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Refugee baby inspires French Eurovision quest

AFP | French pop duo "Madame Monsieur" hope a song inspired by the plight of a refugee baby plucked from a sinking boat in the...

Tens of thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris

AFP | Depicting the object of their ire as Napoleon, Dracula, Jupiter, a banker-king and Margaret Thatcher, tens of thousands marched through central Paris on...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui to represent ‘Manto’ at Cannes Film Festival

News Desk | Once a struggling actor in Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to make his fifth appearance at Cannes Film Festival 2018 in France....

Meghan and Wallis: US divorcees in British royal history

AFP | Meghan Markle enters the British royal family in drastically different circumstances from the last American to join: Wallis Simpson, a name that still...

At New York’s Met, an opera even babies can attend

AFP | New York parents, ever vigilant for new ways to amuse their offspring, are picking up babies and flocking to the Metropolitan Opera this...

Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to life

AFP | Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris...

What if Trump dumps Iran deal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The last big European effort to dissuade US President Donald Trump from abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear pact ended without success...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks

AFP | The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey were set to hold talks on Syria Saturday in the wake of an alleged chemical...

Merkel in Washington to make Germany heard again

AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to the White House on Friday for talks with Donald Trump, facing an uphill struggle to save the...

US-China trade tension dominates IMF gathering

AFP | Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world...

Latin America’s ‘magic tree’ slowly coming back to life

AFP | The guaimaro, a highly prized tree bearing nutritious fruit, once abundant throughout South America, is slowly being coaxed back from near extinction in...

Pakistan Steel Mills playing dirty as Renault struggles to enter Pakistan

News Analysis | French automaker Renault’s big plans for launching itself to a thriving Pakistani customer-base is in the doldrums; Pakistan Steel Mills, which had...

Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi honored at the 90th Academy Awards

News Desk | Late veteran Bollywood actors Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi were honored at the 90th Oscars ceremony in the ‘Memorian Montage' that pays tribute...

Muslim singer forced to quit French show over terror posts

AFP | A French Muslim singer who became an overnight star after dazzling judges on a TV talent show quit the contest Friday after coming...

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan charged with rape

AFP | Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with rape, a judicial source said, following claims by two women that he assaulted them in...

Elite climbers and Pak military rescue French mountaineer

AFP | An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on a Pakistan peak nicknamed "killer mountain", but officials...

New PIA chief’s optimism leaves people confused

News Analysis | Pakistan International Airlines has been the perfect real time representation of riches to rags. From sacrificing black goats on the tarmac for...

Crowdfunding effort raises $1.9 million to save French chateau

AFP | It's a modern story of an ancient fairytale castle: a crowdfunding effort online has raised 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) to restore a...

South Asian countries battle with obsession over fair skin

The Conversation | “Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that...

IS in Syria to be defeated by February: French President

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government...

Will US be able to sustain its global dictatorship?

Jacob G. Hornberger | On July 21, 1821, John Quincy Adams, who would go on to become the sixth president of the United States, warned that...

Iran is Trump’s perpetual enemy in the Middle East

News Analysis |  US President Donald Trump said that Iran exports violence, chaos, and bloodshed while its government hides a corrupt dictatorship behind the farce...

US moves to break deadlock in Gulf Crisis

News Analysis | A memorandum of understanding, aimed to shore up Qatar's counter-terrorism efforts, was signed between the United States and the Gulf nation on...

Yemeni journalists caught amid Saudi coalition and Houthi rebels

Global Voices | The conflict in Yemen, which erupted more than two years ago between Houthi rebels and forces backing the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has...

How science can make your learning 50% easier?

Like or not, to become successful in many areas of life, whether it be in school, college, at work or just in learning a...

‘Putin’s French visit cancellation helped France save face’

Putin made things easier for French President Francois Hollande by canceling his visit to France. Hollande is in a difficult position, analysts told RT....

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