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Brazil rally to enjoy French fries

The Brazilian team celebrate the winning goal scored by Luis Gustavo during their friendly against France.  AP

A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach o

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane in French Alps?

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane in French Alps?

A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said on T

Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate

Paris Eiffel tower before and during Earth Hour last year. 	(Photo:AFP)

Hundreds of landmarks from Paris’ Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and bar

Crash site saw another accident 50 years ago

Tuesday’s air disaster was not the first crash seen at the tiny ski resort of Barcelonette in the French Alps: half a century ago, an Air France plane to Vietnam crashed in the same spot.

Luxury brands hedge their bets with smartwatches


The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way to hedge their bets in case the smartwatch market takes off than a strategic U-tur

Ibra nets treble, PSG go top

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put his recent disciplinary problems behind him by bagging a hat-trick to give Paris Saint-Germain a 3-1 victory over Lorient on Friday night.

Barcelona raze city

Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic (centre) celebrates with team-mates after scoring—AP

A first-half goal by Ivan Rakitic was enough to see Barcelona end English interest in the Champions League on Wednesday as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in their last 16 second leg clash for a 3-1 agg

Emergency rules in Paris over pollution

Paris authorities have requested emergency traffic-limiting measures to be put in place on Friday, as the city of light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog.

Champions League: Arsenal knocked out


Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez reacts during the second leg of their pre-quarter-final against hosts Monaco on Tuesday. Arsenal won 2-0, but Monaco advanced on away goals having finished 3-3 on aggregate. (Photo: AP)

Asterix raises 150,000 euros for Charlie Hebdo victims


An original page of artwork from the 1971 comic Asterix and the Laurel Wreath went under the hammer in Paris for 150,000 euros, with the proceeds going entirely to the families of victims of the Charl

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.