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Shooting near French mosque leaves eight wounded: Reports

Eight people including a girl were lightly wounded late on Sunday in a shooting in front of a mosque in the south-east French city of Avignon. Two of the eight wounded were hospitalised after the incident, According to witnesses , two gunmen with their faces covered had fired shots around at 10:30 p.m. as people were coming out of the mosque ... Read More »

French President Macron meets Russian President Putin

The newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has met the Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday. Later, Macron said he had a “frank exchange” in their first ever face to face meeting. The meeting took place at Versailles palace near Paris. Both the leaders discussed on various issues which has been affecting the bilateral ties including the Syrian conflict which has been ... Read More »

Edouard Philippe is French Prime Minister

Eduoard Philippe has been named the new Prime Minister of France by the President Emmanuel Macron yesterday. Philippe would take over the baton from PM Bernard Cazeneuva.  He has been a Member of Parliament for Normandy. Philippe, who is also the mayor of the northern port of Le Havre comes from Les Republicans whose Presidential candidate Francois Fillon lost the ... Read More »

Emmanuel Macron is the new French President

Emmanuel Macron has won the French Presidential elections by securing a comprehensive 65.8% out of the total votes polled whereas his competitor Marie Le Pen has secured 34.2% By this, Macron who is just 39 has become the youngest President in the history of France. Had Marie Le Pen would have become he President, France may have considered about exiting ... Read More »

Macron to beat Marine Le Pen in French Elections

With first round of elections got over on Sunday, it is now clear that there will be only 2 candidates in the 2nd and Final Round of Presidential Elections in France which would see Macron and Marine Le Pen fighting for the Top Post. The exit survey polls says that Emmanuel Macron would win it easy over Le Pen with ... Read More »

French Election – It will be Le Pen vs Macron

  The most unpredictable French election ever yesterday saw the unusual results. It saw the populist Marine Le Pen & political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country’s presidential election where Macron had secured 23.9 per cent with Le Pen on 21.4 per cent of the total votes polled in the first round of French Presidential Elections. Macron ... Read More »

France to vote on Presidential elections today

The people of France would be voting in the first round to select their President. The country has been witnessing few terrorist attacks in the past few weeks and in the wake of election, the Government has deployed some 50,000 security personnel to ensure that the election gets carried out without any incidents. The candidates who are in the fray ... Read More »

Paris Terror Attack: 1 Police Officer killed, Islamic State Takes Responsibility

France, IS, Paris, Terror, Terrorist Attack

In another terrorist attack on Paris, a French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded on Thursday night. The attack was considered very threatening as its just days before presidential elections. The Islamic State militant group has taken responsibility of the attack. France President Francois Hollande claimed that it was a terror attack.  The wide avenue that leads away ... Read More »

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