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Swiatek romps past Paolini to lift fourth French Open crown

France, June 8 -- The 68-minute slaughter finished 6-2, 6-1 to the 23-year-old Pole who joined Monica Seles and Justine Henin as the only women to claim three French Open titles on the trot since the ... Read More


Trial involving former French mayor exposes drug dealers' hold on small towns

France, June 8 -- Bogged down in procedural issues since 27 May, the trial in the Paris suburb of Bobigny has been suspended until Monday. The Seine-Saint-Denis Criminal Court has been thwarted by d... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 13 - Merit men on a mission

France, June 8 -- Next time might be Sinner Time And so the third seed Carlos Alcaraz muscled his way into the final following a five-set win over the second seed Jannik Sinner. The semi-final was th... Read More


Zverev and Alcaraz strive to be the new name on French Open men's singles trophy

France, June 8 -- And it is as coveted as the cups handed out at the three other Grand Slam tournaments at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Alcaraz at 20 has bathed in the glories of t... Read More


A trip down memory lane with French photographer Raymond Depardon

France, June 8 -- The French photographer was just 18 years old in 1960 when he decided to buy an Italian Rumi scooter to cross Paris, never without his Rolleiflex camera around his neck. He witnesse... Read More


Alcaraz edges Sinner to reach first final at French Open

France, June 7 -- Virtually a year after nerves and tension led to cramps while playing Novak Djokovic on the same court, the 21-year-old Spaniard beat second seed Jannik Sinner 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 12 - local lad wins trophy

France, June 7 -- Good timing There was something for the partisans to cheer. Edouard Roger-Vasselin from France and Laura Siegemund from Germany claimed the mixed doubles crown. They beat the Anglo-... Read More


Irish, Czechs hold EU vote after Dutch far-right gains

France, June 7 -- Ireland's 37-year-old prime minister Simon Harris cast an early morning vote near his home Delgany, a village south of Dublin, before a whistlestop tour to canvass for both local and... Read More


Swiatek enters French Open showdown against Paolini as undisputed queen

France, June 7 -- Paolini has lost both of their encounters and since Naomi Osaka failed to convert her match point in the second round against Swiatek, the 23-year-old Pole has emerged from the scare... Read More


Zelensky urges West to do more for 'fair peace' after D-Day

France, June 7 -- One day after Western leaders descended on northern France to mark the 80 year anniversary of the D-Day landings in World War II, Zelensky addressed the French parliament in Paris wh... Read More