Tag Archives: French

Nadal Wins French Open, Equals Federer’s All-Time 20th Grand Slam Titles

  Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday. For world number one Djokovic, the defeat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam and of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win … Continue reading Nadal Wins French Open, Equals Federer’s All-Time 20th Grand Slam Titles

Read More »

French Hostage And Mali Opposition Leader Freed

    A French aid worker kidnapped in Mali in 2016 and one of the country’s leading opposition politicians have been released, the presidency said on Thursday. The office of Mali’s president said on social media that Frenchwoman Sophie Petronin, 75, and Soumaila Cisse, 70, who were believed to have been held by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants, … Continue reading French Hostage And Mali Opposition Leader Freed

Read More »

France Prepares For Wider COVID-19 Restrictions

  France was preparing Thursday for tighter coronavirus restrictions in several major cities, two days after a maximum alert protocol went into force in Paris that included bar closures. The number of daily coronavirus infections came in at 18,746 in France on Wednesday, health authorities reported, a record since widespread testing began. The rate of … Continue reading France Prepares For Wider COVID-19 Restrictions

Read More »

Ailing Djokovic ‘Feeling Okay’ After Battling Into French Open Semi-Finals

  Novak Djokovic said he was “feeling okay” after overcoming neck and shoulder troubles to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday and set up a French Open semi-final showdown with Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic beat Spanish 17th seed Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last four of a major for the 38th time … Continue reading Ailing Djokovic ‘Feeling Okay’ After Battling Into French Open Semi-Finals

Read More »

France Accuses Turkey Of Military Involvement In Karabakh Conflict

    France accused Turkey on Wednesday of “military involvement” on the side of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, the latest volley in a war of words between Paris and Ankara.  “The new aspect is that there is military involvement by Turkey which risks fuelling the internationalisation of the … Continue reading France Accuses Turkey Of Military Involvement In Karabakh Conflict

Read More »

First Female Duo Win Nobel Chemistry Prize For Gene Editing Technique

  Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the US on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping “scissors”, the first time a Nobel science prize has gone to a women-only team. Using the tool, “researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms … Continue reading First Female Duo Win Nobel Chemistry Prize For Gene Editing Technique

Read More »

Sophie Petronin: Son Hopeful Of Mother’s Release From Jihadist Captivity

  The son of a French aid worker taken hostage in Mali said on Wednesday he was still awaiting news about his mother after speculation intensified following the release of detained jihadists. Hopes that 75-year-old Sophie Petronin and abducted Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse may soon be released surged at the weekend when security sources … Continue reading Sophie Petronin: Son Hopeful Of Mother’s Release From Jihadist Captivity

Read More »