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Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France’s World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Posted: July 18, 2018, 6:09 am
France’s 2018 World Cup-winning team sang, danced, cheered -- and posted it live on social media sites, bagging both the football and popularity contests.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 7:04 pm
With France having just won the World Cup final in Russia, will its president, Emmanuel Macron, gain a much-needed rise in popularity as a result of the football team's victory?
Posted: July 16, 2018, 10:08 am
The festive spirit after France won its second World Cup final in 20 years imbued every corner of the city, including a Salvation Army shelter in northeastern Paris, where several dozen migrants gathered to watch the match.
Posted: July 15, 2018, 9:14 pm
France's victorious players returned to a heroes' welcome on Monday after winning the World Cup for the second time with a rollercoaster 4-2 victory that set off wild revelling at home. To see how the day's events followed read our liveblog below.
Posted: July 15, 2018, 5:47 pm
France is beefing up its counterterrorism powers and creating new bodies to track radicalised inmates and better identify extremists at risk of turning to violence.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 11:51 am
Security has been tightened ahead of a weekend that France hopes will bring back-to-back celebrations of Bastille Day on July 14 and a victory in the 2018 World Cup final, with 110,000 members of the security services deployed across France.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 5:51 am
Ireland’s Dan Martin, of the UAE team, capped a daring, late attack on the steep Mur de Bretagne climb to snatch victory on the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 4:41 pm
Les Bleus’ run to the World Cup final has triggered vast outpourings of glee throughout France, driven by a desire to relive France’s 1998 victory.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:56 pm
The Tour de France is the biggest free sporting spectacle in the world. First organized in 1903, the so-called "Grande Boucle" is held primarily during the month of July and covers around 3,500 kilometres across France. It’s considered one of the hardest and most prestigious bike races and is watched the world over. Though repeated doping scandals have tainted the Tour's reputation in recent years, it continues to be a national treasure and a celebration of France's beautiful landscapes.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 1:01 pm
Celebrated British artist Banksy has confirmed that the street art appearing across the French capital is his work. The murals have sparked debate, with his art tackling France’s migrant crisis and greed.
Posted: July 11, 2018, 3:33 pm
The veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve was awarded one of the world's most lucrative arts prizes Wednesday.
Posted: July 11, 2018, 1:56 pm
The AIDS Association of France has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of PrEP, an antiviral drug that protects against HIV. Although little known in France, the medication has proven effective in countries like the US and UK.
Posted: July 11, 2018, 12:46 pm