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India: Macron attends India's 75th Republic Day parade

French President Emmanuel Macron was chief guest at India's annual Republic Day celeberations on Friday in the capital New Delhi. Indian President Draupadi Murmu escorted Macron in a ceremonial h...

France's Macron visits India, eyes trade deals

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in India on Thursday for a two day visit that includes a red carpet welcome ceremony, talks on potential trade and defense deals, and celebrations for India...

India's rising geopolitical clout will be tested as it hosts the G20 summit

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ahead of India’s hosting of the G20 summit of leading economies, its prime minister invited 125 mostly developing countries to a virtual meeting in January to signal New Delhi’s inten...

France celebrates Bastille Day with parades and parties - and extra police, after recent unrest

PARIS (AP) — French fighter jets trailed red-white-and-blue smoke over Paris monuments, families held picnics and firefighters hosted holiday balls around France to celebrate Bastille Day on Friday, a...

India's Modi and France's Macron agree on defense ties but stand apart on Ukraine

PARIS (AP) — India is close to buying new French warplanes and submarines and played a starring role in France’s Bastille Day celebrations Friday. But for all the camaraderie on display this week betw...

World cycling’s governing body bans female transgender athletes from women’s events

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Female transgender athletes who transitioned after male puberty will no longer be able to compete in women's races, world cycling governing body the UCI said Friday. ...

Kwiatkowski wins mountaintop Tour stage, Pogacar cuts into Vingegaard's lead with late attack

LE GRAND COLOMBIER, France (AP) — Little by little, Tadej Pogacar is making up for the time lost. The two-time Tour de France champion from Slovenia further cut into Jonas Vingegaard’s l...

France hosts Modi as Bastille Day guest of honor

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the guest of honor at the French Bastille Day celebrations on Friday as France aims to strengthen its cooperation with India. President Emmanuel Macron Mac...

India's Modi is guest of honor at Paris Bastille Day parade as Macron rebuffs human rights critics

PARIS (AP) — France is staging a seduction campaign for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, guest of honor at Friday's annual Bastille Day parade, with the French president calling India a “...

France's parliament approves big boost in military spending, spurred by Ukraine war

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament on Thursday approved a multi-billion-euro boost to military spending through the rest of this decade, spurred by Russia’s war in Ukraine and fast-growin...

France: EU parliament urges Modi to protect minorities in India

The European Parliament on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to protect ethnic and religious minorities in India. Modi began a two-day visit to France focused on defense ties, w...

Indian PM Modi's Bastille Day visit stirs controversy in France

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting France to attend the country's annual July 14 Bastille Day national festival as guest of honor. The visit comes at a significant moment, as th...

France bans fireworks ahead of Bastille Day

France has banned the sale, possession and transport of fireworks for a week, including the July 14 national holiday weekend, following violent protests sparked by the police killing a teenager. &quo...

France’s Macron is weakened by crisis over teen killed by police

PARIS (AP) — Even in normal times Emmanuel Macron needed the help of allies in governing France. To get some things done the French president worked with the traditional right. The cent...

The Olympic flame for the 2024 Paris Games will be carried for 68 days before the cauldron is lit

PARIS (AP) — The Olympic flame for the 2024 Paris Games will pass through 64 departments — including five overseas — and 400 towns over 68 days before the cauldron is lit. Organizers ann...