Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Thousands of athletes and officials gathered in Incheon on Wednesday as the clock ticked down to Asia's biggest sports spectacular and organisers fretted over low ticket sales.
NEW DELHI: India may have just spent billions of dollars on hi-tech French fighter jets, but experts say it needs to do a lot more if it is going to face up to an increasingly assertive China. The world's top defence importer has signed several big-ticket deals as part of a $100-billion upgrade since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power in 2014. But it has been slow to replace its dwindling fleet of Russian MiG-21s -- dubbed "Flying Coffins" because of their poor safety record. An agreement to buy 36 cutting edge Rafale jets from France's Dassault aims to fix that.
The possibility of a French recession is not exactly new: even the venerable Economist penned an an extensive article - with a humorous cover - over a year ago describing just such a possibility (the French were unamused).
OTTAWA — France’s visiting prime minister says his country supports the election of Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in next month’s U.S. presidential election.
Justin Trudeau, however, wasn’t prepared to go anywhere near as far.
Manuel Valls — the guest of honour Thursday in a welcome ceremony and news conference on Parliament Hill — was categorical on how he saw the November election: Clinton is the preferred choice.
France's nude art models have had enough - protesting low wages and poor working conditions, nude models in Paris went on strike. This is not the first time La Coordination des Modeles has staged protest: back in 2008, they held a naked protest outside Paris' city hall after regulations stripped them of their tip-jar. The models demand equal treatment afforded most French workers, like job security or vacation pay.