Tag Archives: French

Mourinho tells Martial he needs to see more from French forward

CARRINGTON, England: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent a clear message to French forward Anthony Martial on Wednesday, saying he needs to do more to impress him and comparing his approach unfavourably with that of team-mate Marcus Rashford. It was the latest example of Mourinho going public with his challenges to a player, after his… Read More »

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

PARIS: French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon, the campaign’s one-time front-runner whose poll ratings have plunged amid a financial scandal, stepped… Read More »

Paris merger sends French rugby into chaos

PARIS: Stade Francais players went on strike on Tuesday following the shock announcement of a planned merger with fellow Parisian powerhouse Racing 92, with the chief of the national players’ union calling the fusion “disgusting”. Players and fans reacted angrily to Monday’s announcement, and players’ union chief Robins Tchale-Watchou said the Stade Francais players will… Read More »

French baby dies after taking product to treat Vitamin D deficiency

PARIS: A 10-day-old French baby died on Dec. 21 after getting a dose of a product used to treat Vitamin D deficiencies, said a French medical safety watchdog body late on Monday. The French body said it had not yet established the links between the death of the child – who suffered a cardio-respiratory attack… Read More »

French voters want PM Valls to win left-wing presidential primary – poll

PARIS: French voters want to see Prime Minister Manuel Valls secure the Socialist Party ticket to run for presidential election next year, an opinion poll showed on Friday, hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he would not seek a second term. Valls broadly shares the pro-business leaning that prompted many left-wing voters to turn… Read More »

Fillon wins French conservative ticket for presidential race – partial results

PARIS: Former prime minister Francois Fillon won the conservative ticket for next year’s presidential election in France by a wide margin, beating ex-premier Alain Juppe, partial results of a primaries’ vote showed on Sunday. Fillon won 69.5 percent of the votes based on 2,121 polling stations out of a total 10,228, the election’s organisers said.… Read More »

French Far-right leader hopes for Trump-like win in 2016 election

LONDON: Donald Trump’s election win was a victory of the people against the elite, France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday, adding she hoped the French people would follow suit next year. Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next April but… Read More »

French PM urged to prepare presidential bid if Hollande balks at running

PARIS: Socialist lawmakers are urging Prime Minister Manuel Valls to prepare a run for the French presidency in place of Francois Hollande, whose chances of being re-elected next May they see as increasingly remote. Hollande’s poll ratings have made dismal reading for months. An opinion poll early in October put the Socialist in 12th place… Read More »

French expels Algerian man suspected of militant links

PARIS: France said it expelled an Algerian man on Thursday who was suspected of having links with jihadist networks. Authorities on high alert after a string of militant attacks spotted Andelkrim Mostefai, detained him and sent back to Algeria, the interior ministry said. He was not linked to the similarly named Ismael Omar Mostefai, one… Read More »

French police arrest three in Nice raid after truck attack

PARIS: French police arrested three people in Nice early on Saturday in connection with the probe into the Bastille day attack that killed at least 84 people when a truck rammed into crowds in the Riviera city, police sources said. French authorities were still trying to determine whether the 31-year old Tunisian driver of the… Read More »