France’s far right may win big in EU elections. That’s worrying for migrants, Macron and Ukraine

France’s far right may win big in EU elections. That’s worrying for migrants, Macron and Ukraine

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen isn’t on the ballot at the weekend’s European Parliament election but she’s likely to emerge as one of its biggest winners. Polls expect her National Rally party to be the top vote-getter in France, trouncing President Emmanuel Macron‘s moderate pro-business party. And across Europe, the anti-immigration, nationalist ideas Le … Read more

Explosive Trump biopic hits Cannes Film Festival

Explosive Trump biopic hits Cannes Film Festival

A person dressed as Donald Trump poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘The Apprentice’ at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. File | Photo Credit: AP An explosive new biopic of Donald Trump shown at Cannes on May 20 paints an unflinching but nuanced portrait of the former … Read more

Mobile wallet usage in India to grow at 18.3%, touch $6.4 trillion in 2028

Mobile wallet usage in India to grow at 18.3%, touch $6.4 trillion in 2028

Mobile wallets are gradually gaining popularity in India and it is projected that the digital payment mode will cross traditional methods like cash and cards in the coming years. GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, in its report, said mobile wallets and their usage is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate … Read more

57.2% of 25,000 student aspirants who want to go abroad hail from Tier 2, 3 towns: study 

57.2% of 25,000 student aspirants who want to go abroad hail from Tier 2, 3 towns: study 

A majority of students who aspire to study abroad hail from Tier 2 and 3 cities, a pan-India study of 25,000 aspirational students by edtech start-up upGrad Abroad indicates.  “We are seeing rising interest from students hailing from cities like Thiruvananthapurm and Kottayam down south, Vadodara and Surat in the west, Lucknow in the north … Read more

India working with authorities after flight carrying mostly Indians detained in France

India working with authorities after flight carrying mostly Indians detained in France

India on Saturday said it was working with the French government for an early resolution of the situation after a Nicaragua-bound flight carrying 303 people, mostly Indians, was detained by French authorities during a technical halt at an airport near Paris over suspected “human trafficking”. The plane that took off from Dubai in the United … Read more

France grounds plane carrying 300 Indians over suspected ‘human trafficking’

France grounds plane carrying 300 Indians over suspected ‘human trafficking’

This August 1, 2016 photos shows the Paris Vatry Airport, near Vatry, some 150 km from Paris. | Photo Credit: AFP A Nicaragua-bound plane carrying more than 300 Indian passengers has been grounded in France over suspected “human trafficking”, authorities said on December 22. The plane had taken off from the United Arab Emirates and … Read more

France puts country on ‘high’ alert for bird flu

France puts country on ‘high’ alert for bird flu

France raised the risk level of bird flu to ‘high’ from ‘moderate’ on Tuesday after the detection of new cases of the disease, forcing poultry farms to keep birds indoors to stem the spread of the highly contagious virus. The decision, taken by the agriculture ministry, was published in the Official Journal on Tuesday. Avian … Read more

German tourist stabbed to death in Paris ‘terror’ attack

German tourist stabbed to death in Paris ‘terror’ attack

Paris: A person known to the French authorities as a radical Islamist with mental health troubles stabbed a German tourist to death and wounded two people in central Paris on Saturday before being arrested, officials said. The attack took place close to the Eiffel Tower during a busy weekend night and came with the country … Read more

India, Italy sign defence cooperation agreement

India, Italy sign defence cooperation agreement

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Italian counterpart Guido Crosetto during the signing of an agreement on defence cooperation, in Rome on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. | Photo Credit: ANI India and Italy on Tuesday signed a defence cooperation agreement to promote cooperation in varied defence domains such as “security and defence policy, R&D, education in … Read more

Thousands march against police violence in France

Thousands march against police violence in France

Activis Assa Traore, right, marches during a protest against police violence, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. Families, community groups and far-left activists marched in cities around France on Saturday to decry racism and police brutality, putting authorities on edge at a time when French police are deployed en masse for a string of high-security events. | … Read more