The defence minister clarified that not “a single procedure was violated” during the purchase and that when the Modi government came to power, “the situation was grim” and that it had “to move forward fast”.
Napoleon famously crowned himself emperor at Notre Dame cathedral in 1804, placing the Roman-style laurel wreath on his own head, even though Pope Pius VII was there presiding over the coronation.
An ISIS militant was responsible for the attack, the group’s Amaq news agency said.
French President Emmanuel Macron called for the EU to work more closely on defence and immigration and for the euro zone to have its own budget
Hitting back at Macron’s pledge to give no ground to “slackers”, some in Paris carried placards reading “Slacker on Strike”.
If Emmanuel Macron is indeed able to push through the labour market reform, he would have succeeded where many other French presidents have failed.
France is a main partner in the US-led coalition helping Baghdad fight the militants who seized parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Marine Le Pen’s National Front “unanimously reaffirmed” its commitment to the sovereignty of France “as the fundamental objective” of its political agenda.
The US, Britain France and others pledged commitment to a decades-old Non-Proliferation Treaty instead, boycotting the talks.
“The French people are not driven by patient curiosity, but by an uncompromising demand. It is a profound transformation that they expect.”
The Sahel Force is a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel in coordination with French and UN peacekeeping forces.
Eight people were wounded in a shooting in front of a mosque in southern France in an incident police are not considering a terror attack.
The youngest, most ethnically diverse and gender-balanced parliament in France’s history held its first session on Tuesday in a test for new lawmakers.
Macron’s efforts to enact his ambitious reform agenda amidst a budget deficit with a restive populace will be his legislature’s Rorschach test.
The French parliament will welcome among its ranks, economists, mathematicians, academicians, entrepreneurs and genocide survivors.
Female parliamentary representation has increased steadily in France in recent years.
The French President’s victory will not only pave his way to deliver on campaign pledges, but will also bring to light the changing political scenario in France.
According to the poll, the low count is to be blamed on voter fatigue and disillusion with French President Macron’s policies.
The president aims at delivering on all the promises he made during his campaign, especially those of job training, corporate taxes, and renewable energy.
Emergency powers give the French police wider search and arrest powers while authorities have used these to successfully prohibit public gatherings.
Macron, who took office two weeks ago, has said that dialogue with Russia is vital in tackling a number of international disputes.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world.
At a festival intertwined with France’s national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
With Hassan Rouhani re-elected, French President Emmanuel Macron has high hopes of better economic and cultural ties with Iran
President Macron’s election as president smashed decades-old left-right grip on politics with the conservative Republicans (LR) and Socialists in shock.
Macron undertakes his first trip as president to Mali where the security situation has worsened despite French intervention four years ago.
A Harris Interactive poll found that En Marche, together with allies, would win the largest share of vote in the first round of the elections on June 11.
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
The two world leaders met in Berlin to discuss the roadmap for the future, Eurobonds, and economic policies.
In a move meant to smash the left-right divide which has dominated France, Macron chose Philippe, broadening his political appeal and weakening his opponents.
Macron pledged to restore France’s global status, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions from the bitterly fought election campaign.
Poland has been the most vocal among eastern EU members fearing that their wealthier western neighbours will erode the single market that has been the biggest benefit of membership in the east.
Many of the candidates Macron’s party announced are young and half of them are women.
France’s president-elect made his name in the global arena, and has a diplomatic bent. Revitalising French foreign policy may well be among his early successes.
An Auschwitz survivor and activists gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower on May 8 to celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory. The day is also commemorated as the end of the Second World War in France.
Sunday’s election is seen as the most important in France for decades, with both candidates having opposed views on Europe and France’s place in the world.
Given Marine Le Pen’s stand on minorities, it is clear Emmanuel Macron will likely get the Sikh vote when France goes to polls on May 7.
For Le Pen, the debate was a last major chance to persuade voters of the merits of her programme, but 63% of viewers found Macron more convincing than her.
Even though parkour takes its toll on their bodies, these youths see it as an escape from the atmosphere of war and freedom from their pain and sorrow.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack against politicians who failed to endorse him against far-right rival Le Pen.