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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


Final curtain? Industry hits back as Covid closures cripple French culture

France, March 6 -- After months of enforced closures, France's cinemas, theatres and museums are at a standstillwith no news as to when they might reopen. This is despite petitions and street protests... Read More


Final curtain? French culture sector hits back against crippling Covid closures

France, March 6 -- After months of enforced closures, France's cinemas, theatres and museums are at a standstillwith no news as to when they might reopen. This is despite petitions and street protests... Read More


Violent protests in Senegal as opposition leader summoned over rape charges

France, March 5 -- Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko is to appear in court on Monday to answer charges of rape, which his supporters say are politically motivated. His arrest on Wednesday spa... Read More


Cyber-attacks quadrupled in France in the space of a year

France, March 5 -- Cyber-attacks in France have increased fourfold over the last year, forcing authorities to strengthen the chain of cyber-defence from end to end,Armed Forces minister Florence Parly... 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


Australia plays down vaccine row as Italy blocks AstraZeneca delivery

France, March 5 -- Australia's prime minister has played down the impact of Italy'sdecision to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses. Italy explained the ban as necessary because of a sho... 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


India's own Covid-19 vaccine effective as inoculation drive gathers steam

France, March 5 -- India's first locally-developed Covid-19 vaccine posted 81 percent interim efficacy in late stage trials involving nearly 26,000 people, putting to rest doubts and debate over the s... Read More


Soul-searching for Mahama after court verdict rejects challenge to Ghana polls

France, March 5 -- Ghana's Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously dismissed opposition leader John Mahama's petition against the results of the 2020 presidential polls. The ex-president, who ran agains... Read More