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Veran places three more French regions under coronavirus restrictions

France, March 26 -- French health minister Olivier Veran slapped tighter restrictions on three more regions on Thursday night as part of the government's efforts to arrest the spread of the coronaviru... Read More


Galthie puts his faith in Ntamack for France's rugby showdown against Scotland

France, March 26 -- France rugby union head coach Fabien Galthie has handed Romain Ntamack the responsibility of guiding France past Scotland to their first Six Nations title since 2010. Ntamack will... Read More


Torch relay starts in Fukushima to launch four-month countdown to Tokyo Games

France, March 25 -- The Olympic torch relay began on Thursday in Fukushima to launch the four-month countdown to the Tokyo games. It was a symbolic moment forthe runners, manyof whom were evacuees who... Read More


France and Ukraine share honours to start 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

France, March 25 -- France and Ukraine played out a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night to launchtheir 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring in the Group D match in the 19t... Read More


Former Fifa boss Blatter banned for role in 60 million euro bonus payments scam

France, March 24 -- Sepp Blatter, the former supremo of world football's governing body Fifa, was on Wednesday effectively handed a lifetime ban from the game for his part in a merry-go-round of bonus... Read More


Afcon qualifiers start amid anger over French league's coronavirus policy

France, March 24 -- The final rounds of qualifiers for next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon got underway on Wednesday afternoon amid anger over the French government's late decision to drop a... Read More


French former snowboard champion Julie Pomagalski dies in avalanche

France, March 24 -- French former world snowboard championJulie Pomagalski has diedin an avalanche in Switzerland, it emerged on Wednesday. She had been accompanied by a guide, who also died. The 40-... Read More


Deschamps tells France squad that Ukraine can cause pain

France, March 23 -- France boss Didier Deschamps warned his players against complacency when they take on Ukraine in the first qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup on Wednesday night at the Stade d... Read More


US foreign affairs chief Blinken vows to keep Nato in the loop over Afghanistan

France, March 23 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken promised on Tuesday to share Washington's initial thinking on a looming deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. This as he meets with EU ... Read More


Bearing up: Beauval Zoo's Huan Huan artificially inseminated after day of mating

France, March 21 -- Beauval Zoo's giant pandas Huan Huan and Yuan Zi were recovering on Sunday after an eight-session day of mating which ended with Huan Huan artificially inseminated. Huan Huan, who... Read More