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Last sailor crosses Vendee Globe finishing line after 116 days at sea

France, March 6 -- Finland's Ari Huusela crossed the line at Les Sables d'Olonne in western France on Friday to end the ninth Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race, 36 days after the winner. He... Read More


French tennis star Paire spits and rants in Argentina Open meltdown

France, March 5 -- Maverick French tennis player Benoit Paire controversially crashed out of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires on Friday after spitting on court during his match against Francisco Cer... Read More


Elgar and Bavuma anointed to lead South Africa's Test and one day squads

France, March 5 -- South Africa's cricket chiefs have named Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma to skipper the Test and one day international (ODI) teams. Temba Bavuma, 30, is the first black South African t... Read More


Interpol seizes thousands of fake Covid-19 jabs in South Africa and China

France, March 4 -- Interpol warned of a massive network selling dud Covid-19 vaccines after detectives in China and South Africa seized thousands of fake doses. Dozens have been arrested and an invest... Read More


Inter Milan boss Conte tells his men to keep eyes on Serie A prize

France, March 4 -- Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte urged his players to maintain their focus as the club hunts for a first Serie A title since 2010. Inter face Parma on Thursday night with a chance t... Read More


Manchester United boss Solskjaer hails players' grit in coronavirus-hit season

France, March 4 -- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to his squad for the way they have handled the demands of the season as they chase trophies in the Premier League, the F... Read More


More women join Tokyo Olympics committee as virus fires doubts about event

France, March 3 -- Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics made a gesture towards gender equality on Wednesday by increasing the number of women on the committee's executive board from seven to 19. This come... Read More


Lille botch chance to keep four point lead at top of Ligue 1

France, March 1 -- Lille fluffed their chance to restore their four point lead at the top of Ligue 1 on Sunday following a 1-1 draw at home with relegation-threatened Strasbourg. The visitors, lying ... Read More


French public health chief hails efficacy of Covid curfew

France, Feb. 28 -- France's top public health official Jerome Salomon has hailed the nationwide curfewimposed by the government as part of its effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. "We are in... Read More


Citizen's panel slams French government response to reducing emissions

France, Feb. 28 -- France's Citizens'Climate Convention has given the government a woeful score for its"unambitious" response towards recommendations on reining in the country's greenhouse gas emissio... Read More