Tag Archives: France

Sailing – France wins RS:X women's title, Scott locks up Finn gold

RIO DE JANEIRO: France’s Charline Picon claimed Olympic gold in the women’s RS:X sailboard competition in a fiercely contested medal race that pushed Italy’s Flavia Tartaglini, the leader before the medal round, out of the podium positions. With only six points separating the top six of 10 sailors qualified for the medal round after 12… Read More »

Cycling: Ilnur Zakarin wins Tour de France 17th stage

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland: Chris Froome took a big step towards winning a third Tour de France as Nairo Quintana’s challenge wilted on Wednesday’s (Jul 20) first Alpine stage. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin won the 184.5km 17th stage from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson in Switzerland ahead of Sunday’s stage 15 winner Jarlinson Pantano of Colombia. Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin celebrates… Read More »

France to deploy aircraft carrier against Islamic State – Hollande

PARIS: France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East in the autumn to participate in operations against Islamic State militants, President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. “The battle group, which includes the Charles de Gaulle, will again be deployed to operation Chammal… because we have to strike back at those… Read More »

Cavendish wins Tour de France sixth stage, Van Avermaet keeps yellow

MONTAUBAN, France: Mark Cavendish further cemented his status as the Tour de France’s greatest sprinter when the Briton claimed his 29th career win in the sixth stage on Thursday. The 31-year-old Dimension Data team rider surged ahead in the final straight and held off the charge of German Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step), who finished second.… Read More »

France wants quick British divorce from EU, Germany cautious

BERLIN: France’s foreign minister called on Saturday for the European Union to move ahead quickly to seal the terms of a British exit, arguing that the other 27 members needed to give the bloc new purpose or risk populism taking hold. “Negotiations have to go quickly in the common interest,” Jean-Marc Ayrault said on his… Read More »