French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man on June 8 when the leader was down to meet the public in Southeastern town of Tain-l' Hermitage. The detained man had reportedly shouted a war cry translating "Down with Macron" while attacking the President. "I'm always going to meet people," said Macron. Extending their support to the French President, several politicians condemned the attack.
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The United States will be welcoming a smaller replica of the Statue of Liberty that has been shipped off on June 7 from the French port of Le Havre. The 10-foot tall bronze statue will embrace the Ellis Island after a nine-day trip as the US will be celebrating its Independence Day on July 4. The mini-lady liberty was earlier being displayed at Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris.
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The movie lineup for this year Cannes features lockdown films and movies from lesser known filmmakers. Unlike 2019 Cannes, excluding many films of Hollywood’s big names, director Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Sean Pen’s “Flag Day” featuring stars with masks will also compete for the highest prize ‘Palme d’Or.’ Festival director Thierry Fremaux informed that among possible contenders two Netflix movies are also in predicament on how to… read-more
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After cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, French city Cannes is buzzing to hold the iconic Cannes film festival. However, with musically lit up beaches and prepped palace hotels the French Riviera still awaits visitors. Optimistic about recovery, the hospitality industry has also started recruiting staff. Usually held in May, the delayed movie extravaganza during July 6-17 is expecting only half of the 40,000/day crowd at the event… read-more
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron has warned Mali of withdrawing its 5,100 troopers from the Sahel region, if the Islamist radicalization increases due to political instability. France has been providing military support to the leaders of its former colonies in Africa for decades. Notably, President Macron recently said that he has told the leaders that France will not support countries without democratic legitimacy and transition.
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Actor Sonu Sood, in another philanthropic step, announced his plan to install four oxygen plants in India to tackle the oxygen scarcity in the most vulnerable states. Reportedly, the order for the first plant is already placed with France, and it is estimated to arrive in 10-12 days. Sonu said, "These oxygen plants will not only supply to entire hospitals but will also get these oxygen cylinders filled up."
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Hunters in Italy now have access to shoot 'vulnerable' categorized European turtle doves in the country. The Italian Hunting Federation supported the move will give power to the country's 5,00,000 licensed hunters to execute the rare bird species. International Union for Conservation of Nature also confirmed that the species population has… read-more
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France has also extended its support to India's fight against the pandemic as it announced to supply COVID-related assistance to India at the earliest. The French government on April 26 stated it would provide eight high-capacity oxygen generators, liquid oxygen for 2,000 patients for five days and 28 ventilators. It added that all the necessities will be transported via air and sea routes by this week's end.
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After 20 years from its first deliberation, commencement of world's biggest nuclear power plant in India has begun after France-based firm EDF on April 23 assured its assistance. The firm will reportedly provide engineering studies and equipment to build six 3rd-generation EPR reactors. To be set up in Maharashtra's Jaitapur, the facility aims to generate 10 gigawatts of electricity capable of providing power supply to roughly 7 crore… read-more
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Several countries, including Russia, France, United Kingdom and Germany, have come forward to help India, which is struggling hard with rising COVID-19 cases. While Germany has vowed to provide nearly two dozen oxygen generation plants, Russia has offered to supply four lakh Remdesivir injections every week. Besides, Russia will also supply Sputnik-V vaccine and medical oxygen to India. France and the UK have also promised such COVID… read-more
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