest in the eurozone, grew by 0...

  • French troops lead Indian military parade

    NEW DELHI: Thousands gathered in New Delhi amid tight security on Tuesday for India’s annual Republic Day parade, a pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring camels and daredevil stunt riders, with French President Francois Hollande attending it as the chief guest...

    A contingent of French infantry in India for joint military exercises led the march down the capital’s central Rajpath avenue, the first time foreign troops have...

  • Elevator readied on French Riviera sands for Saudi king

    VALLAURIS: Preparations are underway for the arrival of the king of Saudi Arabia and an entourage of hundreds at the family's mansion on the French Riviera...

    Protesting sunbathers got work temporarily stopped, but permits were later delivered on orders from French authorities — a sign the visit is imminent, though no one will say exactly when the king will arrive...

  • French railway seeks action

    PARIS: The French state railway company on Monday demanded police action against “irresponsible” Paris-Roubaix cycle race riders who breached a safety barrier seconds before a high speed train hurtled by...

    The SNCF company made an official complaint to French prosecutors saying the action in Sunday’s prestigious race had risked a deadly tragedy...

  • India signals end of talks on larger French Rafale deal

    NEW DELHI: India's future purchase of Rafale fighter jets will only come through direct talks with the French government, the defence minister has said, effectively killing talks on one of the world's largest aviation deals...

    Read: Modi orders 36 'ready-to-fly' French-made Rafale fighter jetsThe minister said the original negotiations to buy 126 Rafale jets from French manufacturer Dassault Aviation — that have been dragging since...

  • Serena, Safarova to clash in French Open final

    PARIS: Serena Williams plays Lucie Safarova in the French Open final on Saturday and the odds, on paper and also by the statistics, are hugely in the American's favour...

    To add weight to the challenge ahead of her, only twice in the history of the French Open has a player ranked outside the top 10 seeds won the title — once in 1933 and more recently in 2010 when Francesca Schiavone triumphed...

  • Europe court backs French decision to allow vegetative man to die

    STRASBOURG: Europe’s rights court on Friday backed the decision of a French court to allow a man in a vegetative state to be taken off life support, in a ruling that could become a benchmark on the continent...

    But the court voted 12 to five that a French court decision, which said Lambert should be allowed to die, did not violate European rights laws...

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