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Tennis chiefs crack down on hooligan element at French Open matches

France, May 30 -- Security agents have been told to identify and remove persistently rowdy fan and match umpires have also been instructed to be less indulgent and impose a disciplined tone for the ga... Read More


French tennis star Noah to replace Borg as Team Europe skipper at 2025 Laver Cup

France, May 29 -- The 64-year-old Frenchman will replace Bjorn Borg who has skippered squads consisting of players such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the tournament which began ... Read More


Alcaraz wins under centre court roof as rain destroys schedule at French Open

France, May 29 -- Alcaraz won the encounter 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in just over three hours on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Spaniard went into the clash as the overwhelming favourite against a player ran... Read More


Swiatek pleads for peace from the fans after edging past Osaka at French Open

France, May 29 -- In an on-court interview with former player Alex Corretja, Swiatek said as she looked at the crowds on Court Philippe Chatrier: "You know I love you guys and I love playing here but ... Read More


Global executions at highest level in almost a decade, says Amnesty

France, May 29 -- A total of 1,153 executions took place last year, an increase of more than 30 percent from 2022. This is the highest figure recorded by Amnesty since 2015, when 1,634 people were kn... Read More


Divided South Africans vote in tight elections that could end ANC dominance

France, May 29 -- The latest survey, released last week by Afrobarometer, shows that a third of voters are still undecided - making the elections the most unpredictable in South Africa's democratic hi... Read More


EU monitors new Meta measures on tackling disinformation ahead of June elections

France, May 28 -- Speaking on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the commission said, "Meta has now deployed new functionalities ...27 new real-time visual dashboards, one for each member state, to allow thi... Read More


No last hooray for Alize Cornet at French Open as Zheng beats French veteran

France, May 28 -- A month ago, the 34-year-old Frenchwoman told French broadcaster Canal Plus that the 2024 French Open would be her last tournament as a professional player. Just before the start of... Read More


Cornet takes leave of the French Open and tennis to cheers amid the tears

France, May 28 -- In 2005, as a 15-year-old, the French tennis federation, which organises the French Open in Paris offered her a wildcard - tennis speak for an invitation into the main draw of the si... Read More


Business, security on agenda as Gabon's transitional president visits France

France, May 28 -- Bilateral relations, subjects of common interest such as climate and forests, and the progress of Gabon's transition will be high on the agenda for discussion during Oligui Nguema's ... Read More