Free Press Journal
  • France: Group of masked men open fire in Marseilles, one person injured

    Paris : A group of masked men reportedly opened fired in one of the districts of Marseilles in the south of France, leaving one person wounded. The individuals, armed with Kalashnikovs (AK-47), opened fire at a group of young people, Sputnik International reported, citing the local newspaper La Provence, as saying.

  • Terror : Trump seeks to change thought process

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Monday said countries must “open their eyes” and change their “thought process” on how to tackle terrorism, following the latest attack linked to the Islamic State in France.

  • Iran FM in China on diplomatic tour to salvage nuclear deal

    Beijing : Iran’s foreign minister arrived in Beijing on Sunday, Iranian media said, on the first leg of a whirlwind diplomatic tour designed to try and rescue the nuclear deal left on the brink of collapse after the US pulled out.

  • Arcelor may pay off Uttam Galva dues

    Montataire (France) : ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel maker, on Thursday asserted that its bid for debt-laden Essar Steel is “eligible” and indicated that any pay off towards outstanding dues of Uttam Galva, a firm in which it was a minority shareholder till sometime back, would be a “goodwill gesture”.

  • French lawmakers pass controversial immigration law

    Paris: France’s National Assembly has passed a controversial  immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron’s young centrist party. After 61 hours of debate, the measure was approved yesterday in a vote of 228 in favour, 139 against and 24 abstentions.

  • France warns of new disaster looming in Syria’s Idlib region

    Paris : French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned on Sunday that a new humanitarian disaster was looming in Syria, in the rebel-held region of Idlib, seen as the next possible target of the regime’s fightback.

  • Explosions rock Syrian capital as Donald Trump announces strikes

    Beirut: Loud explosions rocked Syria’s capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early today after US President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian air defences responded to the joint strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

  • US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria; explosions heard

    Washington: In a combined operation, the US, Britain and France today launched military strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime, President Donald Trump announced, as he alleged the war-torn nation of using chemical weapons against its own people.

  • Trump pledges swift response

    Washington : Amid hurried diplomacy that signalled allied military strikes may be imminent, US President Donald Trump has said he will take swift action in retaliation to the alleged weekend chemical attack on civilians in Syria.

  • Syrian media reports missile attack: France and US say they did not bomb Syrian air base

    France did not carry out a missile strike on a Syrian government air base early today that reportedly killed several people, the French army said. “It was not us,” armed forces spokesman Colonel Patrik Steiger told AFP. The US also denied staging the strike. Syrian state news agency SANA said the Tayfur air base was hit by “several missiles” that left a number of dead and wounded, without giving exact casualty numbers.

  • Mbappe lifts PSG to straight fifth title

    Bordeaux (France) : French talent Kylian Mbappe created as many as three goals to power Paris Saint-Germain to its fifth straight French League Cup tile after easing past his former club AS Monaco 3-0 here.

  • Why Oise in Northern France is a revelation

    Even though Oise in Northern France, not far from Paris is usually missing from most travel itinerary, it is a revelation as Kalyani Majumdar found out after visiting this picturesque place with its landscape, people and history

  • Sameer enters semi-finals of Orleans Open

    Orleans (France) : Sameer Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semi-finals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men’s singles competition.

  • Kashyap and Sameer in quarters of Orleans Open

    Orleans (France) : Indian shuttlers P Kashyap and Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinals of the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament with straight game wins in the men’s singles competition here.

  • France shooting: Partner of attacker detained

    Paris : A woman who was living with the attacker who killed four people at a supermarket in southern France’s Trebes has been detained, a prosecutor said on Friday.